Gang-Related News Articles
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Springfield police arrest drug, gang suspect described as 'high level target' (Springfield, MA): A police foot pursuit on Friday resulted in the capture of a 25-year-old Springfield man described by authorities as a key player in the local drug trade.
Source: The Republican Date: October 29, 2011
Cincinnati police conduct gang roundup (Walnut Hills, OH): A woman dressed in a jacket and blue medical scrubs walked across East McMillan Street toward Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig late Friday afternoon as officers in SWAT uniforms and plain clothes loaded members of the Walnut Hills Posse into a van bound for the county jail.
Source: The Enquirer Date: October 29, 2011
Mexican drug cartels strengthen ties with U.S. gangs (El Paso, TX): Mexican drug cartels are strengthening alliances with gangs in the United States beyond ethnic, ideological and geographic boundaries, warns a new report from the federal National Gang Intelligence Center.
Source: El Paso Times Date: October 29, 2011
Police Chief says crime in Livermore is not on the increase (Livermore, CA) : Crime in Livermore has not seen an increase; rather it remains at a stable level. That was the report made by Police Chief Steve Sweeney to the Livermore City Council on Monday. The report follows a gang information forum hosted by the city earlier in October.
Source: The Independent Date: October 29, 2011
Four arrests linked to Portland gang shootings (Portland, OR): Four suspected gang members were arrested this week in connection with a series of retaliation shootings after the murder of 25-year-old Deandre Clark last week.
Source: MSNBC KGW Date: October 29, 2011
Man shot to death in Alhambra (Alhambra, CA): man died early Saturday after he was shot in what authorities suspect was a gang-related, car-to-car shooting after the victim left a Halloween party.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: October 29, 2011
Cops: Clerk's shooting wasn't teen's first crime (Indianapolis, IN): A 15-year-old North Central High School student charged with shooting a convenience store clerk had a history of robberies and gang activity, authorities said Friday.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: October 29, 2011
Annual Watsonville Peace and Unity March calls for an end to gang violence (Watsonville, CA): Rose de Ramirez lost her son to gang violence 17 years ago but her pain still runs deep. "He had no right to die," she said tearfully Saturday afternoon at the annual Watsonville Peace and Unity March. "I want people to know that we need to stop this violence."
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 29, 2011
New FBI report says gangs using rap groups to launder money, recruit members (Washington, DC): The FBI has released its 2011 report on gangs and gang activity in the United States and according to the government, rap music is being used to recruit new members.
Source: AllHipHop News Date: October 29, 2011
Oakdale gang shootings prompt searches (Oakdale, CA): Authorities on Friday served search warrants at four Oakdale homes as part of an investigation into five gang-related shootings since August.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: October 29, 2011
San Diego gang member to be sentenced to death today for murdering Temecula clerk (Murrieta, CA): A San Diego gang member who gunned down a Temecula liquor store clerk during a robbery is expected to be sentenced to death today.
Source: The Valley News Date: October 28, 2011
Fleeing gang member arrested following car crash (Taylorsville, UT): A woman who drove through a police barricade and crashed into a suspect's car gets credit for helping police catch a wanted gang member.
Source: KSL News Date: October 28, 2011
Gang threat sporadic (St. Joseph, MO): In a national report released by the FBI, Buchanan County is identified as having 1,000 persons or fewer affiliated with gang activity. While that number from the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment is simply an estimate, and Buchanan County is nowhere near having the same gang affiliations as Cook County in Chicago, officials with the Street Crimes Unit said St. Joseph has seen some individuals making claims to a specific gang or group.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press Date: October 28, 2011
Seven arrested in gang-related kidnapping, including an Abbotsford man (Richmond, BC): An Abbotsford man is among seven people facing kidnapping charges after what police are calling a "terrifying" gang-related incident.
Source: Abbotsford News Date: October 28, 2011
Calgary man with gang ties missing (Calgary, AB): Police are seeking the public's help finding a missing Calgarian who has connections to the FOB gang.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 28, 2011
Man rescued from highway after gang-related kidnapping (Vancouver, BC): Seven people have been charged with kidnapping after police say they abducted a man from a Vancouver restaurant on behalf of an Eastern Canadian gang.
Source: CTV British Columbia Date: October 28, 2011
Aurora man guilty of second murder (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man already serving a lengthy prison sentence for a gang-related murder was found guilty today of a second murder and now will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 28, 2011
Reputed gang member gets maximum for killing police officer (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member was sentenced to 125 years in prison today for the 2009 murder of Chicago police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez in June 2009.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 28, 2011
Police: Eugene gang planned Halloween shooting (Eugene, OR): Police uncovered and disrupted a plot by street gang members to gun down rival gang members on Halloween day in retaliation for a botched drive-by shooting in September, the Eugene Police Department said Friday.
Source: KVAL News Date: October 28, 2011
Six juveniles charged in Suffolk gang investigation (Suffolk, VA): Six teenagers, ages 11 through 17, are charged with crimes in Suffolk. Police searched four homes Thursday as part of its ongoing investigation into the so-called Lloyd Street Gang.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: October 28, 2011
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