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14 felony arrests in Fresno-area gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): Law-enforcement officers on Friday made 14 felony arrests as part of a series of operations to prevent violence among gangs in Fresno and surrounding communities.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 23, 2011
Pueblo battles soaring homicide rate (Pueblo, CO): A string of slayings in Pueblo this year has the Steel City eyeing a grim crown — as a contender for Colorado’s deadliest community.
Source: The Gazette Date: April 23, 2011
Gangs, drugs rise in northeastern Pennsylvania (Monroe County, PA): A new report confirms what many Monroe County residents probably already fear: Drug and gang activity have increased in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Source: Pocono Record Date: April 23, 2011
Customs raids net 22 'transnational' gang members (Chicago, IL): A five-day law enforcement operation targeting suspected members of transnational gangs has resulted in the arrests of 22 men in Bolingbrook, Joliet, Glendale Heights and Melrose Park, officials say.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: April 22, 2011
Gangs have a leg up on police (Salinas, CA): A Naval Postgraduate School study applying counterinsurgency theories to Salinas gang violence has come up with some startling conclusions: Street gangs control and exploit information better than law enforcement, giving them an "information advantage" that city officials must work to overcome.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: April 22, 2011
Waterloo man gets prison for gang recruitment(Waterloo, IA): A 38-year-old Waterloo man will serve up to 10 years in prison for recruiting teenagers for a gang.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 22, 2011
Sheriff implements initiatives to curb gang activity (Okaloosa County, FL): The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has undertaken a number of new initiatives in an effort to curb and counteract gang activity.
Source: Crestview News Bulletin Date: April 22, 2011
16-year-old boy shot in SE Portland (Portland, OR): A 16-year-old boy was shot Friday evening after an argument in Southeast Portland. Police believe the shooting is gang-related. "Its been cold and rainy and we've still had this spike in gang violence," said Sergeant Ken Duilio of the Portland Police Bureau. "And we still have the summer months to come."
Source: NWCN News Date: April 22, 2011
Police suspect street gang of attacking people at parties (Eugene, OR): Police suspect a series of violent assaults in the West University neighborhood may be the work of an organized street gang that infiltrates college parties and attacks unsuspecting men and women.
Source: KVAL News Date: April 22, 2011
Crips go from street gang to enterprise (Oceanside, CA): Experts say the federal human-trafficking indictment of 29 Oceanside Crips gang members this week is proof the street gangs have graduated from typical gangbanging and thuggery to organized crime.
Source: North County Times Date: April 22, 2011
Gang hierarchy uncovered in burglary arrests (Lawrenceville, GA): Investigators who arrested three Gwinnett teens on burglary charges gained insight into the corporate-style hierarchy of a street gang known as "Young Black Mafia," police said Friday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: April 22, 2011
Quincy Police Department joins other agencies in gang task force (Quincy, WA): Quincy police are joining with other area agencies to combat gang activity in Grant County. The city council approved an agreement to join the Columbia Basin Gang Task Force during a recent meeting.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: April 22, 2011
Burglary suspects charged with gang affiliation, earlier burglary (Diamond Bar, CA) : Sheriff's investigators have connected two burglary suspects captured Tuesday to a Los Angeles-based gang and an additional Diamond Bar burglary that took place earlier that day.
Source: DiamondBarPatch Date: April 22, 2011
Violent assaults in West University neighborhood could be gang related, police say (Eugene, OR): The Eugene Police Department (EPD) is noting an assault crime pattern that appears to be organized in the West University neighborhood in an area of about 20 square blocks – 11th through 18th and Alder through Willamette.
Source: MyEugene Date: April 22, 2011
Gang member found guilty in shooting (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was convicted yesterday of shooting Tramane Smith, a former friend, on a Dorchester street and leaving him paralyzed after the victim said he wanted to turn away from their shared life of crime.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 22, 2011
Tips sought on High Point gang activity (High Point, NC): High Point Crimestoppers is seeking help from the community in stepping up the focus on armed street gang members.
Source: WXII 12 News Date: April 21, 2011
Police arrest six gang members in Montreal, South Shore (Montreal, QC): Six members of a street gang were arrested Wednesday and Thursday as suspects in a litany of crimes.
Source: CTV News Date: April 21, 2011
Joliet city worker wages one-man war against gang graffiti (Joliet, IL): It takes about $50 worth of "elephant snot" to clean a large fence. Jan Nahorski dips his brush into a pail of the paint-removing chemical and smears a large yellow mess of goo over the black marks meant to disrespect a local street gang.
Source: The Herald-News Date: April 21, 2011
Alleged gang member to stand trial on drug charges (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Authorities say alleged Bloods gang member Alberto Rosembert ran his drug-dealing empire like a structured business.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: April 21, 2011
CCPD announces results of recent gang round-up (Corpus Christi, TX): Chief of Police Troy Riggs made a promise to the citizens of Corpus Christi last year to take a strong stand against gang violence and a recent warrant sweep is proving to disrupt the operations of local street and prison gangs.
Source: KIII News Date: April 21, 2011
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