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Ogden police enforcing gang restraining orders (Ogden, UT): Ogden police are now starting the process of enforcing restraining orders for hundreds of alleged gang members, preventing them from associating with each other in public.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: October 5, 2010
Man shot after funeral for Portland gang victim (Portland, OR): Less than 45 minutes after a heavily guarded Northeast Portland funeral for the victim of a gang shooting concluded, gunshots rang out 13 blocks away leaving a young man who had just left the service with leg wounds and police scrambling to identify the culprits.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 5, 2010
Meetings being held to help change gang members' lives (Bakersfield, CA): Turn your life around or face the consequences. That's basically the message gang members will hear at meetings scheduled at four Bakersfield locations this week as part of the Bakersfield Safe Streets Partnership's plan to reduce gang violence.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: October 5, 2010
Study outlines ways to target gangs (Racine, WI): Lowering dropout rates, offering youth job training, engaging parents and increasing collaboration among gang diversion programs are some of the best ways to use the more than $1 million available countywide to tackle gang-related issues, according to a study.
Source: The Journal Times Date: October 5, 2010
Abbotsford Police arrest gang members, seize children in drug raids (Abbotsford, BC): Abbotsford police have arrested five gang associates — including a United Nations member — and seized two children in three drug raids last week.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 5, 2010
Growth in criminal gangs worries law enforcement (Wilmington, NC): Gangs have migrated across the United States and organized criminal operations in Southeastern North Carolina, engaging in a wide range of illegal activities, everything from graffiti to burglary and even murder, experts said Tuesday.
Source: StarNews Date: October 5, 2010
Suffolk County takes on gangs (New York, NY): Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is seeking a court injunction to combat gang activity in hot spot communities.
Source: CBS New York Date: October 4, 2010
Expert says Markham wore gang attire (San Bernardino, CA): An expert in criminal street gangs testified Monday that a tattoo and clothing worn by a San Bernardino teenager, who is accused of brandishing a handgun on a police officer, was consistent with the Inland Empire Projects street gang.
Source: The Sun Date: October 4, 2010
ACLU seeks to block Ogden ban on Trece (Salt Lake City, UT): Attorneys representing members of Ogden Trece and the American Civil Liberties Union filed petitions Monday with the Utah Supreme Court seeking an immediate appellate review of a street gang injunction imposed by a judge last week.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: October 4, 2010
Mayor: No new money needed to fund anti-gang task force (Portland, OR): After a 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Old Town last week, Portland’s mayor is working with police to get a special youth gang team up and running again, and to pay for it he said no new money will be used.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: October 4, 2010
Getting feds into fight put gangs on the run in Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA): A photographer captured the look on James Alexander Mack's face the moment police took him down. He seemed stunned - like he never thought the day would come. That was how he and other members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods and Nine Tech Gangsters had lived.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: October 3, 2010
Two teens shot in Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, WA): Mount Vernon police say that two teenagers suffered gunshot wounds in a gang-related shooting Saturday.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: October 3, 2010
Police units slow spread of gang 'idiots' in Suffolk (Suffolk, VA): The 15-year-old rode up on a bicycle, pulled out a .32-caliber revolver and fired three shots. The victim, two years older, crumpled at his front porch steps. He'd been shot in the head and hip.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: October 3, 2010
NH enforcer: Gang woes surge at bars (Manchester, NH): Citizen complaints about aggressive and violent gang activity in bars and restaurants are soaring as authorities keep an eye on what they see as a troubling -- and growing -- trend across the state.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: October 3, 2010
Gang member charged in fatal shooting of taxi driver in Plainfield (Plainfield, NJ): Union County and Plainfield authorities on Sunday announced that a 19-year-old gang member had been arrested and charged with fatally shooting a taxi driver, but also said the investigation is continuing and warned taxi drivers not to accept calls from blocked phone numbers.
Source: Courier News Date: October 3, 2010
Trece members laying low in Ogden (Ogden, UT): There were no arrests as of Saturday afternoon as police continue serving members of the Trece street gang the injunction placing limits on their behavior, but law enforcement feels the injunction has taken gang members out of their normal routines.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: October 3, 2010
10 charged in group attack on pedestrian in Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa, CA): A group of 10 men and teenagers has been charged with attacking and robbing a pedestrian in a Costa Mesa neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 3, 2010
South Monterey County cities take action on new, aggressive approach to stymie gang activity (Soledad, CA): It's an hour before midnight, and the homes along Metz Road are quiet and dark. The residents of the southeast Soledad neighborhood appear to have turned in for the night — except for a half-dozen men standing outside a well-lit garage.
Source: The Californian Date: October 2, 2010
Two dead in Salinas gang shootings (Salinas, CA): Two people were shot to death in Salinas on Friday in what police described as gang-related killings. The first shooting took place early in the day on the Alisal High School campus where Jose Daniel Cisneros, 15, was hit by gunfire.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 2, 2010
Dealing with gang violence a slow process, police say (Pittsburgh, PA): When a known member of the Brighton Heights Crips was killed just days after the city unrolled a plan to quash violence by scrutinizing gangs, fellow Crips assumed police would look for suspects among the gangs of Garfield, where he was gunned down.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: October 2, 2010
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