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Former gang member testifies at murder trial (Lompoc, CA): A former Lompoc gang member said in court Wednesday that he was with a group of friends when three of them admitted they had shot a teen-age boy to death.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: September 29, 2011
Chiarelli promises sustained gang-unit funding (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa West-Nepean Liberal candidate Bob Chiarelli has sent a letter to police Chief Vern White allaying his fears that funding for the Guns and Gangs program might be cut.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: September 29, 2011
Cuts hit efforts to fight gangs (Salinas, CA): Local officials eager to move ahead with what promised to be an innovative gang prevention project have been left stunned by the fickleness and instability of federal funding.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 29, 2011
Shooting may be linked to gang activity (Coquitlam, BC): A man with gang links was shot several times in the 2700block of Barnet Highway in Coquitlam Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Peter Thiessen said the man is expected to survive.
Source: Canada.com Date: September 29, 2011
Brooklyn politicians ask neighborhoods 'not to retreat' from growing gang issue at area playgrounds (Brooklyn, NY): Brooklyn City Council members are vowing to fight back against street toughs who have been taking over neighborhood parks and playgrounds. The installation of bright nightlights at gang-plagued Paerdegat Park on Albany Ave. and keeping schoolyards open until 10 p.m. in Crown Heights are part of the pols' plans.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 29, 2011
Police identify victim of gang-related shooting (Tulsa, OK): Police have released the identity of a man killed in a shooting Wednesday night that was later ruled gang-related. Detectives say 26-year-old Ernest Dixon was one of four men shot during a drive-by near 42nd Street North and Hartford around 7 p.m.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: September 29, 2011
Young gang member gets prison time for armed violence (Boone County, IL): A 17-year-old gang member in Poplar Grove is sentenced to 11 years in prison for a gang-related attack.
Source: WREX 13 News Date: September 29, 2011
Gang-motivated shooting (Philadelphia, PA): The two gunmen that have been identified as suspects in a Point Breeze gang-related shooting that injured four Sunday turned themselves in to police Tuesday.
Source: South Philly Review Date: September 29, 2011
Teen, one other wounded in separate shootings (Chicago, IL): Two people, including a 16-year-old boy, were shot in separate incidents in Chicago on Wednesday. That shooting was gang related, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 29, 2011
Sacramento region will hire 58 new cops, thanks to federal grants (Sacramento, CA): The federal government is bailing out cash-strapped law enforcement agencies in the Sacramento region once again, this time at levels not seen anywhere else in the nation. The biggest winner was the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, which received $11.3 million, the largest grant in the country. That money will pay for 25 deputies who will be assigned to a new task force tackling youth and gang violence.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 29, 2011
Poplar Grove teen sentenced to 11 years for gang beating (Belvidere, IL): A teenager convicted of armed gang violence was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison by Boone County Judge Fernando Engelsma.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: September 29, 2011
Troubled Alberta reserve seeks to evict criminals (Hobbema, AB): In a novel attempt to combat ongoing gang violence in Alberta’s notorious Hobbema First Nations Reserve, band leaders are proposing a bylaw that would allow them to evict career criminals and remove their band entitlements.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: September 29, 2011
Gang activity to blame for south side shootings (Evansville, IN): Evansville police say gang activity is to blame for a series of shootings that left one person hurt. Over the last several months, police say they've been having trouble with local gangs.
Source: WFIE 14 News Date: September 29, 2011
Four fights in one day at Maumelle High School; most involved were female students (Maumelle, AR): Four fights broke out at the new Maumelle High School on Sept. 22, and according to the comments of two of the students involved, at least one was gang-related. But Maumelle police chief Sam Williams said he thought the two boys claiming gang activity were just talking.
Source: Maumelle Monitor Date: September 29, 2011
Chelsea slay defendant said he was a member MS-13 gang (Chelsea, MA): A man who shot and killed another man in Chelsea in July claimed to be a member of the MS-13 street gang, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 29, 2011
Six plead not guilty to charges from Kent car show shootout (Kent, WA): Six alleged gang members charged in connection with the July shootout at a Kent car show that left 12 people injured pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to a variety of charges. The six were arrested two weeks ago month for allegedly participating in the July 23 gun battle during an unauthorized lowrider car show at the La Plaza strip mall.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: September 29, 2011
Teen arrested in murder of restaurant cook in San Francisco’s Mission District (San Francisco, CA): Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy accused in the fatal shooting of a San Francisco restaurant cook who apparently was mistaken for a rival gang member.
Source: KCBS News Date: September 29, 2011
Abbotsford Police take aim at youth gang violence with Operation Vector (Abbotsford, BC): High school students at Abbotsford's W.J. Mouat Secondary School got together with Abbotsford Police for a presentation and frank discussion around the consequences of getting involved in gangs on Wednesday morning.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: September 29, 2011
City's anti-gang laws ineffective (Albuquerque, NM): Two city ordinances passed four years ago to try and curtail Albuquerque’s gang problem have been so ineffective they might as well not even exist. Current estimates put the number of gangs in the city of Albuquerque at more than 100 with more than 7,000 active gang members.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: September 29, 2011
Texas Blood gang member arrested with drugs, gun and bag of cash (Lafayette, LA): Yesterday, the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force found drugs, shotgun and bag full of cash. Arrested as a result of the search warrant Leon Moses Francis Jr. who also has been identified a being a Blood Gang member from Houston, TX.
Source: KATC 3 News Date: September 29, 2011
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