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King County taps $1.4 million to combat Latino gang war (Seattle, WA): Facing a surge in gang violence, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Tuesday that $1.4 million from a law-enforcement emergency fund will be immediately tapped to combat the war erupting between rival Latino gangs in South King County.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: August 30, 2011
Four Bradenton gang members face prison time (Bradenton, FL): Four members of the Brown Pride Locos street gang face prison time after successful prosecutions by the Florida attorney general's office.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: August 30, 2011
Man shot while sitting on porch in SE Okla. City (Oklahoma City, OK): A shooting that injured a man on the southeast side of the city may be gang-related, according to police. According to witnesses, a man and his girlfriend were sitting on the back porch when a man approached and shouted the name of a local gang.
Source: KOCO 5 News Date: August 29, 2011
Men who say they quit gangs say suit stops them from preaching for change (Chicago, IL): Oscar Sanchez said he has encouraged members of the Latin Kings to quit since he found religion and left the gang in 2009. But Sanchez said he and others are being unfairly branded as gang members in a lawsuit filed last year by the Kane County state’s attorney’s office on behalf of the city of Elgin.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 29, 2011
Stanislaus gang charges go a new route (Stanislaus County, CA): Stanislaus County prosecutors chose a rarely used legal tactic to charge eight Norteño gang members accused of three takeover-style armed robberies two years ago.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: August 29, 2011
Gang murder happens after federal gang cops pack, go home (San Jose, CA): The San Jose Police department recently sent two Federal ICE agents packing. The agents were in town to assist with gang suppression but the Police department determined they were no longer needed because no gang related deaths occurred while they were here.
Source: KLIV News Date: August 29, 2011
Attorney General looks into Kennewick's gang prevention (Kennewick, WA): "We got a growing gang problem across our state," says Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, during his ride along with eight detectives from the Criminal Apprehension Unit. A unit of six Kennewick Police Detectives, a Sergeant and Corporal who patrol the streets at night.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: August 29, 2011
Shooting Saturday adds to spike in summer crime in Paso Robles (Paso Robles, CA): Another shooting in Paso Robles Saturday added to a spike in the city's violent crime; it was at least the fifth in two months.
Source: KSBY News Date: August 29, 2011
Des Moines police investigate drive-by shooting (Des Moines, IA): Police responded to a drive-by-shooting at the residence of a known gang member. Known gang member Felipe Torres lives at the residence with his mother, sister, girlfriend and 9-month old child, police said.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: August 29, 2011
Kelowna RCMP seeks more forces to fight growing gang problem (Kelowna, BC): Kelowna RCMP say they need reinforcements to combat a rise in gang and drug activity – with the public shooting death of Red Scorpions leader Jonathan Bacon being the most recent and most violent example.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: August 28, 2011
Two brothers gunned down, but debate still swirls around KST (Framingham, MA) : When it comes to KST, the nature of the group depends on who's talking. The mother of a Framingham man recently gunned down and some neighborhood residents say that Kendall Street Team was just a crew of local children and teens who coined the term as a point of local pride, with no official membership and some driven to drug-dealing and other crimes simply because of financial hardship.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News Date: August 28, 2011
Two dead in separate gang-related shootings in South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police investigating the death of a 19-year-old man in the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts early Sunday heard gunfire and discovered a second shooting victim slumped in a car a few blocks away.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 28, 2011
Gangs, murders, bad maps plague Hobbema (Hobbema, AB): When it comes to homicide, Edmonton has nothing on Hobbema. Edmonton’s homicide rate, notorious at 35 so far in 2011, is dwarfed by the murders at the troubled aboriginal community an hour south of Edmonton.
Source: Edmonton Sun Date: August 28, 2011
Largo PD cracks down on local gangs (Largo, FL): Police turned their attention to gang activity in the city of Largo during a detail on Aug. 16-19, making 16 arrests and confiscating drugs, firearms, ammunition and stolen property.
Source: Tampa Bay Newspapers Date: August 28, 2011
Gangs problems seen beyond Greenville's Westside (Greenville, SC): Attention has been focused on the Westside since two shootings injured 10 people at a club and convenience store, but residents said persistent violence in other Greenville neighborhoods also warrant special attention from deputies.
Source: The Greenville News Date: August 28, 2011
Officials: White gang crimes on the rise (San Bernardino County, CA): Authorities have seen a disturbing side effect to the recent incarceration and conviction of Hispanic gang members in the Victor Valley: A rise in crimes committed by white gangs.
Source: The Daily Press Date: August 27, 2011
Walking the line among city's gangs (Pasadena, CA): Ricky Pickens walks a fine line between city officials and some of the city's toughest gang members. Pickens' balancing act is part of his role as director of intervention and prevention of the Flintridge Center in Northwest Pasadena.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: August 27, 2011
Chicago gang rivals band together to control neighborhood drug trade (Chicago, IL): Surprisingly, it’s not one of Chicago’s behemoth gangs that controls the market here on the West Side. Instead, members of rival gangs — the Four Corner Hustlers, the Unknown Vice Lords, the Conservative Vice Lords, the Gangster Disciples and the New Breeds — sell drugs under the banner Syndicate Four.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 27, 2011
Arrests point to spike in Medford drug activity (Medford, OR): Medford drug cops seized drugs and handguns this week from alleged gang members suspected of dealing methamphetamine and heroin near North Medford High School.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: August 27, 2011
Drug suspect alleged to have gang ties (Salisbury, MD): A Salisbury man who identified himself as a gang member is facing narcotics charges after a recent investigation by the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force.
Source: The Daily Times Date: August 27, 2011
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