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Teens outmatched in street fight with gang members that took Tyler Tenorio's life (Santa Cruz, CA): Nearly two years after Seamus Wilson pulled his friend from a deadly gang fight on a dark residential street, the now 21-year-old wiped away tears as he testified to the details of the brawl that took Tyler Tenorio's life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 29, 2011
Muscatine gets grant to fight street gang crime (Muscatine, IA): Muscatine is getting help in its fight against gang crime. The Justice Department has awarded nearly 450-thousand dollars to fund two new officers. The money will help resurrect the police department's Street Crimes Unit that folded due to budget cuts years ago.
Source: WQAD 8 News Date: September 29, 2011
Officials address increased gang-violence at juvenile facilities (Oklahoma City, OK): The Office of Juvenile Affairs Board of Directors called a special meeting Thursday in Oklahoma City to address increased gang violence at the state's juvenile facilities.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: September 29, 2011
Two gay men attacked by gang in possible hate crime in Immokalee (Immokalee, FL): Manuel Galan has not left his Immokalee home in a week. The 27-year-old fears being attacked for his sexual orientation. Galan is gay. Galan said the attackers may have been members of the local gang, Brown Pride. The Sheriff’s Office also labeled the attack as gang-related.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: September 29, 2011
Guilty verdict in murder of man with Bulldog shirt (Fresno, CA): A Sureño gang member was found guilty Thursday in Fresno County Superior Court of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a man outside a central Fresno liquor store in March.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: September 29, 2011
Victim of north Nashville violent crime epidemic speaks out (Nashville, TN): In north Nashville, police, city leaders and neighbors have been looking for answers to stop an epidemic of violence. Last week, police announced more than a dozen gang arrests, but the violence has not stopped.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: September 29, 2011
Hollister gang officer takes on new role (Hollister, CA): Having grown up on the east side of San Jose, Hollister Police Department officer Carlos Rodriguez knows the impact gang activity can have on a community. Now, he hopes he can have an impact of his own as Hollister's new gang officer.
Source: Hollister Free Lance Date: September 29, 2011
Police step up patrols amid increase in gang violence (Albemarle, VA) : Police heavily patrolled the Hydraulic Road area near Albemarle High School Thursday afternoon, trying to keep the peace amid apparent escalating gang violence.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: September 29, 2011
Guilty plea delivered in stabbing death (Edmonton, AB): An Edmonton man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a fatal stabbing in a rooming-house fight in December 2009.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: September 28, 2011
LAPD undercover officers in car-to-car gun battle (Los Angeles, CA): Undercover LAPD officers and gang members fought a car-to-car gun battle in Boyle Heights, but no one was hurt, police said today.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: September 28, 2011
Suspect in last summer’s gang violence outbreak in Holland sentenced (Holland, MI): A 17-year-old man wanted in connection with two incidents during a turbulent summer of gang violence in Holland last year will be cooling his heels behind bars for some time.
Source: WHTC News Date: September 28, 2011
Youth violence misunderstood, men say at WIBB gangs discussion (Macon, GA): New voices in the debate on how to deal with youth violence went out over WIBB radio for an hour on Monday night. Elected officials, police and various local leaders are calling for an aggressive approach in the wake of a series of shootings over the past month, which caused one death and at least 13 injuries.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 28, 2011
Leadership void contributes to gang crime in Highland Park (Los Angeles, CA) : As previously reported on Patch, LAPD officers are still seeking information about a shooting that took place on Marmion Way on Sunday, Sept. 25. Lt. Steve Flores of LAPD's Northeast Division said that Sunday's seemingly random shooting, in which no one was injured, fits the profile of the types of crimes committed by young and inexperienced gang members.
Source: HighlandPark-MountWashingtonPatch Date: September 28, 2011
Akwesasne area an ecstasy smuggling hotbed (Washington, DC): B.C. is acknowledged as a funnel for the growing exportation of Canadian ecstasy, but the U.S. Justice Department and other authorities have identified another trouble spot: the native territories that straddle the Canada-U.S. border at Akwesasne. A Justice Department report said multiple tonnes of high-potency marijuana are smuggled through the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, located on the U.S. side, each week by native American groups that are supplied by Canada-based gangs, an operation that also smuggles "multi-thousand tablet quantities" of ecstasy into the United States.
Source: CBC News Date: September 28, 2011
Massive Phoenix drug sweep targets gangs, crack cocaine (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police Officer Mercedes Fortune wanted to crack the "Rock Block," a south Phoenix area police say is ridden by rampant narcotics sales, home invasions and murders.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: September 28, 2011
A leader of Tombstone Gangstas is going behind bars (Staten Island, NY): A New Brighton gang leader and sex offender beat an attempted-murder rap but is still headed to prison for his role in a bid to rub out a rival gang member.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: September 28, 2011
Gang awareness conference focuses on child safety (Pittsburgh, PA): Every year, law enforcement members gather for the annual Regional Gang Awareness Conference. This year, they focused not just on gangs and terrorism, but also on preventing violence from impacting schools.
Source: KDKA 2 News Date: September 28, 2011
Jury finds Simon Aguilar, Omar Rosas guilty in gang-related death (Grand Rapids, MI): A jury today has found Simon Aguilar and Omar Rosas each guilty of second-degree murder in the Nov. 27 death of 19-year-old Elmer Luis Chavez. Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Gerald Faber says 20-year-old Aguilar shot Chavez and then 19-year-old Rosas ran him over with his Cadillac.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: September 28, 2011
Newport News unveils more details of anti-gang plan (Newport News, VA): A new initiative to combat gangs in Newport News would cost $300,000 in upfront costs and $145,000 per year in ongoing costs, according to Tuesday's report by Mayor McKinley Price. The $300,000 would help pay for a new $1 million multipurpose athletic field at the former South Morrison Elementary School.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 28, 2011
Witness recalls chaos leading to death of Santa Cruz teen (Santa Cruz, CA): What started as a group of high-schoolers trying to find a Friday night party on the Eastside of Santa Cruz turned deadly with the flash of a gang sign and a brutal street fight, according to witness testimony Tuesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 28, 2011
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