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LAPD gang units dismantled in some high-crime areas (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Police Department has temporarily dismantled anti-gang units in several of its most crime-plagued neighborhoods because officers in those squads refused to comply with a controversial financial disclosure rule that they view as misguided and invasive.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 2, 2011
Multiple Salinas-area agencies aim to curb youth gang violence (Salinas, CA): More than 130 county, city and local school district leaders and community members met Monday to listen in on what San Jose leaders had to say about the creation of a multi-agency approach to fighting youth gang violence.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: February 2, 2011
Judge: Gang injunction won't apply to former member (Indio, CA): A former Indio gang member was exempted Wednesday from the mandates of a recently imposed injunction restricting the activities of known gang members.
Source: KPSP Local 2 News Date: February 2, 2011
New money to combat street violence (Ottawa, ON): The provincial government is chipping in $1.2 million over the next two years to rid Ottawa’s streets of gang violence, as part of a prevention campaign known as the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (PAVIS).
Source: Orleans Star Date: February 2, 2011
Livermore police beef up gang enforcement after spate of incidents (Livermore, CA): Combating an increase in gang-related crimes in the city, Livermore police have stepped up enforcement, which has netted 14 arrests.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 1, 2011
38th Street gang members arrested in federal indictment alleging murder, drug trafficking (Los Angeles, CA): Several dozen members of Los Angeles' 38th Street gang were arrested Tuesday under a federal racketeering indictment alleging that they are responsible for numerous murders and large-scale drug trafficking, as well as impersonating federal agents and using a child as a shooter.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 1, 2011
San Mateo sees rash of gang-related graffiti (San Mateo, CA): Police have beefed up patrols in the 19th Avenue Park area of San Mateo following a rash of gang-related graffiti discovered late Friday night.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: February 1, 2011
Informer strips away gang secrecy (San Francisco, CA): John Mendoza was once a Norteño king, a shot caller in the notorious street gang who commanded such grim respect from San Francisco to San Jose that he could order someone killed with a single phone call.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 31, 2011
Police target gangs (Worcester, MA): Investigators working inside the Police Department’s new gang shooting response team have helped close several cases so far, resulting in 13 known gang members being charged with crimes ranging from assault and gun possession to home invasion and identity theft.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: January 31, 2011
Seven teen gang members arrested (McFarland, CA): Seven teens were arrested Sunday morning after a vehicle spotted driving was positively identified in connection with a drive-by shooting that took place in McFarland.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: January 31, 2011
Community gang initiative targets northwest Rochester (Rochester, MN): Looking to target gang activity in Rochester, the Community Gang Initiative formed in 2008. Now the group of community leaders and organizations has its sights set on northwest Rochester.
Source: Post-Bulletin Date: January 31, 2011
Gang detective shot (Long Beach, CA): A police detective who was shot while patrolling a gang-infested area of central Long Beach was in stable condition on Sunday and was expected to survive, authorities said.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: January 30, 2011
Report: Gangs are now all over (Central Jersey, NJ): A decade of data-gathering, arrests and indictments have not stemmed the tide of gang growth in New Jersey, according to statistics in a new State Police survey.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 30, 2011
S.J. gangs still active, but presence drops (South Jersey, NJ): While criminal street gangs remain active across South Jersey, the number of municipalities in the tri-county area reporting their presence has declined.
Source: Courier-Post Date: January 29, 2011
NRP gets funding boost to fight gangs and guns (Niagara Falls, ON) : Niagara police will get an extra $800,000 to help stay on top of illegal guns, drugs and gangs.
Source: The Niagara Falls Review Date: January 29, 2011
Cory Vallee Suspect in gangland killings could be in Niagara (Niagara, ON): A former St. Catharines man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for two gang-related killings in Vancouver could be hiding out in the Garden City, police say.
Source: The Standard Date: January 29, 2011
Asian gangs' violence felt in Stanislaus County (Modesto, CA): Law enforcement in Stanislaus County focuses a lot of attention on Latino street gangs because of the number of members and the extent of their criminal activities: drug trafficking, robberies and homicides.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 29, 2011
Street crime ACTION team gets boost in funding (Hamilton, ON): Hamilton is among 17 Ontario police services getting a funding increase to help support anti-gang initiatives. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services announced a 41 per cent funding increase through the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (PAVIS) Thursday.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator Date: January 28, 2011
Provincial funding extends life of Ottawa police guns and gangs unit (Ottawa, ON) : The Ottawa Police Service is getting more than $1 million from the province to keep a gang-fighting unit operating for the next two years.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: January 28, 2011
Police make eight arrests after targeting violent drug traffickers (Vancouver, BC) : When Vancouver police asked women in the Downtown Eastside who they most feared, they pointed to the predatory drug dealers who use violence to rule the streets.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 28, 2011
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