Gang-Related News Articles
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Removing tattoos might be painful, but many say it's worth it (Detroit, MI): Ramon Torres is removing tattoos of his former gang life, including teardrops under his eyes. Gangs and prisoners often have them tattooed on their faces to make a statement, from the number of people they've killed or for each year they've been in prison.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: July 5, 2011
Gang members 'pay the piper' (Albany, NY): Two high-ranking Bloods gang members were sentenced Tuesday to more than 140 years in state prison for trafficking tens of thousands of dollars worth of heroin to the Capital Region from New York City and Long Island.
Source: Times Union Date: July 5, 2011
Second arrest in fatal gang shooting near D.C. Caribbean Festival (Washington, DC): A second man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting near a Caribbean Festival in Northwest last month, Metropolitan police said Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 5, 2011
LAPD gang unit back at full force (Los Angeles, CA) : As first reported by The Eastsider L.A., the Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Division's gang impact team is now fully staffed and back on the beat after three months of drastically reduced staffing levels.
Source: EchoParkPatch Date: July 5, 2011
Orangeburg Public Safety aims to prevent gang recruitment (Orangeburg, SC) : Orangeburg Public Safety is working to prevent gang recruitment at an early age. The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety hopes they can stop young people before it starts.
Source: WLTX 19 News Date: July 5, 2011
Proactive police work reduced gang members in city (Crystal Lake, IL) : Recently, crimes involving known gang members took place within weeks of each other in Crystal Lake. Incidents involving gang members were violent ones — a home invasion and battery and aggravated battery and mob action.
Source: CrystalLakePatch Date: July 5, 2011
Sheriff, congressman work to blunt drug cartel activity locally (Houston, TX): U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX 10) and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia are working on strengthening federal and local efforts against the potential of increased Mexican drug cartel activity in Harris County.
Source: Your Houston News Date: July 5, 2011
Four Bolingbrook men face charges in gang-related incident (Bolingbrook, IL): Four Bolingbrook men face felony charges for their involvement in a gang-related dispute that took place July 1 and resulted in a rollover crash of a vehicle during a car chase, police said.
Source: Bolingbrook Reporter Date: July 5, 2011
SWAT called in for gang arrest (Hanford, CA): Three men suspected in a weekend gang attack were apprehended Sunday after SWAT teams raided their homes in southwest Hanford, authorities said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: July 5, 2011
Gangs’ activity watched (Fort Smith, AR): Although Fort Smith has seen some incidents of gang-related violence, gang crime in the area primarily is nonviolent. Property crimes such as graffiti and other acts of vandalism and criminal mischief are the most prevalent and common forms of gang crime in the Fort Smith area, according to Sgt. Danny Baker, head of the Fort Smith Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit.
Source: The Times Record Date: July 5, 2011
Anti-gang cops descend on Victoria (Victoria, BC): In a serious case of wrong place, wrong time, a silver car drove past a group of uniformed gang police on a long weekend.
Source: Victoria News Date: July 5, 2011
K.C. all-male school seen as possible gang solution (Kansas City, MO): The Kansas City School District is planning to start an all-male school modeled after one in Chicago with the goal of helping inner-city boys avoid the lure of gangs and drugs and get into college.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader Date: July 4, 2011
Gang member arrested for graffiti (Sonoma, CA): A 19-year-old gang member was arrested by Sheriff's deputies June 27 in connection with an extensive graffiti attack at the Sonoma Valley Charter School after he allegedly brandished a knife and threatened a young woman outside her home.
Source: The Sonoma Index-Tribune Date: July 4, 2011
Indianapolis targets gangs in crackdown (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis police have increased the size of the criminal gang unit, and authorities are working more closely with state and federal prosecutors to address a growing trend of younger, more violent street gangs.
Source: WRTV 6 News Date: July 4, 2011
Gang member charged with murder of Plainfield grocery store owner (Plainfield, NJ): An 18-year-old Plainfield man has been arrested and charged in connection with killing of a well-liked grocery store owner in the city.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: July 4, 2011
Education for Tri-Cities teens looking to leave gangs (Pasco, WA) : School is out for the summer, but some kids are getting ready to head back to class, after being kicked out because of gang activity. Instead of watching them fall even deeper in the gang life, a new program hopes to provide an alternative.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: July 4, 2011
Fort Smith gangs are 'homegrown' (Fort Smith, AR) : Although the Street Crimes Unit estimates 32 gangs are present in the area, their members are not connected to gangsters outside the state.
Source: The Times Record Date: July 4, 2011
Gangs in Brevard getting younger, more violent (Brevard County, FL): Twenty-six-year-old Michelle Gill lay slumped in the corner of her closet, six bullets putting an end to her life and that of her unborn daughter.
Source: Florida Today Date: July 3, 2011
Rehoboth guards against gang activity (Rehoboth Beach, DE): Police are guarding against gangs after a rare brawl near the boardwalk and cases of graffiti vandalism. "We're taking the approach that we're not going to tolerate any gang activity or nuisance or disturbance," said Police Chief Keith Banks.
Source: The Daily Times Date: July 3, 2011
Woman killed in apparent gang-related ambush (San Antonio, TX): A woman was killed Saturday night when she and her common-law husband were apparently ambushed in front of their West Side home.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: July 3, 2011
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