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Legal debate entangles Facebook, juror, alleged gang members (Sacramento, CA): A Northern California criminal defense attorney has taken up the cause of a juror whose Facebook postings have put him in a legal wedge between lawyers for the social networking giant and lawyers for reputed members of a street gang.
Source: Technorati Date: January 19, 2011
Plainfield gang member sentenced in near-fatal stabbing (Elizabeth, NJ): A confirmed high-ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang has been sentenced to 50 years in state prison, said First Assistant Union County Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr.
Source: Courier News Date: January 19, 2011
Four months after DEA's "Operation Greedy Grove" drugs and gang sweep, a guilty plea (Dallas, TX): Back in September, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it had arrested several alleged members of "violent local street gangs," which included the Highland Hills Posse and the NFL Boyz.
Source: Dallas Observer Date: January 19, 2011
Feds arrest 13 suspected gang members, associates following increased Plainfield violence (Plainfield, NJ): Federal authorities have been rounding up alleged members and associates of the Bloods street gang in a response to a recent rise in violence in Plainfield, the FBI and city officials said Wednesday.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 19, 2011
Plan aims at gang problem (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Community advocates and law enforcement officials with the West End Gangs and Drugs Task Force know they can no longer arrest their way out of gang violence and drug abuse.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 18, 2011
Chief: Police ID 17 organized gangs in city (Fort Smith, AR) : Fort Smith Police Chief Kevin Lindsey told residents Monday night that the Police Department has identified 17 organized gangs in Fort Smith. "We have a confirmed combined total membership of 222 in these 17 gangs, and we have a suspected total membership of 300-plus," Lindsey said at a meeting of the Fort Smith Neighborhood Coalition at Southside Baptist Church.
Source: Times Record Date: January 18, 2011
Gang color linked to Visalia man's killing (Visalia, CA): A Visalia man who was shot to death this month was in the wrong place at the wrong time -- and possibly wearing the wrong color of clothing, Visalia police said Tuesday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 18, 2011
Gangs, drug abuse growing concerns in Madill (Madill, OK): Folks in the communities of Oakland and Madill, Oklahoma, are dealing with some issues that in the past were just considered big city problems.
Source: KXII 12 News Date: January 18, 2011
Man stabbed in northeast Fresno gang fight (Fresno, CA): A man in his 20s was stabbed Tuesday night in northeast Fresno during a fight between gang members and taggers, authorities said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 18, 2011
Witness intimidation, jury tampering cause police to avoid mentioning gang links to crimes (New Jersey): Is "gang" suddenly a forbidden word? Increasingly in recent months, members of law enforcement commenting on crimes have not used the word "gang" to describe a suspect's affiliation, even in known gang territories.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 18, 2011
New website will combine efforts to combat gangs (Yakima, WA): A new website has been launched to link Yakima Valley communities, schools and police in an effort to combat gangs. The site, yakimacounty.saynotogangs.com, features information about gangs and resources to fight them, as well as contact information for the various law enforcement agencies, several anti-gang groups and school officials throughout the Valley.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 18, 2011
Suing gang members works, police and prosecutors say (Chicago, IL): Elgin police say gang activity in their city has dropped in recent months. It could be a benefit of colder weather, which often is a natural deterrent, but they suspect it may have something to do with a relatively obscure tactic that few other law enforcement agencies have embraced.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 17, 2011
Parents of West High student say gang sweep violated rights (Salt Lake City, UT): Kaleb Winston followed two police officers who called him out of the West High School cafeteria last month, unsure of why he was being led to a school security office.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 17, 2011
Valley teen killed in drive-by shooting (Brownsville, TX): A 14-year-old boy was killed late Sunday in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting that also wounded two people, authorities said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: January 17, 2011
NJ police take "seriously" threat from Bloods gang to kill cops (Hackensack, NJ): Even though lawmen arrested a suspect for the brutal murder of a Lakewood police officer, New Jersey law enforcement officials are still taking extra caution following word of an alleged order from the leadership of the Bloods street gang to murder more cops.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: January 17, 2011
Lakewood has long been a hotbed for gang activity (Lakewood, NJ): Law enforcement officials will not say whether the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Lakewood police officer is a member of a gang.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 17, 2011
Gang haven: Enough is enough (Gilroy, CA): City officials have grown tired of a residence that's harbored years of criminal activity and want it declared a public nuisance.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: January 17, 2011
Springfield receives $500K for violence prevention in latest award through Sen. Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative (Springfield, MA): The city’s $500,000 annual grant through the Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative was renewed this year to help efforts to curb youth violence.
Source: The Republican Date: January 16, 2011
Court case affirms existence of E. European street gang in Rancho Cordova (Sacramento, CA): In a case nearly two years in the making, Sacramento prosecutors have achieved what appears to be a California first – a conviction that affirmed the existence of the region's first street gang made up of Ukrainian and other immigrants from Eastern Europe.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 16, 2011
'Crips,' associates get 227 years in prison (Seguin, TX): A long local law enforcement war on two local factions of the "Crips" criminal street gang has sent 20 to state prison for sentences totaling 227 years - and more are headed that way as authorities here work to suppress organized crime.
Source: Seguin Gazette Date: January 16, 2011
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