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Upstart gangs the scourge of the city (New York, NY): When the sun sets, Naomi Benjamin scurries home. And tries not to take the same route twice. "Even just standing out here...You can't come outside," said Benjamin, 32, a schoolteacher from the Howard Houses in Brownsville, Brooklyn. "Being on the street is enough to get you shot. When you go out, you got to take a different way every time."
Source: New York Post Date: October 30, 2011
Violence toll rises in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): The call went out to police as an armed man approaching people in front of a residence. The caller told dispatchers to hurry and send officers as soon as possible.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 30, 2011
Task force monitors gang activity in central Neb. (North Platte, NE): As gang activity increases in the eastern half of the state, area law enforcement agencies continue to monitor activity in central Nebraska.
Source: North Platte Telegraph Date: October 30, 2011
Chattanooga takes different approach to combat gangs (Chattanooga, TN): As the number of gang-related homicides in Chattanooga continues to climb, local officials plan to refocus efforts to implement a community plan to combat gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 30, 2011
Women caught up in gang life (Oakland, CA): Nearly seven years ago, three Central Coast women caught the attention of local detectives who noticed they were regularly driving north to a downtown Oakland jail. The investigators discovered the three were visiting top Nuestra Familia generals - the gang's highest-ranking leaders - who were awaiting sentencing in a federal racketeering case.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 30, 2011
Man hit in gang-related Hayden Island shooting (Portland, OR): A man was injured in a gang-related shooting on Hayden Island Sunday morning, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: October 30, 2011
Flagler testimony: Reputed gang leader claimed 'I run this town' (Bunnell, FL): Brandon Washington liked to boast he "ran this town" as the leader of the Bloods gang in Palm Coast and Flagler County, according to testimony at his trial.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: October 30, 2011
Cape Fear High was second highest in discipline problems in 2010-11 school year (Fayetteville, NC): Cape Fear High School, where a 15-year-old student was shot Monday, had the second-highest number of major discipline problems among Cumberland County high schools during the past school year, school records show. Cape Fear was tied for the most instances of gang activity with three such incidents. Jack Britt and Pine Forest also had three reports of gang activity.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: October 30, 2011
Two shot in apparent gang-related attack in South L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): Two men were in serious condition after being shot on a South Los Angeles street Saturday night. The two men were walking with another man on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of West 50th Street at about midnight when a vehicle approached them and someone in the vehicle asked the men which gang they belonged to, said Sgt. Rudy Alaniz at the LAPD's 77th Street station.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 30, 2011
Fatal shooting fourth gang-related slaying in Yakima County in '11 (Yakima, WA): A man who recently moved to Yakima from California became the city's sixth homicide of the year following a late Saturday shooting on Cherry Avenue. Investigators are calling the shooting gang-motivated because the victim, Ramon Flores, was wearing gang attire, said Yakima police Lt. Mike Merryman.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 30, 2011
Landlord in San Francisco's Tenderloin accused of harboring gang (San Francisco, CA): The City has sued the landlord of a Tenderloin apartment building for allegedly forcing tenants to live in bedbug-ridden squalor with drug-dealing gang members keeping them "like prisoners in their own homes."
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: October 30, 2011
Springfield police arrest drug, gang suspect described as 'high level target' (Springfield, MA): A police foot pursuit on Friday resulted in the capture of a 25-year-old Springfield man described by authorities as a key player in the local drug trade.
Source: The Republican Date: October 29, 2011
Cincinnati police conduct gang roundup (Walnut Hills, OH): A woman dressed in a jacket and blue medical scrubs walked across East McMillan Street toward Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig late Friday afternoon as officers in SWAT uniforms and plain clothes loaded members of the Walnut Hills Posse into a van bound for the county jail.
Source: The Enquirer Date: October 29, 2011
Mexican drug cartels strengthen ties with U.S. gangs (El Paso, TX): Mexican drug cartels are strengthening alliances with gangs in the United States beyond ethnic, ideological and geographic boundaries, warns a new report from the federal National Gang Intelligence Center.
Source: El Paso Times Date: October 29, 2011
Police Chief says crime in Livermore is not on the increase (Livermore, CA) : Crime in Livermore has not seen an increase; rather it remains at a stable level. That was the report made by Police Chief Steve Sweeney to the Livermore City Council on Monday. The report follows a gang information forum hosted by the city earlier in October.
Source: The Independent Date: October 29, 2011
Four arrests linked to Portland gang shootings (Portland, OR): Four suspected gang members were arrested this week in connection with a series of retaliation shootings after the murder of 25-year-old Deandre Clark last week.
Source: MSNBC KGW Date: October 29, 2011
Man shot to death in Alhambra (Alhambra, CA): man died early Saturday after he was shot in what authorities suspect was a gang-related, car-to-car shooting after the victim left a Halloween party.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: October 29, 2011
Cops: Clerk's shooting wasn't teen's first crime (Indianapolis, IN): A 15-year-old North Central High School student charged with shooting a convenience store clerk had a history of robberies and gang activity, authorities said Friday.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: October 29, 2011
Annual Watsonville Peace and Unity March calls for an end to gang violence (Watsonville, CA): Rose de Ramirez lost her son to gang violence 17 years ago but her pain still runs deep. "He had no right to die," she said tearfully Saturday afternoon at the annual Watsonville Peace and Unity March. "I want people to know that we need to stop this violence."
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 29, 2011
New FBI report says gangs using rap groups to launder money, recruit members (Washington, DC): The FBI has released its 2011 report on gangs and gang activity in the United States and according to the government, rap music is being used to recruit new members.
Source: AllHipHop News Date: October 29, 2011
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