Gang-Related News Articles
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Officers crack down on ABQ gangs (Albuquerque, NM): Officers attempting to suppress gang activity in Albuquerque had a gun drawn on them Saturday. The suspects took off and led officers on a chase.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: April 3, 2011
Little Village couple take stand against gang-bangers (Chicago, IL): The Latin Kings in Little Village wanted to kill Robert and Amy Castaneda. Thugs ruling the corner of 30th and Drake twice tried to burn down their house — soaking the porch with gasoline and setting it ablaze while the young couple slept inside — because Rob had called the police after a shooting and showed investigators where gang-bangers had stashed the gun.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 3, 2011
Police, DBIA target gang clothing in downtown (Peterborough, ON): City police and the Downtown Business Improvement Area are posting warning people that gang colours, and gang clothing, has no place in the downtown core.
Source: The Peterborough Examiner Date: April 2, 2011
Two arrested in San Jose McDonald's fatal shooting (San Jose, CA): Police have arrested two suspected gang members in connection with a brazen lunchtime shooting outside a San Jose McDonald's that left an 18-year-old man dead.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 2, 2011
Judge denies immunity under Stand Your Ground law (Tallahassee, FL) : Leon Circuit Judge Josefina Tomayo has denied a suspect in a fatal 2009 shooting immunity from prosecution under the Stand Your Ground law.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: April 2, 2011
Anti-gang police unit hits the streets in Chesapeake (Chesapeake, VA): They decipher the hieroglyphics of the street: the numbers, dots, lines, stars and letters spray-painted on overpasses, walls and street signs. Each symbol represents the name of a person or a group, and tells a story of turf and rivalry.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: April 2, 2011
Cops nab high-ranking gang member (Trenton, NJ): A high-ranking member of the Gangster Killer Bloods gang who had been a fugitive for months led law enforcement officers on a manhunt in two Trenton neighborhoods before being apprehended Thursday night, authorities said.
Source: The Times Date: April 2, 2011
Pueblo Police investigate drive-by shooting (Pueblo, CO): Pueblo Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in the 1700 block of Oak Avenue. It happened late Thursday night.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13 Date: April 2, 2011
Stabbing in Nampa sends one to hospital (Nampa, ID): A stabbing that left one man in the hospital is believed to be gang related. That's according to Nampa Police, who investigated the incident Friday.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: April 2, 2011
Gang awareness presentation on tap for Thursday (Ontario, OR): With an ever-growing gang presence in the area, a local law enforcement agency is bringing in an expert on gangs to give a few presentations over two days.
Source: The Argus Observer Date: April 2, 2011
Five stabbed in gang fight at La Mirada sports bar and grill (La Mirada, CA): A fight between rival gang members at a sports bar and grill early Saturday left three women and two men hospitalized with stab wounds, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 2, 2011
Mid-Columbia gang sweep results in 25 arrests (Kennewick, WA): A multi-agency law enforcement gang sweep in the Tri-Cities Wednesday netted 25 arrests, including seven juveniles.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: April 1, 2011
Three people arrested after possibly gang related fight on Goleta Beach (Goleta, CA): Three men were arrested Thursday afternoon after a possibly gang related fight on Goleta Beach. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department received a call around 4:30 p.m. about a large fight involving several young adults.
Source: KSBY News Date: April 1, 2011
One in custody after teen shot dead in Melrose Park (Melrose Park, IL): A shooting believed fueled by gang rivalries left one teen dead in west suburban Melrose Park Thursday night and his alleged assailant in custody, police said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 1, 2011
Bill would double jail time for gang members (Sacramento, CA): A bill in the California State Assembly would increase penalties for people who are arrested for crimes connected to drug cartels and street gangs.
Source: News 10 Date: April 1, 2011
So far so good in fight against gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Just one week after holding a rally on the steps of city hall, the same local African-American Clergy, Community leaders, and police force come together again to discuss the progress of their recent approach to end community violence.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: April 1, 2011
Trenton shootings prompt police to investigate possible escalation of gang violence (Trenton, NJ): After two shootings on the same block four days apart, police are trying to determine whether gang violence has again intensified in the South Ward.
Source: The Times Date: April 1, 2011
Oakland agency gets $500,000 grant to help prevent youth violence (Oakland, CA): The Oakland Private Industry Council, or PIC, has won a substantial state grant to continue its counseling, job training and intervention work with youths at risk of joining gangs and those who seek to leave the gang life behind.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: April 1, 2011
22 arrests in gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): More than a hundred officers took part in the crackdown, including Fresno and Clovis police, Sheriff’s deputies, and state and federal officers.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: April 1, 2011
Expert on WHS: 'Are there gangs here? No, I don't think so' (Westerly, RI): An investigator with the state Department of Corrections who delivered the gang identification portion of a parents forum on school safety Thursday was not familiar with at least some aspects of the case which initiated the event.
Source: The Westerly Sun Date: April 1, 2011
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