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Immigration gang sweep results in hundreds of arrests (Orange County, CA): Three men from Orange County were among 637 suspected gang members and associates arrested for criminal and immigration violations during a multi-agency operation that spanned across the United States and Honduras, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Thursday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 26, 2012
Gang sweep hits 36 in South Texas (San Antonio, TX): Authorities announced Thursday that they had rounded up 36 gang members in South Texas as part of a multi-agency national sweep targeting criminals who also dabble in human smuggling and trafficking.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: April 26, 2012
National sweep targeting human trafficking nets 15 in Atlanta area (Atlanta, GA): Fifteen people from the Atlanta area were among more than 600 arrested this month as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on gangs involved in human smuggling and trafficking in 150 cities and in Honduras.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: April 26, 2012
Police arrest two gang members, seize weapons (Fresno, CA): The Fresno Police Department's Street Violence Section Gun Crimes Unit identified 19-year-old East Side Bulldog gang member Jesus Perez as an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: April 26, 2012
More than 600 snagged in ICE roundup (San Antonio, NY): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced agents have rounded up 637 gang members, almost half of them foreign nationals, in a nationwide sweep.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: April 26, 2012
Feds nab two dozen gang members in NM meth ring (Albuquerque, NM): Federal agents have arrested around two dozen gang members linked to what authorities are describing as a meth and heroin ring in New Mexico.
Source: Albuquerque Journal Date: April 25, 2012
Hillsboro man sent to intensive care unit after gang-related assault, police say (Hillsboro, OR): Hillsboro police are searching for suspects in a gang-related assault that sent a 38-year-old man to the intensive care unit at a local hospital Sunday morning.
Source: The Oregonian Date: April 25, 2012
Three arrested on weapons charges in Elgin (Elgin, IL): Three Elgin men were charged with various weapon charges after Elgin Police raided their Prospect Drive home, authorities said. Police entered the home shortly before 1 a.m., and several members inside the home were known gang members from Elgin and Carpentersville, authorities said in the news release Wednesday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: April 25, 2012
Anti-gang meeting to be held in Sunbury (Sunbury, PA): Mayor David Persing may not be convinced that a gang problem exists in the city, but he said he is willing to be part of a gang awareness informational meeting in order to ensure Sunbury’s safety.
Source: The Daily Item Date: April 25, 2012
Gov. Bill Haslam budget plan that includes funding for anti-gang proposal to be considered today (Chattanooga, TN): Gov. Bill Haslam's estimated $31.4 billion budget plan, which now includes $109,800 for one of Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield's anti-gang proposals, will be considered on the Senate floor this morning.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 25, 2012
Feds bust suspected Ecstasy drug ring centered around Bay Area rap label founded by Mac Dre (Vallejo, CA): A Bay Area rap label, long linked by East Bay law enforcement to armed robberies, drug dealing and murder, has been implicated in a nationwide drug-trafficking distribution network after a four-year federal investigation, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: April 25, 2012
Brunswick police trying to end gang-like feud (Brunswick, GA): After recent violence between two groups of Brunswick youth, the Brunswick Police Department and Glynn County school resource officers are aggressively trying to end the feud.
Source: WJXT News4Jax Date: April 25, 2012
'Operation Devil's Playground' nets 11 in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Chicago police and FBI agents have arrested 11 people in a sweep targeting members of the Satan Disciples street gang who are accused of selling drugs and weapons.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: April 25, 2012
Network to combat extremism and gang culture launched (New York, NY): A network to combat ideologically motivated extremists and criminal gangs has been launched in New York. The Against Violent Extremism network aims to help groups who are trying to tackle gang culture and violence motivated by extremism.
Source: BBC News Date: April 25, 2012
Feds nab 29 gang members in Chicago area, as part of national crackdown (Chicago, IL): Federal immigration agents and police have arrested 29 reputed street gang members in the Chicago area, all but one of them foreign nationals.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: April 25, 2012
Cops: Gang member nabbed at Stratford carnival (Stratford, CT): A 17-year-old Bridgeport resident who police said is a known member of the city's East Side Boyz gang was arrested over the weekend outside a carnival in Stratford.
Source: StratfordPatch Date: April 25, 2012
B.C. government seeking online input about gang violence, gun crime (Vancouver, BC) : A blog seeking public input on B.C.'s policing strategy over the next 10 years will be launched by the provincial government in the next few weeks.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 25, 2012
Muscatine Police Department wants to keep the streets safe (Muscatine, IA): Because of recent gang activity, and with a little help from Uncle Sam, the Street Crimes Unit is coming back to the Muscatine Police Department.
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: April 25, 2012
Gang member sentenced on racketeering charges (Buffalo, NY): A Buffalo man was sentenced in federal court to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Adrian Traylor, 25, was convicted of racketeering influenced corrupt organizations (RICO) conspiracy.
Source: Empire State News Date: April 24, 2012
Measures target gang crimes (Baton Rouge, LA): Both the House and Senate have backed proposals to increase penalties for crimes associated with street gangs, like inciting or participating in a riot, aggravated criminal damage to property, assault by drive-by shooting and looting.
Source: Daily Comet Date: April 24, 2012
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