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Leader of Paterson branch of Bloods pleads guilty on racketeering charges involving teen's murder (Newark, NJ): A leader of a Paterson branch of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty to federal racketeering conspiracy charges Tuesday, admitting he gunned down an innocent teenager in a case of mistaken identity and took part in the kidnapping of a rival gang member.
Source: The Record Date: September 13, 2011
Gang-related shooting injures two in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Yakima Police Officers responded to the 1400 block of S. 8th St. and the 800 block of LaFollette St. for multiple calls of shots fired. Two victims were located within a block of each other.
Source: KIMA News Date: September 13, 2011
Gang task force brings in new strategies (Benton County, WA): The Gang Task Force is trying to cut gangs out of our community...one troublemaker at a time. Josue Valencia has lived in Benton County his entire life and has seen his share of gang activity.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: September 13, 2011
20 reputed gang members indicted in Newburgh (Newburgh, NY): Twenty reputed members of the Bloods street gang in Newburgh face charges ranging from robbery to murder in a series of federal indictments handed up Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: September 13, 2011
Gang-related and violent crime down in Sunnyside (Sunnyside, WA): Gang related crime and violence are things residents in Sunnyside are unfortunately used to. Last year alone there were six murders in the small town. But this year, things are looking very different.
Source: KIMA News Date: September 12, 2011
School board approves gang activities policy, coordinator promotion (Harford County, MD): A new gang policy was approved for Harford County Public Schools Friday night, but not before the school board vice president said the policy could have "unintended consequences."
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: September 12, 2011
Expert visits Billings, talks to schools and community about gang awareness (Billings, MT): Close to 50 community members gathered Monday night to learn about gang activity in the Billings area and in local schools. Missoula Police Det. Guy Baker, who lectures on gang awareness and is senior vice president of the Northwest Gang Investigators Association, gave a presentation on the rise and activity of gangs nationwide and in Montana, and how schools and the community can help curb the growth.
Source: Billings Gazette Date: September 12, 2011
Local police to begin gang crackdown (Anniston, AL): Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh said Monday that local law-enforcement agencies are beginning a crackdown on two gangs operating in Anniston and Hobson City.
Source: The Anniston Star Date: September 12, 2011
Gangs are an epidemic in Indian Country—but they can be stopped (Wisconsin): Call him D. When D was 7 years old, he says he was taught the correct way to "cook crack and bag up weed." By the time he was 9, he was initiated into the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN), an American Indian gang on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation (LCOR) in Wisconsin.
Source: Indian Country Today Date: September 12, 2011
Man admits to gang, gun charges (Waterloo, IA): A young man has pleaded guilty to providing a gun connected to a shooting in April. According to prosecutors, Anntwan Phillips, 19, gave a sawed-off shotgun to a 15-year-old member of the Midwest Mafia street gang.
Source: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Date: September 11, 2011
Four gang members arrested for shooting at Denny's (Fresno, CA): Four Fresno gang members have been arrested in connection with an early morning shooting. Fresno Police responded to a call at the Denny's restaurant on East Shaw Avenue just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: September 11, 2011
Chico Police call drive-by shooting gang-related (Chico, CA): According to Chico Police, shots fired between two cars late Saturday night on Broadway near West 18th street were gang-related.
Source: KRCR 7 News Date: September 11, 2011
East Oakland residents outraged, exhausted by summer killings (Oakland, CA): The summer months have taken a brutal toll on East Oakland, a community of rich diversity and devastating troubles. Carlos Nava, 3, was killed in the crossfire of a gang-related gunbattle as he and his family strolled down International Boulevard on a Monday afternoon.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: September 11, 2011
Gang tensions linked to attack at PoCo jail (Port Coquitlam, BC): A man linked to the Red Scorpion gang was severely beaten in North Fraser pretrial jail last week, suffering a broken neck in the attack, The Vancouver Sun has learned.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: September 11, 2011
Regional Gang Unit reaches out to residents in high-crime neighborhood (Reno, NV): The area of Neil Road and Virbel Lane in South Reno is like many neighborhoods throughout the city. It's filled with apartment complexes, parks, schools, restaurants and churches.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 10, 2011
Law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma County team up to arrest gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): Operation "Street Sweep" is in full swing, and officials already have arrested 14 people they think have gang affiliations. Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel said officers have 400 state warrants and 2,500 municipal warrants for hundreds of gang members.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: September 9, 2011
Mt. Pleasant gang-related shooting (Mount Pleasant, CA): Police in Mount Pleasant are investigating a rare case of gang violence in Maury County. An officer on patrol drove up on the scene of a shooting at an apartment complex on Main Street early Friday morning.
Source: MSNBC WSMV Date: September 9, 2011
California members wear Husker gear to rep their street gang (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.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: September 9, 2011
Lawmen attack North County gang violence (North County, CA): Law enforcement personnel blanketed Paso Robles over the Labor Day weekend as authorities rolled out their "Safe Streets" campaign, making 35 arrests and issuing 30 traffic citations.
Source: Cal Coast News Date: September 9, 2011
Youth violence hurts communities (Omaha, NE): The University of Nebraska Medical Center hosted its weekly Science Café, with a discussion on youth violence in Omaha this week. A mother, who lost her son in a gang-related shooting, shared her personal story with KVNO News after the event.
Source: KVNO News Date: September 9, 2011
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