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Officials may revive war against gang violence (Greeley, CO): A spate of gang shootings to kick off the summer is never a good sign, but it is one police expect. But now, five gang-related shootings — one in which an officer killed a man suspected of taking part in a gang-related shooting on Father’s Day — may be enough to kick-start what some would say is a necessary community conversation
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: July 3, 2012
Gang fears rising (Calgary, AB): As police try to find two gunmen behind a deadly gang shooting which left one man dead and three injured in a northeast restaurant, they are bracing for the possibility of more violence.
Source: Calgary Sun Date: July 3, 2012
Police: Major East Oakland gang nearly dismantled (Oakland, CA): Four men charged last week in a suspected murder conspiracy plot are reputed members of a violent East Oakland gang involved in narcotics trafficking, prostitution, identity theft and fraud, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: July 3, 2012
Revamped CeaseFire hits the streets in Rockford (Rockford, IL): A cluster of cards, candles, flowers and a makeshift cross are often the centerpiece of a community wide prayer vigil held at the scene of a homicide and attended by grieving family members and friends.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: July 3, 2012
Flint man sentenced to life in prison for involvement in Dayton Mafia gang (Flint, MI): A Flint man will spend the rest of his life in federal prison after he was convicted in Flint federal court for his role in the Dayton Mafia street gang.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: July 3, 2012
Gang-related deaths are on the rise in Denver (Denver, CO): Six young men. That's how many have lost their lives in gang-related murders this year between January and May, according to the Denver Police Department.
Source: Denver Westword Date: July 3, 2012
Forest Grove police investigate gang-related fight that left man unconscious (Forest Grove, OR): Forest Grove police are investigating a gang-related fight during which a Hillsboro man was knocked unconscious, the department reported.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 3, 2012
Three arrested after alleged gang-related attack (Suffolk, NY): Three people were arrested Tuesday on charges of an alleged gang-related attack last week. The Suffolk Police Department's Neighborhood Enforcement Team arrested 20-year-old Vontay Jennings, as well as two juveniles.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: July 3, 2012
Kids cross border alone, fleeing drugs and gangs (Edinburg, TX): A cell phone call from a Spanish-speaking man who said he and others were locked in a house brought police to a dirt road on the outskirts of town. There they found three small homes used as "stash houses" to hide 117 illegal immigrants, including 10 children, who had just been smuggled across the Mexican border into the United States.
Source: MSNBC Date: July 3, 2012
Six arrests in Seaside gang fight (Seaside, CA): Six people were arrested this afternoon in a gang-related fight in Seaside, police said.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: July 3, 2012
Suspected gang member due in court in murder of youth pastor (Venice, CA): A suspected gang member accused of gunning down a youth pastor from Venice is expected to be in court for an arraignment on Tuesday.
Source: KTLA News Date: July 3, 2012
Two women critically hurt, among three shot in Uptown drive-by (Chicago, IL): Two women are in critical condition and another man was wounded in a possibly gang-related drive-by shooting in the North Side’s Uptown neighborhood Tuesday night.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 3, 2012
One more suspect arrested in shootings Island Grove Village apartments (Greeley, CO): Greeley gang detectives have one more gang member in custody in relation to the Father’s Day shootings at a north Greeley apartment complex.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: July 3, 2012
Defusing gang violence before it starts (Columbus, OH): Police pepper spray meant for two teens fighting at the Juneteenth celebration misted those gathered to watch the melee, angering them as officers closed in at Franklin Park Conservatory.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: July 2, 2012
Two men wounded in gang-related revenge shooting (San Antonio, TX): Two men suffered gunshot wounds overnight in what may have been an act of gang-related revenge, San Antonio police said.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: July 2, 2012
Homicide detectives investigating 3-year-old's disappearance (Memphis, TN): Homicide detectives are on the scene at the home of a 3-year-old Memphis boy who went missing overnight after his father fell asleep.
Source: KAIT 8 News Date: July 2, 2012
Accused thrill killers in court Monday (Chula Vista, CA): Two reputed gang members accused of killing a developmentally disabled man in Lincoln Acres last year strictly for the thrill of it are scheduled to appear in court in Chula Vista Monday for a preliminary hearing being held to determine if they will have to stand trial for murder.
Source: 10 News Date: July 2, 2012
Gang member held in slaying of young mom at Fort Worth party (Fort Worth, TX): A 20-year-old man has been arrested on a murder warrant in connection with a shooting at a party in October that left a young mother of two dead and seven others wounded.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 2, 2012
Focus on gang violence after shootings (Chicago, IL): The shooting death of Heaven Sutton, 7, is putting new attention on police efforts to fight gang violence. On Monday, Chicago's top cop, Superintendent Garry McCarthy, talked about gang violence as anti-violence advocates in some neighborhoods fought a "shoot first" mentality.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: July 2, 2012
Increasing signs of gang violence in Horry County (Conway, SC): Homicide numbers are on the rise in parts of the Eastern Carolinas including in Horry County. So far this year, Horry County police investigated eight murders which are more than officers investigated in the previous three years combined. Authorities said gang violence is part of the issue and parents should look for warning signs of gang involvement.
Source: WBTW News 13 Date: July 2, 2012
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