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Police: Chicago teacher killed in gang crossfire (Chicago, IL): A Chicago public school teacher was fatally shot at her second job at a real estate office in what police say was an exchange of gunfire between two groups of alleged gang members.
Source: ABC News Date: May 31, 2014
Kalamazoo gang member-turned-pastor: 'I watched (Michael Day) grow up and now I'm doing his funeral' (Kalamazoo, MI): Esteven Juarez knows the streets of Edison well. A former gang member who grew up in the Kalamazoo neighborhood, he knows about drugs, gun violence, and fights over territory. And there's no doubt in his mind Monday's shooting that killed his 13-year-old friend, Michael "Mike Mike" Day, was gang-related.
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette Date: May 31, 2014
East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution (Baltimore, MD): A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 31, 2014
LI gangs behind stubborn streak of violent crime as police try to combat them (Long Island, NY): Crips and Bloods continue to operate lucrative drug operations in a handful of lower-income Nassau and Suffolk neighborhoods, carrying out gang-related shootings even as violent crime has largely disappeared in many parts of Long Island, according to public records and police officials.
Source: Newsday Date: May 31, 2014
Gang officers swarm Rialto streets (Rialto, CA): Police gang teams from all over San Bernardino County swarmed this city's streets Friday night in an effort to curb gang violence. By the end of the night, 59 men and women had been arrested, and two firearms and an unknown amount of drugs were seized, authorities said.
Source: The Sun Date: May 31, 2014
South Side rapper Nuski shot dead in Chatham (Chatham, IL): A Chicago rapper related to prominent rapper Lil Durk was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in Chatham.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 31, 2014
Former Lompoc gang member testifies in trial (Lompoc, 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: Lompoc Record Date: May 30, 2014
PD: Gang may have targeted Salt River officer in deadly shooting (Phoenix, AZ): Authorities are investigating whether a Phoenix-area gang is targeting law enforcement officers after a Salt River police officer may have been baited into making a traffic stop where several gang members shot and killed him.
Source: KPHO 5 News Date: May 30, 2014
A reluctant witness in gang-related shooting trial (St. Paul, MN): Mohamed Omar, 21, walked slowly to the witness stand Friday morning in Hennepin County District Court slightly favoring his right leg.
Source: MPR News Date: May 30, 2014
ATF announces reward for gang-related violence (Atlanta, GA): The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Atlanta Field Division has announced a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the successful prosecution of persons involved in gang-related violent offenses, in addition to any gang-related activity, that recently occurred in the Rome, Floyd County area.
Source: WTVM 9 News Date: May 30, 2014
Fort Myers councilman says gang violence is on the rise (Fort Myers, FL): Is there a raging war between gangs in the City of Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres One Fort Myers city councilman says "yes" and he plans to address the problem at Monday's council meeting.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News Date: May 30, 2014
Gang injunction trial comes to a close (Santa Barbara, CA): Closing arguments were given by plaintiff and defense in the City of Santa Barbara’s proposed gang injunction trial yesterday, the final hearing before Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Colleen Sterne issues her decision.
Source: Daily Nexus Date: May 30, 2014
State rests in murder trial of gang member accused of 12-year-old's murder (Providence, RI): State prosecutors on Friday rested their case against Harriet Street gang member Luis “Fat Boy” Gonzalez with the medical examiner’s testimony about the injuries that killed a 12-year-old girl last June.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: May 30, 2014
Teen accused of stabbing in Neptune gang fight (Neptune, NC): A 15-year-old Ocean Township boy has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of an 18-year-old Asbury Park man during a fight between rival street gangs on Sunday night, according to a news release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: May 30, 2014
Alleged gang leader accused of prostituting a woman for gang, charged as a party to rape (Macon, GA): The alleged leader of Macon's Money Over Everything street gang is being held at the county jail without bond, accused of prostituting a woman for money for the gang.
Source: The Telegraph Date: May 30, 2014
Four injured after wave of Etobicoke gang gunfire, including one shot at hospital (Toronto, ON): A feud between rival gangs led to a wave of shootings across Etobicoke on Friday afternoon, injuring four people, including one shot at Etobicoke General Hospital.
Source: The Star Date: May 30, 2014
Springfield police to crack down on gang violence (Springfield, MA): Springfield police are beefing up patrols in crime hot spot areas following a week of gang related shootings. This past week, one person was killed and four wounded in shootings. One woman who didn't want to reveal her name is concerned.
Source: WGGB News Date: May 30, 2014
Michael Bryant changes tune on get-tough gang strategy (Toronto, ON): Ten years ago, Ontario's then attorney general Michael Bryant announced he was forming an elite "gangbusters" squad of police and prosecutors to drive Toronto street gangs out of business and reduce gun violence.
Source: Toronto Star Date: May 29, 2014
Ex-Mount Vernon basketball star shot; police blame gangs (Mount Vernon, NY): Isaiah Cousins, a former Mount Vernon basketball standout and current guard with the University of Oklahoma Sooners, was wounded Tuesday night when an errant bullet from one of two warring street gangs struck him in the back of the shoulder, police said.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 29, 2014
Both sides score points in gang injunction trial (Santa Barbara, CA): Over the past three weeks, attorneys on both sides of the proposed gang injunction have been landing solid points during the trial. Closing arguments are scheduled to take place in Judge Colleen Sterne’s courtroom later this week.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: May 29, 2014
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