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Vancouver gangs shouldn't be glorified, says murder victim's father (Vancouver, BC): Bruce Davis has tried not to pay much attention to the recent gun violence in Surrey and North Delta. It brings up terrible memories for the man whose daughter was killed outside a downtown Vancouver nightclub in 2004.
Source: CBC News Date: June 17, 2015
Pueblo police chief discusses recent gang violence (Pueblo, CO): There have been nine gang-related shootings in Pueblo since May 11. The most recent occurred Wednesday around 1:40 a.m. in the 1200 block of Amarillo Street. Police said three or four men forced their way inside a house and shot a 21-year-old man.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13 Date: June 17, 2015
Community Activist: Gun Access, Which Congress Won't Curb, Is At The Heart Of Boston's Gang Violence (Boston, MA): Gun violence is becoming a heightened issue in Boston following another non-fatal shooting Tuesday night in Dorchester and one week after 16 year-old Jonathan Dos Santos was gunned down last week while riding his bicycle.
Source: WGBH News Date: June 17, 2015
Brothers sent to federal prison in street gang drug case (Harrisburg, PA): Two York brothers, including one described by a judge as a "crafty kingpin," are the latest members of a gang to be sentenced to federal prison as the result of a sweeping, multi-year drug investigation.
Source: PennLive.com Date: June 17, 2015
Defense lawyer: Prosecutor in Holyoke La Familia murder trial made 'gross miscalculation' in relying on 2 gang members' testimony (Springfield, MA): Jeffrey Brown, lawyer for one of the men accused in the fatal shooting of a Holyoke man, told jurors Wednesday the prosecution's two main witnesses are liars collaborating with each other to get help on their own cases.
Source: The Republican Date: June 17, 2015
Third arrest made in connection with Napa shooting (Napa, CA): A third suspect was arrested for investigation of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting incident last month.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: June 17, 2015
Pueblo police seek help from FBI to combat gang activity (Pueblo, CO): Six months into the year, the number of shootings are on the rise in Pueblo. After a man was left in critical condition from a home invasion, police admit there has been more gang- and drug-related crime. The June 17 incident marks the 18th shooting in 2015, the sixth in June alone.
Source: KOAA 5 News Date: June 17, 2015
This Is What It's Like to Belong to a Prison Gang in the Deep South (Mississippi): Last month, the Sun Herald reported that a gang called the Simon City Royals was on the rise in South Mississippi. Since 2010, law enforcement sources told the paper, the gang's statewide membership had grown from around 1,200 to close to 2,000, and the group is especially powerful in the southern part of the state, where they've arguably eclipsed more established brands like the Bloods and the Crips.
Source: VICE Date: June 17, 2015
Car dealer fires former gang member after Syracuse.com story about his success (Syracuse, NY): On Monday, Quante Wright went to work at Lowery Brothers Chrysler Jeep. He sold a 2015 Jeep Cherokee. Then he was fired. Wright was let go a day after he was featured in a story about the barriers he's faced on his path from prison to college graduation and beyond.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: June 17, 2015
Suspect In Murder Of Chris Lane Admits Gang Affiliation (Stephens County, OK): Chancey Luna did not try to hide his gang affiliation in court Tuesday. In fact, he seemed to wear it proudly. "Crips for Life" was written on the back of his prison jumpsuit, giving some credence to years of speculation surrounding this case.
Source: KWTV News 9 Date: June 17, 2015
Charges: Magna man was 17 when he committed gang-related murder (Magna, UT): An 18-year-old Magna man was charged with murder Wednesday for a gang-related shooting he allegedly committed a year ago.
Source: Deseret News Date: June 17, 2015
Baltimore Police said Arnesha Bowers' death the result of gang initiation (Baltimore, MD): Raeshawn Rivers, 14, was arrested and charged with the "vicious murder" of Baltimore teenager Arnesha Bowers, police officials announced Wednesday.
Source: WMAR ABC 2 News Date: June 17, 2015
Small group of people blamed for majority of city's recent shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police believe a group of 12 to 15 people has been responsible for the majority of the city's shootings in the last three weeks, Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: June 16, 2015
Smyrna Man Indicted for Alleged Gang Activity (Cobb County, GA): A Smyrna man has been indicted on 16 charges related to his alleged participation in a criminal street gang, the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Source: Smyrna-Vinings Patch Date: June 16, 2015
Child finds loaded gun in wake of gang fight outside Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): A 4-year-old found a loaded semi-automatic handgun Monday evening on a sidewalk on the southwestern outskirts of Santa Rosa, in an area where deputies were investigating a suspected gang fight, Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: June 16, 2015
2 Oxnard gang members arrested in connection with firearm (Oxnard, CA): Two Oxnard gang members were arrested Tuesday in connection with a firearm, officials said. Officers in Oxnard police’s special enforcement unit were working about 2:45 p.m. near Pleasant Valley Road and Cloyne Street when they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 16, 2015
New suspects named in fatal Wings Cafe shootout (Macon, GA): A 72-count indictment adds five new names to the list of people accused in the December fatal shootout at Macon’s Wings Cafe that left three men dead.
Source: The Telegraph Date: June 16, 2015
3 Cleveland gang members get prison in attempted hit on rival (Cleveland, OH): Three admitted gang members in Cleveland have been sentenced to prison for shooting into a home and wounding a rival.
Source: The News-Herald Date: June 16, 2015
Toledo man sentenced for 2010 gang-related murder (Toledo, OH): A Toledo man has been sentenced after being convicted of murder, felonious assault and criminal gang participation.
Source: WNWO 24 News Date: June 16, 2015
MoCo DA gang unit will go on despite loss of task force (Salinas, CA): Officials with the Monterey County District Attorney's gang unit said they will continue their work, even after the Monterey County Gang Task Force is shut down on July 1. Instead of getting cases directly from the task force, they will likely come from police departments individually.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 16, 2015
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