‘The Peacemaker': Malik Spellman mediates gang disputes

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Kate O’Hare (Zap2It) | December 8, 2010 Thursday, Dec. 16, A&E premieres “The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars,” five half-hour episodes following gang mediator Malik Spellman as he tries to keep gang tensions in South Central Los Angeles from erupting into violence. Rapper and actor Ice-T (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) is the executive producer […]

US jury convicts 4 Highwaymen cycle club members

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Associated Press | December 8, 2010 DETROIT — Four members of the Detroit Highwaymen Motorcycle Club have been convicted in a racketeering and drug distribution case, the second such trial in a case with 91 defendants. The U.S. attorney’s office says those convicted Wednesday are 40-year-old Leonard Moore, 46-year-old Johnny Jarrell, 39-year-old Robert Flowers and […]

Latino gang eyed in Aurora teen’s shooting

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Tom McGhee (The Denver Post) | December 08, 2010 Police are trying to determine whether a gang was involved in the shooting of a 17-year-old girl outside Aurora Central High School on Monday. “Investigators believe that this incident is possibly gang-related,” Aurora police spokesman Detective Bob Friel said Tuesday. Investigators don’t believe the wounded teenager, […]

Police get new tool for fights

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Lawerence Synett (TribLocal) | December 8, 2010 Crystal Lake’s new fighting ordinance aims to deter residents from solving disputes with physical force and to stop gang members from taking part in initiation fights. The ordinance, unanimously approved during Tuesday’s city council meeting, will allow police to cite all parties involved in a fight and be […]

Cops smother gang mayhem with arrests

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Kent Spencer (The Province) | December 08, 2010 Gurmit Singh Dhak left behind twin daughters and a pregnant wife. He also touched off the latest round of gang-related mayhem in the Lower Mainland when he was gunned down two months ago in a Metrotown parking lot. The longtime gangster wasn’t a big muscle-bound stereotypical gangster. […]

Hate groups among Sumner jail gangs

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DESSISLAVA YANKOVA (Sumner County Publications) | December 8, 2010 Two of the 50-80 gangs at the Sumner County Jail now claim to be affiliated with national white power organizations, law enforcement officials say. Recent car thefts, burglaries, stolen weapons, methamphetamine labs and a triple homicide in Macon County have all led authorities to a group […]

Maid finds body parts scattered around L.A. hotel room, in backpack

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Nardine Saad (LA Times) December 8, 2010 A Pennsylvania couple is wanted in the slaying and dismemberment of a Hollywood man whose body was “cut up into five different parts — basically his limbs were removed,” said a Los Angeles detective. The body was found in a hotel near downtown Los Angeles’ skid row. Los […]

Aurora Shooting Could Be Gang-Related

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Colorado AP News Dec 8, 2010 AURORA, Colo. (AP) ? Police in Aurora say the shooting of a 17-year-old girl outside a high school could be gang-related. The girl was seriously wounded in Monday’s shooting but her current condition isn’t known. A witness told The Denver Post that the Devils Angels gang of Aurora was […]

Injunction targets brutal city gangs

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Keith Matheny (The Desert Sun) December 8, 2010 A proposed gang injunction for the city of Indio would be the largest yet created in Riverside County, law enforcement officials said. Some 125 purported members of the South Side Indio gang and affiliate gangs Jackson Terrace and Campo were to be served with notice of the […]

Anti-gang strategy welcomed by Hobbema police

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Paul Cowley (Red Deer Advocate) | December 07, 2010 An Alberta government plan to spend $1.2 million getting tough on gangs was welcomed by police in Hobbema, which has been plagued by gang violence. On Monday, Alberta Justice Minister Alison Redford called the Alberta Gang Reduction Strategy document a “blueprint” for tackling gangs in the […]

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 […]