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State to lay off drug, gang task force agents (Desert Hot Springs, CA): The state Department of Justice issued 210 layoff notices Thursday and will pull its agents from most of the drug- and gang-fighting task forces across the state.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: November 4, 2011
Gang discipline turned deadly inside Stony, court told (Winnipeg, MB): Members of a Winnipeg street gang allegedly went too far with a "disciplinary hearing" that turned deadly inside Stony Mountain penitentiary.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: November 4, 2011
Police: Whip-wielding gang members attempt robbery at motel (Provo, UT): Late Wednesday night, a duo of self-styled gangsters barged into a Super 8 Motel room wielding a bull whip and knives, according to police. The room's occupant managed to grab a baseball bat and shove the men out of the room, but not before they reportedly said they were "there to enforce for his gang" and collect a $400 debt.
Source: Daily Herald Date: November 4, 2011
Suspect arrested in downtown Santa Rosa stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): A local man was in custody Friday morning, suspected of stabbing a man during a gang-related fight near downtown Santa Rosa earlier in the week, Santa Rosa police reported.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: November 4, 2011
Police report violent encounters with 'Juggalos' (Modesto, CA): The FBI classified fans of a rap group with a fondness for clown makeup as a gang in a recent report, but local law enforcement officers say they have seen their violence first hand and already consider some of them to be criminal street gangs.
Source: CBS13 News Date: November 4, 2011
Sixth person admits role in double slaying in Camden (Camden, NJ): A sixth person has admitted his role in a horrific double slaying in a city home that served as a gang hangout. Lance Fulton, 21, of Camden pleaded guilty today to aggravated manslaughter in connection with the killing of Michael Hawkins, 23, of Mount Holly in February 2010.
Source: Courier Post-Online Date: November 4, 2011
15-year-old gets 40 years for gang-related murder (Santa Ana, CA): A 15-year-old boy convicted of the gang-related murder of an older teen in Santa Ana last year was sentenced today to 40 years to life in prison.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: November 4, 2011
Police warn citizens of possible gang activity (East Greenwich, RI): They may not be harassing you, or walking down Main Street in packs displaying their colors. But there are gang members passing through East Greenwich every day, whether it’s to work or go about their everyday tasks.
Source: Southern Rhode Island Newspapers Date: November 4, 2011
MS13 street gang and others tied to child prostitution (Alexandria, VA): A Fairfax man with ties to the notorious MS-13 street gang was sentenced by a federal judge to 24 years in prison for luring teenage girls from the Northern Virginia area into the horrific world of child prostitution.
Source: WUSA 9 News Date: November 4, 2011
Utah gang members charged in Belize drug trafficking operation (Salt Lake City, UT): When drug activity linked to the Belizean Bloods street gang bubbled up in Salt Lake City about a year ago, law enforcement had to dig beneath the surface to find out more about a violent organization with ties to Central America.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 4, 2011
FBI working to target street gangs in Maine (Portland, ME): The FBI says it’s preparing to deploy a task force aimed at targeting street gangs in Maine.
Source: Boston Herald Date: November 4, 2011
Suspect arrested in deadly gang-related shooting in Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX): Grand Prairie police have arrested a suspect in the gang-related slaying of a 19-year-old man over the summer.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: November 4, 2011
Richmond man sentenced to prison time for shooting (Richmond, CA): A Richmond man was sentenced this morning to 40 years to life in prison for a gang-related shooting in 2010 in a church during Valentine's Day services that critically injured two teens.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: November 4, 2011
Portage teen charged as adult due to gang affiliation (Valparaiso, IN): A Portage juvenile who was part of a group that attacked a neighbor is being tried as an adult because she belongs to a gang.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: November 4, 2011
Oakland gang member sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing two in 2007 (Oakland, CA): An Oakland gang member was sent to prison for the rest of his life Friday for killing two men in two days -- but not before an emotional hearing in which family members of the victims, and the defendant, gave tear-laced statements to the court.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: November 4, 2011
Gang crimes drop through October for 2011 (El Paso, TX): The number of gang-related crimes has dropped by half so far this year, police said. Through the month of October, El Paso has had 639 gang-related crimes. That's down from 1,172 at the same point last year.
Source: El Paso Times Date: November 4, 2011
San Juan police tracking gang graffiti (San Juan, CA): The San Juan gang unit is reading the writing on the walls, literally. They’re keeping track of graffiti to try to keep track of gangs.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: November 4, 2011
Shooter in 2009 Richmond restaurant double murder sentenced (Martinez, CA): A Richmond gang member was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison for a brazen 2009 barbecue restaurant shotgun slaying of two men.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 4, 2011
Gang member gets prison in meth, gun case (Gulfport, MS) : A member of the Simon City Royals street gang will serve more than 15 years in prison on meth and firearm convictions, U.S. Attorney John Dowdy said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 4, 2011
County leader sees progress in efforts targeting violence (Hamilton County, TN): One Hamilton County official said efforts to tackle local violence, particularly gang-related, is finally gaining legs. But the commission, which is part of those efforts, did not act on the problem Wednesday. At the commission's regular meeting, Chairman Larry Henry said violence affects more than just the inner city.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 3, 2011
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