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Lincoln man gets 60-90 years in G.I. man's shooting (Lincoln, NE) : A judge Monday called a 28-year-old Lincoln man "very dangerous" before sending him to prison for 60 to 90 years for a shooting that left a Grand Island man in a coma.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: June 26, 2012
Grim picture of Bronx gang landscape emerges at Youth Summit; NYPD gang guru stresses prevention (Bronx, NY) : There are nearly 60 street crews--subsets of gangs--in the Bronx, and they include members as young as eight years old. NYPD Assistant Commissioner Kevin O'Connor, who heads up the department's new Juvenile Justice Division, urged parents in the borough to seek clues about their children's crew involvement--and made a somewhat shocking suggestion: Don't tell your kids to stay out of them.
Source: New York Daily News Date: June 26, 2012
Gang activity in Dodge City (Dodge City, KS): According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, gangs are expanding, evolving and posing an increased threat to U.S. communities.
Source: Dodge City Daily Globe Date: June 26, 2012
Teens beaten, robbed after refusing to join gang (Louisville, KY) : Four people were arrested after a 17-year-old was beaten unconscious with a board and robbed after he refused to join a gang, police said.
Source: WLKY News Date: June 26, 2012
Strip Boyz gang in Yonkers broken up; federal indictment charges 20 (Yonkers, NY): The Strip Boyz, a violent Yonkers street gang that controlled the crack, heroin, marijuana and PCP drug trade in the William A. Schlobohm Houses and surrounding area, has been broken up by federal and local authorities.
Source: The Journal News Date: June 26, 2012
Plea deal leads to 40-year sentence for south side gang member (Milwaukee, WI): A man who admitted to being part of a murderous cocaine-dealing gang on Milwaukee's south side in the 1990s has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: June 26, 2012
Alleged gang members due in court for teen's beating (Memphis, TN): Two teenagers are due in court Wednesday on charges they exacted revenge on a friend who wanted to leave their street gang by beating, kicking and stomping on the younger teen, even after he lost consciousness.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: June 26, 2012
Youth gangs getting younger and more sophisticated, cops say (Harlem, NY): Youth gangs are becoming more sophisticated across the city, finding new ways to identify themselves, working with older criminals who use them to keep cops distracted and recruiting new members in grade school or younger, an NYPD officer in charge of keeping tabs on them said Monday.
Source: DNAinfo Date: June 26, 2012
Alleged Denver cop killer claimed gang membership when booked (Denver, CO): Rollin Oliver, the man accused of killing a Denver police officer, claimed to be a member of the Park Hill Bloods street gang when he was booked into jail, according to documents obtained by The Denver Post.
Source: The Denver Post Date: June 26, 2012
Leader in Va. teen prostitution ring admits guilt (Alexandria, VA): An alleged street gang member admitted his role Tuesday in a prostitution ring that recruited high school girls for paid sex acts and threatened those who refused to participate.
Source: WTOP News Date: June 26, 2012
Salinas homicide suspect arrested at Rancho Cielo (Salinas, CA): Salinas police detectives went to Rancho Cielo on Tuesday and arrested a member of its Youth Corps in connection with a homicide.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: June 26, 2012
Three reputed MS-13 gang members indicted in 2010 machete homicide (Elizabeth, NJ): A grand jury has indicted three alleged members of the MS-13 street gang on charges they hacked a city resident to death with a machete in 2010, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 26, 2012
One killed, two wounded in Yakima shooting (Yakima, WA): One man was killed and two other people were wounded in what police are calling a gang-related shooting in Yakima.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: June 26, 2012
Notorious St. Louis gang member calling for ceasefire (St. Louis, MO): One of the city’s most notorious gang members is calling for a cease fire. "Yo Banga," a north St Louis rapper who grew up in gangs and saw his best friend shot to death is out of prison. Now, he's working with Better Family Life.
Source: KMOV 4 News Date: June 26, 2012
Kennewick police chase with gang members ends in Walla Walla (Walla Walla, WA) : A police chase early Sunday morning that began in Kennewick ended in Walla Walla County with four suspected gang members arrested.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: June 25, 2012
Remapping gang turf: Math model used for mapping chimp territories applies (Irvine, CA): A mathematical model that has been used for more than 80 years to determine the hunting range of animals in the wild holds promise for mapping the territories of street gangs, a UCLA-led team of social scientists reports in a new study
Source: ScienceDaily Date: June 25, 2012
Sheriff steps up gang suppression (San Mateo County, CA) : Five families were recently evicted from Moonridge Housing Community off Miramontes Point Road. More evictions are expected to come from there and another housing unit on Main Street because of a family member’s involvement with gang activity and criminal behavior, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch Date: June 25, 2012
Salinas police investigating suspected gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): Police are investigating a shooting at a home in Salinas that happened Sunday evening.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 25, 2012
San Jose anti-gang program targets at-risk youth (San Jose, CA): The City of San Jose hopes to change the lives of at-risk youth when they are, arguably, needing them the most. San Jose's Gang Prevention Task Force is partnering with Valley Medical Center on a new outreach program, which is poised to launch by mid-summer 2012.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: June 25, 2012
Shots fired outside Fresno church (Fresno, CA): Church members came together to worship over the weekend after bullets struck their church in a gang-related shooting.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: June 25, 2012
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