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Police: Guns found when traffic warrant served (Lockport, IL): A self-admitted gang member on parole from a firearms conviction allegedly had a .45-caliber revolver and a .22-caliber handgun hidden under a mattress when Joliet police took him into custody Monday on a traffic-related warrant.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 19, 2011
Inmates want to partner with local cities to tackle gangs (Salinas, CA): A new group is stepping up to help keep your children out of gangs and off the streets. These mentors though, are in state prison. They told Central Coast News they hear about what goes on outside these prison walls... Youth violence plaguing their Central Coast cities, and today they told me they're tired of it and want to do something about it.
Source: KION 46 News Date: October 19, 2011
Police, community watch recent spike in gang-related shootings (Elgin, IL): A man in his 30s is shot to death on his front porch on a peaceful Sunday evening by a pedestrian delivering death the way the postman drops off a letter. A teenager is hit with bullets in his front yard right after two cars have exchanged gunshots near a grade school.
Source: The Courier-News Date: October 19, 2011
Five accused of crimes linked to Bloods street gang (Montgomery, AL): A federal grand jury indicted five alleged members of a street gang in connection with a string of violent crimes in Montgomery and Autauga Counties.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: October 19, 2011
High court reverses first-degree murder conviction in gang-related shooting (Minneapolis, MN): The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed a Minneapolis man's first-degree murder conviction for a 2006 gang-related slaying because a Hennepin County judge was wrong to exclude evidence that there could have been a different shooter.
Source: Star Tribune Date: October 19, 2011
Guilty plea in Yuba City shooting (Yuba, CA): A Yuba City man pleaded guilty Wednesday in a gang-related shooting earlier this year that sent two teenagers to the hospital.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: October 19, 2011
Montgomery police chief sheds light on city's gang activity (Montgomery, AL): Gangs may look like they're showing up more through graffiti on old buildings and signs, but Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy doesn't believe "they have any more presence now than they did a few years ago or even longer." Murphy says more graffiti doesn't mean organized gangs are popping up around town.
Source: WSFA 12 News Date: October 19, 2011
Residents asked to fill out gang activity survey (Yakima, WA): The Yakima County Gang Commission is asking residents to fill out an online survey as part of its countywide gang assessment.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 19, 2011
Gang enforcement slows for October (Half Moon Bay, CA): A countywide effort to combat gangs - one that law enforcement officials say is critical to reducing the sort of gang activity that has plagued Half Moon Bay in recent weeks -is in hibernation. Blame a lack of available crime-fighting resources throughout the Peninsula.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: October 19, 2011
Gang members arrested for narcotics distribution conspiracy (Fort Worth, TX): After a yearlong investigation into drug trafficking in north and east Fort Worth, law enforcement officers arrested eight members and associates of the Crips gang Wednesday morning. Cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and cash were seized, according to a news release.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: October 19, 2011
Boy, 16, shot in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A 16-year-old boy was hospitalized in serious condition tonight after being shot on an East Salinas street, police said. The boy was taken to a San Francisco Bay Area hospital after what police said was a gang-related attempted murder.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 19, 2011
Albemarle police report drop in gang activity (Albemarle County, VA): Albemarle County police are reporting less criminal activity from the ZOG, or Zoo of Goons, gang. One month ago, police broke up two incidents of disorderly teens fighting near Albemarle High School. In the first, two teens were allegedly injured at Charlotte Yancey Humpries Park by a group that identifies with the ZOG gang. A day later, a group of unruly teens identified themselves as ZOG members.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: October 19, 2011
Awareness, law enforcement cooperation keep local gang activity mostly in check (DeKalb, IL): It felt like something was off to Paul Mott and Keith Ehrke. The two men make up the DeKalb Police Department’s gang unit, and they had pulled over a car in July 2010 with people inside they knew to be gang members.
Source: Daily Chronicle Date: October 18, 2011
Richmond staff uncooperative with police after melee (Richmond, CA): Three days after a gang brawl splattered blood across the walls and floors of a Richmond city office, police cannot identify suspects or even victims -- because their city co-workers will not cooperate in the investigation. Documents obtained by Bay Area News Group show that Richmond police failed to retrieve that basic information Friday from staff at the Office of Neighborhood Safety, which police described as "stonewalling" in their reports.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 18, 2011
Gang-related shooting near McAllen nightclub leads to six-year prison sentence (McAllen, TX): A purported gang member was sentenced to six years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to a drive-by shooting that followed an argument inside a McAllen nightclub.
Source: The Monitor Date: October 18, 2011
Six held in Inglewood gang shootings (Inglewood, CA): A half-dozen people were in custody today as investigators tried to determine who wounded two young men in a gang-related shooting in Inglewood, police said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: October 18, 2011
Gang symbols, vandalism found at Adelaide Park (Norcross, GA): Several acts of vandalism were reported at Adelade Park Apartments, and Norcross Police believe some of it may be gang-related.
Source: NorcrossPatch Date: October 18, 2011
When a gang is a gang: Bigger issue should be removing criminals from the streets (Anniston, AL): Depending on your definition of the word “gangs,” the Taliban Clan and YNTO are either Anniston-area gangs involved in criminal activity, or they are friends who do nothing more than hang out and record rap songs.
Source: The Anniston Star Date: October 18, 2011
Sheriff: 'We have gang activity' (North Charleston, SC): Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon doesn't shy away from the word "gang," in fact, he embraces it. "One of the problems around the country, typically that relates to gangs, even among law enforcement is a certain denial that there is gang activity in their community," Sheriff Cannon said.
Source: WCIV 4 News Date: October 18, 2011
Five charged in Lee County crack ring bust (Miami, FL): A crack cocaine distribution operation with gang ties has been uncovered in Lee County, and law enforcement is searching for five suspects.
Source: The News-Press Date: October 18, 2011
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