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Grants, donations and contests ensure continuance of San Jose's Safe Summer Initiative (San Jose, CA): Donations to San Jose's Safe Summer Initiative topped the goal of $325,000 by $60,500, allowing the city to provide funding for 35 or more programs for youngsters age 6 to 18.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 23, 2011
Prosecutors prepare application for ex-gangsters (San Diego, CA): The San Diego County district attorney's office is fine-tuning an informal application process for former gang members who wish to be removed from gang injunctions.
Source: North County Times Date: June 23, 2011
Gang member gets 50 years for 2009 Pico Rivera murder (Norwalk, CA): A Pico Rivera gang member was sentenced Thursday to 50 years to life in prison for the Nov. 19, 2009 fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: June 23, 2011
Lodi man held in suspected gang-related shootings (Lodi, CA): A Lodi man was arrested Monday on attempted murder charges after two gang-related shootings.
Source: The Record Date: June 22, 2011
Slain teen a suspected gang member (Youngstown, OH): A 16-year-old South Side male found in a pool of blood with bullets in his chest Saturday was part of one of the city's youngest and most potentially dangerous street gangs, though detectives said they do not believe the killing was gang related.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: June 22, 2011
Felony charges are filed against 22 with alleged Hilltop Crips ties (Pierce County, WA): Pierce County authorities this week continued their offensive against the Hilltop Crips by filing felony charges against 22 suspected members or associates of the Tacoma street gang.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 22, 2011
There are a lot of random gang encounters going on in the city (Portland, OR): After a barrage of bullets flew through a North Portland neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, Portland Police announced they are dedicating even more officers to deal with gang violence.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: June 22, 2011
Deputies capture man they say threatened boys to join his gang (Columbia, SC): Deputies have arrested a man they say has been harassing and even threatening juveniles to join his gang.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: June 22, 2011
Gang member gets 40 years for summer shooting (Greeley, CO): A former California gang member who said he came to Colorado to get away from the lifestyle was sent to prison for 40 years Wednesday for a gang-related shooting last summer.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: June 22, 2011
'Uptown Girl' investigation nets 18 arrests (Chicago, IL): A 4-month investigation into drug sales on the North Side ended Wednesday with the arrests of 18 suspects, police said. Wednesday's arrests targeted members of the Gangster Disciple and Vice Lords street gangs who have been involved in a conflict over gang and narcotics territory in the Lincoln and Town Hall police districts, according to the release.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 22, 2011
Police unleash war on Maniac Latin Disciples gang, arrest 120 (Chicago, IL): Police Supt. Garry McCarthy declared war on the Maniac Latin Disciples after two young girls were shot in a Northwest Side park earlier this month.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 22, 2011
Three gang-affiliated suspects plead guilty to federal drug charges (Plainfield, NJ): Three local members or associates of the powerful G-Shine gang set are awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to selling thousands of dollars in crack cocaine to an undercover FBI informant last year, state and federal officials announced Wednesday.
Source: Courier News Date: June 22, 2011
Five arrested in gang-related incident in Tompkinsville (Staten Island, NY): A gang-related conflict in Tompkinsville ended in five arrests late Sunday night -- including two men on charges they threatened to harm witnesses to the incident.
Source: Staten Island Real-Time News Date: June 21, 2011
Newark students graduate from Gang Resistance Education program (Newark, NJ): The day after a Newark teenager was gunned down in the city’s West Ward, school and police officials tried to prevent more youths from meeting the same fate.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 21, 2011
West Sacramento gang now under curfew (Sacramento, CA): Members of the Broderick Boys gang must adhere to a curfew and avoid affiliating in public when inside a West Sacramento "Safety Zone" for the next seven years, Yolo County Judge Kathleen White ruled.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: June 21, 2011
Parolee shot dead in Bridgeport (Chicago, IL): A 33-year-old gang member out on parole for multiple burglary convictions was gunned down in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side, police said today.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 21, 2011
Visalia youth program faces budget cuts (Visalia, CA): The Neighborhood Youth Counselor program could become a victim of budget cuts. The Visalia Unified School District has $150,000 in federal grant funds and two possible options for it: Fund the Neighborhood Youth Counselor program or fund its Alcohol and Drug Reduction program.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 21, 2011
Bloods gang member pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy (Nashville, TN): A Bloods gang member has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to participate in racketeering and faces a maximum of life in prison.
Source: Daily Reporter Date: June 21, 2011
Six alleged members of Vatos Locos gang indicted in Atlanta (Atlanta, GA): Six alleged gang members from Atlanta and Gwinnett and DeKalb counties were indicted on federal charges Tuesday, including murder and racketeering.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 21, 2011
Reputed gang leader goes on trial (Hackensack, NJ): A Latin Kings boss ordered his underlings to kill a Lodi woman so she couldn't testify in the shooting death of a Hasbrouck Heights teen six years ago, an assistant Bergen County prosecutor said Monday.
Source: The Record Date: June 21, 2011
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