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West Side street gang leader sentenced to 38 years (Chicago, IL): A leader of the New Breeds street gang who authorities said ran a heroin drug market on the city's West Side for nearly a decade has been sentenced to 38 years in federal prison.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 6, 2012
E-mail sparks debate over anti-gang resources in Meriden (Meriden, CT): A prominent local pastor's request that city officials address what he called an increase in violent gang activity in some neighborhoods sparked a contentious email exchange between city councilors late last week.
Source: Record-Journal Date: August 6, 2012
Boy, 16, shot and killed in Richmond (Richmond, CA): A 16-year-old football player from Kennedy High School in Richmond was shot and killed on a street near his home in what police say may have been a gang-related shooting.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 6, 2012
Suspects accused in gang-related federal gun-trafficking ring entering guilty pleas (Gulfport, MS): Thirteen people accused in a federal gun-trafficking ring involving members or associates of the Simon City Royals street gang are pleading guilty, according to U.S. District Court records.
Source: Sun Herald Date: August 6, 2012
Two people injured in gang-related shooting in East San Jose (East San Jose, CA): Two people were injured in a double shooting in East San Jose Sunday evening, according to San Jose police.
Source: MilipitasPatch Date: August 6, 2012
Paso gang members behind bars after traffic stop (Paso Robles, CA): Last Saturday, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies stopped a GMC pickup truck for traffic violations at the corner of South River Road and Niblick Road. During a search of the pickup, deputies discovered a .22 caliber revolver and ammunition.
Source: KVEC 920 News Date: August 6, 2012
KCBS in depth: Treating gang activity as a social illness (San Francisco, CA): It seems as if every major city in the Bay Area has been dealing with some level of gang activity and youth violence. That's why one San Francisco community activist says it's time to address the problem as if it's a social illness in need of a cure. He believes he has the right prescription for the job.
Source: KCBS News Date: August 6, 2012
Police: Gang shooting suspect arrested in Washington motel (Portland, OR): A suspect has been arrested for what police call a gang-related shooting near a local park in July. "We do know this part of an ongoing gang feud between select gangs we've been experiencing for the last couple of years," said Chief Mike Reese.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: August 6, 2012
Organization aims to decrease gang numbers (Richland, WA): Police estimate there are more than 3,000 gang members active in the Tri-Cities alone and only about 10% of them are actually documented.
Source: MSNBC KNDU Date: August 6, 2012
Ft. Pierce teen caught in crossfire of gang violence (Fort Pierce, FL): In recent weeks residents in one community say when the gang task force leaves their area, the gang members come out of the shadows. After yet another shooting this weekend, the gang task force in this region, made up in part by the Fort Pierce Police Department, is refocusing and reorganizing its efforts.
Source: WPEC 12 News Date: August 6, 2012
Gang violence has Camden, N.J. on track to break homicide record (Camden, NJ): July 2012 will go down in Camden, New Jersey's history as the city's deadliest since September 1949. Thirteen people were killed and most of the deaths were connected with the area’s drug trade and apparent infighting between rival sets of the notorious street gang, the Bloods.
Source: WHYY NewsWorks Date: August 5, 2012
Three shot in South Side drive-by (Chicago, IL): Three men reported to be street gang members were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side Sunday morning.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: August 5, 2012
Gang gunfire nearly hits sleeping girl (Holland, MI): A shooting that police say was gang-related left at least one person hurt in Holland in the early morning hours of Sunday.
Source: WOOD 8 News Date: August 5, 2012
Tattooed immigrants claim First Amendment issue after being denied green cards (Washington, DC): As reported by the Wall Street Journal in the above video, an increasing number of immigrants from Mexico, Central America and South America have found their green card applications denied. The reason? U.S. officials maintain they pose a security threat as the tattoos are symbols of criminal gang affiliation.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: August 5, 2012
Troops recruited by gangs big concern for local law enforcement (Colorado Springs, CO): The number of gang members tracked by the Colorado Springs Police Department has doubled since 2006 and right now that number is hovering around 1,200 known gang members; that's according to the department's Community Impact Team, or COMMIT for short.
Source: KOAA 5 News Date: August 5, 2012
Two injured in East San Jose gang-related shooting (San Jose, CA): San Jose police are investigating a double shooting in East San Jose that injured one adult and one teenager Sunday night.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: August 5, 2012
New gang outreach group has meeting (Richland, WA): It's no secret gangs are in the Tri-Cities. But what may be surprising to note is there are about 1,200 documented gang members or gang affiliates who live here.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 4, 2012
Gang membership, violence up in Yuma area (Yuma, AZ): While street gangs are nothing new to the Yuma area, Det. Robby Rosas, of the Yuma Police Department's special gang unit, says the violence associated with them has escalated over the years.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: August 4, 2012
Suspected Coatesville gang leader caught by police (Coatesville, PA): The suspected leader of a feared Coatesville street gang was arrested at a Lancaster County hotel Friday, officials said.
Source: Daily Local News Date: August 4, 2012
Gang member hurt in Cathedral City shootout (Cathedral City, CA): A gang member released early from prison was injured early Saturday in a shootout that sent bullets into the bedroom of a nearby home, Cathedral City police said.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: August 4, 2012
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