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Born and raised in Los Angeles. Currently residing in NYC

Suit: Union City letting gang target blacks

By: Henry K. Lee (San Francisco Chronicle) January 28, 2010 Union City police and school officials have failed to protect African American students from a Latino gang, whose members killed a black youth in 2007 at a middle school and then shot at his friends last weekend in Hayward, according to attorneys who filed a […]

Local agencies help with statewide gang roundup

By: Neal Wagner (Shelby County Reporter) January 28, 2010 A pair of Shelby County law enforcement agencies recently aided federal and state officials in arresting 27 suspected gang members throughout the state. The Pelham Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office provided manpower, booking facilities and other help to agents with the U.S. Immigration […]

L.A. shootings leave 3 dead, 4 wounded

By: Jack Leonard (LA Times) January 25, 2010 Three people were killed and four wounded in half a dozen shootings late Saturday and early Sunday in Los Angeles County, authorities said. The violence began in Van Nuys about 9:25 p.m. Saturday when an unidentified man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the 15800 block […]

Community works to stem gang graffiti

By Sarah De Crescenzo (The Porterville Recorder) January 24, 2010 TERRA BELLA — Community leaders gathered Wednesday night at the Presbyterian Church of Terra Bella for a discussion about how to stem a recent rise in vandalism believed to be the work of street gangs. The rash of vandalism — ranging from repeated tagging to […]

Gang slaying has police, residents concerned

By:  Michael P. McConnell (Daily Tribune) January 13, 2010 FERNDALE — The city’s first gang slaying has residents and police concerned about future gang activity in Ferndale, said Police Chief Michael Kitchen. “This fatal shooting was a wake-up call for us and the residents to be on guard against gang behavior,” Kitchen said of last […]

Berwyn police gang unit makes impact: Undercover investigations rise; felonies and misdemeanors drop

By: Joseph Ruzich (Chicago Tribune) January 13, 2010 Crime is down and arrests are up a little bit in Berwyn since a new gang tactical unit hit the streets in August. “Something had to be done,” said Berwyn Mayor Robert Lovero. “Berwyn isn’t the Wild West, and these gang members aren’t going to be allowed […]

Gang-related attack leaves teen shot in Bridgeport

Sun-Times Media Wire January 13, 2010 Police are seeking two male suspects in the shooting of a 18-year-old man who was shot in the upper left shoulder Tuesday night in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. At 6:47 p.m. on the 910 block of West 32nd Street, the teen was standing outside his home […]

Tustin teen dies in shooting

By: Corina Knoll (LA Now/LA Times) January 10, 2010 A 16-year-old Tustin boy was killed early this morning in what is believed to have been a gang-related shooting, Tustin Police Sgt. Jeff Blair said. Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 15800 block of Myrtle Avenue about 2 a.m. but found only […]

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