Gang-Related News Articles
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Police to perform gang head count. Crip graffiti on Shelby house is latest indicator of possible gang activity (Shelby, NC): Is gang activity up, down or flat? Shelby police confirmed at a Project Safe Neighborhoods meeting Monday that graffiti was spray-painted on a house in western Shelby.
Source: The Star Date: December 2, 2011
Trial of men accused of gang activity continues (Albany, GA): Two defendants have had racketeering charges dropped, but Dougherty County prosecutors continue their goal of putting them away on street gang terrorism charges.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: December 2, 2011
Five Chester men sentenced in federal court on drug charges (Chester County, SC): The Chester County Sheriff’s Office announced that five men involved in gang activity in Chester were sentenced in federal court for drug charges on Tuesday.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: December 1, 2011
Police believe drugs, gang ties involved in Kearns home invasion (Kearns, UT): Police were searching Thursday for suspects in a home invasion that ended with a sleeping victim being beaten before his assailants stole his pickup truck.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 1, 2011
Alleged Perth Amboy gang leader, member indicted in 2009 kidnapping case (Perth Amboy, NJ): The reputed leader of the Netas street gang in Perth Amboy and a second gang member have been indicted for their roles in a December 2009 kidnapping in which a young man was beaten, taken to a Sayreville motel and held at gunpoint.
Source: Courier News Date: December 1, 2011
CBS/SI investigation: Sports, gangs often linked (Compton, CA): For years, the one area that seemed off-limits to gangs was organized sports. But now a CBS News/Sports Illustrated investigation finds a growing connection between gangs and sports, with athletes getting caught up in senseless gang violence at times.
Source: CBS News Date: December 1, 2011
Two charged after Abbotsford gang unit gun and drug bust (Chilliwack, BC) : Two men allegedly linked to a prominent Lower Mainland gang have been charged in connection to the January raid of a Chilliwack home by Abbotsford police.
Source: Chilliwack Times Date: December 1, 2011
Tracking WNC’s gangs, racial disparities in school discipline, state eugenics task force plans (Raleigh, NC): Some key federal data on criminal gangs recently went missing, but other information collected by local law enforcement is available and suggests that Western North Carolina has some of the lowest rates of gang activity in the state.
Source: Carolina Public Press Date: December 1, 2011
Man sentenced to life for 2008 Berkeley murders (Berkeley, CA): Desmen Lankford, 27, who was convicted in September of the murder of two East Bay men, was sentenced on November 10th to life in prison without parole.
Source: Berkeleyside Date: December 1, 2011
Fifth suspect arrested in Earlimart fatal shootings (Tulare County, CA): A fifth suspect in the gang-related shooting deaths of two men earlier this year in Earlimart is in custody, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 1, 2011
Deputies investigate gang vandalism at Dover church (Dover, FL): Street gangs have repeatedly targeted the Church of Christ in Dover, a church member said. The most recent case was discovered Wednesday morning at the small community church on Rex Avenue.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News Date: December 1, 2011
Bloods gang member fatally shot in Elizabeth (Elizabeth, NJ): A confirmed member of the Bloods street gang was shot and killed this morning in Elizabeth, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: December 1, 2011
Parents, officials react to gang fight at local middle school (Broadway, VA): Fears of gang violence are high in Rockingham County after police arrest a 12 year old boy, for leading a fight at Frank Hillyard Middle School in Broadway.
Source: WHSV 3 News Date: December 1, 2011
Prevention to prosecution, King County's investment in gangs (King County, WA): King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said Tuesday that his office has perhaps the strongest unit of prosecutors dedicated to gang-related cases in their history, telling the county council that an emergency investment to combat gang violence was put to good use.
Source: KIRO Radio Date: December 1, 2011
Defendant in Tongan Crip Gang case says he’s ready to leave gang (Salt Lake City, UT): All eyes in the jail yard were on David Kamoto. A game among inmates during recreation time had turned heated and Kamoto had just slammed a ball against the wall out of frustration.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 1, 2011
Wave of youth violence in Providence (Providence, RI): Providence Police are investigating several unsolved crimes connected to a recent rash of youth violence.
Source: WPRI 12 News Date: December 1, 2011
Eleven men arrested in investigation of drug and weapons ring (Manassas, VA): Authorities on Wednesday arrested 11 men, several of whom have ties to street gangs, on charges of cocaine and firearms trafficking in Northern Virginia, officials said.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 1, 2011
Administration denies gang activity at West Bladen High School (Bladenboro, NC): In November, there was at least one fight on campus that some people suspected was gang related. Thursday night, the school board said that was not the case, but some parents still disagree.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3 Date: December 1, 2011
Barrio Azteca Gang associates plead guilty in El Paso to racketeering conspiracy (Washington, DC): Two associates of the Barrio Azteca (BA) gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman for the Western District of Texas, FBI Assistant Director of the Criminal Investigative Division Kevin Perkins and Administrator Michele M. Leonhart of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Source: National Newswire Service Date: December 1, 2011
Five MS-13 gang members sentenced to life in prison (San Francisco, CA): A federal judge in San Francisco today meted out sentences of life in prison to each of five MS-13 gang members who were convicted in August of racketeering conspiracy and murder conspiracy.
Source: The San Francisco Appeal Date: December 1, 2011
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