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Cities across the USA fight to control street gangs (Washington, DC): The recent surge in violence that left 10 dead in Chicago during the Memorial Day weekend underscores a continuing national struggle to control criminal gangs whose numbers continue to grow even as violent crime has declined throughout much of the nation.
Source: USA Today Date: June 4, 2012
Police: Alleged gang member brandishes knife after confrontation at Seabright restaurant (Santa Cruz, CA): A 22-year-old Santa Cruz man was arrested Sunday night after reportedly walking up to a man in a restaurant and challenging him to fight because the man was wearing red, a color worn by a rival gang, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 4, 2012
Robbery may be tied to street gang (Evanston, IL) : Evanston Police arrested a 21-year-old man from Winthrop Harbor Friday in connection with an alleged robbery at the Citgo gas station in the 2400 block of Dempster Street.
Source: EvanstonPatch Date: June 4, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Utah gang injunction lawsuit (Salt Lake City, UT): The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal seeking to overturn an injunction levied against an Ogden street gang.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 4, 2012
Gang fight mars Fallbrook carnival (Fallbrook, CA): Witnesses to a weekend gang fight that marred a carnival at Fallbrook High School were urged to contact authorities Monday.
Source: 10 News Date: June 4, 2012
Defendants in South Mississippi gun-trafficking case plead not guilty in Gulfport court appearance (Gulfport, MS) : U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Roper on Monday denied bond for seven defendants accused of trafficking guns that went to the Simon City Royals street gang.
Source: Sun Herald Date: June 4, 2012
16-year-old wounded in early-morning shooting (Anaheim, CA): A 16-year-old boy was shot and injured during an apparent gang-related shooting early Monday morning, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 4, 2012
Brawl reportedly has gang connections (Colusa, CA): Law enforcement officials are saying a Thursday night brawl involving as many as 14 young men with suspected ties to the Sureños and Norteños does not necessarily mean an escalation of gang activity in the county.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald Date: June 4, 2012
Tulare police launch gang crackdown (Tulare, CA): A two-day gang prevention detail netted nine arrests in Tulare. Sgt. Darron Altermatt said the detail was in response to last weekend's activity that left one man dead and four people — three men and a woman — injured.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 4, 2012
Man sentenced in gang-related gunfire incident (Bloomington, IN): An 18-year-old Bloomington man was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for aggravated discharge of a firearm in what police believe was a gang-related incident last summer.
Source: The Pantagraph Date: June 4, 2012
Seaside police say man shot in gang-related shooting (Seaside, CA): A man was shot twice in the leg Sunday night in a suspected gang-related shooting, Seaside police report. Officers found the victim with two leg wounds when they responded to a 911 call about 9:40 p.m. in the 900 block of Amador Avenue, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 4, 2012
Central American gang MS-13 cuts swath of murder and mayhem across Long Island (Long Island, NY): Near midnight on March 17, 2010, Mario Alberto Canton Quijada—known as "Baby Blue"—sat in the back seat of a Ford Explorer as his fellow gang members drove it down to the beach in Far Rockaway, Queens.
Source: The Daily Beast Date: June 3, 2012
Safe haven to keep Yakima's teens away from gangs (Yakima, WA): A new safe haven for kids could help stop gang violence in Yakima. You've seen it, you've heard it, but with each act of gang violence, Yakima police are turning to safety. Groups like YPAL are a start.
Source: KIMA News Date: June 3, 2012
Teenager arrested for gang shooting (Portland, OR): The Portland Police Gang Enforcement Team has arrested a 17-year-old in connection with a May 26 gang shooting in North Portland.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: June 3, 2012
Teen stabbed in Hanford gang-related fight (Hanford, CA) : The Hanford Police Department is investigating a gang-related fight early Sunday morning that left one man stabbed in the chest and two others hurt.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 3, 2012
Gang member arrested; 33-year-old's bail posted, back on the streets (Lorain, OH): Tyrone Jackson, one of the fugitive suspected member of the MOB gang, was arrested early Thursday morning, according to the Lorain County Sheriff's Office. However, the 33-year-old Lorain man was released yesterday from jail after T-Bonds, a bail bond company, posted his $500,000 bond.
Source: The Morning Journal Date: June 2, 2012
Little Saigon Asian Crip who killed at Asian Garden Mall gets bad news (Santa Ana, CA): Armed with a baseball bat and a mop handle, members of the Asian Crips criminal street gang attacked a group of men and women outside the Asian Garden Mall in Little Saigon on Thanksgiving 2001 and murdered one of the victims.
Source: OC Weekly Date: June 2, 2012
Gang shootings create cycles (Kansas City, MO): Shooting victims "in the game" pose the most difficult challenge for police and prosecutors. Gang members and criminals are the least likely to cooperate yet the most likely to perpetuate back-and-forth wars that cause spikes in violent crime, draw innocent bystanders into their crossfire and give Kansas City a bad reputation.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: June 2, 2012
Gang task force initiative kicks off summer program (Chattanooga, TN): "We are not just interested in putting folks in jail, we are interested in solving the underlying problems." The Future Is Ours, that's the new name for Chattanooga's Gang Task Force outreach initiative. They kicked off their summer program with a festival at the Carver Recreation Center.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: June 2, 2012
Feds, local cops, bust gang's drug operation (Pasadena, CA) : Some 15 suspects were arrested in the cities of Altadena, Bellflower, El Monte, La Puente, Pasadena, Pomon and Mid-City L.A in connection with an 18-month investigation into an alleged drug trafficking ring.
Source: WalnutPatch Date: June 2, 2012
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