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Prospect Hts. teen charged with attempted murder (Cook County, IL): A 17-year-old from Prospect Heights remains behind bars today with a $1.5 million bond, following his arrest on allegations he fired shots at a pair of rival gang members shortly after they stepped off a school bus.
Source: Daily Herald Date: November 7, 2011
Montgomery officials confront violent new wave (Montgomery, AL): There are three dead and 22 injured from a spate of connected shootings over a two-month span, and city, police and community leaders are searching for ways to quell the violence.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: November 7, 2011
Syracuse police fight back against gang violence (Syracuse, NY): Violent squabbling among gangs have police on constant patrol in the city of Syracuse. So much so, that a few neighborhoods are growing immune to the violence. What kind of gangs are there in the city and what are police doing to protect us? NewsChannel 9’s Christie Casciano got a first hand look at what goes on behind the scenes during a ride along with the Syracuse Police Gang Violence Task Force.
Source: WYSR NewsChannel 9 Date: November 7, 2011
Alleged gang members charged in nine murders (Hammond, IN): A federal indictment charged 12 suspected gang members with racketeering and accused them of the killings of nine people over five years, court records show.
Source: The Times Date: November 7, 2011
Battling Brownsville street gangs plan to talk peace in secret meeting (Brooklyn, NY) : Brownsville’s battling street gangs have been invited to a beef-squashing powwow later this month aimed at stopping the ongoing turf war and rising homicide count.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 7, 2011
Walnut Hills residents celebrate gang crackdown (Cincinnati, OH): One week after police swept alleged gang members off their streets, people in the neighborhoods where the crackdown took place are celebrating by throwing a block party. Police arrested more than a dozen gang suspects in raids in Avondale and Walnut Hills. Officials said 15 people were named in an 82-count indictment.
Source: WLWT 5 News Date: November 7, 2011
Two get prison terms for child sex trafficking in San Diego (San Diego, CA): Two Oceanside men were sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking of children as part of prostitution rings run by African American street gangs that used social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to find "johns."
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 7, 2011
Watsonville man arrested with handgun (Watsonville, CA): A 22-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Saturday after witnesses said he brandished a gun at a teenager, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 7, 2011
Two Harlingen men facing felony graffiti charges (Harlingen, TX): Two Harlingen men face felony graffiti charges. The men were caught on camera tagging fences, trash cans and even a car. Their tags say "BTA." It stands for Bowie Town Aquas.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: November 7, 2011
Attorneys give closing arguments in trial of man accused shooting Fremont officer (Oakland, CA): Evidence showing that alleged gang member Andrew Barrientos knew he was shooting at an undercover police officer during a botched arrest in East Oakland is overwhelming, a prosecutor told a jury during closing arguments Monday in an attempted murder and carjacking trial.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 7, 2011
Documented gang members (Oakland, CA): All four people accused of being involved in last week's shooting are gang-affiliated, but only one, Gabriel Perez, the 20-year-old on the run, is a "documented" gang member on a Department of Justice watch list.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: November 7, 2011
Paul Bergrin murder trial: In prison, gang associate disclosed plot to kill informant, felon testifies (Newark, NJ): The witness, a felon who was told about a murder in jail, sat comfortably on the stand. Looking out across the courtroom, he testified matter-of-factly as he repeated the street words allegedly used by William Baskerville to describe how government informant Kemo Deshawn McCray could be wiped out.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 7, 2011
School addresses developing gang problem with dress code (Lac du Flambeau, WI): Since the first day of school, Lac du Flambeau students have been asked to wear solid black, white or khaki colored collared shirts with the warriors logo and neutral colored pants, shorts or skirts.
Source: WSAW 7 News Date: November 7, 2011
Occupy Atlanta: Bloods and Crips come together (Atlanta, GA) : Gang affiliations are oftentimes set in stone, with members choosing sides and vowing to remain loyal to their selected group. But two members of the infamously rival gangs the Bloods and the Crips, have put aside their differences in favor of one common cause: Occupy Atlanta.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: November 7, 2011
Gun on school campus could have gang ties, two students arrested (Kinston, NC): In this Nine on Your Side School Watch Investigation we've got new details about the gun a student brought to Woodington Middle School in Lenoir County last week.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: November 7, 2011
Gang unit investigating firearm incident (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Department Gang Unit was called in to investigate a report of a juvenile discharging a firearm in his bedroom.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: November 7, 2011
Street gang tries new strategy (Glendale, CA): Weakened by a 2009 court-ordered injunction and prison terms for several members, a Glendale-based gang has been actively recruiting teens in an attempt to rebuild and reassert its presence, police officials say.
Source: Glendale News-Press Date: November 6, 2011
Some living in Santee neighborhood allege security guards roughing up residents (San Jose, CA): Almost 15 years after a San Jose neighborhood was so afflicted by street gangs that a judge ordered landlords to hire their own private security force, some residents say it's the court-mandated armed guards who are a threat.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 6, 2011
Suspected gang-related drive-by shooting leaves one shot (San Diego, CA): One man was hit when shots were fired in a drive-by shooting, a San Diego police officer said Sunday.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: November 6, 2011
Teen shot in Midvale drive-by shooting in critical condition (Midvale, UT): One person was taken to the hospital in critical condition Sunday evening after what police say was a gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: Deseret News Date: November 6, 2011
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