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Rare doctrine invoked to charge San Jose gang member with murdering friend (San Jose, CA): Daniel Pena didn't fire the kill shot that blasted through his close friend Alvaro Galindo's left eye -- rival San Jose gangbangers did.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 28, 2011
Richmond soccer coach helps kids avoid gang life (Richmond, CA): The way Diego Garcia sees it, once you've gotten in as deep as he was, you never really escape the gang. All you can do is change your lifestyle. For Garcia, a .45-caliber bullet to the chest made that decision easy.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 27, 2011
Shot Bluffton teen might have been recruited by gang, sheriff says (Bluffton, SC) : A 13-year-old boy shot to death early Sunday at a home in Bluffton's Grande Oaks neighborhood might have been recruited into a gang by the teen who allegedly shot him, according to Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner.
Source: The Island Packet Date: June 27, 2011
Police arrest 19-year-old in Caribbean festival shootings (Washignton, DC): A fatal shooting near the D.C. Caribbean Carnival this weekend has been blamed on gang violence, and city police have arrested one of the people shot on a murder charge.
Source: WTOP News Date: June 27, 2011
Police say gangs are more social media savvy (Rockville, MD): Montgomery County Police say more local gangs are using social media to communicate with others, even coordinating criminal activity.
Source: WUSA 9 News Date: June 27, 2011
Four men shot in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): A gang-related shooting in Long Beach Sunday led to four men being wounded, though none of them suffered life-threatening injuries, police officials said.
Source: BelmontShore-NaplesPatch Date: June 26, 2011
DC-area gangs younger, violent and tech-savvy (Washington, DC): Criminal gangs in the area are increasingly relying on new technology to abet their felonies -- coordinating with fellow gang members on Twitter and Facebook, posting videotapes of their exploits on YouTube, and receiving orders through conference calls with bosses in Salvadoran prisons.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: June 26, 2011
Judge signals he'll OK Fruitvale gang injunction (Oakland, CA): An Alameda County judge signaled Friday that he will approve Oakland's second gang injunction, a legal order that would prohibit five alleged Norteños from gathering in the city's Fruitvale neighborhood.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 25, 2011
Where gangs collide in Lodi: A rash of violence in a 50-block area (Lodi, CA): Gang-related violence has exploded in Lodi since mid-May. But the shootings, stabbings, brandishings and assaults have not been randomly spread throughout town.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: June 25, 2011
Multiple victims in TL "gang-related" shooting (San Francisco, CA): As many as five people were sent to hospital this evening following a multiple shooting gunfight at Jones and Market streets in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, an area known for narcotics dealing.
Source: Fog City Journal Date: June 25, 2011
Fatal shooting in Surrey gang-related (Surrey, BC): A 24-year-old Vancouver man who police say was well known to them was shot and killed late Friday afternoon in North Surrey. Police said the killing "appears to be targeted and gang-related."
Source: Toronto Sun Date: June 25, 2011
Community meeting to be held Tuesday at Board Auditorium on proposed gang policy (Hagerstown, MD): Washington County Public Schools will hold a community meeting on Tuesday afternoon on a proposed policy that would address gangs, gang activity and similar destructive or illegal group behavior in schools.
Source: The Herald-Mail Date: June 25, 2011
L.A. officials set to announce expanded anti-gang Summer Night Lights program (Los Angeles, CA): This summer, nights in Los Angeles will be a little brighter than in years past. At a news conference on Friday, officials will announce the expansion of the Summer Night Lights program, which keeps parks in gang-plagued communities open during the late evening, when most violent crimes occur.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 24, 2011
Catawba crack house bust nets gang member (Catawba, NC): A pair of SWAT teams raided two suspected crack houses in Catawba simultaneously at 6 a.m. Friday. The Catawba street gang known as the Cat Town Boys was the raid’s targets.
Source: Hickory Daily Record Date: June 24, 2011
Gang arrest in Salinas gets $20,000 worth of drugs off the streets (Salinas, CA): Late Wednesday, Monterey County Sheriff's Deputies, on a probation search arrest a known gang member and find drugs with a street value of 20,000 dollars.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 24, 2011
Possible gang-related fire on West Lincoln (Albany, GA): Investigators believe that a fire in south Albany may have occurred due to a rival gang dispute. Firefighters were called to 1111 West Lincoln Ave. to a house fire started by a Molotov cocktail.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: June 24, 2011
Two federal immigration agents to help in city's anti-gang crackdown (San Jose, CA): About to lose more than 100 officers to layoffs and struggling with a bloody spate of gang slayings, San Jose police brass leapt at the chance to get for free the loan of a pair of elite federal agents to help them investigate the city's violent Nortenos, Surenos and other criminal crews.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 24, 2011
Accused Trenton Gangster Killer Bloods leader facing 68 charges including three killings pleads not guilty (Trenton, NJ): A high-ranking Bloods leader accused of masterminding much of the gang violence that rocked Trenton in the summer of 2005 was in court yesterday to answer to murder charges and other accusations stemming from the city’s bloodiest year on record.
Source: The Times Date: June 23, 2011
San Juan brothers charged in shooting (San Juan, TX): Two San Juan brothers are on their way to the Hidalgo County Jail. Both men are believed to be members of the Po-Boy street gang.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: June 23, 2011
California budget cuts slash monitoring of gang parolees (Sacramento, CA) : While state prison officials plan to move tens of thousands of inmates to county jails in a highly publicized budget move, they began another money-saving effort last month: removing GPS tracking devices from hundreds of paroled gang members.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 23, 2011
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