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Sacramento region will hire 58 new cops, thanks to federal grants (Sacramento, CA): The federal government is bailing out cash-strapped law enforcement agencies in the Sacramento region once again, this time at levels not seen anywhere else in the nation. The biggest winner was the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, which received $11.3 million, the largest grant in the country. That money will pay for 25 deputies who will be assigned to a new task force tackling youth and gang violence.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 29, 2011
Poplar Grove teen sentenced to 11 years for gang beating (Belvidere, IL): A teenager convicted of armed gang violence was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison by Boone County Judge Fernando Engelsma.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: September 29, 2011
Troubled Alberta reserve seeks to evict criminals (Hobbema, AB): In a novel attempt to combat ongoing gang violence in Alberta’s notorious Hobbema First Nations Reserve, band leaders are proposing a bylaw that would allow them to evict career criminals and remove their band entitlements.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: September 29, 2011
Gang activity to blame for south side shootings (Evansville, IN): Evansville police say gang activity is to blame for a series of shootings that left one person hurt. Over the last several months, police say they've been having trouble with local gangs.
Source: WFIE 14 News Date: September 29, 2011
Four fights in one day at Maumelle High School; most involved were female students (Maumelle, AR): Four fights broke out at the new Maumelle High School on Sept. 22, and according to the comments of two of the students involved, at least one was gang-related. But Maumelle police chief Sam Williams said he thought the two boys claiming gang activity were just talking.
Source: Maumelle Monitor Date: September 29, 2011
Chelsea slay defendant said he was a member MS-13 gang (Chelsea, MA): A man who shot and killed another man in Chelsea in July claimed to be a member of the MS-13 street gang, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 29, 2011
Six plead not guilty to charges from Kent car show shootout (Kent, WA): Six alleged gang members charged in connection with the July shootout at a Kent car show that left 12 people injured pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to a variety of charges. The six were arrested two weeks ago month for allegedly participating in the July 23 gun battle during an unauthorized lowrider car show at the La Plaza strip mall.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: September 29, 2011
Teen arrested in murder of restaurant cook in San Francisco’s Mission District (San Francisco, CA): Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy accused in the fatal shooting of a San Francisco restaurant cook who apparently was mistaken for a rival gang member.
Source: KCBS News Date: September 29, 2011
Abbotsford Police take aim at youth gang violence with Operation Vector (Abbotsford, BC): High school students at Abbotsford's W.J. Mouat Secondary School got together with Abbotsford Police for a presentation and frank discussion around the consequences of getting involved in gangs on Wednesday morning.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: September 29, 2011
City's anti-gang laws ineffective (Albuquerque, NM): Two city ordinances passed four years ago to try and curtail Albuquerque’s gang problem have been so ineffective they might as well not even exist. Current estimates put the number of gangs in the city of Albuquerque at more than 100 with more than 7,000 active gang members.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: September 29, 2011
Texas Blood gang member arrested with drugs, gun and bag of cash (Lafayette, LA): Yesterday, the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force found drugs, shotgun and bag full of cash. Arrested as a result of the search warrant Leon Moses Francis Jr. who also has been identified a being a Blood Gang member from Houston, TX.
Source: KATC 3 News Date: September 29, 2011
Teens outmatched in street fight with gang members that took Tyler Tenorio's life (Santa Cruz, CA): Nearly two years after Seamus Wilson pulled his friend from a deadly gang fight on a dark residential street, the now 21-year-old wiped away tears as he testified to the details of the brawl that took Tyler Tenorio's life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 29, 2011
Muscatine gets grant to fight street gang crime (Muscatine, IA): Muscatine is getting help in its fight against gang crime. The Justice Department has awarded nearly 450-thousand dollars to fund two new officers. The money will help resurrect the police department's Street Crimes Unit that folded due to budget cuts years ago.
Source: WQAD 8 News Date: September 29, 2011
Officials address increased gang-violence at juvenile facilities (Oklahoma City, OK): The Office of Juvenile Affairs Board of Directors called a special meeting Thursday in Oklahoma City to address increased gang violence at the state's juvenile facilities.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: September 29, 2011
Two gay men attacked by gang in possible hate crime in Immokalee (Immokalee, FL): Manuel Galan has not left his Immokalee home in a week. The 27-year-old fears being attacked for his sexual orientation. Galan is gay. Galan said the attackers may have been members of the local gang, Brown Pride. The Sheriff’s Office also labeled the attack as gang-related.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: September 29, 2011
Guilty verdict in murder of man with Bulldog shirt (Fresno, CA): A Sureño gang member was found guilty Thursday in Fresno County Superior Court of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a man outside a central Fresno liquor store in March.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: September 29, 2011
Victim of north Nashville violent crime epidemic speaks out (Nashville, TN): In north Nashville, police, city leaders and neighbors have been looking for answers to stop an epidemic of violence. Last week, police announced more than a dozen gang arrests, but the violence has not stopped.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: September 29, 2011
Hollister gang officer takes on new role (Hollister, CA): Having grown up on the east side of San Jose, Hollister Police Department officer Carlos Rodriguez knows the impact gang activity can have on a community. Now, he hopes he can have an impact of his own as Hollister's new gang officer.
Source: Hollister Free Lance Date: September 29, 2011
Police step up patrols amid increase in gang violence (Albemarle, VA) : Police heavily patrolled the Hydraulic Road area near Albemarle High School Thursday afternoon, trying to keep the peace amid apparent escalating gang violence.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: September 29, 2011
Guilty plea delivered in stabbing death (Edmonton, AB): An Edmonton man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a fatal stabbing in a rooming-house fight in December 2009.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: September 28, 2011
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