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Three men guilty of gang racketeering in LA projects (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors say three members of a South Los Angeles gang have been found guilty of using violence and intimidation to control housing projects.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 17, 2012
Fresno police say gang violence, homicide rate increasing (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are investigating the city's latest murder. They also say the streets of Fresno have become increasingly violent over the past few months.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: July 17, 2012
Chicago police get high-tech to fight area gangs (Chicago, IL): This week the Superintendent Garry McCarthy launched what he is calling the Gang Violence Reduction Strategy. This week the Superintendent Garry McCarthy launched what he is calling the Gang Violence Reduction Strategy.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: July 17, 2012
Springfield addresses growing gang issues (Springfield, TN): As many small Middle Tennessee towns deal with more big-city problems, Springfield is tackling the issue of gang activity head-on.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: July 17, 2012
Two shot at anti-gang Summer Night Lights program in Sun Valley (Los Angeles, CA): Two young men working for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's anti-gang initiative were shot in Sun Valley during a Summer Night Lights event last week. The incident marked the first act of such violence against employees of the anti-gang program, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: July 17, 2012
Police arrest five in series of shootings (Hollister, CA): Hollister police officers arrest three men suspected of shooting firearms near downtown Hollister in what officers say could be gang-related incidents. The officers also arrested two other men for burglary, in what they also believe to be a gang-related crime.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: July 17, 2012
Ex-gang member urges inmates to reform (Chattanooga, TN): A pulsing energy seemed follow Victor Woods as he walked the halls of the Hamilton County Jail. The 48-year-old former Gangster Disciple entered a small, pale-blue room where 15 inmates in orange and red jail garb sat. He sat down with them. Then he pleaded with them to change their lives.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: July 16, 2012
NOPD targets group violence, gangs across city (New Orleans, LA): As violence across New Orleans continues, authorities believe groups of criminals are carrying out some of the attacks. "Whatever term you choose, whether it be gangs or loosely associated groups of kids, there are clearly numbers of kids who come together, identify with a certain piece of land and then use that as a way to kind of make themselves feel stronger and better," said NOPD Supt. Ronal Serpas.
Source: WWLTV.com Date: July 16, 2012
Study of Omaha gangs offends officials, may not be released (Omaha, NE): Omaha Police Department officers have dropped suspected gang members in their rivals' territory. Police have harassed suspected gang members with questionable traffic stops. Authorities have interfered with the work of local gang interventionists.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: July 16, 2012
Sentencing set in gang stabbing (Wenatchee, WA): An 18-year-old Wenatchee man will be sentenced later this week after pleading guilty to the 2011 stabbing of a rival gangmember.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: July 16, 2012
Chicago gang database intends to predict and prevent further violence (Chicago, IL): Traveling with Chicago police in the gang-infested 7th District, we didn't have to wait long before an alert came over the radio: "There's a guy lying in the middle of the street, looks like he's been shot."
Source: FOX News Date: July 16, 2012
Street gang member sentenced on heroin trafficking charges (Wilkes Barre, PA): A member of the G-Stone Crip street gang was sentenced Monday to state prison on charges he peddled heroin in the area for more than two years.
Source: The Times Leader Date: July 16, 2012
Hollister police arrest five in gang-related shootings throughout the city (Hollister, CA): The Hollister Police Department is investigating a series of shootings that have occurred over the past two days and appear to be gang-related.
Source: KION 46 News Date: July 16, 2012
Bloods suspects remain jailed after bond hearing (Columbia, SC): None of the alleged members or associates of Columbia's Bloods Street gang indicted and jailed last week will be getting out on bond any time soon.
Source: The State Date: July 16, 2012
Final Vice Lords figure sentenced in Nashville, Murfreesboro slayings (Nashville, TN): The dominant figure in a Vice Lords gang murder case received three consecutive life sentences last week, bringing the case to an end nearly three years after the first indictments.
Source: The Tennessean Date: July 16, 2012
Region known as good market for drugs (Wilkes Barre, PA): This region is a magnet for drug traffickers, an expert in gang assessment said. That's because of a network of highways and interstates crossing the landscape, a dozen low-income apartment complexes within a 12-mile radius and six colleges and universities in one county.
Source: Times Leader Date: July 15, 2012
Kids hear plea to avoid gangs in Memphis (Memphis, TN): "If any of you here today are in a gang, you will go to prison soon," Chambers told a group of at-risk children living near the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis branch at 1100 Vollintine. "Bloods, Crips, Vice Lords, G-Ds — whatever you call yourself, we don't have a place for you in the city of Memphis."
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: July 15, 2012
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says rural gangs are spreading (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: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: July 15, 2012
Three teens charged in videotaped fatal attack on disabled man (Chicago, IL): It was a move that was as dumb as it was callous, according to a prosecutor’s account. But a teenage gang member's decision to let his buddy film him as he fatally punched a 62-year-old disabled man in the jaw came back to haunt him, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 15, 2012
Four alleged gang members arrested (Napa, CA): Four alleged gang participants were arrested late Saturday night in Napa on various charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of a fight, police said.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: July 15, 2012
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