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Gang tensions linked to attack at PoCo jail (Port Coquitlam, BC): A man linked to the Red Scorpion gang was severely beaten in North Fraser pretrial jail last week, suffering a broken neck in the attack, The Vancouver Sun has learned.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: September 11, 2011
Regional Gang Unit reaches out to residents in high-crime neighborhood (Reno, NV): The area of Neil Road and Virbel Lane in South Reno is like many neighborhoods throughout the city. It's filled with apartment complexes, parks, schools, restaurants and churches.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 10, 2011
Law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma County team up to arrest gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): Operation "Street Sweep" is in full swing, and officials already have arrested 14 people they think have gang affiliations. Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel said officers have 400 state warrants and 2,500 municipal warrants for hundreds of gang members.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: September 9, 2011
Mt. Pleasant gang-related shooting (Mount Pleasant, CA): Police in Mount Pleasant are investigating a rare case of gang violence in Maury County. An officer on patrol drove up on the scene of a shooting at an apartment complex on Main Street early Friday morning.
Source: MSNBC WSMV Date: September 9, 2011
California members wear Husker gear to rep their street gang (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.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: September 9, 2011
Lawmen attack North County gang violence (North County, CA): Law enforcement personnel blanketed Paso Robles over the Labor Day weekend as authorities rolled out their "Safe Streets" campaign, making 35 arrests and issuing 30 traffic citations.
Source: Cal Coast News Date: September 9, 2011
Youth violence hurts communities (Omaha, NE): The University of Nebraska Medical Center hosted its weekly Science Café, with a discussion on youth violence in Omaha this week. A mother, who lost her son in a gang-related shooting, shared her personal story with KVNO News after the event.
Source: KVNO News Date: September 9, 2011
Two face charges of intimidating witnesses in S. End shooting (Boston, MA): Two men have been charged with intimidating witnesses in the weekend shooting in the South End in which an innocent teenager allegedly was killed because of where he lived.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 8, 2011
Mounties expecting gang 'hit' (Vancouver, BC): Police expect another murderous gang attack, possibly in a public space in broad daylight, in the wake of the Jonathan Bacon slaying. Police believe it is not a question of if but when.
Source: The Province Date: September 8, 2011
Stockton schools talk violence, safety predictions (Stockton, CA): The Stockton Unified School District, its officers, personnel and parents debated their vastly different predictions on violence occurring in the new school year.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: September 8, 2011
Judge grants Rialto preliminary gang injunction (Rialto, CA): A Superior Court judge granted a request Thursday from prosecutors for a preliminary injunction against Rialto street gang Hustla Squad Clicc.
Source: The Sun Date: September 8, 2011
Villa Victoria residents: Gang violence needs to end (Boston, MA): For mothers with children living in Villa Victoria, Saturday’s violent killing of teenager Alex Sierra is yet another painful side effect of the ongoing gang feud with Mission Hill, a conflict some say has put their families at risk for more than 30 years.
Source: SouthEndPatch Date: September 8, 2011
Police link Oceanside stabbing to gang violence (Oceanside, CA): Three teens were arrested Wednesday after police believe they stabbed three other individuals. At least one of the suspects is a documented gang member, Oceanside police say.
Source: NBC San Diego Date: September 8, 2011
Treces headed to Logan? Ogden gang unit working with Cache school officials (Ogden, UT): Apparently hoping to outrun the restrictions of Ogden's gang injunction meant to keep them off the streets, members of the city's oldest street gang may have suddenly appeared in Logan.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: September 8, 2011
Gang info session scheduled for parents, public (Billings, MT): Montana gang investigators and School District will hold a public meeting on Monday night to discuss gangs in the state. Missoula Police Detective Guy Baker, who is also senior vice president of the Northwest Gang Investigators Association, will give a presentation covering gang culture and how to recognize signs of gang activity.
Source: Billings Gazette Date: September 8, 2011
Gangs adopt social media for recruiting, boasting, and inciting (Brooklyn, NY): Early one evening in April 2010, 18-year-old Roldan Alonzo-Castro was walking with his girlfriend just south of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park when a group of more than 10 gang members surrounded him. One wielded a baseball bat and one a machete, and they beat Alonzo-Castro and repeatedly stabbed him in the chest before dispersing and leaving him to die from heart and lung lacerations.
Source: The Brooklyn Ink Date: September 8, 2011
Investing in gang members stops violence, author tells Holy Cross audience (Worcester, MA): Fresh out of prison with "F*** THE WORLD" tattooed across his forehead, Ramiro, a gang member, was having difficulty finding employment. "I could only imagine him at McDonald's — 'Do you want fries with that?' — and seeing mothers grab their kids and flee," Rev. Gregory Boyle said last night at the College of the Holy Cross.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: September 7, 2011
Detroit cops: All seven homicides from bloody August weekend solved (Detroit, MI) : Police say they have solved all seven homicides that took place during the bloody weekend of Aug. 12-13, including one killing that resulted in what investigators say is a rare charge, "gang membership." Five of the alleged gunmen have been arrested, and police are seeking a sixth suspect. One case was a double homicide.
Source: The Detroit News Date: September 7, 2011
Six teens arrested in gang-related incidents in Sunnyside (Sunnyside, WA): Sunnyside police arrested six teens associated with gang activity, including two involving firearms, in the past three days.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: September 7, 2011
Is the Tongan Crip Gang a criminal enterprise? (Salt Lake City, UT): Shooting a fellow gang member at a party. Beating up a 7-Eleven clerk during a beer robbery. Holding up convenience stores at gunpoint. Eight members of the Tongan Crip Gang on trial in U.S. District Court this month for a string of gang-related crimes dating back to 2002 don’t deny that they’ve committed crimes.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 7, 2011
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