*** Two suspected members of MS-13 have been arrested in San Francisco, CA in connection with the murder last February of college student Moises Frias Jr. "who was shot because his friends were wearing red - a color claimed by a rival gang":
One of Moises Frias Jr.'s companions was wearing a red sweater, and another a red-and-white San Francisco 49ers cap, when their car was riddled with bullets near the Daly City BART Station on Feb. 19. Frias died before he could reach the hospital, and two of the other three young men in the car were wounded. None of the victims had anything to do with gangs, investigators said.
*** A permanent injunction has been issued against the Varrio East Side Reedley Nortenos gang in Reedley, CA which prohibits members from congregating with each other: "Members will now face arrest if they violate any of the restrictions outlined in the injunction, including loitering, wearing gang apparel, throwing gang signs or recruiting new members."
*** In Venice, CA the feds have arrested 28 alleged members of the Venice Shoreline Crips and Venice-13 street gangs on drug trafficking charges: "The Shoreline Crips have been considered a major supplier of cocaine for three decades."
*** The feds have arrested another eleven reputed members of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens street gang in southern California pursuant to an ongoing racketeering investigation:
At least 90 members of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens gang were taken into custody in May during a similar gang sweep that involved 1,400 local, state and federal officers. Charges against those gang members were outlined in several indictments that accused them of murder, drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, extortion, kidnapping and witness intimidation. The gang was also accused of racially motivated attacks against African Americans. So far, 132 of 192 gang members have been taken into custody since May, federal authorities said.
*** In Glendale, CA police arrested twenty alleged members of the Toonerville gang "in connection with four murders, assault, narcotics trafficking and weapon-related charges."
*** In Teaneck, NJ ten reputed members and associates of the Bloods have been arrested on drug trafficking and weapons charges.
*** Fulton County District Attorney warns that "gang problem is growing" in Atlanta, GA:
Atlanta police and south county law enforcement officers have identified more than 100 active gangs including the IRC, 30 Deep, Gangsta Disciples and Nine Trey Bloods. The Riverside and Westside Locos and Sur 13 are just a few of the gangs challenging north Fulton law enforcement agencies. Although many of the gangs are locally grown, several gang members have migrated from New York, New Jersey, California, North Carolina and New Orleans. The gangs encompass both male and female members. I am particularly disturbed by the tender ages of some gang members.