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Alleged gang leader gets eight years for discharging gun (Montreal, QC) : A man reputed to be an influential figure among street gangs in Montreal North has been sentenced to an eight-year prison term for discharging a firearm in a public place.
Source: The Gazette Date: June 8, 2011
San Francisco judge allows statements about Ramos’ affiliation with MS-13 gang (San Francisco, CA) : Alleged MS-13 gang member and triple murderer Edwin Ramos told his jailers he was affiliated with the gang and worried about retribution, the deputies testified in court Tuesday.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: June 8, 2011
California raids net dozens suspected of being gang members (San Francisco, CA): The authorities in California announced Wednesday the arrest of more than 100 people suspected of being gang members in the largely agricultural Central Valley, the latest sweep by law enforcement to stem what they call a growing — and international — menace in the nation’s most populous state.
Source: The New York Times Date: June 8, 2011
Raids target Central Valley gangs that operate across U.S.-Mexico border (Los Banos, CA): State and federal agents swarmed across several small communities in and around the San Joaquin Valley town of Los Banos early Tuesday morning and arrested 75 suspected members of a prison gang and a street gang.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 8, 2011
Bloods gang leader gets life in prison (Newport News, VA): A Newport News Bloods gang leader was sentenced to life plus 237 years in prison for gang crimes.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: June 8, 2011
Trial starts for alleged Beechwood gang (Rochester, NY): In April 2009, area law enforcement officials announced that they had upended a drug-dealing street gang that had terrorized Rochester's Beechwood neighborhood.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: June 8, 2011
MontCo, P.G. working together on border to stop gang violence (Prince George's County, MD) : Police from Prince George's and Montgomery counties have started working together to stop gang violence in neighborhoods along the counties' shared border.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: June 8, 2011
Two teenagers hurt in Ceres gang attack (Ceres, CA): One teenager was stabbed multiple times and another beaten in a gang-related altercation at a park, police said.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: June 8, 2011
Oregonians believe gang activity is increasing (Portland, OR): The results of an exclusive FOX 12-OPB poll show more than half of Oregonians think gang activity is on the rise statewide.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: June 8, 2011
Two Muskegon County initiatives await funding to help address shootings (Muskegon County, MI): The grant is on hold. So county officials are hoping the gun violence that plagued the Muskegon area last summer and late last month remains on hold, too.
Source: Muskegon Chronicle Date: June 8, 2011
Rise in violence sparks call for change (Lexington, KY): Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and First District Councilman Chris Ford want to start a commission to end violence among young people and called on community members to get involved.
Source: WKYT 27 News Date: June 8, 2011
Police issue warrant for downtown stabbing suspect (Newburyport, MA): Police yesterday issued an arrest warrant for a Newbury man they believe stabbed a Plum Island resident Sunday afternoon, only yards away from where tourists were walking in downtown Newburyport.
Source: The Daily News Date: June 7, 2011
Sheriff’s police vow 'zero-tolerance' for summer gang activity (Park Ridge, IL): The arrival of summer weather can also mean the arrival of something else for some unincorporated Maine Township neighborhoods: an increase in gang activity.
Source: ParkRidgeHerald-Advocate Date: June 7, 2011
Gang detectives investigating early morning drive-by shooting in North Portland (Portland, OR): Portland gang detectives responded to the scene of an early morning drive-by shooting that left one man with multiple gunshot wounds.
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 7, 2011
Shut down of major Ariz. gang operation (Phoenix, AZ): A multi-agency investigation led by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the indictment of more than 60 Arizona prison and jail gang members.
Source: KNXV 15 News Date: June 7, 2011
Portland mayor concerned about gang violence (Portland, OR): The last few days have been some of the bloodiest in Portland’s recent history, with four shootings since Saturday. The latest occurred early Tuesday morning.
Source: OPB News Date: June 7, 2011
Gang activity foiled inside MCSO jails (Phoenix, AZ): Over 60 prison and jail gang members were arrested Tuesday following a multi-agency investigation inside Maricopa County jails.
Source: KTVK-3TV News Date: June 7, 2011
Bloods convicted of 58 counts in Albany (Albany, NY): Two high-ranking Bloods gang members were found guilty Tuesday of a combined 58 counts of crimes -- including funneling thousands of dollars worth of heroin from downstate to the Capital Region.
Source: Times Union Date: June 7, 2011
Shooting had gang ties, says DA (Turlock, CA): The final days of testimony in the preliminary hearing of three teenagers accused of gunning down a man outside a convenience store focused on the allegations of their gang affiliation and if the shooting benefited the gang.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: June 7, 2011
Arizona operation nets arrests of 61 tied to prison gang (Phoenix, AZ) : State and local authorities have indicted 61 people on suspected crimes tied to a prison gang, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: June 7, 2011
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