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Gunfire hits two eastside Portland homes (Portland, OR): Bullets were fired minutes apart early Tuesday at two homes in east Portland. No one was injured in either incident. The shootings were gang-related, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: September 27, 2011
Salinas gang member gets life in homicide case (Salinas, CA): A gang member convicted of shooting a college student to death in Watsonville in May of 2009 I headed to life in prison without parole. Julian Escobar, 26, was convicted of first-degree murder last month in the death of Angel Escobedo.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: September 27, 2011
Interrupting the cycle of teen violence (Baltimore, MD): Tard Carter got a call from the ticked-off young hustler in the middle of the day. A rival, the hustler explained, had been telling folks the hustler was a snitch, and he was ready to take care of it. In the hoods of East Baltimore, that often means one thing, and Carter knows this well. He offered to accompany the hustler, who we'll call John. Carter can't provide his real name for professional reasons.
Source: CNN Date: September 27, 2011
Bloods gang member in Nashville sentenced to eight years in prison (Washignton, DC): A Bloods gang member was sentenced today in Nashville, Tenn., to eight years in prison for participating in racketeering activity related to his membership in the Bloods criminal enterprise, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and United States Attorney Jerry E. Martin for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: 7thSpace Interactive Date: September 27, 2011
Violent outbreaks at Tecumseh juvenile center prompt calls for increased force (Tecumseh, OK): Two major violent outbreaks within the span of a week at a Tecumseh juvenile correctional center have prompted the state Office of Juvenile Affairs to call a special meeting Thursday to discuss allowing use of armed security personnel, Tasers, pepper spray and increased mechanical restraints.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: September 27, 2011
Hiring officers to combat youth crime stalls in council (Macon, GA): One of the first concrete proposals for dealing with an outbreak of youth violence stalled in a Macon City Council committee Monday. An ordinance, sponsored by the mayor’s office, to spend $300,000 on hiring six police officers was tabled in the council’s Public Safety Committee after two hours of lengthy, often meandering speeches from council members.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 27, 2011
Police arrest three in Tucson man's death (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police say they have arrested three people in the murder of a man whose body was found inside an SUV. Detectives reported discovering indications of gang involvement.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: September 27, 2011
No verdict after day of jury consideration in case where two alleged gang members are accused of murder (Grand Rapids, MI): The jury deciding if a pair of alleged gang members are guilty of the murder of a 19-year-old alleged rival outside a teen drinking club went home without delivering a verdict following its first full day of deliberations.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: September 27, 2011
Police release 'Operation Street Sweep' results (Edmond, OK): Representatives from several law enforcement agencies released statistics related to “Operation Street Sweep” Tuesday. The operation focused on arresting violent gang members with active warrants.
Source: The Edmond Sun Date: September 27, 2011
Gang affiliation claim is issue of contention in Peal trial (Clay County, MO): The trial of Darris Peal, 22, a suspect in the murder of Aaron Hobson, opened today with jury selection in Clay County. Peal’s level of affiliation with Columbia’s "Louie Bound" gang is one issue of contention.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: September 27, 2011
Joint law enforcement operation nets over one hundred gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): Over 100 gang members are off the streets of Oklahoma County and behind bars thanks to the "Operation Street Sweep", a joint law enforcement investigation that focuses on arresting violent gang members with active warrants.
Source: KWTV News 9 Date: September 27, 2011
Alleged street gang members accused of assault (Houston, TX): A recent attack at Klein Forest High School is bringing attention to a relatively new gang the sheriff's office says is operating in that area. Investigators say the gang accused of beating up a student at the school is smaller than most other gangs they've seen, and the DA's Office is cracking down on some of the alleged members with felony charges.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: September 27, 2011
Student arrested in Onate stabbing, incident believed to be gang-related (Las Cruces, NM): Las Cruces Police have arrested the 16-year-old believed to be responsible for Monday afternoon's altercation at Onate High School that left another student with a stab wound to his abdomen.
Source: El Paso Times Date: September 27, 2011
Gang grant helps pay for language interpretation device (Kennewick, WA): Gang grant helps pay for language interpretation device. Part of the battle police face is getting the message out there about gangs. Head sets will be used to translate to families who don't speak English and want to learn more about why their children may be joining gangs. Most of the gangs we have in the area are Hispanic.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: September 27, 2011
Warm Springs gang member sentenced in shootout (Portland, OR): A Warm Springs gang member was sentenced to 15 1/2 years in federal prison Tuesday for trying to kill a deputy U.S. marshal last year, firing two rifle shots that narrowly missed the officer, one so close he heard and felt the bullet whiz by his head.
Source: KTVZ NewsChannel 21 Date: September 27, 2011
Former gang member killed (Quincy, WA): Ramiro Munoz Jr., 40, Quincy, died from gunshot wounds Friday night in Quincy. He reportedly got into an argument with another man before the shooting, according to Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: September 27, 2011
TPD says gang violence up slightly (Tucson, AZ): Tucson Police are seeing an increase in gang crime. They tell us two weekend homicides and another fatal shooting September 20th all have gang ties.
Source: KGUN 9 News Date: September 27, 2011
City stabbing-death case to go to jurors (Poughkeepsie, NY): Jurors could begin deliberating as early as this afternoon in the trial of two men accused in the stabbings of three men — one of them fatally — outside a tavern in the city last year.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: September 27, 2011
Gay black youths go from attacked to attackers (Washington, DC): Whenever there’s trouble around the Chinatown and Gallery Place Metro stations in the District, the finger of blame often points to a most unusual group of suspects: a black gay gang called Check It.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 27, 2011
10 arrested in north county gang sweeps (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County sheriff's deputies reported arresting 10 people during a series of gang sweeps in the north county between Wednesday and Saturday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: September 26, 2011
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