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22 arrests in SoCal gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Twenty-two people are in jail after a Southern California law enforcement sweep targeting rival Compton gang members.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 23, 2011
Task force claims progress on gang IDs (Santa Clarita, CA): More than 200 gang members have been identified by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's new anti-gang task force, and are being categorized as either longtime local residents or recent transplants.
Source: The Signal Date: September 23, 2011
Gang funds targeted (Kelowna, BC) : Gang violence is on the minds of Okanagan mayors headed for next week's Union of BC Municipalities convention in Vancouver. Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert says such crime affects Valley communities and their civic budgets.
Source: AM 1150 News Date: September 23, 2011
Is a gang war coming? (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver police say an even bigger gang war in B.C. is looming following a gang shooting last week and the planned release of a feared South Asian gangster from jail.
Source: The Indo-Canadian Voice Date: September 23, 2011
Tech savvy street gangs take on social media (Indianapolis, IN) : The fight against Indiana’s gangs isn’t always waged on the street. School officials, social workers and probation officers said the newest battle ground in gang warfare is social media.
Source: WRTV 6 News Date: September 23, 2011
Reputed gang leader represents himself at hearing (Anderson, SC): The man described as the founder of one of Anderson County’s largest criminal street gangs impressed a judge during a hearing Friday. Judge Dan Sharp ruled that there is probable cause to move ahead with the armed robbery and burglary charges against Jesse Lee Oliver III.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: September 23, 2011
Four arrested in home invasion are Fort Sill soldiers (Lawton, OK): The four suspects in Tuesday's brutal home invasion in Lawton are Fort Sill soldiers. Police Chief Ronnie Smith confirmed that today. He says the only gang tie as of now, is that some of Lawton gang members have been heard claiming the victims of the shooting were members of their gang and because of that, they are seeking revenge.
Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10 Date: September 23, 2011
Gang raid nets 22 suspects, multiple firearms (Los Angeles, CA): A countywide gang raid has ended in the arrest of 22 suspects and the seizure of multiple handguns, rifles and shotguns, authorities said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 23, 2011
California gang dons Husker Red for street cred (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. The reason? The Norteños, a Mexican street gang in northern California, have taken a liking to Husker gear. It's red -- their color -- and it usually has a big "N" -- for Norteños, in their world.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: September 23, 2011
In response to increase in crime on West Side, St. Paul police to saturate part of neighborhood (St. Paul, MN): West Siders will see more cops on their streets next week as St. Paul police launch a 30-day intensive effort to turn back a recent rise in neighborhood crime.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: September 23, 2011
Gang signs seen in second graffiti attack on Garfield Elementary (San Leandro, CA): Police say a graffiti attack Monday night included symbols of the Norteños street gang. Arrest made in Sept. 9 graffiti attack that also flashed Norteños signs.
Source: SanLeandroPatch Date: September 22, 2011
Two shot in gang fight on southwest side, S.A. police say (San Antonio, TX): Police are investigating what they say is a gang-related shooting on the city's southwest side. San Antonio police said two rival gangs were fighting last week, and continued the battle Thursday around 12:45 a.m. in the 5900 block of Fairbrook.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: September 22, 2011
18 in gang terrorized North Nashville, police say (Nashville, TN): State and federal police and prosecutors say the 98 Mafia Crips tried to strong-arm their way to controlling drugs in two troubled housing developments — J.C. Napier and Tony Sudekum Homes.
Source: The Tennessean Date: September 22, 2011
FBI joins forces with LAPD on gang slayings (Los Angeles, CA): Kashmier James had spent most of Christmas Day 2010 with family before heading off in the evening to visit with high school friends in the Manchester Square neighborhood of South Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 22, 2011
Expert: Hate groups, gangs on rise in Northern Colorado (Fort Collins, CO): The reach of gangs and hate groups continues to rise in Northern Colorado along with the rest of the country, and wealth disparity and lack of education are among the causes, according to an expert who spoke at Colorado State University.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: September 22, 2011
Police warning indicates gangsters are loose-lipped, says criminologist (Abbotsford, BC): The Gang Task Force’s public warning about escalating gang violence this week is a message to organized crime about the level of intelligence police have about the criminal underworld, says an Abbotsford criminologist.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: September 22, 2011
A street gang with a CEO, constitution, funeral fund (Chicago, IL): Court filings, witness testimony, and undercover FBI recordings show how the Latin Kings street gang was being run like a business. The gang had a CEO, a constitution, and its own justice system. The constitution was required reading for thousands of gang members in Chicago.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: September 22, 2011
Police counter gang attacks on St. Paul's West Side (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police plan to boost their presence in the city's West Side starting Monday because of a sharp increase in burglaries and other crimes.
Source: Star Tribune Date: September 22, 2011
Second man arrested in gang-related crime spree in South Reno (Reno, NV): The Regional Gang Unit on Wednesday arrested a second suspect in a gang-related robbery and shooting on Mira Loma Drive where the men arrested mistakenly believed their victims were rival gang members based of the color of clothing they wore, police said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 22, 2011
Joint operation captures gang-related individuals (Sparta, TN): Officers with Sparta Police Department and White County Sheriff Department joined federal and state law enforcement agents, on Sept. 16, and, armed with search warrants, began arresting those charged in a federal indictment. According to U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry E. Martin, a federal grand jury indicted 17 mid-state individuals, including 11 members of the Vice Lords gang and their drug suppliers, for their participation in a drug distribution conspiracy and associated violence while illegally possessing firearms.
Source: The Expositor Date: September 22, 2011
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