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Canada-wide warrant issued for Melvin gang member (Halifax, NS): A member of the notorious Melvin crime family is once again in trouble with the law. Halifax Regional Police are trying to locate 26-year-old Andrew Jason Hudder who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.
Source: CBC News Date: November 7, 2012
Reputed gang member charged in USC shootings (Los Angeles, CA): A reputed gang member pleaded not guilty Monday to four counts of attempted murder for allegedly opening fire outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: November 6, 2012
Gang prevention gets $1M funding (Calgary, AB): The provincial government announced Monday it will spend $1 million for gang prevention programs in eight communities throughout the province.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: November 6, 2012
Gang member gets 35 years for 2010 shooting at Aurora high school (Aurora, CO): The man who shot and paralyzed a then-17-year-old girl outside Aurora Central High School in 2010 as he argued with rival gang members has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Source: The Denver Post Date: November 6, 2012
Des Plaines police take action against gang presence (Des Plaines, IL): The Des Plaines Police Department is making a renewed effort to address the presence of gangs in the city. Police Chief William Kushner told aldermen he received feedback from concerned residents, including one citizen preceding the city council meeting, about what appeared to be a recent increase in gang-related activity at the meeting on Monday.
Source: DePlainesPatch Date: November 6, 2012
Police: Gang robbed man in his home (Webster, MA): Armed members of a Worcester gang barged into a drug dealer's apartment to collect money that they said was owed to them, police said.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: November 6, 2012
Toledo police issue warrant for man, 18, in gang-related shooting (Toledo, OH): Toledo police issued an arrest warrant today for an 18-year-old man who allegedly shot another man in an apparently gang-related incident.
Source: The Blade Date: November 6, 2012
Gang member wounded in Central District drive-by shooting (Seattle, WA): A 20-year-old gang member was wounded in a shooting outside a Central District home last night, according to Seattle police.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: November 6, 2012
LA church killing over graffiti stuns community (Los Angeles, CA): The service was in full swing at the storefront church near downtown when a parishioner spotted a woman spraying graffiti on the building. He told her to stop, and she shoved him to the ground. Two other congregants rushed to his aid.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: November 6, 2012
Thirteen arrested in Yuba City, Marysville raids (Yuba City, CA): More than a dozen suspected gang members were arrested Tuesday in Yuba City and Marysville in a massive investigation focusing on gangs, drugs, weapons, shootings and a homicide.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: November 6, 2012
New Garden chief honored for anti-gang law (New Garden Township, PA): On Monday night, Chester County district attorney Tom Hogan credited New Garden’s chief of police with spearheading the efforts behind the state’s new anti-gang recruitment law. The law, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett last month, outlaws the recruitment of new members to criminal street gangs and enhances penalties on various crimes committed by gang members.
Source: Avon Grove Sun Date: November 6, 2012
Alberta celebrates five years of Safe Communities by launching Gang Reduction Network (Edmonton, AB): The Alberta government is marking five years of the Safe Communities Initiative by providing more supports to communities to help them take action against criminal gangs.
Source: OurHometown.ca Date: November 6, 2012
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
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