Gang-Related News Articles
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MS-13: Seven on trial accused of gang violence (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco's biggest gang trial in years opened Monday with a federal prosecutor accusing seven men of terrorizing city neighborhoods with assaults, shakedowns and four 2008 murders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 5, 2011
Residents perceive a gang problem (Hendersonville, NC): Community leaders, parents, residents and youth service agencies all think gang violence is a problem in Henderson County, according to a recently completed study.
Source: Times-News Date: April 5, 2011
Gang member faces federal weapons charge (Gulfport, MS): A D’Iberville man -- a self-professed gang member already sentenced to a 105-year jail term for breaking into a home, robbing a couple at gunpoint and pistol-whipping their son -- is headed to U.S. District Court on Thursday for an arraignment on a federal weapons violation.
Source: Sun Herald Date: April 5, 2011
Groups or gangs? Residents express concerns about roaming teens (Shelby, NC): She’ll sit in her car at night until the area is safe enough to walk into the house. Sometimes she’ll call her daughter on a cell phone to calm her nerves. A group of unknown teenagers at night a few houses down give her that feeling.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: April 5, 2011
Gangs a presence, but not yet a crisis, in Winston-Salem, experts say (Winston-Salem, NC): Forsyth County doesn't have a gang crisis compared to some of North Carolina's other urban areas such as Charlotte and Durham, but that could change if steps aren't taken to limit gangs, experts said Monday at the kickoff for the city/county Gang Awareness Week.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: April 5, 2011
Prosecutor, police educate King’s Fork High classes on gang crimes (Suffolk, VA): A prosecutor and police officers visited King’s Fork High School Tuesday to arm students with information on why and how to avoid getting mixed up in gangs.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: April 5, 2011
Three El Monte gang members convicted of attempted murder for stabbing (El Monte, CA): Three members of the El Monte Flores street gang are facing life in prison after being convicted by a jury Tuesday of attempted murder, with a special circumstance of being gang members, for a June attack in which two men were stabbed repeatedly in their El Monte home.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 5, 2011
Gangs active in Okaloosa, task force says (Crestview, FL): In a departure from budget and zoning issues, Okaloosa County commissioners got a crash course in local gang activity at their meeting Tuesday.
Source: The Destin Log Date: April 5, 2011
Gangs not a problem in local schools-yet (Kamloops, BC): The man who runs the day to day operations in the Kamloops Thompson School District says officials are always watching for evidence of gang activity in area schools, and so far, they're not seeing much.
Source: CFJC TV7 News Date: April 4, 2011
Gang plots return (San Bernardino, CA): In the months and years following the death of 11-year-old Mynisha Crenshaw, the Pimps, Players, Hustlers and Gangsters street gang was dealt a blow as some of its leaders were sent to state prison and police kept up the heat on remaining members.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: April 4, 2011
Fruitvale gang injunction: Judge sets closing arguments (Oakland, CA): An end appears to be in sight for the first phase of court proceedings for Oakland’s proposed gang injunction against the Fruitvale Norteños. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman earmarked May 4th as the date for closing arguments.
Source: The Informant Date: April 4, 2011
Bill would allow protection orders for gang hangouts (Olympia, WA): A new anti-gang bill is still being talked about in Olympia. Part of the bill would essentially ban criminal gang members from known gang hang-outs.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: April 4, 2011
Seven arrested in gang-related incident (Livermore, CA): Seven people were arrested Monday night on suspicion of trying to start a fight in public, police said. An adult affiliated with the Norteno gang challenged six people who claim to be part of the Sureno gang, police said.
Source: LivermorePatch Date: April 4, 2011
Police link gang to killings (Moultrie, GA): A Colquitt County Superior Court indictment unsealed last week accuses 11 people with taking part in street gang-related activities that include two murders, three non-fatal shootings, home invasions and armed robberies.
Source: The Moultrie Observer Date: April 4, 2011
Bill would allow seizure of gang members’ assets (Illinois): The Illinois House on Friday passed a bill which would change the Illinois Criminal Code to allow for the seizure of street gang assets when a member is convicted of certain crimes.
Source: Naperville Sun Date: April 3, 2011
Slaying case puts focus on gang violence (Gainesville, GA): The man accused with the gang-related killing of Daniel Adame last June pleaded guilty to causing his death during a bloody, five-minute feud between rivals.
Source: The Gainesville Times Date: April 3, 2011
Two nabbed after three shot, wounded in Pilsen (Chicago, IL): A 21-year-old and his girlfriend face charges in connection with wounding three people in a gang-related drive-by shooting in the city's Pilsen neighborhood last month.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: April 3, 2011
Officers crack down on ABQ gangs (Albuquerque, NM): Officers attempting to suppress gang activity in Albuquerque had a gun drawn on them Saturday. The suspects took off and led officers on a chase.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: April 3, 2011
Little Village couple take stand against gang-bangers (Chicago, IL): The Latin Kings in Little Village wanted to kill Robert and Amy Castaneda. Thugs ruling the corner of 30th and Drake twice tried to burn down their house — soaking the porch with gasoline and setting it ablaze while the young couple slept inside — because Rob had called the police after a shooting and showed investigators where gang-bangers had stashed the gun.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 3, 2011
Police, DBIA target gang clothing in downtown (Peterborough, ON): City police and the Downtown Business Improvement Area are posting warning people that gang colours, and gang clothing, has no place in the downtown core.
Source: The Peterborough Examiner Date: April 2, 2011
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