Gang-Related News Articles
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Portland area suffers multiple, suspected gang-related crimes this weekend (Portland, OR): Over the weekend of August 12-14, the Portland area again suffered from multiple crimes that all appear to be gang related.
Source: ThePortlander Date: August 14, 2011
Visalia police: Gang activity declines (Visalia, CA): At this time last year, Visalia police officers were culminating a three-month long investigation to dismantle and disorganize one of the most powerful street and prison gangs in the country.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 13, 2011
Baldwin Park reaches out to Monrovia for guidance on curbing gangs (Baldwin Park, CA): In 2009, Monrovia was hardly a model for how to address gang violence. Eighteen months and a gang injunction later, the city is emerging as a leader on how to quell gang crime. And the answer does not lie exclusively in controversial injunctions, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: August 13, 2011
Former death row inmate preaches against gangs (Colorado Springs, CO): In a San Quentin State Prison cell a quarter century ago Art Blajos planned to kill Eddie, a cocaine addict on the other side of the cement wall.
Source: The Gazette Date: August 13, 2011
Criminal organization charge against Indian Posse dropped (Winnipeg, MB): They are Winnipeg's largest street gang, boasting a vast membership that has spread throughout Manitoba and even into other provinces. But an attempt by provincial justice officials to officially designate the Indian Posse as a criminal organization has fallen short in court.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: August 13, 2011
Manitowoc crime rate rises in 2010, report shows (Manitowoc, WI): There is evidence that known gang members are dealing in the sales of illegal drugs, according to the portion of the report on the department's patrol division.
Source: Herald Times Reporter Date: August 13, 2011
Gang problem in Minot? (Minot, ND): Federal officers in the area assisting local law enforcement have helped to identify tattoos and other indicators that a few people in the area to work on flood cleanup had associations with known gangs at some point in their lives.
Source: Minot Daily News Date: August 12, 2011
Regional gang task force announces success thwarting Eden Center gang (Falls Church, VA): A major gang bust went down in Falls Church's Eden Center last night. Over 60 law enforcement officers from jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia, members of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force including 20 from the City of Falls Church, swept into the center with 13 search warrants to confiscate over $1 million in cash and $250,000 in illegal gambling machines.
Source: Falls Church New Press Date: August 12, 2011
Rally today will alert students, parents to gang activity (Gainesville, FL): Principal James Speer knows there are gangs in Alachua County schools. He's seen the symbols on bathroom walls and talked to his school resource officers.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: August 12, 2011
Wanted gang leader jailed, indicted on 23 counts (Phoenix, AZ): A wanted Arizona gang leader was taken into custody Friday after arriving from Florida, following a 3-month investigation called Operation: Return to Paradise.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News Date: August 12, 2011
Nacogdoches gang activity is escalating (Nacogdoches, TX): The writing is on the wall, literally, showing law enforcement that gang activity in Nacogdoches County is heating up. Evidence of the predominantly Hispanic gangs Southside 13 and the Latin Kings can be seen today on walls in neighborhoods, on street signs and in police reports.
Source: KETK NBC News Date: August 12, 2011
20 arrested in probe of Riverside street gang (Riverside, CA): Twenty members and associates of a Riverside street gang were arrested Wednesday as part of a multiagency investigation into violence and drug trafficking, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 11, 2011
Bloods girlfriend gives insider's view of gang life (Scranton, PA): As the girlfriend of a Bloods street gang member, Jasmine Rivera had more than a nodding acquaintance with the street gang world.
Source: The Scranton Times Tribune Date: August 11, 2011
Two men sent to prison after gang-related home invasion near Edinburg (Edinburg, TX): A local gang member and an illegal immigrant have pleaded guilty to shooting an undocumented immigrant during a botched home invasion in May 2010.
Source: The Monitor Date: August 11, 2011
Butcher killed in drive-by shooting by gang-bangers (Chicago, IL): The surveillance video depicting the killing of the latest innocent victim of Chicago’s gang violence begins with two teens outside a commercial strip near 79th and Marquette flashing gang signs at a passing SUV.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 11, 2011
Neighborhood unites against gang violence (Portland, OR): As Portland police investigate the sixth suspected gang-related killing this year, homeowners in North Portland held a community meeting to unite against the violence.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: August 11, 2011
Houston gangs recruiting students, both the imposing and bullied (Houston, TX): A new study shows that gangs are no longer just an inner city problem. The National Gang Center recently released a study that estimated 55 percent of all gang activity occurs in big cities, and 41 percent occurs in either suburbs or smaller cities. This adds up to a lot of kids being involved in gang life.
Source: The Grio Date: August 11, 2011
O.C.'s Mexican Mafia: Battle for power (Orange County, CA): Armando Moreno was new to the Mexican Mafia, but if he wanted to make his mark he'd have to go up against one of the gang's most established members. A war was about to erupt in Orange County's underworld.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 11, 2011
Pasco police stop rap concert with known gang ties (Pasco, WA): Police in Pasco continue taking strides toward curbing gang activity, especially as a high profile rap group came to town. Amid concerns about violence and even gang retaliation, police met the group at the Pasco airport Thursday night, making it very clear, if they broke the law, they would be going to jail.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: August 11, 2011
Seven tied to MS-13 gang accused of murders here (Houston, TX): Seven members and associates of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang are charged with three murders as part of a squad that allegedly killed, robbed and dealt drugs on the streets of Houston, officials said Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 11, 2011
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