Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangs taking their violence online (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles gangs used to do battle over graffiti, tags, and turf. Now, gangsters are taking their battles online, and people are dying over something as simple as something posted to Twitter.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News Date: November 17, 2011
Cops close two brothels allegedly run by targeted gang (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police say they’ve shut down two brothels run by a member of the Maniac Latin Disciples, whose members have come under intense pressure from the department after one of them allegedly shot two young girls this year.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 17, 2011
Murder suspects appear in court (San Jose, CA): Five suspects in the murder of Tara Romero, and the attempted murder of three other teens, were appointed defense attorneys at a hearing in Santa Clara County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Morgan Hill Times Date: November 17, 2011
Men, teen girl charged with gang activity (Valparaiso, IN): Two men and a teenage girl are charged with criminal gang activity following the October beating of a man outside a Portage apartment complex.
Source: The Times Date: November 17, 2011
Alleged gang members charged in first test of Skid Row crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): City prosecutors have charged two men with violating an injunction prohibiting gang and narcotics activity on Los Angeles' skid row, the first such legal action since the injunction was issued, officials said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 17, 2011
Youngest of trio of UN Gang brothers pleads guilty to drug charges (Chilliwack, BC): One of two Abbotsford brothers allegedly tied to the UN Gang and facing drug charges pleaded guilty in Chilliwack Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: November 17, 2011
Patterson heads anti-gang effort for now (Chattanooga, TN): A committee made up of local public officials set up to combat gangs on Tuesday appointed Hamilton County Assistant District Attorney Boyd Patterson as an interim project coordinator.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 16, 2011
Two of three charged in Edgewater Park deli heist linked to Bloods street gang (Edgewater Park, NJ): Two of three people charged with the gunpoint robbery of a delicatessen in Edgewater Park on Sunday were among a group that was recruiting young teenagers in Riverside into the Bloods street gang four days earlier, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: November 16, 2011
Are there gangs in your neighborhood? Check Patch's gang graffiti map (Oak Lawn, IL): Are there gangs in your neighborhood? One sign of gang activity is the graffiti they leave behind on light poles, playground equipment, traffic signs, commercial buildings, fences and garage doors—all canvasses for Oak Lawn-area gangbangers.
Source: OakLawnPatch Date: November 16, 2011
Benton County's new gang task force makes big arrests (Benton County, WA) : The newly formed Benton County gang task force has made a number of notable arrests, sending a message that gangs won't be tolerated in the county, sheriff's officials said.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: November 16, 2011
Trials ordered in alleged gang-related homicide (Madison, WI): Seven alleged gang members were ordered Tuesday to stand trial in the shooting death of a man last month on Madison’s North Side after one of the seven testified under an immunity deal.
Source: The Capital Times Date: November 16, 2011
Two charged in gang-related drug raid (Hamilton, ON): Two alleged members of the Front Line Bloods street gang are facing drug charges after a search of a Stoney Creek apartment uncovered $30,000 worth of marijuana and $5,000 in cash.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator Date: November 16, 2011
Gang behind rash of thefts arrested (Orangeburg, SC): One adult and five juveniles have been arrested in connection with a string of what police are calling gang-related burglaries and thefts from cars over the past two months.
Source: The Times and Democrat Date: November 16, 2011
Man, woman arrested in drive-by shooting (Fort Collins, CO): Two people have been arrested in a drive-by shooting in Fort Collins on Tuesday, police said. No one was injured in the shooting that police believed was fueled by bad blood between rival gang members, said Fort Collins police spokeswoman Rita Davis.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: November 16, 2011
Call to address gang violence in Flushing housing projects (Queens, NY): In the wake of the most recent shooting at Flushing’s James A. Bland House, Councilmember Peter Koo held a town hall meeting to discuss new security protocol at the Bland and Latimer housing projects.
Source: The Queens Courier Date: November 16, 2011
Mexican gang member captured in Norwalk (Norwalk, CT): A Brooklyn, N.Y. man with ties to a Mexican gang was arrested in Norwalk Monday after he allegedly refused to release a woman he drove cross country to her daughter's house.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: November 16, 2011
12 gang members arrested in Manhattan and the Bronx (Manhattan, NY): Federal prosecutors and New York police say they’ve arrested 12 members of a street gang on a variety of charges. The arrests follow a yearlong investigation.
Source: New York Post Date: November 16, 2011
Homeland security officials bust alleged Mexican gang members in East Harlem (East Harlem, NY): Officers from the Department of Homeland Security moved in the dark hours of the early morning to take down members of Los Vargos, a Mexican gang they allege terrorized East Harlem and parts of the Bronx.
Source: NY1 News Date: November 16, 2011
Gang member guilty in shooting of Fremont officer (Oakland, CA): Prosecutors say a 21-year-old gang member is facing 50 years to life in prison after being convicted in the shooting of a Fremont police officer and a series of other crimes.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 16, 2011
Crime fails to make civic election agenda despite rising gang tensions (Vancouver, BC): When Vancouver police detectives knocked on Shannen McGreevy’s door Jan. 16, 2010, she immediately feared the worst.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: November 16, 2011
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