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Alleged gang members indicted in killings, other crimes (Washington, DC): A D.C. grand jury has indicted seven members of a criminal street gang located at 14th and Girard Streets NW who authorities said were responsible for several murders and shootings since 2006, including the 2010 murder of a rival gang member following an afternoon funeral in the busy U Street corridor, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Thursday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 8, 2011
Feds crack down on Texas Syndicate in S.A. (San Antonio, TX) : Area authorities have obtained an indictment against 17 alleged members of the Texas Syndicate gang on federal racketeering charges and blame them for four killings in San Antonio. Six arrests were made Thursday morning.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: December 8, 2011
Gang ties an issue in Peppers murder appeal (Topeka, KS): Prosecutors didn't need to mention evidence that Antwan Peppers was a gang member when he was being tried in 2008 for killing one man and severely wounding a second outside a restaurant, Peppers' defense attorney said Thursday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: December 8, 2011
Prison gangs are behind fights at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem (Salem, OR): A clash between two rival prison gangs led to the inmate fights, gunfire and injuries Monday at Oregon State Penitentiary, according to state prison officials. They said 100 inmates have since been put into segregation or transferred to other prisons.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 8, 2011
Gilroy police arrest suspected gang members in early morning sweep (Gilroy, CA): For the second time in almsot two months, the Gilroy Police Department partnered with county, state and federal law enforcement agencies in a citywide sweep early Thursday morning, this time targeting more than two-dozen known gang members and their associates for "violent and reckless criminal activity," police said.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: December 8, 2011
Expert claims gang members driven by pride (Indio, CA): A gang expert testified today in the trial of an alleged Coachella gang member accused of involvement in a shooting that killed a 19- year-old woman that gang members often are motivated by pride.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: December 8, 2011
Police: Fountain theft attempt was gang-related (Barstow, CA): A pair of Barstow men who allegedly stabbed a Barstow homeowner after taking his fountain were members of a small Barstow gang who were trying to intimidate people and prove that they were violent, according to the prosecution.
Source: The Daily Press Date: December 8, 2011
Gang threatens retaliation after officer-involved shooting (Santa Maria, CA): The suspect in Thursday's officer-involved shooting in Santa Maria has been identified as 24-year-old Samyr Ceballos. At about 8 a.m., investigators followed Ceballos to his home in the 300 block of West Agnes Avenue.
Source: KSBY News Date: December 8, 2011
Gang member sentenced for Palm Springs shooting (Palm Springs, CA): A 22-year-old Palm Springs man who shot a 19-year-old man in the thigh following an argument was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday.
Source: KPSP Local 2 News Date: December 8, 2011
Gang shooting leaves 17-year-old wounded in Southeast Portland (Portland, OR): A verbal argument at a Southeast Portland market ended with the driver of a car shooting a 17-year-old boy in the leg Thursday before 11 a.m., according to Portland police.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: December 8, 2011
Gang arrested for multiple break-ins in randolph county (Trinity, NC): Deputies said they not only stopped a burglary ring, they got four gang members off the street. Detectives with the the Randolph County Sheriff's Office said they have been investigating a string of break-ins in the northern part of the county.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: December 8, 2011
Recent fights at SOCF gang-related (Lucasville, OH): Possible gang-related fights have increased in recent days at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. Corrections officers identified some of the groups involved as The Heartless Felons and the Bloods, but SOCF officials say they can’t substantiate information that any gangs, by name, have been involved.
Source: Portsmouth Daily Times Date: December 8, 2011
Gang reduction strategist wants churches to hear from youths (Durham, NC): Durham’s gang reduction strategy manager wants churches to help organize a panel discussion for troubled youths to talk about why they stopping going to church and what would bring them back.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: December 8, 2011
Shooting outside Blaine business related to gang rivalry (Blaine, WA): The shooting that injured a 20-year-old man outside his workplace Sunday night, Dec. 4, was related to a gang rivalry that stemmed from the shooting at the Lynden fair this summer, according to documents filed in Whatcom County Superior Court.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: December 8, 2011
Proposal would up fines by $3,000 for having guns or drugs near schools (Chicago, IL): Chicago aldermen moved Thursday to create a protective bubble around schools and parks — by dramatically increasing the fines for gang, drug and gun offenses in those areas.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 8, 2011
13 reputed gang members indicted (Greensboro, NC): A federal grand jury has indicted 13 alleged members of the Latin Kings gang on racketeering charges. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday after 12 of the 13 defendants were arrested or placed under federal detainers while in custody elsewhere.
Source: The News & Observer Date: December 7, 2011
Rival gangs exchange gunfire, Des Moines police say (Des Moines, IA): Members of two rival gangs have fired guns at each other on at least three occasions in the Des Moines area in recent weeks, and in one incident, six shots were fired at an occupied vehicle.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 7, 2011
38 alleged Trinitarios gang members busted in Bronx & Manhattan (New York, NY): Authorities collared 38 Bronx and upper Manhattan gangbangers Wednesday after a two-year probe into a notorious crew, officials said. The alleged members of the Dominican-based Trinitarios gang all face charges of racketeering, narcotics conspiracy and gun trafficking, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: December 7, 2011
Two Long Beach men charged in shooting that left six injured near Aquarium (Long Beach, CA): Two Long Beach men have been charged in connection with a gang-related shooting near the Aquarium of the Pacific early Sunday that left six people injured, police confirmed Wednesday.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: December 7, 2011
Gang member charged in City Hall plaza death (Worcester, MA): A known member of the Kilby Street gang has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Javier A. Santiago, who was shot and killed last week outside City Hall.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: December 7, 2011
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