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Addams Family gang off the streets (Evansville, IN): Evansville Police say three members of a gang known as The Addams Family are off the streets. Police say the gang members are known in the area, and usually wear the color purple.
Source: WFIE 14 News Date: July 2, 2011
Court appearance for alleged Jersey City gang members being prosecuted in four homicides under 2008 Gang Criminality law (Jersey City, NJ): Hudson County's first prosecution under the state's Gang Criminality law moved forward yesterday when several persons charged in four homicides appeared in court. Under the 2008 law, members of a street gang need not be directly involved in a crime to be held responsible as long as it was committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with criminal street gang activity, Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: July 1, 2011
Raid leads to arrest of alleged gang member (Salem, MA): Peabody police, working with their counterparts from Beverly and Gloucester, have arrested a man they identified as a member of a nationwide street gang known as the Tiny Rascals.
Source: The Salem News Date: July 1, 2011
Police sweep through park, arresting alleged gang members (Columbus, OH): A nine-month investigation came to head on Wednesday night, as police arrested several suspected gang members who prosecutors said took over a south side park and used it as a place to sell drugs.
Source: WBNS 10 News Date: July 1, 2011
Two documented gang members arrested for allegedly robbing ice cream vendor (Merced, CA) : Merced police arrested two gang members suspected of robbing an ice cream vendor Thursday evening.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: July 1, 2011
San Jose Police Department fighting gang violence with ICE (San Jose, CA): Beginning this week, two full-time Department of Homeland Security investigators will be working with the San Jose Police Department as part of a national gang task force project called Operation Community Shield, reports Univision.
Source: New America Media Date: July 1, 2011
Police, feds focus on where street gangs hook up with Mexican drug traffickers (Chicago, IL): Domingo "Mingo" Blount was paranoid about the cops — and he had every reason to be. Federal and local law enforcement were focusing on the "choke point" in a Chicago drug distribution network — the shadowy spot along the chain where local street gangs come into contact with Mexican drug-trafficking organizations.
Source: SouthtownStar Date: July 1, 2011
Crackdown on NW Side gang nets five dogfighting arrests (Chicago, IL): Five alleged members of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang were arrested on dog fighting charges Wednesday. The arrests are connected to an on-going police investigation into the gang that began after one of its members allegedly shot and wounded two girls while aiming at rivals earlier this month in a Northwest Side park.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 1, 2011
Raid leads to gang member arrest (Peabody, MA): A man police identified as a member of a nationwide street gang known as the Tiny Rascals has been arrested by Peabody police, working with their counterparts from Beverly and Gloucester.
Source: Gloucester Times Date: July 1, 2011
Four charged in alleged gang-related stabbing (Mission, TX): Four suspected gang members are behind bars after being charged in connection with the Wednesday night stabbing of another alleged gang member.
Source: The Monitor Date: July 1, 2011
CeaseFire could fight inner-city violence (Winnipeg, MB): It's called CeaseFire, and it's worked so well in Chicago and other big American cities to reduce street and gang violence, the provincial government is eyeing importing it to Winnipeg.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: June 30, 2011
Police crack down on Fresno gangs (Fresno, CA): The day after Fresno’s police chief announces his retirement, the Department shows it’s not backing off its crackdown on gangs in the city. More than 80 officers worked throughout the city Wednesday night, arresting violent gang members.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: June 30, 2011
Sheriff: Strawberry Days detainee had gang ties (Glenwood Springs, CO): At least one of the men being held for immigration violations after a Strawberry Days weekend law enforcement operation is allegedly a "self-admitted" member of the Mexican-American street gang known as the Sureños, according to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Post Independent Date: June 30, 2011
Two Lodi men shot last week remain hospitalized (Lodi, CA): Two men affiliated with the Norteño street gang remain in Sacramento-area hospitals after being wounded in a gang-related shooting last week, police said.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: June 30, 2011
Police arrest two Mokena teens for 'wannabe' gang graffiti (Mokena, IL) : The culprits behind several incidents of pseudo-gang-related graffiti turned out to be suburban poseur teens. Police arrested two Mokena boys – one 16, one 13 – for spray painting a nonsensical array of six-pointed stars, pitchforks and other insignia of Folk's Nation gangs along houses on Aileen and Fiona avenues near the Metra tracks on two separate weekends this month.
Source: MokenaPatch Date: June 30, 2011
FBI-LAPD task force cracks down on major east valley gang (Los Angeles, CA) : A task force comprised of FBI agents and LAPD officers arrested and charged 14 of 18 individuals today in the northeast San Fernando Valley for their roles in a narcotics distribution network and the illegal sales of firearms.
Source: ChatsworthPatch Date: June 30, 2011
City of Toledo creates Youth Engagement Program (Toledo, OH): Gang violence on Toledo streets is prompting the city of Toledo to take action. In an attempt to keep young people out of trouble, the city of Toledo has created a Youth Engagement Program.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News Date: June 30, 2011
Reputed gangster charged in Venice double-murder case (Venice, CA): A reputed gang member accused of fatally shooting two men at a Venice park was charged today with capital murder and other crimes.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News Date: June 30, 2011
Two arrested in attack on teen in La Mesa (La Mesa, CA): Two gang members have been arrested in connection with a Monday robbery during which a young tourist was shot in the head, La Mesa police said Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 30, 2011
Sioux City man charged in gang-related disturbance (Sioux City, IA): Police have charged another person in connection with a gang-related disturbance at a home near downtown Sioux City.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: June 30, 2011
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