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Indictments target South L.A. street gang, apartment complex (Los Angeles, CA): Federal agents and local police arrested four members and associates of a South Los Angeles street gang Thursday, the same day city prosecutors filed a civil injunction to force changes at an apartment complex that has been a center of gang activity, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 18, 2012
Emanuel trumpets gang arrests, closing down drug markets (Chicago, IL): Two more "open-air" drug markets have been shut down — and 20 people affiliated with seven street gangs have been arrested — thanks to Chicago Police Department strategies aimed at reversing a 25 percent spike in homicides.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 18, 2012
Former Framingham gang member indicted on multiple charges (Framingham, MA) : A former member of a Framingham street gang who is on federal probation has been indicted on drug and assault charges, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office announced today.
Source: The Framingham Tab Date: October 18, 2012
Brainstorming ideas against gang violence (Ottawa, ON): Police and community partners are working to stop youth from getting into gangs, plus helping them transition out.
Source: CTV News Date: October 18, 2012
Gangs behind increase in violent crime in city (Texarkana, AR): Police in Texarkana, Arkansas say gang violence is getting out of control, and they are cracking down hard. Officers say a YouTube video is evidence of the problem.
Source: KSLA 12 News Date: October 18, 2012
Toledo police looking to double gang task force (Toledo, OH): The Toledo Police Department is placing bids for eight new gang task force officers that would double the size of the unit, said Sgt. Joe Heffernan.
Source: The Press Date: October 18, 2012
Gang member arrested after officer shoots at him (Anaheim, CA): A documented gang member armed with a handgun was arrested Wednesday night after a shooting involving an officer in which no one was struck, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: October 18, 2012
Ottawa police use teamwork and science to investigate street guns (Ottawa, ON) : What was meant to be a routine search warrant execution at a house on Fairlea Crescent in 2007 turned into standoff with police that lasted more than an hour before two Crips street gang members surrendered.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: October 17, 2012
Hopewell police say armed robbery was gang initiation (Hopewell, VA): Police in Hopewell have charged two men and a juvenile in the gang-related armed robbery of a local convenient store. On Monday at around 2:30 a.m., the three males - one armed with a rifle - entered the 7-Eleven store at 2311 Oaklawn Blvd. Police say one robber held the clerks at gunpoint while another demanded the clerk open his cash register.
Source: The Progress-Index Date: October 17, 2012
Five injured — including two teens — in overnight shootings (Chicago, IL): Five people — including two teenagers — were wounded in shootings from Tuesday night into early Wednesday. Police said that two of the shootings that injured a total of four people were gang-related.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 17, 2012
60 weapons seized in operation targeting gang activity (San Diego, CA): Law enforcement officials said Wednesday they had dismantled a drug and gun trafficking ring that involved members of 13 different gangs and resulted in what is believed to be the biggest single-day weapons seizure in San Diego County.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: October 17, 2012
Gang crackdown bill goes to governor (Harrisburg, PA): Legislation to crack down on criminal gang activity is on its way to the governor's desk for signing after winning final approval Tuesday from House lawmakers.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: October 17, 2012
Oakland crime up 20% (Oakland, CA): Crime in Oakland is 20 percent higher than it was a year ago. One hundred people have been slain in the city - including five within an 18-hour period this month. So on Tuesday, when Police Chief Howard Jordan delivered a report to the City Council that read in part, "Oakland does not have a citywide crime reduction plan," several council members were not pleased.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 17, 2012
Final two members of Top 6 gang avoid trials, take plea deals on racketeering charges (West Palm Beach, FL): The last two arrested members of the alleged criminal street gang Top 6 accepted plea deals Tuesday to avoid what was going to be the last major trial in the case.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: October 17, 2012
Ogden police say they have new weapon in stopping gang crime (Ogden, UT) : Ogden police say their new weapon is stopping gang crime – but the ACLU says its unconstitutional. Wednesday, Ogden police talked with Utah legislators about an anti-gang injunction that they say has driven crime down.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News Date: October 17, 2012
Hispanic gang violence prompts Peyton Manning jersey ban (Greeley, CO): Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning might have the hottest-selling jersey in the entire National Football League, but you won't see it being worn by students at the public schools of Weld District 6 in Greeley, Colo.
Source: WND.com Date: October 17, 2012
Memphis peacemakers to help quell violence in high-crime neighborhoods (Memphis, TN): Five Memphis men whose lives were marred by violence each found a way to triumph over circumstances. One was shot in the face, three ended up behind bars and one emerged as a gang leader and drug dealer who lost several friends to gunfire or prison.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: October 17, 2012
Four Youngstown LSP gang members sentenced for roles in racketeering conspiracy (Youngstown, OH): A federal judge sentenced four LSP street gang members Wednesday for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy that used violence to control their territory and sell drugs.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: October 17, 2012
Bryan police, prosecutors cracking down on gangs (Bryan, TX): Bryan Police and Brazos County Prosecutors are cracking down on criminal street gangs with the last of five Latin Kings gang members being sentenced to prison last week for their role in a Mother's Day 2010 killing.
Source: KBTX News Date: October 17, 2012
Woodland begins search for gang prevention leader (Woodland, CA): When it comes to affecting youth gang violence, Mayor Skip Davies, former Mayor Art Pimentel and Public Safety Officer Dan Bellini agree that the city of Woodland can't arrest its way out of the problem.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: October 17, 2012
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