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Identifying gangs: Folk Nation (Richland County, SC) : A recent Patch story, The Gangs of St. Andrews, noted the types of gangs within the western part of Richland County. Now, learn the signs for organized activity as it pertains to Richland County.
Source: St.AndrewsPatch Date: October 2, 2012
Valentine Bloods gang leader sentenced to nine years in prison (Richmond, VA): The leader of the Valentine Bloods gang in Virginia - which has a presence in Petersburg - was sentenced to nine years in prison when he entered an Alford plea to three counts of soliciting murder and three counts of felony gang participation while already in prison.
Source: The Progress-Index Date: October 2, 2012
Waterbury street gang member arrested (Waterbury, CT): A suspected member of the Crips street gang, who is also suspected of causing a nuisance to a Baldwin Street shop owner, was arrested Sunday after police say he was carrying 19 bags of crack cocaine.
Source: Republican-American Date: October 2, 2012
Gang prevention task force presents plan (Sacramento, CA): According to the Sacramento Police Department, there are about 4600 validated gang members in the City of Sacramento – that's a tenfold increase from a decade ago.
Source: Capital Public Radio Date: October 2, 2012
Panel spotlights 'best practices' for gang, violence prevention (Worcester, MA): Sgt. Miguel Lopez, an 18-year veteran of the Worcester Police Department's Gang Unit, was part of a panel discussion Tuesday at the Suffolk University Law School on how nationwide best practices for stemming gang violence are being implemented throughout the commonwealth.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: October 2, 2012
Crackdown on South L.A. gang nets three more convictions (Los Angeles, CA): For decades, the Pueblo Bishops Bloods kept a tight, violent rein on the South Los Angeles housing project from which it draws its name. But more than two years after the FBI, LAPD and other agencies swept up its members at the Pueblo del Rio housing project, armed with a federal racketeering indictment, 42 members are now convicted and face lengthy prison sentences.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 2, 2012
Man pleads guilty to perjury in LSP gang trial (Youngstown, OH): A Youngstown man has pleaded guilty to perjury in connection to his testimony during the LSP street gang trial. The federal grand jury indictment against Marquise J. Wilkins, 23, states that Wilkins gave sworn testimony in the LSP (LaClede, Sherwood, Parkview and Princeton) gang trial that was inconsistent with previous sworn statements he had made before the grand jury.
Source: WYTV 33 News Date: October 2, 2012
Opening statements expected in trial for alleged gang members accused of murder (Atlanta, GA): Opening statements were expected to begin Wednesday in the trial of four alleged gang members accused of killing a Virginia Highland man.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta Date: October 2, 2012
Police break up gang, drug ring (Harford County, MD): Twenty-one people, including 10 suspected gang members and associates, were arrested recently as part of a wiretap investigation that dismantled a large gang and drug operation in Harford County.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: October 2, 2012
Suffolk University panel: Fight against gangs requires more than police (Boston, MA) : Public safety experts say the fight against gang activity needs to go beyond police action to include a variety of tools, from tracking education and health care for at-risk youths to family counseling and street intervention.
Source: The Enterprise Date: October 2, 2012
Gang member guilty of killing ATF informant (Chicago, IL): A purported gang member was convicted Tuesday of murdering an informant for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 2, 2012
NYPD explores moving Staten Island Gang Unit to Brooklyn (State Island, NY): The NYPD's plan to beef up its gang unit may leave Staten Island out in the cold. Documents obtained by the Advance show that police brass have been looking to dismantle the borough's gang squad and consolidate it into a Brooklyn division -- even as roughly half of the borough's 30 shootings so far this year stem from what sources call gang-related activity.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: October 2, 2012
Help needed cracking down on Albany gangs (Albany, GA): Police across the world deal with gang violence on a day-to-day basis, and Albany is no different. Captain Wendy Luster of the Albany Police Department spoke Tuesday regarding the gang problems in the good life city.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: October 2, 2012
DA seeks to prove gang connection in shooting (Turlock, CA): The trial of a Modesto man accused of gunning down a Turlock teenager, who was mistakenly taken for a rival gang member, resumed Monday with the prosecution trying to prove their charge that the shooting was done to benefit a subset of the Sureno street gang.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: October 2, 2012
Gang leader charged with trying to kill rival (Long Island, NY): A Crips gang leader from Lakeview already jailed on a murder charge has been indicted on a charge of trying to kill a rival Bloods member, court records show.
Source: Newsday Date: October 2, 2012
L.A. gang members found guilty in federal racketeering case (Los Angeles, CA): Three members of a street gang that used violence and intimidation to control housing projects in South Los Angeles are facing potential life sentences for federal racketeering crimes.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 2, 2012
Living with increased violence in the LBC (Part 1 of 2) (Long Beach, CA): The bad news comes from the Long Beach Police Department almost weekly now. Last week, it came three times. "MURDER," reads the headline of an October 1 LBPD news release. A September 27 release said the same.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: October 2, 2012
NYPD gang unit to double in size in response to social media threats (New York, NY): Rather than target established street gangs involved in the drug trade, the reinforcements will focus mainly on "looser associations of younger men who identify themselves by the block they live on, or on which side of a housing development they reside," police commissioner Raymond Kelly said in prepared remarks.
Source: The Guardian Date: October 2, 2012
Family: Man killed at hot dog stand was leaving gang life (Chicago, IL): Claims that a convicted gang-member was "turning his life around" when he was killed are nothing new on Chicago's streets.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: October 1, 2012
Allegheny County pursues grants to fight youth gangs (Allegheny County, PA): Allegheny County is hoping to turn $12,480 in local funds into almost a quarter-million dollars for fighting problems caused by youth gangs.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: October 1, 2012
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