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Woman caught in crossfire in South Shore neighborhood (Chicago, IL): A 61-year-old woman standing on a street corner was seriously wounded when she was "caught in the crossfire" in the South Shore neighborhood, where police say gang rivalries have been flaring.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 21, 2012
Gang member attacked and severely beaten after shooting rival (Chicago, IL) : Justice of a sort came quickly for a 19-year-old gang member Monday night. After the 19-year-old gang member shot a rival gang member in Humboldt Park, he was attacked and severely beaten.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: August 21, 2012
Four Montgomery Bloods gang members get 2,000 months in prison (Montgomery, AL): Four members of the Bloods street gang were sentenced Tuesday to a total of 2094 months in prison before Chief United States District Judge Keith Watkins for their involvement in a series of violent crimes.
Source: WAFF 48 News Date: August 21, 2012
San Jose sees spike in violent crimes (San Jose, CA): It has been a bloody summer for San Jose and the violence is continuing, with the city logging its 29th murder on Monday night.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: August 21, 2012
Operation Padlock in Camden targets drug, gang activity (Camden, NJ): Police and other authorities have named 37 people they’ve arrested in the early days of a crackdown on drug and gang activity in the city. Operation Padlock - an effort to battle potential drug, weapons and gang-related activity in the area - began Aug. 14.
Source: Gloucester County Times Date: August 21, 2012
To counter gangs, Springfield adopts tactics from war zones (Springfield, MA): US soldiers’ strategies to stop insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have found a new application in an odd place: a tough neighborhood in Springfield. State and local police, led by troopers who learned counterinsurgency in foreign war zones, are using similar techniques here, in an attempt to combat gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 20, 2012
'Car to car' gang shootout in Norwalk results in one being shot four times (Norwalk, CA): A wild gang-related shooting on the streets of Norwalk on Saturday has resulted in two arrests in an incident that had a portion of the community blocked off for several hours near John Glenn High School.
Source: Los Cerritos Community News Date: August 20, 2012
22-year-old gunned down in Ville St. Pierre (Montreal, QC): The rattle of gunfire made Pierre duck for a moment. He was sitting in his Ville St. Pierre backyard Friday night when he heard the shots. There were six in all, he said, two in quick succession and another four after that.
Source: The Gazette Date: August 20, 2012
Police plumb social media for guides to gangs in city (Toledo, OH): In a video uploaded to YouTube, a man boasts in a rap that "I don't talk about the murder" and claims to invoke fear in people around the city. "I got a whopper in my pocket, I ain't talkin' 'bout a burger," he continues as the camera pans to show a revolver in his hand.
Source: The Blade Date: August 20, 2012
'Nothing stops a bullet like a job' (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga's gang task force is working on more than 40 projects to suppress gang violence, using as laboratories everything from a doctor's office to a nature camp and tools ranging from books to jobs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: August 20, 2012
ACLU condemns broad court ruling against Utah gang (Salt Lake City, UT) : The ACLU condemned as too far-reaching Monday's court ruling that permanently bans members of an Ogden street gang from associating with one another in public anywhere in the northern Utah city.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 20, 2012
Ogden gang injunction made permanent; appeal expected (Ogden, UT): A controversial injunction against an Ogden street gang is now permanent. On Monday, 2nd District Judge Ernie W. Jones granted a permanent injunction against the street gang Ogden Trece, also known as Centro City Locos.
Source: Deseret News Date: August 20, 2012
Final suspect in gang stabbing gets four years (Wenatchee, WA): The final defendant accused of carrying out a gang-related knife attack in 2011 was sentenced last week to four years in prison.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: August 20, 2012
Santa Rosa man gets life sentence for gang slaying (Santa Rosa, CA): A 23-year-old Santa Rosa man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for gunning down a rival gang member on a South Park neighborhood street in 2009.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: August 20, 2012
Prisoners argue right to document gang violence (Anne Arundel County, MD): Four prisoners being held for life or long terms at a Jessup prison argued in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court for their right to be photographed and interviewed by the media about a program they created to reduce gang violence.
Source: Capital Gazette Date: August 20, 2012
Gang member sentenced to more than 18 years for robbery, pedestrian hit-and-run in Richmond (Martinez, CA): A West Contra Costa County gang member was sentenced Friday to more than 18 years in state prison for hitting a homeless man with a car while fleeing a Richmond street robbery.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 20, 2012
Gang-related homicides in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): People are killing people and we're seeing an increase in those numbers. Little Rock police officers worked more than 30 homicides so far this year and we're only eight months in. So what's the cause and what can be done?
Source: KTHV 11 News Date: August 20, 2012
Montgomery brothers stabbed in fight charged with starting it (Montgomery, IL): Two brothers from Montgomery who were stabbed Saturday in Villa Park were charged with inciting the allegedly gang-related fight.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: August 20, 2012
Non-gang victim targeted in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Can being in a certain age range in parts of Monterey County, put a target on your head? Central Coast News found out just how dangerous it is to simply be a young man living in the county. We took a look at how you don't have to be in a gang to become a victim of gang violence.
Source: KION 46 News Date: August 20, 2012
Local gang leader Alfredo Castro sentenced for 14 years (Boise, ID): The leader and founding member of a street gang in Idaho and Oregon was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison for racketeering, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: August 20, 2012
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