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FBI says drug sting around Aurora targeted Maniac Latin Disciples (Aurora, IL): The FBI and Aurora police Tuesday announced that after a two-year investigation dubbed "Operation Fallen Angel," 12 people — most from Aurora — have been charged with taking part in a cocaine sales ring. In announcing the arrests, the FBI said the investigation "targeted known and suspected members of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang," though it was not clear whether the Aurora investigation was related to a Chicago crackdown on the Maniac Latin Disciples.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 4, 2011
Murder suspects to be charged as gang (Amador County, CA): Amador County District Attorney Todd Riebe decided this week that five men now in custody in the wake of last Tuesday's murder in west Amador will be charged as killers working on behalf of a criminal street gang.
Source: Ledger Dispatch Date: October 4, 2011
Hampton man pleads guilty in two Newport News homicides (Newport News, VA): A reputed Hampton gang member entered guilty pleas in federal court to participating in two homicides that prosecutors say happened during drug robberies.
Source: Daily Press Date: October 4, 2011
Council debates whether city should defuse or suppress gangs (Yakima, WA): A Tuesday night vote on whether the City Council should approve a consultant's contract turned into a mini-debate on Yakima's gang problem. Under the agreement approved 6-0, with Dave Ettl absent, consultant Steve Magallan will be paid up to $30,000 over the next year to help the city seek anti-gang grants and to provide related support to the city's Gang Free Initiative and to the police department.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 4, 2011
Two arrested in shooting on Evansville's South Side (Evansville, IN): Evansville police have arrested two suspects in connection with at least one shooting on the city's South Side last week. Rayshaad L. Bushrod, 23, and David "Buck" Burge, 30, are in Vanderburgh County Jail without bond.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: October 4, 2011
Average of one in five gang crimes solved, witnesses won’t talk (Yakima, WA): City police deal with an average of five gang related crimes every single day. Even more shocking - the Gang Unit said stats show only one of those will ever be solved. KIMA investigated the reasons why. "If someone sees something or knows of something, word gets out about who has said something - if you're not the one hurt, it'll be a member of your family," said frequent crime witness "Kelly."
Source: KIMA News Date: October 4, 2011
Tennessee ranks 2nd in gun violence (Knoxville, TN): Reports show people are more likely to be shot in Tennessee than almost any other state in the US. Special Agent Michael Maclean with the FBI said population growth in certain areas and the increase in gang membership and gang violence are two reasons why.
Source: WVLT 8 News Date: October 4, 2011
Officers arrest 54 in southern Arkansas (El Dorado, AR): Federal prosecutors say law enforcement officers have arrested 54 people in four southern Arkansas counties as part of Operation Street Sweeper, which targeted drug, violent and gang-related crime.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: October 4, 2011
Man taken to the hospital after possible gang-related stabbing in Southeast Portland (Portland, OR): Police are on the scene investigating a stabbing in southeast Portland that left one man seriously wounded.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 4, 2011
Burton police investigating possible gang graffiti outside elementary school building (Burton, MI): Police were investigating possible gang graffiti found Sept. 29 outside of Friel Elementary School on Greenly Street. The officer found gang writing in white spray paint stating Crips and the number 74 on a window and brick wall.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: October 4, 2011
Crime spike may be ahead (Los Angeles, CA): The city of Los Angeles faces dire consequences -- including delayed responses to 911 calls and an uptick in crime -- unless the state provides millions of dollars to help pay for Gov. Jerry Brown's prison and parolee realignment plan, city officials warned Monday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 4, 2011
Greene tapped for new fed post (Mecklenburg County, NC): Beth Greene, Mecklenburg County's assistant district attorney who has helped prosecute some of the county's biggest homicide cases over the past decade, is part of a new push by local law enforcement to prosecute violent drug and gang crimes.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: October 4, 2011
Fremont girl banned from wearing Rosary at school (Omaha, NE): The Catholic church said something that should be a symbol of love has been adopted and abused by gang influences. A sixth-grade girl said she was told that she can't wear a necklace that resembles a rosary because it violates the dress code at the Fremont Public Schools.
Source: MSNBC KETV Date: October 3, 2011
Shootings early yesterday in city appear to be 'gang-related' (Lawrence, MA): An Olive Avenue man will be arraigned this morning on an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting and beating a man on Florence Street early yesterday morning. That crime, and another incident nearby six hours later, was "definitely gang related" and possibly retaliation for a stabbing three years ago, said Police Chief John Romero.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: October 3, 2011
Calgary police tried to broker a truce in gang war (Calgary, AB): The former co-ordinator of the Calgary police unit that gathered information on rival FOB and FK street gangs says there was a great deal of animosity from a split in 2002 until a triple homicide on New Year’s Day 2009.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 3, 2011
Proposed Oakland gang injunctions may complicate anti-gang efforts (Oakland, CA): According to city officials, Oakland faces a "staggering gang violence problem," with an estimated 2,000 active gang members from 65 gangs operating throughout the city, some with ties to statewide prison gangs like Nuestra Familia.
Source: The Informant Date: October 3, 2011
Case against Tongan Crip Gang heading to jury (Salt Lake City, UT): It started with simple beer runs. A group calling themselves the Tongan Crip Gang would go into a 7-Eleven and shoplift a case of beer for the night. Theft graduated to robbing restaurants at gunpoint for money and assaulting store employees in the process. Soon, the gang brought a new level of violence to their crime spree — they threatened to kill a clerk with a screwdriver, stomped on someone during a hold-up so severely that they broke three of the victim’s ribs and beat up an elderly man on the street.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 3, 2011
Gang member arrested on drug charges (Victorville, CA): Sheriff’s deputies arrested a known gang member on suspicion of selling drugs out of a Victorville home.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: October 3, 2011
Richmond man pleads guilty to gang-related killing (Richmond, VA): A key figure in gang-related activities linked to an offshoot off the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty today to murder, gun and gang paticipation charges.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: October 3, 2011
Pedestrian assaulted by Ventura gang suspect (Ventura, CA): A 28-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Saturday for assaulting a pedestrian.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: October 3, 2011
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