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Columbia sees spike in gang-related crimes (Columbia, MO): When Douglass High School student Alonzo Stevens was arrested Jan. 25 in connection with two earlier shootings, the Columbia Police Department suspected gang activity.
Source: The Maneater Date: February 8, 2011
Court examines restrictions on Ogden Trece gang (Ogden, UT): Utah’s first gang injunction moved closer to trial Tuesday, with defense attorneys arguing their clients’ rights are being violated and prosecutors claiming the defendants retain plenty of freedom.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 8, 2011
'Valadez law' not as tough on armed gang-bangers as advertised (Chicago, IL): In the wake of a Chicago Police officer’s murder in 2009, Gov. Quinn signed a law to get tough on armed street gang members.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 8, 2011
34 linked to gangs prosecuted in Winnebago County (Rockford, IL): The Winnebago County state’s attorney’s office last year prosecuted 34 people with gang affiliations who were sentenced to a combined 383 years in prison.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: February 8, 2011
11 Austin-area gang members nabbed in drug bust, officials say (Austin, TX): Law enforcement officials said Tuesday that 11 Austin-area Texas Syndicate gang members have been arrested after a yearlong investigation into the state prison gang.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: February 8, 2011
Gangland in SW Florida (Fort Myers, FL): On the surface, it's just spray paint scribbles on the back of a manufactured home in Immokalee. But look closer and you'll see turf wars played out in red and blue paint. Gangs slash out one another's symbols, guns blast and obscenities blare from the weathered aluminum.
Source: The News-Press Date: February 7, 2011
Latin Kings gang leader pleads guilty in racketeering case (Baltimore, MD): Brandon Smith, a/k/a Little One and King Little One, pleaded guilty today in Baltimore to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member and leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, according to a report obtained by the Organized Crime Committee of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.
Source: Examiner Date: February 7, 2011
Asian Boyz gang leader had role in eight 1990s killings (Los Angeles, CA): A former leader of a gang known as the Asian Boyz, who fled to the Philippines for 10 years after playing a part in the deaths of eight people in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, should be convicted of murder and other felonies, a prosecutor told a jury today.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 7, 2011
Huntsville Police educates community on gang activity (Huntsville, AL): Huntsville Police show showed WHNT NEWS 19 the indicators. The bling, weapons, and even bandanas are out there. All suggest gang activity exists in the Rocket City.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19 Date: February 7, 2011
'Enough is Enough' worried about another possibly gang-related murder in Fort Pierce as three detectives investigate (Fort Pierce, FL): Three police detectives now are assigned to the latest possibly gang-related murder that is unnerving residents. It is the second such day since Nov. 14, when three people died in separate incidents.
Source: TCPalm Date: February 7, 2011
Whatcom County officials alarmed over increasing gang activity (Bellingham, WA) : On Jan. 13, Texas Street residents reported shots fired from a maroon Ford Taurus toward a group of people standing on the street. One person from that group returned fire. No one was hit in the exchange.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: February 6, 2011
As Somali gangs evolve, so does enforcement (Minneapolis, MN): The girl was 12 when the gangsters told her the rule: They would sell her for sex to men outside the gang, but members of the Somali Outlaws or the Somali Mafia would use her for free.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 6, 2011
Driver wounded in Oak Street hit (Vancouver, BC): A 30-year-old North Vancouver man with gang ties is in hospital recovering from injuries sustained Saturday morning during a gangland shooting in a quiet neighbourhood in Vancouver's west side.
Source: The Province Date: February 6, 2011
Chandler teen arrested in connection with gang shooting (Chandler, AZ): Gang violence erupted in Chandler on Saturday as a gang member, 15, fired multiple shots at a member of another gang on Erie Street near Arizona Avenue, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: February 6, 2011
Witnesses tell police deadly fight on Avenue D was gang-related (Fort Pierce, FL): An early Saturday morning melee at the intersection of Avenue D and North 11th Street that resulted in the shooting death of a woman and the wounding of a man involved rival gangs, a crowd of about 50, several guns and at least one shot-up car, according to witnesses cited in the arrest affidavit of the murder suspect.
Source: TC Palm Date: February 6, 2011
Girls move up in gang world (Victorville, CA): Drive-bys, drug sales, stealing cars, tagging and murder. What was once a mainly male-dominated area of the gang world has been opening up to more and more women and girls.
Source: The Daily Press Date: February 6, 2011
Keeping girls out of gangs (Victorville, CA): As more and more girls and women are taking active roles in violent, male-dominated street gangs, experts agree parents and especially father figures are important components to keeping girls out of the lifestyle.
Source: The Daily Press Date: February 6, 2011
Gang officer sees progress (Oceanside, CA): One of Lt. Valencia Saadat's biggest worries last week was tracking down the gang members who tagged Balderrama Park and caused $10,000 worth of damage.
Source: North County Times Date: February 6, 2011
California gang leader sentenced to life in prison for distributing PCP (Los Angeles, CA): The leader of a South Los Angeles street gang, who was convicted of organizing and leading a wide-ranging conspiracy to manufacture and distribute large quantities of the drug phencyclidine—better known as PCP—was sentenced today to life without parole in federal prison.
Source: 7thSpace Interactive Date: February 5, 2011
Police seek help tracking gang graffiti (Medford, OR): A recent spike in gang graffiti has Medford police seeking the public's help in identifying problem areas and people in the city.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: February 5, 2011
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