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Bloods gang members arrested in Bergen kidnapping, beating (Bergen County, NJ): Seven purported members of the Bloods street gang Sex Money Murder set are charged with the early-morning knifepoint kidnapping and beating of a member who wanted out.
Source: Cliffview Pilot Date: July 27, 2012
Court upholds one Florida gang law, strikes another (Tallahassee, FL) : An appellate court on Friday struck down a Florida law prohibiting "electronic communication" by criminal gangs, but it upheld another statute that makes it a felony to recruit new gang members if they must commit a crime to join.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: July 27, 2012
Former gang leader working toward redemption (Boise, ID): She's been in the news before, known mostly because she was the first person convicted under Idaho's felony gang recruitment law, and after years in prison, a former gang leader tells her story to KTVB's Jamie Grey.
Source: NWCN News Date: July 27, 2012
Five dead on South, West sides in 12-hour period (Chicago, IL): Six people were shot and five of them died during a bloody 12-hour period between 4 p.m. Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday, according to Chicago police.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 27, 2012
How gang violence is tearing black America apart (Los Angeles, CA): Sherri Landrum’s life has been turned upside down by gang violence not once, but twice. In 2003, her 17-year-old daughter, Shekura, was shot while hanging out with a friend. "From what we've heard the shooting was an initiation for some guy to prove himself to get into a gang," said Landrum, 49, of Denver, a single mom of nine children.
Source: The Grio Date: July 27, 2012
70 arrested in massive parole sweep aimed at countering gang crime (Los Angeles, CA): About 700 officers from federal, state and local agencies hammered on the doors of about 400 parolees across Los Angeles County early Wednesday morning in what officials called the largest surprise parole sweep ever.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 26, 2012
SUR 13 gang member takes plea dealn on racketeering, gun charges (Manatee County, FL): A reputed member of the SUR 13 criminal street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to racketeering and firearm charges in a negotiation for 131 months to be served in a Department of Corrections' facility.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: July 26, 2012
Targeted gang associate Weber charged after beating & robbery (Abbotsford, BC): An Abbotsford gang associate who was the subject of a public warning by police has been charged with robbery and forcible confinement.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: July 26, 2012
El Paso Police Department seeks to toughen stance on gangs, DWI (El Paso, TX): Next year, El Paso police Chief Greg Allen wants to take on violent gangs and drunken driving, and even bring back old-style foot patrols to Downtown.
Source: El Paso Times Date: July 26, 2012
65 arrested in 'Operation Wild West' (Belle Glade, FL): "Operation Wild West" started in October 2010 as an investigation into drug distribution and gang violence in Belle Glade. On Thursday, authorities announced that they have made 35 state arrests and 29 federal arrest in multiple communities west of State Road 7.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 26, 2012
MS-13 gang member pleads to illegally re-entering U.S. (Fairfax County, VA): Salvador Portillo, 30, a citizen and national of El Salvador and member of the MS-13 street gang who was previously convicted of sexually assaulting a child in Fairfax County, pled guilty today to illegally re-entering the United States after he was previously deported.
Source: FairfaxNews Date: July 26, 2012
Gang members found guilty in Mexican Mafia case (Joshua Tree, CA): A Joshua Tree jury found two Barstow gang members guilty of murdering a fellow gang member after less than a day of deliberations Wednesday.
Source: Desert Dispatch Date: July 26, 2012
Abbotsford crime rates on decline (Abbotsford, BC): Abbotsford's crime rates are on a downward slide and mirror trends across the province and nation, figures released Tuesday by Statistics Canada show.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: July 26, 2012
NY man pleads guilty in gang case (Albany, NY): A 21-year-old New York man has pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge stemming from a gang shooting in Buffalo that injured three people, including one who spent more than two months in the hospital.
Source: WRGB 6 News Date: July 25, 2012
Criminal to stay behind bars until deportation (Calgary, AB): While a man with violent gang ties is awaiting removal to Vietnam within weeks, he will remain behind bars because he continues to pose an ongoing danger to those around him, immigration officials say.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: July 25, 2012
Roundup of East Side drug gang continues (Buffalo, NY): The FBI and Buffalo police are rounding up more members of the LRGP Crew today as part of a joint effort at dismantling the violent East Side drug gang.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: July 25, 2012
Deadly park shooting claims mother of three: 'I can't believe it' (Chicago, IL): A mother of three young children became the second person to die from a gang-related shooting at a Southeast Side park that also left a 17-year-old boy dead, authorities said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 25, 2012
Shooting suspect arrested in Alice gang-related violence (Alice, TX): Police arrested a man and charged him with murder following a shooting in Alice that took place over the weekend, leading to the death of three people.
Source: KIII News Date: July 25, 2012
Latest Abbotsford Police anti-gang video looks behind bars (Abbotsford, BC): Abbotsford Police released their latest anti-gang video Wednesday demonstrating how bleak life behind bars can be. The public service announcement plays on the credit card commercial, listing the the various prices of items used at prisons - like razor wire and surveillance cameras.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: July 25, 2012
Memphis police learn from Fresno anti-gang unit (Memphis, TN): Memphis police are getting some tips about fighting gangs from Fresno's anti-gang unit. Officials from Shelby County, where Memphis is located, recently sent a delegation to the Central Valley to get pointers from the Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: July 25, 2012
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