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Walking the line among city's gangs (Pasadena, CA): Ricky Pickens walks a fine line between city officials and some of the city's toughest gang members. Pickens' balancing act is part of his role as director of intervention and prevention of the Flintridge Center in Northwest Pasadena.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: August 27, 2011
Chicago gang rivals band together to control neighborhood drug trade (Chicago, IL): Surprisingly, it’s not one of Chicago’s behemoth gangs that controls the market here on the West Side. Instead, members of rival gangs — the Four Corner Hustlers, the Unknown Vice Lords, the Conservative Vice Lords, the Gangster Disciples and the New Breeds — sell drugs under the banner Syndicate Four.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 27, 2011
Arrests point to spike in Medford drug activity (Medford, OR): Medford drug cops seized drugs and handguns this week from alleged gang members suspected of dealing methamphetamine and heroin near North Medford High School.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: August 27, 2011
Drug suspect alleged to have gang ties (Salisbury, MD): A Salisbury man who identified himself as a gang member is facing narcotics charges after a recent investigation by the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force.
Source: The Daily Times Date: August 27, 2011
A history with gangs (Wenatchee, WA): Discussion about gangs in Wenatchee started with denial in the early 1990s. It moved on to concerns about graffiti and gang clothing in the mid-’90s. Then came Wenatchee’s first drive-by shooting in 1997 and gangs became an undeniable and ominous presence.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: August 27, 2011
Newark Bloods leader arrested; Police director cites major blow to city's gang structure (Newark, NJ): An accused Bloods leader who says his group was in a gang war in Newark was arrested today and linked to weapons that may have been involved in mass shootings this summer and a double homicide last year, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: August 26, 2011
Guns, gang signs in state workers' pics (Albuquerque, NM): Pictures of two Children, Youth and Families employees show the pair flashing guns and gang signs. All things they are supposed to be keeping the kids away from. The pictures were supposed to be a joke, but officials with CYFD are not laughing.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: August 26, 2011
West Richland police: Community must have no tolerance for gangs (West Richland, WA): Strong neighborhoods are a tool to stop gang violence and residents need to take a "no tolerance" stance to keep gangs out of the community.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 26, 2011
San Jose's gang-prevention efforts in spotlight during visit by federal officials (San Jose, CA): Maria Gonzalez spent most of her childhood in San Jose living in a violent world of drug-dealers, gunfights and domestic violence. She was a full-blown gang member by age 11 and was covered with tattoos by the time she became a teenage mother.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 26, 2011
Shootings force Yakima police to ramp up patrols (Yakima, WA): Homicides are way down in Yakima this year, but a recent flareup in gang violence has prompted authorities to add extra police patrols this weekend.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 26, 2011
Santa Clara County gets $50K for gang prevention (San Jose, CA): The U.S. Justice Department awarded a $50,000 grant to Santa Clara County's gang prevention efforts.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: August 26, 2011
Chief Moore: No gang murders all summer--credit metro gang unit (San Jose, CA): The school year has begun again for most students in San Jose and there were no gang murders this summer, traditionally a time of heightened gang violence. San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore says one of the big reasons for the quiet summer has been a change in deployment that saw the Metro unit exclusively focusing on anti-gang patrols.
Source: KLIV News Date: August 26, 2011
Special prosecutor for Aurora to fight gangs (Aurora, IL): Aurora, Illinois' second largest city, has decided to use $60,000 in federal grant funds to help fund a special prosecutor to battle street gangs.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 25, 2011
Gang members busted after using Twitter, other social networking sites to arrange 'Crips Holiday' (Brooklyn, NY): Dozens of suspected gang members were arrested in a Brooklyn park by an army of cops after several of the thugs went viral to spread word of a meeting, the Daily News has learned.
Source: New York Daily News Date: August 25, 2011
Violent gang members convicted (Nashville, TN): Three gang members, who police call "ruthless," are now off the streets and could spend the rest of their lives in jail. The three belonged to the Vice Lords and were convicted of dozens of violent crimes here in the mid-state.
Source: MSNBC WSMV Date: August 25, 2011
Gang violence down in Yakima (Yakima, WA): KIMA was there when Yakima police responded to one of four drive-by shootings in one night. There were no injuries, but for neighbors it was a loud reminder that our gang problems can pop up anywhere and anytime.
Source: KIMA News Date: August 25, 2011
Meet the woman saving thousands of kids from gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): When it comes to giving back, there are few people quite like Mama Hill. The 71-year-old retired teacher wakes up each morning dedicated to educating and empowering kids in Watts—one of the most gang-ridden neighborhoods in the U.S.
Source: TakePart Date: August 25, 2011
Operation 'Little Girl Lost' targets Chicago street gang members (Chicago, IL): A long term undercover investigation into the forced sex-trafficking of children and young women by Chicago street gang members has resulted in charges against nine offenders in the nation’s first-ever state-based wiretap investigation targeting the crime of human trafficking, Cook County and Chicago law enforcement officials announced yesterday.
Source: eNews Park Forest Date: August 25, 2011
Two street gang members sentenced on gun charges (Gulfport, MS): Adam Shane Mitchell and Joshua Kane McCraney, both documented members of the Simon City Royals street gang, were sentenced in separate cases in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, according to U.S. Attorney John Dowdy in a news release.
Source: Mississippi Press Date: August 25, 2011
Hammond man convicted in gang-related shooting (Crown Point, IN): A Lake County Superior Court jury deliberated about five hours Thursday before finding a Hammond man guilty of aggravated battery in a gang-related shooting in Hammond's Little Waco neighborhood.
Source: The Times Date: August 25, 2011
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