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Two hospitalized after gang-related shooting near Springfield Burger King (Springfield, MA): Two victims were taken to the hospital after gunshots rained out in a gang-related shooting at a Springfield Burger King Thursday afternoon. Springfield police responded to the Burger King on State Street around 3:15 p.m. after the department's shot spotter system picked up gunshots at the corner of State and Walnut streets, according to Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield Date: May 29, 2014
Memo warns police in wake of Salt River PD shooting (Mesa, AZ): The suspects taken into custody by police after the fatal shooting of a Salt River Police Department officer are members or associates of a violent street gang with ties to the Native American community and Mesa, according to a police intelligence document.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 29, 2014
Family clamors for clarity over man shot and killed while moving car for street sweeping (San Jose, CA): About a dozen grieving family members packed a courtroom Thursday to get their first look at a pair of gang-affiliated defendants charged with killing a man last month while he moved his car for early-morning street sweepers.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: May 29, 2014
Evansville Police arrest five in Safe Street Initiative (Evansville, IN): Evansville Police say five suspects, including several local gang members, were arrested in what's called a 'Safe Street Initiative'. Police tell us three of the people who were arrested are members of the Wag Block gang, which surrounds the 300 block of Wagoner Avenue.
Source: WFIE 14 News Date: May 29, 2014
City wants schools to help pay for gang-resistance program (Durham, NC): City officials want Durham Public Schools to pick up some – if not all – of the cost of having the Police Department's Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program in elementary schools.
Source: The Durham News Date: May 29, 2014
George MS 6th graders paint over graffiti (Portland, OR): With a police escort, and wearing bright orange vests that read "Graffiti removal volunteer," sixth graders from George Middle School walked about 5 minutes from their school to a building that had been plagued by graffiti.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: May 29, 2014
Murder suspect's brother: Gonzalez urged shooter to 'do it right' (Providence, RI): Harriet Street gang members pulled posts from a porch to arm themselves against rivals they believed had smashed a window in a member's minivan the afternoon of June 15. Five Harriet Street, or H-Block, members headed to Broad Street in search of Hartford Soldiers, with whom they had been feuding for years. They didn't spot any.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: May 29, 2014
Santa Cruz gang-related stabbing results in arrest (Santa Cruz, CA): A 34-year-old Santa Cruz man was stabbed near Laurel and Washington streets Thursday afternoon in a gang motivated attack, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: May 29, 2014
Four men plead not guilty in 2009 gang-related shooting in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): Four gang members accused of killing two men and shooting another pleaded not guilty Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: May 29, 2014
Man, 21, to be charged in gang-related killing from 2011, police say (Grand Rapids, MI): Police say charges are forthcoming for a man accused of shooting and killing a 17-year-old in 2011.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: May 29, 2014
Northwest Georgia Housing Authority looks to partner with Rome police to block gang activity (Rome, GA): Northwest Georgia Housing Authority Security Director Melvin Scott said he is working with Rome police after identifying some potential gang activity in Rome in recent months.
Source: Rome News-Tribune Date: May 29, 2014
Shootings in NYC continue to rise, even as serious crimes decline (New York, NY): Despite continuing drops in most serious crimes, the number of shootings is up nearly 10 percent this year from 2013, a trend that prompted the NYPD to increase its anti-gang activity.
Source: Newsday Date: May 29, 2014
Gang member faces more than three decades in prison (Santa Cruz, CA): The Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee announced Thursday that the gang member, who shot and attempted to kill a rival gang member on New Year's Eve in 2011 in Watsonville, will spend 37 years to life in prison and will not be eligible for parole for more than three decades.
Source: KION 46 News Date: May 29, 2014
Jackson nonprofits partner with police to prevent gang activity (Jackson, TN): Members of Jackson nonprofit organizations met Thursday with police to participate in training that seeks to prevent gang activity by reaching children.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: May 29, 2014
At Gonzalez trial, police officer testifies about stopping car with gang members inside (Providence, RI): The day before someone opened fire on a graduation party at Hartford Park housing project, killing a 12-year-old girl, the police stopped a car carrying Harriet Street gang members in enemy territory, very close to the shooting site.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: May 28, 2014
Members of 'ruthless' rival gangs — Sick Thugz and Asian Assassins — arrested in guns and drugs raids (Toronto, ON): Toronto police arrested 50 people and seized drugs, cash and firearms in pre-dawn raids Wednesday on what police call two "ruthless" rival Toronto gangs.
Source: National Post Date: May 28, 2014
Council avoids hard-line position on gang-resistance funding (Durham, NC): Key City Council members were reluctant on Wednesday to slash spending on an in-schools anti-gang program to free Police Department resources for use elsewhere in the city.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: May 28, 2014
Mayor of Chicago seeks to further tighten gun laws (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined a plan on Wednesday to make Chicago's gun laws, already some of the strictest in the country, even tougher. Calling gun violence Chicago's "most urgent problem," Mr. Emanuel, who has said the issue is one of his administration's top priorities, introduced a proposal to the City Council that would impose tighter restrictions on gun retailers and buyers.
Source: The New York Times Date: May 28, 2014
Nassau legislators want forfeitures to fund plainclothes cops (Nassau County, NY): A trio of Nassau County Democratic legislators Wednesday called for the police department to tap into a special $4 million fund to reverse the transfer of 45 plainclothes police officers to patrol duty, a cost-saving measure that has incited strong community opposition.
Source: Newsday Date: May 28, 2014
Ex-gang member testifies in trial (Santa Maria, CA): A former Lompoc gang member, who was jumped into Westside VLP at age 12, took the stand Tuesday to testify against an alleged gang leader in connection with the kidnapping and torture of a Lompoc man over a drug debt.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: May 28, 2014
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