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Authorities close in on Manatee gang (Manatee County, FL): Two reputed gang members pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges Thursday, agreeing to flip on fellow gang members and cooperate with prosecutors.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: August 31, 2007
Immigration sweep nets arrest of 36 'gang members' and associates (Boston, MA): Immigration officials released details this afternoon about a three-day sweep that led to the arrest of what officials described as 36 violent gang members and their associates, many of whom have criminal records, including one who is accused of murder.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 31, 2007
Gang members suspected of selling meth, arrested (Merced, CA): Two validated criminal street gang members were arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of drug charges by members of the Merced Police Department's Gang Violence Suppression Unit.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: August 31, 2007
Cops: Raid nets street gang member (Buena, NJ): Immigration officers and federal, county and local police arrested six men, including a purported gang member, on outstanding traffic and criminal warrants during a sweep Wednesday night.
Source: Courier-Post Date: August 31, 2007
Officers shifted to gang squads (Greensboro, NC): Unable to hire more officers for its new gang unit, the police department is scavenging from the community policing section to staff it.
Source: News-Record Date: August 31, 2007
Prosecutor considers using new gang law against five suspects (Hilton Head Island, SC): Five men who police said broke into at least two dozen cars near Bluffton could become the first suspects prosecuted under the state's new gang law.
Source: The State Date: August 30, 2007
Officials in New Jersey report a slight increase in violence in the public schools (New Jersey): New Jersey’s 2,400 public schools reported a slight increase in violence, vandalism and substance use problems in 2005-6 from the previous school year, in part because of more instances of harassment, bullying and threats, state education officials announced yesterday.
Source: The New York Times Date: August 30, 2007
Gang battles tied to deaths (Flint, MI): It doesn't come with the instant name recognition of the Bloods and the Crips, but that doesn't make Flint's gang problem any less deadly.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: August 30, 2007
Palm Beach County schools awaiting $450,000 in anti-gang funds (Palm Beach County, FL): New federal funding to fight gang activity in Palm Beach County could be on the way, U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney announced Wednesday.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: August 30, 2007
Southwest Fresno sees crackdown on gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer declared war Wednesday on the 25 black street gangs that claim turf in southwest Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: August 30, 2007
Mayor: Joint effort needed to fight gangs (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma needs a more coordinated statewide approach to tackling gang-related problems, Tulsa community leaders said Wednesday at the state Capitol.
Source: Tulsa World Date: August 30, 2007
31 indicted in Mexican Mafia gang sting in Southern California (El Centro, CA): Thirty-one people have been indicted on state charges in what authorities said Thursday was a significant blow to the Mexican Mafia gang in Southern California.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 30, 2007
58 alleged Mexican gang members taken in ICE raids (Waukegan, IL): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 58 Mexican nationals with ties to violent street gangs in the northern and northwest suburbs this week in the largest local dragnet targeting foreign-born street gang members.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: August 30, 2007
Street gangs heading to Bucks County (Bucks County, PA) : A congressman, some federal funding and local police. It all adds up to a new effort to fight street gangs in Bucks County.
Source: Fox 29 News Date: August 29, 2007
Riverside authorities see ad as a threat (Riverside, CA): Investigators in Riverside are searching for whoever took out a classified ad that police view as a serious threat against Dist. Atty. Rod Pacheco.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 28, 2007
City considers two gang-unit plans (Greensboro, NC): More officers would combat gangs under two plans being considered by the Greensboro Police Department. Here's the catch: One would pull existing officers into gang units at no cost to taxpayers.
Source: News-Record Date: August 28, 2007
Data shows rural police lack knowledge of immigrant gangs (Richmond, VA): Police in the rural Virginia counties where immigrant gangs are spreading don't know how to recognize many members as illegal aliens, or where to report them, speakers told a legislative task force studying undocumented immigration Tuesday.
Source: Daily Press Date: August 28, 2007
City sues to have gang house sold (Milwaukee, WI): City officials have asked a court to force the sale of a home on the Milwaukee's northwest side where they say an ongoing violent feud between rival gangs has threatened the safety of the neighborhood.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: August 28, 2007
Teens get community service for gang activity (Richmond, VA): A Richmond juvenile-court judge yesterday ordered two teens, as part of their sentence for participating in gang activities, to submit their report cards to the court. One has to hand in an essay.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: August 28, 2007
Gang may be behind Riverside DA 'memorial fund' garage sale ad (Riverside, CA): A violent street gang targeted by District Attorney Rod Pacheco may be behind a newspaper garage sale advertisement promising proceeds would go to a "memorial fund" for Pacheco.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 28, 2007
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