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Pasco drive-by shooting suspects allegedly targeted victims' father (Pasco, WA): A 19-year-old Pasco man is accused of firing multiple shots into a rival gang member's car and hitting the man's daughter in the head.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: September 11, 2012
Santa Cruz police track clues in homicide of 13-year-old (Santa Cruz, CA): More than four weeks after 13-year-old Joey Mendoza was shot to death on San Lorenzo Boulevard, police said they believe a rival gang member was responsible and they are getting closer to an arrest.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: September 11, 2012
Cute names don't mask Toronto gangs' violence (Toronto, ON): We're being terrorized by little ruffians with names like "Bam Bam" and "Angel" and "Gifted." What is this, a playpen for punks? Cute, if it weren't for all the bullet-riddled bystanders.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: September 11, 2012
Notorious Galloway Boys street gang undergoing renewal (Toronto, ON): A fierce leader and a cache of weapons helped make the Galloway Boys one of the most feared street gangs in Toronto, but today they pose a new threat with younger members vying to fill a leadership vacuum.
Source: CBC News Date: September 11, 2012
City council hopefuls address gang activity (Colusa, CA): The recent shooting death of a 14-year-old Colusa boy and the apparent gang connections involved in the killing prompted one City Council candidate to call on voters to join him in doing something about it.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald Date: September 11, 2012
N.O. district attorney unveils indictments against local gangs (New Orleans, LA): The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office unveiled racketeering indictments Tuesday against two supposed local gangs. One group calls themselves the CTC Snake Gang. Prosecutors say they are based in the Lower Ninth Ward. The other group, the Baka 7 Town gang hails from the Seventh Ward.
Source: WWLTV.com Date: September 11, 2012
Gang member sentenced to 45 years in prison (Madison County, MS): The third and final gang member convicted in a violent assault and kidnapping in Madison County is headed to prison. Marshall Brian Chandler of Vicksburg received a 45-year sentence, according to District Attorney Michael Guest.
Source: WLBT 3 News Date: September 11, 2012
Two gang members get life terms for shooting a man and trying to run down pursuing officer (Chula Vista, CA): Life sentences were handed down Tuesday for two gang members who shot and wounded a man outside a South Bay bar, then ran down the Chula Vista police officer who was pursuing them.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: September 11, 2012
Corrections downplays gang-ordered hit on B.C. jail guard (Kamloops, BC) : BC Corrections is downplaying a report that an inmate in a Kamloops prison ordered a "gang-related hit" on a guard. Dean Purdy, spokesman for the corrections branch of the B.C. Government Employees' Union, says that after an inmate was assaulted in Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre on Sept. 6, jail staff uncovered a plot "that there would be an arranged hit on one of the correctional officers."
Source: The Province Date: September 11, 2012
Metro residents feel safer with Operation Safer Streets (Nashville, TN): When Karla Stembridge checks her mail she is careful not to get too close to the edge of the sidewalk in front of her Paragon Mills Road home. The busy street is full of cars zipping past.
Source: WKRN 2 News Date: September 11, 2012
Gang-related shooting in Compton kills one, injures two (Compton, CA): Authorities are investigating what they are calling a gang-related shooting in Compton that left one person dead and two others in the hospital Monday.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: September 10, 2012
One arrested after fleeing gang-owned car (Chicago, IL): Police arrested one person early Monday after they attempted to pull over a known gang-owned car near an area where shots were fired on the Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 10, 2012
Rival gang responsible for death of teen, police say (Winnipeg, MB): Members of a rival street gang are believed responsible for the death of a 16-year-old boy. Police said the boy, who had been viciously attacked in the morning of Sept. 4 in the 300-block of Aberdeen Avenue, died from his injuries late Friday night or early Saturday morning.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: September 10, 2012
Police link Galloway Boys street gang to fatal Toronto shootings (Toronto, ON): It is one of Toronto's longest-lasting and most dangerous gangs, with a history of violence that goes back more than a decade.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: September 10, 2012
Danzig St. shooting linked to string of gang violence (Toronto, ON): Investigators have linked numerous incidents of gang-related gun violence — one of which was deadly — to this summer's mass shooting during an outdoor barbecue at a Danzig Ave. housing complex.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: September 10, 2012
Possible gang violence highlights growing problem for neighborhood (Charlottesville, VA): Albemarle County police found one man unconscious in the Southwood Mobile Home Park last week, following what police are calling a "possible gang-related assault". Two arrests have been made as police continue investigating, but it's not doing much to ease neighbors growing fears of violence.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: September 10, 2012
Boys and Girls Clubs respond to gang violence (Albany, GA): Albany and Dougherty County law enforcement remain on high alert following the murder of a gang leader three weeks ago. They are watching for gang retaliation crimes. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany want to protect kids from gangs, and are asking parents to enroll students in their after school programs.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: September 10, 2012
10th Street Gang member pleads to racketeering (Buffalo, NY): A member of a notorious West Side gang pleaded guilty today to racketeering before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara - making him the 16th member of the 10th Street Gang to be convicted in federal court.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: September 10, 2012
Osceola gang leader Michael Rigby pleads to 2010 jail escape (Kissimmee, FL): Michael Rigby, a Poinciana gang leader who embarrassed the Osceola County Jail staff two years ago when he broke out of the jail, pleaded no contest to escape last week after mental-health experts found him competent to stand trial, court records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: September 10, 2012
CEMIT helps officers tackling with gangs in Texas (Austin, TX): Jason Sole began selling drugs on the streets of Chicago at the age of 14 and later became one of the leaders of a notorious street gang. The son of a cocaine addict, this three-time felon spent two years in prison and a year on work release.
Source: The Huntsville Item Date: September 10, 2012
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