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Gang violence near campus not a threat, experts say (Los Angeles, CA): Given USC’s location in downtown Los Angeles, crime can seem almost inevitable, especially when there are two gangs operating within miles of campus. These groups are active and potentially dangerous, but their threat doesn’t extend to the USC campus, experts say.
Source: Daily Trojan Date: January 25, 2011
Weekend operation nets 21 arrests in Tulare County (Tulare County, CA): After a rash of gang-related shootings, gang suppression units countywide say they are taking a zero-tolerance approach to gang violence.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 25, 2011
Drug Bureau: Cartel activity increases in Oklahoma (Edmond, OK): Mexican cartel-related activity is increasing in Oklahoma, a prominent drug distribution hub along with several other states near the border, an official said.
Source: The Edmond Sun Date: January 25, 2011
Lawyer argues against Hard 50 for teen (Wichita, KS): Rogelio Soto Jr. was not an adult on the night Arturo Moreno was stabbed to death, so he should not be given an adult sentence for his part in the crime, his defense attorney argued on Monday.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: January 25, 2011
Lowell receives $350G anti-gang grant (Lowell, MA): Lowell is set to receive a $350,000 state grant this year to combat gang violence with innovative community-based programs. The money will be awarded as a Shannon Grant, an anti-gang and youth-violence prevention program popular with local police.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: January 25, 2011
Four gang members arrested on conspiracy charges (Merced, CA): Four men arrested last week in central Merced were trying to help a wanted gang member avoid arrest, the Merced Police Department said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 25, 2011
Anti-gang summit report presented to council (Prince George, BC): The summary report on the Prince George Gang Crime Summit was presented to city council on Monday. The report, based on a public consultation session during the two-day summit in November, is just a first step, according to city social development manager Chris Bone.
Source: Prince George Free Press Date: January 25, 2011
Sioux Falls Police investigate gang-related graffiti (Sioux Falls, SD): Police in Sioux Falls are looking into a possible rise in gang activity. That is after several vandalism reports around town they believe are connected. The police received 12 calls in the last two nights of spray paint on buildings and one car.
Source: KSFY News Date: January 25, 2011
Police: Bethlehem crime wave connected to young Bloods (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem police said they've cracked a rash of violent armed robberies and burglaries committed by a younger branch of the Bloods to finance the gang.
Source: The Morning Call Date: January 25, 2011
Gang members facing charges (Kamloops, BC): Seven men being charged with first degree murder in gang-related deaths are apparently members of the U-N gang.
Source: CFJC TV7 News Date: January 25, 2011
Two arrested on drug charges (Wichita Falls, TX): Two suspects were arrested Saturday afternoon, one of whom is a known Wichita Falls gang member, according to city police.
Source: Time Record News Date: January 25, 2011
Officer: Black, Latino gang violence to grow (Durham, NC): Last year's murder of Bernardo Medina Ponce, an Hispanic man, was a racially motivated attack, according to Durham County Assistant District Attorney Theresa K. Pressley.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: January 25, 2011
Washington Heights has violent start to new year (New York, NY): Washington Heights has had as many homicides this month as it had during the entire year of 2009. Three young men have been killed in the last three weeks.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: January 24, 2011
Richmond Hill parents angry school accused sons of being in gang (Richmond Hill, GA): Parents of some Richmond Hill High School students are upset about how they feel school administrators conducted an investigation into possible gang activity at the school.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: January 24, 2011
Cartels a cause of Valley's street-gang effect, cops say (McAllen, TX): Local street and prison gangs are more dangerous than Mexican cartels to the people of Hidalgo County, Sheriff Lupe Treviño said. The county’s top cop cites a disparity in local crime statistics as the basis for his argument.
Source: The Monitor Date: January 24, 2011
Feds indict 15 reputed gang members in NJ (Newark, NJ): Federal authorities in New Jersey have indicted 15 reputed members of the Bloods street gang for racketeering.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 24, 2011
Portland police investigate fatal gang shooting outside strip club (Portland, OR): While out celebrating his 24th birthday with his brothers and girlfriend, Deon Moisan was shot five times in the chest outside a Northeast Portland strip club and died early Monday morning.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 24, 2011
Officials say violence by young teens unusual in the county (Santa Cruz, CA): Growing up too fast can have long-term consequences for young people in gangs. Two teens were recently sentenced for facilitating the murder of a man on the Pajaro River levee when they were just 12 and 14 years old, and both had started hanging out with gang members when they were just 10 and 12, authorities say.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 24, 2011
Gilroy Police arrest seven suspected Norteno gang members (Gilroy, CA): Gilroy police arrested seven suspected members of the Norteno gang over the last three days. Monday morning, detectives arrested Jesus Gonzalez, 22, for possession for sale of methamphetamine and possession for sale of marijuana after serving a search warrant in the 200 block of Gurries Drive, according to police.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: January 24, 2011
Local agency sheds light on elementary school gang violence (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Some people concerned about gang violence locally got together Monday night in hopes of coming up with some solutions.
Source: KSBY News Date: January 24, 2011
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