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Gangs growing, turning to financial crimes: FBI (Washington, DC): The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday estimated there are some 1.4 million gang members in the United States and they are turning to white collar crimes as more lucrative enterprises. Gangs like the Bloods and the Crips are engaging in crimes, such as identity theft, counterfeiting, selling stolen goods and even bank, credit card and mortgage fraud, said a new FBI gangs threat assessment.
Source: Reuters Date: October 21, 2011
Top gang leader gets 40 years for violence in Little Village (Chicago, IL): The reputed No. 2 leader for the Latin Kings was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for ordering violence in the street gang’s Little Village stronghold. The sentence will run concurrently with a 20-year prison term already being served by Fernando King for a narcotics-related offense.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 21, 2011
Gang member sentenced to 90 years for DePaul student’s murder (Chicago, IL): Daisy Camacho survived being shot in the neck at a Halloween party two years ago by gangbangers who’d been asked to leave, but she lives on with the terrible guilt that the friend she invited was killed.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 21, 2011
Portland apartment, car hit by gunfire (Portland, OR): An apartment window and a vehicle were hit in what appeared to be a gang-related shooting Thursday night in Southeast Portland, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: October 21, 2011
11 indicted on drug charges by state grand jury (Trenton, NJ): Eleven members of a Newark drug ring linked to the Bloods gang that allegedly ran heroin and cocaine in two violent city neighborhoods have been indicted by a state grand jury, the Attorney General’s Office said today.
Source: State House Bureau Date: October 21, 2011
'High-risk' gang member freed (Calgary, AB): One of five gang members jailed for firing at rival gangsters during a Wild West-like shootout on a Chinatown street has been released from prison.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 21, 2011
Gang member gets 21 months in prison on gun conviction (Madison, WI): A member of a south side street gang involved in a gun incident a year ago outside West High School has been sentenced to 21 months in prison without parole.
Source: The Capital Times Date: October 21, 2011
Informant attacked in gang case (San Bernardino, CA): Three of nine defendants in a conspiracy to commit murder case involving a local street gang took plea bargain Friday, while a fourth one picked up new charges for assaulting a confidential police informant.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 21, 2011
Parolee charged with girl's slaying (Riverside County, CA): An insult aimed at a street gang prompted retaliatory gunfire that killed a Moreno Valley girl, endangered her companions and led to the arrest of a 20-year-old paroled gang member, court records show.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: October 21, 2011
Gang-related shooting near Jefferson High leaves man critically injured (Portland, OR): A gang-related shooting late Friday in North Portland sent a man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, the Police Bureau reported.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 21, 2011
Salinas boy gunned down on bicycle in gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): A 16-year-old boy was gunned down this week while riding his bicycle in Salinas in what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: October 21, 2011
Handful of U.S. gangs operate in Mountain State, FBI reports (Charleston, WV): Kanawha is one of eight West Virginia counties with the most gang activity, according to a report issued Friday by the FBI. The report, released every two years, tracks the estimated 1.4 million members that make up the nation's more than 33,000 gangs.
Source: The Charleston Gazette Date: October 21, 2011
Parents 'get serious' after charges filed in child's truancy (San Juan Capistrano, CA) : Parents of Marco Forster middle schooler who consistently ditched class have pleaded guilty to charges they contributed to the delinquency of a minor. San Juan Capistrano school resources officer says a gang prevention program intervenes.
Source: SanJuanCapistranoPatch Date: October 21, 2011
Police say gang activity down in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say gang numbers are down. The FBI is expected to release a gang assessment report sometime this month. The last national survey was done in 2008.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: October 21, 2011
Albuquerque a top spot for gangs (Albuquerque, NM): FBI's latest report shows new gangs are targeting New Mexico and in a big way. Statistics show there are more than 10,000 gang members in Bernalillo County. Compare that with Dallas County, which is much bigger and has nearly 12,000 gang members.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: October 21, 2011
Police subude defiant Hawthorne man with bean bag round (Hawthorne, CA): A reputed gang member suspected of firing a gun at least nine times on a Hawthorne street was shot with a bean bag round when he yelled at officers to "come get me," police said Friday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: October 21, 2011
Woman trying to shield children is killed by gunman (Brooklyn, NY): A mother picking up her child was shot to death across the street from a school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on Friday afternoon as she tried to protect several children from a gunman on a rooftop who opened fire on a group of rivals on a crowded street, the police said.
Source: The New York Times Date: October 21, 2011
Ride replacing gangs for native cadets (Calgary, AB): A drum circle pounds out a beat as a small corps of Stoney Nakoda youths marches in step across the Morley school gymnasium. Their crisp, blue shirts are tucked into trousers that have a long, gold stripe down the leg.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 20, 2011
The new face of Sacramento gangs (Sacramento, CA): Luis "Freddie" Serrato still wakes up some nights seized with a cold panic. In his disoriented mind, he's back inside a 6-by-10 tomb, his life ebbing away moment by miserable moment for a murder he didn't commit. "Sometimes I wake up sweating, thinking I'm in jail," the 21-year-old tells SN&R.
Source: Sacramento News & Review Date: October 20, 2011
Gang experts speak to Santa Cruz parents about how to prevent children from joining gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): A panel of gang experts stressed the importance of communication between parents and their children to prevent kids from getting involved in gang activity.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 20, 2011
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