Gang-Related News Articles
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Drug arrests herald new street gang, police say (Winnipeg, MB): Police have arrested eight people in an effort to clamp down on an emerging street gang, and have seized cocaine and OxyContin. Officers from the street crimes unit seized the drugs as part of an investigation that cracked down on mid-level dealers operating mainly in the city's south end.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 2, 2012
Gang leader to be arraigned today on new charges (Fall River, MA): A New Bedford gang leader will be arraigned today on charges he recruited an associate to kill a 28-year-old man.
Source: South Coast Today Date: March 2, 2012
San Rafael gang teen who fired semiautomatic gets chance to avoid prison (San Rafael, CA): A 17-year-old San Rafael gang member who shot a semiautomatic at three people in the street was placed on probation for five years.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: March 2, 2012
Graffiti in Fort Smith homes could be gang-related (Fort Smith, AR): Police said several gangs could be responsible for the graffiti that's popping up in Fort Smith neighborhoods.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News Date: March 2, 2012
Columbia proactive patrol makes 41 arrests (Columbia, MO): In response to a series of seven shots-fired incidents since Jan. 24 that police have declared gang-related, Columbia police officers have been conducting what they term "proactive patrols" in and around the downtown area.
Source: Columbia Missourian Date: March 2, 2012
Monrovia gang member to be sentenced for 2009 murder (Pasadena, CA): A Monrovia gang member is is awaiting sentencing for the 2009 slaying of another man along Colorado Boulevard.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: March 2, 2012
Fighting gang violence in south Seattle ... with boxing gloves (Seattle, WA): A community advocate in Seattle's Rainier Valley area has a plan to help combat gang violence without putting more officers on the street -- a boxing gym and education center.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: March 2, 2012
Watsonville man pleads no contest in 2011 berry field carjacking (Watsonville, CA): A Watsonville man arrested after a carjacking in October pleaded guilty to carjacking and participation in a criminal street gang Friday and will be sentenced to eight years in prison.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: March 2, 2012
Two Merced men arrested for methamphetamine for sale, gang conspiracy (Merced, CA): Two Merced men were arrested on the 1200 block of V Street Friday afternoon for possession of methamphetamine for sale and gang conspiracy.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: March 2, 2012
A look at Santa Monica's Gang Violence: Part three (Santa Monica, CA): When Angel Villaseñor was growing up in the Pico Neighborhood, he always looked up to his older brothers who were involved in gangs when they were young. He remembers how he was infatuated with the gang-culture and the respect they received from their peers.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror Date: March 2, 2012
Grant to target gang activity (Newburyport, MA): With local budgets stretched to their limits, police departments in Newburyport, Salisbury and Amesbury recently received some good news from the federal government in the form of a $90,000 grant to combat gang-related activity in the communities.
Source: The Daily News Date: March 1, 2012
Suspected gang member shoots young man riding bike in southwest Houston (Houston, TX): A suspected gang member is on the loose after shooting a young man riding a bike in southwest Houston late Wednesday, according to Houston police.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: March 1, 2012
Four men sentenced for 2009 Santa Monica gang shooting at Virginia Avenue Park (Santa Monica, CA): Four men involved in Santa Monica’s last fatal gang-related shooting, which occurred on Nov. 3, 2009, have all been convicted in the past week with sentences ranging from 50 to 90 years behind bars.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror Date: March 1, 2012
Opening arguments begin in Galaxy Star gang case (Nashville, TN): Two gang members accused in a wide-ranging racketeering case involving a defunct anti-gang nonprofit were just "putting in work" when they participated in at least three murders, prosecutors said.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 1, 2012
Coalition of grassroots groups will join Hands Across Harlem in a public effort to reduce gang and gun violence (Harlem, NY): A coalition of groups from across the city is formulating an ambitious program to combat gang and gun violence in Harlem. If organizers have their way, Uptown will host a never before seen event — Hands Across Harlem, a human chain stretching along 125th St. from Second Ave. to Broadway.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 1, 2012
Teen's kidnapping may have gang link (Montreal, QC): When Robert Paris heard about the young man who was kidnapped in Montreal North on Wednesday night, his reaction was spontaneous. For Paris, a former street worker-turned-co-ordinator of Pact de rue, the incident, which saw the SWAT team arrest five youths Thursday morning, is a reminder of the persistent presence of street gangs in Montreal, despite the best efforts of organizations like his, the police and schools to get vulnerable kids into boxing or basketball, and away from extortion and dealing.
Source: The Gazette Date: March 1, 2012
Bolsa shooting victim associated himself with FK gang, court hears (Calgary, AB): In the year before Sanjeev Mann was fatally shot at Bolsa Restaurant on New Year's Day 2009, he signed a form when admitted to the Calgary Remand Centre that indicated he was associated with the FK street gang.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: March 1, 2012
Jury convicts three Lawrenceville, Ga., gang members on charges of armed robbery, drug trafficking (Atlanta, GA): A federal district court jury has convicted three men of the gang called the Cartier crew on armed robbery and drug trafficking charges.
Source: The Republic Date: March 1, 2012
Eight arrested in drug, weapons busts (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police seized a large quantity of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, cash and weapons from what they say is a new street gang in the city.
Source: CBC News Date: March 1, 2012
Rival gang members in Beaverton machete-gun fight receive four years in prison (Beaverton, OR): A pair of rival gang members eyed each other through the glass of a Beaverton 7-Eleven store on a late summer night last year.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 1, 2012
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