Gang-Related News Articles
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Vancouver police help in shooting incident in Portland (Portland, OR): Vancouver police Wednesday night assisted Portland police in what was described as a possible gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland.
Source: The Columbian Date: December 28, 2011
Police targeting gangs and drugs in Kennett area: "It's easy to sell drugs to people in this area" (Kennett, PA): Edwin J. Colon isn’t surprised the feds earlier this week busted a drug ring that distributed cocaine and heroin to street-level dealers in downtown Kennett Square and Avondale. An indictment charged 12 people with smuggling the drugs from Panama into the area.
Source: Southern Chester County Weeklies Date: December 28, 2011
Gangs change street culture (Queens, NY): Last year 43 lives were lost to murder in southeast Queens. It is difficult to determine how many of the 43 homicides were gang-related, but gang violence and easy access to guns coupled with an unwillingness of witnesses to come forward have made it hard for police and prosecutors to do their jobs.
Source: TimesLedger Date: December 28, 2011
Walla Walla police arrest one after gang fight (Walla Walla, WA): Walla Walla police are investigating a gang fight on Christmas Eve that left a man with a stab wound near the base of his skull.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: December 27, 2011
Another east-side drive-by sends two to hospital (San Antonio, TX): An alleged gang member and innocent bystander were hospitalized Monday night following the latest drive-by in a string of shootings on the city's east side.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: December 27, 2011
One shot in apparent north Tulsa gang fight (Tulsa, OK): A 19-year-old man was shot in an apparent gang fight at a north Tulsa convenience store early Tuesday, Tulsa police said.
Source: Tulsa World Date: December 27, 2011
South suburban man charged in 2009 triple homicide (Chicago, IL): A second man has been charged with murder in a 2009 shooting that left three teens dead on a Southeast Side street.
Source: WGN TV News Date: December 27, 2011
Lansing man charged in murder of three teens (Chicago, IL): More than two years after three teen boys were murdered in a gang-related shooting on the Southeast Side, a second man has been charged in the case, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 27, 2011
Bloods gang member pleads guilty in RICO case (Nashville, TN): Kerry Pettus, a/k/a "Lil Kerry" of Nashville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Criminal Organizations) charges related to his membership in the Bloods gang criminal enterprise, according to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police on Friday.
Source: Examiner Date: December 27, 2011
Suspect is being held in the wake of drive-by (San Antonio, TX): Police have arrested a man accused of injuring two people Monday night in a gang-related drive-by shooting that capped a week of gun violence on the East Side.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: December 27, 2011
Gang fight mars Christmas party (Chattanooga, TN): Violence marred a Christmas Day teen party in Tennessee, as gunfire sent nine people to the hospital.
Source: KPLC 7 News Date: December 26, 2011
Police task force focuses on Mexican Mafia gang (Austin, TX): Four men are awaiting trial on murder charges and more than a dozen others have been sent to prison with federal drug convictions in what court documents show is a result of a crackdown by federal, state and local authorities on a gang born in Texas prisons.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: December 26, 2011
Portland gang member hurt in shooting (Portland, OR): A Portland gang member was shot on Sunday and police were trying to figure out exactly how and where it happened.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: December 26, 2011
Small town gang problems overflowing into the Tri-Cities (Walla Walla, WA): KEPR has told you about the increasing gang violence in Walla Walla, Prosser and Sunnyside. The appearance of new, more organized gangs has law enforcement cracking down.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: December 26, 2011
Possible post office arson may be gang-related (Verdi, NV): Investigators now believe the possible Christmas Day post office arson in Verdi is not anti-government related. The Sierra Fire Protection District Captain originally thought graffiti on scene was anti-government related. But Monday afternoon, he told news four they now believe the markings may be gang related instead.
Source: KRNV News 4 Date: December 26, 2011
School violence reports mixed for Mercer County districts (Trenton, NJ): The state’s public schools reported higher numbers of incidents of violence and other offenses last year, according to a state Department of Education report that also gave a mixed assessment of problems faced by districts in Mercer County.
Source: The Times of Trenton Date: December 25, 2011
Alleged gang member faces drug charges (Guadalupe County, TX): An alleged member of the Texas Syndicate was arrested on Monday on drug charges. Guadalupe County Sheriff's Lt. Eddie Flores said Joseph Adam "Rooster" Rodriguez, 28, was arrested on a federal charge of distributing methamphetamine in Guadalupe and Comal counties.
Source: Seguin Gazette Date: December 25, 2011
Police: Gang fight leads to Christmas shootings; officer on paid leave (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police say the Christmas Day shootings downtown are the result of a fight between rival gangs.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: December 25, 2011
Two stabbed in Walla Walla gang-related incident (Walla Walla, WA): A fight between two gang members believed to belong to the same gang led to one being hospitalized for a stab wound to his neck, according to Walla Walla Police Department.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: December 25, 2011
Man with gang ties charged with attempted murder (Portland, OR): A man who police says has ties to a gang is charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot at a woman in Northeast Portland Friday night.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 24, 2011
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