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Accused gang member gets 11 years in prison on racketeering charge (Camde, NJ): A Camden man was sentenced to 11 years in state prison Friday for his role in a narcotics network in South Camden with ties to the Bloods street gang that was dealing large quantities of cocaine, heroin and PCP.
Source: Gloucester County Times Date: August 31, 2012
Colusa 16-year-old charged as adult in murder (Colusa County, CA): A 16-year-old Colusa boy, charged with the murder of a 14-year-old rival gang member, was arraigned in Colusa County Superior Court on Thursday.
Source: Corning Observer Date: August 31, 2012
Dangerous month for young black men in Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): August is the deadliest month in Minneapolis for homicides. An MPR News analysis of the last ten years of data from the Minneapolis Police Department found 57 people have been killed in August over the last decade - more than in any other month of the year.
Source: MPR News Date: August 31, 2012
Law enforcement says community should not fear gang violence (Albany, GA): A gang leader's murder has sparked concerns about retaliation in Albany. But law officers and school leaders say they will make sure that students and visitors are safe from gang violence.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 31, 2012
No homicides for a week following violent surge; cause remains elusive (San Jose, CA): After one of the most violent stretches in San Jose's history claimed eight lives in 11 days, there hasn't been a homicide in more than a week. But the drop-off in killings is as difficult to explain as the unprecedented surge, a bloody confluence of gang shootings and random, unrelated slayings scattered throughout the city.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 31, 2012
Despite crime, city puts dent in gangs (Buffalo, NY): This summer has seen a string of violence in the Queen City. So what are law enforcers doing to fight back? Buffalo Police identify the victim of Thursday evening's fatal shooting as 28-year-old city resident, Quincy Balance.
Source: WIVB News 4 Date: August 31, 2012
City to expand violence reduction effort (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Justice on Friday announced the expansion of the Chicago Police Department's violence reduction initiative in which aggressive, coordinated efforts across patrol, gang, narcotics and vice bureaus have reduced violent crime in the Englewood (7th) District on the South Side and the Harrison (11th) District on the West Side.
Source: WLS 890AM Date: August 31, 2012
Trial begins for San Bernardino man accused of fatal gang shooting (San Bernardino, CA): The trial started this week for a San Bernardino resident accused of fatally shooting another man during a gang-related fight earlier this year.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: August 31, 2012
Vancouver man wanted in gang-related shooting arrested in California (Madera, CA): A Vancouver man wanted in connection with a gang shooting August 25 was arrested in Wednesday in Madera, California in a stolen car, Vancouver police said.
Source: The Oregonian Date: August 31, 2012
Bus station fight lands gang teens in Juvenile Hall (Napa, CA) : Two known Norteño gang members, aged 16 and 17, were booked at Juvenile Hall Friday afternoon following a reported gang fight at the Pearl Street transit station downtown, according to Napa police. Arrest information does not indicate convictions.
Source: NapaPatch Date: August 31, 2012
Gang defendant retaliated against witness online, Napa police say (Napa, CA) : Napa police say a Sureño gang member used a social media site to post personal information about a witness who testified in court. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.
Source: NapaPatch Date: August 31, 2012
Shooting believed to be gang-related (McDonald County, MO): The pistol-whipping and shooting of a Noel man by four Kansas City residents is believed to be connected to Somalian gang activities, according to McDonald County Sheriff Robert Evenson.
Source: McDonald County Press Date: August 30, 2012
Shooting victim fears for his life, won't talk (Cloquet, MN): Cloquet police are investigating what is believed to be a gang-related shooting on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation in which the victim was shot in the foot, but investigators say he isn’t providing much information because he fears for his life.
Source: Pine Journal Date: August 30, 2012
Inmate begrudges profiling of Kurdish Pride gang (Nashville, TN): Ako Hassan Nejad knows he hasn't been a good person. He's used drugs. Robbed people. He even admits he was part of something that became known as the Kurdish Pride Gang.
Source: The Tennessean Date: August 30, 2012
Federal warrants served on local gang (Cincinnati, OH): Local12 is working on a Breaking News Alert. We have learned that the DEA with the cooperation of the Cincinnati Police Department has served at least 8 Federal warrants on the west side of Cincinnati.
Source: WKRC 12 News Date: August 30, 2012
Pasco Police say drive-by shooting was gang-related (Pasco, WA): Pasco Police responded to a reported drive by shooting last night in the 800 Block of North Cedar Street in Pasco. Police were notified of the shooting incident at approximately 10:00 PM last night.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: August 30, 2012
Police arrest 19 in Westwood drug raids (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati police and federal agents raided homes and made 19 arrests Thursday as part of a campaign to break up what authorities say was a major drug trafficking operation in Westwood.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer Date: August 30, 2012
Colusa murder suspect arraigned as adult (Colusa County, CA) : A 16-year-old Colusa boy, charged with the murder of a 14-year-old rival gang member, was arraigned today in Colusa County Superior Court.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald Date: August 30, 2012
Police and school leaders on heightened alert for gang activity (Albany, GA): Police, the sheriff and school leaders will hold a news conference Friday morning to talk about gang violence and the threat of dangerous retaliation in the weekend murder of a gang leader.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 30, 2012
Springfield anti-violence task force urged to expand youth mentoring efforts (Springfield, MA): The rising toll of gang violence in Springfield and other cities reinforces the need for adult role models to steer youths toward education and away from crime, an anti-violence advocate said Monday.
Source: The Republican Date: August 30, 2012
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