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Seaside gang-related shooting injures one (Seaside, CA): Seaside police said a young man was hit twice by shots while he was driving Wednesday night.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 14, 2012
Rosaries, gangs and the battle over religious symbols in schools (Nashville, TN): When Jake Balthazor was sent to the office by his teacher last week, imagine his surprise. After all, Jake hadn’t disrupted class, failed to do his homework or committed any other offense that might lead to disciplinary action at Coon Rapids High School near Minneapolis.
Source: Syracuse Journal-Democrat Date: June 14, 2012
While city adds officers to fight gangs, others focus on outreach (Portland, OR): With school out Portland police are worried about kids turning to gangs and violence this summer so they're adding more than a dozen officers to the Gang Enforcement Team and gun task force.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: June 14, 2012
Out for Bloods, police collar 20 in Charlestown sting (Boston, MA): A violent street gang known as the Charlestown Bloods was targeted by cops with 20 arrests yesterday as part of a yearlong sting called Operation Tourniquet aimed at putting the squeeze on drug dealing in the Bunker Hill Housing Development, prosecutors said.
Source: Boston Herald Date: June 13, 2012
New breed of street gangs in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): Recent reports reveal the face of street gangs in the United States is changing. It's getting younger. "What we've noticed the major recruiting grounds for the City of St. Louis are actually the middle schools and the high schools," explains Captain Ronnie Robinson, Commander of Special Operations for the St. Louis City Police Department.
Source: KMOX News Date: June 13, 2012
Amid TCB case, fighting gangs a multi-pronged attack (McAllen, TX): Authorities struck the Tri-City Bombers gang a serious blow last year when 13 of its members landed in a 14-count federal indictment that alleged drug conspiracies and weapons violations.
Source: The Monitor Date: June 13, 2012
Chicago gangs blamed for surge in homicides (Chicago, IL): Maybe it is the splintering of established drug gangs that has young men grabbing the tools of their trade – handguns – to jockey for position. Or it is that rival gangs, once miles apart in different public housing complexes, suddenly finding themselves sharing the same street corner.
Source: Northwest Herald Date: June 13, 2012
Forum focuses on gang awareness, prevention (Salisbury, NC): Concerned citizens and community leaders met Tuesday at Livingstone College to discuss the problem of gang activity. Salisbury may not be a large city, but it already has some gang activity.
Source: Salisbury Post Date: June 13, 2012
Taggers arrested in assault on rival, Fillmore police say (Fillmore, CA): Police in the Ventura County city of Fillmore arrested three youths, reportedly members of a tagging crew, for allegedly attacking and beating a member of a rival crew, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 13, 2012
Long Beach Police announce capture of head of Crip gang that 'terrorized' community (Long Beach, CA): The alleged head of one of the city's oldest and most notorious street gangs is behind bars following a lengthy investigation into a series of shootings that included a 2009 killing, police announced Wednesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 13, 2012
Fresno gang hangout busted (Fresno, CA): Five gang members face charges after a raid near downtown Fresno. Fresno police served a search warrant at a home on Valeria Street, south of Belmont.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: June 13, 2012
Mayor confident police will handle mob attacks, rise in gang violence (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to reassure the public that Chicago Police are moving quickly to stop the kind of mob attacks which occurred this past weekend, as well as the spike in gang violence this year.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: June 13, 2012
Gang graffiti appears at 18th St. and South Van Ness (San Francisco, CA): Sureño graffiti appeared overnight on the wall of a building near 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, according to an employee at nearby Whiz Burger.
Source: Mission Local Date: June 13, 2012
Man convicted in killing where body found in ice (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana man was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday for shooting a fellow gang member in the head with a high-powered rifle in 1998.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 13, 2012
Mexican narcotics a problem for Chicago (Chicago, IL): Everybody has long known that Chicago has a gang problem, but we're just beginning to understand that we have a perfect storm brewing of street gangs with ties to the Mexican narcos.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 13, 2012
Officials seek help to curb gang activity (Orlando, FL): Orange County authorities said they're seeing a growing number of gang members, and they've asked for help when it comes to identifying gang activity.
Source: MSNBC WESH Date: June 13, 2012
Ramos pushes back on gangs at Ontario public safety conference (Ontario, CA): District Attorney Michael A. Ramos on Wednesday came out swinging against street gangs in San Bernardino County. "It's not an honored thing to say that San Bernardino ranks third in the nation only after Los Angeles and Cook County, Illinois for gang violence," Ramos said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: June 13, 2012
19 arrested after nearly three-year Humboldt Park drug probe (Chicago, IL): A total of 19 Chicago-area men are facing federal or state charges after a nearly three-year-long investigation into gang-related drug and weapon sales in the Humboldt Park area, authorities announced today.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 13, 2012
Anti-violence program fails to save young Markham man (Chicago, IL): Four years ago, as a 16-year-old student at Gage Park High School, Davonte Flennoy was pegged as 20 times more likely than the average Chicago Public Schools student to get shot or shoot someone else.
Source: WSBT 22 News Date: June 13, 2012
Deputies: Parents, community need to be aware of gangs (Orange County, FL): Orange County residents should pay attention to the signs and symbols of local gangs who live in the area, deputies warn. An estimated 1,700 documented gang members operate more than 70 gangs in Orange County, which is up from 1,500 at the same time last year.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: June 13, 2012
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