Gang-Related News Articles
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Anti-gang effort leads to gun arrest in store (Buffalo, NY): Two police agencies teamed up to make a gun arrest in a Buffalo convenience store Friday afternoon, the latest attempt to disarm members of two rival gangs whose dispute may be related to last week’s killing in Cheektowaga Town Park.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 5, 2011
Prisons hardly ripple when 31 Crips arrive (Tacoma, WA): Last year’s sweep of the Hilltop Crips scooped up a sizable portion of Tacoma’s gang problem and dropped it squarely in the lap of the state Department of Corrections.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: June 5, 2011
Gang member linked to murder caught in Puerto Rico (Buffalo, NY): An alleged gangster accused of murder and other violent acts on Buffalo’s West Side has been captured in Puerto Rico, FBI agents and state police said Friday.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 4, 2011
Two arrested in raid on reputed gang clubhouse (Hammond, IN): A man and a woman were arrested in an early morning raid on a suspected gang clubhouse on the city's west side Friday, police said.
Source: The Times Date: June 4, 2011
Stabbing viewed as hate crime in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): A young Latino man stabbed a black man in his 40s in the back Friday night in what Oceanside police are calling a gang-related hate crime.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 4, 2011
Yashanee Vaughn relative killed by gunfire over the weekend (Portland, OR): Police Sunday uncovered some apparent gang connections to at least two of three shootings that happened early Saturday.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: June 4, 2011
Shrine to gangster Jeff Fort found in home of 'Terror Town' gang leader (Chicago, IL): Officers found a shrine to one of the city’s most notorious gangsters — Jeff Fort — when they searched the home of another suspected gang leader last year on the Southeast Side, a police source said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 3, 2011
Man sentenced for trafficking (Saskatoon, SK): A 25-year-old man who acted as a "lieutenant" in a cocaine trafficking ring operated by a Saskatoon street gang known as the Terror Squad received a five-year prison sentence Thursday in provincial court.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: June 3, 2011
Palm Bay attack video depicts generation of desensitized, bold youth (Palm Bay, FL): In an example of the increasingly voyeuristic behavior people are exhibiting on social media web sites, a pair of 15-year-old boys were arrested because of a video one of them allegedly posted on Facebook showing his friend beating another teenager unconscious.
Source: Florida Today Date: June 3, 2011
Asheville anti-gang efforts starting to pay off (Asheville, NC): The surveillance video shows a gang member walking to a car parked at Pisgah View Apartments and calmly firing six shots through the driver's side window.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: June 3, 2011
Chicago Police bust gang drug ring (Chicago, IL) : Chicago Police made a major bust this week, shutting down a gang drug trafficking ring in the so-called "Terror Town" neighborhood on the city's south side.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: June 3, 2011
Local crimes linked to Nuestra Familia (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police arrested another Nuestra Familia gang member Friday linked to a recent spike in robberies and shootings in the city.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 3, 2011
Judge grants injunction against Los Angeles gang (Los Angeles, CA): A judge has granted a preliminary injunction restricting the activities of a San Pedro-area gang that was the target of a multiagency takedown in April.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 3, 2011
FBI: Gang arrests in Rockville Centre (Rockville Centre, NY): Fourteen members of a suspected drug ring headed by members of the Bloods street gang and centered in a Rockville Centre housing project were arrested Wednesday in pre-dawn raids, authorities said.
Source: Newsday Date: June 2, 2011
Sheriff’s office investigates gang-related shooting (Macon, GA): The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place Saturday night at the West Club Apartments on Steven Drive, a sheriff’s report said.
Source: The Telegraph Date: June 2, 2011
Police update Guelph school administrators on local street gang activity (Guelph, ON): Guelph certainly doesn’t have a youth gang crisis, but it isn’t necessarily gang-free either, according to Guelph Police.
Source: Guelph Mercury Date: June 2, 2011
Rival gang cross-fire takes a life (Buffalo, NY): Nineteen-year-old Ira Watkins Jr. often played basketball at Delaware Park, but Tuesday evening he and his friends went to the courts at Cheektowaga Town Park.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 2, 2011
No spike seen in area gang-related homicides despite state report (San Bernardino, CA): Gang-related homicides have risen in California, according to a recent report, but local law enforcement agencies aren't reporting the same spike in numbers.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts Date: June 2, 2011
Gang violence affecting Durham's young people (Durham, NC): Three people age 19 or younger have been killed in recent weeks in Durham shootings, prompting concern from local residents and officials about growing gang violence in the city.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: June 2, 2011
'Terror Town' arrests 'not done yet,' officials say (Chicago, IL): Chicago police made numerous arrests this week connected to a drug-trafficking operation run by the Black P Stones street gang on the Southeast Side, authorities said at a news conference Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 2, 2011
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