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Man shot by rival gang, bullets hit houses on Beacon Hill (Seattle, WA): Seattle police say a man was wounded and two houses were struck by gunfire in the Beacon Hill neighborhood last night.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: July 23, 2012
More funding for Toronto police anti-gang initiative coming (Toronto, ON) : Provincial funding for a police anti-violence initiative was made permanent Monday, as the city grappled with a series of recent public shootings that have left multiple people dead.
Source: The Province Date: July 23, 2012
Chicago increases efforts to combat street violence (Chicago, IL): The Latino organization Enlace Chicago has increased its efforts to combat street violence in the Windy City, where in the first six months of the year there were 259 homicides with 44 of the victims being young Hispanics.
Source: FOX News Latino Date: July 23, 2012
Lafayette man, gang member sent to prison for 2011 armed robbery (Lafayette, IN): A Lafayette man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for his involvement in a gang-related armed robbery a year ago near Purdue University.
Source: Journal and Courier Date: July 23, 2012
Victims of Metro Gang Strike Force awarded $840,000 (Minneapolis, MN): More than $840,000 was awarded Monday to 96 victims of illegal searches, seizures and use of excessive force by the now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force, including a dozen juveniles who were targeted by a Brooklyn Park police officer.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 23, 2012
BVU senior helps organize volunteer effort to combat violence in Chicago (Chicago, IL): A surge in violence and gang-related homicides in Chicago have been prominent fixtures in recent national news coverage. One Buena Vista University (BVU) student, Dominique Daily, a native of Chicago, has vowed to combat this violence by co-founding a non-profit organization, Love Out Loud.
Source: Storm Lake Pilot Tribune Date: July 23, 2012
Testimony describes Holland-area gang operations (Holland, MI): Never take a lie detector test. Never stand idle when another King needs assistance. No hanging out on street corners unarmed. These are some of the rules of the Latin King Manifesto, according to testimony Monday.
Source: The Holland Sentinel Date: July 23, 2012
Man, 18, dies in Seaside shooting Sunday (Seaside, CA): A Seaside teenager was fatally shot early Sunday morning in what police believe to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 22, 2012
"No-snitch culture" hinders police efforts to fight gangs (Tulsa, OK): When Tulsa Police Sgt. Sean Larkin looked through the department's Organized Gang Unit's records, a link between Willie Wise and Tajuan Davis was hard to find. Davis, also known as Hyphy, became a legend among Tulsa's Hoover Crips, with songs and videos that still call for retaliation for his 2008 death.
Source: Tulsa World Date: July 22, 2012
City hopes cameras will deter gang activity in South L.A. park (Los Angeles, CA): In the world of gangsta rap music videos, the one released by local rapper Gee Slick could be considered tame.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 22, 2012
NEPA lawmakers team up on gang legislation (Harrisonburg, PA): A bipartisan group of Northeast Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced companion bills in the House and Senate to deter the activities of criminal street gangs.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: July 21, 2012
Kenney blasted for linking Toronto gun violence to 'foreign gangsters' (Toronto, ON): Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is being blasted for stigmatizing Caribbean Canadians after he linked recent gun violence in Toronto with "foreign gangsters."
Source: CityNews Date: July 21, 2012
Springfield residents address gang activity (Springfield, TN): Graffiti can be found on homes and businesses throughout Springfield. Police say some of it is evidence of gang activity. Now, dozens of volunteers in Robertson County are rolling up their sleeves to send a message.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: July 21, 2012
Salinas man sentenced for gang-related robbery (Salinas, CA): A 21-year-old man was sentenced Friday for a gang-related robbery in May in Salinas, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: July 21, 2012
Man shot, stabbed in Oakdale (Oakdale, CA): Investigators on Saturday were looking for a group of men who stabbed and shot a man late Friday in an alley behind the Oakdale Museum in what is believed to be a gang-related attack, police said.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 21, 2012
More Augusta gangs affiliating with national groups (Augusta, GA): Local gangs are affiliating themselves with nationally known gangs, a move that has made them stronger and more organized, local law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: July 21, 2012
Man released in Amarion Adams shooting case arrested with loaded weapon (San Bernardino, CA): Several months after murder charges were dismissed against a San Bernardino man in a shooting case that left a 6-year-old dead, the San Bernardino gang member was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm, San Bernardino County booking records show.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: July 21, 2012
"Peace Summit" addresses gang violence concerns (Memphis, TN): The crowd was small. However, the message of a peace summit Saturday was monumental. The fight against gang violence requires everyone's attention.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: July 21, 2012
Crime rate falls to lowest level since 1973 (Ottawa, ON): Canada's crime rate is the lowest in nearly 40 years, according to Statistics Canada, as the volume of crime dropped five per cent in 2010 from the year before.
Source: CBC News Date: July 21, 2012
Greeley gang member sentenced for knife and beer bottle attack on rival (Greeley, CO): A Greeley gang member who attacked a rival gang member last year was sentenced to 13 years in prison Wednesday.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: July 20, 2012
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