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Witness intimidation trial scheduled in Stanislaus County (Stanislaus County, CA): A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge on Tuesday scheduled a trial to begin Oct. 1 for a man accused of staring down a witness to keep her from testifying in a gang-related murder case.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: August 8, 2012
Taking illegal weapons off Fresno streets (Fresno, CA): The Fresno Police Department is trying to clean up the streets by cracking down on guns. Police Chief Jerry Dyer says there has been a twenty percent increase in shootings so far this year compared to last year.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: August 7, 2012
Schumer targets intimidators (Peekskill, NY): U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer stood in front of City Hall on Monday morning exhibiting a T-shirt with the phrase "Snitches get Stitches" emblazoned on it. The phrase is common among gang members who use it to intimidate witnesses or victims to criminal activity, authorities say.
Source: The Journal News Date: August 7, 2012
BC gang activity wilting under police heat (Chilliwack, BC): Gang activity in B.C. has wilted under the heat of Lower Mainland police forces, including the Chilliwack RCMP, says UFV criminologist Darryl Plecas.
Source: BCLocalNews.com Date: August 7, 2012
Bloods gang member sentenced to 65 years in prison in gang assault in shooting of another man in Evergreen (Monticello, NY): Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Daquan Gray, aka "Day Day," age 21, of Monticello, N.Y. was sentenced in Sullivan County Court by County Judge Michael McGuire today, August 7, 2012, to an aggregate sentence of 65 years in state prison and 5 years of post release supervision for Gang Assault and other violent felony charges.
Source: The River Reporter Date: August 7, 2012
Gang member gets 25 years in prison (Fulton County, GA): A member of the notorious 30 Deep gang has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 7, 2012
Leader of Perth Amboy gang, 29 others indicted on racketeering charges linked to drug network (Trenton, NJ): The leader of a violent Perth Amboy-based street gang and 29 members have been indicted on charges of racketeering for allegedly running a heroin drug ring, state authorities said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: August 7, 2012
Teen gets 20 years in 2010 bus stop killing in Southeast Austin (Austin, TX): A 19-year-old man pleaded guilty to murder and received a 20-year sentence in a 2010 Southeast Austin shooting that police say was gang-related, according to court documents.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: August 7, 2012
Chicago woman admits to role in 2006 gang-related slaying (Hammond, IN): A Chicago woman agreed to plead guilty to having knowledge of a gang-related murder but not telling authorities, federal court records show.
Source: The Times Date: August 7, 2012
Gunning for gangs (Ottawa, ON): Gangs are more violent, intimidating and carry more guns with the aim of settling scores. And Ottawa's top cop says he's aiming to stop the brazen gunplay.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: August 7, 2012
Sunnyvale DPS discusses topic of gangs at neighborhood meeting (Sunnyvale, CA): Gang enforcement in the city of Sunnyvale was one of the main topics at the Sunnyvale Neighborhood Associations' quarterly meeting on Aug. 6. While there was not a significant incident which led to this request, Capt. David Verbrugge said there has been an "uptick" in gang graffiti in the summer.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 7, 2012
Ed Lee drops stop-frisk plan amid uproar (San Francisco, CA): Mayor Ed Lee has dropped plans to bring New York City's controversial stop-and-frisk policy to San Francisco and instead will rely on targeted police enforcement, crime-tracking software and increased involvement by ministers to combat the gun violence that has plagued some of the city's most crime-ridden neighborhoods.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 7, 2012
Teen shot by bullet fired into Fulton County home (Fulton County, GA): A 17-year-old boy is recovering Monday after he was grazed in the head by a bullet that was fired into his house in a drive by shooting.
Source: WGCL CBS46 Date: August 6, 2012
Lawmakers seek to curtail gang formation (Harrisburg, PA): After two young men were stabbed to death in a gang-related fight in December, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan decided it was time to look at preventive measures for gang activity.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: August 6, 2012
Gang activity gets addressed in Columbia (Columbia, GA) : This is graffiti spray painted on a building just off of Walton way--and those symbols represent gang signs... something that's a growing problem not only locally, but across the nation.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: August 6, 2012
Killed, 25 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday that four people are dead and 25 others wounded in "acts of violence" around the city this past weekend.
Source: CNSnews.com Date: August 6, 2012
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
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