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Shifting gang ties pose new challenges for New Bedford police (New Bedford, OR): The city's gang problems were relatively easy to understand just a few years ago. Gang members organized around their neighborhood. It was Monte Park versus United Front, the Latin Kings running drugs in the near North End, or the Ruth Street gang violently protecting its South End turf.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: June 20, 2011
Gang member cuts man's wrist, runs (Stockton, CA): A self-professed gang member approached a man washing his car Sunday morning and cut the man's left wrist before running away, the Stockton Police Department reported Sunday.
Source: The Record Date: June 20, 2011
Kissimmee minister raises alarm about gang violence (Kissimmee, FL): The Rev. Remer Baker Jr. lives in Osceola County, where authorities routinely say nothing about the role of gang violence in deaths, shootings and other crimes. The Sheriff's Office reports 14 gangs with about 620 members living in the unincorporated county outside the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud. Kissimmee reports eight gangs with 74 members. St. Cloud has no documented street gangs.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 20, 2011
Stockton has seen spike in violent crime (Stockton, CA): The lead outreach worker for the City of Stockton's Peacekeeper program said Monday the economy is partly to blame for a recent rise in gang violence.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: June 20, 2011
Gang violence on the decline in Austin (Austin, TX): While the number of gang-related crimes is on the decline in Austin, the number of documented gang members is up, according to statistics from the Austin Police Department.
Source: KXAN News Date: June 20, 2011
Monday Norristown shooting incident believed gang-related (Norristown, PA): A gunman fired shots Monday morning outside a Norristown residence hitting the home’s door and a car parked nearby, and police are investigating what they believe is gang-related violence, according to Norristown police.
Source: The Times Herald Date: June 20, 2011
Teen sentenced for gang-related activity (La Porte, IN): Incriminating Myspace photos led to the sentencing of a La Porte man on charges that include criminal gang activity. Police said Brandon Bernacchi was seen in photos on Myspace wearing gang-type clothes and flashing hand gang signs.
Source: Herald Argus Date: June 20, 2011
Porter County joins federal drug enforcement effort (Valparaiso, IN): Officers from Porter County will be joining a collaborative effort to combat the proliferation of drugs and gang activity after being named a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area by the federal government Monday.
Source: The Times Date: June 20, 2011
San Jose homicide spike forces police to refocus on gangs (San Jose, CA): Just a few hours into the New Year, Lt. Alan Cavallo, the commander of San Jose's homicide detectives, stood in the rain looking down at a 15-year-old boy gunned down by a gangbanger and worried that 2011 could be a bloody year.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 19, 2011
Transnational gangs form alliance with Mexican cartel, becoming more sophisticated in trafficking drugs, guns, people (Los Banos, CA): Evidence is increasing that California prison gangs are forging close relationships with powerful drug-trafficking cartels in Mexico, according to U.S. law enforcement officials and gang experts who say the relationships have moved into a dangerous new area as Mexican cartels and American gangs swap tactical information, share intelligence and exchange techniques to avoid detection.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: June 19, 2011
Four gang-related shootings, stabbing (Manteca, CA): Gang shootings, knifings, and burglaries occurring between 1:52 and 4:59 a.m. Saturday morning kept five Manteca Police officers busy responding to the 911 calls in addition to one Sheriff’s unit being called in for mutual aid.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: June 19, 2011
Tulare County gang-free zone challenged (Tulare County, CA): The gang-free zone, a way for law enforcement officials to fight crime, is being challenged as unconstitutional in Tulare County.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 19, 2011
17-year-old beaten by 10 men in gang feud dies from his injuries (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn teen died from his injuries last night nearly two weeks after he was chased down by a mob of 10 young men who punched, stomped and bashed him with a bicycle, police said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: June 18, 2011
Federal grant comes to youth center's rescue (Charlotte, NC): When county budget cuts shut down the Greenville Neighborhood Center last summer, the transitioning neighborhood just north of uptown felt abandoned.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: June 18, 2011
Rogue informants imperil massive U.S. gang bust (San Francisco, CA): As a paid undercover informant, Jaime Martinez helped federal agents take down the San Francisco chapter of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a violent gang spanning the U.S. and Central America.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: June 18, 2011
Drive-by shooting sends six shots into parked car with six occupants (Manteca, CA): The latest in more than a dozen drive-by shootings this year in Manteca missed its mark, but left a series of six bullet holes in the side of an occupied car parked in the 400 block of Acacia Avenue.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: June 18, 2011
Brooklyn shootout at 'Freaky Friday' party leaves one dead, eight wounded (Brooklyn, NY) : A gang-related gunfight at a "Freaky Friday" house party killed the father of a 2-year-old boy and wounded six others on a Brooklyn street left covered in bodies and blood.
Source: New York Daily News Date: June 18, 2011
Two arrested in Clovis drive-by shooting (Clovis, CA): Two gang members were arrested Saturday morning after a drive-by shooting Friday night in Clovis, the Clovis Police Department said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 18, 2011
Grant helps fight gang crime (Monroe, LA): Local law enforcement agencies could soon see federal assistance in the fight against gang violence. This week, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana announced the availability of nearly $85,000 in Project Safe Neighborhoods grants.
Source: The News Star Date: June 17, 2011
Gang violence 'red hot' with kids out of school (Portland, OR): Portland police are getting help from a group of volunteer outreach workers to help deal with the city’s spike in gang violence, as gunfire erupted three times Saturday.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: June 17, 2011
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