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Mendocino officials conduct gang sweep, make arrests (Mendocino County, CA): A two-day gang sweep this week in Mendocino County yielded several arrests. The operation was organized by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office at the request of the Homeland Security Investigations division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a report from Capt. Kurt Smallcomb.
Source: Lake County News Date: May 6, 2011
13 suspects arrested after yearlong drug probe (Santa Maria, CA): Thirteen reputed gang members from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties were arrested on narcotics and related charges, the culmination of a yearlong investigation involving local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies.
Source: Times Press Recorder Date: May 6, 2011
Photos of tattoos raise questions On Montgomery Police's gang policies (Montgomery County, MD): Teenagers with tattoos are usually eager to show off their "ink" -- but some teens in Montgomery County say they're being wrongly forced to show them off to the police. Police say there are 34 gangs and more than 1200 gang members in the Montgomery County.
Source: WAMU 88.5 News Date: May 6, 2011
Cadets mistaken for youth gang (Meadow Lake, SK): After a group of Saskatchewan Air Cadets was mistaken for gang members, their leader says people need to remember there are a lot of youth doing good in the community.
Source: CBC News Date: May 6, 2011
Bloods general sentenced for ordering execution (Toms River, NJ): A general in the Bloods street gang was sentenced this morning to 62 years in state prison for a series of crimes that included ordering the execution of a teenaged follower on a mistaken belief the teen had snitched on him to police about an earlier robbery.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: May 6, 2011
MS-13 member jailed for felony threats to silence witness (Washington, DC): Henry Saravia, also known as "Flaco," a member of the MS-13 gang, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for threatening to injure a victim in connection with a gang-related home invasion in Washington in 2009.
Source: Examiner Date: May 6, 2011
Proposed school policy targets gangs (Annapolis, MD): Maryland school systems are getting serious about gangs and gang activity. It's estimated that there are close to 25,000 gangs in the United States, according to 11 News education reporter Tim Tooten, and most children who join them are between the ages of 12 and 15.
Source: WBAL 11 News Date: May 6, 2011
Joliet police say a new gang could be responsible for rash of shootings (Joliet, IL): Joliet Police Chief Fred Hayes is asking investigators to determine if there is a link between a recent rash of shootings and possible increased gang activity in the city.
Source: TribLocal Date: May 6, 2011
35 charged in crackdown on two rival, violent gangs (Buffalo, NY): Two city street gangs the Tenth Street Gang and the Seventh Street Gang -- have waged a bloody war on Buffalo's West Side for years, police say.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: May 6, 2011
Gang shooting in South Elgin, no one hurt (Elgin, IL): An Elgin man faces the possibility of up to seven years in prison for a shooting in South Elgin in which no one was injured, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: May 5, 2011
Police say Springfield has no organized gangs (Springfield, IL): A House bill aiming to uproot gang violence before it starts is one of many attempts by the General Assembly this session to decrease violence in Illinois.
Source: Illinois Times Date: May 5, 2011
Alleged drug trafficking gang members arrested (Chico, CA): Men in Chico and Hamilton City were among those arrested Wednesday in a five-county sweep intended to dismantle an organization allegedly trafficking in drugs and organizing gangs.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register Date: May 5, 2011
Three in custody in connection to gang-related fight in Appleton (Appleton, WI): Police took three young men into custody Wednesday in connection to a gang-related fight that happened Tuesday outside an apartment complex.
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent Date: May 5, 2011
City's crime drops amid rising gang violence (San Diego, CA): Overall crime in San Diego dropped during the first quarter of this year, but police officials acknowledged Thursday that gang violence has increased since then, including four homicides in April.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 5, 2011
Gang members sent to prison (Jacksonville, FL): Sheriff John Rutherford and State Attorney Angela Corey on Thursday announced that about 20 members of two gangs in Jacksonville have received significant sentences when prosecuted under the Racketeer-Influence Corrupt Organizations (RICO) act.
Source: WJXT News4Jax Date: May 5, 2011
Agents bust suspected Northern Calif. drug ring (Sacramento, CA): Authorities have arrested 23 people, breaking up a gang that was led by a father and son and accused of dealing drugs and firearms in five Northern California counties, the state attorney general's office said Thursday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 5, 2011
16-year-old gang member gets 27 years for 15-year-old's death (Yakima, WA): Both boys were 15. One jumped from the car and shouted a gang challenge at the other, who had been riding his bike and listening to music on a hot afternoon in Sunnyside.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 5, 2011
Gangs of Orange County (Placentia, CA): Gangs have an extensive history in Orange County, yet many common people do not see what is in plain view. "Due to the fact that we have the gangs in our city, about 80 percent of the crime is done by 2 percent of the (criminals) that live in the city," said Detective Jose Uceda of the Placentia Police Department’s Special Enforcement Detail.
Source: The Daily Titan Date: May 4, 2011
19 arrested in Venice anti-gang sting (Venice, CA): Federal authorities say 19 people have been arrested for alleged firearms and drug crimes in an anti-gang sting that involved a Venice tattoo parlor run by undercover agents.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 4, 2011
35 arrested in bust of N. California drug ring (San Francisco, CA): Law enforcement officials have busted a major drug ring in Northern California. State Attorney General Kamala Harris said Wednesday that Operation Red Reach resulted in 35 arrests and the seizure of 26 firearms and more than 135 pounds of methamphetamine.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 4, 2011
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