Gang-Related News Articles
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Police dealing with increase in gangs, gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): Metro Police said they are dealing with an apparent increase in the presence of gangs and gang violence over the last year. In statistics released Thursday, Metro said there are now close to 600 gangs in its jurisdiction.
Source: MSNBC KSNV Date: July 7, 2011
Gang member sentenced for crack sales (Albany, NY): Another downtown drug gang member was sentenced to more than six years in prison Thursday for his plea to distributing crack cocaine.
Source: Times Union Date: July 7, 2011
Former gang member speaks out about the life he left (Anchorage, AK): With 74 validated gangs in town, Anchorage police have their hands full trying to stop criminal activities that begins when gang members are young.
Source: KTVA 11 News Date: July 7, 2011
Hacienda Heights man posed as gang member to extort money (Los Angeles, CA): A Hacienda Heights man is facing several serious charges. Investigators said he posed as a high ranking Asian gang member to extort money from Chinese immigrants.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: July 7, 2011
Gang-related violence hits Wilmington in 2011 (Wilmington, NC): The city of Wilmington has seen its fair share of violent crimes in the first half of 2011. Many teenagers are falling victim to gang-related crimes.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: July 7, 2011
Police bust Franklin drug ring (Franklin, VA): Five Franklin men were arrested in relation to a federal gang and drug trafficking investigation. All five suspects were were arrested without incident and transported to a federal facility in Norfolk for narcotics violations, according to Franklin police.
Source: MSNBC WAVY Date: July 7, 2011
Three men arrested in gang beating (Auburn, AL): Police arrested three Gwinnett teens on felony gang charges after they allegedly accosted a man in Auburn. All three suspects face battery and participation in gang activity charges.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: July 7, 2011
Cottage Grove man charged in gang-related Woodbury burglary case (Cottage Grove, MN): Police say a Cottage Grove man was working to benefit a gang when he allegedly served as the getaway driver in a theft operation targeting Woodbury houses.
Source: South Washington County Bulletin Date: July 7, 2011
Police ramp up after violence (Boston, MA): The violence that erupted over the July Fourth weekend left four people dead and 15 others wounded in shootings and stabbings across Boston, alarming police officials who said they are stepping up patrols in crime-plagued areas to prevent retaliatory violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 6, 2011
Increase in San Francisco gang violence spurs police crackdown (San Francisco, CA): In response to a spate of shootings in a gritty part of The City that includes the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods, police have stepped up patrols and deployed more gang task force officers.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: July 6, 2011
Five accused gang members convicted of felonies (West Palm Beach, FL): A jury convicted five men believed to be behind nearly two dozen shootings and seven murders in Palm Beach County. The men who investigators said were members of the Riviera-based BuckWild gang were on trial for gun- and drug-related charges.
Source: WPBF 25 News Date: July 6, 2011
Police say gangs dot city map (Fort Smith, AR): Gang crime in Fort Smith is not concentrated in certain areas, but spread throughout much of the city. "We've seen it all over town," said Sgt. Danny Baker, head of the Street Crimes Unit. "We've seen it on the north side; we've seen it on the south side."
Source: The Times Record Date: July 6, 2011
Talk of gang violence spread after Kissimmee graduation-party shooting (Kissimmee, FL): Talk of gang violence spread within an hour of last month's fatal shooting at a Kissimmee high-school-graduation party, according to newly released records in the murder case.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: July 6, 2011
Law enforcement agencies to combat gang violence (East Palo Alto, CA): The East Palo Alto Police Department is turning to collaboration to take on gang violence. The agency recruited dozens of partners from across the Bay Area on Wednesday to find justice for a baby killed last month and to keep the gang problems from growing any larger.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: July 6, 2011
Gang war prompts vigilance: Winnipeg police chief (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg Police Chief Keith McCaskill says he is very concerned about a gang war that is being blamed for recent shootings in which two people were wounded.
Source: CBC News Date: July 6, 2011
Two gang members beat man into 'unrecognizable' condition, police say (Anchorage, AK): Two known gang members are behind bars after Anchorage police say they beat another man until he was unrecognizable. It is gang violence that can be hard for police to suppress.
Source: KTVA 11 News Date: July 6, 2011
Clergy try to broker gang truce before summer celebration (Indianapolis, IN): Clergy members from across Indianapolis sat down with the leaders of some of the city's street gangs in an effort to broker a truce ahead of the upcoming Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration.
Source: WRTV 6 News Date: July 6, 2011
Police: Fight is related to Phoenix stabbing (Medford, OR): Medford Police arrested 10 people after breaking up a gang-related fight with strong ties to a stabbing in Phoenix last month. The investigation revealed that the fight was between individuals associated with the Sureño and Norteño gangs, a press release from the Medford Police said.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: July 6, 2011
State drug and gang task forces at risk (Chico, CA): A critical law enforcement tool in California is at risk for closure. All of the north state's drug and gang task forces are in limbo because of a $71 million cut to the Division of Law Enforcement within the Attorney General's Office.
Source: KHSL-TV 12 News Date: July 6, 2011
Removing tattoos might be painful, but many say it's worth it (Detroit, MI): Ramon Torres is removing tattoos of his former gang life, including teardrops under his eyes. Gangs and prisoners often have them tattooed on their faces to make a statement, from the number of people they've killed or for each year they've been in prison.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: July 5, 2011
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