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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
Dangerous gang battles averted, police claim (Vancouver, BC): Police say they're trying to put a lid on a new round of violence that has threatened to erupt between Metro Vancouver gangs.
Source: Mission City Record Date: December 7, 2010
Anti-gang strategy welcomed by Hobbema police (Hobbema, AB): An Alberta government plan to spend $1.2 million getting tough on gangs was welcomed by police in Hobbema, which has been plagued by gang violence.
Source: Red Deer Advocate Date: December 7, 2010
South County partnerships aim to stem gang violence: Police, nonprofits, schools work together (Watsonville, CA): When Luis "Woody" Sandoval was gunned down in front of bystanders outside the public library downtown in November 1988, police knew they had to come up with a new strategy for fighting gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 6, 2010
Alberta takes aim at gangs (Calgary, AB): The provincial strategy to reduce Alberta’s scourge of drugs and gang violence is being hailed by cops as a valuable weapon to fight back against marauding mobsters.
Source: Calgary Sun Date: December 6, 2010
North Central community working to end gang activity among teens (Regina, SK): Two teenagers are facing charges of second degree murder after a 16-year-old boy was killed in Regina’s North Central neighbourhood Friday night – the city’s eighth homicide of the year.
Source: Global Saskatoon Date: December 6, 2010
Two stabbed, four arrested in Grimes fight (Grimes, CA): Two men were injured and four arrested in Friday night’s gang fight in Grimes. The fight occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Main Street.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald Date: December 6, 2010
Province taking wraps off of anti-gang strategy (Calgary, AB): Prevention and early intervention for troubled youths will form the backbone of a gang-reduction strategy the provincial government will unveil today.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 5, 2010
In the Crossfire: Modesto schools work to address nearby gang threats (Modesto, CA) : Schools were created to teach. In hard times and tough places, however, they do much more, offering services for families and a safe haven for children.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 5, 2010
Warden says many claim Berks County Prison inmates claim gang membership (Reading, PA): Many inmates entering Berks County Prison readily identify themselves as members of gangs, according to Warden George A. Wagner
Source: Reading Eagle Date: December 5, 2010
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