*** The riot at the prison in Chino, CA last August "that left more than 200 injured and two buildings destroyed was triggered by an 'ongoing racial street war' between black and Hispanic gangs."
*** Three teenage boys, including two "self-admitted members of a local Southeast Asian criminal street gang," arrested in Fresno, CA "in connection with a violent party that left 12 people with gun shot wounds."
*** 16-year-old self-admitted member of Sureno 13 charged with murder of 15-year-old member of Latin Kings in Cook County, IL.
*** Jamal Shakir, leader of the Rollin' 90s Crips in Nashville, TN, gets multiple life terms: "Shakir was convicted of running a drug ring and money laundering operation that stretched from Tennessee to California. Between 1994 and 1997, authorities said, Shakir killed or was involved in the murder of nine people."
*** The September bloodbath in Fitchburg, MA that left two dead was the result of bad blood between the Latin Kings and the Bloods.
*** In Baltimore, MD police brace for gang war following the murder of the leader from Bloods off-shoot gang Tree Top Piru.
*** Member of Pasadena Denver Lanes, a faction of the Bloods gang in Baltimore, MD, gets 21 years following his federal racketeering conviction.
*** The leader of MS-13 cell in Freeport, NY gets 60 years following his federal racketeering conviction.
*** Member of Oroville Mono Boys gets life for murder of a man whom he mistakenly believed belonged to the rival Purple Brothers in Minneapolis, MN.
Some groups have more than a hundred members, others just a couple of dozen. Compared with their urban models, they are more likely to fight rivals, usually over some minor slight, with fists or clubs than with semiautomatic pistols. * * * The Justice Department distinguishes the home-grown gangs on reservations from the organized drug gangs of urban areas, calling them part of an overall juvenile crime problem in Indian country that is abetted by eroding law enforcement, a paucity of juvenile programs and a suicide rate for Indian youth that is more than three times the national average. If they lack the reach of the larger gangs after which they style themselves, the Indian gangs have emerged as one more destructive force in some of the country’s poorest and most neglected places.