Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangs enter new territory with sex trafficking (Fairfax, VA): The MS-13 gang got its start among immigrants from El Salvador in the 1980s. Since then, the gang has built operations in 42 states, mostly out West and in the Northeastern United States, where members typically deal in drugs and weapons.
Source: NPR News Date: November 14, 2011
Over 1,000 street gang members in Eugene-Springfield (Eugene, OR): Graffiti scribbled on walls, fences and signs around town mark a silent chatter largely unintelligible to Eugene and Springfield residents - unless they are members of criminal street gangs.
Source: KVAL News Date: November 14, 2011
Admitted member of Crips street gang accused in killing of Linden man (Roselle, NJ): A self-admitted member of the Crips street gang murdered a Linden man in Roselle last week, authorities said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 14, 2011
Inside a gang summit (Nashville, TN): After a rash of recent shootings in north Nashville, Metro police have taken steps to crackdown on gang violence, arresting several alleged gang members. Others, of course, remain on the streets.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: November 14, 2011
Gang membership soars in Prince George's (Prince George's County, MD): Prince George's County has the fifth-largest gang membership on the East Coast, with the number of members more than doubling since 2008, according to a new FBI report.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: November 14, 2011
Robbery suspects claim they were raising money for Bloods street gang (Vernon, CT): Two men who have been charged in connection with two armed robberies in Vernon and one in East Hartford, and who confessed to being involved in as many as six more in other towns, are members of the Bloods street gang and were committing robberies to generate revenue for the gang, according to warrants for their arrest.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: November 14, 2011
Gang member convicted in execution-style murders (Santa Ana, CA): A jury deliberated for two hours Monday before convicting a Santa Ana gang member of two counts of special circumstances murder for his role in an execution-style shooting in 2006 that left two rivals dead and a third in a coma.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: November 14, 2011
Gang member arrested for Linden man's murder (Union County, NJ): A 23-year-old member of the Crips street gang has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old Linden man last week.
Source: Courier News Date: November 14, 2011
Gang fight near Kirby High (Memphis, TN): A gang fight near Kirby High gets three students and an adult hauled off by Memphis police. Police say the fight started at a convenience store next door to Kirby High at Kirby and Raines.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: November 14, 2011
Gang vs. Granny: Young punks target elderly Detroit woman (Detroit, MI): It's called tagging -- gang members spray painting houses and buildings. But after a gang did it to an elderly woman's home, neighbors say they've had enough.
Source: WJBK FOX 2 News Date: November 14, 2011
Violent Youth Series: Laws fighting gang activity (Macon, GA): Georgia law defines a street gang as any organization, association, or group of 3 or more persons associated with criminal activity. "People are going to call themselves a gang when really they may not be a gang defined by the law. It crosses over when criminal behavior occurs." says Chief Deputy David Davis with the Bibb Co. Sheriff's Office.
Source: WGXA FOX24 News Date: November 14, 2011
Gangster? Murder suspect shows the signs (Athens, GA): Cody Lumpkin is a 7-4 soulja till da end. Or, in gangster-speak, he’ll be a Gangster Disciple until he dies. That's how the 21-year-old Athens man shows himself to the world on his Facebook page, replete with photos of him flashing gang signs, posing with guns, bragging about money and disrespecting women.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: November 13, 2011
Youth violence is focus of Healthy Cleveland Initiative forum (Cleveland, OH): After taking on tobacco use and fatty foods as threats to the city's well-being, the Healthy Cleveland Initiative now sets its sights on addressing the problem of youth violence.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: November 13, 2011
Bars halt ID policy deemed 'discriminatory' (Madison, WI): The downtown bars that implemented a controversial and allegedly discriminatory admission policy have stopped their enforcement after an overwhelmingly negative response from city officials and the community.
Source: The Badger Herald Date: November 13, 2011
Gang-related shooting incidents under investigation in Grant County (Mattawa, WA): Grant County Sheriff's Deputies today are investigating a series of Saturday night gang-involved shooting incidents near Mattawa which left one person injured.
Source: KHQA 7 News Date: November 13, 2011
MS-13 gang is branching into underage prostitution, authorities say (Fairfax,VA): The 12-year-old runaway was desperate — she was out of money and had no place to stay. So she turned to the one man her friends said could help: a top MS-13 gang member.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 13, 2011
Man, two teens wounded in possible mistaken-identity gang shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man, his teenage son and the son's girlfriend were wounded Saturday night in Mar Vista in what may have been a mistaken-identity gang shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 13, 2011
Gang of teenage girls continues to terrorize Uniontown (Uniontown, PA): State police said they are investigating whether a reported robbery on Thursday night might be related to a string of crimes committed by a local girls' gang that has walked the streets of Uniontown since 2008.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: November 12, 2011
South SF police unit tackles growing gang problems (South San Francisco, CA): The growing gang problem in the Bay Area is hitting some of the smallest communities the hardest. One of those is South San Francisco and now the city is fighting back with a special gang unit.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: November 12, 2011
Gang members gather to try and stop violence (Kansas City, MO): group of current and former gang members met at Bruce R. Watkins Center to come up with solutions to stop the shooting in Kansas City. "Our primary goal is through conflict mediation to stop homicides. We are a crime prevention group," said Jason Broom.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: November 12, 2011
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