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Gang accused of trafficking Mexican meth arrested in Dallas (Dallas, TX) : Police and federal agents on Tuesday celebrated the take-down of a group accused of funneling methamphetamine and other drugs from Mexico into the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: November 6, 2012
Cicero gangmember 'sexually threatened' poll worker (Cicero, IL): Cicero police arrested and charged a member of the Latin Kings Street gang today after he harassed and then stalked a female election volunteer at a local polling place, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 6, 2012
Teen charged with murder in Justin Thompson shooting (Bridgeport, CT): Laheen "Heeme" Jones' assignment was to kill 14-year-old Justin Thompson. The 18-year-old Jones had tried days earlier at Washington Park -- but missed. Then he tried again.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: November 6, 2012
Fighting gangs focus of provincial grants (Edmonton, AB): Worried about the creep of criminal gangs into the Wabasca area, the local municipal district and First Nation decided this summer they needed to start talking about ways to tackle the problem. That agreement between the Bigstone Cree Nation and the Municipal District of Opportunity launched the Wabasca Gang Reduction Initiative.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: November 5, 2012
Former Latin Kings member says FBI paid him $14,000 as informant (Winston-Salem, NC): Former gang member Jose Lugo, who came to the United States from Venezuela, wanted to do something good for his adopted country.
Source: News & Record Date: November 4, 2012
70 gang members scuffle at Hmong New Year's festival (Yuba City, CA) : Yuba County sheriff's deputies called to provide security for the annual Hmong New Year's celebration in Yuba City found themselves outnumbered Sunday by scuffling gang members whose violence eventually involved about 70 people.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: November 4, 2012
Gang task force seeks literacy education (East Lake, TN): For the kids, it's all fun and games, but today's gang task force event at the East Lake Recreation Center carries a serious message to parents.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: November 4, 2012
Gang violence ramping up in Chico, Butte County (Chico, CA): A 15-year-old gang member was running away from a rival Thursday when the 20-year-old allegedly stabbed him, adding attempted murder to the list of violent gang crimes recently in Butte County.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: November 3, 2012
Judge sentences gang member Christian Oliver to nine years (Youngstown, OH): A 19-year-old member of a gang that was involved in a violent melee in the parking lot of a city school that was recorded and uploaded to YouTube will spend several years behind bars.
Source: The Vindicator Date: November 3, 2012
Mother fined $15K for son's graffiti (Lake Forest, CA): The parent of a teen caught tagging at least 23 sites in the city with gang-related graffiti is on the hook for $15,000.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: November 3, 2012
Gang members arrested, narcotics seized by police in South Side takedown (Chicago, IL): Eleven suspects were arrested and quantities of cannabis, crack and heroin seized in a two-month narcotics investigation by Chicago police on the South Side that concluded on Friday afternoon.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 3, 2012
Vista street gang members suspected of drive-by shooting in Fallbrook; 17-year-old Fallbrook boy hit four times (Fallbrook, CA): Authorities have indicated that an incident that occurred Friday night, November 2, in downtown Fallbrook appears to have been an act of criminal gang violence committed by members of a Vista street gang in an attack against Fallbrook individuals.
Source: The Village News Date: November 3, 2012
Mexican drug gang sets up shop in Chicago (Chicago, IL) : A few miles west of downtown, past a terra cotta-tiled gateway emblazoned with "Bienvenidos," the smells and sights of Mexico spill onto 26th Street. The Mexican tricolor waves from brick storefronts. Vendors offer authentic churros, chorizo and tamales.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: November 3, 2012
Burbank mayor talks about budget, gangs (Chicago, IL): Burbank Mayor Harry Klein discussed the economy and a gang problem during his "State of the City" address on Oct. 25.
Source: Southwest Suburban News-Herald Date: November 2, 2012
City sees fewest October homicides in eight years (Chicago, IL): In a year in which the rise in homicides has brought unwelcome national attention to Chicago, police announced one encouraging statistic Thursday: October saw its fewest killings in eight years.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 2, 2012
Tiger Bay Club ponders ways to halt street gangs (Bradenton, FL): Gang members who have been shot are being dumped in the parking lot at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Gangs specializing in drugs, car theft, burglary and shootings prey on youngsters and whole neighborhoods.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: November 2, 2012
Gang member gets death sentence in athlete murder (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member who killed a promising Los Angeles High School football player because he believed the athlete's red Spider-Man backpack linked him to an opposing gang was sentenced to death on Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 2, 2012
Cummings denies murder involvement, gang affiliation under cross-examination (Waco, TX): Rickey Cummings continued to deny Thursday during withering cross-examination that he was involved in the 2011 double slaying at Lakewood Villas apartments and that he has ties to the violent Bloods street gang.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald Date: November 2, 2012
Two gang members charged in Pittsfield shooting (Pittsfield, MA): Two suspects in what police are called a gang-related shooting on John Street were arraigned on Thursday in Central Berkshire District Court and released on personal recognizance on the condition they were GPS-monitoring devices.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: November 2, 2012
Gangs on rise, but idea to fight them raises eyebrows (Houston, TX): Houston-area streets are active with a growing number of gang members, with police saying there are almost 20,000 in the region, an increase of 29 percent since 2010.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: November 2, 2012
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