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Man gets 238 years in L.A. hate-crime slaying of teenage girl (Los Angeles, CA): The last defendant in the hate-crime killing of 14-year-old Cheryl Green was sentenced Wednesday to 238 years to life in prison.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 22, 2012
Oakland man guilty of killing two to impress gang (Oakland, CA): An Oakland man has been convicted of murdering two people outside a public housing complex in what prosecutors called an attempt to impress fellow gang members.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 22, 2012
Five injured in McCormick Co. prison fight (McCormick County, SC): Four inmates and a corrections officer are all recovering after a prison brawl turned violent. The fight happened Wednesday night at McCormick County Correctional Institution in South Carolina. Authorities say several inmates used homemade knives to stab each other.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: June 22, 2012
Man linked to killing of three in Easton busted in drug raid (Easton, PA): A man linked to a triple homicide in Easton has found himself in more trouble. Josh Oliver was arrested Friday morning during a pair of drug raids in Easton.
Source: WFMZ 69 News Date: June 22, 2012
Arrest made after two men shot on street corner (Stockton, CA): A 19-year-old known gang member was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with a deadly shooting at a Stockton street corner.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: June 22, 2012
San Jose police, victim's family make plea for help to curb gang, youth violence (San Jose, CA): At a Friday news conference spurred by an uptick in gang violence, San Jose's most powerful officials talked about improved community outreach, police funding struggles, and efforts to save the city's youth from the clutches of gang life.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 22, 2012
Angels outfielder donates to anti-gang program (Anaheim, CA): Angels outfielder Torii Hunter surprised the Orange County District Attorney's Office Friday with a $50,000 donation to the Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership, which supports programs to keep children in school and out of gangs, according to a news release.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 22, 2012
TPD Gang Unit beefing up patrols (Toledo, OH): After a deadly spike in gang violence this week, Toledo Police continue to beef up patrols going into the weekend. 13 ABC went on a ride-a-long with the Gang Unit on Friday as the unit steps up efforts to anticipate and suppress any retaliation.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News Date: June 22, 2012
Police hope new law will help fight gangs (Shelby, NC): Less than two months ago, bullets peppered a Jeep Cherokee in a drive-by shooting on U.S. 74 near Wal-Mart. Devosia Chapman, 22, was struck and killed, and two men were arrested and charged with murder. Prosecutors and police say the shooting was gang-related.
Source: The Star Date: June 22, 2012
US Marshals give $850K to NoVa gang task force seized in gambling raid at Vietnamese center (Alexandria, VA): U.S. Marshals on Friday gave a regional gang task force in northern Virginia more than $850,000 in funds seized during a controversial gambling raid last year at the Eden Center in Falls Church, a hub of Vietnamese culture in the region.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 22, 2012
Gang members sentenced to life for Rancho Cordova murders (Rancho Cordova, CA): Two gang members were sentenced to life in prison for murdering three young men in Rancho Cordova last year.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: June 22, 2012
Boy, 15, shot multiple times in Ashburn neighborhood (Chicago, IL): A 15-year-old boy was wounded multiple times Wednesday night in a shooting on the city's Southwest Side, Chicago police said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 21, 2012
Mayor Wharton challenges kids to head off guns, gangs (Cordova, TN): If only stopping youth gun violence could be as easy as a concise fire safety slogan like "Stop, drop and roll." "There will be more kids hurt by violence this year than will be hurt by fires," Memphis Mayor A C Wharton told 175 summer campers Wednesday at the Bert Ferguson Community Center in Cordova.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: June 21, 2012
Assault rifle conviction dropped for Charter of Rights violation (Abbotsford, BC): An Abbotsford gang associate caught with an AK-47 in the trunk of his car has had four convictions for possessing firearms overturned by the B.C. Court of Appeal.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: June 21, 2012
One hurt, arrested after gang members exchange shots in San Jose (San Jose, CA): Rival gang members fired shots at one another just after 10 p.m. Tuesday in San Jose, police said, with one 17-year-old male struck by a bullet then treated for his injury and arrested on a warrant.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 21, 2012
Police spring into action after nine people shot, two fatally in 24 hours (Toledo, OH): The most violent short-term period in recent history prompted Toledo police Chief Derrick Diggs to reassign officers on Wednesday, sending additional patrols into neighborhoods burdened with gang activity to enforce a "zero-tolerance" policy.
Source: The Blade Date: June 21, 2012
Details released on gang sweep (Tulare, CA): Tulare police released Wednesday details about a gang suppression detail completed last week in response to a spike in shootings and gang activity.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 21, 2012
Police believe shooting of Tulsa man is gang-related (Tulsa, OK): A shooting near 51st and Memorial sent a man to a hospital Wednesday evening. Tulsa Police say the man was shot twice during a fight outside his apartment building.
Source: NewsOn6.com Date: June 21, 2012
Two more suspects arrested in beating (El Paso, TX): El Paso County sheriff's detectives have arrested two more men in connection with a gang-related assault in which two men were seriously injured earlier this month in Sparks, officials said Wednesday.
Source: El Paso Times Date: June 21, 2012
Recent arrests bring attention to east Hillsborough gang activity (Tampa, FL): A known gang member walked up to a federal investigator. Go ahead, he said to the agent. Search me. The gang member knew the encounter would happen no matter who approached whom.
Source: Tampa Bay Times Date: June 21, 2012
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