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Eight gang members arrested in San Juan (San Juan, TX): Local authorities worked hand in hand to arrest seven members of the Po’Boys street gang and one member of the Mexican Mafia. Four of the members were adults, while the other four were teenagers.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: July 10, 2011
Boy, 17, killed in suspected gang-related shooting (Oceanside, CA): Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has been killed in a suspected gang-related drive-by shooting in Oceanside.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 9, 2011
Governor wipes out state gang task force (Tulare, CA): With his signature of the state budget, Gov. Jerry Brown eliminated the statewide gang task force that was touted during a press conference in Tulare April 7 by state Attorney General Kamala Harris and local law enforcement officials.
Source: The Recorder Date: July 9, 2011
Man, child wounded in gang-related shooting (San Diego, CA): A 7-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man were wounded in a southeastern San Diego neighborhood Saturday afternoon in what police described as a gang-related shooting.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: July 9, 2011
Police say shooting was gang-related (Columbia, MO): An 18-year-old black man was shot in the hip while inside his northeast Columbia apartment during what police are calling a gang-related attack.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: July 9, 2011
Gang member sentenced in weapons, drug case (Gulfport, MS): A member of the Simon City Royals street gang has pleaded guilty to federal charges of possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and possession with the intent to distribute three grams of methamphetamine, U.S. District Court records show.
Source: Sun Herald Date: July 8, 2011
Suspected MS-13 gang member arrested in Plainfield (Plainfield, NJ): A member of a violent street gang that was dismantled in raids this week was arrested today, officials said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: July 8, 2011
Last three members of a Rochester gang convicted under racketeering laws (Rochester, NY): The last three members of a Rochester gang arrested on racketeering charges have been convicted in federal court. In April of 2009 federal agents arrested 28 members of a gang called the "Chain Gang" or "Wolfpack."
Source: MSNBC WHEC Date: July 8, 2011
Police will deploy to parks this summer, target gang members to quell violence, Davis says (Boston, MA): Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said today that uniformed officers will flood city parks and playgrounds this summer in a move aimed at easing fears that children could be hurt by bullets meant for someone else.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 8, 2011
Sparks police investigate gang-related shooting (Sparks, NV): Sparks police say they're investigating a gang shooting near Victorian Square Thursday night. Investigators says two rival gangs challenged one another and got into a fight and shots were fired.
Source: KTVN 2 News Date: July 8, 2011
Two arrested on drug charges in gun violence investigation (Belvidere, IL): On July 8 the Belvidere Police Department arrested a 16-year-old subject in connection to a recent gang related shooting. In addition, three other subjects are also arrested during the investigation.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: July 8, 2011
Suspected gang member nabbed at drop house (Avondale, AZ): Tips led DPS officers to serve a search warrant at an Avondale drop house where they found 21 illegal immigrants. A suspected human smuggler plus a suspected gang member were arrested.
Source: KPHO 5 News Date: July 8, 2011
Montco D.A.: Man and his gang went on violent crime spree (Norristown, PA): Augustus Anthony Simmons was a quick climber in street crime, so quick he called himself "King," authorities said. Last summer, the Brooklyn tough brought the Bloods to Norristown, organizing a "subgroup" of the infamous street gang that he called "G-Shine" and "Gangsta Killer Blood."
Source: The Inquirer Date: July 7, 2011
Stay calm and carry on: Katz on gangs (Winnipeg, MB): Gang violence in Winnipeg is nothing new, Mayor Sam Katz said Wednesday in response to growing public awareness of the conflict between the organized criminal groups Hells Angels and Rock Machine.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: July 7, 2011
Manteca gang activity flares up as summer temperatures rise (Manteca, CA): It’s almost a given: Gang activity on Manteca’s streets pick up when the temperature heats up. That’s what happened during the six days of 100-degree plus heat that encompassed the three-day Fourth of July weekend.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: July 7, 2011
Police dealing with increase in gangs, gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): Metro Police said they are dealing with an apparent increase in the presence of gangs and gang violence over the last year. In statistics released Thursday, Metro said there are now close to 600 gangs in its jurisdiction.
Source: MSNBC KSNV Date: July 7, 2011
Gang member sentenced for crack sales (Albany, NY): Another downtown drug gang member was sentenced to more than six years in prison Thursday for his plea to distributing crack cocaine.
Source: Times Union Date: July 7, 2011
Former gang member speaks out about the life he left (Anchorage, AK): With 74 validated gangs in town, Anchorage police have their hands full trying to stop criminal activities that begins when gang members are young.
Source: KTVA 11 News Date: July 7, 2011
Hacienda Heights man posed as gang member to extort money (Los Angeles, CA): A Hacienda Heights man is facing several serious charges. Investigators said he posed as a high ranking Asian gang member to extort money from Chinese immigrants.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: July 7, 2011
Gang-related violence hits Wilmington in 2011 (Wilmington, NC): The city of Wilmington has seen its fair share of violent crimes in the first half of 2011. Many teenagers are falling victim to gang-related crimes.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: July 7, 2011
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