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Latin Kings leader sentenced to 19 years in prison (Washington, DC): U.S. District Court Judge Alexander Williams Jr. sentenced Andres Echevarria, aka "B-Boy" and "King B-Boy," 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday to 19 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings).
Source: Examiner Date: September 6, 2010
Escalating gang feud lands two in jail (Lake Elsinore, CA): A feud between two Lake Elsinore gangs that heated up earlier this year after a gang member was fatally shot has led to the arrest of two men, authorities said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 6, 2010
Gang ties suspected in Fairfield shootings (Fairfield, CA): Police are investigating three suspected gang-related shootings that have left three people injured since the end of August.
Source: Times-Herald Date: September 6, 2010
County's gang membership on the rise (Redlands, CA): Young Redlands gang members are more violent than their older counterparts and police have noticed there are more on the streets than ever before.
Source: Redline Daily Facts Date: September 5, 2010
Anti-gang program leads to crime reduction in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): A massive anti-gang program in Los Angeles ended on Saturday after nine weeks of successful efforts to crack down on crimes, authorities announced. The program, dubbed Summer Night Lights, was aimed at providing sports and other activities for youths in some of Los Angeles' troubled neighborhoods.
Source: Newsy Stocks Date: September 5, 2010
Gang feuds spur shootings (Miami, FL): West Kendall, where baseball fields, horse trails and shopping centers are the norm, has witnessed eight drive-by shootings over the past eight months, a result of heightened gang activity,
Source: West Kendall Today Date: September 5, 2010
Gang raid follows months of intelligence gathering (Visalia, CA): Before the sun had a chance to rise over the Central Valley on Tuesday, Jerry Hunter had traded his suit and tie for an all-black tactical uniform. He eagerly rolled out with scores of his state agents driving unmarked vehicles of all colors and sizes.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 5, 2010
Three arrested in Fillmore on suspicion of gang activity (Fillmore, CA): Officers with the Fillmore Gang Unit arrested three people Saturday in connection with brandishing a handgun in an earlier gang confrontation, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: September 5, 2010
Police seek to bulletproof gang injunctions (Nashville, TN): Nashville police are trying to protect a relatively new law that allows them to ban gang members from certain areas.
Source: Boston Herald Date: September 4, 2010
Gang numbers soar (San Bernardino, CA): Law enforcement agencies are beefing up gang details in response to gang membership climbing nearly 48 percent in the past three years in San Bernardino County.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: September 4, 2010
Prosecutors blame shooting on gang dispute (Chicago, IL): A gang dispute over the right to sell drugs on a stretch of street in West Garfield Park led to the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old high school student last week, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 4, 2010
Gangs force Oklahoma prison lockdown (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma prison officials said Friday they imposed lockdowns at a pair of state prisons after two inmates were stabbed and several others were injured in a series of gang attacks that appeared coordinated.
Source: The News-Times Date: September 3, 2010
D.C. gang statute faces first test in 2008 shooting case (Washington, DC): A new District law aimed at curtailing violent crime among local gangs will be tested in D.C. Superior Court in the coming days, as a jury hears evidence in the 2008 shooting death of a man who prosecutors say was killed in Northeast Washington in retaliation by a rival gang.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 3, 2010
Gang member tells others: 'Put the guns down' (Chicago, IL): Christopher Barbee was among a handful of reputed gang members summoned last month to a meeting with Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis and other local and federal law enforcement officials.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 3, 2010
Suspected gang member arrested (Decatur, GA): The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says a suspected gang member has been arrested.
Source: FOX 5 News Date: September 3, 2010
Eight people arrested in S.C. gang enforcement action (Columbia, SC): Eight associates of the Surenos 13 gang are facing new criminal charges or removal from the United States, following a joint anti-gang enforcement action Wednesday led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Columbia, the York County Sheriff's Office and the Rock Hill Police Department.
Source: WBTW News 13 Date: September 3, 2010
Crime commission sets out to rid city of gangs (Wichita, KS) : The Wichita Crime Commission has launched gangfreewichita.org, new gang awareness initiative. The goal of the new project is to educate the community on gangs and the dangers they impose as they prey on our youth.
Source: KAKE News Date: September 3, 2010
Neighbors, city push for solutions to gang battle (Portland, OR): Mayor Sam Adams showed up at the city’s long-running gang violence task force Friday morning, two weeks after outreach worker John Canda called him out for his not attending the regular meetings.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: September 3, 2010
Fresno police shoot, kill gang member (Fresno, CA): Three undercover Fresno police officers shot and killed a 19-year-old Bulldog gang member Friday night in central Fresno. Police said the man was a suspect in a robbery and shooting Thursday morning.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: September 3, 2010
Gang-fight reported at Connell prison (Connell, WA): Coyote Ridge Corrections Center staff members stopped a gang-related fight Thursday night before anyone was hurt.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: September 3, 2010
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