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Hate crimes drop to 21-year low in L.A. County (Los Angeles, CA): Hate crimes reported in L.A. County fell to their lowest level in 21 years, fueled by major drops in vandalism and in gang-related crimes, particularly those by Latino gangs targeting African Americans, which had made up a large number of the most violent hate crimes.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 18, 2011
Cops, rappers build bridges (Paramus, NJ): Law enforcement officials and hip-hop luminaries spoke Thursday of hip-hop's influence on gang and youth culture, and how the genre's positive roots can be used by communities to steer impressionable kids away from gang violence.
Source: The Record Date: November 18, 2011
Plainfield gang figure found guilty of robbery, assault (Plainfield, NJ): A self-described "five-star" member of a city-based Bloods gang set is facing up to 30 years of prison after a jury found him guilty of first-degree robbery and second-degree aggravated assault, authorities said Friday.
Source: Courier News Date: November 18, 2011
Gang members charged with gas station robbery in South Brunswick (South Brunswick, NJ): Three men, identified as gang members, were arrested and charged with the early morning robbery of a Route 1 gas station.
Source: Courier News Date: November 18, 2011
Feds detail police captain's alleged gang involvement (Opa-Locka, FL): Federal officials have started to peel back the layers to reveal just how deep they believe Opa-Locka Police Captain Arthur Balom was involved in drug trafficking and gang activity.
Source: CBS Miami Date: November 18, 2011
Alleged gang member sentenced for inmate's death (Houston, TX): An alleged gang member has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for armed robbery and his involvement in the death of an inmate in the Fort Bend County Jail.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: November 18, 2011
Gang member sentenced on cocaine charge (Peabody, MA): A Peabody man believed to be a member of a notoriously violent Lynn street gang called "The Tiny Rascals" was sentenced to three to five years in state prison yesterday on cocaine charges.
Source: The Salem News Date: November 18, 2011
Gang battle averted (Clearlake, CA): A potential gang-related gun battle was averted in Clearlake Wednesday thanks to the actions of witnesses who came forward with information that assisted in the arrest of three alleged Sureño gang members. The men were arrested on multiple firearms and gang affiliation charges.
Source: Lake County Record-Bee Date: November 18, 2011
Department of Justice targets East Side Crips gang (Bakersfield, CA): Gang activity in Bakersfield is down 30 percent compared to last year. And while most other gangs are keeping quiet, the FBI says the East Side Crips are continuing business as usual, making them prime target for law enforcement.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: November 18, 2011
Suspect in Hartford shooting arrested (Hartford, CT): A gang member was arraigned in Superior Court in Hartford this week on charges that he shot and seriously injured two members of a rival gang and one of their friends last year.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: November 18, 2011
FBI admits mistake listing Salt Lake County as top 10 in nation for gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): A recent national report released by the FBI lists Salt Lake County as a community with one of the top 10 worst gang problems in the entire nation. But following a recent inquiry by the Deseret News, federal officials Friday retracted some of those statistics and admitted there was a big error in calculating the data for Utah.
Source: Deseret News Date: November 18, 2011
BPD partnership with agencies pays off in gang sweep (Bakersfield, CA): 16 gang members are off the streets. They were arrested Tuesday today during a multi-agency gang sweep that is part of the ongoing effort to combat gang violence in Kern County.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: November 18, 2011
Woodland man arrested in suspected gang-related attack (Woodland, CA): A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide in what Woodland police characterized as a gang-related assault.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 18, 2011
Jury hears of gang members' plot (Clearwater, FL): A gang member involved in the murder of 8-year-old Paris Hamilton took the stand against three other defendants Friday.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: November 18, 2011
Four suspects arrested in gang-related carjacking, shooting (Woodland, CA): Three men and a boy were arrested late Tuesday in what Woodland Police are describing as a gang-related carjacking and shooting.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: November 17, 2011
U.S. Marshals: Shooting suspect, victim were gang members (Milwaukee, WI): The suspect in a shooting death outside of Kyle early Friday has been tied to gang activity, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Source: Hays Free Press Date: November 17, 2011
Graffiti artists caught out by their handiwork (East Lansing, MI): Gangs often use graffiti to mark their territory and communicate about drug deals, so deciphering it is important for police. It's no easy task, but a new automated graffiti-identification system could point to the perpetrators.
Source: NewScientist Date: November 17, 2011
Gangs taking their violence online (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles gangs used to do battle over graffiti, tags, and turf. Now, gangsters are taking their battles online, and people are dying over something as simple as something posted to Twitter.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News Date: November 17, 2011
Cops close two brothels allegedly run by targeted gang (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police say they’ve shut down two brothels run by a member of the Maniac Latin Disciples, whose members have come under intense pressure from the department after one of them allegedly shot two young girls this year.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 17, 2011
Murder suspects appear in court (San Jose, CA): Five suspects in the murder of Tara Romero, and the attempted murder of three other teens, were appointed defense attorneys at a hearing in Santa Clara County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Morgan Hill Times Date: November 17, 2011
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