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Cuccinelli leads anti-gang workshop in Weyers Cave (Augusta County, VA): Virginia's top prosecutor is claiming some key victories in the war on criminal street gangs. But during a daylong workshop in Augusta County Wednesday, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said those efforts must be a continual battle.
Source: WVIR 29 News Date: June 6, 2012
Group aims to curb violence in the city (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo Police are cracking down on gun and drug activity in advance of what may become a long hot summer. At the same time, others are taking a different approach in curbing gang violence.
Source: WIVB News 4 Date: June 6, 2012
Soledad man dies in gang-related shooting (Soledad, CA): On Sunday, June 3 at approximately 3:31 p.m., officers from the Soledad Police Department were dispatched to a report of a person who had been shot in the 300 block of Nestles Road.
Source: Soledad Bee Date: June 6, 2012
Man shot five times while sitting in garage (Victorville, CA): Detectives are searching for those responsible for shooting a Victorville man five times as he sat with family members in his garage, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Victorville station officials said Wednesday. Authorities believe the shooting may have been gang-related.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 6, 2012
More police departments using lawsuits to target gangs (Chicago, IL): Law enforcement officials agree: the street gang problem is out of control in the Chicago area. But how do you win the never-ending battle with gangs and drugs?
Source: CBS Chicago Date: June 6, 2012
Alleged stabbing incident prompted fatal Toronto shooting: source (Toronto, ON): A rift within an entrenched east-side Toronto gang and a chance encounter between feuding members were the trigger points of the deadly rampage at the downtown Eaton Centre Saturday night, police and public-housing sources say.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: June 5, 2012
Concerns about gang violence prompt changes at Rhythm & Booms (Madison, WI): Safety concerns, including increasing gang activity and gun violence, prompted organizers of the annual Rhythm & Booms to eliminate the carnival midway Madison police say was a "flash point" for gang youths.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: June 5, 2012
MOB gang member, Echols, gets nabbed (Lorain, OH): Lorain police tracked down one of the last known at-large MOB gang members yesterday, according to Lt. Mark Carpentiere.
Source: The Morning Journal Date: June 5, 2012
City sues Kurdish Pride gang, calls them 'public nuisance' (Nashville, TN): Metro officials have launched a renewed effort against gang activity in South Nashville, filing a civil suit against the Kurdish Pride gang, according to police spokesman Don Aaron.
Source: The City Paper Date: June 5, 2012
Blood street gang leader is sentenced to 30 years in murder of Jersey City 17-year-old (Jersey City, NJ): A 30-year prison sentence was meted out today to a Bloods street gang leader who admitting gunning down a Jersey City teen in a case of mistaken identity during retaliatory gang violence in 2004, officials announced.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: June 5, 2012
Public nuisance lawsuit filed against Kurdish Gang (Nashville, TN): Nashville police say they have filed the state's first public nuisance lawsuit against a street gang made up of Kurdish refugees.
Source: ABC 24 Eyewitness News Date: June 5, 2012
Monroe police say graffiti in local park, rec center is gang-related (Monroe, NC): Monroe police say recent graffiti incidents at the Dickerson Recreation Center off of N. Johnston Street are the result of gang tagging.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: June 5, 2012
Pharr to vote on Gang-Free Zone (Pharr, TX): Gang members in Pharr may begin to be hit with extra penalties if they commit crimes near schools, parks and shopping malls.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: June 5, 2012
A hard fall for lawyer who struggled to escape gang life (Los Angeles, CA): On an unseasonably warm day in May 1997, Isaac Guillen marched in a stream of graduates to collect a diploma marking a new stage in his life: Juris Doctor.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 5, 2012
Gang-related shooting leaves man, pony dead in 'Little Mexico' (Alamo, TX): Investigators continue to search for a suspected gang member who killed a man and a pony and left another man in critical condition Monday night.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: June 5, 2012
Gang-related shooting panics shoppers (Toronto, ON): The investigation into a shooting rampage that set off a mass panic at Toronto's Eaton Centre focused Sunday on one man that police said they believe was behind the attack.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: June 4, 2012
Gangs in the Valley (Burley, ID): Gerry Gallegos has scars on his arms from being sliced with a knife and one on his left eyebrow caused by a blow from brass knuckles. Once a teenage gang member, Gallegos is now a family man who produces and records his own rap music, and holds down a full-time job. "I got one good chance," he said of his exit from gang life.
Source: Times-News Date: June 4, 2012
Seven arrested after gang fights break out at Massachusetts high school graduation (Brockton, MA): Gang-related violence erupted at a high school graduation ceremony in Massachusetts, with three fights breaking out and seven men arrested.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News Date: June 4, 2012
City steps up anti-graffiti effort (San Mateo, CA): Gang activity is on an uptick in San Mateo and with competition for turf, the gangs are using graffiti more and more to mark their territories as a warning to rivals. But it is not just gang members blighting the city, that job also belongs to crews of young taggers who seek fame with each other — by tagging up practically everything in sight with paint or magic markers.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: June 4, 2012
Experts: Quest for fame moves gang wars from back alleys into the open (Toronto, ON): Toronto police called the shooter who opened fire in a downtown mall Saturday "one idiot with a gun." But some gang experts argue public shootings like the one at the Eaton Centre that left one man dead and several other people wounded are part of an effort by gang leaders to make themselves look like anything but idiots.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: June 4, 2012
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