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Gang Task Force applauds new gang laws (Shawnee, OK): Many new state laws went into effect this month, including provisions in gang laws that should help the Shawnee Police Department’s Gang Task Force as they fight gang activity in this area.
Source: The Shawnee News-Star Date: November 11, 2011
One injured, two arrested in gang-related shooting (Anaheim, CA): Two men involved in a short car pursuit with police were arrested on suspicion of shooting and injuring an 18-year-old man during an apparent gang-related attack in Anaheim, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: November 11, 2011
Tulare County will get multi-agency gang-prevention task force (Visalia, CA): While law enforcement agencies across the state got the bad news that the California Department of Justice would sever its involvement with its drug and gang task forces, Visalia Police Chief Colleen Mestas got some good news.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: November 11, 2011
Drug, gang investigation funding fleeting (Glenn County, CA): State funding for drug and gang investigations will be eliminated next month, leaving the Glenn County Sheriff's Department to make a tough decision. "It's an absolute travesty," Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones said.
Source: Orland Press Register Date: November 11, 2011
California man wanted in gang execution arrested in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): A California fugitive accused of killing a rival gang member has been apprehended in Las Vegas, authorities said.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: November 10, 2011
NC gang prevention task force meets for first time (Raleigh, NC): A task force established 13 months ago by Gov. Beverly Perdue to examine North Carolina's gang problems and recommend ways to prevent gang activity is meeting for the first time.
Source: The Sun News Date: November 10, 2011
Two New Orleans gang members sentenced (New Orleans, LA): Federal prosecutors say two members of a violent street gang were sentenced to 30 years in prison after they pleaded guilty to racketeering, weapons and drug charges that involved two cold-case murders.
Source: Daily Comet Date: November 10, 2011
Bradenton gang member, sisters charged with ID theft, tax fraud (Manatee County, FL) : An imprisoned gang member and his two sisters have been charged with using stolen Social Security numbers to file false tax returns and pocket at least $17,000 in fraudulent refunds, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: November 10, 2011
Gangs a threat to refugee kids (Surrey, BC): Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is warning the federal government that about 500 Surrey kids are at risk of being recruited into gangs because of fees being charged to vulnerable refugee parents.
Source: The Province Date: November 10, 2011
Bullets fly in Bronx hosp ER (Bronx, NY): A wild gang fight involving at least a dozen thugs in a Bronx hospital emergency room ended in bloodshed last night when one gangbanger pulled a gun and began firing -- wounding two hospital employees, police sources said.
Source: New York Post Date: November 10, 2011
Teens to be tried as adults in arsons (Santa Maria, CA): Two teenage gang members will be tried as adults on arson and other charges stemming from a rash of Halloween night violence, according to the District Attorney’s office.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: November 10, 2011
Driver in knife attack pleads guilty (Wenatchee, WA): The woman accused of aiding two co-defendants in a gang-related stabbing pleaded guilty Wednesday to the lesser of two charges.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: November 10, 2011
Trial in fatal gang-related shooting of Syracuse toddler put off to next year (Syracuse, NY): The murder trial of reputed street gang member Saquan Evans in the fatal shooting of toddler Rashaad Walker Jr. has been postponed until early next year.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: November 10, 2011
Guilty plea in gang-related murder at Pizza Hut (Kenansville, NC): A Duplin County man will spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting to killing a Pizza Hut employee two years ago in a gang-related shooting.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: November 10, 2011
Sentencing delayed for gang member who shot rival (San Diego, CA): Sentencing was rescheduled Thursday to Nov. 23 for a gang member who fatally shot a rival more than four years ago in southeast San Diego because the victim had supposedly "disrespected" the defendant's gang.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: November 10, 2011
MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to possessing gun used in murder (San Francisco, CA): One of two alleged MS-13 gang members who went on trial in federal court in San Francisco last month has pleaded guilty to seven charges, including possessing the gun used in a shooting murder near the Daly City BART station in 2009.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: November 10, 2011
Maine lawmakers to weigh anti-gang bill (Augusta, ME): Gang activity that's expanding from cities to rural areas where it can "fly under the radar" helped to prompt legislation that will be considered next session in Maine, the sponsor said today.
Source: Kennebec Journal Date: November 10, 2011
Gang member's conviction, death sentence upheld in Pomona police officer's slaying (Los Angeles, CA): The California Supreme Court today upheld a gang member's conviction and death sentence for murdering a Pomona police officer who was shot in the face after stopping him and two other people as they were walking on an industrial street early one morning more than 15 years ago.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: November 10, 2011
SPD arrest 'one of the most dangerous gang members' in Springfield (Springfield, MA): A longtime target of the Springfield Police Department, Bobby Owens Jr., has been arrested. Officers from Springfield's gang and narcotics division surrounded Owens and his girlfriend as they were leaving their Maple Street apartment.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield Date: November 10, 2011
Lowell suspect faces armed assault to murder charge (Lowell, MA): An 18-year-old Lowell man is facing an indictment on a charge of armed assault to murder after he allegedly stabbed a rival gang member during a chance encounter in September.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: November 10, 2011
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