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Villanueva still a gang member, expert says (Montreal, QC): A police street gang expert claimed yesterday that Dany Villanueva is still a member of the Bloods gang in Montreal North, but Villanueva's defence lawyer raised the possibility that such criminal profiles are based on racial profiling that tags a person a gang member simply because of what he wears, his ethnic background and who he hangs around with.
Source: The Gazette Date: April 20, 2011
Providence man pleads guilty to gun charges (Providence, RI): The twin brother of Kasean Benton, a gang member who was killed in a South Side ambush two years ago, pleaded guilty on Monday to five felony weapons charges for firing a gun at two men in Pawtucket last year.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: April 20, 2011
Schools work on policy to stop gang activity (Howard County, MD): Faced with a state mandate to improve communication between law enforcement and school officials on gang-related activities, the Howard County Public School System is working on a policy addressing gang activity in the schools.
Source: Columbia Flier Date: April 20, 2011
City, county focus in on "La Quaranta" street gang (Corpus Christi, TX): Nueces County District Attorney Mark Skurka and City of Corpus Christi Attorney Carlos Valdez have filed a petition for a permanent injunction against certain known gang members. The move is designed to keep the defendants from committing any more crimes together.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: April 20, 2011
10 arrested during gang raid tied to fatal shooting (Garden Grove, CA): Police arrested 10 gang suspects Wednesday morning while carrying out search warrants tied to a fatal Garden Grove shooting, also finding drugs, guns and $70,000 in cash during the search of more than a dozen locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 20, 2011
Indictment: Jacksonville gang traded in violence, intimidation, drugs (Jacksonville, FL) : A fledgling Jacksonville gang committed brutal home invasions, armed bank robberies and dealt in prescription drugs, steroids and cocaine before being busted on federal racketeering laws, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: April 20, 2011
Authorities arrest 10 suspected gang members in Irvington crack cocaine network (Irvington, NJ): They called each other "Birdie," "Grim" and "Butter," and talked about pricing, quality and customer satisfaction.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 20, 2011
Jailers, gang members charged with bribery (Corpus Christi, TX): Three current or former jailers and two men alleged to be members of the "Raza Unida" prison gang have been charged with conspiring to bribe public officials, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.
Source: KZTV 10 News Date: April 20, 2011
School working to prevent gang activity (Walla Walla, WA): The students that walk through Walla Walla High include kids involved in part time jobs, sports, and gangs. It's been a problem that's not isolated to the streets.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: April 20, 2011
AG seeks updated wiretap laws in fight against gangs (Boston, MA): Attorney General Martha Coakley called yesterday for updating wiretap laws so law enforcement can attack the "disorganized crime" behind street gangs, human trafficking, and shoplifting rings, all untouchable under current state wiretap laws.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 19, 2011
Man stabbed, several other people arrested after gang fight at South Sioux City apartment (South Sioux City, NE): One person was hospitalized with stab wounds and more than a half-dozen people were arrested after what police say was a gang fight at an apartment complex in South Sioux City.
Source: Daily Journal Date: April 19, 2011
Judge denies bond for alleged Hampton Roads gang leader (Norfolk, VA): Since he left prison seven months ago, alleged Bloods leader Dearnta Thomas left his gang life behind, got a job at Captain D's and was following the rules of probation, his lawyer said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: April 19, 2011
Judges orders geographically largest gang injunction in county history for the La Puente area (La Puente, CA): A Superior Court judge ordered the most wide-ranging gang injunction in Los Angeles County history Tuesday, ruling that rival La Puente area street gangs pose a public nuisance.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 19, 2011
Man pleads guilty to distributing cocaine for Miami street gange (Evansville, IN): A man accused of distributing cocaine for a drug ring with ties to a Miami street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court at Evansville.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: April 19, 2011
Gang activity in Banff a concern: RCMP (Calgary, AB): Police are concerned about the growing presence of Calgary gang members in Banff who are frequenting bars in town over the weekends. Banff RCMP said there has been an influx of gangs in the community who have been pushed out of Calgary because of the efforts of officers in the city.
Source: The Banff Crag & Canyon Date: April 19, 2011
Attorney General addresses gang problem in Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): California Attorney General Kamala Harris stressed the need to treat the gang problem with a community approach using prevention, intervention and enforcement.
Source: Sacramento Press Date: April 19, 2011
Inmate program helping thwart gang violence in prison (Shelton, WA): A crackdown on gangs is leading to a new problem -- gang violence inside prison walls. But the state prison has come up with a new strategy to keep the peace while those gang members serve time, and the inmates themselves are key to the solution.
Source: KOMO News Date: April 19, 2011
Police, gang outreach workers target 'hot spots' (Portland, OR): Police and gang outreach workers are beefing up their presence in known trouble spots throughout Portland following Tuesday’s shooting in Holladay Park.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: April 19, 2011
Chicago cop: Gang likely to use ASU logo (Chicago, IL) : Kenneth Epich is an Arizona State fan and alum who bleeds maroon, if not gold. He attends ASU events whenever the Sun Devils are playing in the Chicago area, whether it's football or a golf tournament.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: April 19, 2011
Brutal Mexican drug gang crosses into U.S. (Washignton, DC): According to various experts on border security and gang violence Mexico’s violent drug gangs have expanded their operations across the border and into states like New York and California.
Source: The Washington Times Date: April 19, 2011
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