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First look at results of comprehensive gang study (Chattanooga, TN): City leaders have given us a sneak peek to a comprehensive study on gang activity that will be released in a few weeks. The comprehensive gang study found three areas of high gang activity in the city. Avondale, Alton Park, and East Chattanooga.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: August 29, 2012
Warrant issued for suspect in gang-related shooting (Vancouver, WA): Prosecutors have issued an attempted murder warrant for a Vancouver gang member accused of shooting a man early Saturday. It was the second gang-related shooting in Vancouver in slightly more than two weeks.
Source: The Columbian Date: August 29, 2012
Testimony spotlights violence of MS-13 gang in Richmond (Richmond, VA): Courtroom testimony on Monday shed new light on a Richmond-area group of MS-13 gang members that's described by authorities as so violent that new members must kill to get into the club.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: August 28, 2012
Oceano shooting suspect chose targets randomly, investigator says (San Luis Obispo, CA): Angered by an encounter he’d had with Nipomo gang members, an alleged former Los Angeles gang member randomly targeted a group of Oceano teens standing near a street corner and began shooting, a detective with the District Attorney’s Office testified Monday.
Source: The Tribune Date: August 28, 2012
Convicted gang leader seeking new trial (Chattanooga, TN): The former head of a local street gang now serving a life sentence for murder claims his attorney's mistakes in his 2008 trial prejudiced the jury and he's asking the court for a new trial.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: August 28, 2012
Gang labeling in dispute when analyzing Chicago violence (Chicago, IL): The city of Chicago is making a concerted effort to fight gang activity and one important part is to track it. That involves pegging some crimes as “gang related,” a label that the police department applies to most murders in the city.
Source: WBEZ 91.5 Date: August 28, 2012
Warrant out for alleged gang shooter (Medford, OR): A suspected gang member who has eluded police for the past five months now faces an attempted murder charge stemming from a suspected gang-related shooting March 27 outside a Medford apartment complex.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: August 28, 2012
City increases downtown police presence following recent violent crime streak (Madison, WI): After a summer during which crime and violence occurred frequently throughout downtown Madison, city officials allotted an additional $50,000 to increase the number of police officers patrolling University Avenue on weekend nights.
Source: The Daily Cardinal Date: August 28, 2012
Gang scuffle reported in Berwyn (Berwyn, IL): A Cicero man allegedly was involved in a gang scuffle in the 1600 block of Lombard Avenue in Berwyn at 8:05 a.m. Aug. 13, police said.
Source: Stickney Suburban Life Date: August 28, 2012
San Jose police gang up on gang-related crime (San Jose, CA): San Jose police are fighting back against a recent spike in gang violence. Weekend gang sweeps netted more than a dozen suspects and police say they're not done applying pressure on gang members.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: August 28, 2012
Alleged HMB gang shooter accepts plea deal (Half Moon Bay, CA): The alleged gunman charged in last year’s Grove Street gang shooting accepted a plea deal this morning that would send him away for 14 years in prison.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: August 28, 2012
Three arrested in deadly East Albany gang shooting (Albany, GA): Prosecutors admit violent retaliation is possible after a deadly gang shooting over the weekend. Three people were arrested Tuesday as we learned the man who was killed Sunday at the Shackelford Shopping Center, 24-year-old Dontavious Luke, was a suspected gang leader.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 28, 2012
Report: Mexican gangs on the rise in Brighton Beach (New York, NY): Brighton Beach is seeing a startling rise in Mexican-American gangs, and locals say they're "recruiting younger children, engaging in violent fights, extorting business owners, selling and buying illegal weapons, and creating small prostitution rings," according to a recent news report.
Source: Sheepshead Bites Date: August 28, 2012
Gang members sentenced in home invasions of Asian salon owners (Philadelphia, PA): Members of a violent gang that staged home invasions at the residences of five Asian business owners were sentenced Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Source: The Inquirer Date: August 28, 2012
Chicago store riles Evanston residents (Chicago, IL): A Chicago convenience store on the Evanston border was ordered to clean up its act after a community meeting where it came under fire for allegedly contributing to the area's gang-related criminal activity.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 28, 2012
Fourth arrest made in Albany murder (Albany, GA): A fourth suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection to a deadly gang related shooting in East Albany.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 28, 2012
New programs helps target gang members to keep streets safer (Toledo, OH): The Toledo Community Initiative to Reduce Violence is a multi-tiered initiative that uses law enforcement, social services and community leaders to take an active role in reducing the gang and gun violence in the city.
Source: Toledo News Now Date: August 28, 2012
Suspected Coatesville gang leader to appear in court (Coatesville, PA): A reputed city gang leader accused of drug dealing and armed robbery is scheduled to appear in district court Monday. William "Pumpkin" Shockley, 24, was arrested Aug. 3 on charges of assault, robbery and witness intimidation after police found him hiding in a Lancaster County hotel.
Source: Daily Local News Date: August 27, 2012
Gang member pleads guilty in attempted murder of rivals (Buffalo, NY): A 20-year-old Buffalo man has pleaded guilty in connection with the attempted murder of a rival gang member earlier this year, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 27, 2012
Cops treading water? Emanuel says no (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried Monday to skin back — or at least clarify — Police Supt. Garry McCarthy's claim that Chicago Police are "treading water" in the fight against violence after another weekend bloodbath on Chicago streets.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 27, 2012
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