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Three Nashua residents arrested in national gang sweep (Nashua, NH): Three Nashua residents were reportedly among the more than 700 people that federal, state and local police arrested over the past fortnight in one of the country’s largest-ever sweeps targeting street gangs.
Source: The Telegraph Date: March 3, 2011
Gang injunctions to be filed soon (Santa Barbara, CA): In a matter of weeks, the City of Santa Barbara is expected to file civil injunctions against 25 to 30 known adult gang members, which will bar them from associating with fellow gang members and setting foot in certain parts of town, as part of the city’s escalating enforcement effort in response to gang violence.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: March 3, 2011
Woodstock Police Service urges anti-gang bylaw (Woodstock, ON): The Woodstock Police Service is taking proactive measures to stop organized crime from getting a foothold in the Friendly City.
Source: Sentinel-Review Date: March 3, 2011
20 charged in Yonkers drug sweep (Yonkers, NY): Twenty people suspected of being street- to mid-level drug dealers, including a man charged in a July 6, 2010, west side double murder, are charged in arrest warrants with selling drugs to undercover narcotics agents in Yonkers, police announced Wednesday at a news conference.
Source: The Journal News Date: March 3, 2011
SF police respond to Mission gang violence surge (San Francisco, CA) : Police beefed up enforcement in San Francisco's Mission District on Thursday in response to a burst of stabbings and shootings that investigators blame on the long-running rivalry between the Norteños and Sureños street gangs.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 3, 2011
Latin King rules: Pay dues, carry guns (Chicago, IL): On the surface it reads like a rule book for a kids' club, filled with misspelled words and calling for dues and loyalty. But the dues were for funerals and loyalty demanded they carry handguns.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 3, 2011
Federal appeals court upholds convictions of Syracuse gang members under federal racketeering law (Syracuse, NY): A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of five members of the Elk Block street gang in Syracuse — the second gang prosecuted under a law designed to combat organized crime.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: March 3, 2011
Burlco sheriff applies for three-year grant to fund anti-gang project (Burlington County, NJ): Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield has applied for a three-year $750,000 federal grant to fund a comprehensive anti-gang project, it was announced Wednesday.
Source: Courier Post-Online Date: March 3, 2011
Police use Facebook to nab gang bangers (Montgomery County, MD): Social networking sites like Facebook have proven popular for talking to friends and meeting people. Now, police in Montgomery County say it's also one of their newest tools in gaining crucial information on area gang activity.
Source: WUSA 9 News Date: March 3, 2011
Attorney general sets sights on curbing gangs (Tacoma, WA): There is a moment crystallized in Attorney General Rob McKenna's memory when he first realized that Washington had a gang problem.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 2, 2011
Salinas' Rancho Cielo earns $1.1 million grant (Salinas, CA): Victor Barboza may never meet Hilda Solis, but their lives intersected Tuesday when Solis, the U.S. secretary of labor, announced that Rancho Cielo Youth Campus, where Barboza is enrolled, is the recipient of a $1.1 million grant.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: March 2, 2011
CE arrests Juárez gang member (El Paso, TX): A member of a Juárez street gang was one of three people arrested in El Paso during a nationwide gang crackdown by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency spokes man said.
Source: El Paso Times Date: March 2, 2011
Cops’ bill would make criminals, not crime, pay (Elgin, IL): Legislation that two Elgin police officers helped draft will come before state lawmakers later this week. Lt. Jeff Adam and Officer Chris Jensen are the force behind House Bill 1258, which, on top of other penalties associated with such crimes, would fine those convicted or placed on supervision for delivering or manufacturing cannabis, controlled substances or methamphetamine for costs associated with their arrest.
Source: The Courier-News Date: March 2, 2011
Three arrested for alleged gang-related Lodi shooting (Lodi, CA): Three men have been arrested by Lodi police in connection with a gang-related shooting Tuesday afternoon, according to Lodi Detective Eric Bradley.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: March 2, 2011
No ruling issued on Oakland gang injunction (Oakland, CA): An Alameda County judge still has not decided on whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would prevent 40 suspected gang members from gathering in an east Oakland neighborhood.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 2, 2011
City addresses explosion of gang violence in SF's Mission District (San Francisco, CA) : A police sergeant working the streets of San Francisco told KTVU Wednesday night there's no doubt that gang tension is on the rise in the Mission District.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: March 2, 2011
Four arrested in apparent gang retaliation arson (Salt Lake City, UT): Two men have been charged in what police are calling a gang-related stabbing of a Randolph man at South Shore Plaza in Braintree.
Source: Deseret News Date: March 2, 2011
Sacramento Police Department starts Ceasefire program to decrease gang violence (Sacramento, CA): "Stop the violence now" is the message the Sacramento Police Department hopes to get across to the communities of Sacramento that are most impacted by gang violence through its "Ceasefire" program.
Source: Sacramento Press Date: March 2, 2011
Cops patrol social networking sites for gang activity (Chicago, IL): Search for the Latin Kings on Facebook and you’ll find thousands who "Like" the pages that come up in the results. Gang members are among the more than 500 million active Facebook users giving law enforcement agencies new challenges to deal with – and new opportunities.
Source: Medill Reports Date: March 2, 2011
Residents worried about 'brewing' gang problem in Socastee neighborhood (Socastee, SC): Graffiti marking the entrance of a small community in Socastee has some residents worried they could have a gang problem on their hands, adding to what they call a 'violence problem.'
Source: WMBF News Date: March 2, 2011
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