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Reputed Gang Member, Wanted for Attack on L.A. Deputies, Arrested in Mexico

July 21, 2009
An alleged Whittier gang member wanted in an attack on two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies nearly nine years ago has been arrested in Mexico, authorities announced Monday.

NJ Corrections Losing Ground Against Prison Gangs

July 20, 2009
New Jersey corrections investigators say they're losing ground in the fight against prison gangs, because they lack the manpower and funding, the Star-Ledger reports.

Charlotte Federal Anti-Gang Office Established

July 16, 2009
A permanent federal anti-gang office will open in Charlotte by the end of the summer, U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick announced Wednesday.

L.A. to Sever Ties with Prominent Gang-Intervention Agency

July 16, 2009
Los Angeles City Hall officials are preparing to sever ties with one of the more high-profile gang intervention organizations in South L.A., a decision the agency head decried as "an injustice" -- even dangerous because of the agency's success in reducing violence between rival gangs. The city's Gang Reduction & Youth Development office plans to end its contract with Unity T.W.O. Inc. at the end of the month.

Fugitive Mexican Politician is Tied to Gang Targeting Police

July 16, 2009
Last week, Julio Cesar Godoy was a congressman-elect. This week, he is a fugitive.

27 Seized in Second Phase of L.A.-Area Gang Sweep

July 8, 2009
Federal authorities on Wednesday announced the arrests of 11 additional members of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens street gang, which is at the center of a massive racketeering case dubbed Operation Knock Out.

Mongols Ex-Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering, Faces 20 Years in Prison

July 8, 2009
Ruben "Doc" Cavazos, the former Mongols motorcycle gang leader indicted with 78 others last year for allegedly ordering murders, extortion, drug trafficking, and attacks on gang opponents, has pleaded guilty to a count of racketeering that could send him to prison for 20 years.

Alleged Gang Member Will Be Tried For Drive-by Murders

June 30, 2009
A San Francisco judge ordered a 22-year-old alleged gang member Monday to stand trial in the slaying of a father and his two sons, citing the testimony of a surviving family member who said he got a good look at the defendant's face as he opened fire on an Excelsior district street, SFGate.com reports.

Nationally Recognized "Gang Peacemaker" Arrested in Federal Gang Sweep

June 24, 2009
Alex Sanchez, executive director of Homies Unidos, was taken into custody by FBI agents this morning at his Bellflower, Calif., home. Sanchez and several members of MS-13, one of the nation's most ruthless and notorious gangs, were named as co-conspirators in the indictment, which will be unsealed later today, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

Indictment Offers Details of 18th Street Gang's Workings

June 18, 2009
A court document charges about 40 members and associates of the Columbia Lil Cycos -- a clique of the 18th Street gang -- with being involved in a racketeering conspiracy that allegedly involved murder, drug trafficking, money laundering, kidnapping, and other crimes.
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