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Expect more south Monterey County anti-gang sweeps (Monterey County, CA): An ongoing anti-gang operation has netted eight more arrests in south Monterey County. The sweep, held Friday, came less than two weeks after law enforcement officers from south county's four city police departments held its first gang suppression effort.
Source: The Californian Date: August 31, 2010
Gang members who took orders from imprisoned gang leaders arrested (Bakersfield, CA): Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Tuesday a major takedown of key members of the Nuestra Familia gang who commit murders and other violent crimes "orchestrated in prison" by gang leaders using cell phones.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: August 31, 2010
Cutler-Orosi gang injunction successful (Tulare County, CA): A gang injunction for the Cutler-Orosi area is keeping gang members off the streets, according to some residents and Tulare County Sheriff's Department officials.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 31, 2010
Tulareans arrested in federal street gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Two federal indictments unsealed Tuesday charged 15 people believed to be associated with a longtime Northern California street gang with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: August 31, 2010
Belvidere teen faces weapons charges (Belvidere, IL): A 15-year-old known gang member faces weapons charges after police raid a house.
Source: WREX 13 News Date: August 31, 2010
Mountainview inmate's death likely connected to gang activity (Clinton Township, NJ): The beating death of an inmate at a local prison is likely gang-related, authorities said. Five suspects were charged Friday with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal beating of an inmate on Aug. 22 at Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility. An investigation continues.
Source: Courier News Date: August 31, 2010
War on gangs: Drug case strategies work where RICO tactics failed (Salinas, CA): Last winter, an eclectic mix of law enforcement officers began meeting in command posts around Northern California. Their mission was so secret even fellow cops weren't allowed to know what they were up to.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 31, 2010
Judge shows love: Juvenile tennis program helps youths learn discipline (Salt Lake City, UT): Most young people who have been before Judge Andrew Valdez in 3rd District Juvenile Court have heard him say, "You need to find a mentor and also enter the tennis program."
Source: Deseret News Date: August 30, 2010
South Monterey County anti-gang operation nets nine arrests (Monterey County, CA): A gang suppression operation conducted in collaboration between four south Monterey County police departments resulted in the arrests of nine people on Friday.
Source: The Californian Date: August 30, 2010
10 arrested in Tulare County gang operation (Tulare County, CA): A number of law-enforcement agencies took part in a Friday operation in which 26 gang members were identified and 10 people were arrested, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 30, 2010
Behind Chicago's high-crime summer: persistent street gang violence (Chicago, IL): With three police officers killed in separate instances in two months, and calls from some Illinois lawmakers for the National Guard to patrol its most violent streets, Chicago once again finds itself under growing pressure to rein in crime.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: August 30, 2010
Neighbors silent about Dover gang shootout (Dover, DE): Fear of retaliation is keeping exasperated neighbors in Dover's Manchester Square neighborhood quiet about a Tuesday-evening shooting in which 20 to 30 gunshots damaged three parked cars and littered the area with shell casings.
Source: The News Journal Date: August 30, 2010
Arlington police increase efforts to stop truancy (Arlington, TX): Police Chief Theron Bowman warns Arlington and Mansfield students that cutting class might land them in the back of a patrol car. Arlington police are ramping up efforts to spot students who are skipping class and return them to school.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: August 29, 2010
Violent crime falls on heels of gang crackdown (Manatee County, FL): After three years of gang racketeering prosecutions in Manatee County, investigators say violent crime is down.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: August 29, 2010
Police warn Chicago gang leaders (Chicago, IL): Chicago police law enforcement officers say they have met with neighborhood gang leaders to tell them they will be held responsible for violence.
Source: United Press International Date: August 29, 2010
Second Beach surfers help teach non-violence to gang kids (Providence, RI): This weekend Second Beach was the host site to a three-day Nonviolence Surf Camp, a program aimed at teaching Providence's high-risk youth both a new sport and an alternate positive lifestyle.
Source: Middletown Patch Date: August 29, 2010
Chicago police arrest dozens in drug sweep (Chicago, IL): Chicago police made 48 arrests, recovered weapons and seized about $1.7 million in drugs in a week-long sweep targeting illegal activity on the city's South and West Sides, Police Supt. Jody Weis said at a news conference this morning.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: August 29, 2010
Who is a gang member? Florida law has answers (Bradenton, FL): Florida law states a person can be classified as a gang member if they meet at least two of the following criteria listed below. After someone is designated a gang member, they are entered into a database.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: August 29, 2010
Visalia police work to thwart gangs; officers seek to counter recruiting of members as school resumes (Visalia, CA): The beginning of the new school year has traditionally been the strongest recruitment period for gangs as new students hit middle and high schools, police say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 28, 2010
Ogden injunction declares gang a public nuisance (Ogden, UT): The Ogden Police Department is taking a new approach to dealing with an area gang: declaring members a public nuisance. A 200-page court injunction bans the 485-plus members of Ogden Trece from associating with each other, possessing guns and being in the vicinity of illegal drugs. It also sets an 11 p.m. curfew.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 28, 2010
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