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More arrests in Alice's gang-related shootout (Alice, TX): In light of all of the recent gang activity in Alice, police have arrested two known gang members on gun charges.
Source: KIII News Date: July 25, 2012
Two men convicted of attempted murder of Chula Vista police officer and another man in gang-related shooting (San Diego, CA): San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced that two South Bay men were convicted by a San Diego Superior Court Jury late Tuesday of attempted murder and other charges for their role in trying to kill a Chula Vista Police Officer and another man in a gang-related shooting.
Source: ScoopSanDiego Date: July 25, 2012
Suit: 'Gang Book' falsely labels man a gang leader (Chicago, IL): A man filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Chicago Crime Commission alleging the non-profit damaged his reputation by falsely stating he was a leader of a local gang in a law enforcement book.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 25, 2012
Peace prevails under new gang funeral guidelines (Portland, OR): A single red baseball cap stood out above a sea of more than 200 heads Friday morning at the final services for Dion Anthony Matthews, whose street name was Gadget.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: July 25, 2012
Latest on apparent Alice gang war (Alice, TX): Alice Police Chief Daniel Bueno insists his department is doing everything in their power to stop an apparent gang war in the city. Bueno says a rivalry between two known gangs, the Latin Kings and the Raza Unida, is the reason behind the recent violence in the city.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: July 25, 2012
Three arrested in Olivehurst on gun, gang charges (Olivehurst, CA): Three alleged members of the Norteño street gang are being held in the Yuba County Jail after sheriff's deputies pursued witness accounts of a man brandishing a firearm at an Olivehurst gathering at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: July 24, 2012
Teen sentenced to eight years in prison for gang-related shootings (Racine, WI): A 17-year-old was sentenced Monday to spend eight years behind bars for shooting at two purportedly rival gang members and a teenage girl, reportedly while at his bus stop last fall.
Source: The Journal Times Date: July 24, 2012
Gang-tied shootings 'a priority' for Madison police (Madison, WI): More than half of the weapons violations in Madison earlier this year, and half the homicides since 2009, were gang-related or -motivated, new police data show.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: July 24, 2012
Tackling gang slayings that plagued Santa Monica in the 1990s (Santa Monica, CA): Santa Monica Police Detective Larry Nicols runs his finger down a yellowed page, scanning a list of murders that took place in Santa Monica, organized by year.
Source: The Lookout News Date: July 24, 2012
Spate of Alice homicides don't reveal trends, criminologist says (Alice, TX): The city of Alice recorded its sixth homicide of 2012 on Sunday, meaning there have been more killings in seven months than in any year since before 1985, according to the FBI's crime database.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: July 24, 2012
Man shot, wounded in gang-related attack at wake (San Diego, CA): San Diego police say a man attending a wake at a church has been shot and wounded in a gang-related attack.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: July 24, 2012
Student's slaying adds to anger, anguish around 'Murder Park' (Chicago, IL): The grassy fields, benches and basketball courts nestled in the Southeast Side park seem quaint, but neighbors have called the hangout "Murder Park" for years because of bloody turf wars among street gangs.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 24, 2012
Murder, witness tampering and assault among new charges filed against accused Native Mob defendants (Minneapolis, MN): Updated federal charges against defendants suspected as operating the Native Mob gang now include accusations of murder and additional charges against purported leaders, who have ties to Bemidji, Cass Lake and the surrounding area.
Source: DL-Online Date: July 24, 2012
Two gang members on trial for Brownsville murders that left a baby and a rival dead (Miami, FL) : Derrick Days looked to the ceiling of the courtroom, as if to gather the strength to explain what happened on Dec. 13, 2008.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: July 24, 2012
Gang activity sparks multiple arrests over weekend (Hanford, CA): An attack in north Hanford and a loaded gun hidden in a trash can led authorities to arrest five alleged gang members at Panda Express.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: July 24, 2012
Nine arrested for gun and drug trafficking (Seattle, WA): Yesterday, the DEA Task Force along with the Seattle Police Department arrested nine people following a month-long investigation of drug and gun trafficking by an Everett, Washington based criminal group.
Source: Examiner Date: July 24, 2012
Toronto mayor meets with PM to begin tackling city's gang problems (Toronto, ON): They met in the shadow of a Scarborough bloodbath that left two innocents dead and 23 wounded. And, when the private meeting on gun violence with Prime Minister Stephen Harper was over, Mayor Rob Ford claimed it was just the start to ensure Toronto has tools to "prevent gang violence and protect the public from criminals."
Source: Sun News Date: July 24, 2012
New unit to fight gang crime in West Tennessee (Memphis, TN): A newly formed unit made up of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies is taking on the challenge of eradicating street gang crime in Memphis and West Tennessee, officials said Monday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: July 24, 2012
Fugitives in slaying case have gang ties (Joplin, MO): Two of five suspects in a home-invasion murder July 6 in Joplin are known members of a street gang in Tulsa, Okla., including the suspected triggerman, Daniel Hartman, according to police.
Source: The Joplin Globe Date: July 24, 2012
People fear possible "gang war" in Alice (Alice, TX): Police have made their first arrest in a rash of gang related violence in Alice. On Sunday, four known gang members were killed. One died in a drive-by shooting, the others were involved in a shooting and car crash.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: July 24, 2012
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