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  • Buffalo, N.Y. west side safer with conviction of gang members
    Buffalo, N.Y. west side safer with conviction of gang members (Video)
    After a long seven week jury trial it was announced Friday by N.Y. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. that four members of the west side gang, 10th Street Gang were convicted of racketeering conspiracy, multiple violent crimes in aid of...
  • CPD
    FBI agents hit Chicago South and West Side streets to fight gangs
    For the past week, it is been apparent that something was changing on the streets of Chicago. Evening after evening, night after night, there were parades of Illinois State Police cars traveling around the city – primarily on the main...
  • Indictment handed down on Imperial Gangsters members
    Indictment handed down on Imperial Gangsters members
    The unsealing of a indictment returned by the federal grand jury in the Southern District of Florida, on July 31, 2014 was announced Monday charging five alleged gang members of the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation for their roles in multiple...
  • Detroit One Initiative brings down Latin Counts gang members
    Detroit One Initiative brings down Latin Counts gang members
    Michigan United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today the arrest and indictments of 33 Latin Counts street gang members. The Latin Counts gang operates in southwest Detroit and the down-river communities of Lincoln Park and Ecorse....
  • Attending high-performing schools boosts health among poor LA minority children
    Attending high-performing schools boosts health among poor LA minority children
    According to a new UCLA-led study, minority children in Los Angeles who attend high-performing schools are less likely to become involved in both risky and very risky health behaviors. The study was published online on July 21 in the journal...
  • Chicago Latin King leader sentenced on RICO conspiracy
    Chicago Latin King leader sentenced on RICO conspiracyIn 2008, Juan Amaya, aka “
    In 2008, Juan Amaya, aka “Crow” played his part as gang leader or “Regional Inca” of the Almighty Latin King Nations 26th Street Region, in an area known as Little Village in Chicago, Illinois. From his perch, he ruled over...
  • Nashville gang enforcement arrest 33 over weekend
    Nashville gang enforcement arrest 33 over weekend
    Yesterday, it was reported the Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee last weekend completed an operation that brought in 33 arrest. At least twice a week, officers and supervisors representing each of seven precincts and...
  • Teen gangs
    Delinquent teens more likely to meet violent deaths as adults
    Delinquent youth are at a significantly higher risk for violent death as adults, according to a study published in the June 16 online journal Pediatrics. The Northwestern University study reports that most of the deaths involved firearms and women...
  • Chicago TVL gang member, heroin dealer sentenced
    Chicago TVL gang member, heroin dealer sentenced
    The Chicago Police and FBI carried out a drug trafficking investigation, named “Operation Blue Knight” that lead to the arrest of 31 federal and 65 state defendants in November 2010, among the arrestees was Timothy Allison, 34, known...
  • Truth about gang initiations and innocent bystanders
    Truth about gang initiations and innocent bystanders
    Occasionally, an email, tweet, Facebook, or Esomething is passed around feverishly regarding "gang initiation week" that causes innocent people to be killed or harmed. This leads to "I heard" and "someone said." These...
  • California street gang indicted under RICO
    California street gang indicted under RICO
    Yesterday, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson announced charges against 27 members of the Sur Santos Pride, also known as SSP, a San Jose, California based criminal street gang that operated under the...
  • train
    California is suffering from hubris.
    I got this piece by Hunter Lewis from Chuck Mann on Facebook. It gives a good general economic background for what I want to address in California in this installment of the Grumpy Libertarian. I edited for some typos in the version I copied, but...
  • Gang Violence
    Comprehensive causation overview of the street gangs in the United States
    INTRODUCTIONCriminal law and criminal justice has always struggled in finding a gang definition that can reach a consensus among everyone who is involved in dealing with the gangs, the effects of the gangs, and the problems associated with the...
  • Guerrero
    Mexico prison stormed
    A Mexican prison was stormed in Iguala, Guerrero on Friday. The prison was the scene of deadly gunfire in which six men disguised themselves as police officers and entered the facility in a stolen pickup truck while pretending to transfer an...
  • Another gang member taken off the streets in New York
    Another gang member taken off the streets in New York
    On Monday, November 25, 2013 Bricktown Gang member Jarrell Williams, 23, of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for gang racketeering activities. The announcement was made by Richard S. Hartunian, U.S. Attorney, Northern...