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Utah Supreme Court hears arguments on Ogden gang injunction (Ogden, UT): The Utah Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on a controversial anti-gang injunction as attorneys representing men believed to have ties to the gang asked the high court to halt enforcement of the injunction until it can rule whether it is constitutional.
Source: Deseret News Date: October 25, 2010
Convicts face more than 38 years for gang shooting (Yakima, WA): Thanks to a new, tougher anti-gang law, three Sunnyside men each face possible prison sentences of more than the minimum 38 years for their roles in a drive-by shooting last year that nearly paralyzed a gang rival.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 25, 2010
Schools hold training on gang prevention, bullying (Monterey County, CA): Each year, elected officials of all school boards in Monterey County submit a list of topics they'd like to see the Office of Education cover. This year, not surprisingly, gangs in the schools re-emerged as a top concern.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 25, 2010
Two more sentenced in Crips crackdown (Olympia, WA): Two more men accused in a crackdown on alleged members of the Hilltop Crips street gang have been sentenced to prison while a third man arrested in the crackdown had his case dismissed.
Source: The Olympian Date: October 24, 2010
Teens indicted in Portland gang shooting (Vancouver, WA): Two teens believed to be gang members have been indicted in Multnomah County on attempted murder and other charges for a drive-by shooting in Portland.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: October 22, 2010
Teen shootings spike (Worcester, MA): As investigators continue to pursue leads on two separate shootings over the weekend that wounded five people, authorities are increasingly troubled by the ages of the people involved.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: October 22, 2010
Task force on verge of major gang bust involving at least 15 homicides (Flint, MI): Police say they are on the verge of solving up to 20 gang related homicides — which could lead to one of the area’s largest violent crime busts ever seen.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: October 22, 2010
Granville GAIN is conducting countywide public gang survey (Oxford, NC): The Granville Gang Assessment and Improvement Network -- Granville GAIN -- is continuing its efforts to conduct a comprehensive, countywide study of gangs and gang activity through a strategic assessment process.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: October 22, 2010
Former West Vancouver gang member jailed for gun offences (Vancouver, BC): A former Red Scorpions gang member with a violent criminal past has been sent to jail for three years by a Supreme Court judge after pleading guilty to three gun offences.
Source: North Shore News Date: October 22, 2010
Parole insider tips Albany gang (Albany, NY): A secretary at the central office of the state Division of Parole has been quietly transferred to a new job after parole officers learned that she had been relaying confidential information from parolees' case files to a suspected gang member in Albany, according to two sources and documents obtained by the Times Union.
Source: Times Union Date: October 21, 2010
Gang violence resurfaces, remains low in area (Wausau, WI): The stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Wausau Oct. 9 was a rare public display of gang tensions that police say the city has seldom seen since the gang-related gunfights in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Source: Wausau Daily Herald Date: October 21, 2010
Drug link to heightened gang violence: Weighill (Saskatoon, SK): Saskatoon's street gangs aren't growing, but city police remain concerned about what appears to be a stepping-up of the level of violence employed by their members, Chief Clive Weighill said Tuesday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 20, 2010
No easy answers to gang violence (Abbotsford, BC): On the first weekday back after a Saturday afternoon shooting at Burnaby's busiest mall, Burnaby's top cop said he's very worried about the escalating levels of gang violence in the region.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: October 20, 2010
Utah Supreme Court to consider Ogden gang case (Ogden, UT): The state’s highest court has agreed to consider suspending an injunction against an Ogden street gang.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 19, 2010
Pittsburgh's at-risk teens warned off gangs, crime (Pittsburgh, PA): Rudolph Strothers stretched his arms out Monday and told dozens of at-risk teens that if they continue down a path of crime, they'll end up in prison cells where they can touch opposite walls, much like he did.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: October 19, 2010
To fight gangs, cops adopt anti-mob tactics (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake County’s largest police agencies are leaving a well-established gang task force in favor of a new approach in the state’s fight against gangs.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 19, 2010
Utah criminal defense lawyers join ACLU in fighting Ogden gang injunction (Salt Lake City, UT): The Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has joined forces with the American Civil Liberties Union to stop an injunction it believes "will put a lot of people in jail who don't need to be there."
Source: Deseret News Date: October 18, 2010
Edmonton cops bust new gang: City police say they've stymied the formation of a new criminal organization. Police have charged five people after investigators discovered two cons locked up at the Edmonton Max were in cahoots to start up a new gang with two Edmonton locals and a person from Ontario.
Source: Edmonton Sun Date: October 18, 2010
Gang instability in Abbotsford opens lucrative market (Abbotsford, BC): Arrests of high-ranking members in the UN Gang and the Red Scorpions has left a power vacuum in Abbotsford that other organized crime organizations are exploiting, police are saying.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: October 18, 2010
Oakland gang injunction's impact disputed (Oakland, CA): Only two of the 16 men covered by court-imposed restrictions targeting alleged gang members in North Oakland have committed crimes or violated parole in the four months since the injunction took effect, city officials said Thursday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 15, 2010
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