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Eight arested in gang violence sweep (Soledad, CA): Police from four jurisdictions arrested eight people Thursday as part of a sweep of six cities targeting gang activity.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: July 22, 2011
Bloods plead guilty in Albany (Albany, NY): Two Bloods gang members -- one of whom survived being shot four times in West Hill last summer -- are headed to prison for their roles in an Albany-based faction of the notorious street gang.
Source: Times Union Date: July 22, 2011
Neighborhoods target graffiti (Omaha, NE): The sight of crude graffiti "tags" near Barry Wells' southeast Omaha home brings a familiar feeling to the longtime resident's mind.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: July 22, 2011
B.C. murder rate drops 31 percent in 2010; hits lowest level on record (Vancouver, BC): Homicide rates in Vancouver and B.C. plummeted last year to their lowest level since statistics started being recorded, helping send Canada’s murder rate to its lowest point since the mid-1960s.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: July 22, 2011
'Mean and vicious' gang is active in Idaho (Sun Valley, ID): The potential for violence from Mexican drug traffickers spilling over into the U.S. was a topic of discussion on Wednesday at the National District Attorneys Association summer conference in Sun Valley.
Source: Idaho Mountain Express Date: July 22, 2011
Gang-related shootout sparks massive SWAT raids (Kearns, UT): Salt Lake County law enforcement officials say they want to send a clear message regarding violent gang activity in the valley — it won’t be tolerated.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 22, 2011
BPD encouraged by crime rate decline (Bakersfield, CA): The Bakersfield Police Department released its crime stats for the first six months of 2011 on Friday, and officials say the numbers are encouraging -- though not totally conclusive.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: July 22, 2011
LA County wins 16-square-mile gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County prosecutors say they've made a 16-square-mile area of the San Gabriel Valley off-limits to gangs. The district attorney's office says it obtained a permanent court injunction Friday for a zone that includes the cities of Industry, La Puente, parts of West Covina and several unincorporated neighborhoods.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 22, 2011
Novato Police crack down on known gang members (Novato, CA): Novato police pushed back against escalating gang tension Friday night. A new gang suppression team visited the city's "hot spots" to check in on known gang members.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: July 22, 2011
LAPD launches formal probe into allegations of intimidation in police gang units (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police officials have launched a formal investigation into concerns that officers in one of the city's most gang-plagued areas are intimidating other cops from signing a controversial financial disclosure form that is required to join the department's anti-gang units.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 22, 2011
La Puente gang member sentenced for tagging cars (La Puente, CA): An admitted gang member was sentenced to a year in jail this week for spray-painting graffiti on three cars parked in front of La Puente homes, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 22, 2011
Novato Police create anti-gang unit (Novato, CA): In response to rising gang activity in Novato, police have embarked on a concentrated program to root out instigators in the city.
Source: NovatoPatch Date: July 22, 2011
Two held in gangland spree (Grand Junction, CO): Two men were arrested and another two were wanted by police in connection with a gang-related, one-day crime spree in Grand Junction that included a man’s murder, the armed robberies of two businesses and a residential burglary, Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper said Friday.
Source: The Grand Junction Sentinel Date: July 22, 2011
Narcs bust South Shore crackhouses (Longueuil, QC): Six men, aged between 23 and 28, and one woman, aged 25, were arrested by 40 police officers in Old Longueuil in an early-morning drug raid that took place from about 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
Source: CTV Montreal Date: July 21, 2011
City businesses hit with graffiti (Columbus, NE): Calls started coming into the Columbus Police Station reporting incidents of graffiti about the time people were getting to work Tuesday morning and didn’t let up for more than five hours.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: July 21, 2011
Vandalism sparks gang fears in MB community (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach Police say they believe a juvenile is behind a series of taggings in one Myrtle Beach community.
Source: WMBF News Date: July 21, 2011
Two teens shot, wounded leaving LA anti-gang program (Los Angeles, CA): Two teens were shot and wounded in an apparent gang shooting Thursday outside a Los Angeles recreation center that is part of the city's much-vaunted program to reduce violence in the streets by keeping public parks well-lit and open at night.
Source: The Associated Press Date: July 21, 2011
Concerned citizens say lack of jobs and parenting responsible for gang violence (Greenville, NC): Working to take the community back was the goal of Thursday night’s town hall. Residents spent a lot of time talking about what they think led to the gang violence in neighborhoods.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: July 21, 2011
Gangs have Springfield in "Crisis mode" (Springfield, MA): "The most pressing problem in Springfield is violent street gangs. They're decaying the city from within they're destroying the opportunity and lives of the youth of the city," says Western Mass Gang Task Force Member Mark Karangekis of the FBI.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield Date: July 21, 2011
Huron PD: One injured in gang-related shooting (Huron, CA): Huron Police are investigating a gang-related shooting that left one person injured. At about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the area of Palmer and Giffen after someone heard shots fired.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: July 21, 2011
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