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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
Gang member, convicted burglar suspected of $11,000 home burglary east of Ferndale (Ferndale, WA): An errant fingerprint left at the scene of a burglary east of Ferndale led deputies to arrest a gang member with a criminal past, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: July 10, 2012
Gang members convicted in violent attack (Madison, MS): Three members of the Latin King Gang have been convicted for their involvement in a kidnapping and attack that happened last year. Madison and Rankin Counties' District Attorney Michael Guest says Latin Kings are one of the largest and most organized street gangs in the United States and have just recently begun to organize and recruit members in Mississippi.
Source: WJTV 12 News Date: July 10, 2012
Final Howard Boys gang suspect arraigned in federal court (Flint, MI): The final suspect in a federal indictment of a south Flint street gang that is accused of running a gun and drug dealing enterprise was arraigned in federal district court today.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: July 10, 2012
Fourth Street Bloods members get prison time for drug charges (Bacliff, TX): Four members of the 4th Street Bloods gang from Bacliff were sentenced to prison by a Houston judge Tuesday morning.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: July 10, 2012
S.F. police deny knowing gang leader whereabouts (San Francisco, CA): Authorities say they didn't know where a suspected gang leader accused of the 2008 triple-slaying of a San Francisco father and his two sons had been hiding for the past four years, but evidence suggests that on several occasions he was within their reach.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 10, 2012
Tattoo checks trip up visas (Colorado): In December, Hector Villalobos traveled from Colorado to his native Mexico for an interview, part of his application for U.S. permanent residency. Mr. Villalobos expected to be gone a couple of months to complete the process.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: July 10, 2012
Round Lake Park man wounded in gang-related shooting (Round Lake, IL): Police are looking for a suspect in a gang-related shooting that resulted in a 19-year-old Round Lake Park man with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Source: Lake County News-Sun Date: July 10, 2012
One killed, one wounded in suspected gang-related shooting in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): One man was killed and another critically injured in a suspected gang-related shooting in Oxnard on Monday.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: July 10, 2012
One injured in late night gang-related shooting (Lodi, CA): One woman suffered a gunshot wound to her arm after she and friends were shot at while walking late Monday night.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: July 10, 2012
Seven arrested, shotgun, drugs seized in Kitchener raid (Kitchener, ON): The seizure of a loaded shotgun in the hands of young adults with gang connections makes the community safer, a senior Waterloo Regional Police officer said Tuesday.
Source: The Record Date: July 10, 2012
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