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Suspect in Hartford shooting arrested (Hartford, CT): A gang member was arraigned in Superior Court in Hartford this week on charges that he shot and seriously injured two members of a rival gang and one of their friends last year.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: November 18, 2011
FBI admits mistake listing Salt Lake County as top 10 in nation for gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): A recent national report released by the FBI lists Salt Lake County as a community with one of the top 10 worst gang problems in the entire nation. But following a recent inquiry by the Deseret News, federal officials Friday retracted some of those statistics and admitted there was a big error in calculating the data for Utah.
Source: Deseret News Date: November 18, 2011
BPD partnership with agencies pays off in gang sweep (Bakersfield, CA): 16 gang members are off the streets. They were arrested Tuesday today during a multi-agency gang sweep that is part of the ongoing effort to combat gang violence in Kern County.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: November 18, 2011
Woodland man arrested in suspected gang-related attack (Woodland, CA): A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide in what Woodland police characterized as a gang-related assault.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 18, 2011
Jury hears of gang members' plot (Clearwater, FL): A gang member involved in the murder of 8-year-old Paris Hamilton took the stand against three other defendants Friday.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: November 18, 2011
Four suspects arrested in gang-related carjacking, shooting (Woodland, CA): Three men and a boy were arrested late Tuesday in what Woodland Police are describing as a gang-related carjacking and shooting.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: November 17, 2011
U.S. Marshals: Shooting suspect, victim were gang members (Milwaukee, WI): The suspect in a shooting death outside of Kyle early Friday has been tied to gang activity, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Source: Hays Free Press Date: November 17, 2011
Graffiti artists caught out by their handiwork (East Lansing, MI): Gangs often use graffiti to mark their territory and communicate about drug deals, so deciphering it is important for police. It's no easy task, but a new automated graffiti-identification system could point to the perpetrators.
Source: NewScientist Date: November 17, 2011
Gangs taking their violence online (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles gangs used to do battle over graffiti, tags, and turf. Now, gangsters are taking their battles online, and people are dying over something as simple as something posted to Twitter.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News Date: November 17, 2011
Cops close two brothels allegedly run by targeted gang (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police say they’ve shut down two brothels run by a member of the Maniac Latin Disciples, whose members have come under intense pressure from the department after one of them allegedly shot two young girls this year.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 17, 2011
Murder suspects appear in court (San Jose, CA): Five suspects in the murder of Tara Romero, and the attempted murder of three other teens, were appointed defense attorneys at a hearing in Santa Clara County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Morgan Hill Times Date: November 17, 2011
Men, teen girl charged with gang activity (Valparaiso, IN): Two men and a teenage girl are charged with criminal gang activity following the October beating of a man outside a Portage apartment complex.
Source: The Times Date: November 17, 2011
Alleged gang members charged in first test of Skid Row crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): City prosecutors have charged two men with violating an injunction prohibiting gang and narcotics activity on Los Angeles' skid row, the first such legal action since the injunction was issued, officials said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 17, 2011
Youngest of trio of UN Gang brothers pleads guilty to drug charges (Chilliwack, BC): One of two Abbotsford brothers allegedly tied to the UN Gang and facing drug charges pleaded guilty in Chilliwack Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: November 17, 2011
Patterson heads anti-gang effort for now (Chattanooga, TN): A committee made up of local public officials set up to combat gangs on Tuesday appointed Hamilton County Assistant District Attorney Boyd Patterson as an interim project coordinator.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 16, 2011
Two of three charged in Edgewater Park deli heist linked to Bloods street gang (Edgewater Park, NJ): Two of three people charged with the gunpoint robbery of a delicatessen in Edgewater Park on Sunday were among a group that was recruiting young teenagers in Riverside into the Bloods street gang four days earlier, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: November 16, 2011
Are there gangs in your neighborhood? Check Patch's gang graffiti map (Oak Lawn, IL): Are there gangs in your neighborhood? One sign of gang activity is the graffiti they leave behind on light poles, playground equipment, traffic signs, commercial buildings, fences and garage doors—all canvasses for Oak Lawn-area gangbangers.
Source: OakLawnPatch Date: November 16, 2011
Benton County's new gang task force makes big arrests (Benton County, WA) : The newly formed Benton County gang task force has made a number of notable arrests, sending a message that gangs won't be tolerated in the county, sheriff's officials said.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: November 16, 2011
Trials ordered in alleged gang-related homicide (Madison, WI): Seven alleged gang members were ordered Tuesday to stand trial in the shooting death of a man last month on Madison’s North Side after one of the seven testified under an immunity deal.
Source: The Capital Times Date: November 16, 2011
Two charged in gang-related drug raid (Hamilton, ON): Two alleged members of the Front Line Bloods street gang are facing drug charges after a search of a Stoney Creek apartment uncovered $30,000 worth of marijuana and $5,000 in cash.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator Date: November 16, 2011
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