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Courts could put conditions on known gang members (Calgary, AB): Calgary courtrooms could get busier as police continue their efforts to monitor known gang members as they complete jail sentences. Section 810 of federal legislation imposes conditions on gangsters who could be a threat to the public, like curfews and who they can and cannot associate with.
Source: 660 News Date: July 6, 2012
Gang rivalry alleged in club killings (Houston, TX): Last month's shooting outside a southwest Houston nightclub that left three people dead and two others injured was gang related, prosecutors said in court records released Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: July 6, 2012
Woodbridge gang member gets 10 years in prison for role in teen prostitution ring (Alexandria, VA): A member of a violent street gang was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for helping run a prostitution ring that trafficked in local girls recruited over the Internet and at Metro stations and high schools, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 6, 2012
Cops: California teen mistress set drug gang honey trap (San Diego, CA): When Jorge Garcia Vasquez, 58, joined a 24 Hour Fitness gym in San Diego, an attractive 19-year-old woman took quite a liking to him, so much that she convinced him to become her personal trainer.
Source: ABC News Date: July 6, 2012
Third man charged in fatal gang shootout (York City, PA): York City Police have filed charges against a third man they say was involved in the deadly gang shootout that resulted in the death of 21-year-old Kyle Westry on June 21.
Source: York Daily Record Date: July 6, 2012
Car-to-car shootout between rival gangs resulted in man's death in Baldwin Park (Baldwin Park, CA): The fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Baldwin Park man last week is believed to have been the result of a car-to-car shootout between rival gang members, a detective said Friday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 6, 2012
10-year-old among those wounded in shootings (Chicago, IL): A day after a young girl was shot as she tried to stay cool on a steamy night, Austin residents struggled Wednesday to make sense of the summer violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 5, 2012
Owner of northeast eatery trying to repair damage after gun fire (Calgary, AB) : As police continue hunting for the culprits who killed a bystander in a gang-motivated shooting at a northeast eatery, the owners are trying to repair the damage to the dining room and to the restaurant's image.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: July 5, 2012
Police officer injured in brawl involving street gang members (Montreal, QC): A violent clash between two groups of young people in Montreal North resulted in serious injuries to a police officer and more than a dozen arrests early Wednesday. Police say at least 10 of those rounded up are known street-gang members.
Source: The Gazette Date: July 5, 2012
Gang presence targeted in public forums (Jackson County, OR): Jackson County law enforcement and youth agencies are planning a series of community forums to hear residents' perceptions and opinions about the presence of gangs in the Rogue Valley.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: July 5, 2012
Legislature's budget includes increases for DAs, anti-gang programs (New Bedford, MA): The $32.5 billion state budget approved last week by the Legislature includes 5 percent increases for all the state's district attorneys, $6.25 million to continue anti-gang programs and money to fund the first state police class in six years.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: July 5, 2012
Gang-related murder suspect turns self in to cops (Greenville, NC): A suspect has been identified in Saturday's murder of a man in downtown Greenville. Now police say the shooting was gang-related.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: July 5, 2012
Gang violence at prison (Valdosta, GA): Wednesday may have been the 4th of July holiday, but it was anything but a relaxing day off for corrections officials as gang violence erupted at Valdosta State Prison, injuring a number of inmates.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times Date: July 5, 2012
Violent Fourth of July leaves three dead in South L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): For more than 40 years, the extended Williams, Russell, Dill and Cherry families have celebrated the Fourth of July with firecrackers on 97th Street in South Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 5, 2012
Brazen act during fireworks shocks city (Worcester, MA): A longtime friend of Jonathan A. Kapulka, the man who was shot and killed Tuesday night while watching the city’s fireworks with his wife and two young daughters along lower Grafton Street, said Mr. Kapulka was a former gang member who had moved away from the city to escape those ties.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: July 5, 2012
Police: Cicero Police officer shoots suspected gang member (Cicero, IL): A Cicero police officer shot a suspected gang member fleeing from police Thursday evening in the western suburb, Cicero officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 5, 2012
Man jailed on charges of threatening police leader of Evansville gang, police say (Evansville, IN): The man investigators say is behind on-line threats targeting Evansville police appeared in federal court Thursday for a probable cause hearing. Derrick Murray, the suspect, is believed to be the leader of Evansville street gang, L.A. Zombies, according to court documents.
Source: Tristatehomepage.com Date: July 5, 2012
Four suspects in custody after gang-related shooting (Las Vegas, NV): A late-night fight at a restaurant led to a gang-related shooting that injured four Las Vegans on Thursday morning near Twain Avenue and Paradise Road, Las Vegas police said.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: July 5, 2012
Gang-related graffiti turns up near Four Mile Road (Alexandria, VA): An unknown graffiti artist covered a trash compactor and fence near the intersection of Florence Drive and Four Mile Road with a gang-related message late last month.
Source: Alexandria Times Date: July 5, 2012
Three suspects jailed in fatal gang-related shooting in Greenville (Greenville, NC): Three men have been arrested in connection with a fatal gang-related shooting Saturday in downtown Greenville, police said.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram Date: July 5, 2012
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