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MS13 street gang and others tied to child prostitution (Alexandria, VA): A Fairfax man with ties to the notorious MS-13 street gang was sentenced by a federal judge to 24 years in prison for luring teenage girls from the Northern Virginia area into the horrific world of child prostitution.
Source: WUSA 9 News Date: November 4, 2011
Utah gang members charged in Belize drug trafficking operation (Salt Lake City, UT): When drug activity linked to the Belizean Bloods street gang bubbled up in Salt Lake City about a year ago, law enforcement had to dig beneath the surface to find out more about a violent organization with ties to Central America.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 4, 2011
FBI working to target street gangs in Maine (Portland, ME): The FBI says it’s preparing to deploy a task force aimed at targeting street gangs in Maine.
Source: Boston Herald Date: November 4, 2011
Suspect arrested in deadly gang-related shooting in Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX): Grand Prairie police have arrested a suspect in the gang-related slaying of a 19-year-old man over the summer.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: November 4, 2011
Richmond man sentenced to prison time for shooting (Richmond, CA): A Richmond man was sentenced this morning to 40 years to life in prison for a gang-related shooting in 2010 in a church during Valentine's Day services that critically injured two teens.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: November 4, 2011
Portage teen charged as adult due to gang affiliation (Valparaiso, IN): A Portage juvenile who was part of a group that attacked a neighbor is being tried as an adult because she belongs to a gang.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: November 4, 2011
Oakland gang member sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing two in 2007 (Oakland, CA): An Oakland gang member was sent to prison for the rest of his life Friday for killing two men in two days -- but not before an emotional hearing in which family members of the victims, and the defendant, gave tear-laced statements to the court.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: November 4, 2011
Gang crimes drop through October for 2011 (El Paso, TX): The number of gang-related crimes has dropped by half so far this year, police said. Through the month of October, El Paso has had 639 gang-related crimes. That's down from 1,172 at the same point last year.
Source: El Paso Times Date: November 4, 2011
San Juan police tracking gang graffiti (San Juan, CA): The San Juan gang unit is reading the writing on the walls, literally. They’re keeping track of graffiti to try to keep track of gangs.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: November 4, 2011
Shooter in 2009 Richmond restaurant double murder sentenced (Martinez, CA): A Richmond gang member was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison for a brazen 2009 barbecue restaurant shotgun slaying of two men.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 4, 2011
Gang member gets prison in meth, gun case (Gulfport, MS) : A member of the Simon City Royals street gang will serve more than 15 years in prison on meth and firearm convictions, U.S. Attorney John Dowdy said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 4, 2011
County leader sees progress in efforts targeting violence (Hamilton County, TN): One Hamilton County official said efforts to tackle local violence, particularly gang-related, is finally gaining legs. But the commission, which is part of those efforts, did not act on the problem Wednesday. At the commission's regular meeting, Chairman Larry Henry said violence affects more than just the inner city.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 3, 2011
Police probe rash of gang violence (Lompoc, CA): Police are investigating a rash of Halloween night arsons that they suspect is the result of hostilities between two Lompoc gangs.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: November 3, 2011
Youth gang initiative takes aim at Ottawa's streets (Ottawa, ON): Gang activity is present on the streets of Ottawa, and while not as prevalent as other cities it is nonetheless a serious concern for the capital's police and youth workers.
Source: EMC News Date: November 3, 2011
Another drive-by suspect is sought (Central Point, OR): Police are searching for a man with known gang ties who they believe was a fourth occupant of the car thought to be involved in a drive-by shooting in Central Point Tuesday that investigators call a gang-related "random act of violence."
Source: Mail Tribune Date: November 3, 2011
Police chief: Arson may not be gang-related (Logansport, IN): Logansport’s police chief claims the city’s fire investigator was premature in ruling that a recent arson was gang-related. "There is no evidence to back that up," Police Chief A.J. Rozzi said Wednesday.
Source: Pharos-Tribune Date: November 3, 2011
Leader of Flagler Bloods gang gets life in prison for racketeering, murder (Bunnell, FL): Brandon Elshawon Washington, the leader of the Bloods gang in Flagler County, showed no reaction as a judge sentenced him on Wednesday to life in prison after he was found guilty of racketeering, second-degree felony murder and other charges.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: November 3, 2011
Grand jury indicts eight on gang-related crimes (Albany, GA): The Dougherty grand jury indicted eight alleged gang members Wednesday in two separate shooting incidents, according to court documents.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: November 3, 2011
Gangs persist at North Side High School (Jackson, TN): Multiple fights on North Side High School's campus on Wednesday have focused public attention on what law enforcement officers say is a gang problem that has persisted at the school for at least the last few years.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: November 3, 2011
Gang violence shatters peace in Central Point neighborhood (Central Point, OR): The suspects in Tuesday's drive-by shooting incident are known to local police in the Rogue Valley and in Central California as being affiliated to gangs. This marks gang violence breaking the barrier and spilling over into one Central Point neighborhood.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: November 3, 2011
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