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White Center church reaches out to gang members (White Center, WA): Victory Outreach in White Center is a church where sneakers, tattoos and gang members are always welcome. White Center is known for having gang activity. Just this week 53 drug-related arrests were made as part of King County's anti-gang initiative.
Source: KING 5 News Date: October 26, 2011
Aurora man gets 60 years in slaying of man who tried to stop car burglaries (Aurora, IL): A self-proclaimed gang member was sentenced to 60 years in prison Wednesday for a fatal shooting in an Aurora motel parking lot.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 26, 2011
Canada's homicide rate declines to 44-year low (Ottawa, ON) : Canada's homicide rate last year fell to the lowest level since the mid-1960s, according to Statistics Canada, a decrease the agency says was driven largely by fewer incidents in major cities and the western provinces. The national rate of gang-related slayings also decreased for the second year in a row, with police considering 94 killings to be connected with gangs in 2010, down from 124 in the previous year.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: October 26, 2011
Three alleged gang members from Ventura County arrested on federal drug, gun charges (Camarillo, CA): Three alleged gang members from Ventura County were arrested Tuesday on federal drug distribution and firearms trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: October 26, 2011
Salinas forges new gang violence prevention division (Salinas, CA): Georgina Mendoza, the city's senior deputy city attorney and a nationally known gang violence expert, will now head a new community safety division.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: October 26, 2011
Feds: Arrests take 80 armed gang members off the streets (Denver, CO): Law enforcement officials this morning announced the results of a major crackdown on gang members in the metro area that saw 80 people arrested and more than 120 guns seized.
Source: The Denver Post Date: October 26, 2011
Canton, FBI bust 15 in Rated R street gang raid (Canton, OH): Fifteen suspected members or associates of the Rated R street gang were arrested Wednesday when 125 local, state and federal officers raided a dozen homes.
Source: Canton Repository Date: October 26, 2011
Franklin Township student arrested for gang recruitment, crimes (Franklin Township, IN): A Franklin Township Middle School West student was arrested Tuesday for gang-related crimes, according to police.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: October 26, 2011
Violent street gang member sought in three states (Washington, DC): U.S. marshals are looking for a suspected Bloods street gang member who is a fugitive from three different states, and they are asking the public to help with information that will lead to his capture.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: October 26, 2011
Shooting victims linked to 'street gang' (Montgomery, AL): The mention of the word "gang" by a witness temporarily halted a murder trial Wednesday, with defense attorneys objecting and calling for a mistrial.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: October 26, 2011
Parents given advice about gang activity (Franklin Township, IN): A member of the IMPD gang task force is issuing advice for parents following the recent arrest of a 13-year-old boy for alleged gang recruiting at Franklin Township Middle School West.
Source: WIBC News Date: October 26, 2011
'Down for my hood' (Paso Robles, CA): Over the summer, a collection of 13 Paso Robles city leaders were asked to raise their hands if they thought the city has a gang problem. Five hands went up. "I don’t think they want to advertise that there might be a gang problem," said one person who attended that meeting. "And I certainly understand that."
Source: New Times Date: October 26, 2011
Citizen Police Academy: The gangs of Newark (Newark, CA): Gangs are more than the graffiti on the wall. Gangs are a culture of drugs and alcohol, violence, intimidation and retaliation. That’s what Det. Shannon Todd and Det. Lisa Schwerin of the Newark Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team taught the Citizen Police Academy last Wednesday.
Source: NewarkPatch Date: October 26, 2011
Two gang members plead guilty (Watsonville, CA) : Two Watsonville gang members arrested for gun charges in separate cases earlier this year each pleaded guilty this week and will be sentenced to state prison, the District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: October 26, 2011
Two more arrested in North Side homicide, police say (Madison, WI): Two more people have been arrested on tentative homicide charges in the Oct. 20 ambush-style, gang-related shooting death of a 20-year-old Madison man on the city's North Side, police said.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: October 26, 2011
Funding cuts threaten Yonkers' Operation SNUG, anti-gun program for at-risk youths (Yonkers, NY): Hanif Walker used to boast about being the first member of the Bloods street gang from Yonkers. That was before he got locked up for 13 years on a slew of charges, including assault, firearm possession and drug trafficking.
Source: The Journal News Date: October 25, 2011
FBI: Gang violence grows in Charlotte, nation (Charlotte, NC): A new study by the FBI shows gang violence in Charlotte and across the nation is growing. The study estimates that 50 percent of all violent crime is the result of gang-related activity.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: October 25, 2011
Law enforcement keeps eye on gangs; has minimal encounters with such crime (Princeton, WV): Mercer and McDowell counties are listed among eight West Virginia counties with the highest numbers of gang activity, according a report on gang violence recently released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph Date: October 25, 2011
Murder charge approved in fatal gang shooting (Des Plaines, IL): Charges against a 16-year-old Des Plaines boy accused of killing a rival gang member this summer have been upgraded to first-degree murder, Des Plaines authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 25, 2011
Teen shot to death by another teen (Los Angeles, CA): Two detectives arrested a 16-year-old boy under the 3rd Street Tunnel just moments after he shot a rival gang member yesterday afternoon. The victim was also 16 years old and was shot multiple times in the torso.
Source: The Van Nuys News Press Date: October 25, 2011
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