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Gang shooter gets 28 years in 2009 death (Yakima, WA): A Toppenish gang member who went by the street name Smiles was sentenced Wednesday to 28 years in prison for the 2009 slaying of a rival gang member.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 9, 2011
Anti-gang forum in Queens (Queens, NY): Community leaders in Queens say that gangs are a growing influence on teens, so they got together Wednesday evening to give parents some tactical support to help their children.
Source: WNYW FOX 5 News Date: November 9, 2011
AG pulls out of 34 drug, gang units (Sacramento, CA): The state Department of Justice has notified local and federal law enforcement agencies that it is ending its involvement in two-thirds of California's 52 drug- and gang-fighting task forces next year because of budget cuts.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 9, 2011
Traffic stop triggers pot, gang arrests (Loma Linda, CA): A Loma Linda traffic stop mushroomed into six arrests related to marijuana cultivation and street gang participation, San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: November 9, 2011
Judge voids teen's murder indictment (Bartow County, GA) : A superior court judge threw out a murder indictment against the youngest defendant in an incident law enforcement officials say was Bartow’s first gang-related homicide.
Source: CartersvillePatch Date: November 9, 2011
Erasing the past to enter the future (San Clemente, CA): Andrew Marquez remembers the day a fellow gang member needled the three tattooed dots near his right eye like it was yesterday. He was 12. "I just didn’t care," he said in the outdoor lounge area of Highland Ink tattoo shop last week. "I wanted it so I got it." The gang member poured India ink into a water bottle cap and started work on the trio of dots that mean mi vida loca or my crazy life, he recalled.
Source: San Clemente Times Date: November 9, 2011
New Baldwin Village surveillance cameras aim to combat crime (Baldwin Village, CA): Aiming to further reduce crime in Baldwin Village, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have unveiled a new initiative that will extend the law enforcement presence in the area.
Source: Los Angeles Wave Date: November 9, 2011
Julio Marquez, 13, becomes youngest gang-involved Portland homicide victim in at least a decade (Portland, OR): Yvonne Wainis was frightened Sunday night when she heard a commotion outside her ground-floor unit at Colonial Villa Apartments in Northeast Portland. "I heard somebody running by screaming, just screaming loudly," Wainis said. "I was scared."
Source: The Oregonian Date: November 9, 2011
Jury decides against death penalty in Fairfield double slaying (Hamilton, OH): Convicted MS-13 gang member Hector Alvarenga-Retana will spend the rest of his life in prison for two gang slayings in Fairfield in 2008.
Source: Middletown Journal Date: November 9, 2011
Three accused of threatening informants in meth case (Gulfport, MS): Three Mississippi residents have pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired to retaliate against confidential informants in an investigation of meth activity by members of the Simon City Royals street gang.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 8, 2011
Oakland reports crime drop in gang-injunction zone (Oakland, CA): Crime in a 100-block swath of North Oakland under a controversial gang injunction went down by 2 percent over the past 16 months, despite the layoffs of more than 100 officers and cadets during that time, according to a city staff report.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 8, 2011
Six arrested for gang-related beating on southwest side, police say (Madison, WI): Six people were arrested Monday night after allegedly attacking and injuring a 19-year-old man on the southwest side in what Madison police are calling a gang-related incident.
Source: The Capital Times Date: November 8, 2011
New evidence in Wilson High School homecoming murder derails sentencing (Long Beach, CA): Sentencing was postponed Tuesday for a local gang member convicted in the slaying of a Wilson High School honor student who was gunned down at her school's homecoming game in 2009.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: November 8, 2011
Former Crips member sentenced in West Virginia (Clarksburg, WV): A former member of the Crips who was among the first Pittsburgh gang members to be prosecuted federally in the 1990s is headed back to federal prison after a judge in West Virginia sentenced him to 30 months for his role in an ongoing drug case in the Clarksburg area.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: November 8, 2011
Kinston continues to battle gang violence, makes progress (Kinston, NC): Today deputies took another middle school student into custody - they say he and another student brought a gun to school last week. Investigators say it could be connected to the Latino gang known as "18th Street."
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: November 8, 2011
Police: Beating, abduction part of gang initiation (Huntersville, NC): Huntersville police are searching for four men who allegedly kidnapped, beat, and robbed a man. Police said the violence that happened last month was part of a gang initiation, so Eyewitness News asked if gangs are becoming a bigger problem in Huntersville.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: November 8, 2011
Guilty verdict in local gang assault (Hanford, CA): A 19-year-old gang member who stabbed a teenager behind Hanford’s United Market earlier this year was convicted Friday of attempted murder, officials said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: November 8, 2011
Bullet strikes home, injures woman (Romeoville, IL): A woman was shot in the arm early Sunday after a bullet penetrated the walls of her home in the 300 block of McKool Avenue in a possibly gang-related shooting, police said.
Source: RomeovillePatch Date: November 8, 2011
Santa Rosa man arrested in connection with gang attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A 25-year-old Santa Rosa man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a gang-related attack in September, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: November 8, 2011
Gang membership on the rise in Kern Co. (Bakersfield, CA): Gang population is growing across the country. Kern County is no exception. According to a new report from the FBI, Kern County is now home to 13,011 gang members. Just two years ago, the same report indicated Kern County's gang population was in the range of 3,500 to 9,999.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: November 8, 2011
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