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Police use Facebook to nab gang bangers (Montgomery County, MD): Social networking sites like Facebook have proven popular for talking to friends and meeting people. Now, police in Montgomery County say it's also one of their newest tools in gaining crucial information on area gang activity.
Source: WUSA 9 News Date: March 3, 2011
Attorney general sets sights on curbing gangs (Tacoma, WA): There is a moment crystallized in Attorney General Rob McKenna's memory when he first realized that Washington had a gang problem.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 2, 2011
Salinas' Rancho Cielo earns $1.1 million grant (Salinas, CA): Victor Barboza may never meet Hilda Solis, but their lives intersected Tuesday when Solis, the U.S. secretary of labor, announced that Rancho Cielo Youth Campus, where Barboza is enrolled, is the recipient of a $1.1 million grant.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: March 2, 2011
CE arrests Juárez gang member (El Paso, TX): A member of a Juárez street gang was one of three people arrested in El Paso during a nationwide gang crackdown by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency spokes man said.
Source: El Paso Times Date: March 2, 2011
Cops’ bill would make criminals, not crime, pay (Elgin, IL): Legislation that two Elgin police officers helped draft will come before state lawmakers later this week. Lt. Jeff Adam and Officer Chris Jensen are the force behind House Bill 1258, which, on top of other penalties associated with such crimes, would fine those convicted or placed on supervision for delivering or manufacturing cannabis, controlled substances or methamphetamine for costs associated with their arrest.
Source: The Courier-News Date: March 2, 2011
Three arrested for alleged gang-related Lodi shooting (Lodi, CA): Three men have been arrested by Lodi police in connection with a gang-related shooting Tuesday afternoon, according to Lodi Detective Eric Bradley.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: March 2, 2011
No ruling issued on Oakland gang injunction (Oakland, CA): An Alameda County judge still has not decided on whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would prevent 40 suspected gang members from gathering in an east Oakland neighborhood.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 2, 2011
City addresses explosion of gang violence in SF's Mission District (San Francisco, CA) : A police sergeant working the streets of San Francisco told KTVU Wednesday night there's no doubt that gang tension is on the rise in the Mission District.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: March 2, 2011
Four arrested in apparent gang retaliation arson (Salt Lake City, UT): Two men have been charged in what police are calling a gang-related stabbing of a Randolph man at South Shore Plaza in Braintree.
Source: Deseret News Date: March 2, 2011
Sacramento Police Department starts Ceasefire program to decrease gang violence (Sacramento, CA): "Stop the violence now" is the message the Sacramento Police Department hopes to get across to the communities of Sacramento that are most impacted by gang violence through its "Ceasefire" program.
Source: Sacramento Press Date: March 2, 2011
Cops patrol social networking sites for gang activity (Chicago, IL): Search for the Latin Kings on Facebook and you’ll find thousands who "Like" the pages that come up in the results. Gang members are among the more than 500 million active Facebook users giving law enforcement agencies new challenges to deal with – and new opportunities.
Source: Medill Reports Date: March 2, 2011
Residents worried about 'brewing' gang problem in Socastee neighborhood (Socastee, SC): Graffiti marking the entrance of a small community in Socastee has some residents worried they could have a gang problem on their hands, adding to what they call a 'violence problem.'
Source: WMBF News Date: March 2, 2011
Largest federal gang sweep to-date nabs Yuma County suspects (Yuma, AZ): The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement latest gang sweep operation is being considered the largest sweep of its kind to date. ICE's Project Southern Tempest has lead to the arrest of hundreds of members from 133 gangs and 168 cities.
Source: KSWT 13 News Date: March 2, 2011
Gang-related shooting in San Francisco Mission district leaves one hospitalized (San Francisco, CA) : A gang-related shooting in San Francisco's Mission District at noon on Wednesday ended with one person hospitalized for a non-lethal wound to the torso, San Francisco police said.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: March 2, 2011
Anti-gang youth-advocacy program at risk (Halifax, NS): Troy Allen recounts a simple story in his Uniacke Street office. Young kid gets caught stealing something minor; kid initially refuses to take responsibility; kid eventually recants and all is forgiven.
Source: Metro Date: March 1, 2011
Benton sheriff sets sights on curbing gangs (Benton County, WA): Sheriff Steve Keane said Benton County needs an anti-gang team to be ready for criminal gangs as they move into the Tri-Cities. An estimated 1,000 gang members representing 30 gangs already are here, Keane said.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 1, 2011
45 gang members arrested in countywide sweep (Edinburg, TX): Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies have swept across the county the past two weeks, arresting at least 45 gang members wanted on everything from minor charges to attempted murder.
Source: The Monitor Date: March 1, 2011
District attorney's office trying to locate gang raid records (Riverside County, CA): The Riverside County District Attorney's Office can only account for 55 people who were arrested in Operation Eastern Encore — and many of those arrested are already out of jail.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: March 1, 2011
Drug gang sweep results in hundreds of arrests (Washington, DC): Authorities across the United States have arrested 678 people with alleged ties to Mexican drug trafficking organizations in a three-month operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency announced Tuesday.
Source: CNN Date: March 1, 2011
Mountain View police take 'fresh look' at gang murder of high school student (Mountain View, CA): Mountain View police announced they are taking a "fresh look" at the unsolved 2004 gang-related murder of a 17-year-old Los Altos High School student in front of witnesses.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 1, 2011
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