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Small group attends rally against Ogden gang injunction (Ogden, UT): Eight protesters were on time for a rally on the stairs of the Ogden City Municipal Building Saturday afternoon to voice their concerns over a proposed revival of the Ogden gang injunction, which was once struck down by the Utah Supreme Court.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: November 15, 2015

To fight gangs, rebuild Ogden's Mexican-American culture (Ogden, UT): Virginia Hernandez-Reza and Diana Gil want to revive Ogden’s Mexican-American culture. If they succeed, they can change the city and reduce crime — and, perhaps, eliminate the need for second a second gang injunction.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: November 11, 2015

Paint Misbehavin' (Salt Lake City, UT): When a documentary film about the graffiti artist Banksy was screened during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Banksy himself, spray paint can in hand, took a little tour of the mountain town's walls.
Source: Salt Lake City Weekly    Date: November 11, 2015

Why does Ogden have a gang problem? (Ogden, UT): Cracking down on gang violence takes tough law enforcement, but it also signifies a deep social wound. Ogden was the first city in Utah to file an injunction to help address its unique problem with the Trece gang back in 2010. The Utah Supreme Court invalidated the Trece injunction in October 2013, but the Weber County Attorney’s Office and the Ogden Police Department want to bring it back.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: November 8, 2015

Man talks about life as a gang unit detective in Salt Lake Valley (Salt Lake City, UT): The gang landscape in Salt Lake City is always changing. One of the newer gangs to move in, The Rose Park Taliban, remains relatively unknown to most in the community, but is already rivaling some of the city’s bigger gangs.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: November 2, 2015

Gang injunctions are not new, but best practices still debated (Ogden, UT): The Ogden Trece gang injunction filed in August 2010 was the first of its kind in the state but it was far from a novel creation. “We relied heavily on what they did in California. We consulted with them, they came up a handful of times to actually work with us directly and help us through the process initially so our gang injunction is very much like the injunctions used in Los Angeles,” Chris Allred, the Weber County Attorney said. “Some gangs claim smaller turfs and some claim larger turfs, so you have to look at that, but by and large they are very similar.”
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: November 1, 2015

Police: 2 men shot in gang related incident (Salt Lake City, UT): Two males were shot with a shotgun Sunday in an incident that authorities say was gang related.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: November 1, 2015

An inside look at the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit (Salt Lake City, UT): Officers describe it as a hamster wheel, a never-ending cycle of trying to stop crime, and criminals from committing more. "It's all tied in, gangs, money, guns. It's all interwoven," said unit officer Zach Van Emmerik. There's about 100 known gangs in the Salt Lake Valley, and 2,500 to 3,500 documented gang members from local groups to those that are nationally known.
Source: KSL News    Date: October 28, 2015

Plaintiff in gang injunction lawsuit arrested by Ogden police (Ogden, UT): A plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Weber County Attorney's Office for its gang injunction was arrested on suspicion of several misdemeanors over the weekend.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: October 26, 2015

Ogden gang injunction supported by most other departments (Ogden, UT): No northern Utah agency holds its breath, waiting for a one-size-fits all solution to combating the region’s gang crime. Officials from the Weber County Attorney’s Office and Ogden Police Department say they’d like to try Ogden’s controversial injunction a second time – the first iteration, which ran from 2010 to 2013, was thrown out after the state’s Supreme Court decided the summons to enjoin members of the Ogden Trece gang were improperly issued.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: October 25, 2015

Magna man, 18, ordered to stand trial in gang-related shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): Now 18 years old, a Magna man has been ordered to stand trial for a fatal gang-related shooting that police say he carried out when he was 17.
Source: Deseret News    Date: October 23, 2015

Triggerman in Utah gang-related shooting pleads guilty (Salt Lake City, UT): A 21-year-old West Jordan man admitted in court Friday to the fatal gang-related shooting of another man two years ago in West Valley City.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 23, 2015

Suspect accused of shooting at officers during West Valley hotel raid arrested (West Valley City, UT): Officers have arrested a suspect accused of shooting at police while they were raiding a West Valley City hotel for gang members.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: October 22, 2015

Another Ogden gang injunction? Law enforcers say city needs it (Ogden, UT): “Are you aware of a gang by the name of Ogden Trece?” “Yeah.” “Can you explain to the court how it is that you know about this gang?” “I’m a member.” “OK. You indicate you’re a member of this gang. How long have you been a member?” “27 years.” “How old are you now?” “36.” That exchange between Weber County attorney Brandon Miles and former Ogden Trece gang leader Duane Dreamer during a June 2012 court hearing led the Utah Supreme Court to overturn a gang injunction in Ogden two years ago today.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: October 19, 2015

Two sue Ogden, Weber County over Trece gang injunction (Ogden, UT): Two people are suing Weber County and Ogden city in federal court, claiming that a now-defunct gang injunction violated their civil rights. The gang injunction forbid Ogden Trece gang members from associating with each other in public and set a curfew, among other restrictions aimed at curbing what Ogden police and the county attorney's office contended was a gang responsible for much of the violent crime and vandalism in Ogden.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 19, 2015

Readers react: gang injunction needs to be used again in Ogden (Ogden, UT): A series of drive-by shootings this summer have left Ogden police with little information to find the suspects.
Source: The Standard    Date: September 28, 2015

Gang related? Police look for suspect in Plain City shooting (Plain City, UT): Investigators are on the lookout for a man they believe shot a 20-year-old man during a party early Sunday.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: September 22, 2015

Shooting at house party possibly gang-related, police say (Ogden, UT): A 20-year-old man was shot in the stomach at a party early Sunday in what investigators believed could be a gang-related incident.
Source: Deseret News    Date: September 20, 2015

Gang member faces attempted-murder trial in Ogden shooting (Ogden, UT): No matter what part of the body is hit, there is a clear intent to kill when a person points a handgun at someone and pulls the trigger, prosecutors argued.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: September 11, 2015

Witnesses mum: Few leads in recent gang-related Ogden shootings (Ogden, UT): Investigators say they are still looking for leads into who shot and killed 18-year-old Corbin McGuire last month, but so far have come up with little.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: September 10, 2015

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