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Deputies: Parents, community need to be aware of gangs (Orange County, FL): Orange County residents should pay attention to the signs and symbols of local gangs who live in the area, deputies warn. An estimated 1,700 documented gang members operate more than 70 gangs in Orange County, which is up from 1,500 at the same time last year.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: June 13, 2012
West Oakland 18-year-old guilty of first-degree murder (Oakland, CA): An 18-year-old West Oakland man was found guilty this month of first-degree murder for killing a 43-year-old man who was simply walking to a store on a Sunday afternoon in 2010.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: June 13, 2012
Fractured gangs blamed for Chicago homicide surge (Chicago, IL): There are many theories about what has caused a recent spike in Chicago's homicide rate, including a splintering of established drug gangs, the warm winter and high unemployment in some neighborhoods that seem a world away from the city's beaches, lush parks and skyscrapers.
Source: Associated Press Date: June 12, 2012
Street gang member involved in Martha Taylor Gregory stabbing arrested again (Montreal, QC): A street gang member who was ordered out of the country more than a year ago has been arrested again while he still has three major criminal cases pending.
Source: The Gazette Date: June 12, 2012
Time to take on gangs (Manteca, CA): Municipal leaders are scrambling to find ways to redirect resources to combat the growing surge in gang violence on Manteca's streets. Shootings escalated this past week with four incidents that ended up wounding seven people including two critically.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: June 12, 2012
McCarthy blames 'perception problem' amid this year's rise in homicides, shootings (Chicago, IL): A clearly frustrated police Superintendent Garry McCarthy lamented what he called "a perception problem" as he tried to put the best face on Chicago's rise in homicides and shootings so far this year.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 12, 2012
Former gang member applauds anti-gang law (Peoria, IL): One former gang member applauds the anti-gang law Governor Quinn signed Monday but he says curbing violence will require an individual and wider approach.
Source: WEEK TV News Date: June 12, 2012
Harrisburg shooting was assassination attempt on leader of the Latin Kings street gang, prosecutor says (Dauphin County, PA): Wilson "King Jino" Talavera was shot seven times on a Harrisburg street in May 2011 in a bid to take out a top leader of the city's chapter of the Latin Kings gang, a Dauphin County prosecutor said this morning.
Source: PennLive.com Date: June 12, 2012
Police talk gang violence with kids (Mephis, TN): A violent beating caught on tape. Sixteen-year-old Octavius Thompson attacked by fellow gang members while he walked home from school. It happened April 5th. He was beat so severely he was left unconscious.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: June 12, 2012
Salinas police to use predictive policing to fight crime (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is taking a page from Santa Cruz to fight crime. The department is turning to predictive policing to fight gang violence. Gang violence is all too familiar in the city.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 12, 2012
New law 'another tool' vs. gangs (Peoria, IL): A new state law that takes aim at organized gangs will help but not dramatically change how police and prosecutors combat street crime in Peoria.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: June 12, 2012
Evansville seeing another rise in gang activity (Evansville, IN): Evansville Police say they're seeing another rise in gang activity across the city. The department doesn't want a repeat of last summer's violence so they say they're being pro-active and tackling the issue head-on.
Source: WFIE 14 News Date: June 12, 2012
Chief says police are closing in on gangs; Council member wants answers (Rochester, NY): Heat in the streets set the backdrop for a violent Rochester weekend. Separate shootings on Wilkins Street and North Clinton Avenue left one dead and two in the hospital. "I get calls all the time regarding those activities and it's disturbing," said Jacklyn Ortiz, City Council.
Source: TWC News Date: June 12, 2012
Officials defend gang injunction as effective tool in Ogden (Ogden, UT): The Ogden Trece Injunction appears to be working, taking the bang out of gang-banging and nocturnal trouble-making. Pre- and post-injunction statistics released for the first time at the injunction's trial Tuesday show gang crime is down in the city, while officials testify Trece members are not out and about like they used to be.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: June 12, 2012
Suspected gang member charged in LA pastor murder (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County prosecutors say they've charged a suspected gang member with gunning down a youth pastor in Venice.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 12, 2012
Benito Gomez convicted of murder, assault (Walla Walla, WA): A Superior Court jury has convicted a local man of murdering a rival gang member and shooting at other people in a confrontation last year in an alley in the west end of town.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: June 12, 2012
Two others accused in Gulfport gun-trafficking case orderd held without bond (Gulfport, MS): The last of 15 suspects in a federal gun-trafficking case involving alleged associates or members of the Simon City Royals street gang will remain jailed pending trial.
Source: Sun Herald Date: June 12, 2012
Gang wars at the root of Chicago's high murder rate (Chicago, IL): There are 228 dead: That's the number of murders this year in Chicago. It's nearly twice as many as the number of Americans lost on the battlefields of Afghanistan over these last six months. And the number of deaths is up 35 percent over the same period last year.
Source: CBS News Date: June 12, 2012
Southwest Side teen who survived previous shooting dies in weekend violence (Chicago, IL): Joseph Briggs often looked over his shoulder after being wounded in a shooting last year near his Southwest Side home. The 16-year-old died this weekend in another shooting, this time on his doorstep.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 11, 2012
Four dead in Sacramento gang shooting (Sacramento, CA): Four people, including two ethnic Hmong shamans, were killed in a gang-related shooting in California's capital of Sacramento, officials and media said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters Date: June 11, 2012
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