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Mutual respect key to defusing gang violence, L.A. priest says (Dayton, OH): Spreading hope by way of mutual respect and kinship is the key to curbing gang violence in the Dayton community, said Father Gregory Boyle, founder of the nation’s largest gang intervention and re-entry program, Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: November 15, 2011
Gang activity increasing in Oklahoma (Tulsa, OK): The FBI says America has more gangs and they are more violent. They say there are 33,000 gangs in the US with nearly one and a half million gang members, which is up 40 percent from just two years ago. That includes street, motorcycle and prison gangs.
Source: NewsOn6.com Date: November 15, 2011
Miami-Dade no. seven county for street gang members in country (Miami, FL): Miami-Dade is No. 7 on the top ten list of street gang members by county in the United States, according to statistics released by the FBI.
Source: NBC Miami Date: November 15, 2011
State finds many faults with FBI-run gang task force (Minneapolis, MN): In two reports over the past month, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety identified major deficiencies in the oversight and operations of a new FBI-run task force set up to replace the scandal-ridden Metro Gang Strike Force.
Source: Star Tribune Date: November 15, 2011
East Orange's 'Operation Gridlock' leads to arrest of 59 gang members involved in drug trafficking (East Orange, NJ): Nearly five dozen members of the Bloods and Crips street gangs who were working together to control the drug trade near the East Orange-Newark border have been arrested as part of a sprawling investigation dubbed "Operation Gridlock," police said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 15, 2011
Two teens charged in Metro bus shooting (Seattle, WA): Two brothers have been charged in a Metro bus shooting that police say was gang-related.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: November 15, 2011
Police say local gang violence is relatively restrained (San Leandro, CA): San Leandro's two main gangs, the Davis Street Locos and the Marina Dro Boys, have been relatively quiet of late, said the police detective who investigates gang-related crimes.
Source: SanLeandroPatch Date: November 14, 2011
MBPD discovers possible Bloods activity at apartment complex (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach Police are investigating after an officer found possible gang related graffiti at a local apartment complex on Veterans Day.
Source: WMBF News Date: November 14, 2011
Gangs enter new territory with sex trafficking (Fairfax, VA): The MS-13 gang got its start among immigrants from El Salvador in the 1980s. Since then, the gang has built operations in 42 states, mostly out West and in the Northeastern United States, where members typically deal in drugs and weapons.
Source: NPR News Date: November 14, 2011
Over 1,000 street gang members in Eugene-Springfield (Eugene, OR): Graffiti scribbled on walls, fences and signs around town mark a silent chatter largely unintelligible to Eugene and Springfield residents - unless they are members of criminal street gangs.
Source: KVAL News Date: November 14, 2011
Admitted member of Crips street gang accused in killing of Linden man (Roselle, NJ): A self-admitted member of the Crips street gang murdered a Linden man in Roselle last week, authorities said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 14, 2011
Inside a gang summit (Nashville, TN): After a rash of recent shootings in north Nashville, Metro police have taken steps to crackdown on gang violence, arresting several alleged gang members. Others, of course, remain on the streets.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: November 14, 2011
Gang membership soars in Prince George's (Prince George's County, MD): Prince George's County has the fifth-largest gang membership on the East Coast, with the number of members more than doubling since 2008, according to a new FBI report.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: November 14, 2011
Robbery suspects claim they were raising money for Bloods street gang (Vernon, CT): Two men who have been charged in connection with two armed robberies in Vernon and one in East Hartford, and who confessed to being involved in as many as six more in other towns, are members of the Bloods street gang and were committing robberies to generate revenue for the gang, according to warrants for their arrest.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: November 14, 2011
Gang member convicted in execution-style murders (Santa Ana, CA): A jury deliberated for two hours Monday before convicting a Santa Ana gang member of two counts of special circumstances murder for his role in an execution-style shooting in 2006 that left two rivals dead and a third in a coma.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: November 14, 2011
Gang member arrested for Linden man's murder (Union County, NJ): A 23-year-old member of the Crips street gang has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old Linden man last week.
Source: Courier News Date: November 14, 2011
Gang fight near Kirby High (Memphis, TN): A gang fight near Kirby High gets three students and an adult hauled off by Memphis police. Police say the fight started at a convenience store next door to Kirby High at Kirby and Raines.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: November 14, 2011
Gang vs. Granny: Young punks target elderly Detroit woman (Detroit, MI): It's called tagging -- gang members spray painting houses and buildings. But after a gang did it to an elderly woman's home, neighbors say they've had enough.
Source: WJBK FOX 2 News Date: November 14, 2011
Violent Youth Series: Laws fighting gang activity (Macon, GA): Georgia law defines a street gang as any organization, association, or group of 3 or more persons associated with criminal activity. "People are going to call themselves a gang when really they may not be a gang defined by the law. It crosses over when criminal behavior occurs." says Chief Deputy David Davis with the Bibb Co. Sheriff's Office.
Source: WGXA FOX24 News Date: November 14, 2011
Gangster? Murder suspect shows the signs (Athens, GA): Cody Lumpkin is a 7-4 soulja till da end. Or, in gangster-speak, he’ll be a Gangster Disciple until he dies. That's how the 21-year-old Athens man shows himself to the world on his Facebook page, replete with photos of him flashing gang signs, posing with guns, bragging about money and disrespecting women.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: November 13, 2011
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