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Safe Silver Spring to have meeting on gang activity in downtown next week (Safe Silver Spring, MD): Street gang activity will be the topic at next week’s Safe Silver Spring meeting in downtown, according to group members and police officials. Motivated by recent high-profile crimes such as a July 2 fight involving about 70 youths in downtown that ended in a stabbing, the meeting is open to the public and will feature presentations from a number of law enforcement and youth violence experts, said Safe Silver Spring Chair Tony Hausner.
Source: The Gazette Date: October 5, 2011
Gang member convicted for killing of deputy (Woodland, CA): A Northern California gang member has been convicted for the ambush killing of a Yolo County sheriff's deputy.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 5, 2011
Oakland delays action on new gang injunctions, youth curfews (Oakland, CA): A trio of policing ideas rushed to the City Council Tuesday night in the name of swiftly tackling Oakland's horrific violence problem were instead given six hours of public discussion and then delayed.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 5, 2011
Toledo group seeks community assistance to reduce youth violence (Toledo, OH): There isn’t a shortage of organizations in the quest to quell youth violence in Toledo. What can be challenging, however, is making sure all the legs are marching in the same direction.
Source: The Blade Date: October 5, 2011
'Safety zone' bans meetings of alleged gang members (Wyandanch, NY): A controversial law enforcement technique called a gang injunction "safety zone" has been getting the attention of law enforcement in at least eight states. Essentially, it lists people police say are gang members and bans them from meeting or even speaking to each other inside a defined geographic area.
Source: NPR News Date: October 5, 2011
Patrick, Coakley urge expanding Mass. crime laws (Boston, MA): Gov. Deval Patrick and Attorney General Martha Coakley are pressing lawmakers to toughen the state's laws targeting gun and gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: October 5, 2011
R2, Crips members sentenced (New Haven, CT): Two New Haven gang members are headed to jail for years following federal court sentencings Wednesday. Ryan Moore, 22, a member of the notorious "R2" gang based in Newhallville, received a 36-month sentence from U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in federal court in New Haven.
Source: New Haven Independent Date: October 5, 2011
Pastors, police forge relationship (Franklin, TN): When Franklin Police got together with members of the clergy for breakfast Monday, introductions and a few ideas were exchanged as both wondered where this relationship will go next.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 5, 2011
Prosecutors want to move jailed cartel lieutenant out of Chicago facility (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors want to relocate a Mexican drug-cartel lieutenant jailed in Chicago but haven't said where he'd be taken.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 5, 2011
Teens are leaders of South Side gang (Evansville, IN): Four Evansville teens who city police say are the main leaders of a South Side gang with members as young as 12 years old were arraigned Wednesday in Vanderburgh County Superior Court on criminal gang-related charges.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: October 5, 2011
Upcoming murder trial opens a window on Seattle-area street gang (Seattle, WA): He was known as The Godfather, The Boss and The Old Man. Quy Nguyen's aliases, which are documented in federal court papers, reflect the power and wealth he possessed as the accused leader of Young Seattle Boyz, a street gang whose members allegedly grew and sold large quantities of marijuana and operated illegal slot machines in Vietnamese cafes and restaurants in Seattle's Rainier Valley.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: October 5, 2011
Murder trial told of gang retaliation (Calgary, AB): Four days before a triple homicide on New Year's Day 2009, three members of the 403 Soldiers street gang met with three alleged FOB members and discussed joining forces to take on the rival FK gang, a witness told court on Monday.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 4, 2011
Teens accused in gang-related jailhouse brawl (Kinston, NC): Three teenagers already in a Kinston jail could face more charges for what lawmen are calling a gang-related jailhouse brawl.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: October 4, 2011
Gunshots fired at car gang-related, Macon police say (Macon, GA): Gunshots were fired at a 32-year-old Macon man early Monday morning while he sat in his car at the traffic light on Bloomfield Road at Eisenhower Parkway, according to Macon police. The police report indicates the shooting was related to the Bloods gang.
Source: The Telegraph Date: October 4, 2011
Tribunals suspend Richmond County students for cellphone violations, gang activity (Augusta, GA): Three students were suspended for violating the Richmond County school system’s policy prohibiting them from having cellphones on school property, and eight others were suspended in gang-related incidents, according to Sept. 9 tribunal findings made public this week.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: October 4, 2011
Barely a teen, boy's killing shakes South City (San Francisco, CA): Joseph Maharaj liked to make plans - big plans. The 14-year-old always had one eye on the future, from a redesign of his bedroom that would include a PlayStation 2, a PlayStation 3, an Xbox and his own TV, to the 1969 Dodge Charger he was going to drive as soon as he got his license.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 4, 2011
Man pleads guilty in Henrico gang murder (Richmond, VA): At first blush, the G-Shyne Bloods come across more like a Cub Scout den than a band of alleged murderers. "I take this oath to B trustworthy, responsible and militant for I am a reflection of my hood G-Shyne," reads a G-Shyne pledge found during an investigation into the murder six months ago of Henrico County resident Quondell Pringle, 22, near Highland Springs.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: October 4, 2011
Expert: Portland gangs will retaliate (Portland, OR): Two men were injured in what police believe was a gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland Friday night. Sgt. Pete Simpson told KGW this was the 73rd gang-related shooting of the year. There were 93 gang-related shootings in all of 2010.
Source: MSNBC KGW Date: October 4, 2011
Tecumseh juvenile correctional supervisors relieved of duties after three escapes, mounting violence (Tecumseh, OK): The Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs relieved two high-ranking supervisors of their duties Monday after a series of violent disturbances at a Tecumseh juvenile correctional center followed by the escape of three juveniles Sunday night.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: October 4, 2011
Hundreds march against gangs (Quincy, WA): Hundreds marched through the streets of Quincy Sunday in a show of unity against gang violence. The procession left North Park in Quincy and marched down the street with people chanting, "We want justice," "No more violence," and "Stop gang violence."
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: October 4, 2011
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