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A hard fall for lawyer who struggled to escape gang life (Los Angeles, CA): On an unseasonably warm day in May 1997, Isaac Guillen marched in a stream of graduates to collect a diploma marking a new stage in his life: Juris Doctor.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 5, 2012
Gang-related shooting leaves man, pony dead in 'Little Mexico' (Alamo, TX): Investigators continue to search for a suspected gang member who killed a man and a pony and left another man in critical condition Monday night.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: June 5, 2012
Gang-related shooting panics shoppers (Toronto, ON): The investigation into a shooting rampage that set off a mass panic at Toronto's Eaton Centre focused Sunday on one man that police said they believe was behind the attack.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: June 4, 2012
Gangs in the Valley (Burley, ID): Gerry Gallegos has scars on his arms from being sliced with a knife and one on his left eyebrow caused by a blow from brass knuckles. Once a teenage gang member, Gallegos is now a family man who produces and records his own rap music, and holds down a full-time job. "I got one good chance," he said of his exit from gang life.
Source: Times-News Date: June 4, 2012
Seven arrested after gang fights break out at Massachusetts high school graduation (Brockton, MA): Gang-related violence erupted at a high school graduation ceremony in Massachusetts, with three fights breaking out and seven men arrested.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News Date: June 4, 2012
City steps up anti-graffiti effort (San Mateo, CA): Gang activity is on an uptick in San Mateo and with competition for turf, the gangs are using graffiti more and more to mark their territories as a warning to rivals. But it is not just gang members blighting the city, that job also belongs to crews of young taggers who seek fame with each other — by tagging up practically everything in sight with paint or magic markers.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: June 4, 2012
Experts: Quest for fame moves gang wars from back alleys into the open (Toronto, ON): Toronto police called the shooter who opened fire in a downtown mall Saturday "one idiot with a gun." But some gang experts argue public shootings like the one at the Eaton Centre that left one man dead and several other people wounded are part of an effort by gang leaders to make themselves look like anything but idiots.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: June 4, 2012
Cities across the USA fight to control street gangs (Washington, DC): The recent surge in violence that left 10 dead in Chicago during the Memorial Day weekend underscores a continuing national struggle to control criminal gangs whose numbers continue to grow even as violent crime has declined throughout much of the nation.
Source: USA Today Date: June 4, 2012
Police: Alleged gang member brandishes knife after confrontation at Seabright restaurant (Santa Cruz, CA): A 22-year-old Santa Cruz man was arrested Sunday night after reportedly walking up to a man in a restaurant and challenging him to fight because the man was wearing red, a color worn by a rival gang, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 4, 2012
Robbery may be tied to street gang (Evanston, IL) : Evanston Police arrested a 21-year-old man from Winthrop Harbor Friday in connection with an alleged robbery at the Citgo gas station in the 2400 block of Dempster Street.
Source: EvanstonPatch Date: June 4, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Utah gang injunction lawsuit (Salt Lake City, UT): The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal seeking to overturn an injunction levied against an Ogden street gang.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 4, 2012
Gang fight mars Fallbrook carnival (Fallbrook, CA): Witnesses to a weekend gang fight that marred a carnival at Fallbrook High School were urged to contact authorities Monday.
Source: 10 News Date: June 4, 2012
Defendants in South Mississippi gun-trafficking case plead not guilty in Gulfport court appearance (Gulfport, MS) : U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Roper on Monday denied bond for seven defendants accused of trafficking guns that went to the Simon City Royals street gang.
Source: Sun Herald Date: June 4, 2012
16-year-old wounded in early-morning shooting (Anaheim, CA): A 16-year-old boy was shot and injured during an apparent gang-related shooting early Monday morning, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 4, 2012
Brawl reportedly has gang connections (Colusa, CA): Law enforcement officials are saying a Thursday night brawl involving as many as 14 young men with suspected ties to the Sureños and Norteños does not necessarily mean an escalation of gang activity in the county.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald Date: June 4, 2012
Tulare police launch gang crackdown (Tulare, CA): A two-day gang prevention detail netted nine arrests in Tulare. Sgt. Darron Altermatt said the detail was in response to last weekend's activity that left one man dead and four people — three men and a woman — injured.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 4, 2012
Man sentenced in gang-related gunfire incident (Bloomington, IN): An 18-year-old Bloomington man was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for aggravated discharge of a firearm in what police believe was a gang-related incident last summer.
Source: The Pantagraph Date: June 4, 2012
Seaside police say man shot in gang-related shooting (Seaside, CA): A man was shot twice in the leg Sunday night in a suspected gang-related shooting, Seaside police report. Officers found the victim with two leg wounds when they responded to a 911 call about 9:40 p.m. in the 900 block of Amador Avenue, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 4, 2012
Central American gang MS-13 cuts swath of murder and mayhem across Long Island (Long Island, NY): Near midnight on March 17, 2010, Mario Alberto Canton Quijada—known as "Baby Blue"—sat in the back seat of a Ford Explorer as his fellow gang members drove it down to the beach in Far Rockaway, Queens.
Source: The Daily Beast Date: June 3, 2012
Safe haven to keep Yakima's teens away from gangs (Yakima, WA): A new safe haven for kids could help stop gang violence in Yakima. You've seen it, you've heard it, but with each act of gang violence, Yakima police are turning to safety. Groups like YPAL are a start.
Source: KIMA News Date: June 3, 2012
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