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Judge bars alleged gang members from associating (Nashville, TN): Twenty-two young men who are accused in a lawsuit of being involved with a Kurdish gang in Nashville will be restricted from associating with each other, at least temporarily.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 29, 2012
Salinas police piece together gang shootout (Salinas, CA): Citing the ongoing investigation, Salinas police were tight-lipped Friday in releasing more details into a gang-related shootout Thursday which killed one person and wounded two others.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: June 29, 2012
Police target East End gang (Louisville, KY): Two people have been charged in connection with a rash of East End beatings and robberies that police say are gang related.
Source: WHAS11 News Date: June 29, 2012
Fugitive member of Bloods street gang apprehended in Addison County (Burlington, VT): A known member of the Bloods street gang is waiting to be returned to New York after he was arrested in Addison County by a fugitive task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service in Burlington, officials said Friday evening.
Source: Burlington Free Press Date: June 29, 2012
Woodbury County ends gang prevention effort (Sioux City, IA): A Woodbury County program created 12 years ago to curb gang activity is ending. The County Board on Tuesday voted to deauthorize the gang prevention specialist position.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: June 28, 2012
Homicide arrest in York City; killing happened during gang-related dispute, cops say (York City, PA): Ongoing bad blood between members of York City's Parkway and south-side crews erupted in a gun battle last week that killed one man and injured his half-brother, according to police.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: June 28, 2012
Sentencing scheduled for man who shot gang rival (San Diego, CA): A young man who pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a gang rival outside a Lincoln Park liquor store in 2008 is scheduled to be sentenced at the downtown San Diego courthouse Thursday.
Source: 10 News Date: June 28, 2012
Gang member gets 110 years in shooting (Fresno, CA) : Tempers flared Wednesday after a Fresno gang member was sentenced to 110 years to life in prison for a 2008 drive-by shooting that wounded two innocent bystanders, including a promising Washington Union High football player.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 28, 2012
Rahm blasts thugs who killed 7-year-old girl: 'Who raised you?' (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday lashed out at the gang thugs who shot and killed a 7-year-old selling lemonade under her mother’s watch in the latest example of the gang violence that’s driving a 38 percent spike in Chicago homicides.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 28, 2012
Five arrested in stabbing death of Fort Worth man (Fort Worth, TX): Five people, including two juveniles, have been arrested on murder warrants in connection with a crime spree in August that left a 52-year-old homeless man dead.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: June 28, 2012
Chicago police say seizure of eight tons of marijuana will help in combating gang violence (Chicago, IL): Authorities in Chicago on Thursday showed off eight tons of marijuana they found in a tractor-trailer, saying the drug seizure will help with efforts to combat gang violence in the nation’s third-largest city.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 28, 2012
Korean street gang leaders indicted in extortion (Fairfax County, VA): The leaders of a suspected Korean street gang in Fairfax County are accused of beating up and threatening to extort business owners in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: June 28, 2012
Prison for gang members (Schenectady, NY): Three members of a Shenectady street gang were sentenced this week to lengthy federal prison terms on racketeering charges, while a fourth member pleaded guilty to the same crime, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney General's Office in the Northern New York District.
Source: Times Union Date: June 28, 2012
Gang member convicted in San Pablo slayings (San Pablo, CA): A jury on Wednesday convicted a West Contra Costa County gang member on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder for his role in a San Pablo killing spree nearly five years ago.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 28, 2012
Gang Task Force hears from community leaders (Albany, GA): In a role reversal, the Gang Task Force and Violence Prevention meeting involved members hearing from community leaders’ regarding work of the Albany Police Department Gang Unit.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: June 28, 2012
Four wounded in shooting near Salinas shopping center (Salinas, CA): Four people were shot outside a Salinas shopping center on Thursday in a gang attack that injured two bystanders more than 70 feet away, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 28, 2012
Group brings back gang hotline as violence increases (Memphis, TN): A brutal gang attack caught on camera prompted city officials to bring a gang hotline back to Memphis. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is joining the fight against gang crime by providing the community with the necessary resources to prevent it.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: June 28, 2012
Lynden fair: No gang members allowed after last year's shootings (Lynden, WA): Gang members won't be allowed at the Northwest Washington Fair in August - a security decision officials made after last year's violent gang fight.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 27, 2012
Both sides wary as CeaseFire recruited to help curtail shootings (Chicago, IL): Faced with a surge in homicides, the city of Chicago has taken the unprecedented step of giving the anti-violence group CeaseFire a $1 million grant in hopes an organization staffed largely by ex-felons can help police curtail summer violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 27, 2012
Drug sweep nets gang members (Wichita Falls, TX): One of the biggest drug busts in Wichita Falls history netted charges against 30 members of a local gang. Interim Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego called a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce the sweep, which he called a long-term investigation involving local police and the FBI.
Source: Times Record News Date: June 27, 2012
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