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Nanaimo cops nab gang member with link to Kamloops (Nanaimo, BC): A Redd Alert gang member with ties to Kamloops has been arrested in a drug bust in Nanaimo. Police nabbed Kevin Eric John, 32, Friday night along with three others. Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien said John is a full-fledged member of the street gang, which predominately recruits from First Nations teens.
Source: The Kamloops Daily News Date: July 14, 2011
Jersey City leader of a Bloods gang faction pleads guilty to role in mistaken-identity killing of teen (Jersey City, NJ): A Jersey City man who is a reputed leader in the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty yesterday to a racketeering charge in relation to the mistaken-identity killing of a city teen in 2004.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: July 14, 2011
Wiretap usage by police, prosecutors soars in Tennessee (Nashville, TN): In Tennessee and across the nation, police and prosecutors are relying more heavily on wiretaps. They say listening in on suspects’ cellphone calls is an effective way to combat drug trafficking and gang activity, but defense attorneys say the government should be careful not to go too far.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: July 14, 2011
Calif. sees gang ties in prisoners' hunger strike (San Francisco, CA) : Hundreds of inmates in five state prisons ended the second week of a hunger strike to protest living conditions Thursday, in what has become the largest coordinated protest by state inmates, officials said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 14, 2011
Violence follows gang members (Greenville, NC): Gang members connected by police to a series of shootings have been both suspects and victims in violent crimes, authorities said. More than 20 men have been identified by the Greenville Police Department as members of the rival Bloods and Crips gangs. Police on Monday released names and photos of the men.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: July 14, 2011
Two hurt in gang-related shooting in southwest valley (Las Vegas, NV): Two men were wounded following a gang-related shooting near Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard on Thursday night, Las Vegas police said.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: July 14, 2011
Suspected Mexican Mafia members, associates nabbed in drug sting (Austin, TX): In what the FBI says is the largest joint prosecution of Mexican Mafia prison gang members and associates in Austin, 18 people were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin in a federal indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: July 14, 2011
Police: Two arrested in Sunday slaying were members of Loco Boys gang (Las Vegas, NV): Metro Police said they arrested two members of the Loco Boys gang in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old man Sunday evening outside an an apartment complex in the western Las Vegas Valley.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: July 14, 2011
County schools approve gang policy (Anne Arundel County, MD): When Anne Arundel County students start school this fall, their new student handbook will explicitly outlaw gang activity. The Board of Education approved the new policy yesterday in time to comply with the September deadline required by the Safe Schools Act of 2010.
Source: The Capital Date: July 14, 2011
Gang fight leads to charges in Caldwell (Caldwell, ID): Caldwell police arrested two adults and two juveniles after a gang fight Wednesday night on the 5000 block of East Ustick Road.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: July 14, 2011
Hobbema gangs homemade problem (Hobbema, AB): Hobbema's gangs are mostly the homegrown kind -brothers and cousins from troubled homes with easy access to alcohol and crack cocaine. National gangs such as Redd Alert and Indian Posse don't have much of a presence there anymore, say RCMP.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: July 13, 2011
Anti-gang initiative gets $10M boost (Toronto, ON): The McGuinty government announced Tuesday that it will commit another $10-million to a Toronto-based anti-gangcrime initiative, while criminologists question whether the program will deliver more than short-term gains.
Source: National Post Date: July 13, 2011
Hebbron anti-gang plan launched (Salinas, CA): The effort is nothing new to the east Salinas neighborhood long plagued by gang violence. But on Tuesday, city leaders and residents were hopeful of a new plan that will soon descend upon the Hebbron neighborhood — a plan set apart from its failed predecessors by the presence of a major component — community involvement.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: July 13, 2011
Orem gang ordinance having desired effect (Orem, UT): An Orem ordinance enacted two years ago to prohibit gang loitering in public parks and schools continues to have the intended effect of reducing gang activity in the city, law enforcement officials say.
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 13, 2011
Kearns park shooting leaves 17-year-old in critical condition (Kearns, UT): A 17-year-old boy was shot twice in the leg Tuesday at a Kearns park in what police believe was a gang-related attack.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 13, 2011
Guatemalan gang activity in Lake Worth? (Lake Worth ,FL): A mother speaks out about gangs, but also lives in fear of retaliation. She shares the anguish of knowing her 14-year-old daughter is out on the streets, vulnerable to drugs and violence.
Source: WPTV 5 News Date: July 13, 2011
Ex-gang members help students escape violent groups (Washington, DC): After record-low gang activity during the early 2000s, gang prevalence and activity have spiked nationally over the past several years, according to a report released in May by the National Gang Center, a government organization.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: July 13, 2011
IMPD holds teen, seeks man in gang recruitment (Indianapolis, IN): Police used Internet video of an alleged gang imitation beating to arrest a 16-year-old boy and issue a warrant for a 19-year-old man Tuesday.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: July 13, 2011
Regional Gang Unit: Local gang intimidating a Neil Road neighborhood (Reno, NV): Regional Gang Unit officers say two gangs are trying to take over an entire neighborhood. And they say it won't be tolerated. The gang unit says that typically, local gangs are fragmented and spread out over a large area. But they say there are two gangs in the Neil Road area -- one gang being the predominant problem -- which are breaking that mold, trying to overtake one neighborhood, and intimidate law-abiding neighbors in the process.
Source: MSNBC KRNV Date: July 13, 2011
Feds charge 57 members, associates of Mexican Mafia in California (Santa Ana, CA): Federal authorities arrested 26 members or associates of the Mexican Mafia gang in southern California Wednesday on charges involving drug trafficking, racketeering and murder, officials said.
Source: CNN Date: July 13, 2011
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