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Police to crack down on gangs following Eaton Centre shooting (Toronto, ON): Toronto police are about to crack down on gangs operating across two divisions near the city’s core in the wake of the Eaton Centre shooting. "We are going to take back the neighbourhoods," a police source told the Star.
Source: Toronto Star Date: June 6, 2012
County prosecutor aims for punishment and professionalism (Pierce County, WA): Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist was the featured speaker at Thursday morning’s Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce-sponsored public affairs forum.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 6, 2012
Asbury board approves more anti-gang sessions (Asbury, NC): John Muhammad, a minister with the Nation of Islam and a local community activist, won school board approval to continue his longtime anti-gang workshops with high school and middle school students.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: June 6, 2012
New law would close businesses that allow gang activity (Jacksonville, NC): If a new law is passed this year by the General Assembly, property owners who allow gang activity at their place of business may soon find themselves shut down.
Source: The Daily News Date: June 6, 2012
Anti-gang racketeering bill will fight the 'disease,' Alvarez says (Chicago, IL): Every day, Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls top cop Garry McCarthy and asks him about homicides in the city. Killings have spiked by more than 50 percent in Chicago this year compared to last — but soon McCarthy may have a new tool that will help him and Cook County prosecutors go after those he says are committing the majority of the murders: gang members.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 6, 2012
Federal RICO law part of Aurora's crime-reduction success story (Aurora, IL): Federal law enforcement has successfully used its racketeering law to take out an Aurora gang's hierarchy, but it isn't the only weapon it uses when targeting street gangs. And, depending on the case, it isn't always the best.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 6, 2012
Greeley gang member gets 40 years for attempted murder of teen (Greeley, CO): Gang member Jacob Vigil was sentenced to 40 years in prison today in Weld County District Court for his role in stabbing a 17 year old teenager.
Source: Greeley Gazette Date: June 6, 2012
Cuccinelli leads anti-gang workshop in Weyers Cave (Augusta County, VA): Virginia's top prosecutor is claiming some key victories in the war on criminal street gangs. But during a daylong workshop in Augusta County Wednesday, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said those efforts must be a continual battle.
Source: WVIR 29 News Date: June 6, 2012
Group aims to curb violence in the city (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo Police are cracking down on gun and drug activity in advance of what may become a long hot summer. At the same time, others are taking a different approach in curbing gang violence.
Source: WIVB News 4 Date: June 6, 2012
Soledad man dies in gang-related shooting (Soledad, CA): On Sunday, June 3 at approximately 3:31 p.m., officers from the Soledad Police Department were dispatched to a report of a person who had been shot in the 300 block of Nestles Road.
Source: Soledad Bee Date: June 6, 2012
Man shot five times while sitting in garage (Victorville, CA): Detectives are searching for those responsible for shooting a Victorville man five times as he sat with family members in his garage, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Victorville station officials said Wednesday. Authorities believe the shooting may have been gang-related.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 6, 2012
More police departments using lawsuits to target gangs (Chicago, IL): Law enforcement officials agree: the street gang problem is out of control in the Chicago area. But how do you win the never-ending battle with gangs and drugs?
Source: CBS Chicago Date: June 6, 2012
Alleged stabbing incident prompted fatal Toronto shooting: source (Toronto, ON): A rift within an entrenched east-side Toronto gang and a chance encounter between feuding members were the trigger points of the deadly rampage at the downtown Eaton Centre Saturday night, police and public-housing sources say.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: June 5, 2012
Concerns about gang violence prompt changes at Rhythm & Booms (Madison, WI): Safety concerns, including increasing gang activity and gun violence, prompted organizers of the annual Rhythm & Booms to eliminate the carnival midway Madison police say was a "flash point" for gang youths.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: June 5, 2012
MOB gang member, Echols, gets nabbed (Lorain, OH): Lorain police tracked down one of the last known at-large MOB gang members yesterday, according to Lt. Mark Carpentiere.
Source: The Morning Journal Date: June 5, 2012
City sues Kurdish Pride gang, calls them 'public nuisance' (Nashville, TN): Metro officials have launched a renewed effort against gang activity in South Nashville, filing a civil suit against the Kurdish Pride gang, according to police spokesman Don Aaron.
Source: The City Paper Date: June 5, 2012
Blood street gang leader is sentenced to 30 years in murder of Jersey City 17-year-old (Jersey City, NJ): A 30-year prison sentence was meted out today to a Bloods street gang leader who admitting gunning down a Jersey City teen in a case of mistaken identity during retaliatory gang violence in 2004, officials announced.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: June 5, 2012
Public nuisance lawsuit filed against Kurdish Gang (Nashville, TN): Nashville police say they have filed the state's first public nuisance lawsuit against a street gang made up of Kurdish refugees.
Source: ABC 24 Eyewitness News Date: June 5, 2012
Monroe police say graffiti in local park, rec center is gang-related (Monroe, NC): Monroe police say recent graffiti incidents at the Dickerson Recreation Center off of N. Johnston Street are the result of gang tagging.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: June 5, 2012
Pharr to vote on Gang-Free Zone (Pharr, TX): Gang members in Pharr may begin to be hit with extra penalties if they commit crimes near schools, parks and shopping malls.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: June 5, 2012
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