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ICE arrests 5,270 illegal alien gang members in dozens of U.S. cities in two-year period (Washington, DC): An analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), based on data provided by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), reveals that more than 5,000 individuals who were in the United States illegally and were affiliated with criminal gangs were arrested in 2009 and 2010.
Source: CNSnews.com Date: October 14, 2011
Gang member charged with two Oakland killings (Oakland, CA): A high-ranking member of a violent statewide prison gang, who served a federal term for his role in a plot to kill prosecutors, has been charged with the Sept. 11 stabbing deaths of a man and woman found inside a burning Fruitvale district apartment, authorities said Friday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: October 14, 2011
Known gang member James Gray, suspected driver in a car-to-car shooting (Lakewood, IL): Lakewood police said harsh words and bad looks are what fueled James Gray, accused of being the driver in a car-to-car shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 14, 2011
Defence will not call evidence in gang 'hit' (Calgary, AB): The jury will not hear from two men accused of premeditated murder in the gang-related shootings of three men on New Year's Day 2009 at Bolsa Restaurant.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 13, 2011
Gang problems infiltrating women's prisons (Calgary, AB): Women's prisons in Canada are so short of space that inmates - some mentally ill or suicidal - have been sleeping in interview rooms without toilets or running water.
Source: The Windsor Star Date: October 13, 2011
Raids at 79 places lead to 12 arrests (Los Angeles, CA): A dozen suspected gang members were arrested Wednesday during raids in the central San Fernando Valley as part of an LAPD clampdown on gang violence. Probation and parole searches at 79 locations focused on the Blythe Street Gang, whose members are suspected in the Aug. 5 shooting death of Marco Antonio Gonzalez, 20, of North Hills. Several members and associates of the San Fer gang also were apprehended.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 13, 2011
Gang enforcement task force losing officers (Portland, OR): The fight against gang violence here in Portland could get a little more difficult. For people of Portland, it means fewer gang force members on the streets. Portland police say the unit is losing nine officers. These officers will go back to their original assignments.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: October 13, 2011
Suicide shooter linked to gang (Calgary, AB): The man who fired at police officers and the public on a southwest Calgary street before fatally shooting himself was a gang associate facing drug and weapons charges, the Herald has learned.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 13, 2011
Homeowner's meeting focuses on gangs (Elmwood Park, NJ) : Members of the community recently had a chance to learn more about gang activity. On Sept. 28, the Elmwood Park Homeowners Association held a public meeting for residents to learn about any gangs.
Source: Community News Date: October 13, 2011
Hundreds pack gang forum in Hollister (Hollister, CA): On Wednesday night, hundreds of people packed a Hollister building to stop gangs from running their town. But, getting rid of gangs doesn't happen overnight. Hollister Police said the fight starts at home. Julia Silva moved to Hollister to escape the gang problems in Salinas, only to find out this small town has them too.
Source: KION 46 News Date: October 13, 2011
Indianans and Indians (Piñon, AZ): Unfortunately, interpreting Piñon's local culture includes explaining the gang symbols scrawled in spray paint on the water tank. The Piñon High School students pick out the insignia of at least three local gangs. "The gangs are scary, sometimes," offers one student. "But they're just wanna-bes."
Source: Navajo Times Date: October 13, 2011
State AG to put priority on white-collar crime (Sacramento, CA): The California attorney general's office has been considering a major restructuring to make white collar and cybercrimes its priority after budget cuts targeted units that focus on gang and drug enforcement.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: October 13, 2011
Three local men are among 35 gang members indicted (Salisbury, MD): Three area men were among 35 gang members indicted on federal racketeering, gun, and drug charges according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Source: The Daily Times Date: October 13, 2011
Deputies arrest Reno murder suspect in Shasta Lake (Shasta Lake, CA): Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies in Shasta Lake arrested a 28-year-old man wanted for the alleged murder of a rival gang member in Reno. The arrest was made Wednesday afternoon after a traffic stop on Shasta Dam Boulevard, Sgt. Jim Beaupre said in a release.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: October 13, 2011
Roberto Acosta, MS-13 informant convicted of lying, wants out of jail (San Francisco, CA): Roberto "Bad Boy" Acosta, the MS-13 gang informant who for years gave federal agents details about San Francisco's branch of the gang, faces sentencing in federal court next week for lying to his handlers about how many people he'd murdered in his native Honduras.
Source: SF Weekly Date: October 13, 2011
Westampton burglary may be work of street gang (Westampton, NJ): Police are investigating a burglary at a Pennington Drive home as a possibly gang-related crime.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: October 13, 2011
San Bernardino County task force hears of successful anti-gang programs (Ontario, CA): As Los Angeles' gang czar, Guillermo Cespedes knows he isn't the only one responsible for breaking the cycle of violence among the youth. Which is why Cespedes has mobilized the community and implemented youth outreach and public education programs. The city's anti-gang effort resulted in a dramatic drop in gang-related crimes.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: October 13, 2011
Vietnamese gang leader pleads guilty to murder (Seattle, WA): Quy Nguyen, the leader of a Vietnamese street gang whose trial in King County Superior Court began Wednesday, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder with a firearm and conspiracy to commit organized crime.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: October 13, 2011
Jury convicts reputed gang member of murder (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento Superior Court jury today convicted Juan Rangel Gonzalez of first-degree murder in the Nov. 21, 2009, shooting death of Francisco Medina-Tomas.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: October 13, 2011
New program offers free tattoo removal to juveniles (Montgomery County, TX): As Preston walked away with bandages on his arms and leg, a contagious smile was visible. The bandages covered the 11 tattoos he started the process of removing Thursday afternoon, making him the first student from the Montgomery County Juvenile Probation Department to take advantage of free tattoo and scar removal services offered by Body Restore in The Woodlands.
Source: The Courier Date: October 13, 2011
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