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Two get prison terms for child sex trafficking in San Diego (San Diego, CA): Two Oceanside men were sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking of children as part of prostitution rings run by African American street gangs that used social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to find "johns."
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 7, 2011
Watsonville man arrested with handgun (Watsonville, CA): A 22-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Saturday after witnesses said he brandished a gun at a teenager, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 7, 2011
Two Harlingen men facing felony graffiti charges (Harlingen, TX): Two Harlingen men face felony graffiti charges. The men were caught on camera tagging fences, trash cans and even a car. Their tags say "BTA." It stands for Bowie Town Aquas.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: November 7, 2011
Attorneys give closing arguments in trial of man accused shooting Fremont officer (Oakland, CA): Evidence showing that alleged gang member Andrew Barrientos knew he was shooting at an undercover police officer during a botched arrest in East Oakland is overwhelming, a prosecutor told a jury during closing arguments Monday in an attempted murder and carjacking trial.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 7, 2011
Documented gang members (Oakland, CA): All four people accused of being involved in last week's shooting are gang-affiliated, but only one, Gabriel Perez, the 20-year-old on the run, is a "documented" gang member on a Department of Justice watch list.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: November 7, 2011
Paul Bergrin murder trial: In prison, gang associate disclosed plot to kill informant, felon testifies (Newark, NJ): The witness, a felon who was told about a murder in jail, sat comfortably on the stand. Looking out across the courtroom, he testified matter-of-factly as he repeated the street words allegedly used by William Baskerville to describe how government informant Kemo Deshawn McCray could be wiped out.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 7, 2011
School addresses developing gang problem with dress code (Lac du Flambeau, WI): Since the first day of school, Lac du Flambeau students have been asked to wear solid black, white or khaki colored collared shirts with the warriors logo and neutral colored pants, shorts or skirts.
Source: WSAW 7 News Date: November 7, 2011
Occupy Atlanta: Bloods and Crips come together (Atlanta, GA) : Gang affiliations are oftentimes set in stone, with members choosing sides and vowing to remain loyal to their selected group. But two members of the infamously rival gangs the Bloods and the Crips, have put aside their differences in favor of one common cause: Occupy Atlanta.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: November 7, 2011
Gun on school campus could have gang ties, two students arrested (Kinston, NC): In this Nine on Your Side School Watch Investigation we've got new details about the gun a student brought to Woodington Middle School in Lenoir County last week.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: November 7, 2011
Gang unit investigating firearm incident (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Department Gang Unit was called in to investigate a report of a juvenile discharging a firearm in his bedroom.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: November 7, 2011
Street gang tries new strategy (Glendale, CA): Weakened by a 2009 court-ordered injunction and prison terms for several members, a Glendale-based gang has been actively recruiting teens in an attempt to rebuild and reassert its presence, police officials say.
Source: Glendale News-Press Date: November 6, 2011
Some living in Santee neighborhood allege security guards roughing up residents (San Jose, CA): Almost 15 years after a San Jose neighborhood was so afflicted by street gangs that a judge ordered landlords to hire their own private security force, some residents say it's the court-mandated armed guards who are a threat.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 6, 2011
Suspected gang-related drive-by shooting leaves one shot (San Diego, CA): One man was hit when shots were fired in a drive-by shooting, a San Diego police officer said Sunday.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: November 6, 2011
Teen shot in Midvale drive-by shooting in critical condition (Midvale, UT): One person was taken to the hospital in critical condition Sunday evening after what police say was a gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: Deseret News Date: November 6, 2011
Probation expected in Pink Saturday shooting (San Francisco, CA): A teenager is expected to be sentenced to probation Monday in connection with the brazen daylight gang shooting that injured five people in the mid-Market Street area this summer on Pink Saturday.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: November 6, 2011
Undercover cops bust massive Harlem street gang 'The Goodfellas,' 19 arrested massive gun-smuggling operation via Virginia (New York City, NY): Nineteen members of a violent Harlem street gang who called themselves “The Goodfellas” were busted for smuggling guns and stashing them in gutters, mailboxes and under stoops.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 5, 2011
Alleged gang member pulls gun during fight (Wyandotte, MI): A man reportedly associated with a gang pulled out a gun and threatened several people at a house in the 1600 block of Seventh Street.
Source: The News-Herald Date: November 5, 2011
Teens arrested in gang-related auto theft spree (Glenwood Springs, CO): Local law enforcement agencies have arrested two suspected teenage gang members for an auto theft crime spree last week in Pitkin, Garfield and Routt counties and in Denver.
Source: The Aspen Times Date: November 5, 2011
Police net five in gang sweep (Santa Maria, CA): After several acts of arson against homes of predominately black families this past week, the Lompoc Police Department and other agencies arrested five people in a gang sweep.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: November 5, 2011
Chattanooga tries different approach with gangs (Chattanooga, TN): With the number of gang-related homicides increasing in Chattanooga, city officials have decided to take a different approach to the violence.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: November 5, 2011
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