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Spike in gang activity in Kennewick (Kennewick, WA): People are sick of it much of the crime happening during the day and the criminals getting more reckless. Quiet Kennewick neighborhoods have been overwhelmed by gang violence lately.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: May 31, 2012
Mentoring Peace Through Art fights gang activity with murals (Minneapolis, MN): Chicano artist Jimmy Longoria wears his art. You see it in the paint dabbed and streaked artistically on his light blue t-shirt.
Source: MinnPost Date: May 31, 2012
Man hospitalized after being shot in leg (Yakima, WA): Police are investigating a shooting they say is gang-related that hospitalized a 37-year-old man early this morning.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 31, 2012
Pair arrested in Prince Memorial Greenway graffiti (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa Police, alarmed by an upsurge in gang-related graffiti and threats along a stretch of Prince Memorial Greenway in downtown, say they arrested two young men in the act of vandalism late Wednesday night after staking out an area recently painted over by city crews.
Source: Press d Date: May 31, 2012
Teen killed, man wounded in S.J. gang shooting (San Jose, CA): A 16-year-old boy was killed and a man was wounded in a gang-related shooting in San Jose, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 31, 2012
Villaraigosa veto keeps money in account for anti-gang programs (Los Angeles, CA): Concerned that there would be a minor delay in obtaining all of the funds promised to anti-gang programs, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today signed off on a veto that will keep the Gang Reduction and Youth Development budget whole.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: May 31, 2012
Man accused of shooting rival gang member waives preliminary hearing (Plains Township, PA): A reputed member of the Bloods gang walked slowly Wednesday to a district courtroom, taking short steps with cuffed arms and legs.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: May 31, 2012
Suspect arrested after gang-related shootings last year (Houston, TX): A 20-year-old La Primera gang member known as "Scrappy" has been arrested after witnesses connected him to the murder last October of a rival gang member.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 31, 2012
Napa police arrest three in reported gang fight (Napa, CA) : Three alleged Sureño gang members, aged 18 to 20, were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a reported fight on E Street that left a house damaged, according to a shift activity log from the City of Napa Police Department.
Source: NapaPatch Date: May 31, 2012
Shooter gets 13 years in prison (Schenectady, NY): A man who prosecutors say belongs to the Bloods street gang will spend the next 13 years behind bars in protective custody for his role in an execution-style killing outside a Mont Pleasant bar nearly two years ago.
Source: Times Union Date: May 31, 2012
New sentencing guidelines don’t apply in case involving street gang (Hammond, IN): Although dozens of local defendants will serve less time in federal prison thanks to changes to crack cocaine sentencing guidelines, the members of the CCA street gang won’t after the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled against them.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: May 31, 2012
Suspect arrested, victim identified in Aptos overpass drive-by shooting (Aptos, CA): Deputies arrested a Prunedale man Wednesday night for the gang-related killing of a 21-year-old Live Oak man, shot to death on a freeway overpass.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 31, 2012
Union wants chaplain to resign over comments about gangs (Norwalk, CT): City police union officials are calling for the department's chaplain to resign after she accused police officers of racial profiling following a Memorial Day incident in which a police officer calling for backup said more than 100 Crips and Bloods gang members were at Calf Pasture Beach.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: May 31, 2012
Police investigate gang shooting early Thursday in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Yakima police are investigating what they're calling a gang-related shooting that left a 37-year-old man hospitalized early Thursday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 31, 2012
Two Laval men lightly hurt in gang shooting (Montreal, QC): Two Laval men were targeted by gunmen early Thursday morning as they parked in the Ste-Rose sector of the Montreal suburb, neither man was seriously injured in what police are calling a street gang-related incident.
Source: CTV Montreal Date: May 31, 2012
Guilty plea to gang activity in 11-year-old's death (DeKalb County, GA): A man has pleaded guilty to gang activity in connection with the 2010 shooting death of a Chamblee 11-year-old.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: May 31, 2012
Mayor says liquor stores contribute to gang violence (Chicago, IL): The city of Chicago has closed four liquor stores since April and is eyeing closing 30 more as it tries to get a handle on gang violence that claimed 10 lives Memorial Day weekend.
Source: Examiner Date: May 31, 2012
Feds bust gang-related gun operation in South Mississippi (Pascagoula, MS): A three-year investigation into a gang-related gun operation in South Mississippi has resulted in 15 individuals being charged in a 30-count, federal firearms indictment, the U.S. Attorney's office in Gulfport announced Thursday.
Source: The Mississippi Press Date: May 31, 2012
Deadly gang shooting at Port Moody rec centre raises public-safety worries, police say (Port Moody, BC): Yet another Lower Mainland gang war continues to put innocent lives at risk, as a 35-year-old gangster connected to the embattled Dhak/Duhre crime group was fatally shot outside a busy Port Moody recreation centre Wednesday night.
Source: The Province Date: May 31, 2012
Mayor seeks advice on youth gun violence from gang leaders (Memphis, TN): Memphis Mayor A C Wharton met with the leaders of the city's gangs, and asked them for help. Mayor Wharton is starting a program to get guns out of the hands of young people.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News Date: May 31, 2012
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