Gang-Related News Articles
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Authorities in NY charge 14 in drug gang sweep (Central Islip, NY): Federal prosecutors have announced the arrest of 14 people, including several members of a Long Island street gang. They're charged with running a crack and cocaine distribution ring.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: June 1, 2011
Gang concerns grow - "Colors" of Oakdale (Oakdale, CA): The battle between red and blue is escalating as recruitment is on to increase numbers for their causes. The red and blue differentiation, however, is not red states and blue states that are portrayed in election years, but the war between the Norteño and Sureño street gangs, a sight that is becoming more noticeable in the City of Oakdale.
Source: Oakdale Leader Date: June 1, 2011
Two North Side gang members sentenced to prison; third pleads guilty (Washington, DC): Two members of the Northview Heights/Fineview Crips were sentenced to prison today for their gang activity and a third pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: June 1, 2011
Arrest made in Eastside shooting; suspect is 13 years old (Lodi, CA): The Lodi Police Department arrested a 13-year-old male in connection to a recent gang-related shooting on Washington and Hilborn streets, police said.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: June 1, 2011
Gang injunction filings: defense attorneys seek mediation (Oakland, CA): The defense attorneys in the Norteño gang injunction case have asked Judge Robert Freedman to direct both parties to mediation hearings that would limit the scope of the proposed court order.
Source: The Informant Date: June 1, 2011
Tacoma to study gangs (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma leaders want to know how many gang members live in the city, what crimes they commit, what programs might get them out of gangs, and what attracted them to the lifestyle in the first place.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 31, 2011
Gang shooting in Kennewick injures Pasco boy (Kennewick, WA): A shooting that injured a 16-year-old Pasco boy near a Kennewick Sun Mart early Monday appears to be gang-related, according to police.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: May 31, 2011
Michael Rigby: Gang leader's attempted-murder trial pushed to June 27 (Kissimmee, FL): Michael Rigby, the head of the Poinciana Bloods street gang who gained national attention last year after breaking out of the Osceola County Jail, won't go on trial today for attempted murder after all.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: May 31, 2011
Gangs linked to heists as metro-Denver bank robberies rise 25% (Denver, CO) : Denver-area street gangs have gotten into the bank-robbery business, helping fuel a surge in heists in the metro area this year.
Source: The Denver Post Date: May 31, 2011
High-speed chase nets five arrests in King City (King City, CA): Five street gang members were arrested Sunday afternoon after leading King City Police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car, police said.
Source: The Californian Date: May 31, 2011
Officials deal with hearse fire, stabbing (Albany, GA): An arsonist set fire to one of two hearses vandalized at Poteat’s Funeral Home at about 4:10 a.m. Sunday, stated an Albany Police Department report.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: May 31, 2011
Police arrest Whittier gang member suspected of shooting man in leg (Whittier, CA): A gang member shot another man in the leg late Monday night, but was arrested several hours later after being found and bitten by a police dog, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: May 31, 2011
Three shootings in 24 hours are gang-related (Toledo, OH): Three people are shot within 24 hours, and Toledo police say the crimes are connected. The latest shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in broad daylight. Police say it's an ongoing issue that they believe is gang related.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News Date: May 31, 2011
Residents claim Meriden home shootings were gang-related (Meriden, CT): A Randolph Avenue home was the target of a drive-by shooting twice last week in what residents say was a warning by area gang members.
Source: Record-Journal Date: May 31, 2011
Redding's paroled gang members no longer tracked by GPS (Redding, CA): A program that put movement-tracking ankle bracelets on paroled, high-risk gang members has been discontinued because of state budget cuts. And local law enforcement officials say the loss of the program, though it monitored just two north state gang members, takes away a valuable tool.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: May 31, 2011
Summer soccer program aimed at gang and drug prevention (Outlook, WA): As the school year comes to an end, some areas are expecting to see an increase in gang activity. In many cases communities find themselves with young people who a lot of time on their hands and not many people watching how they spend that time.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: May 31, 2011
Chaos uptown leaves one dead (Charlotte, NC): One person was fatally shot and another wounded early Sunday after several hours of trouble in uptown Charlotte that ended with police in riot gear trying to break up crowds and making 70 arrests.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: May 30, 2011
San Jose police identify 35-year-old mom killed in one of two weekend slayings (San Jose, CA): Police say an altercation between rival gangs was responsible for one of two homicides that occurred in San Jose during the weekend, deaths that drove the city's homicide count to 24 this year.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: May 30, 2011
Police identify victim in gang stabbing (San Jose, CA): An 18-year-old man who was stabbed to death early Saturday in San Jose during a gang-related altercation has been identified by police today as Vincent Tran.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: May 30, 2011
Cops and Neighbors: Explaining the divide between police and the community (Chicago, IL): Summer’s coming, which can lead to a rise in the temperature of violence in some Chicago communities-- a spike that could cause further distrust between cops and residents, especially kids.
Source: WBEZ 91.5 Date: May 30, 2011
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