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Oakland cops: Shot gang member was hunting rivals (Oakland, CA): A 19-year-old man who was shot and killed by Oakland police after he fled from a crashed car had been on his way to shoot members of a rival gang, investigators said Tuesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 21, 2010
M-13 gang member sentenced to 10 years in 2008 drive-by shooting (Loudoun County, VA): A member of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, was sentenced Dec. 10 to 10 years in prison for his role in a 2008 drive-by shooting in Sterling, the Loudoun County commonwealth's attorney said in a statement.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 21, 2010
Grant builds Gang Unit (Murfreesboro, TN): Using a $1.2 million federal grant, the Murfreesboro Police Department will soon launch a four-member Gang Unit and educational initiative to prevent children from joining gangs.
Source: The Tennessean Date: December 20, 2010
Drug bust nets Crip gang member, three others (Olivehurst, CA): A Crip street gang member who used houses in Marysville and Olivehurst for drug trafficking was arrested Monday on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale, a drug enforcement official said.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: December 20, 2010
Two reputed gang members face charges in Palmdale stabbing death (Lancaster, CA): Two alleged gang members, including a 16-year-old boy, are scheduled to be arraigned today on a murder charge for the stabbing death of an 18-year-old in Palmdale last month.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: December 20, 2010
Known gang member charged with criminal defacement (Mount Prospect, IL): A known gang member has been charged with criminal defacement for allegedly spraying graffiti throughout two neighborhoods in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 20, 2010
Nighttime basketball at San Jose community center provides alternative to gang life (San Jose, CA): The pickup basketball game in South San Jose was starting to heat up, and soon tension between rival players boiled over. Words were exchanged. Two young men got face-to-face.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 19, 2010
Man wounded in gang-related drive-by shooting (Colorado Springs, CO): A man was wounded early Sunday in what Colorado Springs police said appeared to be a gang-related drive-by shooting outside a Knob Hill bar.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 19, 2010
Chicago’s gang crime spreading to the suburbs (Chicago, IL): The 23-year-old man was hanging out on a dark street in tiny south suburban Sauk Village. The temperature was 14 degrees — and Cook County Sheriff gang officers suspected he was a dope dealer.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 19, 2010
Alberta fights gangs (Lloydminister, AB): With gang crime becoming a growing problem in Alberta the provincial government has developed a strategy to face the issue. The initiative is aimed at curtailing existing gang related crime and preventing future generations from falling in with gangs.
Source: Lloydminster Meridian Booster Date: December 19, 2010
New strategy seeks to stem gang crime in Kansas City (Kansas City, MO): Even before last week’s shootout at a Kansas City church, authorities were devising new ways to stem the surging drug crime and violence associated with street gangs.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: December 18, 2010
City gets creative to combat gangs (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver police announced new anti-gang measures Thursday, including a gang "quick-response" team that will be visible in places like bars.
Source: Regina Leader-Post Date: December 17, 2010
Cities to recieve grants to fight gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Office of Gang and Youth Violence will award 24 cities throughout California over $9.2 million in competitive grants to help fight gang violence on Friday.
Source: KPSP Local 2 News Date: December 17, 2010
Violence spike sparks Salinas gang sweep (Salinas, CA): In response to a spike in violence — including Saturday's officer-involved shooting — Salinas police Thursday led a multi-agency crackdown on a number of gang members in the city. In all, 19 locations were targeted, resulting in the arrests of eight men and one teenager. Police said the suspects belong in one Salinas gang faction.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: December 17, 2010
Richmond among three East Bay cities to get state anti-gang grant (Richmond, CA): Richmond is one of three East Bay to receive a state grant aimed at helping police departments combat gang violence, the governor's office announced last week.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 17, 2010
11 members of street gang indicted for racketeering (New Orleans, LA): 11 members of a street gang have been indicted on racketeering charges and cops say this is a significant step in their crime fighting efforts.
Source: WGNO ABC26 News Date: December 17, 2010
Manchester High School calm after Thursday's gang-related melee (Manchester, CT): Thursday's melee started as a one-on-one argument outside Jeremy Rice's art class, the sophomore said Friday. One student was "getting in someone's face," he said. Then, "everybody started just jumping in" — at least a dozen students on each side, he said.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: December 17, 2010
Trial over permanent gang injunction in W. Sacramento wraps up (Sacramento, CA): Lawyers on Wednesday concluded a five-month trial to decide if a permanent injunction is needed in West Sacramento to combat the alleged criminal street gang known as the Broderick Boys.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 16, 2010
County using updated strategies to fight gangs (Napa, CA): In 1998, 17-year-old Michael Arreguin was killed in a drive-by Napa gang shooting that started in a fight over a flat tire. That was an era ago. Since then, high-profile gang crimes have waned, but the number of Napa County gang members has more than doubled after the fatal Norteño-Sureño battles in the late 1990s.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: December 16, 2010
Gang members indicted (Corpus Christi, TX): Tonight, Corpus Christi is certainly a safer place to live because of an indictment. Law officers say racketeering indictment handed down in federal court today means that 13 accused gang members, most of whom were behind bars already, will not be able to direct anymore criminal activity.
Source: KIII News Date: December 16, 2010
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