Gang-Related News Articles
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Manatee murder, gang racketeering suspect arrested in Atlanta (Manatee County, FL): A confidential informant helped the U.S. Marshals Service arrest a Manatee County man on the lam in central Georgia who is a suspect in an execution-style shooting in 2009.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: October 17, 2011
Budget shortfall may hold up Gang Free Initiative progress (Yakima, WA): Yakima might have to wait longer to get a director for its Gang Free Initiative. The program is designed to help fight the growing gang problem.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: October 17, 2011
Man sentenced to prison for role in gang-related disturbance (Sioux City, IA): A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a gang-related disturbance.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: October 17, 2011
Elizabeth Latin Kings member accused of killing rival gang member (Elizabeth, NJ): A 21-year-old Latin Kings gang member was arrested last week and charged with the murder of an alleged rival teenage gang member, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 17, 2011
Pittsburg party shooting that injured 9-year-old girl was likely gang-related, police say (Pittsburg, CA): Two gunmen who opened fire on a child's birthday party in Pittsburg -- injuring three teenagers and a 9-year-old girl -- were aiming at a rival gang member related to the hosts, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 17, 2011
Oñate freshman indicted in stabbing (Las Cruces, NM): An O-ate High School freshman with a criminal record has been indicted for allegedly stabbing a rival gang member at school.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: October 17, 2011
Pair found guilty of gang-style triple murder in Calgary restaurant (Calgary, AB): A Calgary jury on Monday night found two men guilty of first-degree murder in the gang-style slaying of three people in a Vietnamese restaurant on New Year's Day in 2009.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 17, 2011
Gang member sentenced for Lackawanna County murder (Scranton, PA): Two months after being convicted of first-degree murder, a Scranton man was back in court Monday to learn his fate. A judge sentenced Christian Kenyon to life in prison without parole plus an additional 35 1/2 to 71 years for murder and other crimes.
Source: WBRE News Date: October 17, 2011
P.G. needs better gang information to lure more money (Prince George's County, MD): Prince George's County police and schools must do a better job documenting gang-related crimes and youth violence if they want to receive the funding they need to stomp out the county's 300 gangs and crews, officials say.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: October 17, 2011
Salinas official named to federal task force on children, violence (Salinas, CA): A Salinas city official has been selected as part of the U.S. Attorney General's new task force addressing the impact of violence on children.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: October 17, 2011
Police say gang activity rising (Eugene, OR): The Eugene City Council fell silent Monday night as disturbing images were displayed on a large screen before them. Eugene police Detective Greg Harvey showed councilors a video of five local gang members beating a young man as part of his initiation into their gang.
Source: The Register-Guard Date: October 17, 2011
Innocent mother killed in South Sac gang shooting (Sacramento, CA): A longtime Placer county resident was killed in South Sacramento on the evening of October 14 on Della Circle. Sacramento County detectives have not definitively said the shooting is gang related, but the possibility is high.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: October 17, 2011
Massive city sting (Gilroy, CA): Nearly a quarter of the 105 suspects nabbed for theft, drugs and weapons crimes during the biggest undercover effort in Gilroy police history hail from the Garlic Capital, while local officials and supporting agencies say there are additional fugitives yet to be found.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: October 17, 2011
Dangerous gang suspect hiding in city 129 (Toronto, ON): Toronto Police say a suspected street gang member wanted in connection with a shooting over a west-end parking spot is armed, dangerous and hiding in the city.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: October 17, 2011
Gang expert testifies to gang ties in teen's slaying in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): A Santa Cruz police gang investigator said Monday that the three men held in Tyler Tenorio's slaying were all active Sureño gang members based on their tattoos, criminal records and evidence, including pictures of them with other gang members.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 17, 2011
Former gang member: We have a gang problem in Springfield (Springfield, MO): Sitting in Dickerson Park, a former gang member reflects on his life and his experiences. "Gangs are everywhere," said the man who wants to be known as Jay. "I've been shot, I've been robbed, I've been held for ransom against my will. People try to set me on fire, people shot up my mom's house before. I've done some things myself. And it's real."
Source: KSPR 33 News Date: October 17, 2011
Trenton police pulled off footposts after threat of gang hit (Trenton, NJ): Alarmed city police last night yanked foot post officers off the street after they said they had received “a credible threat” that gang members planned to shoot one of them.
Source: The Trentonian Date: October 17, 2011
Elgin shooting victims remain hospitalized (Elgin, IL): Elgin police are still investigating a shooting in the 700 block of Walnut Drive early Saturday morning that left two injured. The shooting, which is believed to be gang-related, occurred around 2 a.m. Saturday.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: October 17, 2011
Suspected gang member arrested (Manatee County, FL) : A manhunt is over for an alleged member of Manatee County's SUR-13 gang wanted on murder charges. Manuel Ramirez, 20, was arrested by the U.S. Marshal in Atlanta. He is being held in Atlanta. The sheriff's office does not know when he will be returned to Manatee County.
Source: BradentonPatch Date: October 17, 2011
Trial begins for alleged Union City gang member accused of trying to kill Fremont cop in Oakland (Oakland, CA): When alleged gang member Andrew Barrientos shot at an undercover Fremont police officer during an attempted arrest last year in East Oakland, the 21-year-old knew exactly what he was doing, a prosecutor said Monday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 17, 2011
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