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Street counselors: MVPD gang-prevention efforts require outreach and law enforcement (Mountain View, CA): For Mountain View Police Officer Mike Magana, suppressing gang activity requires, of all things, a good ear. Magana, a 15-year law enforcement veteran, currently serves as the lone full-time officer assigned to the department’s Gang Prevention Program.
Source: Los Altos Town Crier Date: November 16, 2011
Gangs of Eugene: 'We've taken guns off of 12-year-old kids before' (Eugene, OR): Saul Patu set records as a defensive end for the Oregon Ducks - an athletic career that almost didn't happen because of gangs.
Source: KVAL News Date: November 16, 2011
Three to face charges of fighting by agreement (Fort Collins, CO): Three men with knives and a metal bar were arrested at Rolland Moore Park in Fort Collins after planning a fight stemming from arguments over gang-affiliation issues, according to Fort Collins Police Services.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: November 16, 2011
Gang member sentenced for two slayings (Hamilton, OH): A Butler County judge made it official Wednesday. A convicted MS-13 gang member will spend the rest of his life in prison for two gang slayings in Fairfield in 2008.
Source: Middletown Journal Date: November 16, 2011
'Timekeeper' role admitted in deadly gang-related prison beating (Winnipeg, MB): A former Stony Mountain inmate admits he acted as the "timekeeper" for a deadly gang-related prison beating. Steven Courchene took the witness stand Monday to testify against four men now on trial for the March 2005 slaying. He was granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for his co-operation.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: November 15, 2011
Winnetka gang shooting leaves two critical (Winnetka, CA): Two men were critically injured in a gang-related drive- by shooting but were expected to survive, police said today.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: November 15, 2011
Gang leader gets 37 yrs. in '08 killing (Tucson, AZ): A Tucson man who has spent the last 2 1/2 years in solitary confinement at the Pima County jail on a murder charge pleaded for mercy Monday, saying he's learned a lot about himself in that time and wants to get home to his 10-year-old son as soon as possible.
Source: Arizona Daily Star Date: November 15, 2011
"Cyber-Banging": When gangs take it from the street to the Web (Richmond, CA): You may have heard of "cyber bullying," but an even more deadly trend is happening in Richmond and across the country: cyber gang-banging. Young people are using social media as a platform to represent their gang affiliation or their neighborhood.
Source: New America Media Date: November 15, 2011
Gang Team says it's making progress (Prosser, WA): The Benton County Sheriff is reporting big strides in the fight against gangs. The gang team Tuesday told county commissioners that in the last month it has focused on the most criminally active gang members, serving eight search warrants in the last ten days.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: November 15, 2011
Street gang member accused of list of offenses (Morgan Hill, CA): Police arrested a Norteno street gang member after they allegedly found a loaded handgun and methamphetamine in his car, and a stolen laptop computer in his Morgan Hill home.
Source: Morgan Hill Times Date: November 15, 2011
Anti-gang program focus of 2012 Columbus budget (Columbus, OH): Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman revealed his 2012 budget of $753 million budget Tuesday, highlighting public safety and jobs.
Source: Ohio-Votes Date: November 15, 2011
Mutual respect key to defusing gang violence, L.A. priest says (Dayton, OH): Spreading hope by way of mutual respect and kinship is the key to curbing gang violence in the Dayton community, said Father Gregory Boyle, founder of the nation’s largest gang intervention and re-entry program, Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: November 15, 2011
Gang activity increasing in Oklahoma (Tulsa, OK): The FBI says America has more gangs and they are more violent. They say there are 33,000 gangs in the US with nearly one and a half million gang members, which is up 40 percent from just two years ago. That includes street, motorcycle and prison gangs.
Source: NewsOn6.com Date: November 15, 2011
Miami-Dade no. seven county for street gang members in country (Miami, FL): Miami-Dade is No. 7 on the top ten list of street gang members by county in the United States, according to statistics released by the FBI.
Source: NBC Miami Date: November 15, 2011
State finds many faults with FBI-run gang task force (Minneapolis, MN): In two reports over the past month, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety identified major deficiencies in the oversight and operations of a new FBI-run task force set up to replace the scandal-ridden Metro Gang Strike Force.
Source: Star Tribune Date: November 15, 2011
East Orange's 'Operation Gridlock' leads to arrest of 59 gang members involved in drug trafficking (East Orange, NJ): Nearly five dozen members of the Bloods and Crips street gangs who were working together to control the drug trade near the East Orange-Newark border have been arrested as part of a sprawling investigation dubbed "Operation Gridlock," police said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 15, 2011
Two teens charged in Metro bus shooting (Seattle, WA): Two brothers have been charged in a Metro bus shooting that police say was gang-related.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: November 15, 2011
Police say local gang violence is relatively restrained (San Leandro, CA): San Leandro's two main gangs, the Davis Street Locos and the Marina Dro Boys, have been relatively quiet of late, said the police detective who investigates gang-related crimes.
Source: SanLeandroPatch Date: November 14, 2011
MBPD discovers possible Bloods activity at apartment complex (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach Police are investigating after an officer found possible gang related graffiti at a local apartment complex on Veterans Day.
Source: WMBF News Date: November 14, 2011
Gangs enter new territory with sex trafficking (Fairfax, VA): The MS-13 gang got its start among immigrants from El Salvador in the 1980s. Since then, the gang has built operations in 42 states, mostly out West and in the Northeastern United States, where members typically deal in drugs and weapons.
Source: NPR News Date: November 14, 2011
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