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Gang enforcement slows for October (Half Moon Bay, CA): A countywide effort to combat gangs - one that law enforcement officials say is critical to reducing the sort of gang activity that has plagued Half Moon Bay in recent weeks -is in hibernation. Blame a lack of available crime-fighting resources throughout the Peninsula.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: October 19, 2011
Gang members arrested for narcotics distribution conspiracy (Fort Worth, TX): After a yearlong investigation into drug trafficking in north and east Fort Worth, law enforcement officers arrested eight members and associates of the Crips gang Wednesday morning. Cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and cash were seized, according to a news release.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: October 19, 2011
Boy, 16, shot in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A 16-year-old boy was hospitalized in serious condition tonight after being shot on an East Salinas street, police said. The boy was taken to a San Francisco Bay Area hospital after what police said was a gang-related attempted murder.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 19, 2011
Albemarle police report drop in gang activity (Albemarle County, VA): Albemarle County police are reporting less criminal activity from the ZOG, or Zoo of Goons, gang. One month ago, police broke up two incidents of disorderly teens fighting near Albemarle High School. In the first, two teens were allegedly injured at Charlotte Yancey Humpries Park by a group that identifies with the ZOG gang. A day later, a group of unruly teens identified themselves as ZOG members.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: October 19, 2011
Awareness, law enforcement cooperation keep local gang activity mostly in check (DeKalb, IL): It felt like something was off to Paul Mott and Keith Ehrke. The two men make up the DeKalb Police Department’s gang unit, and they had pulled over a car in July 2010 with people inside they knew to be gang members.
Source: Daily Chronicle Date: October 18, 2011
Richmond staff uncooperative with police after melee (Richmond, CA): Three days after a gang brawl splattered blood across the walls and floors of a Richmond city office, police cannot identify suspects or even victims -- because their city co-workers will not cooperate in the investigation. Documents obtained by Bay Area News Group show that Richmond police failed to retrieve that basic information Friday from staff at the Office of Neighborhood Safety, which police described as "stonewalling" in their reports.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 18, 2011
Gang-related shooting near McAllen nightclub leads to six-year prison sentence (McAllen, TX): A purported gang member was sentenced to six years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to a drive-by shooting that followed an argument inside a McAllen nightclub.
Source: The Monitor Date: October 18, 2011
Six held in Inglewood gang shootings (Inglewood, CA): A half-dozen people were in custody today as investigators tried to determine who wounded two young men in a gang-related shooting in Inglewood, police said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: October 18, 2011
Gang symbols, vandalism found at Adelaide Park (Norcross, GA): Several acts of vandalism were reported at Adelade Park Apartments, and Norcross Police believe some of it may be gang-related.
Source: NorcrossPatch Date: October 18, 2011
When a gang is a gang: Bigger issue should be removing criminals from the streets (Anniston, AL): Depending on your definition of the word “gangs,” the Taliban Clan and YNTO are either Anniston-area gangs involved in criminal activity, or they are friends who do nothing more than hang out and record rap songs.
Source: The Anniston Star Date: October 18, 2011
Sheriff: 'We have gang activity' (North Charleston, SC): Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon doesn't shy away from the word "gang," in fact, he embraces it. "One of the problems around the country, typically that relates to gangs, even among law enforcement is a certain denial that there is gang activity in their community," Sheriff Cannon said.
Source: WCIV 4 News Date: October 18, 2011
Five charged in Lee County crack ring bust (Miami, FL): A crack cocaine distribution operation with gang ties has been uncovered in Lee County, and law enforcement is searching for five suspects.
Source: The News-Press Date: October 18, 2011
Teen says he’s not in a gang, so robber steals his necklace (Wenatchee, WA): A short conversation about gang affiliation preceded a robbery Monday afternoon outside of SkillSource, 233 N. Chelan Ave.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: October 18, 2011
Calgary judge lashes out at gang violence as Bolsa killers handed 25-year jail terms (Calgary, AB) : The two men convicted of first-degree murder in the New Year's Day gang shooting at the Bolsa Restaurant were handed mandatory jail sentences Tuesday morning of 25 years in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 18, 2011
Gang members attack mother, family (Ephrata, WA): A fight between gang members and a mother getting her son at a George park reportedly led to a July drive-by shooting.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: October 18, 2011
No Belleville link to shooter: police (Belleville, ON): The search for a suspected street gang member wanted in connection to a Toronto shooting does not involve Belleville. A QMI Agency story highlighting the search for Cordell Cartledge stated the 18-year-old may be hiding with friends in Belleville.
Source: The Intelligencer Date: October 18, 2011
Lawsuit: Cops brought young man into rival gang territory (Chicago, IL): A young man who was driven by police into rival gang territory in March is suing the City of Chicago. According to the lawsuit, Miguel Castillo was walking with three friends to a restaurant on a Saturday afternoon when two Chicago police officers pulled their car over and began questioning them.
Source: WBEZ 91.5 Date: October 18, 2011
Falls gang member gets five years in prison (Lockport, NY) : A Falls street gang member, who pleaded guilty to shooting two teenagers and dealing crack cocaine, will spend the next five years behind bars.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: October 18, 2011
Officers will be back on the street despite gang threat (Trenton, NJ): City Police said Tuesday they won’t reveal whether or not they’re going to staff foot posts in the future, in light of a gang threat Monday night to shoot an officer on the beat.
Source: The Trentonian Date: October 18, 2011
Whittier-area and San Gabriel Valley police agencies take part in drug trafficking sweep (Whittier, CA): A multi-jurisdictional task force, "Operation Grand Slam," on Tuesday did a sweep targeting members of a Los Nietos-based gang for trafficking methamphetamine, officials said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: October 18, 2011
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