Gang-Related News Articles
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Three-month Chico gang sweep nets 47 arrests (Chico, CA): A three-month gang suppression effort in Chico, which ended May 28, resulted in the arrest of 47 people with suspected or confirmed gang connections.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 15, 2011
Gang member jailed for armed robbery (Saskatoon, SK): An 18-year-old who covered his face with a red bandana and joined a fellow Indian Posse gang member in an armed robbery where a handgun was fired, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: June 15, 2011
Gang members accused in beating, robbery (Jackson County, MS): Four self-professed members of the Simon City Royals street gang were behinds bars Wednesday, accused in the beating and robbery of a 16-year-old, Sheriff Mike Byrd said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: June 15, 2011
Report criticizes PIRC, city's anti-crime initiative (Pittsburgh, PA): An ambitious crime-fighting strategy aimed at reducing the city's homicide rate is too narrowly focused on gang violence and needs to widen its scope, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Center on Race and Social Problems.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: June 15, 2011
Two arrested in Oakland robbery spree (Oakland, CA): Two suspected street gang members believed responsible for at least seven armed robberies Monday and Tuesday in East Oakland were arrested shortly after the last holdup as they tried to rob another person, police said Wednesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: June 15, 2011
Santa Maria PD teams up with community to combat gang violence (Santa Maria, CA): Police in Santa Maria are giving parents and community members the resources to make their neighborhood safer from gangs.
Source: KSBY News Date: June 15, 2011
San Jose hold meeting to discuss spike in gang-related homicides (San Jose, CA): San Jose Police Wednesday night said they are taking a hard line on gangs and gang violence in light of a soaring number of homicides. San Jose's Deputy Police Chief said that half of the city's 25 homicides this year are gang related.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: June 15, 2011
Harlem teen fatally shot in gang-related incident (Harlem, NY): Police officials said Wednesday that a Manhattan teenager shot dead in front of his home Tuesday night was likely the victim of gang-related violence.
Source: NY 1 News Date: June 15, 2011
Eight suspected gang members arrested for shooting (Monroe, GA): A total of eight suspects, all with gang affiliations in Newton and Rockdale counties, have been arrested and charged with the March 30 shooting on Spring Street in Monroe.
Source: The Walton Tribune Date: June 15, 2011
Raid targets Camp Street drug gang (Buffalo, NY): Federal agents early today began a crackdown on alleged members of a street gang that police believe is involved in extreme violence on the city's East Side.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 14, 2011
Two arrested after gang-related fight (Salem, OR): Salem police arrested two people after a gang-related riot on a basketball court Monday.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: June 14, 2011
10 arrested in connection with gang violence (Ventura County, CA): Ventura County sheriff's investigators said they arrested 10 suspects over the past three months after an investigation that centered on several shootings in the unincorporated part of Saticoy.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 14, 2011
Teen found dead, sixth killing in a week in city (Stockton, CA): The manhunt is continues in San Joaquin County for the man who pulled the trigger and killed an 18-year-old on Monday. This is the latest killing in a rising tide of gang violence in Stockton.
Source: FOX 40 News Date: June 14, 2011
Northstate agencies team up to crackdown on growing gang activity (Chico, CA): The Chico Police Department says it was successful in creating an ad hoc anti-gang task force involving federal and state agencies, along with numerous departments in Butte and Shasta counties.
Source: KRCR 7 News Date: June 14, 2011
Lawmakers consider bill making it a crime to participate in criminal street gangs (Trenton, NJ): The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has approved a bill that would make it a crime to knowingly and actively participate in a criminal street gang.
Source: NJ TODAY Date: June 14, 2011
67 gang members arrested in North Texas (Dallas, TX): Immigration officials working with local officers arrested 67 gang members in North Texas during a five-day period that ended June 11.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: June 14, 2011
Toppenish cracks down on gang members (Toppenish, WA): What used to mean suspended sentences for graffiti and fights could now lead to mandatory jail time. Safer streets in Toppenish mean a safer way of life for families everywhere. Gang activity is down by half this year over last year.
Source: KIMA News Date: June 14, 2011
Suspects in million dollar drug bust linked to Mexican gang (Greenville, NC): Two accused drug dealers are under arrest in North Carolina, and law enforcement is linking them to a Mexican drug cartel. Police say they are affiliated with the violent La Familia gang.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: June 14, 2011
More than 28,100 gangs in the U.S. (Washington, DC): There are an estimated 28,100 gangs in the United States with 731,000 gang members in 3,500 jurisdictions, Justice Department officials say.
Source: United Press International Date: June 13, 2011
Focus on armed robberies nets four arrests, six guns in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): A new Robbery Apprehension Team comprising plainclothes cops has focused on stopping a string of recent armed robberies, and police are investigating whether four gang members the team has arrested in the past two weeks were involved in the holdups.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: June 13, 2011
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