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Gang activity now a focus for immigration agents (New York, NY): When Walter Alberto Torres, a Salvadoran immigrant and a gang member, confessed in October 2009 that he had unsuccessfully plotted the assassination of an immigration agent in New York City, the admission touched off more than just his prosecution.
Source: The New York Times Date: December 9, 2010
Steps to stop gang violence (Lexington, NE): The numbers are a little unnerving. The arrest rate for Dawson County last year was 80.2 arrests for every 1,000 residents, close to twice the statewide average.
Source: Gothenburg Times Date: December 9, 2010
Student stands up against gangs in Walla Walla (Walla Walla, WA): A middle school boy is taking a stand against gang violence in Walla Walla. Eighth grader John Martin and his fellow classmates are putting together a documentary highlighting the rise in gang violence in their city.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: December 9, 2010
Law enforcement cracks down on Collier gang activity (Collier County, FL): Collier County is known more for its white, sandy beaches than for its gang battles. Still, Collier is home to about 1,400 gang members and gang associates, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office gang unit reported today.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: December 9, 2010
Cops smother gang mayhem with arrests (Vancouver, BC): Gurmit Singh Dhak left behind twin daughters and a pregnant wife. He also touched off the latest round of gang-related mayhem in the Lower Mainland when he was gunned down two months ago in a Metrotown parking lot.
Source: The Province Date: December 8, 2010
Injunction targets brutal city gangs (Indio, CA): A proposed gang injunction for the city of Indio would be the largest yet created in Riverside County, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: December 8, 2010
Two reputed New Brighton gang members face drug charges (Staten Island, NY): Two reputed gang members from New Brighton face a variety of felony drug charges after a detective with the NYPD’s Staten Island Gang Squad spotted them passing a marijuana cigar to each other, then searched them and found several bags of crack, authorities allege.
Source: State Island Advance Date: December 8, 2010
Hate groups among Sumner jail gangs (Gallatin, TN): Two of the 50-80 gangs at the Sumner County Jail now claim to be affiliated with national white power organizations, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Tennessean Date: December 8, 2010
Latino gang eyed in Aurora teen's shooting (Aurora, CO): Police are trying to determine whether a gang was involved in the shooting of a 17-year-old girl outside Aurora Central High School on Monday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: December 8, 2010
Authorities insist fight against gangs to continue (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Before the targets of the largest gang sweep in Riverside County history were even booked into jail, Coachella Valley leaders warned the dramatic crackdowns could happen again.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: December 8, 2010
MS-13 gang members convicted in murder conspiracy (Washington, DC): Three leaders of the MS-13 street gang in Washington were convicted Wednesday of racketeering and conspiring to murder a member of a rival gang three years ago.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: December 8, 2010
Nine alleged Sur 13 gang members agree to plead guilty (West Palm Beach, FL): Nine alleged local members of the Latino street gang Sur 13 have now agreed to plead guilty to racketeering charges brought against them by the state Attorney General's office, while four others have decided to go to trial.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: December 8, 2010
SPD searches for 17-year-old's killer (Springfield, MA): A 17-year-old was shot multiple times and left for dead near a baseball diamond in Van Horn Park Tuesday night. Police step up patrols and search for his killer.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield Date: December 8, 2010
Task force appoints new anti-gang czar (Santa Barbara, CA): Communities in Santa Barbara County are looking to Los Angeles for expertise when it comes to gangs and bringing peace to the streets.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: December 8, 2010
Possible gang related graffiti found outside middle school (Columbus, GA): Columbus police are looking into that they believe may be gang activity outside a South Columbus middle school.
Source: WLTZ First News Date: December 8, 2010
Eastdale community: All must take a stand against gangs (Chattanooga, TN): After what police say is a gang related shooting at a school bus stop yesterday, Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd says the answer to the gang problem starts at home.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: December 8, 2010
Target in fatal North Oakland shooting had been named in gang injunction (Oaklnad, CA): Gang members aren't just dangerous because they are violent, they're dangerous because they attract violence, proponents of Oakland gang injunctions argue. If those gang members are subject to curfew, they would be kept off certain streets where they may act as "bullet magnets," drawing gunfire by luring their enemies.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: December 8, 2010
Gang life 'really not worth it,' warns sister of slain Calgarian (Calgary, AB): When Nina Rahal-Kharey's older brother was shot to death outside a northwest Calgary gym in January 2005, her family was shattered by the loss.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 7, 2010
Maine Township officials not taking gang activity lightly (Park Ridge, IL): Police and Maine Township officials are hoping to target gang activity by shedding some light on the problem.
Source: Niles Herald-Spectator Date: December 7, 2010
DPS seizes $1 million in cash from Texas drug gang (Garland, TX): Texas law enforcement officials have seized an estimated $1 million in cash they say was going to be used to buy drugs in Arizona.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: December 7, 2010
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