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B.C. gangster in serious condition after prison beating (Port Coquitlam, BC): Gangster Jesse John Margison, whose girlfriend was gunned down by an unknown assailant in Coquitlam three years ago, was severely beaten last weekend by another prisoner at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: August 15, 2012
Police try to calm 'war' fears after weekend killings (Montreal, QC): Montreal police broke their silence Tuesday about the weekend killings of two prominent street gang members, saying they believe the targeted hits were likely the result of a dispute "between two people" and not a resumption of a street gang war on Montreal's streets.
Source: The Gazette Date: August 15, 2012
Is enough being done to prevent gang violence in Boston? (Boston, MA): Police report some leads, but they've made no arrests yet in the weekend shootings that claimed four lives in Boston. One man died and three others were injured in Roslindale.
Source: WBUR News Date: August 15, 2012
Gang initiative long in coming, but on target, Yakima council hears (Yakima, WA): Yakima's Gang Free Initiative has taken a long time to get up and running, but that's how it was designed, say the City Council members in charge of its development.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 15, 2012
Shooting that spoiled Roseville quinceañera likely gang-related (Sacramento, CA) : A shooting at a quinceañera celebration that turned violent is being investigated as gang-related, Roseville police said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 15, 2012
Greenville Police learn new ways to fight gang violence (Greensville, NC): Tonight law officers are going back to their departments with new information on how to fight gang violence. It's a problem they say they fight every day, and just this week they were getting the low-down on how to battle the problem during a conference in Greensboro.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: August 15, 2012
CDC helps Salinas tackle gang violence (Salinas, CA): The leading cause of death for young Hispanic males, lead poisoning, from bullets! Salinas Police are making the analogy, but it is no joke. Gang violence is now being called a "public health crisis" and that has helped police land some money to battle it.
Source: KION 46 News Date: August 15, 2012
San Jose shares gang prevention tips with other cities (San Jose, CA): San Jose city leaders say they’ve learned some new ways to prevent gang violence among young people. The city and five others are participating in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, an Obama administration initiative.
Source: KQED News Date: August 15, 2012
McCarthy to gangs: Your I-bonds are no longer good (Chicago, IL): Gun violence in Chicago drags on, with 305 dead and 1,447 shot as of July 31. The epidemic has grabbed national headlines, most recently on Gawker. As the city struggles to cope with its gang problem, the police department is reevaluating its practices.
Source: Chicagoist Date: August 15, 2012
Batesville neighbors take back neighborhood from gangs (Batesville, MS): Back in January, a rash of gang violence had people in West Batesville, MS running for cover. Police and community leaders took quick action, and now, people here say they can walk the streets again.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: August 15, 2012
Final gang member sentenced in teen's 2009 murder (Montgomery County, MD): A female 18th Street Gang member was sentenced Tuesday to a life sentence with all but 25 years suspended for her role in the 2009 abduction and murder of a Langley Park teen.
Source: The Gazette Date: August 15, 2012
St. Joseph County man faces 111-year sentence (St. Joseph County, IN): A man is facing a 111-year sentence, partially because of his gang activities. St. Joseph County Superior Court Judge Roland Chamblee handed down the sentence against Kevin Burrell who was convicted of two counts of attempted murder stemming from an October 2011 case.
Source: WBND 57 News Date: August 15, 2012
Prison sentences for gang members in San Bernardino County increase in 2012 (San Bernardino, CA): Prosecutors secured 25 percent more state prison sentences against gang members in San Bernardino County the first six months of this year than in all of 2011, the District Attorney's Office reported. Between January and June, 158 gang members were sentenced to prison for a total of 1,495 years. In 2011, 129 were sentenced to 738 years, the District Attorney's Office said.
Source: The Sun Date: August 15, 2012
Springville residents say 'No more!' (Springville, CA): Concern over an increase in crime and gang-activity in their small mountain community has prompted Springville residents to step up, run community awareness meetings and educate their community on doing something about it before it is too late.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: August 15, 2012
Hammond man pleads guilty, admits to Latin Kings slayings (Hammond, IN): A Hammond man admitted to first-degree murder of two victims Wednesday after he agreed to plead guilty in connection with the Latin Kings case, federal court records show.
Source: The Times Date: August 15, 2012
FBI report: Prison riot was gang-driven (Natchez, MS): Two different narratives about the Adams County Correctional Center prison riot in late May — that it was gang violence and that it was planned by disgruntled inmates — merged together as new details about the disturbance were revealed in court documents filed late last week.
Source: The Natchez Democrat Date: August 14, 2012
Walker, Hamilton counties partner to fight gang crimes (Walker County, TN) : The Walker County Sheriff's Office is partnering with law enforcement officials in Hamilton County, Tenn., and its Chattanooga Area Gang Enforcement (CAGE) unit.
Source: Walker County Messenger Date: August 14, 2012
Man arrested in connection with gang-related shooting in Santa Paula (Santa Paula, CA) : A 22-year-old Santa Paula man was arrested last week in connection with a gang-related shooting that occurred a week earlier, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: August 14, 2012
Lowell man charged with stabbing victim eight times (Lowell, MA): A 22-year-old Lowell man is being held on cash bail after police say he stabbed a man eight times, puncturing his lung, during a gang-related fight last Thursday night.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: August 14, 2012
Gang unit arrests five over weekend (Tulare County, CA): Over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit, South County Community Based Officers, representatives of State Parole and Probation, were able to make five arrests in rural communities in the county as a part of a gang violence suppression detail meant to curb violence and related nuisances.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: August 14, 2012
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