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Fugitive member of Bloods street gang apprehended in Addison County (Burlington, VT): A known member of the Bloods street gang is waiting to be returned to New York after he was arrested in Addison County by a fugitive task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service in Burlington, officials said Friday evening.
Source: Burlington Free Press Date: June 29, 2012
Woodbury County ends gang prevention effort (Sioux City, IA): A Woodbury County program created 12 years ago to curb gang activity is ending. The County Board on Tuesday voted to deauthorize the gang prevention specialist position.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: June 28, 2012
Homicide arrest in York City; killing happened during gang-related dispute, cops say (York City, PA): Ongoing bad blood between members of York City's Parkway and south-side crews erupted in a gun battle last week that killed one man and injured his half-brother, according to police.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: June 28, 2012
Sentencing scheduled for man who shot gang rival (San Diego, CA): A young man who pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a gang rival outside a Lincoln Park liquor store in 2008 is scheduled to be sentenced at the downtown San Diego courthouse Thursday.
Source: 10 News Date: June 28, 2012
Gang member gets 110 years in shooting (Fresno, CA) : Tempers flared Wednesday after a Fresno gang member was sentenced to 110 years to life in prison for a 2008 drive-by shooting that wounded two innocent bystanders, including a promising Washington Union High football player.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 28, 2012
Rahm blasts thugs who killed 7-year-old girl: 'Who raised you?' (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday lashed out at the gang thugs who shot and killed a 7-year-old selling lemonade under her mother’s watch in the latest example of the gang violence that’s driving a 38 percent spike in Chicago homicides.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 28, 2012
Five arrested in stabbing death of Fort Worth man (Fort Worth, TX): Five people, including two juveniles, have been arrested on murder warrants in connection with a crime spree in August that left a 52-year-old homeless man dead.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: June 28, 2012
Chicago police say seizure of eight tons of marijuana will help in combating gang violence (Chicago, IL): Authorities in Chicago on Thursday showed off eight tons of marijuana they found in a tractor-trailer, saying the drug seizure will help with efforts to combat gang violence in the nation’s third-largest city.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 28, 2012
Korean street gang leaders indicted in extortion (Fairfax County, VA): The leaders of a suspected Korean street gang in Fairfax County are accused of beating up and threatening to extort business owners in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: June 28, 2012
Prison for gang members (Schenectady, NY): Three members of a Shenectady street gang were sentenced this week to lengthy federal prison terms on racketeering charges, while a fourth member pleaded guilty to the same crime, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney General's Office in the Northern New York District.
Source: Times Union Date: June 28, 2012
Gang member convicted in San Pablo slayings (San Pablo, CA): A jury on Wednesday convicted a West Contra Costa County gang member on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder for his role in a San Pablo killing spree nearly five years ago.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 28, 2012
Gang Task Force hears from community leaders (Albany, GA): In a role reversal, the Gang Task Force and Violence Prevention meeting involved members hearing from community leaders’ regarding work of the Albany Police Department Gang Unit.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: June 28, 2012
Four wounded in shooting near Salinas shopping center (Salinas, CA): Four people were shot outside a Salinas shopping center on Thursday in a gang attack that injured two bystanders more than 70 feet away, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 28, 2012
Group brings back gang hotline as violence increases (Memphis, TN): A brutal gang attack caught on camera prompted city officials to bring a gang hotline back to Memphis. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is joining the fight against gang crime by providing the community with the necessary resources to prevent it.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: June 28, 2012
Lynden fair: No gang members allowed after last year's shootings (Lynden, WA): Gang members won't be allowed at the Northwest Washington Fair in August - a security decision officials made after last year's violent gang fight.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 27, 2012
Both sides wary as CeaseFire recruited to help curtail shootings (Chicago, IL): Faced with a surge in homicides, the city of Chicago has taken the unprecedented step of giving the anti-violence group CeaseFire a $1 million grant in hopes an organization staffed largely by ex-felons can help police curtail summer violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 27, 2012
Drug sweep nets gang members (Wichita Falls, TX): One of the biggest drug busts in Wichita Falls history netted charges against 30 members of a local gang. Interim Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego called a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce the sweep, which he called a long-term investigation involving local police and the FBI.
Source: Times Record News Date: June 27, 2012
A tour of City of Newburgh gang violence (White Plains, NY): Luis "King Luch" Tambito testified on Tuesday against his former allies in the Latin Kings gang, guiding jurors into Newburgh's most violent days.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: June 27, 2012
Metro Vancouver gangs continue violent power struggle (Vancouver, BC): The new brand of Vancouver's gangster is opportunistic and reckless, highlighted by a pair of very public Port Moody shootings. "Some of these people make the decision to kill somebody in 10 minutes," said Darryl Plecas, director of criminal justice research at the University of the Fraser Valley. "These young gangs, they're wannabe gangsters that have neither the patience nor the smarts to pull it off in the long haul."
Source: The Province Date: June 27, 2012
Suspected gang leader faces charges (Montreal, QC): A man police consider to be a dangerous and violent street gang leader has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of two men outside a Plateau Mont Royal bar during the long weekend.
Source: The Gazette Date: June 27, 2012
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