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Citizen Police Academy: The gangs of Newark (Newark, CA): Gangs are more than the graffiti on the wall. Gangs are a culture of drugs and alcohol, violence, intimidation and retaliation. That’s what Det. Shannon Todd and Det. Lisa Schwerin of the Newark Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team taught the Citizen Police Academy last Wednesday.
Source: NewarkPatch Date: October 26, 2011
Two gang members plead guilty (Watsonville, CA) : Two Watsonville gang members arrested for gun charges in separate cases earlier this year each pleaded guilty this week and will be sentenced to state prison, the District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: October 26, 2011
Two more arrested in North Side homicide, police say (Madison, WI): Two more people have been arrested on tentative homicide charges in the Oct. 20 ambush-style, gang-related shooting death of a 20-year-old Madison man on the city's North Side, police said.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: October 26, 2011
Funding cuts threaten Yonkers' Operation SNUG, anti-gun program for at-risk youths (Yonkers, NY): Hanif Walker used to boast about being the first member of the Bloods street gang from Yonkers. That was before he got locked up for 13 years on a slew of charges, including assault, firearm possession and drug trafficking.
Source: The Journal News Date: October 25, 2011
FBI: Gang violence grows in Charlotte, nation (Charlotte, NC): A new study by the FBI shows gang violence in Charlotte and across the nation is growing. The study estimates that 50 percent of all violent crime is the result of gang-related activity.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: October 25, 2011
Law enforcement keeps eye on gangs; has minimal encounters with such crime (Princeton, WV): Mercer and McDowell counties are listed among eight West Virginia counties with the highest numbers of gang activity, according a report on gang violence recently released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph Date: October 25, 2011
Murder charge approved in fatal gang shooting (Des Plaines, IL): Charges against a 16-year-old Des Plaines boy accused of killing a rival gang member this summer have been upgraded to first-degree murder, Des Plaines authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 25, 2011
Teen shot to death by another teen (Los Angeles, CA): Two detectives arrested a 16-year-old boy under the 3rd Street Tunnel just moments after he shot a rival gang member yesterday afternoon. The victim was also 16 years old and was shot multiple times in the torso.
Source: The Van Nuys News Press Date: October 25, 2011
Three gang members, driver arrested in brutal machete death of Elizabeth man (Elizabeth, NJ): Three gang members and their alleged getaway driver were arrested and charged Monday in the brutal machete murder of an Elizabeth man last October, the Union County prosecutor's office said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 25, 2011
FBI says local street gangs growing in numbers and violence (Plant City, FL): There are now more than 15,000 recognized street gang members in Tampa Bay, according to the FBI's National Gang Threat Assessment. Polk County tops the local list with 5583 known members, according to statistics released by the FBI.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News Date: October 25, 2011
Gang activity drops in Asheville despite national increase (Asheville, NC): While the number of gang members increased nationally, authorities report gang activity is decreasing in Western North Carolina. City police Sgt. Mike Lamb said there are 81 gangs with 735 members in the metro Asheville area, which includes Buncombe and surrounding counties.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: October 25, 2011
Gang members were looking for anyone to shoot (St. Charles Township, IL): Cradling a white plastic foam head on the witness stand, Aurora police officer Jason Shettles used a pen to mark three bullet wounds near the left temple. These are the wounds Shettles noticed on Cedric Foster when he found him dead on March 18, 2007.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: October 25, 2011
Gang member arrested after trying to smash windows of local nightclub (Middletown, CT): Two weeks after being arrested for assault an admitted gang member was busted for attempting to smash the windows of a local bar.
Source: The Middletown Press Date: October 25, 2011
Bedford County's Sheriff confirms gang activity in county (Bedford County, VA): Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown is the latest top cop to confirm that national street gangs have infiltrated his territory. Brown won approval from the county's Board of Supervisors on Monday night, to hire two full-time gang investigators for the sheriff's office.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: October 25, 2011
Ottawa gangs recruiting 10-year-olds (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa's gangs are recruiting children as young as 10 years old, according to studies revealed by Ottawa police. Police, youth gang experts and members of the community all expressed concern Monday evening at Ben Franklin Place in south Ottawa.
Source: CBC News Date: October 25, 2011
Man acquitted in case of using rap videos to recruit gang members (Bartow, FL): A jury Tuesday acquitted a 29-year-old Auburndale man who was accused of using an online rap video to advertise a local gang. Florida law allows people to be charged criminally if they are promoting gang activity, and Daniel "Lucky" Barajas' trial was the first of its kind in Polk County.
Source: The Ledger Date: October 25, 2011
Inmates speak to students about gang life (Albany, GA): One inmate calls it scarier than a haunted house. The Dougherty County Jail. Two inmates spoke with Turner Elementary School students, and when they asked the kids if they were asked to join a gang before, more than a dozen raised their hand.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: October 25, 2011
Man pleads to firing shots at Stafford party (Stafford County, VA): A man who fired several shots at a large teen party in Stafford County earlier this year pleaded guilty to two charges Tuesday.
Source: The Free Lance-Star Date: October 25, 2011
Andrew Lopez confesses to murder of Zurana Horton in Brooklyn shooting (Brooklyn, NY) : An 18-year old male confessed to the gang related murder of a Brooklyn mother who tried to protect a group of school children from harm by shielding them.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: October 25, 2011
Prison stayed in gang-related drug case (Mankato, MN): A man who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and committing a crime to benefit a gang had a 27-month prison term stayed when he was sentenced Tuesday.
Source: The Free Press Date: October 25, 2011
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