Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang members bound for murder trial, judge rules (Oceanside, CA): Prosecutors have enough evidence to try three gang members for the May murders of two teens in Oceanside's Libby Lake Park, a Vista Superior Court judge ruled Monday.
Source: North County Times Date: December 5, 2011
Kinston battles gang violence as Greenville heats up (Kinston, NC): Greenville is not the first city with gang problems here in the east. Nine on Your Side has been following Kinston's battle against gang violence for several months now. There are more than 500 known gang members within the city limits of Kinston.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: December 5, 2011
Number of gangs in Athens constant, related crime non-violent (Athens, GA): Students could live next to a street gang without even knowing it. The number of gangs in the U.S. has increased by 40 percent since 2009 and some of the largest growth is in the Southeast, according to the FBI in the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment.
Source: The Red & Black Date: December 5, 2011
Man killed in gang-related shooting on SW Side (Chicago, IL): A 20-year-old man was pronounced dead this morning after being shot on the Southwest Side, officials said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 5, 2011
Teens involved in Gerstle Park gang death plead guilty to reduced charges (San Rafael, CA) : Two defendants involved in a gang fight that ended in the death of a Corte Madera man plead guilty to reduced charges today.
Source: SanRafaelPatch Date: December 5, 2011
Sikh man killed gang-style in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC): A 32-year-old Sikh man has become yet another victim of the on-going gang-style violence which has claimed dozens of young lives in the Indian Canadian community here.
Source: Deccan Herald Date: December 5, 2011
Moxee felon facing assault charges after fight, shooting that injured two (Yakima, WA): A 24-year-old man is facing charges of first-degree assault in connection with a shooting spurred by a fight between two rival gangs on the night after Thanksgiving, according to court documents.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: December 5, 2011
Four gang members in custody after six hour standoff in Uptown (Chicago, IL): Four alleged gang members are in custody after barricading themselves inside an Uptown building Monday evening in a six-hour standoff that closed a portion of the CTA Red Line in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 5, 2011
Removal of gang tattoos becoming more common (Santa Rosa, CA): The black tattoo that once wrapped Cris Pulido's throat now looks like a smear of grease. One year ago it was the Mayan symbol for the number 13, which in gang-speak signifies the 13th letter of the alphabet, M. M is code for Mexican Mafia, which is another code for Sureño, which is what Cris Pulido used to be.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 4, 2011
Two arrested in Yuba City home shooting (Yuba City, CA): A Yuba City man who was acquitted of murder earlier this year was arrested again Friday on suspicion of allegedly shooting another man in the leg.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: December 4, 2011
Teen shot and killed at birthday party in Greenville (Greenville, NC): A teen is dead after shots rang out at a birthday party early Sunday at the Pirates Cove apartment complex in Greenville. Police say gang members tried to force their way into the party, resulting in a fight.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: December 4, 2011
Grandview teen murdered in gang shooting (Grandview, WA): An 18 year-old Grandview teen is dead this evening after being shot by gang members.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 4, 2011
Community weighs in on Gang Pointer File (St. Paul, MN): Though GangNet, the controversial gang database run by Ramsey County's now defunct Gang Strike Force, was shut down in August, and the Gang Pointer File, run by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions, has dwindled to less than a third of its numbers because its main feeder was GangNet, it's seemingly not over for the Gang Pointer File.
Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet Date: December 4, 2011
Woman shot working in store near gang shooting (Chicago, IL): Two people were shot, including a woman in her 20s who police described as an innocent bystander, in a suspected gang-related shooting in the Uptown neighborhood Friday afternoon.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 3, 2011
Chief: No truth to rumor about gangs downtown (San Marcos, CA): An uptick in assaults in downtown San Marcos is a definite concern, but Police Chief Howard Williams said there’s no evidence the trend is related to gang activity.
Source: San Marcos Daily Record Date: December 3, 2011
St. Paul employs 'smarter, not softer' approach to gangs (St. Paul, MN): One recent day, members of the St. Paul Police Department's gang unit make the rounds of some homes of 18th Street gang members who were subjects of search warrants last spring.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 3, 2011
Military weapons in gangsters' hands (San Bernardino County, CA): Gangs are acquiring high-powered, military grade weapons more frequently, according to the latest National Gang Intelligence Center Report. And FBI and law enforcement officials suggest gang members — both enlisted and those working at military bases as contract civilians — may be funneling the firearms to their street-level counterparts.
Source: The Daily Press Date: December 3, 2011
Two Belleville residents arrested in connection with drug-distribution ring (Belleville, NJ): A Belleville home was being used to package and prepare heroin as part of a large drug-distribution network spanning New Jersey and the Carolinas, authorities said.
Source: Belleville Times Date: December 3, 2011
S.F. MS-13 gang members sentenced to life terms (San Francisco, CA): Five members of the MS-13 gang in San Francisco's Mission District were sentenced to life in prison Thursday for a campaign of violence that included three 2008 murders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 2, 2011
Albion Street shootout sentences handed out (Nashville, TN): The attorney for one of three men sentenced Thursday on gun charges associated with a shootout in which more than 100 rounds of ammunition were fired said his client was the target of a planned hit.
Source: The Tennessean Date: December 2, 2011
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