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Chicago woman admits to role in 2006 gang-related slaying (Hammond, IN): A Chicago woman agreed to plead guilty to having knowledge of a gang-related murder but not telling authorities, federal court records show.
Source: The Times Date: August 7, 2012
Gunning for gangs (Ottawa, ON): Gangs are more violent, intimidating and carry more guns with the aim of settling scores. And Ottawa's top cop says he's aiming to stop the brazen gunplay.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: August 7, 2012
Sunnyvale DPS discusses topic of gangs at neighborhood meeting (Sunnyvale, CA): Gang enforcement in the city of Sunnyvale was one of the main topics at the Sunnyvale Neighborhood Associations' quarterly meeting on Aug. 6. While there was not a significant incident which led to this request, Capt. David Verbrugge said there has been an "uptick" in gang graffiti in the summer.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 7, 2012
Ed Lee drops stop-frisk plan amid uproar (San Francisco, CA): Mayor Ed Lee has dropped plans to bring New York City's controversial stop-and-frisk policy to San Francisco and instead will rely on targeted police enforcement, crime-tracking software and increased involvement by ministers to combat the gun violence that has plagued some of the city's most crime-ridden neighborhoods.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 7, 2012
Teen shot by bullet fired into Fulton County home (Fulton County, GA): A 17-year-old boy is recovering Monday after he was grazed in the head by a bullet that was fired into his house in a drive by shooting.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta Date: August 6, 2012
Lawmakers seek to curtail gang formation (Harrisburg, PA): After two young men were stabbed to death in a gang-related fight in December, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan decided it was time to look at preventive measures for gang activity.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: August 6, 2012
Gang activity gets addressed in Columbia (Columbia, GA) : This is graffiti spray painted on a building just off of Walton way--and those symbols represent gang signs... something that's a growing problem not only locally, but across the nation.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: August 6, 2012
Killed, 25 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday that four people are dead and 25 others wounded in "acts of violence" around the city this past weekend.
Source: CNSnews.com Date: August 6, 2012
West Side street gang leader sentenced to 38 years (Chicago, IL): A leader of the New Breeds street gang who authorities said ran a heroin drug market on the city's West Side for nearly a decade has been sentenced to 38 years in federal prison.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 6, 2012
E-mail sparks debate over anti-gang resources in Meriden (Meriden, CT): A prominent local pastor's request that city officials address what he called an increase in violent gang activity in some neighborhoods sparked a contentious email exchange between city councilors late last week.
Source: Record-Journal Date: August 6, 2012
Boy, 16, shot and killed in Richmond (Richmond, CA): A 16-year-old football player from Kennedy High School in Richmond was shot and killed on a street near his home in what police say may have been a gang-related shooting.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 6, 2012
Suspects accused in gang-related federal gun-trafficking ring entering guilty pleas (Gulfport, MS): Thirteen people accused in a federal gun-trafficking ring involving members or associates of the Simon City Royals street gang are pleading guilty, according to U.S. District Court records.
Source: Sun Herald Date: August 6, 2012
Two people injured in gang-related shooting in East San Jose (East San Jose, CA): Two people were injured in a double shooting in East San Jose Sunday evening, according to San Jose police.
Source: MilipitasPatch Date: August 6, 2012
Paso gang members behind bars after traffic stop (Paso Robles, CA): Last Saturday, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies stopped a GMC pickup truck for traffic violations at the corner of South River Road and Niblick Road. During a search of the pickup, deputies discovered a .22 caliber revolver and ammunition.
Source: KVEC 920 News Date: August 6, 2012
KCBS in depth: Treating gang activity as a social illness (San Francisco, CA): It seems as if every major city in the Bay Area has been dealing with some level of gang activity and youth violence. That's why one San Francisco community activist says it's time to address the problem as if it's a social illness in need of a cure. He believes he has the right prescription for the job.
Source: KCBS News Date: August 6, 2012
Police: Gang shooting suspect arrested in Washington motel (Portland, OR): A suspect has been arrested for what police call a gang-related shooting near a local park in July. "We do know this part of an ongoing gang feud between select gangs we've been experiencing for the last couple of years," said Chief Mike Reese.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: August 6, 2012
Organization aims to decrease gang numbers (Richland, WA): Police estimate there are more than 3,000 gang members active in the Tri-Cities alone and only about 10% of them are actually documented.
Source: MSNBC KNDU Date: August 6, 2012
Ft. Pierce teen caught in crossfire of gang violence (Fort Pierce, FL): In recent weeks residents in one community say when the gang task force leaves their area, the gang members come out of the shadows. After yet another shooting this weekend, the gang task force in this region, made up in part by the Fort Pierce Police Department, is refocusing and reorganizing its efforts.
Source: WPEC 12 News Date: August 6, 2012
Gang violence has Camden, N.J. on track to break homicide record (Camden, NJ): July 2012 will go down in Camden, New Jersey's history as the city's deadliest since September 1949. Thirteen people were killed and most of the deaths were connected with the area’s drug trade and apparent infighting between rival sets of the notorious street gang, the Bloods.
Source: WHYY NewsWorks Date: August 5, 2012
Three shot in South Side drive-by (Chicago, IL): Three men reported to be street gang members were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side Sunday morning.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: August 5, 2012
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