Gang-Related News Articles
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Young man shot to death in Brooklyn in possible gang rubout, police source says (New York, NY) : A gunman unloaded three shots on a busy commercial strip in Brooklyn early Tuesday night, killing a man with a single shot to the back of the head.
Source: New York Daily News Date: January 25, 2012
Minnesota's prisons locked down as feds target Indian gang (Minneapolis, MN): Federal charges against two dozen suspected members of an Indian gang were revealed on Wednesday in what authorities called a "sweeping racketeering indictment'' intended to "disrupt an extremely dangerous gang."
Source: Star Tribune Date: January 25, 2012
Top Mexican mafia leaders among defendants in gang sweep (San Diego, CA) : Federal indictments and complaints were unsealed Wednesday charging 117 street gang members and associates of the Mexican Mafia in San Diego -- including two Mexican Mafia leaders -- with racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking and firearm offenses.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: January 25, 2012
Suspected Hayward gang members arrested in robbery spree (Hayward, CA): Three gang suspects have been arrested in connection with a robbery spree Tuesday in Hayward that targeted three victims within five hours, police said.
Source: The Daily Review Date: January 25, 2012
Beaverton teen indicted on attempted murder charges in connection with gang shooting (Beaverton, OR): A 16-year-old boy has been accused of attempted murder in connection with a Beaverton gang-related shooting in November, the Beaverton Police Department reported.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 25, 2012
$800,000 anti-violence grant jeopardized by Springfield City Council delay (Springfield, MA): A state official notified the city Wednesday that an $800,000 grant to combat youth and gang violence may be in jeopardy unless the City Council can agree to accept the money by the Tuesday deadline.
Source: The Republican Date: January 25, 2012
RC gang properly served for injunction (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): A Superior Court judge determined Wednesday that the Cucamonga Kings street gang was properly served by county prosecutors who are seeking an injunction against the gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 25, 2012
Ogden PD claims gang injunctions lead to crime drop (Ogden, UT): Police say they have seen a drop in crime that they are attributing -- at least in part -- to a controversial series of restraining orders served on members of a street gang.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: January 25, 2012
Latin Kings member pleads guilty to gang-directed criminal activity (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man is pleading guilty to taking part in the criminal organization of the Latin Kings in Northwest Indiana and Chicago, including trafficking more than 330 pounds of cocaine and 2,200 pounds of marijuana, according to a plea agreement filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: January 25, 2012
In school and in a gang? Sign a contract (Gaston County, NC): Nineteen students in Gaston County Schools have signed gang contracts this school year. The contracts either acknowledge that their school believes they are gang members or that they have admitted to being involved in a gang.
Source: Gaston Gazette Date: January 25, 2012
Crime commission to release gang stats (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Crime Commission will release data Thursday on street gangs in Chicago. There are an estimated 73 active gangs in Chicago with as many as 150,000 gang members.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: January 25, 2012
Fugitive gang member wanted for attempted murder (Prince George's County, MD): U.S. marshals are looking for a member of a Prince George's County street gang accused of shooting a man twice outside a Bladensburg nightclub.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: January 25, 2012
Kettleman gang members arrested for striking police (Kettleman City, CA): Two Kettleman City gang members are behind bars after hitting Kings County Gang Task Force investigators while trying to evade arrest.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: January 25, 2012
Three teen suspects arrested for gang stabbing (Elk Grove, CA): Elk Grove police arrested three teenagers in alleged connection to the gang-related stabbing of a 26-year-old man on Jan. 24. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, authorities say.
Source: Elk Grove Citizen Date: January 25, 2012
Tougher laws sought to deal with Chattanooga's gang problem (Chattanooga, TN): Darryl Hill, resident agent in charge for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, put a fine point on Chattanooga's gang problem Monday afternoon at City Hall.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 24, 2012
Hamilton County Commission interest in repeat offender sentencing grows (Chattanooga, TN): One Hamilton County commissioner wants to review how local judges deal with repeat offenders. Several others want to ask the Legislature to stiffen penalties, even if it means paying to expand the capacity of local jails and prisons.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 24, 2012
Chicago police unveil crime-fighting strategy for areas on South and West sides (Chicago, IL): Chicago police officers from several specialized units will focus on two districts where nearly a quarter of the city's murders and shootings took place last year under a new strategy laid out Monday by Superintendent Garry McCarthy.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 24, 2012
Two more arrested in gang murder (Salisbury, MD): Two additional suspects have been charged in what police are calling the gang-related "assassination" of a 20-year-old Salisbury man on East Road.
Source: The Daily Times Date: January 24, 2012
Law enforcers hit violent drug gang hard (Buffalo, NY): In the first salvo against drug traffickers this year, FBI agents, Buffalo police and dozens of other law enforcers reported Monday that they had begun to dismantle a violent East Side drug gang.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: January 24, 2012
Hundreds gather for sixth annual regional gang conference at LCC (Kinston, NC): Educators, law enforcement professionals, and others who work with youth across Eastern North Carolina gathered in the auditorium of LCC’s Waller Building on Monday for the sixth annual Eastern Carolina Gang Conference.
Source: Kinston Free Press Date: January 24, 2012
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