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Police on alert as gang strife flares (Calgary, AB): When gunmen wounded an FOB gang associate in a northeast Calgary restaurant July 1 and killed an innocent man dining nearby, it had parallels to one of the darkest chapters in the city's recent history.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: July 8, 2012
Hybrid gangs present new challenges for Wichita police (Wichita, KS): The lines are blurring in gangland. Once upon a time, Bloods and Crips squared off in battles over turf or women or in retaliation for something their rivals had done.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 8, 2012
Pondering solitary future for gangster held in isolation for years (Florence, CO): The plea bargaining was long and difficult. The defendant, Peter Rollock, the leader of a Bronx narcotics gang, had been charged in seven killings. Federal prosecutors wanted the death penalty; any plea deal would have to include a mandatory life sentence.
Source: The New York Times Date: July 8, 2012
Military arms get out on San Bernardino County streets (San Bernardino County, CA): A former Marine from Twentynine Palms was convicted early this month in federal court in Riverside of possession of an automatic weapon he said he brought back from the war in Iraq.
Source: The Sun Date: July 8, 2012
Hispanic gangs making presence known (Anderson, IN): Linda Bair is afraid to go outside. The garden in her backyard has gone unattended because she fears a stray bullet from one of the neighborhood's rival Hispanic gangs will find her.
Source: The Herald Bulletin Date: July 8, 2012
Cyber gang activity gaining more focus (Indianapolis, IN) : Lt. Chris Bailey with the IMPD Criminal Gang unit says sometimes an altercation can start from a harmless message. "The person receiving the message in a written form or text or Facebook or whatever, the meaning of those words is left to the interpretation of the person getting them.
Source: WIBC News Date: July 7, 2012
Alleged gang members arraigned on murder charges in Marine veteran's slaying at Antioch bar (Martinez, CA): Four alleged gang members, including two teens being prosecuted as adults, were arraigned Friday on murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Marine veteran at an Antioch bar.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 7, 2012
"2 Live Crew" gang members charged in Monticello area crime wave (Monticello, NY): The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office arrested six members of the “2 Live Crew” gang who they allege were responsible for a crime spree in the greater Monticello area.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: July 7, 2012
City of Lodi's gang forum will focus on solutions to help prevent violence (Lodi, CA): The Lodi Improvement Committee will hold a forum next Tuesday to discuss ways to prevent and deal with gang violence.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: July 7, 2012
15-year-old dead after 'gang-related' shooting in Detroit (Detroit, MI): A 15-year-old is dead after being shot in the chest on Detroit’s southwest side, and police believe it could be gang related.
Source: CBS Detroit Date: July 7, 2012
Teen, friend kicked, hit with handgun during assault after 'gang signs' flashed (South Bend, IN): South Bend police are continuing to investigate a report by a South Bend teenager who said he and a friend were assaulted Thursday while walking in the 2200 block of West Huron Street.
Source: WSBT 22 News Date: July 7, 2012
Reported gang member says he was shot in foot (Des Moines, IA): A man told police he was shot in the foot during an assault with reported rival gang members, according to a police report.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: July 7, 2012
Ruling on juvenile life sentences could affect gang killing (Ephrata, WA): A U.S. Supreme Court ruling could affect sentencing if two young defendants are convicted of a gang-related Quincy murder.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: July 7, 2012
A civil action: Aurora takes on suspected gang members in civil court (Aurora, IL): On Tuesday, dozens of men are expected to make yet another appearance in Kane County court. All these men have been in front of judges before, facing charges ranging from selling drugs to murder.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: July 7, 2012
Residents gather to say "no" to gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): Churches and other groups are teaming up with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to clean up a neighborhood residents say has become too violent.
Source: KTNV 13 News Date: July 7, 2012
Sacramento 3-year-old in car dies from gunshots apparently aimed at father (Sacramento, CA): With exploding firecrackers masking the noise, a 3-year-old boy was gunned down in the Florin area Wednesday night as an assailant still at large unloaded more than a dozen bullets into the car the child was riding in.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 6, 2012
Rival Calgary gang members set for prison release (Calgary, AB): As police investigate a homicide with possible connections to long-running hostilities between two Calgary gangs, two veterans of the conflict are set to get out of prison.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: July 6, 2012
Calgary Police get creative to target organized street criminals (Calgary, AB): City police are exploring the use of legislation normally used to keep tabs on high-risk offenders on gang members, in the wake of a gang-motivated shooting that killed a bystander last weekend.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: July 6, 2012
Denver gang ties suspected in shooting at Whittier intersection (Denver, CO) : Gunfire at an intersection in Whittier last week may have been gang-motivated, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit for the shooting suspect, a known member of the Tre-Tre Crips.
Source: The Denver Post Date: July 6, 2012
Courts could put conditions on known gang members (Calgary, AB): Calgary courtrooms could get busier as police continue their efforts to monitor known gang members as they complete jail sentences. Section 810 of federal legislation imposes conditions on gangsters who could be a threat to the public, like curfews and who they can and cannot associate with.
Source: 660 News Date: July 6, 2012
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