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Upcoming murder trial opens a window on Seattle-area street gang (Seattle, WA): He was known as The Godfather, The Boss and The Old Man. Quy Nguyen's aliases, which are documented in federal court papers, reflect the power and wealth he possessed as the accused leader of Young Seattle Boyz, a street gang whose members allegedly grew and sold large quantities of marijuana and operated illegal slot machines in Vietnamese cafes and restaurants in Seattle's Rainier Valley.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: October 5, 2011
Murder trial told of gang retaliation (Calgary, AB): Four days before a triple homicide on New Year's Day 2009, three members of the 403 Soldiers street gang met with three alleged FOB members and discussed joining forces to take on the rival FK gang, a witness told court on Monday.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 4, 2011
Teens accused in gang-related jailhouse brawl (Kinston, NC): Three teenagers already in a Kinston jail could face more charges for what lawmen are calling a gang-related jailhouse brawl.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: October 4, 2011
Gunshots fired at car gang-related, Macon police say (Macon, GA): Gunshots were fired at a 32-year-old Macon man early Monday morning while he sat in his car at the traffic light on Bloomfield Road at Eisenhower Parkway, according to Macon police. The police report indicates the shooting was related to the Bloods gang.
Source: The Telegraph Date: October 4, 2011
Tribunals suspend Richmond County students for cellphone violations, gang activity (Augusta, GA): Three students were suspended for violating the Richmond County school system’s policy prohibiting them from having cellphones on school property, and eight others were suspended in gang-related incidents, according to Sept. 9 tribunal findings made public this week.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: October 4, 2011
Barely a teen, boy's killing shakes South City (San Francisco, CA): Joseph Maharaj liked to make plans - big plans. The 14-year-old always had one eye on the future, from a redesign of his bedroom that would include a PlayStation 2, a PlayStation 3, an Xbox and his own TV, to the 1969 Dodge Charger he was going to drive as soon as he got his license.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 4, 2011
Man pleads guilty in Henrico gang murder (Richmond, VA): At first blush, the G-Shyne Bloods come across more like a Cub Scout den than a band of alleged murderers. "I take this oath to B trustworthy, responsible and militant for I am a reflection of my hood G-Shyne," reads a G-Shyne pledge found during an investigation into the murder six months ago of Henrico County resident Quondell Pringle, 22, near Highland Springs.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: October 4, 2011
Expert: Portland gangs will retaliate (Portland, OR): Two men were injured in what police believe was a gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland Friday night. Sgt. Pete Simpson told KGW this was the 73rd gang-related shooting of the year. There were 93 gang-related shootings in all of 2010.
Source: MSNBC KGW Date: October 4, 2011
Tecumseh juvenile correctional supervisors relieved of duties after three escapes, mounting violence (Tecumseh, OK): The Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs relieved two high-ranking supervisors of their duties Monday after a series of violent disturbances at a Tecumseh juvenile correctional center followed by the escape of three juveniles Sunday night.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: October 4, 2011
Hundreds march against gangs (Quincy, WA): Hundreds marched through the streets of Quincy Sunday in a show of unity against gang violence. The procession left North Park in Quincy and marched down the street with people chanting, "We want justice," "No more violence," and "Stop gang violence."
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: October 4, 2011
Bandera County Deputy among 23 indicted in Texas gang case (Del Rio, TX): A South Texas sheriff's deputy is among 23 members and associates of the Texas Syndicate prison gang arrested under two federal indictments on drug and assorted other charges.
Source: WOAI 1200 News Radio Date: October 4, 2011
FBI says drug sting around Aurora targeted Maniac Latin Disciples (Aurora, IL): The FBI and Aurora police Tuesday announced that after a two-year investigation dubbed "Operation Fallen Angel," 12 people — most from Aurora — have been charged with taking part in a cocaine sales ring. In announcing the arrests, the FBI said the investigation "targeted known and suspected members of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang," though it was not clear whether the Aurora investigation was related to a Chicago crackdown on the Maniac Latin Disciples.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 4, 2011
Murder suspects to be charged as gang (Amador County, CA): Amador County District Attorney Todd Riebe decided this week that five men now in custody in the wake of last Tuesday's murder in west Amador will be charged as killers working on behalf of a criminal street gang.
Source: Ledger Dispatch Date: October 4, 2011
Hampton man pleads guilty in two Newport News homicides (Newport News, VA): A reputed Hampton gang member entered guilty pleas in federal court to participating in two homicides that prosecutors say happened during drug robberies.
Source: Daily Press Date: October 4, 2011
Council debates whether city should defuse or suppress gangs (Yakima, WA): A Tuesday night vote on whether the City Council should approve a consultant's contract turned into a mini-debate on Yakima's gang problem. Under the agreement approved 6-0, with Dave Ettl absent, consultant Steve Magallan will be paid up to $30,000 over the next year to help the city seek anti-gang grants and to provide related support to the city's Gang Free Initiative and to the police department.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 4, 2011
Two arrested in shooting on Evansville's South Side (Evansville, IN): Evansville police have arrested two suspects in connection with at least one shooting on the city's South Side last week. Rayshaad L. Bushrod, 23, and David "Buck" Burge, 30, are in Vanderburgh County Jail without bond.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: October 4, 2011
Average of one in five gang crimes solved, witnesses won’t talk (Yakima, WA): City police deal with an average of five gang related crimes every single day. Even more shocking - the Gang Unit said stats show only one of those will ever be solved. KIMA investigated the reasons why. "If someone sees something or knows of something, word gets out about who has said something - if you're not the one hurt, it'll be a member of your family," said frequent crime witness "Kelly."
Source: KIMA News Date: October 4, 2011
Tennessee ranks 2nd in gun violence (Knoxville, TN): Reports show people are more likely to be shot in Tennessee than almost any other state in the US. Special Agent Michael Maclean with the FBI said population growth in certain areas and the increase in gang membership and gang violence are two reasons why.
Source: WVLT 8 News Date: October 4, 2011
Officers arrest 54 in southern Arkansas (El Dorado, AR): Federal prosecutors say law enforcement officers have arrested 54 people in four southern Arkansas counties as part of Operation Street Sweeper, which targeted drug, violent and gang-related crime.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: October 4, 2011
Man taken to the hospital after possible gang-related stabbing in Southeast Portland (Portland, OR): Police are on the scene investigating a stabbing in southeast Portland that left one man seriously wounded.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 4, 2011
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