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Big SF gang trial about to go to the jury (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco's biggest gang trial in years is heading to a federal court jury today after attorneys offered a final round of competing narratives of organized mayhem on the city's streets and unreliable accusations by government-paid informants.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 16, 2011
Gang member arrested for fatal Saturday shooting (Memphis, TN): Memphis police on Monday charged a member of a gang called Playboy Surenos 13 with the fatal shooting during the weekend of a member of a rival gang, according to court documents.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: August 16, 2011
NY officials seek court help to curb gang activity (Hauppauge, NY): An anti-gang strategy already being used in California, Texas, Utah, Florida and elsewhere could soon be coming to eastern Long Island, where officials have filed court papers seeking an injunction to prevent street gang members from congregating in public.
Source: Associated Press Date: August 16, 2011
Judge throws book at Fresno gang members (Fresno, CA): Three Fresno gang members received lengthy prison sentences this morning in connection with a tri-county crime spree that ended in a hail of gunfire north of Cambria in November.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 16, 2011
Police chief: gang crimes up, overall crime down in 2011 (Patterson, CA): Despite an early year flare-up in gang violence, crime is down throughout the city, Patterson Police Chief Tori Hughes told the Patterson City Council Tuesday, Aug. 16. "We’ve seen a significant decrease in overall crime," Hughes said, noting a 37 percent drop in crime from 2010 to 2011.
Source: Patterson Irrigator Date: August 16, 2011
Two Portsmouth men plead guilty to gang activities (Norfolk, VA): Two Portsmouth men have pleaded guilty to crimes associated with their activities with the Bounty Hunter Bloods / Nine Tech Gangsters.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: August 16, 2011
Authorities say Half Moon Bay shooting was gang-related (Half Moon Bay, CA): Two men were recovering Tuesday at Stanford University Hospital after they were shot during a possible gang dispute in Half Moon Bay.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: August 16, 2011
Santa Clara County board president aims to divert more youth offenders from the juvenile hall (San Jose, CA): Santa Clara County's board president is continuing his push to keep young offenders out of the juvenile hall, this time with a proposal for an emergency intervention whenever children ages 11 to 15 face lock-up in San Jose.
Source: Palo Alto Daily News Date: August 16, 2011
South Shore probation officers keep gangs in check (Quincy, MA): Mike Walsh and Al Hall knocked on the front door of a North Randolph home. The Quincy District Court probation officers make home visits every week, but this one was more serious.
Source: The Patriot Ledger Date: August 15, 2011
C. American law enforcement officials exchange anti-gang experiences in LA (Los Angeles, CA): About 30 law enforcement officers from Central American countries have gathered in Los Angeles to exchange experiences of combating international gang crimes.
Source: Xinhua News Date: August 15, 2011
Ten men involved in shooting, stabbing (Oroville, CA): Ten Oroville men were involved in an altercation late Friday night that Oroville Police believe to be gang-related.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register Date: August 15, 2011
Durham looks to teens to battle gang violence (Durham, NC): City leaders inducted 35 teenagers into the Durham Youth Commission Monday evening, as part of an ongoing effort to battle gang-related and teen-on-teen violence.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: August 15, 2011
Man seriously injured in gang-related shooting in Nampa early Sunday (Nampa, ID) : A 21-year-old Nampa man was shot multiple times in the torso in a gang-related incident early Sunday.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: August 14, 2011
New outdoor mural in Fruitvale inspired by gang injunction defendants (Oakland, CA): The debate over proposed gang injunctions in the Fruitvale neighborhood has never lacked for spirit, but it recently got a new dash of color.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 14, 2011
Power struggle hits Mexican Mafia (Orange County, CA): Armando Moreno was new to the Mexican Mafia, but if he wanted to make his mark he'd have to go up against one of the gang's most established members. A war was about to erupt in Orange County's underworld.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 14, 2011
Portland area suffers multiple, suspected gang-related crimes this weekend (Portland, OR): Over the weekend of August 12-14, the Portland area again suffered from multiple crimes that all appear to be gang related.
Source: ThePortlander Date: August 14, 2011
Visalia police: Gang activity declines (Visalia, CA): At this time last year, Visalia police officers were culminating a three-month long investigation to dismantle and disorganize one of the most powerful street and prison gangs in the country.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 13, 2011
Baldwin Park reaches out to Monrovia for guidance on curbing gangs (Baldwin Park, CA): In 2009, Monrovia was hardly a model for how to address gang violence. Eighteen months and a gang injunction later, the city is emerging as a leader on how to quell gang crime. And the answer does not lie exclusively in controversial injunctions, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: August 13, 2011
Former death row inmate preaches against gangs (Colorado Springs, CO): In a San Quentin State Prison cell a quarter century ago Art Blajos planned to kill Eddie, a cocaine addict on the other side of the cement wall.
Source: The Gazette Date: August 13, 2011
Criminal organization charge against Indian Posse dropped (Winnipeg, MB): They are Winnipeg's largest street gang, boasting a vast membership that has spread throughout Manitoba and even into other provinces. But an attempt by provincial justice officials to officially designate the Indian Posse as a criminal organization has fallen short in court.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: August 13, 2011
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