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Police seek true justice for victims of deadly gang war (Calgary, AB): At the height of a war between two Calgary gangs, the sides were meting out justice at gunpoint, sentencing rivals to death before they ever saw the inside of a courtroom.
Source: Canada.com Date: November 11, 2012
El Paso police roundup ends with 100 gang-related arrests (El Paso, TX): A nearly three-month operation that targeted gang-related crimes in Northeast El Paso resulted in more than 100 arrests -- most of which were on outstanding narcotics warrants.
Source: El Paso Times Date: November 10, 2012
FBI arrests major gang leader from Salinas (Salinas, CA): A high-ranking Nuestra Familia gang leader from Salinas was arrested this week in an FBI takedown of one of the gang's largest street regiments, federal officials said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: November 10, 2012
Six suspected gang members behind bars after park assault in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Police arrested six suspects Friday in connection with a gang-related assault that occurred at a park in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, according to Santa Rosa police.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: November 10, 2012
Danzig shooting: Gang conflict behind deadly incident, police say (Toronto, ON): Shaquan Mesquito was still in primary school when Toronto police swooped down on his east-end neighbourhood and arrested dozens of members and associates of the Malvern Crew.
Source: Toronto Star Date: November 9, 2012
Liberian man sentenced in shooting (Spokane, WA): A Liberian national, who became a father and turned 22 this week, was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for a gang-related shooting in Spokane that left a 6-year-old girl wounded.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: November 9, 2012
Indictment charges eight additional suspected gang members (East Chicago, IN): A federal indictment Friday charged another eight suspected Imperial Gangster members in connection with an ongoing investigation into local street gang activity.
Source: The Times Date: November 9, 2012
Gang shooting suspect pleads to lesser charges (Medford, OR): Attempted murder charges have been dropped against a Southern Oregon man who will spend 31/2; years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary, menacing and weapons charges.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: November 9, 2012
Gang member gets life for 'Compound' murder (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento street gang member was sentenced today to life in prison with no chance of parole for the 2010 robbery killing of a man in a north side apartment building known as "The Compound."
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 9, 2012
Three arrested in Bomb Squad case appear in court (Peoria, IL): The last three men indicted last month for being part of a Peoria street gang appeared in federal court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: November 9, 2012
Operation Safe Summer levels out gang violence (Portland, OR) : A summertime effort to curb Portland's gang violence managed to level off shootings and increase prosecution of gang-related crimes, officials reported today.
Source: Willamette Week Date: November 9, 2012
Feds deal 'devastating' blow to Aryan prison gang in Texas (Houston, TX): Federal prosecutors and agents say they've dismantled the leadership of the violent Aryan Brotherhood of Texas prison gang, charging 34 members with racketeering activities for crimes including murder, kidnapping, arson, gambling and trafficking in methamphetamine and cocaine.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: November 9, 2012
KC rapper reaches out to gang bangers through music (Kansas City, MO): Gang violence is a major problem in Kansas City, Mo. According to a report by the Kansas City Police Department Gang Squad, more than 3,000 members belong to close to 450 gangs in Kansas City. The gang squad report indicates 95 percent of gang members in the city are male, most between 15-35 years old.
Source: WDAF FOX 4 News Date: November 9, 2012
Juvenile Hall trends prompt call for coordination for Santa Cruz County at-risk youths (Santa Cruz, CA): Law enforcement leaders and youth advocates looked at some recent Juvenile Hall trends Thursday night to strategize ways to keep teens out of gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 9, 2012
'Gang conference' in Salinas keeps officers ahead of curve (Salinas, CA): An annual conference that provides law enforcement with the tools needed to curb gang violence culminated Friday in Salinas.
Source: The Californian Date: November 9, 2012
Jury convicts gang member of murder in case of mistaken identity (Oklahoma City, OK): A jury has convicted an Oklahoma City gang member of killing a man he mistook for a rival gang member, prosecutors said.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: November 9, 2012
Attempt to cut out ex-Regina gang members' tattoo lands man in jail (Regina, SK): Percy Pascal had already miraculously survived being shot nine times during a bloody incident in 2007 involving rival gangs. In June 2011, he was targeted again — this time by members of his own former gang.
Source: Regina Leader-Post Date: November 9, 2012
Teen sentenced to nearly 50 years for Yakima gang shooting (Yakima, WA): A 17-year-old gang member was sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison Friday for an unprovoked 2010 shooting at a Yakima gas station that seriously wounded a rival gang member and his girlfriend.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 9, 2012
TBI still fighting gangs despite budget cuts (Nashville, TN): The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is aiming its sights at big city gangs that have infiltrated the state's small towns. "What we've seen are a lot of urban gangs migrating to smaller communities and towns in rural West Tennessee," TBI Director Mark Gwyn said after a budget hearing with Gov. Bill Haslam.
Source: The Tennessean Date: November 8, 2012
Gang members arrested (Greenville, NC): Three high-ranking Greenville gang members were arrested on Monday as a local task force concluded an investigation spanning more than five months into drug and weapons violations, according to police.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: November 8, 2012
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