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Gang threat prompts testimony in fatal prison attack (Concord, NH): The man called in to clean up the blood after a prison inmate was brutally beaten in 2010 is now cooperating with investigators because the gang that carried out the attack has put a kill order on his head, according to an affidavit.
Source: Concord Monitor Date: June 15, 2013
Man shot to death for not renouncing gang affiliation (Chicago, IL): Latin Kings street gang member Abel Ruiz shot and killed a rival gang member this week after demanding the man renounce his own gang and "throw down the fork," prosecutors said.
Source: Homicide Watch Chicago Date: June 15, 2013
YPD hitting the street vs. uptick in crime (Yuma, AZ): There have been several shootings and other acts of violence within Yuma city limits since Jan. 1, some of which may have been connected with street gang activity.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: June 15, 2013
Police investigate possible new gang (Peoria, IL): A Friday night attack has Peoria police investigating alleged gang violence on the city's Central Bluff.
Source: WMBD News Date: June 15, 2013
Man convicted of committing a gang-related retaliation murder when he was 16 (New Orleans, LA): On the night before Thanksgiving 2009, when he was 16, David Dove fatally shot a 24-year-old man in the Cutoff section of Algiers and wounded a woman in the process, a New Orleans jury determined late Friday.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: June 15, 2013
June sees an uptick in shootings in South LA (Los Angeles, CA): Police in South L.A. are on alert this weekend after five people were shot Friday and two more on Saturday. The violence comes as LAPD's South Bureau reports an increase in homicides and shootings.
Source: SCPR News Date: June 15, 2013
Cleveland sees signs of gang activity (Cleveland, TN): Gang graffiti and tattoos are on the rise in the Cleveland area, and Bradley County Juvenile Court is calling for a communitywide response. In a recent presentation to the Cleveland City Council, Juvenile Court officials discussed evidence of a growing gang culture and strategies for combating the problem.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: June 14, 2013
Massive raid targets guns, drugs (Windsor, ON): Windsor took centre stage Thursday as police from across the province executed a series of pre-dawn raids, stabbing at the heart of a notorious Toronto street gang involved in murder, drug trafficking and gun smuggling.
Source: The Windsor Star Date: June 14, 2013
Busting gang violence in Broome County (Broome County, NY): In the wake of recent arrests of self-described gang members in Broome County, law enforcement officials say they are working to control a growing problem.
Source: WBNG 12 Action News Date: June 14, 2013
Union County assistant prosecutor lashes out at street gangs during sentencing (Elizabeth, NJ): Saying a message must be sent to stop street gang violence, a Union County assistant prosecutor today argued for a stiff sentence against a 20-year-old defendant for the shooting of a rival gang member.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 14, 2013
Phoenix gang member added to Marshals' fugitives list (Phoenix, AZ): The U.S. Marshals Service placed a Phoenix gang member suspected of attempted murder on its list of 15 Most Wanted Fugitives.
Source: KPHO 5 News Date: June 14, 2013
Judge: Gang killing ‘shocking, disgusting' (San Diego, CA): Two men accused of trying to raise their status in a street gang by gunning down a 27-year-old father they encountered in the Fairmont Village area in 2009 received sentences Friday that will likely keep them imprisoned for life.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 14, 2013
Turf of alleged gang in 'Dixon City' has long, violent history (Toronto, ON): Toronto police say that, following raids targeted on an Etobicoke apartment complex, they have effectively dismantled a sophisticated gang operation responsible for smuggling guns and running drugs.
Source: Toronto Star Date: June 14, 2013
Black Souls gang leaders ordered held without bail (Chicago, IL): Amid heavy courthouse security, the alleged top leaders of one of Chicago's most violent street gangs were ordered held without bail today on sweeping racketeering charges that allege they controlled their West Side drug empire through intimidation, kidnappings, shootings and murder dating back to the 1990s.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 14, 2013
Gang member wanted in March shooting, police say (Richmond, CA): An arrest warrant has been issued for a reputed gang member wanted in connection with the March shooting death of a 21-year-old Richmond man, police said Friday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 14, 2013
Details emerge about fatal shooting of man in Patterson (Paterson, CA): A 25-year-old man whose friends called him "Big Mike" died on a street Thursday night after someone shot him in what authorities are calling a gang-related incident.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: June 14, 2013
Two officers added to YPD's gang unit (Yakima, WA): More officers in the gang unit are having a direct effect on crime in Yakima. YPD said veteran officers can now be more proactive to prevent trouble.
Source: KIMA News Date: June 14, 2013
Gang-related charges issued in Battle Creek shooting investigation (Battle Creek, MI): More charges have been issued in a Battle Creek shooting. 26-year-old Dawon Dupree Haymer was arrested for a shooting in the 100-block of Greenwood Avenue on June 2nd after he was found in Shreveport, Louisiana on June 12th.
Source: WIN 98.5 News Date: June 14, 2013
Murder charges spotlight growing gang activity (Colusa, CA): As two suspected gang members face murder charges in Colusa County, the District Attorney's Office said gang activity is increasing in the last few years.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald Date: June 14, 2013
Second Memphis drug gang member gets life in prison (Memphis, TN): A gang member was sentenced to life in prison Friday for killing a man on orders from the head of a violent Memphis-based drug ring that had ties to Mexican cartels.
Source: The Baxter Bulletin Date: June 14, 2013
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