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Mayor Adams creates anti-gang Web site (Portland, OR): Mayor Sam Adams has created a Web site that lists anti-gang efforts in Portland and calls out for volunteers to help combat the problem.
Source: MSNBC KGW Date: July 11, 2011
Suspected gang member is arrested (Gainesville, FL): A Gainesville man thought to be a member of an area street gang was arrested Friday on theft and drug charges after deputies stopped his car and reported finding him with a computer he admitted had been stolen.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: July 11, 2011
Task force tackles Island hot spots in search of gang members (Vancouver, BC): It's 10:33 p.m. Saturday night of the Canada Day long weekend in downtown Victoria, and eight cops from the Integrated Gang Task Force and two Victoria police officers march single file into Monty's Showroom Pub, wearing bulletproof vests and packing sidearms.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: July 10, 2011
Broderick Boys: What does the gang injunction mean? (West Sacramento, CA): While many believe the Broderick Boys gang injunction will continue to reduce crime in West Sacramento, a lawyer representing the alleged gang members still hopes to have the ruling overturned.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: July 10, 2011
Juveniles with guns on the rise in Toledo (Toledo, OH): Outside the Moody Manor apartments, 17-year-old Demarrio Knight looked surprised when he was asked how many people he knew owned guns.
Source: The Blade Date: July 10, 2011
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
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