Gang-Related News Articles
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Wanted gang leader jailed, indicted on 23 counts (Phoenix, AZ): A wanted Arizona gang leader was taken into custody Friday after arriving from Florida, following a 3-month investigation called Operation: Return to Paradise.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News Date: August 12, 2011
Nacogdoches gang activity is escalating (Nacogdoches, TX): The writing is on the wall, literally, showing law enforcement that gang activity in Nacogdoches County is heating up. Evidence of the predominantly Hispanic gangs Southside 13 and the Latin Kings can be seen today on walls in neighborhoods, on street signs and in police reports.
Source: KETK NBC News Date: August 12, 2011
20 arrested in probe of Riverside street gang (Riverside, CA): Twenty members and associates of a Riverside street gang were arrested Wednesday as part of a multiagency investigation into violence and drug trafficking, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 11, 2011
Bloods girlfriend gives insider's view of gang life (Scranton, PA): As the girlfriend of a Bloods street gang member, Jasmine Rivera had more than a nodding acquaintance with the street gang world.
Source: The Scranton Times Tribune Date: August 11, 2011
Two men sent to prison after gang-related home invasion near Edinburg (Edinburg, TX): A local gang member and an illegal immigrant have pleaded guilty to shooting an undocumented immigrant during a botched home invasion in May 2010.
Source: The Monitor Date: August 11, 2011
Butcher killed in drive-by shooting by gang-bangers (Chicago, IL): The surveillance video depicting the killing of the latest innocent victim of Chicago’s gang violence begins with two teens outside a commercial strip near 79th and Marquette flashing gang signs at a passing SUV.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 11, 2011
Neighborhood unites against gang violence (Portland, OR): As Portland police investigate the sixth suspected gang-related killing this year, homeowners in North Portland held a community meeting to unite against the violence.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: August 11, 2011
Houston gangs recruiting students, both the imposing and bullied (Houston, TX): A new study shows that gangs are no longer just an inner city problem. The National Gang Center recently released a study that estimated 55 percent of all gang activity occurs in big cities, and 41 percent occurs in either suburbs or smaller cities. This adds up to a lot of kids being involved in gang life.
Source: The Grio Date: August 11, 2011
O.C.'s Mexican Mafia: Battle for power (Orange County, CA): Armando Moreno was new to the Mexican Mafia, but if he wanted to make his mark he'd have to go up against one of the gang's most established members. A war was about to erupt in Orange County's underworld.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 11, 2011
Pasco police stop rap concert with known gang ties (Pasco, WA): Police in Pasco continue taking strides toward curbing gang activity, especially as a high profile rap group came to town. Amid concerns about violence and even gang retaliation, police met the group at the Pasco airport Thursday night, making it very clear, if they broke the law, they would be going to jail.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: August 11, 2011
Seven tied to MS-13 gang accused of murders here (Houston, TX): Seven members and associates of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang are charged with three murders as part of a squad that allegedly killed, robbed and dealt drugs on the streets of Houston, officials said Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 11, 2011
Police have man in custody linked to Oakland boy's fatal shooting (San Jose, CA): Police have a man in custody who has been tied to the fatal drive-by shooting of a 3-year-old boy, Oakland police Chief Anthony Batts announced Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 10, 2011
Feds charge 65 in Yonkers gang, drug sweep (Yonkers, NY): FBI agents and city police launched pre-dawn raids Tuesday as federal prosecutors charged dozens of reputed members of two violent street gangs with drug, gun crimes and murder.
Source: The Journal News Date: August 10, 2011
$2,000 debt leads to gang-related attack (Milton, PA): Sunbury Community Hospital officials were following state law when they notified police of a possible gang-related attack after a woman showed up in their emergency room last Thursday for treatment of slashes to her face.
Source: The Daily Item Date: August 10, 2011
Grand jury indicts three on gang charges (Sandusky, OH): An Erie County grand jury has indicted three men on gang-related charges for robbing and brutally beating a man at a Sandusky bar three months ago, Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter said.
Source: Sandusky Register Date: August 10, 2011
Local gangs using prostitution to fund violence (Portland, OR): At crime scenes, it's easy to see the impact of gang-related violence on Portland. However, for every victim you see on the streets, more victims are suffering silently behind closed doors.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: August 10, 2011
Profanities aimed at police chief, department scrawled on Shaw school (Corpus Christi, TX): Someone left a message for police overnight Tuesday and it wasn’t very nice. Investigators want to know who left graffiti on Shaw Special Emphasis School with profanity-laced messages aimed at Police Chief Troy Riggs and the police department.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: August 10, 2011
Three teens killed man after they were given money to kill someone (Chicago, IL): Three teenagers charged in a shotgun slaying in the Rogers Park neighborhood over the weekend had agreed to kill a rival gang member after being offered cash, prosecutors said today.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 9, 2011
Police seize guns and cash from gang member’s suburban home (Brookfield, IL): Police seized guns and $1,700 last month from a self-admitted Latin King gang member at his west suburban Brookfield home, police said.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: August 9, 2011
Nebraska teen imprisoned for gang shooting (Columbus, NE): A 17-year-old Columbus youth convicted as an adult for a gang-related shooting last year has been given 11-to-22 years in prison.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: August 9, 2011
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