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North County crackdown targets illegal gang activity (San Diego, CA): Federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies made 49 arrests, confiscated $2,500, four guns and about $1,000 worth of drugs Saturday night in North County in what was called Operation Tidal Wave.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 1, 2011
Gang 'Interrupters' fight Chicago's cycle of violence (Chicago, IL): For 11 years, former gang members in Chicago have entered dangerous neighborhoods in the city and staged group interventions for at-risk youth, in an effort to try to stop the cycle of retaliatory gang violence that plagues the city's western and southern neighborhoods.
Source: NPR Date: August 1, 2011
Victims unharmed in gang fight (Phoenix, OR): Three people are facing charges after a suspected gang fight in Phoenix. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says just after 11 p.m. Sunday night, a group of people, claiming to belong to a Hispanic street gang, approached a mother and several juveniles near Phoenix High School.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: August 1, 2011
Austin's cartel and gang influences (Austin, TX): At its August meeting Monday night, Austin’s Public Safety Commissioners invited Austin Police, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and AISD police to help share perspective on increasing gang activity. "As of today out of our Austin police gang database we have 2,657 documented active gang members," said APD Commander Don Baker.
Source: KVUE News Date: August 1, 2011
Crimes raise police priority for gang intel (Grand Junction, CO): Vacant for the past year, a full-time position at the Grand Junction Police Department dedicated to monitoring gang activity will soon be filled, department leaders said last week.
Source: The Daily Sentinel Date: August 1, 2011
Park-trespass ordinance may be used as tool to fight gangs (Yakima, WA): Suspected criminals could be banned from Yakima city parks under a proposed ordinance that the City Council will discuss this afternoon. "Yakima is being very aggressive in trying to eliminate gangs, and this is rather an aggressive way to do it," said councilwoman Kathy Coffey, chairwoman of the public safety committee.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 1, 2011
Riverbank weighs injunction to curb violence by gangs (Riverbank, CA): Police officials are considering whether to pursue a so-called gang injunction to deal with the more than 220 documented gang members in this city of about 22,000 residents.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: August 1, 2011
Hilltop Crips sweep cost Pierce County public $7,200 per defendant (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County paid nearly four times the going rate to provide private defense attorneys for 31 men swept up in a crackdown on the Hilltop Crips street gang last year, according to a News Tribune analysis.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 31, 2011
Male stabbed in gang-related attack in Watsonville, police report (Watsonville, CA): A young man was stabbed multiple times Friday night in what officials are investigating as a gang-motivated attack, according to Sgt. Henry Robles of the Watsonville Police Department.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: July 31, 2011
Canyon County drive-bys take a dive (Canyon County, ID): In 2004, Caldwell police investigated 100 drive-by shootings in August alone. That’s about four times as many incidents the town has seen over the past 4 years.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: July 30, 2011
Silicon Valley city battles surging murders (San Jose, CA): San Jose has dubbed itself the "Capital of Silicon Valley" and has for years prided itself on being one of the safest big cities in America. Yet, it is on pace for more than 50 killings in 2011, a rate not seen in about 20 years.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: July 30, 2011
Edmonton police say Somali gangs work a circuit across Canada (Edmonton, AB): Somali drug gangs appear to be highly mobile and loosely organized without the hierarchy of traditional criminal gangs, says Staff Sgt. Jim Peebles of Edmonton city police.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: July 30, 2011
La Puente gang members sentenced for shooting at good Samaritan (La Puente, CA): Two La Puente gang members received 25-year prison sentences this week for shooting at a good Samaritan who spotted them scrawling graffiti and tried to call 9-1-1, authorities announced Saturday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 30, 2011
Edmonton's 32 slayings lead nation (Calgary, AB): It has never been a battle of Alberta anyone wanted to win. But Edmonton's soaring number of homicides this year, now at 32, doesn't even come close to Calgary's tally, that sits at three.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: July 30, 2011
Teen stabbed to death in suspected gang-related fight (East Bakersfield, CA): A teen is dead and a man recovering after an early-morning stabbing in East Bakersfield Saturday. It happened on Oregon and Brown streets near Haley Street about 3 a.m. Saturday.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: July 30, 2011
Boy stabbed to death in 'gang-related' fight (Bakersfield, CA): A juvenile boy was stabbed to death early Saturday in east Bakersfield after what Bakersfield Police said was a gang-related argument.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: July 30, 2011
Gangs in small-town Central Washington (Grant County, WA): Grant County, with a population hovering around 89,000, hardly dominates the national radar as a center for gang activity. Yet the area logged nearly 100 robberies and shootings last year, all gang-related — including a 10-year-old boy shot in the head when his parents' trailer was riddled with bullets, and a 13-year-old girl injured in a drive-by while she sat in her living room.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: July 30, 2011
Rescuing a Rochester neighborhood (Rochester, NY): Carmella Rodgers simply wanted to go to a party. According to her sister, Carmella was not a girl who often would sneak out at night in search of mischief.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: July 30, 2011
Gangs in small-town Central Washington (Grant County, WA): Grant County, with a population hovering around 89,000, hardly dominates the national radar as a center for such activity. Yet the area logged nearly 100 robberies and shootings last year, all of them gang-related — including a 10-year-old boy shot in the head when his parents’ trailer was riddled with bullets, and a 13-year-old girl injured in a drive-by while she sat in her living room.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: July 30, 2011
U.S. marshal serving warrant shoots at fleeing man (Chicago, IL): A U.S. deputy marshal serving a narcotics arrest warrant in the Logan Square neighborhood Thursday morning fired a shot at a fleeing gunman, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 29, 2011
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