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Gang-related homicides declining in Alberta (Edmonton, AB): The number of gang-related homicides in Alberta declined from a high of 35 in 2008 to 11 last year, part of an overall decrease in that category of crime detailed in a widesweeping Statistics Canada report released Wednesday.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: October 27, 2011
Gang violence being fuelled by prohibition on pot: report (Vancouver, BC): A new coalition of B.C. health, academic and law enforcement experts is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, saying existing laws only drive the billion-dollar industry underground and fuel gang violence.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 27, 2011
Homicide rate No. 2 in country (Saskatoon, SK): Canada's homicide rate reached its lowest level in more than four decades last year, as fewer people died in gang slayings and guns killed fewer people in this country, newly released data shows. The report showed just 94 killings were attributed to gang activity in 2010, 30 fewer than the previous year and the second year in a row homicides in this category have declined after reaching a high of 138 in 2008.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: October 27, 2011
Parolee dies two days after street shooting (Chicago, IL): A South Side man died this morning, two days after gunmen emerged from a gangway in the Englewood neighborhood and shot him in the head, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 27, 2011
Trial of gang member begins (Santa Maria, CA): The trial of a man accused of shooting at Santa Maria Police officers from a car involved in a chase through town two years ago began Wednesday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: October 27, 2011
Witness says accused gang leader beat him (Bunnell, FL): Ritchie Bien-Aime testified Wednesday that he didn't think there were any hard feelings after he turned down Brandon Washington's offer to join the Flagler County Bloods gang.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: October 27, 2011
FBI's newest gang threat: Insane Clown Posse fans (Washington, DC): The FBI considers the fans of shticky rap group Insane Clown Posse to represent a threat on par with the Crips, Bloods, and Aryan Brotherhood, according to its annual report on gang activity.
Source: Wired Date: October 27, 2011
Schenectady man guilty of murder (Schenectady, NY): A parolee who prosecutors say boasted on a taped recording of being a high-ranking member of the Bloods faces between 52 years to life in prison after being convicted of multiple felonies related to a fatal shooting and a violent home invasion that occurred nine days apart in 2009.
Source: Times Union Date: October 27, 2011
Four Fort Defiance men injured in fight (Fort Defiance, AZ): A fight suspected to be gang-related has sent four Fort Defiance men to area hospitals for everything from stab wounds to head injuries.
Source: Navajo Times Date: October 27, 2011
Toppenish gang member gets 90-plus years for '09 shooting death (Toppenish, WA): Amid heavy security, a Toppenish gang member was sentenced Thursday to more than 90 years in prison for the 2009 shooting death of a rival gang member. Fabian Arredondo's sentence of 1,083 months is among the stiffest ever handed down in Yakima County Superior Court, stemming in part from tough new gang enhancements passed by the Legislature three years ago.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 27, 2011
'Cool down' operation launched after last weekend's gang violence leads to four arrests, Portland police say (Portland, OR): After last week's fatal shooting of 25-year-old Deandre Clark that caused two retaliatory shootings in two days, Portland police stepped up patrols and launched a "cool down" operation targeting known gang spots in the city. Officials announced Thursday that four "known gang members and associates" were arrested early Tuesday morning as part of that effort.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 27, 2011
Richmond city manager declares City Hall violence debacle resolved (Richmond, CA): It was a failure to work together that led to last week's embarrassing row between city workers and police investigating a gang fight at Richmond City Hall, an apologetic city manager said this week.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 27, 2011
Seven arrested in sweep targeting violent Pico Rivera street gang (Pico Rivera, CA): Deputies arrested seven people early Wednesday during a sweep targeting a violent street gang believed to be responsible for three shootings this month, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: October 27, 2011
Fayette police say N.C. man arrested with stolen car has gang affiliation (Charleston, WV): Fayette County police arrested a North Carolina man who they said was driving a stolen vehicle and has street gang affiliations.
Source: The Charleston Gazette Date: October 27, 2011
Police believe homicide in Cambrian Park was probably gang-related (San Jose, CA): San Jose City Councilman Don Rocha met with members of the Mayor's Gang Task Force on Oct. 20 to discuss the death of Hanzel Perez Saucedo in District 9 on Oct. 17.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 27, 2011
Four Portland gang members arrested, not named as suspects in recent shootings (Portland, OR): Four men believed to be known gang members and associates were arrested following a traffic stop in NE Portland early Tuesday morning.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: October 27, 2011
Watsonville gang member to be sentenced in gun incident (Santa Cruz, CA): A 25-year-old Watsonville gang member pleaded guilty this week to illegal gun possession and other charges after police saw him try to ditch an unregistered handgun in Ramsay Park in August.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: October 27, 2011
Two North Side gang members sentenced to prison (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal judge has sentenced two North Side gang members as part of a continuing effort to reduce gang violence in Pittsburgh.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: October 27, 2011
Violent Youth: The history of gangs in the U.S. (Macon, GA): The reference to gangs in history can be traced all the way back to the Romans, but the uprising didn’t begin in America until after the Revolutionary War. The 1780s brought the first wave of immigrants, but it was the second younger wave in the 1800s and 1900s where gangs became a more serious problem.
Source: FOX 24 News Date: October 27, 2011
Gang Unit focusing on longer investigations (Albany, GA): In an update on the battle against gangs in Albany, officials said the focus has shifted to long-term investigations rather than quick arrests. "We plan on working on the long-term investigations to make an impact," Gang Unit Investigator Roosevelt Kearney said at the noon Thursday Gang Task Force meeting. "We will be going after gangs as corrupt organizations."
Source: The Albany Herald Date: October 27, 2011
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