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Gang gunfire nearly hits sleeping girl (Holland, MI): A shooting that police say was gang-related left at least one person hurt in Holland in the early morning hours of Sunday.
Source: WOOD 8 News Date: August 5, 2012
Tattooed immigrants claim First Amendment issue after being denied green cards (Washington, DC): As reported by the Wall Street Journal in the above video, an increasing number of immigrants from Mexico, Central America and South America have found their green card applications denied. The reason? U.S. officials maintain they pose a security threat as the tattoos are symbols of criminal gang affiliation.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: August 5, 2012
Troops recruited by gangs big concern for local law enforcement (Colorado Springs, CO): The number of gang members tracked by the Colorado Springs Police Department has doubled since 2006 and right now that number is hovering around 1,200 known gang members; that's according to the department's Community Impact Team, or COMMIT for short.
Source: KOAA 5 News Date: August 5, 2012
Two injured in East San Jose gang-related shooting (San Jose, CA): San Jose police are investigating a double shooting in East San Jose that injured one adult and one teenager Sunday night.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: August 5, 2012
New gang outreach group has meeting (Richland, WA): It's no secret gangs are in the Tri-Cities. But what may be surprising to note is there are about 1,200 documented gang members or gang affiliates who live here.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 4, 2012
Gang membership, violence up in Yuma area (Yuma, AZ): While street gangs are nothing new to the Yuma area, Det. Robby Rosas, of the Yuma Police Department's special gang unit, says the violence associated with them has escalated over the years.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: August 4, 2012
Suspected Coatesville gang leader caught by police (Coatesville, PA): The suspected leader of a feared Coatesville street gang was arrested at a Lancaster County hotel Friday, officials said.
Source: Daily Local News Date: August 4, 2012
Gang member hurt in Cathedral City shootout (Cathedral City, CA): A gang member released early from prison was injured early Saturday in a shootout that sent bullets into the bedroom of a nearby home, Cathedral City police said.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: August 4, 2012
20-year-old sentenced for part in gang activity (La Porte, IN): A La Porte man was sentenced Friday in connection with a gang-related stabbing. Brian Kabowski, 20, was given a two-year prison sentence and one year of probation for Class C felony battery and Class D felony criminal gang activity.
Source: Herald Argus Date: August 4, 2012
Police investigate gang shooting, arrest suspected gun thief (Portland, OR): Police are investigating a gang-related shooting that happened Friday night in Northeast Portland's Piedmont neighborhood.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: August 4, 2012
LP man gets two years for 2010 stabbing (La Porte, IN): A La Porte man was sentenced Friday in connection with a gang related stabbing. Brian Kabowski, 20, was given a two-year prison sentence and one-year of probation for Class C felony battery and Class D felony criminal gang activity.
Source: The News Dispatch Date: August 4, 2012
Hopewell gang member sentenced for Tasing two employees during robbery (Hopewell, VA): A teenage member of the Latin Kings street gang will spend more time in prison than he has been alive after being sentenced to 21 years for gratuitously shocking two store employees with a stun gun during a robbery that netted $500.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: August 3, 2012
East Side Posse case exposes Charleston heroin gang (Charleston, SC): Inside Charleston’s heroin trade, the East Side Posse had a simple plan to control the streets by undercutting the competition.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: August 3, 2012
Alleged gang member charged with attempted murder of federal agents (San Francisco, CA): A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted Victor Flores, of Petaluma, California, on Wednesday with attempted murder of three federal agents, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced.
Source: Latin American Herald Tribune Date: August 3, 2012
Auroran gets 38 years as leader of Chicago drug ring (Chicago, IL): An Aurora man convicted of leading a drug ring on Chicago’s West Side was sentenced to 38 years in prison on Friday in Federal Court in Chicago.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: August 3, 2012
Elgin man gets 28 years in shooting (Elgin, IL): An Elgin man was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison for trying to kill someone he thought was a rival gang member, according to the Kane County state’s attorney's office.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 3, 2012
Yakima County Anti-Gang Unit helping to get guys out of gangs (Yakima, WA) : Surenos, Nortenos, Bloods, Aryan Brothers and more. Members of different gangs living together behind bars. One look at these men and you would never know some of them used to be enemies.
Source: KIMA News Date: August 3, 2012
3-year-old girl shot in apparent gang-related incident in Downey (Downey, CA): A 3-year-old girl was shot in the back Friday in an apparent gang-related shooting in Downey, officials said. A man who may be the girl's father was also shot, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Dianna Woodward.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 3, 2012
Paso gang members arrested after gun found in car, authorities say (Paso Robles, CA) : Two Paso Robles men with gang affiliations were arrested last Saturday after a gun was found in their car, the Sheriff's Office said Friday.
Source: The Tribune Date: August 3, 2012
Chicago activist, Farrakhan look to hold peace summit for gangs (Chicago, IL): In a city racked by the paroxysms of violence, an activist in Chicago is turning to the Nation of Islam to help create a peace summit between warring gang factions.
Source: NewsOne Date: August 3, 2012
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