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Isolating prisoners less common in Washington than most places (Tacoma, WA) : Darrell Massey was in and out of solitary confinement during the first 10 years of his sentence for a gang-related killing on Tacoma's Hilltop in 1989.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 11, 2012
More gunfire erupts in Seattle (Seattle, WA): A drive-by shooting occurred in South Seattle overnight a day after police announced their new summer plan to fight crime.
Source: KIRO 7 News Date: July 11, 2012
Gang assessment report sheds light on how to stop violence (Omaha, NE): This year's Omaha Gang Assessment reports on the status of gang activity in the city and lays out steps the researchers believe will help alleviate the problem.
Source: KETV 7 News Date: July 11, 2012
Shots fired into vacant home in Southeast Seattle (Seattle, WA): Shots were fired into an unoccupied house in Southeast Seattle early this morning in an apparent gang-related incident.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: July 11, 2012
Two girls injured in drive-by shooting (Chicago, IL): Two girls were wounded in a drive-by shooting on the city's far South Side. The shooting happened near Cooper Park on the 1300 block of West 117th Street, Tuesday night.
Source: WGN TV News Date: July 11, 2012
MCSO: Inmate plots uncovered to kill Arpaio, rival jailmate (Phoenix, AZ): Three Arizona maximum security inmates were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of devising separate assassination plots that targeted Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a rival jailmate.
Source: KPHO 5 News Date: July 11, 2012
Moms of two girls shot decry violence (Chicago, IL): The four girls, all friends from grade school, were walking from a park in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side on a warm evening when they started worrying about a car speeding back and forth on the street.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 11, 2012
Residents call on community leaders to end gang violence in Liberty City (Miami, FL): There’s a call for action to curb the escalating gang violence that has claimed lives, put people in the hospital and terrorized Liberty City and surrounding communities.
Source: CBS Miami Date: July 11, 2012
Black Oak residents fed up with gang violence (Gary, IN): Renee Hartman is tired of watching and waiting. After watching men fire guns at each other from her driveway, hearing gunfire close to home almost daily, then waiting too long for police response, the Black Oak resident has had enough.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: July 11, 2012
Four arrested after suspected gang-related fight in Olivehurst (Olivehurst, CA): Three juveniles and an adult were arrested Tuesday after what Yuba County sheriff's officials described as a gang-related fight in Olivehurst.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 11, 2012
Reputed gang member convicted in murder of woman, three teens (Newark, NJ) : A reputed New Jersey gang member has been convicted in the slayings of a woman and three teenage girls at an Irvington home nearly four years ago.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: July 11, 2012
Chattanooga's "The Future Is Ours" kicks off week of anti-gang events with rally (Chattanooga, TN): The community Outreach component of Chattanooga's Gang Task Force kicks off a week of events to fight gang violence. "The Future is Ours" put on a City-wide Youth Rally. The goal: to get kids to Say No to Gangs and Violence.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: July 11, 2012
Chicago police sergeant: "Tribal warfare" on the streets (Chicago, IL): Chicago is in the grips of a deadly gang war. At least 275 people have been killed in the city so far this year and many more have been shot, many of them innocent bystanders to the gang violence. Among the latest victims were 12- and 13-year-old girls shot Tuesday night. They survived.
Source: CBS News Date: July 11, 2012
Feds arrest more alleged Bloods (Columbia, SC): Federal authorities announced Thursday morning that four of the nine alleged Bloods street gang members wanted in connection with a 134 count racketeering indictment have been arrested. Five alleged Columbia-area gang members are still on the run.
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: July 11, 2012
Gang prevention education at YMCA (Medford, OR): Gang prevention efforts are starting early with local police officers teaching elementary school children.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: July 11, 2012
As homicides spike, Chicago mayor defends tactics (Chicago, IL): Chicago's mayor and police superintendent publicly defended their new gang-fighting strategy Monday amid growing criticism that the changes are failing and a big reason why the city's homicide rate has soared this year.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: July 10, 2012
Second suspect in SF triple murder arrested in NC (San Francisco, CA): Authorities in North Carolina arrested a second suspect Monday in the 2008 killings of a father and his two sons in San Francisco.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: July 10, 2012
Fresno gang member faces federal gun charges (Fresno, CA): A gang member arrested with a sawed-off shotgun will be prosecuted on federal weapons charges as part of a U.S.-funded grant targeting gun violence, Fresno police say.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 10, 2012
Gang study delivers scathing assessment of violence in Omaha (Omaha, NE) : There is a new report out on gangs in Omaha. It says people are being killed over personal jealousies and disputes, while other gangs are suppressing violence to keep their drug trade in business. The University of Nebraska-Omaha conducted the Omaha gang assessment at the request of the city last year.
Source: KETV 7 News Date: July 10, 2012
Two MS-13 gang members arrested in Salisbury (Salisbury, NC) : The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office arrested two MS-13 gang members Monday, one of whom is wanted in connection with three San Francisco murders.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: July 10, 2012
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