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Morning report: Gang-related murder surge (San Diego, CA): You might assume that the cops wouldn't like to talk about crime rates going up. But the San Diego Police Department has been doing just that recently with an eye toward getting more funding to push the numbers down. The latest topic: gang-related murders.
Source: Voice of San Diego Date: August 13, 2012
Police ready to enforce gang-member ban at Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden (Lynden, WA): How do you prevent another gang shooting at the Northwest Washington Fair? Ban confirmed gang members from attending. That's the tactic organizers are taking as they try to avoid a repeat of the gang violence that marred the final day of last year's fair.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 12, 2012
Two jailed in Sunnyside burglaries (Sunnyside, WA): Two documented gang members were arrested for allegedly breaking into two schools in Sunnyside.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 12, 2012
North Mpls. neighbors come together for gang prevention (Minneapolis, MN): More gun violence in north Minneapolis has a group of concerned neighbors going door-to-door, advising parents to recognize signs that their kids could be criminals or involved in gangs.
Source: CBS Minnesota Date: August 12, 2012
Police search for suspect in gang-related stabbing; four hurt (Portland, OR): Police are looking for a man who they said stabbed four people early Sunday morning during a fight in southeast Portland’s Mill Park neighborhood. Police said the stabbing was gang-related.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: August 12, 2012
Fans' harassment tales pile up as ICP prepares to sue FBI over 'gang' classification (Cave-In-Rock, IL): Insane Clown Posse will file suit against the FBI to clear its audience’s name, the group told cheering fans Friday during the Gathering of the Juggalos.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: August 11, 2012
Eliminating St. Lucie gangs requires community effort (Fort Pierce, FL): The bullet lodged in 23-year-old Kiara Baggett's spine is painful, but it doesn't hurt nearly as much as knowing the person who shot her almost two years ago has never been arrested for it.
Source: TC Palm Date: August 11, 2012
Violence a frequent visitor at Moody Manor (Toledo, OH): Violence is not new to Moody Manor, a project-based Section 8 housing complex affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Toledo. Police are a regular sight at the near-downtown apartments, including regular patrols, off-duty officers working security, and gang unit officers targeting the Manor Boys, a group based out of Moody Manor that identifies itself as "Bloods."
Source: The Blade Date: August 11, 2012
Six charged in deadly beating (Jackson, MS): Jackson police arrested six men Friday after they were indicted by a special grand jury on murder charges in the Sunday morning beating death of Antwan Brooks of Denmark.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: August 11, 2012
New Chicago anti-gang strategy: No more no-cash bonds for misdemeanors (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has found a new way to keep gang members off their street corners. Keep them locked up until they pay up.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 11, 2012
Former gang member escaped life of crime (Toronto, ON): His teenage criminal resume includes drug dealing, robberies, assaults and break and enters. He ran with a gang. He carried weapons. He was arrested. And all of that happened before he ended up a homeless in Toronto.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: August 11, 2012
United anti-gangs effort eyed (Chattanooga, TN): The Georgia state line might be less of a barrier to gang enforcement if Hamilton County commissioners approve an agreement between the Hamilton and Walker county sheriff’s offices.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: August 10, 2012
Eight members of alleged sex-trafficking ring indicted (Los Angeles, CA): It was a promise that spoke to high school girls of humble means and less-than-stable homes — quick money to get their hair and nails done, buy a house, even get their kids back from foster care.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 10, 2012
First-degree murder charges filed against alleged killer (Yakima, WA): Prosecutors on Thursday filed charges of premeditated first-degree murder against a 19-year-old man accused of gunning down two teenagers along the Naches River this week.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 10, 2012
SUR-13 gang member sentenced for sex trafficking Virginia teen (Manassas, VA): Ramiro Espinoza Jamaica, also known as "Criminal," 21, of Manassas, was sentenced yesterday to 168 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for the sex trafficking of a juvenile female in Northern Virginia.
Source: FairfaxNews Date: August 10, 2012
Third suspect arrested in Cortland gang assault; at least one more still on the loose (Cortland, NY): Cortland Police have arrested a third suspect they say participated in a brutal gang assault that left a man in critical condition.
Source: WSYR 9 News Date: August 10, 2012
Man shot dead on Southwest Side (Chicago, IL): A man died after being wounded during a Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood shooting Thursday night, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 10, 2012
District man sentenced to 18 years for 2010 Northwest killing (Washington, DC): A District man who shot two people as they were walking down the street in Northwest D.C. two years ago as part of a feud between rival street crews was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 10, 2012
Dozens arrested in crackdown on Calif. gang (Anaheim, CA): Federal agents and police targeting a violent street gang swept through a Southern California neighborhood Friday where earlier police killings sparked violent protests.
Source: CBS News Date: August 10, 2012
Gang members arrested with illegal shotgun (Portland, OR): Two gang members were arrested in a North Portland park Thursday night after an illegal shotgun and cocaine were found, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: August 10, 2012
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