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Hopewell gang member sentenced for Tasing two employees during robbery (Hopewell, VA): A teenage member of the Latin Kings street gang will spend more time in prison than he has been alive after being sentenced to 21 years for gratuitously shocking two store employees with a stun gun during a robbery that netted $500.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: August 3, 2012
East Side Posse case exposes Charleston heroin gang (Charleston, SC): Inside Charleston’s heroin trade, the East Side Posse had a simple plan to control the streets by undercutting the competition.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: August 3, 2012
Alleged gang member charged with attempted murder of federal agents (San Francisco, CA): A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted Victor Flores, of Petaluma, California, on Wednesday with attempted murder of three federal agents, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced.
Source: Latin American Herald Tribune Date: August 3, 2012
Auroran gets 38 years as leader of Chicago drug ring (Chicago, IL): An Aurora man convicted of leading a drug ring on Chicago’s West Side was sentenced to 38 years in prison on Friday in Federal Court in Chicago.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: August 3, 2012
Elgin man gets 28 years in shooting (Elgin, IL): An Elgin man was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison for trying to kill someone he thought was a rival gang member, according to the Kane County state’s attorney's office.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 3, 2012
Yakima County Anti-Gang Unit helping to get guys out of gangs (Yakima, WA) : Surenos, Nortenos, Bloods, Aryan Brothers and more. Members of different gangs living together behind bars. One look at these men and you would never know some of them used to be enemies.
Source: KIMA News Date: August 3, 2012
3-year-old girl shot in apparent gang-related incident in Downey (Downey, CA): A 3-year-old girl was shot in the back Friday in an apparent gang-related shooting in Downey, officials said. A man who may be the girl's father was also shot, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Dianna Woodward.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 3, 2012
Paso gang members arrested after gun found in car, authorities say (Paso Robles, CA) : Two Paso Robles men with gang affiliations were arrested last Saturday after a gun was found in their car, the Sheriff's Office said Friday.
Source: The Tribune Date: August 3, 2012
Chicago activist, Farrakhan look to hold peace summit for gangs (Chicago, IL): In a city racked by the paroxysms of violence, an activist in Chicago is turning to the Nation of Islam to help create a peace summit between warring gang factions.
Source: NewsOne Date: August 3, 2012
Police, senator aim to prevent gun violence (Toronto, ON): Recent shooting incidents in the Greater Toronto Area have drawn condemnation and shock. In the weeks since high profile incidents in Toronto, including one that left two dead and 23 wounded during a block party in Scarborough and the public slaying of a man at a Little Italy cafe, opinions on issues ranging from how to prevent gun violence to how to crack down on people who use guns in populated areas have been front and centre in the public consciousness.
Source: YorkRegion Date: August 3, 2012
Gang member convicted of attempted murder in 2010 shooting (Redding, CA): A 25-year-old Manteca gang member was convicted today by a Shasta County jury of attempted murder, robbery, and other charges in connection with the 2010 shooting of a Redding man in the Olinda area.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: August 3, 2012
Alleged Waukegan gang members arrested on gun charges (Waukegan, IL): Police arrested three reputed gang members this week in two unrelated incidents. Roberto Amaro, 18, of Waukegan was taken into custody on a warrant for two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm in an incident that occurred Tuesday in the 600 block of North Butrick Street.
Source: Lake County News-Sun Date: August 3, 2012
Austin District drug bust lands 14 in jail (Chicago, IL): An investigation targeting drug sales by the Four Corner Hustlers street gang on the West Side has left 14 people facing drug charges, including nine convicted felons and one parolee, police said today.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 3, 2012
Parent Project aims to help parents of at-risk youth (Lubbock, TX): Many parents in Lubbock have strong-willed teenagers who exhibit troublesome behaviors like drug use, gang involvement, violence and teen pregnancy. To help combat the problem, a new program is launching next week to help parents out.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: August 3, 2012
United Blood Nation members ordered hit on informant (Columbia, SC): High-ranking members of Columbia's United Blood Nation ordered a hit on a member suspected of working as a police informant, according to testimony Wednesday in federal court.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: August 2, 2012
Fourth suspect arrested for gang assault (Oswego, NY): Oswego city police collared a fourth suspect in the alleged beating of two men Saturday morning on West Bridge Street.
Source: The Palladium Times Date: August 2, 2012
Two Miami gang members found guilty in killing of rival and 10-month-old baby (Miami, FL): An emotionally charged trial that began with the tearful testimony of a father whose 10-month-old baby and best friend were killed by gang violence ended Wednesday with the conviction of two gang members.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: August 2, 2012
Lodi man shot outside Kmart (Lodi, CA): A Lodi man was shot in what police suspect was a gang-related incident last week. Joshua McCoy, 30, was walking on Cherokee Lane outside of Kmart at 3:15 p.m. on July 24 when police said he was approached by a juvenile on a bicycle.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: August 2, 2012
Two Harlem gangs broken by arrests, officials say (Harlem, NY): Two gangs that for years struck fear among residents of a large Harlem housing project by openly selling crack cocaine and marijuana were brought down this week with the arrest of 19 members, the authorities announced on Thursday.
Source: The New York Times Date: August 2, 2012
Gang officers find teens with loaded guns (Portland, OR): Police recovered a loaded handgun from a 13-year-old boy and a semi-automatic handgun from 18-year-old during two separate incidents in Southeast Portland Sunday.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: August 2, 2012
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