Gang-Related News Articles
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Empty residence shot during gang fight (Moses Lake, WA): An apparently stray bullet hit the window of a residence during a gang-related altercation in the Larson housing area north of Moses Lake.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: January 9, 2012
Out of the gang, but still on the database (Elgin, IL): Every time LeVan Blalark gets into his car, he thinks about what might happen if he gets pulled over. For him, it’s never just a simple traffic stop.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 9, 2012
Police arrest suspected gang members (St. Catharines, ON): Niagara Regional Police say they have arrested two members of a gang which was selling drugs from a north St. Catharines home.
Source: Niagara This Week Date: January 9, 2012
Idaho high court says gang recruitment law is constitutional (Boise, ID): The Idaho Supreme Court has decided a state law designed to stop gangs from recruiting new members is constitutional.
Source: The Republic Date: January 9, 2012
Portland police arrest man in connection with summer shooting (Portland, OR): Police arrested a 20-year-old man on Saturday in connection with a gang-related shooting last summer in Northeast Portland.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: January 9, 2012
Border Patrol agents find 952 pounds of pot, gang member in desert (Tucson, AZ): Border Patrol agents at the Casa Grande Station found nearly half a million dollars worth of marijuana abandoned in the desert Sunday, and also apprehended a Guatemalan man who admitted to being in a dangerous criminal gang.
Source: KVOA 4 News Date: January 9, 2012
Woman gets 10-year sentence in Project Fusion bust (Toronto, ON): By day, Lisa Parmanand was working as a college-educated personal care worker tending to seniors and the disabled. Her sideline job was much more lucrative, secretive and dangerous: She was illegally trafficking firearms in Toronto in 2009.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: January 9, 2012
Suspect in Sheboygan Walmart shooting has gang ties, violent past (Sheboygan, WI): A 21-year-old Sheboygan man accused of killing one man and critically injuring another in a shooting outside the south-side Walmart was identified Monday as a young man with gang ties and a history of violence.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: January 9, 2012
Man sentenced to 12 years for gang-related shootings (Winnipeg, MB): A 21-year-old Winnipeg man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for two gang-related shootings in the city's West End, including one that unintentionally injured a 10-year-old girl.
Source: CBC News Date: January 9, 2012
Gang member admits to deadly Holbrook shooting (Suffolk County, NY): A reputed street gang member has admitted to his role in killing a Holbrook man as a part of a plot to kill another man. Luis Cherry pleaded guilty Friday at Suffolk County court to second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Source: Long Island Press Date: January 9, 2012
Gang Task Force head meets with city council (Chattanooga, TN): Saturday's killing in Orchard Knob has given Boyd Patterson a front-lines view of Chattanooga's War on gangs that he didn't have as an Assistant District Attorney.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: January 9, 2012
Gangs are eavesdropping on police radios via smartphone apps (Maryland) : Gang members are using police scanner smartphone apps to listen in on secure law enforcement radio transmissions. It's a tactic officers say could give criminals an unfair advantage and a means to avoid capture.
Source: SecurityNewsDaily Date: January 9, 2012
Group: Residents must help curb crime (Stockton, CA): Knowing police officers can't be the only tool to fight crime, several Stocktonians took it upon themselves to rally against violence in 2011.
Source: The Record Date: January 9, 2012
Two suspects arrested after shooting, pursuit in Edinburg (Edinburg, TX): Police arrested two suspects after a gang-related shooting and police pursuit Monday morning.
Source: The Monitor Date: January 9, 2012
Roller rink shooting by rival gangs, police say (Waterford, MI): Waterford police say it appears rival gangs from Pontiac were involved in a shooting that left five people wounded last month at a roller skating rink.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: January 8, 2012
16-year-old arrested after Saturday shooting (Chattanooga, TN): A 16-year-old was charged in a shooting Saturday night that police believe to be gang-related.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 8, 2012
Gang-related shooting leaves one man hurt (Chattanooga, TN): A man is shot Saturday night and a juvenile is charged with attempted first degree murder. It happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. 19-year-old Ronald Spence told police that he was walking in the area of Camden Street and Dodson Avenue when he was approached by the suspect who called out to him.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 8, 2012
Beat Down Posse leader's trial begins (Minneapolis, MN): The leader of a notorious north side gang known as the Beat Down Posse is now going on trial as prosecutors try to prove Joe Gustafson Sr. and his son were running a criminal enterprise involving guns, drugs and violence.
Source: FOX 9 News Date: January 8, 2012
Black Disciples leader who ran drug, gun trade, dead at 60 (Chicago, IL): On the street, Jerome Freeman was king. They called him "King Shorty," reputed leader of the Black Disciples street gang. At just over 5-feet tall, the moniker fit.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 8, 2012
Gang member arrested in Orchard Park shooting (Clarksville, TN): A man authorities say is affiliated with the Crips street gang has admitted to shooting another man in what he said was an act of self-defense.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle Date: January 8, 2012
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