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D.A. serves residents of a Compton home with a civil abatement action (Los Angeles, CA): Residents of a Compton home — considered by authorities to be a gang and narcotics stronghold — were served with a civil abatement action last week by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Los Angeles Wave Date: September 8, 2010
Crips gang members are sentenced to 45 years for Elizabeth crime spree (Elizabeth, NJ): Two members of the Crips street gang have been sentenced to 45 years in prison each for robbing nearly a dozen people in Elizabeth at gunpoint during an hour-long crime spree, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: September 8, 2010
Gang activity in Madison often flies under public radar (Madison, WI): A few years ago, a Madison gang targeted a prominent detective for murder. That plot failed. But police say gangs have been responsible for at least three murders in the last three years.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: September 7, 2010
Gang member arrested for assault, faces multiple charges (Charlotte, NC): Police have arrested and charged a gang member who pistol-whipped a man last Wednesday. A man told Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department that he was beaten and shot at because of a gang rivalry last week.
Source: WBTV 3 News Date: September 7, 2010
Northwest Rockford reports overnight gang graffiti (Rockford, IL): Police are investigating several reports of gang graffiti that happened overnight. Residents in the city’s northwest side are waking up to find their homes, cars and garages covered in gang symbols, police said.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: September 7, 2010
Plainfield juvenile, 17, shot in suspected gang-related incident (Plainfield, NJ): Authorities are investigating a Tuesday morning drive-by shooting in which the 17-year-old son of a notorious city gang leader was injured, police said.
Source: Courier News Date: September 7, 2010
Two suspected gang members shot dead, eight arrested in beer keg ripoff (Chandler, AZ): A Chandler homeowner opened fire on suspected gang members who had infiltrated his party early Sunday and attacked him while trying to steal a keg of beer.
Source: Phoenix New Times Date: September 7, 2010
Fort Collins police continue shooting investigation (Fort Collins, CO): A man sought in a suspected gang-related shooting Sunday evening turned himself in shortly after the incident in Fort Collins, police said.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: September 7, 2010
Update: Series of Highland Park arson fires linked to new gang's initiation rite (Highland Park, MI): A least some of the spate of arson fires that have plagued Highland Park recently may have been set as an initiation for teens who want to join a new gang.
Source: Examiner Date: September 6, 2010
Two arrested in Fresno drive-by shooting (Fresno, CA): Officers from the Fresno HEAT Auto Theft Task Force arrested two gang members Monday afternoon on suspicion of stealing a car and using it in a drive-by shooting Sunday night.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: September 6, 2010
Latin Kings leader sentenced to 19 years in prison (Washington, DC): U.S. District Court Judge Alexander Williams Jr. sentenced Andres Echevarria, aka "B-Boy" and "King B-Boy," 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday to 19 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings).
Source: Examiner Date: September 6, 2010
Escalating gang feud lands two in jail (Lake Elsinore, CA): A feud between two Lake Elsinore gangs that heated up earlier this year after a gang member was fatally shot has led to the arrest of two men, authorities said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 6, 2010
Gang ties suspected in Fairfield shootings (Fairfield, CA): Police are investigating three suspected gang-related shootings that have left three people injured since the end of August.
Source: Times-Herald Date: September 6, 2010
County's gang membership on the rise (Redlands, CA): Young Redlands gang members are more violent than their older counterparts and police have noticed there are more on the streets than ever before.
Source: Redline Daily Facts Date: September 5, 2010
Anti-gang program leads to crime reduction in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): A massive anti-gang program in Los Angeles ended on Saturday after nine weeks of successful efforts to crack down on crimes, authorities announced. The program, dubbed Summer Night Lights, was aimed at providing sports and other activities for youths in some of Los Angeles' troubled neighborhoods.
Source: Newsy Stocks Date: September 5, 2010
Gang feuds spur shootings (Miami, FL): West Kendall, where baseball fields, horse trails and shopping centers are the norm, has witnessed eight drive-by shootings over the past eight months, a result of heightened gang activity,
Source: West Kendall Today Date: September 5, 2010
Gang raid follows months of intelligence gathering (Visalia, CA): Before the sun had a chance to rise over the Central Valley on Tuesday, Jerry Hunter had traded his suit and tie for an all-black tactical uniform. He eagerly rolled out with scores of his state agents driving unmarked vehicles of all colors and sizes.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 5, 2010
Three arrested in Fillmore on suspicion of gang activity (Fillmore, CA): Officers with the Fillmore Gang Unit arrested three people Saturday in connection with brandishing a handgun in an earlier gang confrontation, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: September 5, 2010
Police seek to bulletproof gang injunctions (Nashville, TN): Nashville police are trying to protect a relatively new law that allows them to ban gang members from certain areas.
Source: Boston Herald Date: September 4, 2010
Gang numbers soar (San Bernardino, CA): Law enforcement agencies are beefing up gang details in response to gang membership climbing nearly 48 percent in the past three years in San Bernardino County.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: September 4, 2010
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