Gang-Related News Articles
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Sacramento gang members convicted in retaliation shooting (Sacramento, CA): Isaac Givens and Cesar Santana, members of the Norteno street gang, were convicted Friday of carrying out a 2010 retaliation shooting, according to a release from the Sacramento District Attorney's office.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 11, 2012
Fighting gangs with basketball (Omaha, NE): The Salvation Army Blackhawks and Omaha Street School are tied at 41-41, and the atmosphere is tense. This north Omaha basketball league, hosted by the Hope Center for Kids and organized by violence prevention groups, is fun and exciting. Along with the games, organizers aim to teach players life skills and encourage them to make good choices.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: February 11, 2012
Norwalk Police: Gang member shot twice on Ely Avenue (Norwalk, CT): A known gang member was shot Friday night while walking from Cocchia's Liquor Store on Ely Avenue, police said. Ibo Boone, a Bronx, N.Y., native who is known to frequent Norwalk, suffered non-life threatening injuries to the right thigh and the left forearm, according to Norwalk Police Sgt. Marc Lepore, a detective bureau supervisor whose squad is investigating the shooting.
Source: The Hour Date: February 11, 2012
Teen gang member arrested in Half Moon Bay stabbing (Half Moon Bay, CA): A 17-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Friday in a stabbing at a wedding reception two weeks ago that left four people in critical condition, a San Mateo County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: February 11, 2012
County has drug problem, gang presence (Erma, NJ) : "We have a drug issue in Cape May County," Eugene Taylor, chief of detectives of the county Prosecutor's Office, told an audience at a Lower Township police community meeting Feb., 7. He said the county did not have a gang problem but had a "gang presence."
Source: Cape May County Herald Date: February 11, 2012
Four stabbed during possible gang fight in Oroville (Oroville, CA): Butte County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a large fight in South Oroville that sent four people to the hospital with stab wounds.
Source: KHSL-TV 12 News Date: February 11, 2012
Students, parents: Racial tensions sparked machete attack near GAR (Wilkes-Barre, PA) : A long-simmering battle for racial supremacy at a Wilkes-Barre high school precipitated the nearby machete attack Thursday that nearly cost a 15-year-old student his hand as he swung his arm to block another boy from a potentially fatally blow, according to students and parents whose children attend the school.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: February 11, 2012
Palmetto reviewing public nuisance ordinance (Bradenton, FL): A proposed ordinance would broaden places in Palmetto that could be designated as “public nuisances” when shown that they are attracting crime.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: February 10, 2012
Durham County: Talk up gang prevention (Durham County, NC): Durham County commissioners told the new gang-reduction strategy manager this week to make sure the public knows what he's doing and how to get involved.
Source: The News & Observer Date: February 10, 2012
Holyoke street-gang sweep results in 20 arrests for drugs and weapons (Holyoke, MA): Federal, state and local police arrested 20 alleged street gang members on drug and firearms charges in morning raids that netted 3,300 bags of heroin and two guns. "It was directed at specific gang activity," Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni said.
Source: The Republican Date: February 10, 2012
Sex slaves trafficked from Montreal to Ontario (Montreal, QC): Young sex slaves are being trafficking from Montreal into southern Ontario, QMI Agency has discovered. Recruited mostly by Montreal street gangs, these young Quebec women are being brought across the border, away from their friends and family, to be more easily controlled.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: February 10, 2012
Police say gangs not involved in knife attack on Shelby mom (Shelby, NC): Police say gangs weren't involved in the throat-slashing attack on a Shelby mother, despite finding what a city councilman and longtime sheriff's deputy says is a gang symbol at the crime scene.
Source: The Star Date: February 10, 2012
Gang prevention plan puts its best foot forward (Orange, CA): In an ongoing effort to keep kids out of gangs, law-enforcement officials on Thursday challenged about 1,200 students to stay out of trouble and do well in school by offering them free tickets to a Chivas USA professional soccer game.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 10, 2012
Teens face gang charges after robbery (Suffolk, VA): Three Suffolk teens are facing gang-related charges after police say they robbed a pizza delivery driver in December.
Source: WAVY Date: February 10, 2012
Police looking to offer gang prevention meeting in Spanish (Los Banos, CA): The Los Banos Police Department is planning a Spanish-only informational meeting on gang activity in the next few weeks. Los Banos has about 500 validated gang members that predominately belong to the Norteño or Sureño criminal street gangs or their subgroups.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: February 10, 2012
Gang member charged with slaying of boy, 15, on West Side (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member has been charged in the 2011 slaying of a 15-year-old boy on the West Side, authorities said Friday.
Source: WGN Radio 720 Date: February 10, 2012
Man beaten, stabbed, in gang-related attack (Santa Maria, CA): A man was beaten and stabbed Thursday night as he walked with a male teenager in the 200 block of N. Pine Street after several carloads of Hispanic men, 10 to 15 people, pulled up and began chasing them, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: February 10, 2012
Plains Township shooting suspect’s hearing continued (Plains Township, PA): A preliminary hearing was continued from today for a man township police say shot another man in an act of retaliation involving two rival gang members.
Source: The Times Leader Date: February 10, 2012
Feds, state, county join anti-crime blitzkrieg in two violent districts (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department's plan to target gangs and drug markets in the city's two most violent police districts is paying early dividends and will now be supplemented by an unprecedented infusion of county, state and federal resources.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 10, 2012
Gang-related drive-by shooting kills two, critically injures one (San Antonio, TX): Police are working to sort out the details of a shooting that left two people dead and one man in the hospital. Witnesses told police a dark colored car pulled up alongside a silver Mazda and opened fire at IH-10 and Fresno at about 2:00 a.m. Friday.
Source: WOAI 1200 News Radio Date: February 10, 2012
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