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Crime task force sets sights on gangs (West Palm Beach, FL): If South Florida street gang members were looking for attention, they are getting it now. R. Alexander Acosta, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced Friday the deployment of a regional Violent Crimes Task Force that has targeted gang members all the way from Miami-Dade County to Fort Pierce.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: April 14, 2007
Anti-loitering law moves on (Boynton Beach, FL): The mayors of neighboring Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lantana and Lake Worth pledged support Friday to the city's anti-loitering ordinance created to combat violent gangs plaguing Palm Beach County.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: April 14, 2007
Gang leader, 14 others arrested by immigration authorities (Atlanta, GA): A former leader of a Los Angeles street gang and 14 other illegal immigrants - 10 with criminal records - have been arrested by immigration authorities in the Atlanta area, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Richard Rocha said Friday.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: April 13, 2007
Alleged Ruth Street gang leader captured (Boston, MA): Just shy of 18 months after he eluded federal agents seeking to charge him with importing 10 kilograms of cocaine into New Bedford, law enforcement had its first confirmed sighting of Brandin Gonsalves, the alleged leader of the Ruth Street gang.
Source: The Standard Times Date: April 13, 2007
Teen injured in gang-related assault (Bainbridge, GA): A Bainbridge High School student was treated at Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon for injuries received when he was assaulted by another teen at Coyle Park shortly after school, according to Bainbridge Public Safety.
Source: The Post-Searchlight Date: April 13, 2007
Gang raid called success (Bernalillo County, NM): Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White praised the members of his department involved in the latest multiagency effort to end a bloody four-year gang war, but he cautioned that much more work lies ahead before the community is rid of what he called the tragedy of gang violence.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune Date: April 13, 2007
County seeks gang GPS pilot program (San Bernardino, CA): At Tuesday’s county board meeting, supervisors plan to add some firepower to the fight against gangs and will request a state-sponsored pilot program that will fit gang members with global positioning devices.
Source: The Daily Press Date: April 13, 2007
Overall crime rate in Fresno sees a 17.9% drop (Fresno, CA): Fresno's crime rate has reached its lowest level in about 35 years, thanks in large part to a crackdown on the Bulldogs street gang, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 12, 2007
Four teens in custody for gang-related shooting (French Valley, CA): An 18-year-old and three juveniles were in custody Thursday in connection to a gang-related drive-by shooting in which a 17-year-old French Valley boy was the intended target, authorities said.
Source: CBS 2 News Date: April 12, 2007
Putnam gears for gangs: Law authorities gather to learn about growing problem (Putnam County, FL): Area law enforcement agencies gathered at Ravine Gardens the last two days to talk gangs. While authorities insist Putnam County does not have a serious gang problem, there is growing reason for concern.
Source: Palatka Daily News Date: April 12, 2007
22 arrested in L.A. gang crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): A two-year probe of a violent South Los Angeles street gang culminated Thursday with 22 arrests and seizures of drugs and guns in a series of raids. One neighborhood was evacuated while police used tear gas to drive a suspect out of a home.
Source: The Lexington Herald-Leader Date: April 12, 2007
Two men wounded in NMB shooting (Miami Beach, FL): A gang-related shooting wounded two men Wednesday outside a North Miami Beach home, the same site where a teenage girl was fatally gunned down in December, police said.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: April 11, 2007
Ten charged in crack ring (Westbury, NY): Federal officials charged 10 men Wednesday in connection with a crack cocaine manufacturing and sales ring run by the Bloods gang in Westbury.
Source: Newsday Date: April 11, 2007
Florida House moves forward anti-gang measures (Tallahassee, FL): Responding to a surge in gang violence, especially in gang-plagued Palm Beach County, the Legislature took a major step Tuesday to enacting a tougher, broader approach to addressing the problem.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: April 11, 2007
Gang menace in schools addressed by Peralta Bill (Queens, NY) : Legislation to curb gang activities and recruitment in the community and in schools has been introduced by Assemblymember Jose Peralta.
Source: The Queens Gazette Date: April 11, 2007
Gang leader talks about recent violence in Lake Worth (Lake Worth, FL): A South Florida man said recent gang violence being attributed to his rap group may lead others to retaliate against him.
Source: WPBF 25 News Date: April 11, 2007
Crips claim classifies Flagler fair stabbing as gang-related (Flagler County, FL): At first, Sahmi Green, 19, didn't even realize he had been stabbed. His fight with another youth at the Flagler County Fair last weekend escalated swiftly from the trash talk of teenagers to blows.
Source: News-Journal Date: April 11, 2007
New code: Kick gangs to the curb (Snellville, GA): Snellville has hung out the "No Vacancy" sign for gangbangers. By passing the street gang terrorism and prevention ordinance Monday night, the City Council also served notice that suspected gang members will find it very difficult to keep a rental roof over their heads within the city limits.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: April 11, 2007
Senate votes to let prosecutors to sue gang members (St. Paul, MN): The Minnesota Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would define criminal gangs as a public nuisance and let prosecutors sue gang members.
Source: West Central Tribune Date: April 10, 2007
Suspected gang member arrested (Johnston County, NC): A traffic stop in Johnston County led police to a Dunn teenager allegedly in possession of narcotics. According to authorities, the boy admitted to being involved with the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Daily Record Date: April 10, 2007
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