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In Chicago hospital, "collateral damage" of gang war never subsides (Chicago, IL): Violent crime in America has fallen for six straight years, with homicides last year down nearly 6 percent. But in Chicago, there have been 275 homicides this year, most of them gang related. The nation's third-largest city had 17 shootings this past weekend alone.
Source: CBS News Date: July 9, 2012
D.C. man charged in July 4 gang-related shooting (Washington, DC): D.C. police believe three people are responsible for a gang-related shooting on July 4 that killed a 19-year-old man and injured three others in Northwest, according to a police affidavit filed in the case.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 9, 2012
Sheriff slams 'thugs' in gang-related First Friday shooting, tells merchants to pay up or shut it down (Augusta, GA): Augusta's First Friday shooting is now considered gang related. Augusta mayor Deke Copenhaver and Sheriff Ronnie Strength are speaking out about where to go from here.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: July 9, 2012
Despagne pleads guilty in gang-related homicide (Salisbury, MD): A 17-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday morning as part of a plea agreement with Wicomico County State's Attorney's office.
Source: The Daily Times Date: July 9, 2012
Mayor Emanuel announces initiative to prevent gang activity in and around vacant buildings (Chicago, IL): Mayor Emanuel today announced a new initiative between the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Department of Buildings that will help the city identify, secure, and in some cases demolish vacant buildings, to stop gangs from using these buildings as gathering places and centers for illegal activity.
Source: Hispanically Speaking News Date: July 9, 2012
Beaverton teen sentenced to more than seven years for gang shooting (Beaverton, OR): A Washington County judge sent a Beaverton teen to prison for 7 1/2 years after he admitted Monday to shooting at rival gang members last year, injuring one of them.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 9, 2012
City's list of 'flagged businesses' includes just four directly tied to gang or drug activity (Chicago, IL): They’re "conduits for criminal activity," creating the conditions in which street gangs thrive, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 9, 2012
Chicago police, Ceasefire prepare for partnership (Chicago, IL): Derrick House, Frederick Seaton and Napoleon English know all too well about the violence that is plaguing the streets of Chicago. Each man has spent time in prison; two of them for murder.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: July 9, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Chicago's rising gang violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks with Scott Pelley about what it will take to curb rising gang violence in Chicago.
Source: CBS News Date: July 9, 2012
Gang violence surges in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Doctors and paramedics throughout the Windy City have had their hands full with a recent spike in gang-related violence, with victims as young as 7-years-old caught in the crossfire.
Source: CBS News Date: July 9, 2012
Long Beach kicks off its Summer Night Lights anti-gang program (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach launches its third annual Summer Night Lights program Monday evening. The anti-gang program, similar to one in Los Angeles, helps to keep kids busy and off the streets.
Source: SCPR News Date: July 9, 2012
Greeley gang member gets 128 years in shooting of two people (Greeley, CO) : A gang member who shot and wounded two people in Greeley last year was sentenced Monday to 128 years in prison.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: July 9, 2012
Alleged Las Cruces gang member sentenced for robbing elderly couple at gunpoint (Las Cruces, NM): An alleged member of the East Side Locos street gang will serve at least 10 years in prison for pointing a shotgun at an elderly couple and robbing them last fall outside a Las Cruces pharmacy.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: July 9, 2012
Gang violence triples in Tennessee's small towns (Springfield, TN): A group of young men stand on a street corner, across from the Bransford Youth Center, near a house suspected of being a gang hangout.
Source: The Tennessean Date: July 8, 2012
20 wounded in weekend violence; McCarthy cites progress in crime fight (Chicago, IL): Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Sunday cited progress in reducing violent crime in Chicago but made it clear he’s far from declaring victory over gangs.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 8, 2012
Gang ties eyed in Haverhill shooting (Haverhill, MA): A 27-year-old Haverhill man told police he was standing at the corner of Moulton Way and Wingate Street early yesterday morning when he heard the sound of gun shots, then realized that he'd been shot in the groin.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: July 8, 2012
Gang feud that killed Nizzel grew for months (Minneapolis, MN): The bullet that killed 5-year-old Nizzel George last month in the home where he was staying came through the wall in an instant, but the events that led to his murder began at least 10 months earlier, according to an internal police report obtained by the Star Tribune.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 8, 2012
Police on alert as gang strife flares (Calgary, AB): When gunmen wounded an FOB gang associate in a northeast Calgary restaurant July 1 and killed an innocent man dining nearby, it had parallels to one of the darkest chapters in the city's recent history.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: July 8, 2012
Hybrid gangs present new challenges for Wichita police (Wichita, KS): The lines are blurring in gangland. Once upon a time, Bloods and Crips squared off in battles over turf or women or in retaliation for something their rivals had done.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 8, 2012
Pondering solitary future for gangster held in isolation for years (Florence, CO): The plea bargaining was long and difficult. The defendant, Peter Rollock, the leader of a Bronx narcotics gang, had been charged in seven killings. Federal prosecutors wanted the death penalty; any plea deal would have to include a mandatory life sentence.
Source: The New York Times Date: July 8, 2012
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