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South County gang sweet nets six arrests (Soledad, CA): Six people were arrested and several people were stopped and searched in South County Wednesday in a multi-jurisdictional gang suppression operation.
Source: KION 46 News Date: September 13, 2012
Chattanooga City Council, Mayor Ron Littlefield hear report on gang study (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Ron Littlefield said a citywide gang study lacks one thing that concerns him — information on gang activity in Hamilton County. "We need better data," he said this morning when the study was presented to the City Council.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 13, 2012
Rival gang members hired by same temp agency, fight on break (Chicago, IL): The past couple of nights have been busy ones for police in southwest suburban Tinley Park. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Tinley Park police say there was a gang-related shooting around 183rd Street and Oak Park Avenue Tuesday night.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: September 13, 2012
16 arrested in two-year probe of Latin Kings gang (Chicago, IL): Federal and local officers arrested 16 people this week as part of a two-year investigation into drug-trafficking rings associated with the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 13, 2012
Syracuse teenager indicted in shooting of two other youths (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse teenager who claims he was defending himself against members of a street gang when he opened fire on two other youths in June was indicted today.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: September 13, 2012
Two gang members handed life sentences (Nashville, TN): Two Nashville gang members, both convicted murderers, were sentenced to life in prison this week for their crimes.
Source: The Tennessean Date: September 13, 2012
Police arrest suspected gang member on gun charge (Providence, RI): Police have arrested an alleged gang member out of Providence on a firearms charge, according to United States Attorney Peter F. Nerohna.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News Date: September 13, 2012
Police say fight, stabbings near downtown appear to be gang-related (San Jose, CA): Police are investigating a fight and double stabbing near Nithth and Julian streets early Thursday that appear to be gang-related.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 13, 2012
Thompson Valley High School student's rosary beads taken away (Loveland, CO): In an attempt to keep gang activity out of the school, Thompson Valley High officials say they take many measures, including barring rosary beads when their use is deemed inappropriate.
Source: Loveland Reporter-Herald Date: September 13, 2012
Advocacy groups wary of new plan for prison isolation units (Sacramento, CA) : State corrections officials are moving forward with a plan for handling prison gangs and other violent groups, including changing rules that have kept some inmates locked in special isolation units for decades.
Source: California Watch Date: September 13, 2012
EC gang member admits to three murders, other shootings (Chicago, IL): An East Chicago man could spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting Thursday afternoon to taking part in the racketeering conspiracy of the Imperial Gangsters, including murdering three people and trying to murder two others.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: September 13, 2012
Testimony: Gang feud led to death of Denver cop Celena Hollis (Denver, CO): Rollin Oliver told investigators he was fleeing a group of about a dozen members of the Crips street gang as a friend was being beaten when he fired into a crowded park, according to testimony from a Denver police detective.
Source: The Denver Post Date: September 13, 2012
The gangs of St. Andrews (St. Andrews, SC) : As Richland County fights against gang violence, the presence of established gangs is still noted in St. Andrews. A recent Crimestoppers notice urged people to be on the lookout for an alleged gang member from the Felony Lane Gang.
Source: St.AndrewsPatch Date: September 12, 2012
Former gang member testifies at murder trial (Santa Maria, CA): A former longtime Guadalupe gang member who testified Tuesday for the prosecution during a murder trial in Santa Maria, knew he was much like his tattoo of the Grim Reaper — a walking dead man.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: September 12, 2012
D.C.-area gangs find new ways to organize (Washington, DC): Gangs are finding new ways to organize in the Washington region, meeting at destinations throughout the area rather than coordinating in neighborhoods as they've traditionally done, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Wednesday.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: September 12, 2012
Facebook friends boasted of gang war, police say (Brooklyn, NY): They became Facebook friends, filling each other's in-boxes with requests to join their networks, these young men from rival gangs who called the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York their turf.
Source: The New York Times Date: September 12, 2012
ACLU will appeal Ogden Trece gang injunction (Ogden, UT): Almost a month after a judge ruled that an injunction against the Ogden Trece street gang would become permanent action in the city, the American Civil Liberties Union says it will appeal the decision to the Utah Supreme Court, calling the injunction a violation of constitutional rights.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 12, 2012
Critics say current 'gangs' younger, less organized (Toronto, BC): While police say a notorious gang was involved in a spate of killings and shootings in east Toronto, some critics say the current crop of young men involved in street-level crime are not as organized as some of their predecessors.
Source: CBC News Date: September 12, 2012
York man charged in gang-related shooting now in federal custody (York, PA): A York man is in the custody of U.S. Marshals on a federal parole violation, a day after a local judge ordered him confined to his home in connection with a gang-related shooting, according to a district judge.
Source: York Daily Record Date: September 12, 2012
Trial winds down for gang members accused in Outlook trailer shooting (Yakima County, WA): A Yakima County jury on Wednesday began hearing closing arguments in the trial of four gang members accused of firing more than 20 shots into a home in Outlook that has been the scene of several notorious shootings, including the murder of a 16-year-old girl just two weeks later.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 12, 2012
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