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Suspected gang leader faces charges (Montreal, QC): A man police consider to be a dangerous and violent street gang leader has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of two men outside a Plateau Mont Royal bar during the long weekend.
Source: The Gazette Date: June 27, 2012
Underground Gangster Crips gang leader from Lorton pleads guilty to sex trafficking minors (Lorton, VA): A 26-year-old Lorton man pleaded guilty today to recruiting eight juvenile girls and operating a prostitution ring for the Underground Gangster Crips street gang.
Source: LortonPatch Date: June 27, 2012
Courthouse fight gang-related (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa Police tell us three males identified as gang members are accused of attacking people in the hallway of the Tulsa County Courthouse on Tuesday.
Source: KRMG News Date: June 27, 2012
Gangs in East Peoria? - A police perspective (East Peoria, IL): When Justin Siebenthal was shot to death earlier this month it did not take long for some East Peorians to begin speculating his death could be gang-related.
Source: East Peoria Times-Courier Date: June 27, 2012
Gang violence: Teens terrorize neighborhood (Des Moines, IA): Des Moines police say teenage gang members terrorized a south side neighborhood, threatening a pregnant woman and shooting up at least one house. And the youngest gang member, according to police, was just 13-years-old.
Source: WHO13 News Date: June 27, 2012
Four LA gang members indicted in girl's 2001 murder (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County prosecutors say four suspected MS-13 gang members have been charged with kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old Whittier girl in 2001.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 27, 2012
Dover commission passes resolution to decrease gang violence (Dover, DE): The Dover Human Resources Commission passed a resolution Wednesday night that has the goal of keeping the streets of Dover free of gang activity. The commission said that since February of last year there has been an increased concern from the community about gangs in Dover.
Source: WBOC 16 News Date: June 27, 2012
Gang member sentenced for having a sharpened spork in jail (Caldwell, ID): On Tuesday, a judge sentenced a known gang member for two crimes he committed while in jail: Possession of a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: June 27, 2012
Gang member convicted of 1996 stabbing death (Santa Ana, CA): A former gang member sat with his chin resting on his fist Wednesday when he was convicted of second-degree murder for the unprovoked stabbing death of an unarmed teenager on a Fullerton street corner more than 15 years ago.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 27, 2012
Gang violence drops, home burglaries on the rise (Santa Barbara, CA): Gang violence has dropped dramatically, Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez told the City Council yesterday.
Source: The Daily Sound Date: June 27, 2012
Police believe graffiti that appeared over the weekend is gang-related (Eau Claire, WI): Police believe graffiti that appeared over the weekend is gang-related. The Eau Claire police department is investigating 44 separate cases of graffiti in the Birch Street area. The graffiti was discovered on several garages in the area on Sunday.
Source: WQOW 18 News Date: June 27, 2012
Admitted gang associate gets 20 years for armed robbery (Tippecanoe County, IN): A Lafayette man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for his role in a 2011 gang-related robbery.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: June 27, 2012
Lincoln man gets 60-90 years in G.I. man's shooting (Lincoln, NE) : A judge Monday called a 28-year-old Lincoln man "very dangerous" before sending him to prison for 60 to 90 years for a shooting that left a Grand Island man in a coma.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: June 26, 2012
Grim picture of Bronx gang landscape emerges at Youth Summit; NYPD gang guru stresses prevention (Bronx, NY) : There are nearly 60 street crews--subsets of gangs--in the Bronx, and they include members as young as eight years old. NYPD Assistant Commissioner Kevin O'Connor, who heads up the department's new Juvenile Justice Division, urged parents in the borough to seek clues about their children's crew involvement--and made a somewhat shocking suggestion: Don't tell your kids to stay out of them.
Source: New York Daily News Date: June 26, 2012
Gang activity in Dodge City (Dodge City, KS): According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, gangs are expanding, evolving and posing an increased threat to U.S. communities.
Source: Dodge City Daily Globe Date: June 26, 2012
Teens beaten, robbed after refusing to join gang (Louisville, KY) : Four people were arrested after a 17-year-old was beaten unconscious with a board and robbed after he refused to join a gang, police said.
Source: WLKY News Date: June 26, 2012
Strip Boyz gang in Yonkers broken up; federal indictment charges 20 (Yonkers, NY): The Strip Boyz, a violent Yonkers street gang that controlled the crack, heroin, marijuana and PCP drug trade in the William A. Schlobohm Houses and surrounding area, has been broken up by federal and local authorities.
Source: The Journal News Date: June 26, 2012
Plea deal leads to 40-year sentence for south side gang member (Milwaukee, WI): A man who admitted to being part of a murderous cocaine-dealing gang on Milwaukee's south side in the 1990s has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: June 26, 2012
Alleged gang members due in court for teen's beating (Memphis, TN): Two teenagers are due in court Wednesday on charges they exacted revenge on a friend who wanted to leave their street gang by beating, kicking and stomping on the younger teen, even after he lost consciousness.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: June 26, 2012
Youth gangs getting younger and more sophisticated, cops say (Harlem, NY): Youth gangs are becoming more sophisticated across the city, finding new ways to identify themselves, working with older criminals who use them to keep cops distracted and recruiting new members in grade school or younger, an NYPD officer in charge of keeping tabs on them said Monday.
Source: DNAinfo Date: June 26, 2012
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