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Police: 5,000 gang members denied I-bonds to reduce violence (Chicago, IL): About 5,500 gang members have been denied release from custody based on their own recognizance due to a police initiative launched in July aimed at reducing gang violence.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: October 29, 2012
'Transnational gang' merges with drug cartel (Washington, DC): A new and insidious threat is looming for dozens of U.S. states with what sources say is the new merger of the extremely violent and dangerous MS-13 gang with the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Source: WND.com Date: October 29, 2012
Omaha mayor: End furloughs for violent inmates (Omaha, NE): Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle asked state officials Monday to keep inmates who were convicted of violent or gang-related crimes from getting a chance at furlough programs or early release from prison.
Source: NECN News Date: October 29, 2012
Nine indicted for allegedly aiding Latino prison gang (Orange County, CA): Nine people have been indicted for allegedly being part of an extortion conspiracy in which agents of a Latino prison gang levied taxes on street gang members in Orange County, law enforcement officials announced Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 29, 2012
Witness recounts 2010 gang killing in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Amid tight courtroom security, a former gang member testified in the case of a murder that launched one of Salinas' bloodiest weeks of 2010.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 29, 2012
Chandler gang member arrested after argument over pot (Chandler, AZ): A 21-year-old man with local gang ties was arrested an jailed after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman doing a drug buy, according to Chandler police.
Source: KPHO 5 News Date: October 29, 2012
Yakima gang member accused of pulling gun on trooper (Yakima, WA): A gang member who just got out of prison this spring for shooting another man in the face is back in custody after he allegedly tried to pull a gun on a state trooper.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 29, 2012
Police say gang activity spike unusual for this time of year (Yakima, WA): Some Yakima neighborhoods have heard plenty of gunshots and sirens this past week. Two separate gang shootings over the weekend injured three, and one man is dead after a 15-year old boy opened fire on a group of rival gang members Tuesday night.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: October 29, 2012
Gang increase in the Heartland (Nebraska): Gang activity is on the rise in Nebraska and Iowa, according to brand new numbers Monday. A report by the National Gang Intelligence Center says there's a rise in gangs all over the country. Since 2009, there's been a 40% increase in gang members from 1,000,000, but what's more surprising is where gangs are popping up.
Source: WOWT 6 News Date: October 29, 2012
As gang-fighting tool, city tears down 200th vacant building (Chicago, IL): A program designed to ensure gang-bangers have no place to hide, reached a milestone on Monday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced the demolition of the city's 200th building.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: October 29, 2012
Gang members sentenced for killing rival (Riverside, CA): Two brothers have each received consecutive sentences of 25 years to life in prison and life in prison without parole for their first-degree murder convictions in the 2009 slaying of a rival gang member, court records show.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: October 29, 2012
Latin Kings gang member says Cornell urged Greensboro shooting (Winston-Salem, NC): Rojelio Lopez was in his apartment drinking beer with friends when he saw three men walk past outside. Thinking they were acquaintances, he walked to his sliding glass door and stepped out. A man spotted him, lifted a shotgun and fired.
Source: News & Record Date: October 29, 2012
Gang shooting arrest (Gridley, CA): A suspect is behind bars in connection with a gang-related shooting in Gridley.
Source: KNVN 24 News Date: October 29, 2012
Bethlehem man stabbed in home invasion that may be tied to gangs, drugs, police report (Bethlehem, PA): A 22-year-old Bethlehem man is in serious condition today after being stabbed early Sunday morning in a home invasion, according to city police.
Source: The Express-Times Date: October 29, 2012
A to Z: Deadly slang by gangs of New York (New York, NY): The crab got a biscuit and is drinking the bumble bee's milk. Translation: a Crip gang member has a gun and is looking to kill a Latin King rival. New York gangs aren't just a frightening menace driving up crime in the city. They operate in a shadowy underworld with their own signs, signals and terminology.
Source: New York Post Date: October 28, 2012
Fresno police cracking down after violent night (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are stepping up gang-suppression efforts following a violent night in the city. Chief Jerry Dyer says five people were shot in five separate shootings. The shootings happened in Central and Southeast Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: October 28, 2012
Convicted gang member on Facebook (Montreal, QC): A Facebook profile of a jailed, notorious street gang member highlights the smuggling problem in Quebec's detention centres, according to the president of the province's union of correctional officers.
Source: Canoe News Date: October 27, 2012
Gang-related stabbing in front of Lulu's Liquors (Watsonville, CA): A Watsonville resident was seriously injured in an apparent gang-related stabbing in front of a Watsonville liquor store Friday night, police said.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: October 27, 2012
Documents show Athens police getting better at catching gang members (Athens, GA): A search warrant filed last week in Clarke County Superior Court demonstrates an increased sophistication by Athens-Clarke police officers in identifying suspected gang members.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: October 27, 2012
Reputed gang member indicted in fatal NJ shootings (Willingboro, NJ): Burlington County prosecutors say a reputed gang member has been indicted on murder charges stemming from the fatal shootings of two men in Willingboro four years ago.
Source: Times Union Date: October 27, 2012
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