Dangerous gang battles averted, police claim

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Jeff Nagel (BC Local News) | December 07, 2010 Police say they’re trying to put a lid on a new round of violence that has threatened to erupt between Metro Vancouver gangs. Tensions have risen in recent weeks in the wake of the high-profile targeted murder of a suspected gangster in October at a Burnaby […]

Authorities conduct gang sweep in Indio

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Phil Willon (Los Angeles Times) December 7, 2010 Hundreds of law enforcement officers swept through the Riverside County city of Indio early Tuesday morning rounding up gang members and others with outstanding warrants and searching their homes, authorities said. The officers, who came from across Southern California, targeted 450 locations of known gang members, authorities […]

US officials meet with alleged boy assassin in Mexico, but his citizenship not yet determined

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OSWALD ALONSO (Associated Press) December 7, 2010 JIUTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — U.S. Embassy officials met with Mexico’s alleged child assassin to check on his welfare and provide him with information on a lawyer in the case that he is an American, a spokesman said Tuesday. Mexican officials and his family say the boy, 14, who […]

DPS seizes $1 million in cash from Texas drug gang

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The Associated Press Dec. 7, 2010 GARLAND, Texas — Texas law enforcement officials have seized an estimated $1 million in cash they say was going to be used to buy drugs in Arizona. Department of Public Safety Capt. Jeoff Williams said Tuesday at a news conference in Garland that authorizes arrested five gang members in […]

Police warn about holiday door-to-door solicitors

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Veronica Rocha (Times Community News) December 6, 2010 The holiday season often prompts open wallets for charity, but police are telling residents to be wary of false solicitors who lack the proper permits. The Glendale Police Department issued the alert after receiving several reports of solicitors who were going door to door in north and […]

Anti-gang strategy focuses on youth

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Jason van Rassel (Calgary Herald) Monday, December 06, 2010 P revention and early intervention for troubled youths will form the backbone of a gang-reduction strategy the provincial government will unveil today. Although policing initiatives aimed at cracking down on organized crime will also get a boost in the plan, Justice Minister Alison Redford said programs […]

Father Finds Son Shot to Death Outside Whittier Home

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KTLA News December 5, 2010 WHITTIER — Police in Whittier are searching for suspects, after a father found his son shot to death outside their home. The shooting happened in the 7600 block of Boer Avenue around 4 p.m. Saturday. Detectives say the victim’s father heard a door slamming, then walked outside to find his […]

Chicago police see spike in cop killings, assaults

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DON BABWIN (Associated Press) | December 4, 2010 CHICAGO — The police officer was in full uniform, gathering evidence from a car break-in when someone walked into the garage and shot him and the car’s owner in the head, then fired another bullet into their heads as they lay on the ground. The brazen, daylight […]

Remaking one of Easton’s hard-knock blocks

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Christopher Baxter (THE MORNING CALL) | December 4, 2010 The most colorful landmark on Northampton Street near downtown Easton is a mural painted in a public housing complex. It portrays an idyllic city block — a man walks a dog in a lush green park, where children flock to an ice cream cart in front […]

Portland man charged with gang-related Gresham murder

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Jeff Thompson, kgw.com December 4, 2010 PORTLAND – An 18-year-old Portland man was arrested in connection with a shooting death early Saturday morning, Gresham Police said. Investigators believed the shooting was gang-related. Police received reports of a shooting near NE 172nd Avenue and E Burnside Street just after midnight Saturday morning. The 24-year-old victim was […]

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 […]