Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangs linked to June shooting on RTD bus in Denver (Denver, CO): Gang violence didn't soar with the heat this summer the way it did in 1993's "summer of violence," but a June shooting incident on an RTD bus is a clear indication that gangs remain a problem.
Source: The Denver Post Date: August 21, 2011
Southie neighbors muscle in on gym for gang members (Boston, MA): Neighborhood anger is boiling over in South Boston about a weight-lifting center that was initially billed as catering to the city’s "most influential" gang members and at-risk youth as residents fight to bar the controversial gym after the last-minute news of its opening.
Source: Boston Herald Date: August 21, 2011
Gang sweep silences Crips but questions loom (Riverside, CA): Riverside police say they've now arrested 38 people in connection with a sweep targeting the 1200 Bloc Crips street gang, a move they hope will help quiet the city's Eastside after 20 years of violence.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: August 21, 2011
Police search for gunmen in fatal North Hollywood shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police on Sunday sought suspects in the fatal shooting of two men and the wounding of a third in a gang-related attack at a party in North Hollywood.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: August 21, 2011
Mom, daughter caught in middle of Watts gang shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A mother and her teenage daughter were shot in front of their own house, and police say they are innocent victims of a gang shooting.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: August 21, 2011
Gang links suspected in prison killing (Edmonton, AB): An inmate at the maximumsecurity Edmonton Institution died from several stab wounds, an autopsy has found. Both inmates had a history of gang affiliations in Saskatchewan. Montgrand was a member of the Scorpion Brothers and the other man is a member of the Terror Squad.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: August 19, 2011
Texas gang leader sentenced to life in prison (Corpus Christi, TX): U.S. District Judge Janis Jack sentenced Johnny Joe Guerra, 33, to life in prison on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Source: Longview News-Journal Date: August 19, 2011
Battle Creek gangs discussed at Brandon Fields murder trial (Battle Creek, MI): Despite objections from the defense, Battle Creek police told a jury Thursday the city has several gangs including one involved in an alleged homicide last year.
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer Date: August 19, 2011
Man charged in shooting incident (Lawrence, MA): An 18-year-old reputed Crips street gang member has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in an Aug. 7 shooting incident on West Street, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: August 19, 2011
Brawl on Jenkinson's Beach leads to arrest of gang members (Brick, NJ): Three northern New Jersey Bloods gang members were arrested early Thursday morning by police responding to a brawl of about 35 people that moved from Jenkinson's beach to boardwalk to parking lot to street, police said.
Source: BrickPatch Date: August 19, 2011
Purdue working on app to decipher gang graffiti (West Lafayette, IN): Smartphone apps. Handy for checking gas prices, buying movie tickets in advance, and now, decoding gang graffiti. A group of Purdue University researchers have been working with police for the better part of a year to develop technology that will transform Android smartphones carried by officers into portable graffiti databases.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: August 19, 2011
Faith groups hold hope for Salinas' gang fight (Salinas, CA): As federal officials wrapped up a two-day whirlwind showcase of Salinas gang prevention and intervention efforts with a tour of the Rancho Cielo Youth Campus on Thursday, many said they gained a renewed sense of hope.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 19, 2011
'Gang' tagging in GV raises concerns (Grass Valley, CA): Graffiti on signs and walls in downtown Grass Valley has some local residents fearful of a possible gang turf war, with spray-painted tags proclaiming "Brown Side Locotes" and "SUR13."
Source: The Union Date: August 19, 2011
Crips leaders arrested under racketeering laws (Albany, GA): Law enforcement agencies executed nearly 400 warrants for racketeering and other charges Friday against about 54 Crips Gang members in "Operation Shock" spearheaded by the Albany Police Department Gang Unit.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: August 19, 2011
Battle to bring back the community: Northside gang investigation (Syracuse, NY): Violent crime, drug sales and gang activity has created a troubled atmosphere for families living in Syracuse's northside. The problems are now receiving a lot of police attention and police are asking neighbors to partner with them.
Source: WSYR 9 News Date: August 19, 2011
Woman arrested by Merced Police Gang Unit on meth related charges (Merced, CA) : A woman was arrested on suspicion of several drug offenses Thursday afternoon in the alleyway of W. 20th street.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: August 19, 2011
Cops: Three with Bloods ties arrested after Point Pleasant Beach fight (Point Pleasant Beach, NJ): Three northern New Jersey men with ties to the Bloods street gang were arrested Thursday morning following a fight between 25 to 30 people in the parking lot of Jenkinson’s Pavillion, police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: August 19, 2011
Injunctions filed to curb gang activity in Rialto (Rialto, CA): A lawsuit against a local criminal street gang was filed this month by San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos. The street gang, in existence since 2005, is known as "Hustla Squad Clicc."
Source: Crime Voice Date: August 19, 2011
Shots fired along busy SE 122nd gang related (Portland, OR): Shots rang out at a passing car in southeast Portland Friday afternoon but no one was hit by flying bullets. Police said the shooting was gang related.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: August 19, 2011
Anti-gang federal officials tour Salinas (Salinas, CA): As federal officials were briefed Wednesday on Salinas' anti-gang strategy, they also got a glimpse of the aftermath of violence, visiting homicide scenes marked by memorial "altars" remembering the dead.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: August 18, 2011
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