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Former gang member tells his story (Porterville, CA): A young mother sat on a couch inside her small apartment in east Porterville two weeks ago and cried as she talked about her 12-year-old son. "I'm so afraid he's going to get into the gangs," the mother, who wished to be unnamed, said. "I'm just worried."
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: May 2, 2011
Five arrested in connection with double shooting in Taft (Taft, TX): Authorities have arrested five men in a drive-by shooting in Taft that sent two men to the hospital. The Taft Police Department teamed up with the San Patricio Sheriff’s Office and Corpus Christi Police Department for the arrests in the shooting that Landreth said was gang-related.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: May 2, 2011
Elected officials, educators confront gang activity (Long Branch, NJ): Neptune High School senior Dyese Davis, 18, said Monday she was glad to see elected officials, educators and community leaders from across the state come together the day before legislation aimed at cracking down on gang activity is expected to be introduced by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and cosponsored by Rep. Frank J. Pallone Jr., both D-N.J.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: May 2, 2011
Graffiti tell a tale of gang activity (Philadelphia, PA): A blue C with an arrow pointing up. A red X over the letters LOC. The number 1500 not far from Rest painted in fat, white cloud letters, a memorial to the dead.
Source: The Inquirer Date: May 1, 2011
Baldwin Park Police Department doubles size of gang unit amid continued violence (Baldwin Park, CA): Amid continuing episodes of gang violence throughout Baldwin Park, the city's Police Department recently doubled the size of a unit dedicated to fighting such crimes and is still weighing the possibility of a gang injunction.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: May 1, 2011
Three rival gang members blamed for Watts party shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Three rival gang members are being blamed for a drive-by shooting that left at least seven people wounded in Watts.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: May 1, 2011
SUV used to try to kill rival gang member (Elgin, IL): A West Chicago man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in the hit-and-run injury of a rival gang member last weekend in Elgin, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: April 30, 2011
FBI's focus in Berkshires is on street gangs (Berkshire, MA): The top priority for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Berkshire County is combating neighborhood-based street gangs, a FBI officials said this week during a meeting with The Eagle’s editorial board.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: April 30, 2011
Gang problem not going away (Tulare County, CA): The gang problem in Tulare County is getting worse. Officials acknowledge it, and statistics prove it. According to Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Crime Systems Specialist Stephanie Reed, as of June 2009, 5,263 gang members lived in the county — a 7 percent increase from just two and a half years prior.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: April 30, 2011
Crips gang members plead guilty to racketeering charges (Washington, DC) : Four members of a Crips street gang clique in Pittsburgh pleaded guilty this week in federal court to charges of conspiring to conduct a racketeering enterprise, according to a report obtained by the Organized Crime Committee of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.
Source: Examiner Date: April 30, 2011
Use of GPS on gang suspects challenged (Nashville, TN): Almost two months after the state began tracking a handful of reputed Nashville gang members, two people have gone back to jail, at least three have gotten out from under the tracking, and defense attorneys have begun challenging the practice.
Source: The Tennessean Date: April 29, 2011
Sentencing a test of firearms law (Montreal, QC): The case of a reputed street gang member who fired a weapon in broad daylight on a busy street during a heated argument might serve as a litmus test for how mandatoryminimum sentences involving firearms are supposed to be applied.
Source: The Gazette Date: April 29, 2011
Code of silence nets gang member six more years in prison (Chicago, IL): A Joliet man already serving 45 years in prison for the murder of an innocent bystander received an additional six years today for abiding by his gang’s code of silence and refusing to testify against an associate gang member.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: April 29, 2011
Group hits streets to fight gang violence (Portland, OR): A local group is taking to the streets to try to prevent more youth violence in the city. Members of Restore Our Village, along with people from the community, hit the area of Holladay Park and the Lloyd Center mall, where the most recent deadly gang-related shootings occurred.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: April 29, 2011
Gang violence kills 17-year-old girl in Outlook (Outlook, WA): After a teenage girl became the latest casualty in a gang war, it seems Yakima County's ability to control the violence continues to shrink.
Source: KIMA News Date: April 29, 2011
Gangs surround Kittitas County (Kittitas County, WA): Kittitas County is not immune to problems with gangs, and once issues arise, they can spread quickly, a gang specialist told more than 100 law enforcement officers, probation workers and educators in Cle Elum on Thursday.
Source: Daily Record Date: April 29, 2011
OK law asks teachers to spot gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): An Oklahoma lawmaker and one former gang member are worried about a bill now sitting on the Governor's desk could lead to profiling of students.
Source: FOX 23 News Date: April 29, 2011
Gang activity down, but not gone, says cop (Wichita, KS): Gang violence in Wichita has dropped dramatically compared to the early 1990s, but it's unlikely to ever disappear from the city entirely.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: April 28, 2011
Early morning gang sweep in LA county (Los Angeles, CA) : Hundreds of police officers, dozens of undercover agents and a handful of agencies brings in more than 100 arrests of local suspected gang members.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles Date: April 28, 2011
Zetas drug gang uses Dallas as hub in growing empire, authorities say (Dallas, TX) : A shadowy Mexican drug gang that sprang from the Texas-Mexico border region just a dozen years ago has made North Texas a key hub in a criminal enterprise that now extends through Central America and into Colombia, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: April 28, 2011
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