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Evansville seeing another rise in gang activity (Evansville, IN): Evansville Police say they're seeing another rise in gang activity across the city. The department doesn't want a repeat of last summer's violence so they say they're being pro-active and tackling the issue head-on.
Source: WFIE 14 News Date: June 12, 2012
Chief says police are closing in on gangs; Council member wants answers (Rochester, NY): Heat in the streets set the backdrop for a violent Rochester weekend. Separate shootings on Wilkins Street and North Clinton Avenue left one dead and two in the hospital. "I get calls all the time regarding those activities and it's disturbing," said Jacklyn Ortiz, City Council.
Source: TWC News Date: June 12, 2012
Officials defend gang injunction as effective tool in Ogden (Ogden, UT): The Ogden Trece Injunction appears to be working, taking the bang out of gang-banging and nocturnal trouble-making. Pre- and post-injunction statistics released for the first time at the injunction's trial Tuesday show gang crime is down in the city, while officials testify Trece members are not out and about like they used to be.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: June 12, 2012
Suspected gang member charged in LA pastor murder (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County prosecutors say they've charged a suspected gang member with gunning down a youth pastor in Venice.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 12, 2012
Benito Gomez convicted of murder, assault (Walla Walla, WA): A Superior Court jury has convicted a local man of murdering a rival gang member and shooting at other people in a confrontation last year in an alley in the west end of town.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: June 12, 2012
Two others accused in Gulfport gun-trafficking case orderd held without bond (Gulfport, MS): The last of 15 suspects in a federal gun-trafficking case involving alleged associates or members of the Simon City Royals street gang will remain jailed pending trial.
Source: Sun Herald Date: June 12, 2012
Gang wars at the root of Chicago's high murder rate (Chicago, IL): There are 228 dead: That's the number of murders this year in Chicago. It's nearly twice as many as the number of Americans lost on the battlefields of Afghanistan over these last six months. And the number of deaths is up 35 percent over the same period last year.
Source: CBS News Date: June 12, 2012
Southwest Side teen who survived previous shooting dies in weekend violence (Chicago, IL): Joseph Briggs often looked over his shoulder after being wounded in a shooting last year near his Southwest Side home. The 16-year-old died this weekend in another shooting, this time on his doorstep.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 11, 2012
Four dead in Sacramento gang shooting (Sacramento, CA): Four people, including two ethnic Hmong shamans, were killed in a gang-related shooting in California's capital of Sacramento, officials and media said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters Date: June 11, 2012
Man wounded in Sunnyside gang shooting (Sunnyside, WA): Police believe a shooting that seriously wounded a 21-year-old man in Sunnyside was gang motivated.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: June 11, 2012
Edwin Ramos gets three life terms without parole (San Francisco, CA) : Edwin Ramos was sentenced Monday to three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the 2008 slayings of a father and two of his sons in San Francisco.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 11, 2012
Gang member accused in Calif. attack that killed four (Sacramento, CA): Police identified a paroled gang member today as the suspect in a late-night weekend assault that left four people dead, including the gunman, in a Sacramento home, authorities said.
Source: Boston Herald Date: June 11, 2012
New Illinois law beefs up street gangs prosecution (Chicago, IL): An Illinois law giving local authorities the power to go after street gangs as criminal organizations took effect Monday, a move prosecutors and police said bolsters efforts at reducing crime in the nation's third largest city.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: June 11, 2012
Costa Mesa police seek suspected gang members in beating (Costa Mesa, CA): Costa Mesa police continued their search Monday for suspected Santa Ana gang members involved in a weekend beating.
Source: Daily Pilot Date: June 11, 2012
Macon committee: mayor’s office should take charge of anti-gang effort (Macon, GA): A resolution to make the Macon mayor's office the "lead agency" on gang-reduction and youth intervention programs got through the city Public Safety Committee by 4-1 on Monday, an early step in committee Chairman Virgil Watkins' drive to adopt federal guidelines for those programs.
Source: The Telegraph Date: June 11, 2012
Four wounded in gang-related gunfire in Fresno (Fresno, TX): Authorities are investigating what appears to be gang-related shooting that left four people wounded at a house in Fresno Friday night.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: June 11, 2012
Manteca man wounded in gang-related shooting (Manteca, CA): Manteca police are investigating what they are calling a gang-related shooting Sunday night near West Yosemite Avenue and Union Road.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: June 11, 2012
15-year-olds charged in Elgin murder (Elgin, IL): Two 15-year-olds have been charged with murder in connection to a gang-related shooting that killed a 16-year-old Elgin teen Thursday night.
Source: Daily Herald Date: June 11, 2012
Gangs in Myrtle Beach recruit young members (Myrtle Beach, SC): There are more than 1.4 million gang members involved in crime according to the FBI, and it's estimated that two out of every five of those members, is a teenager or a child.
Source: WMBF News Date: June 11, 2012
Gang shootings — and homicides — still rare in Elgin (Elgin, IL): For the second year in a row, this city of 105,000 got almost halfway through the year without a single person being murdered. This year, it happened last Thursday, June 7, when 16-year-old Nestor A. Alvarado of Elgin was killed in what police believe to be a gang shooting. But statistics show that gang shootings remain relatively rare in Elgin, and that they account for only a small percentage of the homicides.
Source: The Courier-News Date: June 11, 2012
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