Juveniles indicted in gang-related incident

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Pete Skiba (Albany Herald) Dec. 3, 2010 ALBANY, Ga. — Despite getting beat up, a 15-year-old student at Dougherty High School will face juvenile charges related to gang terrorism along with three other of her gang members, a Dougherty Judicial Circuit official said. A grand jury indicted one 17-year-old student, Keyanna Knight, as an adult […]

Trenton looking into feud between 2 gangs

Associated Press December 3, 2010 TRENTON, N.J. — Police in New Jersey’s capital say they’re trying to quell a brewing feud between two rival gangs. Trenton police say officers observed problems between two rival gangs, the Latin Kings and MS-13. Reputed MS-13 member Robert Rivera was arrested and charged on Thursday with firing shots at […]

Charles Manson Had Cell Phone in Prison

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Jack Dolan (Los Angeles Times) December 3, 2010 SACRAMENTO — Contraband cell phones are becoming so prevalent in California prisons that guards can’t keep them out of the hands of the most notorious and violent inmates: Even Charles Manson, orchestrator of one of the most notorious killing rampages in U.S. history, was caught with an […]

Let’s Meet: Chicago Police’s New Approach To Gangs

In Chicago, police are trying a different approach to stop gang violence. First, they meet with gang members and let them hear firsthand from residents who are tired of violence. The gangs are even offered help finding jobs. But then comes the part you might call “All for One and One for All”: If any […]

Oregon’s largest city aims laws at gun violence

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The Associated Press | December 2, 2010 PORTLAND — The Portland City Council has approved laws aimed at curbing gun violence, although critics question whether the ordinances are constitutional and say they may unfairly target young blacks. The laws are a result of a resurgence in gang violence in the past two years. The Oregonian […]

Public would be informed of gang activity under bill waiting for governor’s OK

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NJ.com | December 02, 2010 Legislation sponsored by Assembly Law and Public Safety Chairman Gordon Johnson to ensure the public is informed of gang activity in their community has received final legislative approval. The bill (A-3264/S-1537) clarifies that information contained in gang related incident offense reports be forwarded to the Superintendent of State Police and […]

List of “rules” found in street gang leader’s home

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Paul Cherry (The Gazette) | December 2, 2010 MONTREAL – Sentencing arguments have begun in a drug trafficking case involving the reputed leader of one of the more notorious street gangs in Montreal. Chenier (Big) Dupuy, 34, was described by a Montreal police street gang expert as the leader of the BoGars, a gang that […]

Girls charged with street gang terrorism

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Jim Wallace (WALB News) | Dec 02, 2010 ALBANY, GA – Four teenage girls are charged with street gang terrorism after one was beaten in a gang initiation at Dougherty High School. The 17 year old suspected ringleader was indicted as an adult, while the other three, who are under 16 years old, are charged […]

Services flood into Rio slums after police takeover, but police net few drug gang members

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JULIANA BARBASSA (Associated Press)| December 2, 2010 RIO DE JANEIRO — The lights went back on, the trash finally went out and a week of tension and violence came to a close in two of Brazil’s most notorious slums on Thursday — but with police instead of drug gangs patrolling the narrow streets. Police and […]

Hartford Man Gets 12 Years In Prison For Gun, Drug Sales

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EDMUND H. MAHONY (The Hartford Courant) December 2, 2010 A Hartford man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling guns and drugs to a federal undercover agent. In February and March of 2009, federal prosecutors said, Terrawane Nickson, 33, conspired to sell or sold crack cocaine to the unidentified undercover operative on […]

Mexican Police Capture Alleged Zetas Drug Gang Boss

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VOA News 02 December 2010 Mexican federal police say they have captured a regional leader of the Zetas drug gang, who allegedly trafficked drugs from the Dominican Republic and Panama to the United States. Security official Luis Cardenas said Thursday that Eduardo Ramirez Valencia was detained Wednesday along with an accomplice in Hidalgo state. Cardenas […]

AP IMPACT: Cartel arrests did not curb drug trade

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By ELLIOT SPAGAT, MARTHA MENDOZA (Associated Press) December 1, 2010|6:26 a.m. CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — On a sleepy boulevard of motels and fast-food joints near the Mexican border, police stopped a car with a broken tail light. In the trunk, he found a trash bag containing 48 pounds of narcotics, and in the driver’s pocket, […]