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Grappling with gangs, Salt Lake City turns to racketeering laws (Salt Lake City, UT): When it comes to gang activity, most people picture cities like Los Angeles and Newark. But gangs are a problem in unexpected places, too — like Salt Lake City, where law enforcement officials are using federal racketeering charges to try to bring them down.
Source: NPR News    Date: June 18, 2014

Salt Lake City man ordered to stand trial in gang-related killing (Salt Lake City, UT): What began as a celebration of life last year ended in chaos and confusion when a 28-year-old man was shot outside a Salt Lake City house party.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 4, 2014

Two gang members stab man at party, police say (Ogden, UT): A man was in critical condition after being stabbed by two gang members Saturday, police said.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: June 2, 2014

Crips in Utah: Gang culture invades an unlikely turf (Salt Lake City, UT): Just before gunfire rang out last month in a heavily guarded federal courtroom, Hema Katoa saw the defendant suddenly rise from his chair and charge the man in the witness box who was testifying against him.
Source: USA Today    Date: May 26, 2014

Alleged Ogden gang shooter nears court decision (Ogden, UT): A 17-year-old boy who allegedly shot another person has been charged as an adult with attempted murder and his case appears to be moving swiftly toward a resolution.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: May 6, 2014

Gang-related stabbing leaves police stumped (West Valley City, UT): A 19-year-old man was stabbed several times during an altercation with several other men early Saturday morning. Police say the incident is gang-related.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 3, 2014

Prison lockdown lifted but tensions remain high (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah's state prisons, in both Draper and Gunnison were put on lock down Monday afternoon. Fear of gang violence prompted the move after the shooting of known Tongan Crip Gang member Siale Angilau at Salt Lake's new Federal Court House. Friday morning visitors will be allowed back to the state prisons, the move is made with caution after five days of added security.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: April 25, 2014

Officials warned of potential gang retaliations in wake of courthouse shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): A courtroom shooting that killed an alleged member of the Tongan Crip Gang is now prompting threats for more bloodshed.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News    Date: April 24, 2014

Gangs still prevalent in Utah with members as young as 5, police say (Sandy, UT): When Unified police detective Esekia "Skee" Afatasi gave his presentation on youth gangs at the Utah Gang Conference a few years ago, he was seeing documented gang members as young as 7 years old.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 23, 2014

From prep football to prison, gang life led to destructive path (Salt Lake City, UT): Siale Angilau wore number 65 as an all-region football player at East High School in 2005. Two years later, the Utah State Prison listed him as inmate number 173338.
Source: Deseret News    Date: April 21, 2014

Courthouse shooting: Gang member dies after being shot in federal court (Salt Lake City, UT): Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: April 21, 2014

Law enforcement agencies apprehend gang member (St. George, UT): Members of the St. George Fraudulent Identity and Security Threat unit, along with the U.S. Marshal's Office Joint Criminal Apprehension Team and the Washington County Area Drug Task Force, arrested a known gang member on Wednesday.
Source: The Spectrum    Date: April 10, 2014

Gangs are becoming a growing threat across Utah (Salt Lake City, UT): Law enforcement says gang activity is on the rise and something to be concerned about going into the summer. "Meth is ramped, heroin is making a big come back right now," said Detective Zach Van Emmerik with the Metro Gang Unit.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News    Date: April 4, 2014

Santa Clara man accused in gang drug trafficking case (St. George, UT): Federal officials arrested a Santa Clara resident this week as part of an operation targeting more than a dozen alleged gang members and associates who are believed to have been involved in trafficking illegal drugs.
Source: The Spectrum     Date: April 4, 2014

Salt Lake County to launch regional gang reduction initiative (Salt Lake City, UT): Law enforcement agencies in Salt Lake County have units dedicated to suppressing gang activity. But neither Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder nor Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank believe their departments are the sole answer to preventing youths from joining gangs, let alone dealing with the consequences of their activities.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 11, 2014

Arrested gang member faces new charges (Salt Lake City, UT): New charges were filed Tuesday against a West Valley man who police say once proclaimed he would always attack rival gang members "no matter what the consequences."
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 11, 2014

Police arrest alleged gang member suspected in drive-by shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): An 18-year-old alleged gang member who once told authorities he "doesn't expect to live past 25" was arrested by Salt Lake City police Thursday on an outstanding warrant.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 9, 2014

Gang members plead guilty in N. Salt Lake auto thefts and stabbing (Farmington, UT): Three Kearns men with gang ties who wrecked two cars and attacked another man in September have entered guilty pleas to charges.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: February 12, 2014

Man wounded in Ogden gang-related shooting (Ogden, UT): Police are looking for two suspects who approached a group of five individuals and shot one of them Tuesday night after a verbal confrontation. The case appears to be gang-related and has been turned over to the Ogden Metro Gang Unit.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: January 29, 2014

Gang members accused of tying down woman, forcing tattoos on her (Salt Lake City, UT): Members of the Silent Aryan Warriors gang are accused of tying down a female member, disrobing her and forcibly tattooing her abdomen, identifying her as a "rat."
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 19, 2013

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