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Missouri National Guard still on alert for possible gang retaliation (Columbia, MO): Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen were still on "alert" Saturday afternoon to "avoid wearing a military uniform in public" because of a "direct threat" in retaliation to a gang-related shooting around Fort Sill, Okla., earlier in the week.
Source: Columbia Missourian Date: September 24, 2011
Urban Prep Academy parents demand student protection amid gang violence (Chicago, IL): The parents of students at a West Side preparatory school are demanding heightened protection, claiming their children are being targeted and terrorized by gang members in the neighborhood where the charter school just opened a new campus.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: September 23, 2011
Paid police informant tied to triple slaying, court hears (Calgary, AB): The handler for a police informant says he was prepared to financially help the man transition from a life of crime when he became aware the informant may have been involved in a gang-related triple homicide.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: September 23, 2011
Jersey City jury fails to reach verdict in murder trial of reputed high-ranking Bloods gang member accused of 2008 fatal shooting (Jersey City, NJ): The murder trial of a man accused of killing a Jersey City father of four ended in a mistrial yesterday when the jury could not reach a verdict. Darnell Reeves, 26, was on trial for the December 2008 killing of Henry Molesky, 41, who was gunned down on Clinton Street near West Side Avenue.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: September 23, 2011
Trial delayed for gang member accused of shooting at sergeant (Indio, CA): A trial was delayed Thursday until next week for a gang member charged with attempted murder and other counts in connection with a shootout involving a Desert Hot Springs police sergeant.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: September 23, 2011
Renowned author inspires hope in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A renowned author and former gang member's message of peace through artistic expression and imagination brought a modicum of hope for those dealing with the problem of gang violence in the city of Salinas. On Wednesday, more than 250 people filled the Steinbeck Hall at Hartnell Community College as Luis Rodriguez and a panel of community leaders and law enforcement personnel gathered to talk about what is being done to help the youth in Salinas.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: September 23, 2011
CDC awards $6.5 million for study of youth violence in Denver's Montbello neighborhood (Denver, CO): The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will spend $6.5 million in Denver's Montbello neighborhood to learn about adolescent violence and test prevention strategies. The grant was awarded to the University of Colorado's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, named by the CDC as one of 10 National Academic Centers for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. It will be part of a five-year program to study youth violence and introduce prevention programs in the community.
Source: The Denver Post Date: September 23, 2011
FBI-LAPD anti-gang task force closes 11 more murder investigations (Los Angeles, CA): The joint FBI-LAPD operation that is trying to cut the backlog of unsolved gang-related killings in South Los Angeles totals 43 homicide arrests in nearly three months, with 11 of those cases closed in the last day, officials said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 23, 2011
Richfield man charged with attempted murder after possible gang-related shooting (Richfield, MN) : Nakerrick Dierrie Mosby, who is a known associate of of the Rolling 20's street gang, is being charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder—one count being for the benefit of a gang—along with four other felonies after shooting a man multiple times in Minneapolis Sept. 16, 2011.
Source: RichfieldPatch Date: September 23, 2011
Man to serve 10 years for IWK shooting plot (Halifax, NS): A second attempted murder conviction stemming from gang-related gun violence in Halifax has added 10 years to Jeremy LeBlanc’s jail time. The decade-long sentence will be served consecutively to the 16-year sentence LeBlanc, 29, received last year for the attempted murder of Halifax crime figure Jimmy Melvin Jr.
Source: The Chronicle Herald Date: September 23, 2011
22 arrests in SoCal gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Twenty-two people are in jail after a Southern California law enforcement sweep targeting rival Compton gang members.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 23, 2011
Task force claims progress on gang IDs (Santa Clarita, CA): More than 200 gang members have been identified by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's new anti-gang task force, and are being categorized as either longtime local residents or recent transplants.
Source: The Signal Date: September 23, 2011
Gang funds targeted (Kelowna, BC) : Gang violence is on the minds of Okanagan mayors headed for next week's Union of BC Municipalities convention in Vancouver. Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert says such crime affects Valley communities and their civic budgets.
Source: AM 1150 News Date: September 23, 2011
Is a gang war coming? (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver police say an even bigger gang war in B.C. is looming following a gang shooting last week and the planned release of a feared South Asian gangster from jail.
Source: The Indo-Canadian Voice Date: September 23, 2011
Tech savvy street gangs take on social media (Indianapolis, IN) : The fight against Indiana’s gangs isn’t always waged on the street. School officials, social workers and probation officers said the newest battle ground in gang warfare is social media.
Source: WRTV 6 News Date: September 23, 2011
Reputed gang leader represents himself at hearing (Anderson, SC): The man described as the founder of one of Anderson County’s largest criminal street gangs impressed a judge during a hearing Friday. Judge Dan Sharp ruled that there is probable cause to move ahead with the armed robbery and burglary charges against Jesse Lee Oliver III.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: September 23, 2011
Four arrested in home invasion are Fort Sill soldiers (Lawton, OK): The four suspects in Tuesday's brutal home invasion in Lawton are Fort Sill soldiers. Police Chief Ronnie Smith confirmed that today. He says the only gang tie as of now, is that some of Lawton gang members have been heard claiming the victims of the shooting were members of their gang and because of that, they are seeking revenge.
Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10 Date: September 23, 2011
Gang raid nets 22 suspects, multiple firearms (Los Angeles, CA): A countywide gang raid has ended in the arrest of 22 suspects and the seizure of multiple handguns, rifles and shotguns, authorities said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 23, 2011
California gang dons Husker Red for street cred (Lincoln, NE): A California cop has learned to tell the difference between a true Nebraska fan and a red-clad gang member. And some Bay Area high schools have banned Big Red jerseys and related apparel. The reason? The Norteños, a Mexican street gang in northern California, have taken a liking to Husker gear. It's red -- their color -- and it usually has a big "N" -- for Norteños, in their world.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: September 23, 2011
In response to increase in crime on West Side, St. Paul police to saturate part of neighborhood (St. Paul, MN): West Siders will see more cops on their streets next week as St. Paul police launch a 30-day intensive effort to turn back a recent rise in neighborhood crime.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: September 23, 2011
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