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Feds target members of Compton gang in drug probe (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors say eight people have been arrested and over a ton of marijuana and other drugs seized as the result of an investigation into two Compton-based drug trafficking organizations.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 5, 2011
Two Pasco men stabbed by three others (Pasco, WA) : Two Pasco men sitting outside an apartment late Tuesday were stabbed by three men with reported gang ties in what prosecutors are calling "a random act of violence."
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 4, 2011
Funding for anti-gang programs restored (Winnipeg, MB): Ottawa formally restored $928,000 in funding Wednesday to five Winnipeg programs aimed at keeping young people out of gangs. The funding means the programs will continue to operate for another year.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: August 4, 2011
Witness reacts to Bonelli gang shooting;sheriffs investigate incident (San Dimas, CA): A witness to last weekend's shooting at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas said gangs will on occasion hold meetings at the park. There are usually two to three major summer gatherings with gang members and their families that coincide with major holidays, the resident said.
Source: The Sun Date: August 4, 2011
LULAC report criticizes Oxnard anti-gang efforts (Oxnard, CA): The League of United Latin American Citizens of Ventura County this week released a report criticizing anti-gang efforts in Oxnard, questioning the way contracts were awarded and the effectiveness of one program, among other things.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: August 4, 2011
O.C.'s Mexican Mafia: Control of mean streets (Orange County, CA): Hundreds of gangsters crowded around Peter "Sana" Ojeda as he stood like a preacher on a pulpit atop green bleachers in Santa Ana's El Salvador Park. It was a Saturday afternoon in January 1992 and many in attendance were deadly rivals. They were ordered to put aside bad blood.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 4, 2011
Anti-gang initiative takes services and information to residents (Miami, FL): Volunteers and workers from social service agencies and anti-gang and juvenile violence programs hit the streets on July 25 in the wake of a drive-by shooting two weeks earlier that critically injured a 15-year-old youth.
Source: South Florida Times Date: August 4, 2011
Riverbank considers anti-gang measure to combat excessive gang violence (Riverbank, CA): An anti-gang measure employed in cities with major gang problems might be tried in Riverbank due to an increasing number of drive-by shootings.
Source: News10 Date: August 3, 2011
Rock Hill neighbors take a stand against crime (Rock Hill, SC): Etta Ziegler remembers a time when Rock Hill's South Central neighborhood was "family oriented." Times have changed. Now, the community that Ziegler and her parents called home for so long is "crime-infested," she said.
Source: The Herald Date: August 3, 2011
Novato police unit reports progress against gangs (Novato, CA): Nearly two dozen gang members have been arrested in Novato since the city launched a special gang unit two weeks ago, police said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: August 3, 2011
Nine sentenced as Greenview gun ring broken (Greenview, SC): Federal agents knew it was time to bust a Greenview gun ring when one of their own was robbed while making an undercover deal with gang members.
Source: The State Date: August 3, 2011
One killed, one injured in shooting at Desert Hot Springs apartment complex (Desert Hot Springs, CA): One man was killed and a second critically wounded late Tuesday in shooting that Desert Hot Springs police are calling gang-related.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: August 3, 2011
USD 501's anti-gang dress code met by mixed reaction (Topeka, KS): Starting this fall, students in Topeka USD 501 schools could be punished for wearing clothing that promotes gang activity. Kansas First News reporter Monica Castro talked to parents on how they feel about the new policy.
Source: KTKA 49 News Date: August 3, 2011
Gang member arrested after firing at police in Yakima (Yakima, WA): A known gang member was shot by police after opening fire on officers with an AR-15 rifle following a pursuit from Toppenish to Yakima on Wednesday night, authorities said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 3, 2011
AG: Gang activity is all over the state (Baton Rouge, LA): The Baton Rouge Police Department says there's no gang problem here. However they say several neighborhood groups have caused some trouble in the past.
Source: WAFB 9 News Date: August 3, 2011
Three arrested in Alliance gang-related beating (Alliance, OH): Three men face charges for what police describe as a gang-related beating of another man Saturday night. A felonious assault charge was filed against Donald B. Jones, 23; Jerry V. Williams, 20, and Aubrey R. Hawkins, 28.
Source: Canton Repository Date: August 2, 2011
Gang-related fight reported in apartment building (Berwyn, IL): Jorge J. Toranzo, 44, 2542 S. Ridgeland Ave., was charged with two counts of battery and one count of obstruction of justice after allegedly assaulting a rival gang member and his wife who live in the same apartment complex.
Source: Berwyn Life Date: August 2, 2011
28 arrested in enforcement effort (Greenville, NC): Greenville police reported Monday they had arrested 28 people as part of an ongoing gang suppression effort. The arrests are the result of increased patrols in west Greenville and other areas between Thursday and Sunday in response to gang-related violence and other criminal activity.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: August 2, 2011
Three stabbed in less than 24 hours in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Three people were stabbed in less than 24 hours in Watsonville between Sunday night and Monday night.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 2, 2011
14 arrests in gang crimes (Greenville, SC): Greenville County sheriff's deputies have arrested 14 people and are searching for another suspect in connection with two shootings and other violent crimes tied to gang activity.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: August 2, 2011
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