Gang-Related News Articles
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Police warning indicates gangsters are loose-lipped, says criminologist (Abbotsford, BC): The Gang Task Force’s public warning about escalating gang violence this week is a message to organized crime about the level of intelligence police have about the criminal underworld, says an Abbotsford criminologist.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: September 22, 2011
A street gang with a CEO, constitution, funeral fund (Chicago, IL): Court filings, witness testimony, and undercover FBI recordings show how the Latin Kings street gang was being run like a business. The gang had a CEO, a constitution, and its own justice system. The constitution was required reading for thousands of gang members in Chicago.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: September 22, 2011
Police counter gang attacks on St. Paul's West Side (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police plan to boost their presence in the city's West Side starting Monday because of a sharp increase in burglaries and other crimes.
Source: Star Tribune Date: September 22, 2011
Second man arrested in gang-related crime spree in South Reno (Reno, NV): The Regional Gang Unit on Wednesday arrested a second suspect in a gang-related robbery and shooting on Mira Loma Drive where the men arrested mistakenly believed their victims were rival gang members based of the color of clothing they wore, police said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 22, 2011
Joint operation captures gang-related individuals (Sparta, TN): Officers with Sparta Police Department and White County Sheriff Department joined federal and state law enforcement agents, on Sept. 16, and, armed with search warrants, began arresting those charged in a federal indictment. According to U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry E. Martin, a federal grand jury indicted 17 mid-state individuals, including 11 members of the Vice Lords gang and their drug suppliers, for their participation in a drug distribution conspiracy and associated violence while illegally possessing firearms.
Source: The Expositor Date: September 22, 2011
Loaded gun found at Memphis school (Memphis, TN): 23-year-old Timothy Fant say gang activity at Craigmont High and Middle school isn't unheard of, "I graduated from that school so i know what goes on." And gang activity is just what Memphis Police were on the lookout for outside the Craigmont Middle Wednesday after school.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: September 22, 2011
Albany Police make gang arrest (Albany, GA): Albany Police arrest a CRIP gang member wanted on racketeering charges, and now ask your help finding the last man wanted in last month's Crips gang roundup in Albany. Thursday Albany Police arrested Atarius Davis on gang RICO charges. Now Alvin Cross is the last of 56 men indicted in a gang crackdown that saw Federal, state, and local law enforcement raid homes and businesses August 19th.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: September 22, 2011
Police arrest seven in compliance check of convicted gang members (Petaluma, CA): Police arrested seven gang members or people associated with gangs in a sweep of Petaluma and the surrounding area conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Petaluma Gang Enforcement Team joined forces with other Sonoma County law enforcement agencies to check whether those who had been convicted of gang-related activities were in compliance with their probation or parole sentences.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier Date: September 22, 2011
Portland gets $1.1 M to fight youth violence (Portland, OR): In Holladay Park near Portland's Lloyd Center, volunteers in green shirts patrol the area, keeping the peace in a place where gang violence has flared. The Centers for Disease Control has announced a plan to spend $1.1 million in federal tax money to help Multnomah County fight youth violence with a public health approach.
Source: MSNBC KGW Date: September 22, 2011
Bessemer man robbed as part of gang initiation (Birmingham, AL): A man in Bessemer was robbed Thursday morning by two young men wearing bandanas who told him it was part of their gang initiation. Police departments across the Greater Birmingham area are now on the lookout for the two suspects who allegedly robbed Anthony Eason, a 61-year-old Bessemer resident.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News Date: September 22, 2011
Expect gang violence to escalate (Surrey, BC): Just a few days after a 24-year-old man was shot in Surrey, police are warning that anyone associated with the Duhre and Dhak gangs could be in danger.
Source: The Province Date: September 21, 2011
Gang attacks near Aurora's Central High tackled at meeting (Aurora, CO): Members of the Aurora Central High School community met with parents, students, police and others Tuesday night to figure out ways to fight gang violence. "We have a shared concern about gang involvement in our community," Central High principal Lynn Fair told a sparse gathering at the school.
Source: The Denver Post Date: September 21, 2011
Christiansburg man, 21, pleads guilty to gang participation (Christianburg, VA): A man charged earlier this year with gang participation pleaded guilty Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Horton, Michael Allen Simpkins, 20, and five juveniles called themselves members of the 9 Trey Bloods, the largest street gang on the East Coast and a subset of the United Blood Nation, police said.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: September 21, 2011
Reputed gang member held without bail in Logan Square attack (Chicago, IL): As Brian DeLeon lay crumpled on the ground, three Maniac Latin Disciples kept yelling at Esteban Miranda to stop hitting the 14-year-old with a baseball bat because the boy was not in a rival gang, law enforcement sources say.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 21, 2011
Some question use of gang identification data (St. Paul, MN): With input from the community tonight, the Violent Crime Coordinating Council will begin developing new criteria for law enforcement agencies to identify gang members. Legal experts, privacy advocates and others have been invited to weigh in. Some expected to testify have more questions for the council than answers.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: September 21, 2011
York's Parkway residents talk gangs, violence (York, PA): Drug sales. Gang violence. Gunshots in the middle of the night. These are just a few of the realities of living in York's Parkway neighborhood. So are fights in the streets, large throngs of teenagers breaking curfew and even homicide.
Source: York Daily Record Date: September 21, 2011
SCPD has gang unit teams on patrol in Port Jeff (Port Jefferson, NY): At least one car from the Suffolk County Police Department's Patrol Special Operations Team Bureau surveys Port Jefferson on a daily basis, according to Mathew Lewis, deputy inspector of the bureau.
Source: The Port Times Record Date: September 21, 2011
Feds crack down on drug trade by gangs (Nashville, TN): A federal grand jury indicted 17 Midstate residents, including some from Murfreesboro, for participation in a drug distribution conspiracy and associated violence, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office. Eleven of the individuals are believed to be part of the Vice Lords gang, according to the news release from the office of Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: September 20, 2011
Next obstacle in gang fight: Funding (Salinas, CA): The challenge of trying to do more with less permeated Monday's meeting of officials from Salinas and 12 other California cities sharing tactics for slowing gang violence. The 13-city network is about to run out of funding.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 20, 2011
Cuccinelli debuts video with anti-gang message (Virginia): A premiere showing of a video intended to discourage teens from joining gangs aired in the State Capitol Tuesday as part of an ongoing anti-gang effort by the attorney general's office.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: September 20, 2011
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