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Indianapolis targets gangs in crackdown (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis police have increased the size of the criminal gang unit, and authorities are working more closely with state and federal prosecutors to address a growing trend of younger, more violent street gangs.
Source: WRTV 6 News Date: July 4, 2011
Gang member charged with murder of Plainfield grocery store owner (Plainfield, NJ): An 18-year-old Plainfield man has been arrested and charged in connection with killing of a well-liked grocery store owner in the city.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: July 4, 2011
Education for Tri-Cities teens looking to leave gangs (Pasco, WA) : School is out for the summer, but some kids are getting ready to head back to class, after being kicked out because of gang activity. Instead of watching them fall even deeper in the gang life, a new program hopes to provide an alternative.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: July 4, 2011
Fort Smith gangs are 'homegrown' (Fort Smith, AR) : Although the Street Crimes Unit estimates 32 gangs are present in the area, their members are not connected to gangsters outside the state.
Source: The Times Record Date: July 4, 2011
Gangs in Brevard getting younger, more violent (Brevard County, FL): Twenty-six-year-old Michelle Gill lay slumped in the corner of her closet, six bullets putting an end to her life and that of her unborn daughter.
Source: Florida Today Date: July 3, 2011
Rehoboth guards against gang activity (Rehoboth Beach, DE): Police are guarding against gangs after a rare brawl near the boardwalk and cases of graffiti vandalism. "We're taking the approach that we're not going to tolerate any gang activity or nuisance or disturbance," said Police Chief Keith Banks.
Source: The Daily Times Date: July 3, 2011
Woman killed in apparent gang-related ambush (San Antonio, TX): A woman was killed Saturday night when she and her common-law husband were apparently ambushed in front of their West Side home.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: July 3, 2011
Hillside football coach keeps teens on the field, off the streets (Union County, NJ): The intense rivalry between Hillside and Roselle dates back decades, with nobody sure how it started other than as a competition for bragging rights, girls and other points of pride among young athletes in nearby Union County communities.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: July 3, 2011
Officials investigate area gangs (Fort Smith, AR) : The Fort Smith Police Department has identified 32 gangs in the city, but their populations are mostly young people ranging in age from 13 to 20. When compared to U.S. cities notorious for gang activity, Fort Smith may have a size advantage.
Source: The Times Record Date: July 3, 2011
One shot after gang fight outside SoDo nightclub (Seattle, WA): A confrontation between gang members at a SoDo nightclub turned violent early Sunday, with a man shot twice and a suspect on the loose.
Source: KOMO News Date: July 3, 2011
Anti-crime effort paying off (Buffalo, NY): Halfway through the year, serious crime in Buffalo is down substantially. Federal and local law enforcement officials would like to keep it that way. From this time last year, homicides have dropped by 23 percent, shootings by 25 percent and violent crime in general by 18 percent.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: July 2, 2011
Gang leader used ID scam to buy bling (Miami, FL) : A Miami-Dade gang leader's taste for expensive jewelry fueled an identity theft ring that was busted up Friday, authorities said.
Source: NBC Miami Date: July 2, 2011
Hoover-Five Deuce Crip convicted in assault on F.B.I. agent (Trenton, NJ): A member of the Hoover-Five Deuce Crips criminal street gang was convicted today in Trenton federal court of offenses related to his involvement in a 2010 assault on an FBI special agent and task force officer, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Source: Atlantic Highlands Herald Date: July 2, 2011
Man killed in gang-related shooting in Yakima (Yakima, WA): A 22-year-old man was killed in east Yakima late Friday night in what police are saying was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 2, 2011
Addams Family gang off the streets (Evansville, IN): Evansville Police say three members of a gang known as The Addams Family are off the streets. Police say the gang members are known in the area, and usually wear the color purple.
Source: WFIE 14 News Date: July 2, 2011
Court appearance for alleged Jersey City gang members being prosecuted in four homicides under 2008 Gang Criminality law (Jersey City, NJ): Hudson County's first prosecution under the state's Gang Criminality law moved forward yesterday when several persons charged in four homicides appeared in court. Under the 2008 law, members of a street gang need not be directly involved in a crime to be held responsible as long as it was committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with criminal street gang activity, Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: July 1, 2011
Raid leads to arrest of alleged gang member (Salem, MA): Peabody police, working with their counterparts from Beverly and Gloucester, have arrested a man they identified as a member of a nationwide street gang known as the Tiny Rascals.
Source: The Salem News Date: July 1, 2011
Police sweep through park, arresting alleged gang members (Columbus, OH): A nine-month investigation came to head on Wednesday night, as police arrested several suspected gang members who prosecutors said took over a south side park and used it as a place to sell drugs.
Source: WBNS 10 News Date: July 1, 2011
Two documented gang members arrested for allegedly robbing ice cream vendor (Merced, CA) : Merced police arrested two gang members suspected of robbing an ice cream vendor Thursday evening.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: July 1, 2011
San Jose Police Department fighting gang violence with ICE (San Jose, CA): Beginning this week, two full-time Department of Homeland Security investigators will be working with the San Jose Police Department as part of a national gang task force project called Operation Community Shield, reports Univision.
Source: New America Media Date: July 1, 2011
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