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Gang member gets multiple life sentences for role in San Pablo killing spree (Martinez, CA): A West Contra Costa County gang member received multiple life sentences Friday for his role in a San Pablo killing spree that targeted anyone wearing rival gang colors, even if they weren't in a gang, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 17, 2011
Live Oak man sentenced to prison for weapons, drug charges (Santa Cruz, CA): A 23-year-old Capitola gang member who admitted to having illegal guns, cocaine, meth, Oxycontin and more than 4 ounces of marijuana was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 17, 2011
Okla teen killed in drive-by shooting (Midwest City, OK): A man has surrendered to authorities in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager in Midwest City.
Source: KOKH FOX 25 News Date: June 16, 2011
Newark Police to launch Ceasefire strategy to combat gang violence (Newark, NJ) : This fall, the Newark Police Department will offer gang members two choices: quit the life or go to federal prison. The strategy — known as Ceasefire — was outlined to Patch this week by Acting Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio.
Source: SouthWardPatch Date: June 16, 2011
Salisbury man's home, car vandalized (Salisbury, NC): Detectives with the Salisbury Police Department are investigating what they say is a gang-based vandalism of a Salisbury home, where red paint was sprayed onto the front and side of the home, and also onto a car behind the home.
Source: Salisbury Post Date: June 16, 2011
LCO, surrounding communities tackle growing gang violence (Sawyer County, WI): Gang activity is on the rise in tribal communities across the country and right here in the Northland. One place of growing concern is the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation and areas around it.
Source: FOX 21 News Date: June 16, 2011
12 arrested in what deputies call gang-related fight (St. Martin, MS): Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 12 people as the result of a fight at Lemoyne Boulevard Baptist Church on Wednesday night and officials believe was gang-related.
Source: Sun Herald Date: June 16, 2011
Ex-mayoral candidate's father charged with gang activity (Crown Point, IN): Antonio Andrade, whose teenage son unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nod for Hammond mayor in May's primary election, is facing felony charges in the wake of his arrest by gang-unit officers.
Source: The Times Date: June 16, 2011
USD 501 board approves gang policy (Topeka, KS): Beginning this fall, students in Topeka Unified School District 501 will be disciplined for wearing clothes that may appear to promote gang activity.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: June 16, 2011
Gilroy police will not receive $750K gang prevention grant (Gilroy, CA): Two South County police departments hoping a federal grant would help pay for gang prevention efforts will have to look elsewhere.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: June 16, 2011
Three-month Chico gang sweep nets 47 arrests (Chico, CA): A three-month gang suppression effort in Chico, which ended May 28, resulted in the arrest of 47 people with suspected or confirmed gang connections.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 15, 2011
Gang member jailed for armed robbery (Saskatoon, SK): An 18-year-old who covered his face with a red bandana and joined a fellow Indian Posse gang member in an armed robbery where a handgun was fired, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: June 15, 2011
Gang members accused in beating, robbery (Jackson County, MS): Four self-professed members of the Simon City Royals street gang were behinds bars Wednesday, accused in the beating and robbery of a 16-year-old, Sheriff Mike Byrd said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: June 15, 2011
Report criticizes PIRC, city's anti-crime initiative (Pittsburgh, PA): An ambitious crime-fighting strategy aimed at reducing the city's homicide rate is too narrowly focused on gang violence and needs to widen its scope, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Center on Race and Social Problems.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: June 15, 2011
Two arrested in Oakland robbery spree (Oakland, CA): Two suspected street gang members believed responsible for at least seven armed robberies Monday and Tuesday in East Oakland were arrested shortly after the last holdup as they tried to rob another person, police said Wednesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: June 15, 2011
Santa Maria PD teams up with community to combat gang violence (Santa Maria, CA): Police in Santa Maria are giving parents and community members the resources to make their neighborhood safer from gangs.
Source: KSBY News Date: June 15, 2011
San Jose hold meeting to discuss spike in gang-related homicides (San Jose, CA): San Jose Police Wednesday night said they are taking a hard line on gangs and gang violence in light of a soaring number of homicides. San Jose's Deputy Police Chief said that half of the city's 25 homicides this year are gang related.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: June 15, 2011
Harlem teen fatally shot in gang-related incident (Harlem, NY): Police officials said Wednesday that a Manhattan teenager shot dead in front of his home Tuesday night was likely the victim of gang-related violence.
Source: NY 1 News Date: June 15, 2011
Eight suspected gang members arrested for shooting (Monroe, GA): A total of eight suspects, all with gang affiliations in Newton and Rockdale counties, have been arrested and charged with the March 30 shooting on Spring Street in Monroe.
Source: The Walton Tribune Date: June 15, 2011
Raid targets Camp Street drug gang (Buffalo, NY): Federal agents early today began a crackdown on alleged members of a street gang that police believe is involved in extreme violence on the city's East Side.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 14, 2011
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