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Montbello neighbors want gang violence to stop (Denver, CO): Montbello neighbors say gang violence in plaguing their community and are now calling on police to do something about it. The neighborhood is located off Maxwell Place and Sable Street, across the street from the Denver Center for International Studies at Ford Elementary.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: August 28, 2016
US gun violence, homicides spike in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Seven people have been killed and at least 38 wounded in shootings across Chicago, Illinois, since Friday amid a sharp uptick in gun violence in America’s third-largest city this year.
Source: PressTV Date: August 28, 2016
Former gang member focuses on giving back to community (Amarillo, TX): At one point in his life, Jesse Lucero was a ranking member of a local barrio gang, but a moment arrived in prison when a man covered in tattoos, just like him, spoke to him about a different path.
Source: Amarillo Globe-News Date: August 28, 2016
A second boy struck by violence leaves a city grieving (BUffalo, NY): Shootings of two children started and ended a bloody summer in Buffalo, leaving two young boys fighting for their lives and city leaders calling for an end to gang violence.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 27, 2016
Police chief: Bridgeport gangsters intimidate jurors (Bridgeport, CT): Although state officials deny it, city Police Chief Armando Perez believes members of the Green Boyz Gang may be getting away with murder because of jury intimidation.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: August 27, 2016
Three suspected violent gang members arrested (Santa Rosa, CA): Police arrested three suspected violent gang members early this morning in Santa Rosa after an officer stopped a vehicle speeding through a construction zone.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: August 27, 2016
Juvenile offenders work to clean up graffiti (Nampa, ID): Despite the extensive racially charged graffiti found at Wilson's Pond last week, Caldwell and Nampa say the amount of graffiti seen in the cities hasn't increased. On Aug. 19, more than 45 gang tags were spray painted onto benches, a brick wall and asphalt in the area around Wilson's Pond. The Canyon County Parks Department, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and volunteers worked throughout the week to cover or remove the graffiti.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: August 27, 2016
Girl, 8, Shot in Head in Camden in Gang Related Shooting: Police Chief (Camden, NJ): An 8-year-old girl is fighting for her life and an intense manhunt is underway after she was shot in the head by a stray bullet in Camden, New Jersey.
Source: NBC Philadelphia Date: August 26, 2016
Torrance police arrest gang members suspected of 5,000 burglaries (Torrance, CA): Torrance police arrested 13 reputed South Los Angeles gang members today in a massive predawn operation to break up an organized ring believed responsible for some 5,000 residential burglaries in five Southern California counties.
Source: Daily Breeze Date: August 26, 2016
Police: Boy Seriously Injured in Gang-Related Shooting, Brothers Were Intended Targets (Buffalo, NY): An 8-year-old boy fighting for his life after he was shot on South Division in Buffalo Thursday night was injured in a gang-related shooting, according to police in Buffalo.
Source: TWC News Date: August 26, 2016
'There is a problem.' Former head of gang unit joins Tosi to talk gangs (Anchorage, AK): A retired police officer and a community activist took to social media on Friday to heighten public awareness about gang activity in Anchorage. Ma'o Tosi, a former NFL player and Polynesian community leader who manages the Northway Mall, joined Scott Lofthouse, who used to head the gang unit at Anchorage Police Department (APD,) on Facebook live.
Source: KTUU 2 News Date: August 26, 2016
LMPD chief: 'This violence has to stop' (Louisville, KY): At the end of a violent week for the Shelby Park area, where a series of shootings left four people dead, Louisville Metro Police Department officials addressed the media and called for an end to gang violence and retaliatory killings.
Source: The Courier-Journal Date: August 26, 2016
Painful tattoo removal offers hope (Stockton, CA): In a matter of seconds, the four dots on Andrew Bird’s middle finger began fading. “That one hurts; bad,” the 24-year-old said. Bird, despite being in pain, looked unfazed as a nurse used a laser to zap away remnants of a past life. He said he decided to remove the tattoos on his fingers, neck and wrists because he’s “changing.”
Source: The Record Date: August 26, 2016
Peace leaders call for community to speak up and end gang violence (Buffalo, NY): Peace leaders holding a rally are making a plea to the community – asking them to join together to stop gang violence.
Source: WIVB News 4 Date: August 26, 2016
UN gang associate sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to murder rival (Vancouver, BC): A United Nations gang associate has pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder gangster Randy Naicker, and has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: August 26, 2016
Feds join full court press on Eastside Riva gang (Riverside, CA): Four associates of the Eastside Riva gang – including its leader, Ernie “Gordo” Hernandez, 55, are under arrest on federal charges of distributing methamphetamine.
Source: Inland News Today Date: August 26, 2016
Gang-related burglary ring hit 5,000 SoCal homes, police say (Torrance, CA): Southern California law enforcement agencies banded together to round up 15 suspects in a gang-related burglary ring that they say hit thousands of SoCal homes. The gang members were given goals, officials said: Break into homes and come back with at least $5,000 and a weapon every single day.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: August 26, 2016
State audit: Gang database 'deeply flawed' (Yuba City, CA): More than 1,300 Yuba-Sutter residents are named in a gang database a state auditor says is "deeply flawed." CalGang, a statewide database of suspected gang members, is meant to provide intelligence about gangs for law enforcement officers. People are added to the list without their knowledge and may not have ever committed a crime.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: August 26, 2016
BGF 'field marshal' sentenced to two years in prison (Baltimore, MD): A woman who helped oversee operations for the Black Guerrilla Family gang is headed to federal prison. On Friday, U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Kimberly McIntosh, 47, to two years in prison, citing "an element of mercy" for the woman, who has Stage 3 breast cancer. She has been receiving chemotherapy treatments since April and is scheduled to have a double mastectomy.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: August 26, 2016
Suspected Gang Member Busted For Allegedly Firing Gun In Fairfield Neighborhood (Solano County, CA) : Fairfield police said a known gang member was arrested this morning for firing a gun into the air. Residents in the Utah and Tyler streets area reported the gunfire and gave a description of the gunman around 6:45 a.m., police said.
Source: Suisun City Patch Date: August 26, 2016
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