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Gilroy police arrest suspected gang members in early morning sweep (Gilroy, CA): For the second time in almsot two months, the Gilroy Police Department partnered with county, state and federal law enforcement agencies in a citywide sweep early Thursday morning, this time targeting more than two-dozen known gang members and their associates for "violent and reckless criminal activity," police said.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: December 8, 2011
Expert claims gang members driven by pride (Indio, CA): A gang expert testified today in the trial of an alleged Coachella gang member accused of involvement in a shooting that killed a 19- year-old woman that gang members often are motivated by pride.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: December 8, 2011
Police: Fountain theft attempt was gang-related (Barstow, CA): A pair of Barstow men who allegedly stabbed a Barstow homeowner after taking his fountain were members of a small Barstow gang who were trying to intimidate people and prove that they were violent, according to the prosecution.
Source: The Daily Press Date: December 8, 2011
Gang threatens retaliation after officer-involved shooting (Santa Maria, CA): The suspect in Thursday's officer-involved shooting in Santa Maria has been identified as 24-year-old Samyr Ceballos. At about 8 a.m., investigators followed Ceballos to his home in the 300 block of West Agnes Avenue.
Source: KSBY News Date: December 8, 2011
Gang member sentenced for Palm Springs shooting (Palm Springs, CA): A 22-year-old Palm Springs man who shot a 19-year-old man in the thigh following an argument was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday.
Source: KPSP Local 2 News Date: December 8, 2011
Gang shooting leaves 17-year-old wounded in Southeast Portland (Portland, OR): A verbal argument at a Southeast Portland market ended with the driver of a car shooting a 17-year-old boy in the leg Thursday before 11 a.m., according to Portland police.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: December 8, 2011
Gang arrested for multiple break-ins in randolph county (Trinity, NC): Deputies said they not only stopped a burglary ring, they got four gang members off the street. Detectives with the the Randolph County Sheriff's Office said they have been investigating a string of break-ins in the northern part of the county.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: December 8, 2011
Recent fights at SOCF gang-related (Lucasville, OH): Possible gang-related fights have increased in recent days at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. Corrections officers identified some of the groups involved as The Heartless Felons and the Bloods, but SOCF officials say they can’t substantiate information that any gangs, by name, have been involved.
Source: Portsmouth Daily Times Date: December 8, 2011
Gang reduction strategist wants churches to hear from youths (Durham, NC): Durham’s gang reduction strategy manager wants churches to help organize a panel discussion for troubled youths to talk about why they stopping going to church and what would bring them back.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: December 8, 2011
Shooting outside Blaine business related to gang rivalry (Blaine, WA): The shooting that injured a 20-year-old man outside his workplace Sunday night, Dec. 4, was related to a gang rivalry that stemmed from the shooting at the Lynden fair this summer, according to documents filed in Whatcom County Superior Court.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: December 8, 2011
Proposal would up fines by $3,000 for having guns or drugs near schools (Chicago, IL): Chicago aldermen moved Thursday to create a protective bubble around schools and parks — by dramatically increasing the fines for gang, drug and gun offenses in those areas.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 8, 2011
13 reputed gang members indicted (Greensboro, NC): A federal grand jury has indicted 13 alleged members of the Latin Kings gang on racketeering charges. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday after 12 of the 13 defendants were arrested or placed under federal detainers while in custody elsewhere.
Source: The News & Observer Date: December 7, 2011
Rival gangs exchange gunfire, Des Moines police say (Des Moines, IA): Members of two rival gangs have fired guns at each other on at least three occasions in the Des Moines area in recent weeks, and in one incident, six shots were fired at an occupied vehicle.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 7, 2011
38 alleged Trinitarios gang members busted in Bronx & Manhattan (New York, NY): Authorities collared 38 Bronx and upper Manhattan gangbangers Wednesday after a two-year probe into a notorious crew, officials said. The alleged members of the Dominican-based Trinitarios gang all face charges of racketeering, narcotics conspiracy and gun trafficking, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: December 7, 2011
Two Long Beach men charged in shooting that left six injured near Aquarium (Long Beach, CA): Two Long Beach men have been charged in connection with a gang-related shooting near the Aquarium of the Pacific early Sunday that left six people injured, police confirmed Wednesday.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: December 7, 2011
Gang member charged in City Hall plaza death (Worcester, MA): A known member of the Kilby Street gang has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Javier A. Santiago, who was shot and killed last week outside City Hall.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: December 7, 2011
Greensboro Police say parents need to watch for signs of gang activity (Greensboro, NC): Police says gangs are operating in the Triad, parents need to recognize the signs. Officer Demorrise Anderson is with the Greensboro Police Department's gang unit. He says they even get calls from elementary schools that suspect students are involved in gang activity.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: December 7, 2011
Law enforcement agencies work together to get a handle on gang violence (Greenville, NC): Gunshots and the possibility of gang violence terrorizing one city in the east is the reason the city's chief organized a meeting with all agencies in the county to help fight the violence.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: December 7, 2011
Yakima gangbangers costing you thousands to go to trial (Yakima, WA): First cuffed, then booked and sent to jail. That's all before Yakima gangbangers end up in the courtroom. All of that is far from free.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 7, 2011
Officials call for action against local gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): Officials Wednesday night called for increased action against gangs in Central Virginia. "We talk a lot in this community, about a whole lot of things all the time," said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo, speaking at a forum hosted by the Albemarle/Charlottesville Safe Schools/Healthy Students Project. "We talk things to death. … We've got to do something."
Source: The Daily Progress Date: December 7, 2011
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