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Early morning gang sweep in LA county (Los Angeles, CA) : Hundreds of police officers, dozens of undercover agents and a handful of agencies brings in more than 100 arrests of local suspected gang members.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles Date: April 28, 2011
Zetas drug gang uses Dallas as hub in growing empire, authorities say (Dallas, TX) : A shadowy Mexican drug gang that sprang from the Texas-Mexico border region just a dozen years ago has made North Texas a key hub in a criminal enterprise that now extends through Central America and into Colombia, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: April 28, 2011
U.S. senator joins fight against gang violence (Portland, OR): A U.S. senator is joining the effort to fight gang violence in Portland. Sen. Ron Wyden says next year’s proposed budget calls for cutting local law enforcement by 24 percent -- a reduction that he says can’t happen when funding is needed for gang enforcement and outreach programs.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: April 28, 2011
Man wounded in drive-by gang shooting in Pasco (Pasco, WA): Police say a drive-by shooting that wounded a man in Pasco is gang-related.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: April 28, 2011
More than 50 people arrest in Lompoc's major gang and drug investigation (Lompoc, CA): Dozens of people are behind bars after a huge drug and gang investigation in Lompoc. It's called "Operation Lights Out." The six month-long investigation targeted a gang suspected of distributing meth and cocaine in the Lompoc Valley.
Source: KSBY News Date: April 28, 2011
Operation Pirate Town nets more than 70 suspected gang members in Harbor area (Los Angeles, CA): Police and federal agents descended on neighborhoods in the Harbor Gateway and Wilmington area of Los Angeles early Thursday, arresting dozens of reputed gang members and their associates in a raid targeting illegal weapons and drug dealing by local gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 28, 2011
Deputies struggle to keep local kids out of gangs (Panama City, FL): You probably drive by the billboards everyday and pay no attention. The billboards read: "Gangs Want Your Kids." But is there a really gang problem in Bay County?
Source: WJHG NewsChannel 7 Date: April 28, 2011
DCSS police update Gang Task Force (Albany, GA): As summer approaches a serious concern is whether or not young gang members will be coming out of schools and into the streets. On Thursday Dougherty County School Police gave the Gang Task Force an update on their efforts.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: April 28, 2011
Community celebrates opening of second gang prevention center in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City, OK) : When Darvee Lovan, 17, first started hanging out with Oklahoma City police officers at a gang prevention center in the northeast part of the city, he hadn't attended school since the seventh grade.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: April 27, 2011
St. Paul police try new tack to thwart gang initiation (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police gang investigators had been tracking violence involving the 18th Street gang for more than a year when new information deepened their resolve: 11 girls were to be "jumped in" to the gang April 18.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: April 27, 2011
Feds slam 13 Bricktown street gang members with RICO charges (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse police and federal prosecutors have targeted a Syracuse street gang that they connect with a previously unsolved homicide and in the shooting death of a toddler.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: April 27, 2011
18th Street gang case working its way through court (Greeley, CO): Five members of a Greeley gang indicted in March by the Weld County Grand Jury remain in jail awaiting attorneys to sort through roughly 6,000 pages of documents on the case.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: April 27, 2011
Gang activity on rise in Cumberland (Gettysburg, PA): The chief of the Cumberland Township Police Department warned officials and citizens this week that gang activity is on the rise in the municipality.
Source: Gettysburg Times Date: April 27, 2011
Clubs not seeing any gang activity (Calgary, AB): Nightclub owners say they're not seeing the gang activity in Banff that police are concerned about in the wake of Calgary officers cracking down on organized criminals hanging out in city bars.
Source: The Banff Crag & Canyon Date: April 27, 2011
Tulare police arrest three as part of gang sweep (Tulare, CA): A traffic stop and foot chase ended with three arrests of suspected gang members, part of a Tulare police crackdown over the weekend, police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 26, 2011
Boy who shot teens in a gang, police say (Wichita, KS): A 15-year-old gang member, unhappy with whom his sister was dating, is accused of taking his rifle to their bedroom and firing a shot at the couple in bed early Sunday morning, police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: April 26, 2011
Drive-by shootings minutes apart in Plainfield kindle gang violence concerns (Plainfield, NJ): A pair of shooting incidents 15 minutes apart Monday evening are stoking concerns that a simmering feud between two warring gang sets could be primed to reignite, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Courier News Date: April 26, 2011
Toppenish gang violence down 50% (Toppenish, WA): The KIMA crime tracker uncovered positive news in the fight against gangs. In the first four months of last year there were 82 gang-related crimes in Toppenish, but this year, it's been slashed to 43.
Source: KIMA News Date: April 26, 2011
Gang activity heating up (Sacramento, CA): "It is very hot on the streets." "It has heated up." "It is on the rise." These are the words of cops whose specialty is dealing with gangs, and they say the violence has erupted just within the past couple of weeks.
Source: FOX 40 News Date: April 26, 2011
Man, 20, wounded in gang-related shooting in Bayview (Bayview, CA) : A 20-year-old man was critically wounded in a gang-fueled shooting in the Bayview on Monday, police said. The victim was shot in the shoulder after being asked which gang he belonged to in the 1400 block of Keith Street around 10:30 p.m., police Officer Albie Esparza said.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: April 26, 2011
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