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U.S. attorney working to head off any local activity (Charleston, WV): West Virginia has been immune, so far, from the bloody episodes of gang violence that have marred the big cities from New York to Los Angeles. Yet, there are disturbing signs of something evil that might lurk beneath a tranquil surface and ultimately rear its ugly head.
Source: The Register-Herald Date: September 6, 2011
Sheriff's office shares tips on gang messages in graffiti, clothing (Half Moon Bay, CA): Along with fellow San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Smyser, Alfredo Gudino maintains a presence on school campuses from Montara to Pescadero as part of his duties with the agency's Community Resource School Policing Unit.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch Date: September 6, 2011
Ex-L.A. gang member trades streets for family life (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles is arguably the epicenter of street gangs stretching back for generations. NPR's Mandalit del Barco has been documenting the lives of gang members in the city for nearly two decades. For the series "The Hidden World of Girls," produced with the Kitchen Sisters, del Barco revisits one gang girl she profiled for an NPR documentary in 1995.
Source: NPR News Date: September 6, 2011
Hobbema band leaders frustrated by gang violence (Hobbema, AB): Band leaders in Hobbema, Alta., say they are grappling with how to stop gang violence plaguing the community of 15,000 residents southeast of Edmonton after the latest killing.
Source: CBC News Date: September 6, 2011
Prison calms gang violence (Calgary, AB): Gang violence has seemed to slow down in the city and police say it is because many of the members are incarcerated. Gunfire and gang violence was becoming an all too common occurrence in Calgary over the last few years.
Source: CTV Calgary Date: September 6, 2011
DA: South End teen was killed because of his address (Boston, MA): Eighteen-year-old Alex Sierra was shot and killed Saturday night in the South End simply because of his address, District Attorney Daniel Conley said on Tuesday. "Once again, an innocent child has been gunned down amid the madness of a gang feud he had no part in," Conley said.
Source: SouthEndPatch Date: September 6, 2011
Woman shot to death on troubled Alberta reserve (Hobbema, AB): A 23-year-old woman was fatally shot early Monday on the Samson Cree First Nation at the house next to where five-year-old Ethan Yellowbird was killed just two months ago, RCMP said.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: September 5, 2011
Watsonville police tackle root causes of recent gang violence; new countywide task force to be announced Tuesday (Watsonville, CA): Arrests of some significant gang members in June shook up the leadership of Watsonville gangs and provided a backdrop for summer gang violence that climaxed in July with two gang-motivated slayings, police say.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: September 5, 2011
Moses Lake discusses city gang problems (Moses Lake, WA): The task of reducing youth street crime and local gang activity can't be left to law enforcement alone. This seemed to be the message of a presentation by Moses Lake Police Chief Dean Mitchell and others, which addressed programs aimed at combating crimes committed by juveniles, young adults and criminal street gangs in the Grant County.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: September 4, 2011
Idyllic Half Moon Bay caught in war between Norteños and Sureños (Half Moon Bay, CA): Luis Alcala is 11, but he already knows kids his age who are in a gang. And he's already been offered drugs. That's reality for kids in Half Moon Bay today, where many young Latinos are sorted into rival gangs by the time they graduate from middle school.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 4, 2011
Dr. J's investigation helps solve other cases (San Diego, CA): An oversized gavel was hanging from the doorknob to Deputy District Attorney Robert Hickey's office. It was a trophy of sorts, passed to the prosecutor who most recently won a trial. "I haven’t had it in a while," Hickey said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 4, 2011
Shooting of six teens in North Portland 'nothing short of an ambush,' police say (Portland, OR): After a shooting police called "nothing short of an ambush" in North Portland that left six teenagers wounded, the mayor and other city officials said Saturday that police would be out in full strength the rest of the weekend in hopes of preventing retaliatory attacks.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 3, 2011
Shooting sprees break pattern of gang-on-gang violence (Salinas, CA): Police are investigating a rash of shootings and slayings in Salinas this week that appear to be the work of the city's two principle gangs.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 2, 2011
Forum at Heritage Elementary School discusses gangs (Lodi, CA): At an elementary school in the heart of Lodi’s gang territory, conversation centered on improving police communication with the community during a bilingual forum Thursday evening.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: September 2, 2011
Multi-Agency effort to combat gangs in north San Luis Obispo County (Paso Robles, CA): Law enforcement agencies announce a major effort to combat a growing gang problem in northern San Luis Obispo County. It's called Operation Safe Streets -- a plan that puts more officers and deputies in known gang areas.
Source: KSBY News Date: September 2, 2011
Three arrested after discovery of robbery scheme targeting officers (Atlanta, GA): Officers have arrested three men with alleged ties to a low-level street gang that has been targeting local and state law enforcement officers.
Source: Examiner Date: September 2, 2011
Five gang members arrested in racketerring, murder probe (Mesa, AZ): Five members of what authorities described as a violent gang that originated on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community between Mesa and Scottsdale are facing a minimum of 10 years in prison on numerous racketeering and attempted murder-related charges.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: September 2, 2011
Suspected gang members face conspiracy charges (San Bernardino, CA): Nine suspected gang members have pleaded not guilty charges they conspired to kill Southern California gang rivals.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 2, 2011
Vancouver's anti-gang unit, which relies on federal grant money, seeks new sources of funding in its ongoing, shifting battle (Vancouver, WA): Vancouver Police Sergeant Tim Huberty knows his gang graffiti. Driving down Fourth Plain Boulevard in an unmarked cop car with tinted windows, Huberty points out graffiti on abandoned buildings, gas stations and parks frequented by Vancouver's two main rival gangs, the Surenos and Nortenos.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 2, 2011
Texas Syndicate's Valley head gets 20 years; Five fellow gang members also sentenced (McAllen, TX): Six members of the Texas Syndicate prison gang — including its Rio Grande Valley leader — were sentenced to serve time in federal prison for several charges including racketeering, kidnapping and drug charges.
Source: The Monitor Date: September 1, 2011
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