*** Two purported Crips members allegedly beat a 16-year-old boy who wanted out of the gang in Memphis, TN:
"Terrifying, scary, upsetting, hurt, uproar, I was boiling over." Keisha Thompson is reacting to this video in it you see her 16-year-old son beaten repeatedly by two [alleged] members of her son's former gang, the Crips. "Why are they beating up like he's not a human being," she said.
*** More than a dozen suspected members from the Baby Insane Crips have been busted following an investigation into a series of shootings in Long Beach, CA: "most of those arrested were booked on murder and burglary charges after being linked to 13 shootings in the city between Nov. 19, 2009, and Dec. 3, 2011."
*** Parents of a 17-year-old girl are charged with killing a Crips thug who allegedly pimped out their daughter in San Franciso, CA.
*** Paroled gang member was behind triple homicide during home robbery in Sacramento, CA.
*** Gang busting in Buffalo, NY:
After five rounds of coordinated raids, 44 members and associates for the 10th Street Gang and 18 associates of the 7th Street Gang have been indicted in federal court. Already, 14 people have been convicted. And they are doing hard time -- decades in some cases -- in federal prison. In the meantime, the homicide rate has dropped dramatically as well.
*** Kids go gangsta in St. Louis, MO: "'what we’ve noticed the major recruiting grounds for the City of St. Louis are actually the middle schools and the high schools,' explains Captain Ronnie Robinson, Commander of Special Operations for the St. Louis City Police Department."