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Arizona Jury Labels Hells Angels as Criminal Gang

September 24, 2009
For the first time in Arizona, Hells Angels members are being called a gang in the eyes of the courts. A recent felony assault conviction for a Hells Angel gang member resulted in a Maricopa County Superior Court jury also labeling the Hells Angels a criminal street gang.

Massive Police Raid Targets Brutal L.A. Gang

September 24, 2009
Los Angeles cop Juan Aguilar has been battling the Avenues hoodlums long enough to have seen the gang at its most vicious. During his five years working an anti-gang detail on streets the Avenues claim as their own in the city's northeastern reaches, gang members are accused of gunning down a man in broad daylight as he held his 2-year-old granddaughter's hand, opening fire on LAPD officers with an assault rifle and killing a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy.

Dropouts Cost California $1 Billion in Juvenile Crime Costs

September 24, 2009
High school dropouts, who are more likely to commit crimes than their peers with diplomas, cost the state $1.1 billion annually in law enforcement and victim costs while still minors, according to a study being released today.

San Francisco Police Try to Head Off Mission District Gang War

September 22, 2009
San Francisco police redoubled enforcement efforts in the Mission District on Monday after a pair of shootings on the same street over the weekend left three men dead, including a NorteƱo gang member who had been repeatedly cited for violating the city's gang injunction.

Major Police Raid Targets L.A.'s Notorious Avenues Gang

September 22, 2009
Hundreds of police officers and federal law enforcement agents launched a major assault on the Avenues gang this morning, hoping to deal a blow to an elusive group they say is responsible for some of Los Angeles' most notorious street crime.

American Airline Employees Arrested For Using Commercial Aircraft To Ship Drugs

September 15, 2009
Eight American Airlines employees were among the 23 people arrested in Miami and Puerto Rico as part of Drug Enforcement Administration's "Operation Heavy Cargo" that uncovered a drug trafficking organization that used commercial aircraft to import cocaine.

Discovery Channel and Oakland PD Argue Over Gang Crime in City

September 15, 2009
Oakland, according to police spokesman Jeff Thomason, has only a half-dozen gangs. What's even more astonishing is that police say that just a dozen of the more than 200 homicides in this city in 2008 and 2009 have been listed as gang-related killings.
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Cops: City Worker Hid Gang Guns in Kids' Toy Box

September 8, 2009
Police charged a City of Raleigh employee with several counts of child abuse Monday after they accused him of storing gang members' guns in his children's toy box.

Four Gang Members Charged with Attempted Murder of Chicago Officer

September 1, 2009
Four men were charged Sunday with allegedly trying to kill an off-duty Chicago police officer in a Southwest Side shooting that one police source said erupted when they mistook the gang-enforcement officer for a gang rival.

Idaho Officers Shoot, Kill Reputed Gang Member

September 1, 2009
Mario Armando Vasquez was shot to death early Sunday morning along Garrity Boulevard in Nampa at the end of a pursuit that led Idaho State Police from west Boise to Nampa.
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