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Federal probe leads to slew of arrests in Schenectady (Schenectady, NY) : More than 30 people were arrested overnight in Schenectady as federal agents conducted an investigation into gang activity in the city, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday.
Source: Times Union Date: May 26, 2011
Suicides led to Schenectady gang sweep (Schenectady, NY): An investigation that began after four teenage girls killed themselves two years ago led to a federal indictment Thursday that named 44 gang members and associates on drug and conspiracy-related charges.
Source: The Daily Gazette Date: May 26, 2011
Gang Task Force meets on curfew (Albany, GA): Youth and gang members in the area can expect authorities to be vigilant this summer, according to Albany Police Department officials.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: May 26, 2011
Utah task force combating Utah's unique gang problem (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah law enforcers say they're finding success with their new gang task force. Members say it's smarter way to keep the community safe from gangs.
Source: KSL News Date: May 26, 2011
Gang member talks about injunction (Corpus Christi, TX): An agreement was made on a five-year injunction that affects 20 members of the "La Quarenta" gang including Jennifer Reeves who isn't too happy.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: May 26, 2011
New Durham position would oversee anti-gang efforts (Durham, NC): Durham County and City leaders are discussing adding a position in a budget season where much of the focus around the state has been on cuts. The job title is Gang Reduction Strategy Manager. The person in that position would monitor anti-gang efforts for the city and county.
Source: NBC 17 News Date: May 25, 2011
Violent crimes involving guns decrease in Dayton (Dayton, OH): A drastic reduction in the number of gang-related homicides and a decrease in the number of violent crimes involving guns is being attributed to the 2½ year project called Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: May 25, 2011
Calif homicide rate drops to 44-year low (Sacramento, CA): The California homicide rate has dropped to its lowest level since 1966. But gang-related homicides, which represent nearly 40 percent of all homicides in the state, jumped 18 percent last year.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 25, 2011
Police: Detectives arrest gang members preparing to do drive-by (Sacramento, CA) : The Sacramento Police Department is reporting that its gang detectives thwarted a potential drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon when they pulled over a car containing two validated gang members and multiple weapons, including an assault rifle.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 25, 2011
Early morning gang sweeps in Pasadena, Altadena result in one arrest (Altadena, CA): In a coordinated effort with the FBI, Altadena sheriff's deputies, SWAT and special investigations teams, Pasadena police conducted simultaneous parole sweeps of residences in Pasadena and Altadena early Wednesday morning.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: May 25, 2011
Teens accused in gang slaying delay plea (San Rafael, CA): Two teens delayed entering pleas in Marin County Superior Court May 20. The case involves the murder last week of an alleged rival gang member.
Source: San Rafael News Pointer Date: May 25, 2011
District Attorney says gangs problem in LC (Lake Charles, LA): The drive by shooting of Alexus Rankins a year ago has raised new concerns about gang activity in the Lake Area. While it may not be anything like a major city it's still a concern to those who prosecuted Rankins' killer.
Source: KPLC 7 News Date: May 25, 2011
Police: Eugene gangs on the rise (Eugene, OR): They number in the hundreds and come from nearly 40 states. Police say Eugene gang violence has spiked during the last few months. So much so, that police are creating a new gang task force.
Source: KVAL News Date: May 25, 2011
Police concerned about gang-related gunfire (Nashville, TN): Police are proactively patrolling one part of Nashville out of concern that gang-related gunfire is hitting innocent bystanders. Drive-by shootings continue to be a problem in North Nashville, especially near Chesapeake Drive.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: May 25, 2011
Three arrested in execution-style slaying (Columbus, MS): Three men, including a newly graduated Columbus High School student, have been charged with a gang-related execution of a 19-year-old last week in Lowndes County.
Source: The Dispatch Date: May 25, 2011
West side shootings may be territory fight (Waterloo, IA): A Waterloo man who was arrested for allegedly shooting at a vehicle on May 1 has been indicted on federal weapons charges.
Source: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Date: May 25, 2011
Council gives first-round approval to tougher gang law (Sioux City, IA): Known gang members who congregate in public places could be arrested if they don't disperse when authorities tell them to, under a proposal that won first-round approval Monday from the City Council.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: May 24, 2011
Marin grand jury revisits gang issue amid spate of violence (Marin, CA): Despite a recent flurry of headlines about gang combat in Marin, a civil grand jury investigation turned up no statistics to prove there is a serious increase in gang crime.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: May 24, 2011
Gang members arrested in fatal IE carjacking (Ontario, CA): Two gang members were arrested in the April 24 fatal carjacking of Ontario resident Gregory Peck Johnson. Both suspects have been charged with murder, carjacking and participating with a criminal street gang, according to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: May 24, 2011
Clark County end of line for Train gang 'enforcer' (Clark County, WA) : A man who called himself an "enforcer" with a once-prominent gang called the Freight Train Riders of America and who was wanted for murder in Texas was arrested last week in Clark County following a fight.
Source: The Columbian Date: May 24, 2011
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