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The new face of Sacramento gangs (Sacramento, CA): Luis "Freddie" Serrato still wakes up some nights seized with a cold panic. In his disoriented mind, he's back inside a 6-by-10 tomb, his life ebbing away moment by miserable moment for a murder he didn't commit. "Sometimes I wake up sweating, thinking I'm in jail," the 21-year-old tells SN&R.
Source: Sacramento News & Review Date: October 20, 2011
Gang experts speak to Santa Cruz parents about how to prevent children from joining gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): A panel of gang experts stressed the importance of communication between parents and their children to prevent kids from getting involved in gang activity.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 20, 2011
Local man sentenced in gang robberies (Salinas, CA): A judge sentenced a Salinas man Wednesday to 25 years in prison after finding that his participation in a least two robberies with other gang members was aggravated.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: October 20, 2011
Gang ties suspected in San Jose slaying (San Jose, CA): A San Jose shooting that killed an 18-year-old man is believed to be gang-related, police said today.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 20, 2011
Charles Edward Bey funeral attended by hundreds: Notorious gangster finally changed his life (Chicago, IL): In 1998, notorious Chicago gang member Charles Edward Bey stood in front of the congregation at the Progressive Community Church on the South Side and apologized for his life of drug dealing and violence. Last week, after finally building a better reputation for himself in the community, Bey died of natural causes at 67.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: October 20, 2011
Police try to ID suspects in City Hall brawl (Richmond, CA): Richmond police say they have hit a roadblock in their investigation of a gang-related brawl at City Hall that left at least one person bloodied.
Source: The Reporter Date: October 20, 2011
Plainfield gang member charged in 2010 slaying of 18-year-old (Plainfield, NJ): A known gang member with the street name “bow wow” has been out of state prison for barely six months since October 2005, but it was during that brief window of time that authorities believe he shot and killed an 18-year-old city man last year.
Source: Courier News Date: October 20, 2011
Eye on gangs (Maine Township, IL): For the last few weeks, Noma O'Brien of unincorporated Maine Township says she has noticed two strange cars-one white and one red-circling on the street outside her house.
Source: Journal & Topics Date: October 20, 2011
Program helping curb gang-related violence in west Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): The empty playgrounds on beautiful spring days symbolized the currents of fear rippling through west Las Vegas neighborhoods in 2006. Parents were afraid to let their children outside.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: October 20, 2011
Trash, text messages helped build drug cases against gang members in Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth police officers dug through trash, studied text messages, photos and contacts on seized mobile phones, and conducted undercover buys and surveillance to build their case against eight Crips street gang members and an associate accused of operating what federal officials deemed "a violent crack cocaine distribution organization."
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: October 20, 2011
Five arrested in gang, prostitution sweep (Nashua, NH) : The Nashua Police Department Narcotics Intelligence Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Gang Task Force executed simultaneous arrest and search warrants throughout Nashua yesterday. These arrests were the result of a joint investigation by both agencies targeting known alleged gang members and their associates who are involved in narcotic trafficking and prostitution.
Source: NashuaPatch Date: October 20, 2011
15-year-old sentenced in fatal stabbing, beating outside Desert Hot Springs party (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A 15-year-old boy was sentenced to eight years in a state juvenile correctional facility today for taking part in the gang-related stabbing and beating death of a Desert Hot Springs man outside a party.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: October 20, 2011
Red sock raises gang concern at school (Richmond, VA): A 7th grader at Richmond's Elkhardt Middle gets in trouble for wearing what the principal suspected was a gang symbol. That gang-related clothing was school issued.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: October 20, 2011
Reichert on youth violence plan: Don't "talk it to death" (Macon, GA): Nearly two months after Macon Mayor Robert Reichert laid out a sweeping anti-youth and gang violence agenda, he says he's been unable to implement several parts of the plan.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: October 20, 2011
A new patrol in your neighborhood (Medford, OR): There's a new police patrol in town and they are on the hunt for gang activity. Over the past year police and neighbors noticed an upswing in gang activity.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: October 20, 2011
City adding cameras, lighting to stop gangs near Apache Park (Des Plaines, IL): Des Plaines will soon add lighting, signs and surveillance cameras to the Apache Park area to help halt gang activity after a fatal shooting this summer.
Source: TribLocal Date: October 20, 2011
DA: Anti-gang meeting a big success (Carson City, NV): Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo says an anti-gang symposium held last week at Stateline was "an amazing success." The fourth annual Northern Nevada Gang Symposium was held last Thursday and Friday, drawing about 125 law enforcement officers, probation officials and educators from Nevada and California.
Source: Nevada Appeal Date: October 19, 2011
Feds indict three QA's men for alleged gang activity (Centreville, MD): Three Queen Anne's County men face federal charges as alleged members of a violent gang that committed murders and operated across the Mid-Shore, according to a federal indictment unsealed last week.
Source: The Star Democrat Date: October 19, 2011
Idaho meth kingpin sentenced to 20 years (Boise, ID): A woman accused of leading a drug-peddling gang that brought the methamphetamine into Idaho by the pound will spend 20 years in a federal prison. Amanda Smith of Homedale was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Boise.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: October 19, 2011
Defendants' gang ties questioned in Tyler Tenorio slaying (Santa Cruz, CA): Defense attorneys Tuesday presented testimony casting doubt on the gang involvement of the three men charged in the death of Santa Cruz High School junior Tyler Tenorio in 2009.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 19, 2011
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