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More Plaintiffs Join Lawsuit Against City of Santa Barbara Over ‘Gang’ Press Conference (Santa Barbara, CA): Ten people have filed a lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara and its Police Department for slander and libel, saying they were unfairly maligned during a press conference touting the department's gang-suppression efforts.
Source: Noozhawk Date: September 1, 2014
Suspected Lincoln gang member sentenced for beating deaths (Lincoln, NE): A suspected gang member has been sentenced to prison for helping beat to death two Lincoln men last year.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: September 1, 2014
Known Gang Members Arrested For Felony Battery On Police Officer In Santa Rosa Following Fight (Santa Rosa, CA): Sonoma County deputies arrested two known gang members Saturday on suspicion of felony battery on a police officer following a fight in Santa Rosa, deputies said.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area Date: August 31, 2014
St. Paul Police Sources: City Employees Tied to Gangs Disrupt Work (St. Paul, MN): 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has found there are former gang members, some with lengthy rap sheets, working on the payroll with the city of St. Paul. St. Paul Police Department (SPPD) sources say James Jones Fields works at the Wilder Recreation Center and is supposed to help kids stay away from crime and gangs, but just two weeks ago Fields was arrested and charged with second-degree assault for firing a gun at another man behind a local bar.
Source: KSTP 5 News Date: August 31, 2014
Former gang members gather to 'Silence the Violence' in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City, OK): Korey “K-Dog” Nelson and Jose Ferreira stood side by side in an Oklahoma City park — two men committed to spreading one message: Gangs lead to violence, prison and, too often, death on metro-area streets.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: August 30, 2014
Assault leads to gang activity charge (Rome, GA): A Rome man was being held without bond Saturday morning on charges that he was allegedly involved in gang-related violence, according to Floyd County Jail reports.
Source: Rome News-Tribune Date: August 30, 2014
Judge slows Santa Ana gang-injunction process (Santa Ana, CA): Activists opposed to Orange County’s latest gang injunction, which they say will merely criminalize youth, are taking the fight to both the courthouse and the community, buoyed by recent legal victories.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 30, 2014
Ashwaubenon man faces gang charges (Bay County, WI): An Ashwaubenon man police say was the leader of a local gang faces 13 charges in Brown County.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: August 30, 2014
Sources reveal new clues in Schuylkill slayings (Philadelphia, PA): As police inched closer last night to nabbing the Vietnamese gang members who tortured, killed and dumped two brothers into the Schuylkill over a drug debt, sources revealed more details into the savage incident.
Source: Philly.com Date: August 29, 2014
Police name Winnipeg street gang targeted in drug raid (Winnipeg, MB): Police have taken the unusual step of identifying by name a Winnipeg street gang targeted in an investigation. In a news release Friday, police said four suspects were arrested during a drug investigation "regarding the African Mafia Street Gang" August 27th at a home in the 300 block of Regent Avenue West.
Source: Global News Date: August 29, 2014
Court documents show stretch of gang's drug operation (Brown County, WI): We're learning more about a gang operation in Brown County as three people police say led the group are officially charged.
Source: WBAY Action 2 News Date: August 29, 2014
Little pink gun lands Wash. gang leader in prison (Tacoma, WA): Say "hello" to his little friend. The hot pink .22 cal. rifle is hardly the stuff of “Scarface.” But it’s enough of a gun to land Carlos Carmona-Gonzalez in federal prison. A convicted felon and reputed gang leader known as “Downer,” Carmona was caught with the single-shot Keystone Sporting Arms last June after offering to sell guns to a police informant.
Source: KOMO News Date: August 29, 2014
Gang members admit role in 14-year-old's death (Boston, MA): Two members of a Boston gang have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of a 14-year-old honors student in 2010.
Source: WCVB 5 News Date: August 29, 2014
Man gets life in prison in death at Tyler park (Tyler, TX): A man convicted in the death of a woman caught in gang crossfire while at an East Texas park with her 3-year-old son has been sentenced to life in prison.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: August 29, 2014
2 plead guilty in slaying of Boston teen (Boston, MA): Two members of a Boston gang have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of a 14-year-old honors student in 2010.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News Date: August 29, 2014
Detroit police arrest 30 in response to believed gang activity on east side (Detroit, MI): Detroit police officials promised a gang crackdown in honor of a young woman who died Wednesday in a hail of bullets. On Friday, police said Operation Aundrea Garland produced 20 felony arrests, two confiscated handguns and 10 misdemeanor arrests, among other action and discoveries.
Source: The Detroit News Date: August 29, 2014
Alleged gangster admits lying in North Carolina kidnap probe (Columbia, SC): A woman described by prosecutors as a gang member dubbed "Lady Jamaica" has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents during their investigation into the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father this year, court documents show.
Source: Reuters Date: August 29, 2014
St. Paul teen gets 16 years for gang shooting that injured girl (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 16 years in prison for a gang-related shooting that injured another teen.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: August 29, 2014
1 of 3 alleged bar gunmento serve 3-year sentence (Fort Wayne, IN): A 26-year-old man was given a three-year sentence Friday for participating in a fight and shooting at a north-side bar earlier this year.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: August 29, 2014
Three El Paso bars shut down for alleged drug trafficking and gang activity (El Paso, TX): The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) shut down three El Paso bars after allegations of drug trafficking and gang activity. TABC served the Golden Nugget, the Dollhouse Bar, and the George Washington Lounge with temporary restraining orders on Friday evening forcing them to close their doors immediately.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9 Date: August 29, 2014
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