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Local gangs prepare to battle (Bainbridge, GA): Two of our local gangs appear to have begun a battle. According to statements made, James Christian's murder may have been the opening salvo.
Source: BainbridgeGA.com Date: April 13, 2009
Police in city report more gang activity (Charleston, WV): Local gang problems have gotten worse in recent years as an influx of gangsters from other cities works to turn Charleston into a hotbed of street-crime activities.
Source: The Charleston Gazette Date: April 12, 2009
CHP teams with Santa Ana police to fight gangs (Santa Ana, CA): High intensity gang areas in Santa Ana are getting a dozen California Highway Patrol officers to patrol streets along with local gang detail detectives, in an effort to curb gang violence through suppression, surveillance and probation checks.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 12, 2009
Encinitas gang members linked to two shootings in Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA): Law enforcement officials say Encinitas gang members are responsible for two recent shootings in the city of Carlsbad. Unsure exactly what prompted the incursions, officers and deputies in the coastal cities are stepping up patrols in gang turf to keep a lid on any further violence.
Source: North County Times Date: April 12, 2009
25 arrested in 'gang emphasis sweep' of South King County (South King County, WA): Twenty-five people were arrested Saturday in a "gang emphasis sweep" of South King County. Officers from 13 agencies focused on known gang members with outstanding warrants and those on active Department of Corrections supervision.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: April 12, 2009
Four wounded in shooting (La Puente, CA): Four men were wounded Easter Sunday when two gang members opened fire on a group of partygoers, authorities said, adding to a weekend of violence in the San Gabriel Valley area.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 12, 2009
Desert Hot Springs gangs took root in growth wave from the west (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Gang members surrounded the house. Inside they expected to find a rival gang's drugs and money. They shot their way in.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 11, 2009
A closer look at Carson City gang violence (Carson City, NV): Gang violence is no stranger to Carson City. But after Thursday night's shooting that left one man injured, is the sheriff's office concerned about a possible surge in gang violence?
Source: KTVN 2 News Date: April 11, 2009
Gangs took advantage of a weakened city (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Ask Desert Hot Springs officials how the gang problems got so bad in the city, and you'll get a long answer.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 11, 2009
Young Heartless Felons gang has Mansfield prison on edge as members attack other convicts in bands (Mansfield, OH): The Heartless Felons, a new kind of prison gang, have brazenly broken away from the unwritten convicts' code - no rapes, no robberies, no snitching, no group attacks - and raised tensions to alarming rates at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, prison guards and officials say.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: April 11, 2009
Gang-related shooting leaves 17-year-old from Illinois dead (Milwaukee, WI): A 17-year-old Illinois man is dead and another injured after a gang-related shooting in Milwaukee.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: April 11, 2009
Former street lords work with Memphis students (Memphis, TN): If experience is the best teacher, the gang-prone in town are sitting at the feet of some former street lords, the city schools' in-your-face attempt to deglorify thug life.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: April 11, 2009
Gun crimes on the rise in Pittsfield (Pittsfield, MA): The city is on a record pace for shootings this year. If the current clip of six in 14 weeks continues, Pittsfield could register as many as 22 shootings by the end of the year, surpassing the high of a dozen, recorded in both 2003 and 2005.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: April 10, 2009
Gang shooting injures young man in Carson City (Carson City, NV): The Carson City Sheriff's Office is investigating a gang shooting that left a 19 year old man injured Thursday evening. The search continues for the suspects.
Source: KTVN 2 News Date: April 10, 2009
Gang involvement eyed in Capistrano Stabbing (San Juan Capistrano, CA): Authorities suspect a truckload of men who stabbed two others in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday night were somehow connected to a rival gang in San Clemente.
Source: The Capistrano Dispatch Date: April 10, 2009
Drive-by killing not a sign of gang trends, Santa Rosa officials say (Santa Rosa, CA): The fatal drive-by shooting in Santa Rosa’s South Park neighborhood Monday night has the hallmarks of a gang-related crime, though police aren’t ready to say so conclusively.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: April 9, 2009
Raising gang awareness in S. Idaho (Twin Falls, ID): As a little boy, Peter Vasquez wanted to be a Boy Scout. Without parental support or money to register, Vasquez never earned any badges or went on overnight camping trips. Years later though, he found a different group that took him in.
Source: Times-News Date: April 9, 2009
Authorities take down PLM gang (Wichita Falls, TX): Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies arrested at least 17 men and women Wednesday morning in what officials referred to as a Puro Lil’ Mafia gang takedown.
Source: Times Record News Date: April 9, 2009
Gang leader sentenced to 10 years for Va. plot (Alexandria, VA): A high-ranking member of the MS-13 gang was sentenced to 10 years in prison yesterday for plotting to kill a fellow gang member, the latest in a string of cases targeting the street gang, which is considered the region's largest and most violent.
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 9, 2009
26 alleged LA County gangsters arrested in sweep (Lancaster, CA): Authorities have arrested 26 alleged members of a gang reputed to be one of the largest and most aggressive in northern Los Angeles County.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 9, 2009
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