Gang-Related News Articles
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Man shot to death at his own surprise party (Chicago, IL): It was supposed to be a surprise birthday party — complete with friends, family, music and a hired stripper. But 23-year-old fork lift truck driver Harry Rodriguez’s special day ended instead in blood and gunfire when a masked gunman burst into the party and fatally shot him in the early hours of Sunday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 23, 2011
Federal courthouse cook arrested on drug charges (Chicago, IL): An alleged Chicago gang member whose lawyer says was working as a cook at the Dirksen federal building is facing drug and gun-possession charges.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 23, 2011
Gang shooting in SE Portland targets car (Portland, OR): Another gang shooting left 20 shell casing in the lot at Southeast Foster and 92nd Saturday morning around 2:30. Witnesses say the intended target was a red Dodge Charger with chrome rims.
Source: KXL Newsradio 750 Date: October 23, 2011
Sunday brings third gang-related shooting in Portland this weekend (Portland, OR): A car hit by two bullets among at least 20 shots fired early Sunday morning marks the third day of gang-related shootings this weekend in Portland.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 23, 2011
Gang member facing life term after drug plea (Buffalo, NY): Efrain Barreto, a member of the West Side’s notorious 10th Street Gang of drug dealers, faces a possible life sentence and a fine of up to $250,000 on his guilty plea Friday to federal drug charges.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: October 22, 2011
Gang member sentenced for assault rifle slaying (San Antonio, TX): A teen gang member who admitted to roaming the streets of a West Side neighborhood with a stolen assault rifle, his younger brother by his side, was ordered Friday to serve 25 years in prison for the killing of a 16-year-old stranger.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: October 22, 2011
Ottawa plagued by youth gangs: Experts (Ottawa, ON): Kids as young as 10 are being scouted as potential gang recruits in Ottawa, a disturbing reality that has experts joining forces to tackle the issue. The public forum "Ottawa youth gangs: Pathways in, pathways out," hosted by Crime Prevention Ottawa and the Youth Services Bureau, takes place on Monday night at Ben Franklin Place.
Source: Canoe News Date: October 22, 2011
Man charged with 78 Riverside County robberies (Los Angeles, CA): A Hemet man, reportedly a member of a Los Angeles street gang, has pleaded not guilty to a series of 78 Riverside County robberies that prosecutors say he committed to support a heroin habit, local media are reporting.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 22, 2011
The FBI announces gangs have infiltrated every branch of the military (Washington, DC): The report says the military has seen members from 53 gangs and 100 regions in the U.S. enlist in every branch of the armed forces. Members of every major street gang, some prison gangs, and outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMGs) have been reported on both U.S. and international military installations.
Source: Business Insider Date: October 22, 2011
Police investigating a gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland (Portland, OR): Portland police are investigating a gang-related shooting earlier this afternoon at a TriMet bus stop in Northeast Portland.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 22, 2011
12 wounded in Friday afternoon, Saturday morning shootings (Chicago, IL): A 36-year-old woman in South Chicago was caught in gang crossfire and shot in the abdomen early Friday afternoon, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 22, 2011
El Paso police report big drop in gang membership (El Paso, TX): El Paso's gang population has dropped by nearly 2,000 in the past two years, according to police statistics that raised questions about how gang members are documented. The Police Department this week released statistics showing El Paso has 3,677 documented gang members this year compared with 3,653 gang members in 2010 and 5,665 in 2009.
Source: El Paso Times Date: October 21, 2011
Gang-related cases pile up (Vancouver, BC): The police gang task force patrolled the Vancouver Law Courts in numbers on Thursday during a bail hearing for an alleged gang member. The hearing for Sukhveer Dhak, 27, was just one of four gang-related cases before the courts yesterday.
Source: The Province Date: October 21, 2011
Detectives from Camden City, Passaic County discuss gang threats with locals at Washington Township event (Washington Township, NJ): The young woman stood, adrenaline coursing as her heart pounded, and she braced herself there in the dark, red brick-bound urban enclave. She may have been about 18, maybe in her early 20s, and the men who closed in on her in that little alley were her peers.
Source: Gloucester County Times Date: October 21, 2011
Leaders of violent drug gang that enlisted Afrika owes convicted (Harlem, NY): The top five members of a violent Harlem street crew that terrorized West 137th Street — and enlisted prep school student Afrika Owes to help them run guns — were convicted on drug and weapons charges Thursday.
Source: DNAinfo Date: October 21, 2011
Gang member involved in 'Old West' shootout headed for halfway house (Calgary, AB): One of five Calgary gang members jailed for firing at rival gangsters during an “Old West” shootout on a Chinatown street has been released from prison.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 21, 2011
Rival gangsters pack Vancouver courts (Vancouver, BC): Members of the Gang Task Force were used to boost security at the Vancouver Law Courts Thursday as four separate gang cases went ahead with rivals appearing on different floors.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 21, 2011
Gangs growing, turning to financial crimes: FBI (Washington, DC): The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday estimated there are some 1.4 million gang members in the United States and they are turning to white collar crimes as more lucrative enterprises. Gangs like the Bloods and the Crips are engaging in crimes, such as identity theft, counterfeiting, selling stolen goods and even bank, credit card and mortgage fraud, said a new FBI gangs threat assessment.
Source: Reuters Date: October 21, 2011
Top gang leader gets 40 years for violence in Little Village (Chicago, IL): The reputed No. 2 leader for the Latin Kings was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for ordering violence in the street gang’s Little Village stronghold. The sentence will run concurrently with a 20-year prison term already being served by Fernando King for a narcotics-related offense.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 21, 2011
Gang member sentenced to 90 years for DePaul student’s murder (Chicago, IL): Daisy Camacho survived being shot in the neck at a Halloween party two years ago by gangbangers who’d been asked to leave, but she lives on with the terrible guilt that the friend she invited was killed.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 21, 2011
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