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Gang member accused in Calif. attack that killed four (Sacramento, CA): Police identified a paroled gang member today as the suspect in a late-night weekend assault that left four people dead, including the gunman, in a Sacramento home, authorities said.
Source: Boston Herald Date: June 11, 2012
New Illinois law beefs up street gangs prosecution (Chicago, IL): An Illinois law giving local authorities the power to go after street gangs as criminal organizations took effect Monday, a move prosecutors and police said bolsters efforts at reducing crime in the nation's third largest city.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: June 11, 2012
Costa Mesa police seek suspected gang members in beating (Costa Mesa, CA): Costa Mesa police continued their search Monday for suspected Santa Ana gang members involved in a weekend beating.
Source: Daily Pilot Date: June 11, 2012
Macon committee: mayor’s office should take charge of anti-gang effort (Macon, GA): A resolution to make the Macon mayor's office the "lead agency" on gang-reduction and youth intervention programs got through the city Public Safety Committee by 4-1 on Monday, an early step in committee Chairman Virgil Watkins' drive to adopt federal guidelines for those programs.
Source: The Telegraph Date: June 11, 2012
Four wounded in gang-related gunfire in Fresno (Fresno, TX): Authorities are investigating what appears to be gang-related shooting that left four people wounded at a house in Fresno Friday night.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: June 11, 2012
Manteca man wounded in gang-related shooting (Manteca, CA): Manteca police are investigating what they are calling a gang-related shooting Sunday night near West Yosemite Avenue and Union Road.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: June 11, 2012
15-year-olds charged in Elgin murder (Elgin, IL): Two 15-year-olds have been charged with murder in connection to a gang-related shooting that killed a 16-year-old Elgin teen Thursday night.
Source: Daily Herald Date: June 11, 2012
Gangs in Myrtle Beach recruit young members (Myrtle Beach, SC): There are more than 1.4 million gang members involved in crime according to the FBI, and it's estimated that two out of every five of those members, is a teenager or a child.
Source: WMBF News Date: June 11, 2012
Gang shootings — and homicides — still rare in Elgin (Elgin, IL): For the second year in a row, this city of 105,000 got almost halfway through the year without a single person being murdered. This year, it happened last Thursday, June 7, when 16-year-old Nestor A. Alvarado of Elgin was killed in what police believe to be a gang shooting. But statistics show that gang shootings remain relatively rare in Elgin, and that they account for only a small percentage of the homicides.
Source: The Courier-News Date: June 11, 2012
Two-day lockdown ends after two brawls at Iowa prison (Anamosa, IA): A maximum-security prison in eastern Iowa has ended a two-day lockdown that was imposed after two gang-related brawls involving inmates happened over the weekend.
Source: The Gazette Date: June 11, 2012
Ogden gang injunction trial begins (Ogden, UT): "Ogden Trece. Ogden Trece." The chants of the crowd that had gathered around a horrific car accident could be heard by Officer Kevin Cottrell as he led Mark Mora to a police vehicle.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 11, 2012
Police: Kansas gangs using social media (Wichita, KS): Gang members in the Wichita area have been using social media to recruit, organize and to get out their messages, police said. Gangs, such as Crips and the Spanish Gangster Disciples, have their own Facebook fan pages and have been posting pictures of social events, adding friends and commenting on posts "just like everyone else," said Detective Chad Beard of the Wichita Police Department's gang and felony assault unit.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: June 10, 2012
Street gangs embrace social media, too (Wichita, KS): Your friends and favorite businesses aren’t the only ones who have flocked to Facebook in recent years. Police say gang members have fully embraced social media, too. Gangs such as the Crips and the Spanish Gangster Disciples have their own fan pages.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: June 10, 2012
Gang tried to pin crackhouse on 16 y.o. girl (Winnipeg, MB): Street gang associates paraded a city teen around to different Winnipeg lawyers' offices in hopes of her signing a sworn statement falsely pinning the blame for operating a crack house solely on her shoulders, a Manitoba judge has heard.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: June 10, 2012
FBI arrests Latin Kings gang members in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): More than 40 gang members or associates were arrested in a massive drug sweep of the city involving hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel early Friday morning.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 9, 2012
Youngstown police to step up efforts against violent crime (Youngstown, OH): Trying to reduce violent crime, the city will start a three-month police-saturation program Tuesday, introduce a community crime-reduction patrol and extend a gunshot-location system.
Source: The Vindicator Date: June 9, 2012
Police hope to pressure property owners over gang activity (Gastonia, NC) : A bill widely endorsed by state lawmakers would give more leeway to law enforcement agencies to pressure street gangs into obeying the law. The legislation, known as the N.C. Street Gang Nuisance Abatement Act, was still in the process of being reviewed by Gov. Bev Perdue as of Thursday. It passed the House 111-1 on Wednesday and previously passed the Senate 49-0.
Source: Gaston Gazette Date: June 9, 2012
Police unit targets gangs over shootings (Buffalo, NY): A new police task force begins monitoring Buffalo street gangs starting Monday, when "Strike Force" enters city neighborhoods.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 9, 2012
Sycamore teen faces more charges in gang intimidation (Sycamore, IL): A Sycamore teen charged earlier this week with tattooing and forcing a juvenile to snort cocaine now faces new felony charges.
Source: Daily Chronicle Date: June 9, 2012
Two dead, three wounded in Back of the Yards shooting (Chicago, IL): Two men were killed and three others were wounded in a gang-related shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Friday, according to police.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 9, 2012
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