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Annual Watsonville Peace and Unity March calls for an end to gang violence (Watsonville, CA): Rose de Ramirez lost her son to gang violence 17 years ago but her pain still runs deep. "He had no right to die," she said tearfully Saturday afternoon at the annual Watsonville Peace and Unity March. "I want people to know that we need to stop this violence."
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 29, 2011
New FBI report says gangs using rap groups to launder money, recruit members (Washington, DC): The FBI has released its 2011 report on gangs and gang activity in the United States and according to the government, rap music is being used to recruit new members.
Source: AllHipHop News Date: October 29, 2011
Oakdale gang shootings prompt searches (Oakdale, CA): Authorities on Friday served search warrants at four Oakdale homes as part of an investigation into five gang-related shootings since August.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: October 29, 2011
San Diego gang member to be sentenced to death today for murdering Temecula clerk (Murrieta, CA): A San Diego gang member who gunned down a Temecula liquor store clerk during a robbery is expected to be sentenced to death today.
Source: The Valley News Date: October 28, 2011
Fleeing gang member arrested following car crash (Taylorsville, UT): A woman who drove through a police barricade and crashed into a suspect's car gets credit for helping police catch a wanted gang member.
Source: KSL News Date: October 28, 2011
Gang threat sporadic (St. Joseph, MO): In a national report released by the FBI, Buchanan County is identified as having 1,000 persons or fewer affiliated with gang activity. While that number from the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment is simply an estimate, and Buchanan County is nowhere near having the same gang affiliations as Cook County in Chicago, officials with the Street Crimes Unit said St. Joseph has seen some individuals making claims to a specific gang or group.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press Date: October 28, 2011
Seven arrested in gang-related kidnapping, including an Abbotsford man (Richmond, BC): An Abbotsford man is among seven people facing kidnapping charges after what police are calling a "terrifying" gang-related incident.
Source: Abbotsford News Date: October 28, 2011
Calgary man with gang ties missing (Calgary, AB): Police are seeking the public's help finding a missing Calgarian who has connections to the FOB gang.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 28, 2011
Man rescued from highway after gang-related kidnapping (Vancouver, BC): Seven people have been charged with kidnapping after police say they abducted a man from a Vancouver restaurant on behalf of an Eastern Canadian gang.
Source: CTV British Columbia Date: October 28, 2011
Aurora man guilty of second murder (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man already serving a lengthy prison sentence for a gang-related murder was found guilty today of a second murder and now will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 28, 2011
Reputed gang member gets maximum for killing police officer (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member was sentenced to 125 years in prison today for the 2009 murder of Chicago police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez in June 2009.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 28, 2011
Police: Eugene gang planned Halloween shooting (Eugene, OR): Police uncovered and disrupted a plot by street gang members to gun down rival gang members on Halloween day in retaliation for a botched drive-by shooting in September, the Eugene Police Department said Friday.
Source: KVAL News Date: October 28, 2011
Six juveniles charged in Suffolk gang investigation (Suffolk, VA): Six teenagers, ages 11 through 17, are charged with crimes in Suffolk. Police searched four homes Thursday as part of its ongoing investigation into the so-called Lloyd Street Gang.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: October 28, 2011
Head educator happy about anti-gang program's progress (Colusa County, CA): If one thing comes out of latest Partners in Education meeting, Colusa County Superintendent of Schools Kay Spurgeon hopes it will be perseverance. More than 50 people in education, law enforcement and from the community gathered in Williams on Wednesday morning to discuss the latest step in the gang awareness and intervention efforts that Spurgeon launched about two years ago.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald Date: October 28, 2011
Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta youth office gets anti-gang grant (Staunton, VA): The area's Office on Youth won a $250,000 grant to develop anti-gang programs. The office will use the funds help police agencies suppress gangs, to run programs to get members out of gangs and find ways to keep kids from joining gangs.
Source: The News Leader Date: October 28, 2011
Fighting violent gang crime with math (Los Angeles, CA): UCLA mathematicians working with the Los Angeles Police Department to analyze crime patterns have designed a mathematical algorithm to identify street gangs involved in unsolved violent crimes. Their research is based on patterns of known criminal activity between gangs, and represents the first scholarly study of gang violence of its kind.
Source: UCLA Newsroom Date: October 28, 2011
From the streets to cyberspace: U.S. gangs turn to white-collar crime (Washington, DC): When is credit-card theft a good thing? When the culprits might otherwise be killing you. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says national gangs like the Bloods and Crips are becoming more sophisticated, turning to white-collar financial crime and cyber attacks that threaten Corporate America and, well, everyone.
Source: FOX Business Date: October 28, 2011
Linda man arrested in gang-related shooting in Yuba County (Yuba County, CA): A Linda man was arrested today in connection with what sheriff's officials described as a gang-related shooting incident Thursday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: October 28, 2011
Scaremare experiences gang-related incident (Lynchburg, VA): With Scaremare wrapping up Saturday night, organizers say they're on the verge of breaking an all-time attendance record. But all the good fortune has been marred by reports of gang activity.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: October 28, 2011
Police: Missouri shooting possibly gang-related (Wellston, MO): At least two people were shot and at least one has died because of shootings at or near a food market in Wellston, Mo., police said.
Source: Mason Daily County Daily News Date: October 28, 2011
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