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Breaking up violent West Side gangs took two years, multiagency effort (Buffalo, NY): The summer of 2009 was a bloody one for Buffalo's West Side. Nine young men were killed, including a 14-year-old boy shot while riding his bicycle. Many more were wounded but lived.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 17, 2012
Neighbors speaking out about deadly shooting in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Neighbors are fed up with gang violence on their streets. Some say its gotten so bad that they're moving out.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 17, 2012
Man in critical condition after apparent gang-related shooting in Dover (Dover, FL): A 20-year old man is in critical condition following a drive-by shooting in Dover early this morning. Deputies responded to 3418 Lindsey Street shortly after 1:00 a.m. after someone called to report multiple shoots being fired at the house.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News Date: June 17, 2012
Jail confrontation between rival gang members may have led to death in Oklahoma prison (Lawton, OK): Law enforcement officials are investigating whether a jail altercation between a witness and a defendant in a racketeering case against an Oklahoma City street gang led to the killing of an inmate at a private prison in Lawton.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: June 16, 2012
Chicago police aiming to quell violence over hot, busy weekend (Chicago, IL): Chicago police geared up to try to tamp down neighborhood violence over the hot, muggy weekend and avoid a repeat of the spike in homicides and shootings seen the past few weekends.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 16, 2012
Accused gang leaders to be prosecuted under racketeering charges (Richmond, VA): Richmond authorities plan to prosecute two alleged leaders of the Bloods street gang under state racketeering charges that could bring life sentences.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: June 16, 2012
Gang members charged for killing one-year-old girl (Walterboro, SC): Two men are headed to prison after killing a one-year-old girl in a drive by shooting in Walterboro two years ago.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: June 16, 2012
Horry County Solicitor's office cracks down on gang-related crime (Horry County, SC): The Horry County Solicitor's office is cracking down on gang-related crime which officials say is spiking right now. They are trying to move the large number of cases through the legal system to get criminal gang members behind bars.
Source: WMBF News Date: June 16, 2012
Toronto police step up patrols against gangs (Toronto, ON): Two Toronto neighbourhoods that have been linked with gang activity can expect to see stepped-up police patrols over the next few months. Toronto police say they will boost the number of officers in Regent Park and Alexandra Park.
Source: CBC News Date: June 16, 2012
Ten arrested in South Side drug bust (Chicago, IL): Several gang members were arrested as Chicago Police on Saturday concluded a three-month drug investigation on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 16, 2012
Five arrested in graffiti, gang bust in Corning (Corning, CA): Four men and a teen were arrested late Sunday evening in the area of Marguerite Avenue and Walnut Street in connection with graffiti found at three locations in Corning and a stolen gun.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News Date: June 16, 2012
Summit called to address violent crime in Fresno (Fresno, CA) : A stabbing downtown by a Bulldog gang member last week marked Fresno's 27th homicide this year, a number that is on pace to surpass any in the past 10 years.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 16, 2012
State RICO law unlikely to be used much in central Illinois (Springfield, IL): A new state law intended to give local authorities the power to go after street gangs with a blanket approach isn’t expected to see a lot of use in the Springfield area.
Source: The State Journal-Register Date: June 16, 2012
Rockford police arrest gang member for selling heroin, marijuana (Rockford, IL): The Rockford Police Department's Gang Unit detectives arrest a man Friday they say was selling drugs and near Booker Washington Park.
Source: WREX 13 News Date: June 16, 2012
El Rancho slayings: A gang connection? (El Rancho, NM): Cherie Ortiz-Rios believes local gangs must be involved in the slayings of her parents and brother. She can't imagine anyone else could manage such a brutal attack, she said recently.
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican Date: June 16, 2012
Murdered Bronx gang member Abdul Garcia Jr. was on streets since 12, tried to go legit, his companion insists (Bronx, NY) : At 12 years old, he was living on the streets. Twelve years later, he was dead. Abdul "Showtime" Garcia, Jr., was found June 4 at Hoe and Aldus Aves. with five bullets in him. Cops said he was a Bloods gang member. A red bandanna adorned the sidewalk memorial to him.
Source: New York Daily News Date: June 15, 2012
Four suspected gang members arrested in South Bay burglaries (Long Beach, CA): Four reputed gang members have been arrested on suspicion of committing up to 25 home burglaries throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula and other South Bay cities, sheriff's deputies said today.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 15, 2012
Suspect arrested in gang shooting (Portland, OR): Hours after Mayor Sam Adams announced the city would increase police patrols to combat gang violence over the summer, police arrested a suspect in a recent gang-related shooting with the help of an alert resident.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: June 15, 2012
High court upholds 2007 murder case in death of Lowell teen (Lowell, MA): The state's highest court has rejected a Lowell man's argument that his conviction of second-degree murder in a 2007 gang-related slaying of a Lowell teen should be overturned due to double jeopardy.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: June 15, 2012
Murderer sentenced to 17 to 34 years (Wilkes-Barre, PA): One of two men involved in the January 2011 gang-related killing of 21-year-old Vladimir Ruiz of Hazleton was sentenced Thursday to 17 to 34 years in prison.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: June 15, 2012
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