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Gangs in small-town Central Washington (Grant County, WA): Grant County, with a population hovering around 89,000, hardly dominates the national radar as a center for gang activity. Yet the area logged nearly 100 robberies and shootings last year, all gang-related — including a 10-year-old boy shot in the head when his parents' trailer was riddled with bullets, and a 13-year-old girl injured in a drive-by while she sat in her living room.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: July 30, 2011
Rescuing a Rochester neighborhood (Rochester, NY): Carmella Rodgers simply wanted to go to a party. According to her sister, Carmella was not a girl who often would sneak out at night in search of mischief.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: July 30, 2011
Gangs in small-town Central Washington (Grant County, WA): Grant County, with a population hovering around 89,000, hardly dominates the national radar as a center for such activity. Yet the area logged nearly 100 robberies and shootings last year, all of them gang-related — including a 10-year-old boy shot in the head when his parents’ trailer was riddled with bullets, and a 13-year-old girl injured in a drive-by while she sat in her living room.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: July 30, 2011
U.S. marshal serving warrant shoots at fleeing man (Chicago, IL): A U.S. deputy marshal serving a narcotics arrest warrant in the Logan Square neighborhood Thursday morning fired a shot at a fleeing gunman, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 29, 2011
Injunction targets violent Rialto street gang (Rialto, CA): Police and the San Bernardino County's District Attorney's Office on Friday barred members of one of the city's violent gangs from gathering and loitering in areas of the city.
Source: The Sun Date: July 29, 2011
Neighbors frustrated over gang signs in Merriwether (Merriweather, SC): Gang related letters, numbers and symbols popped up at an Edgefield County neighborhood early Wednesday morning. Investigators say someone spray painted the Murrah Forest welcome sign.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: July 29, 2011
Walla Walla gang shooting (Walla Walla, WA): Rival gang confrontation leads to gunfire. Officers were dispatched to the area of Howard and Tietan Streets at 5:40 p.m. Thursday July, 28 to reports of a vehicle chasing another vehicle and shots being fired. There were no injuries, but a home in the neighborhood was struck by at least one bullet.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: July 29, 2011
Buck Wild gang member sentenced to 12 years in prison (West Palm Beach, FL): A 22-year-old Riviera Beach man was sentenced Friday to a 12-year prison sentence on charges related to a trial against him and four others accused of being part of the Buck Wild street gang.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 29, 2011
Graffiti in D.C. increasing. So are the causes. (Washington, DC): The District is one of the few large urban areas seeing an apparent increase in graffiti, and officials are uncertain about the causes. The city is on track to spend twice as much to remove graffiti from public and private buildings this year compared with 2010.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 29, 2011
Did gang violence lead to teen's murder near James River? (Chesterfield County, VA): Did a fight at a party lead to the murder of Chesterfield County high school student Osbin Hernandez-Gonzales? The 18-year-old's body was found Sunday morning near the Pony Pasture area of the James River in Richmond, Virginia.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: July 28, 2011
7Woodz and 41 Zone: Brookfield Plaza stabbing was gang-related (Springfield, VA): A June stabbing in Springfield's Brookfield Plaza last month was caused by a gang dispute, according to search warrant affidavits obtained by Patch.
Source: RoseHillPatch Date: July 28, 2011
Tagging a city's identity (Salinas, CA): Hideous. Modern art. Criminal. Free expression. Graffiti can inspire strong, divided reactions within a community, leading to disagreements over what it is, whether it has purpose, and what to do about it.
Source: Monterey County Weekly Date: July 28, 2011
Gang intended to rob drug dealer, killed 64-year-old instead (Fairfield County, SC): Deputies have arrested seven gang members in connection with a home invasion that left a 64-year-old Blair man dead over the weekend. Now investigators say they're looking for an eighth suspect.
Source: WMBF News Date: July 28, 2011
Two suspected of robbery, gang affiliation (Lafayette, IN) : Two Lafayette men were acting as members of the Sur 13 gang when they robbed two other people at gunpoint last week near the Purdue University campus, court documents allege.
Source: Journal and Courier Date: July 28, 2011
YDC violence blamed on gangs (Albany, GA): Gang violence is a problem at the Albany Regional Youth Detention Center, but it's a problem the center is working to solve. The Albany facility's assault rate is the highest of the state youth centers. The center's director says gangs are behind much of that violence.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 28, 2011
Agencies to collaborate once more on gang prevention: Criminal Justice Council will focus on youth intervention (Santa Cruz, CA): With increasing concerns about the pervasiveness of gangs, the county's top law enforcement, education and political officials have reconvened a task force disbanded years ago to tackle gang prevention.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 28, 2011
Man convicted of prostituting 12-year-old girl (Alexandria, VA): A member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha street gang was convicted in federal court Thursday of prostituting a 12-year-old girl who was a runaway, authorities said.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 28, 2011
Burglaries, gun thefts yield lengthy prison term (Lebanon, PA): An 18-year-old city man with street gang connections has received a lengthy state prison sentence for a series of home burglaries and gun thefts last July.
Source: Lebanon Daily News Date: July 28, 2011
Men indicted in gang-related mugging case (Queensbury, NY): Two Glens Falls men have been indicted on robbery and assault charges in connection with a mugging last month, but the lawyer for one of them said they are victims of a gang-related false accusation.
Source: The Post-Star Date: July 28, 2011
Lynn police take aim at gang-related crime (Lynn, MA): Police Chief Kevin Coppinger said Wednesday he is taking several steps to reduce robberies, burglaries and assaults that contributed to a 2 percent increase in crime this year over 2010 crime statistics.
Source: The Daily Item Date: July 28, 2011
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