Gang-Related News Articles
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Man, woman shot in separate Brighton Park drive-by attacks (Chicago, IL): A man and a woman were shot in the head during separate drive-by attacks early Friday in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 25, 2011
Gang stabbing at Sacramento mall on Black Friday (Sacramento, CA): Police say a man was stabbed outside a Sacramento mall in an apparent gang-related incident as Black Friday shoppers were crowding the area.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: November 25, 2011
Quebec City gangs may be a myth (Quebec City, QC): Canada investigation that used hidden cameras to follow young people has questioned whether there is a street gang problem in Quebec City. The region gets about $1 million a year in government funding to fight street gang crime, but some say all that amounts to is police harassment and social profiling.
Source: CBC News Date: November 24, 2011
Gang members among those arrested in ICE sweep in Brockton (Brockton, MA): Eight purported Cape Verde gang members were among those arrested in a sweep by federal immigration officials and local authorities, including one man who tried to escape through a window, a Plymouth County sheriff official said on Wednesday.
Source: Enterprise News Date: November 24, 2011
Cedar Rapids intersection, house "tagged." Possible gang activity? (Cedar Rapids, IA): When Kathy Harwood looks outside her home of the past 31 years, what she sees is far from ideal. "I try not to look outside," said Harwood, who lives at the corner of 18th Street and 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, at the eastern edge of the Wellington Heights neighborhood.
Source: Eastern Iowa News Now Date: November 24, 2011
Federal, local agencies team up to battle gangs, drugs (Ventura County, CA): Federal officials are increasingly teaming with police agencies to investigate and bring larger local cases to federal court, such as one called Operation Supernova, which recently led to arrests of numerous Ventura County gang members.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: November 24, 2011
Gang war took focus off downtown: Chief (Winnipeg, MB): Police might have been able to help curb some of the violent crime in Winnipeg’s downtown were it not for the summer’s budding war between rival biker gangs, the city’s top cop suggested in a recent Winnipeg Sun interview.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: November 24, 2011
Community leaders call for end to Hub violence (Boston, MA): Boston ministers, police and the district attorney are calling on gang members to put their disputes aside, promoting the fifth annual Season of Peace initiative.
Source: Boston Herald Date: November 24, 2011
Four former Vancouver mayors back call for an end to pot prohibition (Vancouver, BC): Four former Vancouver mayors of varying political stripes have endorsed a coalition calling for an end to pot prohibition in Canada, which they blame for rampant gang violence.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: November 23, 2011
Task force aims to end street violence, reach out to youth (Tampa, FL): Gun violence has taken the lives of two East Tampa teenagers in the past month. On Oct. 29, John Singleton, 17, went to a party at Unique Island Grill on East Lake Avenue and was shot when a fight erupted outside. He died later at Tampa General Hospital.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: November 23, 2011
Gang member gets 57 years for 2009 stabbings (Santa Maria, CA): A Santa Maria man was sentenced to 57 years to life in prison Monday for a series of stabbings in September 2009.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: November 23, 2011
Elizabeth gang member charged in June slaying of rival gang member (Elizabeth, NJ): A known Elizabeth gang member was charged in the June slaying of a rival gang member, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 23, 2011
Jury begins deliberating in case of shooting that killed 8-year-old St. Petersburg girl (Largo, FL): Two and a half years after a gang shooting killed an 8-year-old girl and outraged St. Petersburg, prosecutor Doneene Dresback Loar stood before jurors with an assault rifle in one hand and a bullet in the other and told them to make a choice.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: November 23, 2011
RI gang member sentenced on firearms offense (Providence, RI): A Rhode Island street gang member has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison on a firearms violation.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: November 23, 2011
Federal indictment targets Canton's Rated R gang (Canton, OH): A federal grand jury has indicted 17 persons accused of conspiring to traffic cocaine and heroin in the Canton area. The indictment, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, follows an Oct. 26 raid by federal, state and local law enforcement on suspected members and associates of the Rated R street gang.
Source: Canton Repository Date: November 23, 2011
Man sentenced for shooting gang rival (San Diego, CA): A gang member convicted of gunning down a rival more than four years ago in southeast San Diego because the victim had supposedly "disrespected" the defendant's gang was sentenced on Wednesday to 50 years to life in state prison.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: November 23, 2011
LA sheriff's: Machete assault inquiry led to pot (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities say an investigation into the alleged machete assault of three Rosemead men led to the discovery of 1,400 marijuana plants worth an estimated $3 million inside a home.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 23, 2011
Pre-teens and gangs: Telltale signs (Los Angeles, CA): According to the Los Angeles Police Department, gang involvement can begin as early as elementary school. Children as young as seven or eight years of age have been recruited to work in criminal street gangs.
Source: The Van Nuys News Press Date: November 23, 2011
Ga. gang member gets 30-year prison sentence (Decatur, GA): A man prosecutors describe as the last member of a loosely knit gang has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other crimes in DeKalb County.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: November 23, 2011
El Paso gang member gets 45-year sentence (El Paso, TX): Victor Gomez, 31, a member of El Paso’s Barrio Azteca prison and street gang, broke down in tears Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to 45 years in prison and fined him $5,000, television station KFOX14 reported.
Source: Albuquerque Journal Date: November 23, 2011
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