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Utah man gets 15 years to life for drive-by gang murder (West Valley City, UT): A 21-year-old Utah man will spend at least 15 years — and possibly the rest of his life — in prison for shooting a rival gang member in a 2013 drive-by shooting in West Valley City.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 15, 2016

Prosecutors say motive in Riverdale murder case was gang-related or self-defense (Ogden, UT): It may be up to a jury to decide if a Riverdale man killed another in an argument over gang music or if he was trying to defend himself after an attempted mugging.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: January 2, 2016

West Valley Police, ACLU reach settlement in ‘gang sweep’ case involving former West students (West Valley City, UT): The West Valley City Police Department and the American Civil Liberties Union have agreed on a settlement in the case of alleged prejudice brought by three former West High School students Monday. The complaint stems from a 2010 incident where officers came onto the West High campus and performed a “gang sweep.”
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: December 7, 2015

Youth programs, police outreach address gang involvement (Ogden, UT): Police identify nearly 900 people in Ogden as gang members or associates. Subjects in the Ogden Police Department’s gang database are as young as 16, but police say gangs identify potential members much younger than that.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: December 6, 2015

Nearly 900 ID'd by Ogden police as gang members, associates (Ogden, UT): The people identified by Ogden police as gang “members” and “associates” are mostly young Hispanic men. Much beyond that description, though, there isn’t a lot of publicly available data that shows the state of Ogden’s gang culture today or much about Ogden Trece specifically.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: November 29, 2015

Inside Injunction: Q&A with professor, former Ogden gang member (Ogden, UT): Robert Duràn wants to change the conversation about gangs. They’re not about crime, he argues, but complex social groups trying to fill the needs of marginalized communities. Duran also has a unique perspective on the issue, studying gang life from the inside.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: November 22, 2015

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

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