Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang Book spotlights threats to Oak Park (Oak Park, IL): For more than 40 years, street gangs and the illegal drug sales they control have been major drivers of property crime in the suburbs. For most people, though, gangs remain a shadowy phenomenon, visible only in the occasional newspaper or TV clip and usually in Chicago, not the suburbs.
Source: OakLeaves Date: January 30, 2012
Memphis to launch aggressive anti-gang campaign (Memphis, TN): Memphis is preparing to wage an aggressive assault against gangs, following a string of violent crimes committed by teen and adult gang members. The strategy is designed to address gangs and violent crime.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: January 29, 2012
Multijurisdictional task force prepares to mount aggressive war on Memphis' burgeoning gang problem (Memphis, TN): Following a string of violent crimes by teen and adult gang members, Memphis is gearing up to mount its largest war on gangs. For the first time in the Bluff City, local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecutors are teaming to create a multijurisdictional gang task force.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: January 29, 2012
Gang bust gives rare glimpse of Mexican Mafia's grip on North County (North County, CA): A federal indictment of 119 San Diego County gang members, including a Mexican Mafia boss arrested in a pre-dawn raid of his San Marcos home, portrays a sprawling, well-organized criminal network that ran drug dealing on the streets of North County and even extended inside the Vista jail.
Source: North County Times Date: January 29, 2012
Police arrest five after shooting; no one hurt (Portland, OR): Portland Police arrested five known gang members after officers responding to a shots fired call saw them speeding away from the scene early Sunday.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: January 29, 2012
Merced police arrest alleged gang members (Merced, CA): Three alleged gang members were arrested by Merced police on various charges Friday night around East 23rd Street.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 29, 2012
Violent weekend in Visalia (Visalia, CA) : Saturday evening, a man and a woman in their 50’s were struck with bullets as they were working under the hood of their vehicle. They are identified as Link Robinson and Wanda Young of Hanford. Both are in the hospital listed in stable condition.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: January 29, 2012
Five arrests made after shots fired in Seaside (Seaside, CA): Seaside police arrested five individuals after several shots were fired in an apparent gang-related incident in Seaside early Sunday morning. There were no injuries.
Source: The Californian Date: January 29, 2012
Minnesota indictment unlikely to dismantle American Indian gang (Minneapolis, MN): Members of the Native Mob gang have shot rivals in Minneapolis, sold drugs in Duluth, and thrown boiling water in a person's face in Crow Wing County. Authorities say they've also assaulted an informant on the White Earth Indian Reservation and shot up houses from Cass Lake to Mille Lacs.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: January 29, 2012
Man shot near Vancouver city hall as gang violence rages on (Vancouver, BC) : Vancouver police were on the scene of another targeted shooting Friday, across from city hall, and just 10 days after a dramatic gangland slaying in the Sheraton Wall Centre downtown.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 28, 2012
Officials look for payoff in Native Mob sweep (Minneapolis, MN): Members of the Native Mob gang have shot rivals in Minneapolis, sold drugs in Duluth, and thrown boiling water in a person's face in Crow Wing County. Authorities say they've also assaulted an informant on the White Earth Indian Reservation and shot up houses from Cass Lake to Mille Lacs.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 28, 2012
Alisal High helping change East Salinas image (Salinas, CA) : East Salinas. It's gotten national attention because of the gang violence. Now it's getting attention for a very different reason. Alisal High School is helping change the area's image.
Source: KION 46 News Date: January 28, 2012
One killed, three wounded in shooting near downtown LA nightclub (Los Angeles, CA) : A shooting early Saturday morning near a downtown Los Angeles nightclub left one man dead and three other people wounded, according to police reports.
Source: KTLA News Date: January 28, 2012
Police make arrest in Visalia Mall shooting (Visalia, CA) : Police have arrested a suspected gang member after a shooting inside a Central Valley shopping mall that sent two men to the hospital.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: January 28, 2012
Two Orange Cove gang members shot (Orange Cove, CA): Police are investigating the shooting of two Orange Cove gang members early Friday. Both men are members of the Varrio Orange Cove Rifa Bulldogs, police said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 28, 2012
Springfield officials defend decisions leaving AWAKE organization without anti-violence grant funds (Springfield, MA): City officials said that a grassroots group known as AWAKE was omitted from a share of an $800,000 anti-violence grant because it never produced the documentation needed to prove its claim of being a leader in the fight against youth and gang violence.
Source: The Republican Date: January 28, 2012
In your face: Front-and-center tattoos no longer just a gang trend (Philadelphia, PA): "I get tattoos like a stress reliever," said Wheeler, 23, of Oxford Circle. Below a tattoo of a cross near his right eye is a teardrop tattoo, adorned by a facial piercing. The letters "FOE" line the arch of his hairline - Family Over Everything. The same tattoos and piercings decorate the left side of Wheeler's face - except for the "$OMM" near his hairline, which stands for Money on My Mind.
Source: The Inquirer Date: January 27, 2012
Report: Newark's level of gang-related murders among highest in nation (Newark, NJ): Fueled largely by the drug trade, gang violence in Newark is on par with historically violent California cities like Los Angeles and Oakland, according to a report the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: January 27, 2012
Vermont Senate panel hears testimony on drug trade (Montpelier, VT): Evidence of gang activity is on the rise in Vermont, spurred by an active illicit drug market and the ease of obtaining guns in the state, the commander of the Vermont Narcotics Investigation Unit told a Senate panel Thursday.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: January 27, 2012
Gang member who faced life freed after testimony (Richmond, VA): A longtime Richmond-area gang member whose testimony last week helped prosecutors win convictions and a recommendation of life in prison against the gang's leader walked free Thursday from the Henrico County Jail.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 27, 2012
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