Gang-Related News Articles
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Police operation cracks down on Modesto gangs (Modesto, CA): In Modesto's Oregon Park, atop a play structure intended for children, were a group of grown men. Some were "flamed up" in Norteño red and all cast hard stares at the people around them.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 18, 2011
Rising gang threat in Franklin met with surprise (Franklin, VA): When five Franklin men made their first appearance in federal court in Norfolk last week to face drug charges, there was disbelief when an FBI agent announced that these weren't just drug dealers. They were Bloods.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: July 18, 2011
Girl walking with baby attacked by gang (Buffalo, NY): A girl walking on Doat Street with a 1-year-old child was attacked by a gang late Saturday afternoon, according to Buffalo police reports.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: July 18, 2011
Lake Charles gang activity studied (Lake Charles, LA): Gang activity in Lake Charles is a problem that should not be ignored, a parish gang expert said. Sgt. Robert Broussard is a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputy and a member of the Calcasieu Parish Gang Task Force - a seven-member group of law enforcers from the sheriff's office, Lake Charles police and FBI working to monitor and prevent gang activity in the parish, he said.
Source: Daily Comet Date: July 17, 2011
Fellow gang members charged in man's death under rare legal principle (Oakland, CA): It started with taunts between rival gang members and quickly escalated into a gunbattle that police said left one of the instigators dead.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 17, 2011
Man shot, killed in gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): A gunman early Saturday morning shot and killed a 24-year-old man in what appeared to be a gang-related shooting at a party in North Salinas, police said in a statement.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: July 17, 2011
17-year-old victim of apparent gang shooting in Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles, CA): A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in Lincoln Heights on Saturday night in what police say was apparently gang-related violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 17, 2011
Crucial anti-gang agency under fire from budget cuts (Monterey County, CA): The pending closure of the nation's oldest anti-narcotics agency is now hitting home in Monterey County, where the loss could be "devastating," Salinas Deputy Police Chief Kelly McMillin said Friday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 16, 2011
Christiansburg police arrest seven on gang charges (Roanoke, VA): In what police say is Montgomery County's first gang investigation of its kind, seven people calling themselves "9 Trey Bloods" were arrested Thursday.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: July 16, 2011
Officials want written gang plan (Greenville, NC): Four City Council members on Friday announced they want a written plan to fight gang violence in Greenville and also said they will hold a citywide crime forum on Thursday.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: July 16, 2011
Murder trial jurors hear teen's gang ties (Wichita, KS): Eddie Laurel posed for group pictures with the North Side Gangsters and posted them on his MySpace page. The 17-year-old has been visited in jail more than a dozen times by people who have admitted to Wichita police they belong to the so-called NSG street gang.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 16, 2011
Parole officers use care and street smarts to save Portland gang members from themselves (Portland, OR): Multnomah County parole officer Carl Green parks his unmarked maroon Crown Victoria in front of a North Portland home, radios his location to dispatch and knocks on the front door. "Is Damon home?" Damon McDonald shows his face and steps out on the front stoop. But Green isn't interested in talking outside.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 16, 2011
Club Rodeo managers react to overnight shooting (Wichita, KS): Police say gang violence is to blame for a shooting that left two people in the hospital. It happened at Club Rodeo in east Wichita overnight, where managers say they've been working to curb crime and keep their business safe.
Source: KAKE News Date: July 15, 2011
Police: Gangs could be responsible for Fayetteville player's death (Fayetteville, NC): Police said Friday that a shooting at a Raeford Road club two weeks ago was gang-related, and gangs might be responsible for the subsequent slaying of a former Pine Forest High School football player.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: July 15, 2011
Bloods street gang member arrested in Somerset (Somerville, NJ): Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Stuart Buckman and Franklin Township Acting Police Chief Lawrence Roberts announce the arrest of Justin Jenkins, 22, of Minetta Road in Somerset, a member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Messenger-Gazette Date: July 15, 2011
Dozens arrested, charged in Calif. gang sweep (Orange County, CA): More than 500 federal agents and state and local law enforcement authorities swept through an Orange County, Calif., neighborhood Friday that had been the territory of the Mexican Mafia in what one official called a "critical blow" to the gang’s prison-based leadership and those members and associates they control throughout the region.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 15, 2011
Thomas Co. cracks down on gang activity (Thomasville, GA): Investigators from Thomasville, Thomas County, and Lowndes County infiltrated neighborhoods in Thomasville to crack down on gang and drug activity.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 15, 2011
Nanaimo cops nab gang member with link to Kamloops (Nanaimo, BC): A Redd Alert gang member with ties to Kamloops has been arrested in a drug bust in Nanaimo. Police nabbed Kevin Eric John, 32, Friday night along with three others. Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien said John is a full-fledged member of the street gang, which predominately recruits from First Nations teens.
Source: The Kamloops Daily News Date: July 14, 2011
Jersey City leader of a Bloods gang faction pleads guilty to role in mistaken-identity killing of teen (Jersey City, NJ): A Jersey City man who is a reputed leader in the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty yesterday to a racketeering charge in relation to the mistaken-identity killing of a city teen in 2004.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: July 14, 2011
Wiretap usage by police, prosecutors soars in Tennessee (Nashville, TN): In Tennessee and across the nation, police and prosecutors are relying more heavily on wiretaps. They say listening in on suspects’ cellphone calls is an effective way to combat drug trafficking and gang activity, but defense attorneys say the government should be careful not to go too far.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: July 14, 2011
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