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Gang member sentenced for Lackawanna County murder (Scranton, PA): Two months after being convicted of first-degree murder, a Scranton man was back in court Monday to learn his fate. A judge sentenced Christian Kenyon to life in prison without parole plus an additional 35 1/2 to 71 years for murder and other crimes.
Source: WBRE News Date: October 17, 2011
P.G. needs better gang information to lure more money (Prince George's County, MD): Prince George's County police and schools must do a better job documenting gang-related crimes and youth violence if they want to receive the funding they need to stomp out the county's 300 gangs and crews, officials say.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: October 17, 2011
Salinas official named to federal task force on children, violence (Salinas, CA): A Salinas city official has been selected as part of the U.S. Attorney General's new task force addressing the impact of violence on children.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: October 17, 2011
Police say gang activity rising (Eugene, OR): The Eugene City Council fell silent Monday night as disturbing images were displayed on a large screen before them. Eugene police Detective Greg Harvey showed councilors a video of five local gang members beating a young man as part of his initiation into their gang.
Source: The Register-Guard Date: October 17, 2011
Innocent mother killed in South Sac gang shooting (Sacramento, CA): A longtime Placer county resident was killed in South Sacramento on the evening of October 14 on Della Circle. Sacramento County detectives have not definitively said the shooting is gang related, but the possibility is high.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: October 17, 2011
Massive city sting (Gilroy, CA): Nearly a quarter of the 105 suspects nabbed for theft, drugs and weapons crimes during the biggest undercover effort in Gilroy police history hail from the Garlic Capital, while local officials and supporting agencies say there are additional fugitives yet to be found.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: October 17, 2011
Dangerous gang suspect hiding in city 129 (Toronto, ON): Toronto Police say a suspected street gang member wanted in connection with a shooting over a west-end parking spot is armed, dangerous and hiding in the city.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: October 17, 2011
Gang expert testifies to gang ties in teen's slaying in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): A Santa Cruz police gang investigator said Monday that the three men held in Tyler Tenorio's slaying were all active Sureño gang members based on their tattoos, criminal records and evidence, including pictures of them with other gang members.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 17, 2011
Former gang member: We have a gang problem in Springfield (Springfield, MO): Sitting in Dickerson Park, a former gang member reflects on his life and his experiences. "Gangs are everywhere," said the man who wants to be known as Jay. "I've been shot, I've been robbed, I've been held for ransom against my will. People try to set me on fire, people shot up my mom's house before. I've done some things myself. And it's real."
Source: KSPR 33 News Date: October 17, 2011
Trenton police pulled off footposts after threat of gang hit (Trenton, NJ): Alarmed city police last night yanked foot post officers off the street after they said they had received “a credible threat” that gang members planned to shoot one of them.
Source: The Trentonian Date: October 17, 2011
Elgin shooting victims remain hospitalized (Elgin, IL): Elgin police are still investigating a shooting in the 700 block of Walnut Drive early Saturday morning that left two injured. The shooting, which is believed to be gang-related, occurred around 2 a.m. Saturday.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: October 17, 2011
Suspected gang member arrested (Manatee County, FL) : A manhunt is over for an alleged member of Manatee County's SUR-13 gang wanted on murder charges. Manuel Ramirez, 20, was arrested by the U.S. Marshal in Atlanta. He is being held in Atlanta. The sheriff's office does not know when he will be returned to Manatee County.
Source: BradentonPatch Date: October 17, 2011
Trial begins for alleged Union City gang member accused of trying to kill Fremont cop in Oakland (Oakland, CA): When alleged gang member Andrew Barrientos shot at an undercover Fremont police officer during an attempted arrest last year in East Oakland, the 21-year-old knew exactly what he was doing, a prosecutor said Monday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 17, 2011
Caught in the crossfire (Stockton, CA): Though they were making what should have been a routine dining choice, Tina Ramirez and Tiffany Carpenter thought twice this week before pulling into the parking lot of the East Main Drive-In for a late-afternoon snack.
Source: The Record Date: October 16, 2011
27 indicted in California gang sweep (San Francisco, CA): Twenty-seven people were indicted on various weapon and drug charges in federal court Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: October 16, 2011
MS-13 gangs linked with L.A., Salvador in National Geographic documentary (Los Angeles, CA): MS-13, shorthand for "Mara Salvatrucha," is one of the world's most lethal gangs, with a power and reach that exceeds that of some national governments. It has ravaged the tiny Central American country of El Salvador, and its influence extends into neighboring Honduras and elsewhere.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 16, 2011
Prison gang member charged in double slaying (Oakland, CA): A top-ranking member of the deadly Nuestra Familia prison gang who served time in federal prison has been arrested and charged with the stabbing deaths of two people found in a burning Oakland apartment, authorities said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 16, 2011
Gang member gets 30 years in Camden torture killings (Camden, NJ): Earl Huff could hardly contain his anger in court. To his right was the man who had pleaded guilty to being part of a gang that had killed his niece. To his left was the prosecutor who had agreed to a plea deal that would spare the defendant a possible life term.
Source: The Inquirer Date: October 15, 2011
Indictments should quell gang crimes (Frederick, MD): The 16 Frederick residents indicted on federal charges following an investigation of the South Side Brims Bloods gang racked up more than 200 criminal charges in Frederick County, ranging from littering to drug and firearm offenses to armed robbery and attempted murder.
Source: The Frederick News-Post Date: October 15, 2011
Man pleads guilty to killing fellow gang member in Powhatan (Powhatan County, VA): A member of the Bloods gang pleaded guilty Friday to fatally shooting a fellow member and critically wounding another in a late-night ambush in May near a Confederate cemetery in eastern Powhatan County.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: October 15, 2011
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