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Gang links suspected in prison killing (Edmonton, AB): An inmate at the maximumsecurity Edmonton Institution died from several stab wounds, an autopsy has found. Both inmates had a history of gang affiliations in Saskatchewan. Montgrand was a member of the Scorpion Brothers and the other man is a member of the Terror Squad.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: August 19, 2011
Texas gang leader sentenced to life in prison (Corpus Christi, TX): U.S. District Judge Janis Jack sentenced Johnny Joe Guerra, 33, to life in prison on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Source: Longview News-Journal Date: August 19, 2011
Battle Creek gangs discussed at Brandon Fields murder trial (Battle Creek, MI): Despite objections from the defense, Battle Creek police told a jury Thursday the city has several gangs including one involved in an alleged homicide last year.
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer Date: August 19, 2011
Man charged in shooting incident (Lawrence, MA): An 18-year-old reputed Crips street gang member has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in an Aug. 7 shooting incident on West Street, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: August 19, 2011
Brawl on Jenkinson's Beach leads to arrest of gang members (Brick, NJ): Three northern New Jersey Bloods gang members were arrested early Thursday morning by police responding to a brawl of about 35 people that moved from Jenkinson's beach to boardwalk to parking lot to street, police said.
Source: BrickPatch Date: August 19, 2011
Purdue working on app to decipher gang graffiti (West Lafayette, IN): Smartphone apps. Handy for checking gas prices, buying movie tickets in advance, and now, decoding gang graffiti. A group of Purdue University researchers have been working with police for the better part of a year to develop technology that will transform Android smartphones carried by officers into portable graffiti databases.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: August 19, 2011
Faith groups hold hope for Salinas' gang fight (Salinas, CA): As federal officials wrapped up a two-day whirlwind showcase of Salinas gang prevention and intervention efforts with a tour of the Rancho Cielo Youth Campus on Thursday, many said they gained a renewed sense of hope.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 19, 2011
'Gang' tagging in GV raises concerns (Grass Valley, CA): Graffiti on signs and walls in downtown Grass Valley has some local residents fearful of a possible gang turf war, with spray-painted tags proclaiming "Brown Side Locotes" and "SUR13."
Source: The Union Date: August 19, 2011
Crips leaders arrested under racketeering laws (Albany, GA): Law enforcement agencies executed nearly 400 warrants for racketeering and other charges Friday against about 54 Crips Gang members in "Operation Shock" spearheaded by the Albany Police Department Gang Unit.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: August 19, 2011
Battle to bring back the community: Northside gang investigation (Syracuse, NY): Violent crime, drug sales and gang activity has created a troubled atmosphere for families living in Syracuse's northside. The problems are now receiving a lot of police attention and police are asking neighbors to partner with them.
Source: WSYR 9 News Date: August 19, 2011
Woman arrested by Merced Police Gang Unit on meth related charges (Merced, CA) : A woman was arrested on suspicion of several drug offenses Thursday afternoon in the alleyway of W. 20th street.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: August 19, 2011
Cops: Three with Bloods ties arrested after Point Pleasant Beach fight (Point Pleasant Beach, NJ): Three northern New Jersey men with ties to the Bloods street gang were arrested Thursday morning following a fight between 25 to 30 people in the parking lot of Jenkinson’s Pavillion, police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: August 19, 2011
Injunctions filed to curb gang activity in Rialto (Rialto, CA): A lawsuit against a local criminal street gang was filed this month by San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos. The street gang, in existence since 2005, is known as "Hustla Squad Clicc."
Source: Crime Voice Date: August 19, 2011
Shots fired along busy SE 122nd gang related (Portland, OR): Shots rang out at a passing car in southeast Portland Friday afternoon but no one was hit by flying bullets. Police said the shooting was gang related.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: August 19, 2011
Anti-gang federal officials tour Salinas (Salinas, CA): As federal officials were briefed Wednesday on Salinas' anti-gang strategy, they also got a glimpse of the aftermath of violence, visiting homicide scenes marked by memorial "altars" remembering the dead.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: August 18, 2011
Gang member pleads guilty to murder (Buffalo, NY): A West Side gang member described by investigators as the “worst of the worst” pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple acts of murder and attempted murder. Kyle Eagan, a member of the Tenth Street Gang, faces life in prison in connection with his plea to federal murder and racketeering charges.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 18, 2011
Cuts to law enforcement strain gang, drug task forces throughout California (Tulare, CA): Fighting crime on a tight budget can prove difficult as gangs and drugs maintain their strength countywide. Now that Gov. Jerry Brown cut $71 million from state gang and drug task forces, it's going to get even tougher, police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 18, 2011
Violent MS-13 gang fading from Bay Area (San Francisco, CA): MS-13, considered by law enforcement to be one of the most violent gangs in the world, was dealt a serious blow in the Bay Area in 2008 when federal authorities arrested dozens of suspected members or associates.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: August 18, 2011
Poverty rate goes up in San Bernardino County (San Bernardino County, CA): In 2010, there were 26 gang-related homicides and 27 in 2009. This reflects a drop from 37 in 2008 and 36 in 2007, added the report. But slightly more of the county’s youth consider themselves a member of a gang. Eleven percent of seventh and ninth graders and 9 percent of 11th graders said they are members of a gang — higher than the statewide average.
Source: Fontana Herald News Date: August 18, 2011
Emanuel says ride-along showed him 'first-hand' what police officers face (CHicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he did a nighttime "ride-along" this week with a police Gang Enforcement Unit and came away with a few suggestions on how to sharpen the Chicago Police Department's focus in the never-ending war on gangs.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 18, 2011
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