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Texas authorities round up gang members (San Antonio, TX): Six members of the Texas Mexican Mafia gang, including its statewide leader in the free world, were arrested Thursday in San Antonio, authorities said. Federal and local authorities had previously arrested four other members of the gang, bringing the total in custody to 10.
Source: United Press International Date: October 13, 2011
35 alleged Md. Bloods gang members indicted (Baltimore, MD): Police chiefs from across Maryland say the federal indictment of 35 alleged members of a Maryland offshoot of the California Bloods gang will have a big impact on the streets of their communities. The indictment announced Thursday alleges that since 2005 the South Side Brims gang has operated in counties from western Maryland to the lower Eastern Shore, and members were involved in drug trafficking, home-invasion robberies, witness intimidation, a jail break, and several shootings, including one killing.
Source: WBOC 16 News Date: October 13, 2011
Shots fired at Oakdale home (Oakdale, CA): Gunshots were fired at an Oakdale home on Fifth Avenue early Thursday, and investigators believe the crime was gang-related.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: October 13, 2011
Man charged in stabbing with gang overtones (Hayward, WI): An area man has been charged by Sawyer County law enforcement in a recent stabbing with gang-related overtones. Jamie Lee Dennis, 29, 12804N Neezh St., LCO, is charged with felony substantial battery by stabbing a 36-year-old man between the eyes with a knife on Aug. 28. The man sustained three stab wounds and a broken nose.
Source: The Daily Press Date: October 13, 2011
School district kicks rosary policy over to lawyers (Fargo, NE): Fargo school officials say a school dress code policy meant to discourage gang-related attire is now in the hands of the district's attorneys. They say they're concerned it may have legal problems on grounds of freedom of religion.
Source: Valley News Live Date: October 13, 2011
Women behind bars (Edmonton, AB): A four-part series beginning today goes inside Canada's prisons for women, a system plagued by overcrowding, increasing violence and troubling signs of gang activity
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 12, 2011
Gang violence: South King County enters long fight (King County, WA): As the population grows in South King County, so does the proliferation of gangs and related criminal activity. Gangs are associated with making money through illegal activities. Examples include anything from burglaries and theft to selling drugs and firearms. Disputes among rival gangs often result in violence and death.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: October 12, 2011
Youth violence in Macon discussed by TV panel, audience (Macon, GA): About 75 people attended Tuesday’s taping of a TV program with a goal of coming up with solutions to Macon’s recent rash of youth-related violence.
Source: The Telegraph Date: October 12, 2011
Captain Becker reallocates resources to fight gangs (Santa Clarita, CA): According to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Captain Paul Becker gangs have been migrating from urban communities to suburban cities for four decades. "These gangs are now fully entrenched in many communities across the nation," Becker said.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News Date: October 12, 2011
King County's growing Latino gang problem (King County, WA): The homies used to call him Mr. Buzzard. During his first shooting, when he was a teenager living in East L.A., the OG's in his gang sent him back around the block to make sure the wounded target in their drive-by had indeed met his maker.
Source: Seattle Weekly Date: October 12, 2011
Gang leader wants case tossed because Denver police destroyed cocaine evidence (Denver, CO): Four kilograms of cocaine were mistakenly destroyed by a Denver police property sergeant before the case against a notorious gang kingpin could go to trial.
Source: The Denver Post Date: October 12, 2011
LI man gets prison for NYC nightclub killing (New York, NY): A Long Island man has been sentenced to prison for a 2008 stabbing death outside a Queens nightclub.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: October 12, 2011
Montgomery’s new school rules require rapid investigation of gang activity (Montgomery County, MD) : Schools are taking a more organized and proactive approach to tackling gang-related incidents among students, following a Maryland law passed last year requiring quick and effective responses to such problems.
Source: The Gazette Date: October 12, 2011
Arrest made following another gang shooting (San Mateo County, CA): Two months after being shot himself, the victim of a Coastside gang attack is now facing attempted murder charges for what may be a retaliatory strike. One person was shot in the torso on Friday after 29-year-old Jose Monroy allegedly opened fire on Willow Avenue.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: October 12, 2011
Shooting nets seven-year prison term for teen (Columbia, MO): A Columbia teen involved in a March gang-related shooting was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: October 12, 2011
New gang law leads to prison (Omaha, NE): Steve Scott, the first person convicted under a Nebraska law that makes it illegal to coerce someone into gang activity, was sentenced Wednesday to 8 to 10 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 4 years.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: October 12, 2011
Coquitlam gun trafficker sentenced to five years (Coquitlam, BC): A Coquitlam gun trafficker was sentenced to five years Tuesday for selling a 9-mm handgun last year. Matthew Milando was convicted in June in B.C. Supreme Court on several counts related to the sale of two firearms in the fall of 2010 as part of a four-month Gang Task Force sting.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 12, 2011
Stabbing case resolves with assault deal (San Mateo County, CA): A man charged, along with a teenage accomplice, with stabbing a man near downtown San Mateo last year because he wore a rival gang’s color will be sentenced to two years in prison.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: October 12, 2011
Safe Silver Spring suggest ways to prevent gang violence (Silver Spring, MD): The following are recommendations for the Third District police and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) from Safe Silver Spring.
Source: SilverSpringPatch Date: October 12, 2011
Two armed gang members charged under Valadez Law (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police arrested and charged two gang members for unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member in two separate cases. The charges stem from a law signed by Governor Quinn back in December 2009.
Source: Hispanically Speaking News Date: October 12, 2011
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