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Toronto gangs smaller, looser – but packing more heat (Toronto, ON): Toronto's organized crime is anything but. The city's gangs are smaller, their members more loosely organized than they were 20 years ago. They're also more lethal: The number of homicides classified as "gang-related" has risen since the 1990s.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: June 8, 2012
Banning High School targeted by gangs in graffiti incident (Banning, CA) : Banning police are investigating a gang crime at Banning High School in which multiple parts of the school were tagged with graffiti this week.
Source: Banning-BeaumontPatch Date: June 8, 2012
Charges in 8-year-old's shooting point to gang dispute (St. Paul, MN): The stray bullet that grazed an 8-year-old boy in St. Paul's Frogtown last month was part of a gang dispute, according to charges filed in the case.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 8, 2012
Roanoke teen gets 10 years for gang crime spree (Roanoke, VA): A second Roanoke teen who took part in a gang's crime spree late last year was sentenced Wednesday on gun and theft charges and will spend 10 years in prison.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: June 7, 2012
Local authorities hail gang-fighting measure (Chicago, IL): Local law enforcement Wednesday touted a state anti-racketeering bill awaiting the governor's signature, saying it would enable local authorities to finally go after street gangs' top leaders.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 7, 2012
Jury selection begins in gang trial (Cleveland, OH): Jury selection for the trial of the six members of Youngstown's one-time largest street gang still remaining in the case began Wednesday in Cleveland.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: June 7, 2012
ATF and Detroit Tigers celebrate 18-year "G.R.E.A.T." partnership (Detroit, MI): Special Agent in Charge David L. McCain of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced that today's baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians marks an 18-year partnership between ATF and the Detroit Tigers Organization with the Gang Resistance Education and Training "G.R.E.A.T." anti-gang program.
Source: PRNewswire Date: June 7, 2012
Lennox gang member, 55, gets 10 years for racketeering (Los Angeles, CA): The final defendant to plead guilty in a federal crackdown on a Lennox street gang was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for his part in the criminal organization.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: June 7, 2012
Witness claims threats in refusal to testify (Nashville, TN): A Somali man who refused to testify against gang members in a sex trafficking trial in Nashville told a judge that he was assaulted and informed that gang members would get him if he snitched.
Source: WFMJ News Date: June 7, 2012
Santa Ana violent gang crime reported down 40%: Here's why (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana police officials say they have seen a near 40 percent decrease in violent gang crime so far this year and hope to keep gang killings at levels not seen in more than a decade.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 7, 2012
Wyandanch teenager sentenced in gang murder (Suffolk County, NY): If anything good comes from her son's murder, a Wyandanch mother said it would be that his teenage killer's tough sentence sends a message to her crime-ridden community.
Source: Newsday Date: June 7, 2012
Gang trio faces charges for severe beatings (Horizon City, TX): An assault that occured on Chaucer Street in Sparks, NM led to the arrest of three individuals. Sheriff's Deputies received information that two victims were transported to a hospital for life-threatening injuries.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9 Date: June 7, 2012
N.C. House sends gang-suppression bill sought by Fayetteville police to Gov. Perdue (Fayetteville, NC): The state House on Wednesday evening sent to the governor a bill that would make it easier for police agencies to use civil lawsuits to pressure street gangs into obeying the law.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: June 7, 2012
Gang-related shooting draws sentence of 32 years to life (Sacramento, CA): A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for attempted murder of a rival gang member.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 7, 2012
Over 300 law enforcement officers attend anti-gang conference in OKC (Oklahoma City, OK): More than 300 law enforcement officers from across Oklahoma and the country are in Northwest Oklahoma City, Thursday, sharing how they are combating gangs and gang activity in their communities.
Source: KWTV News 9 Date: June 7, 2012
Authorities charge youth in suspected gang-related graffiti case (Helena, MT): Recent vandalism at a Helena elementary school has authorities investigating the possible presence of a gang known as the Juggalos in the area. Last week, the principal at Jim Darcy School reported graffiti on the main building of the school and a basketball court. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said the tagging in black spray paint included "Juggalo 4 Life" "J4LICP" and "Woop Woop."
Source: Independent Record Date: June 7, 2012
19-year-old arrested in Tulare Memorial Day shooting; gang activity suspected (Tulare, CA): A Tulare man was arrested Wednesday in relation to the attempted murder of an 18-year-old woman who was shot in the legs while riding her bicycle in the 200 block of West Alpine Street May 27, according to a Tulare Police Department news release.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 7, 2012
Santa Ana top cop's legacy: fighting gangs (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters is leaving a legacy of being a tough fighter of gang violence. He's leaving as police chief after nearly 25 years to become Santa Ana city manager and police commissioner.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: June 7, 2012
New day and night curfew set for Hollister students (Hollister, CA): Hoping to stop gang violence, the city of Hollister approved a new day and night time curfew.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 7, 2012
Valley conference focuses on Arizona gangs (Tempe, AZ): Hundreds of men and women with the job of keeping us safe from gang activity joined forces in the Valley this week. Officials from police agencies around the state were looking for ways to keep those gangs from committing crimes in our neighborhoods.
Source: KNXV 15 News Date: June 7, 2012
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