Gang-Related News Articles
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Violent assaults in West University neighborhood could be gang related, police say (Eugene, OR): The Eugene Police Department (EPD) is noting an assault crime pattern that appears to be organized in the West University neighborhood in an area of about 20 square blocks – 11th through 18th and Alder through Willamette.
Source: MyEugene Date: April 22, 2011
Gang member found guilty in shooting (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was convicted yesterday of shooting Tramane Smith, a former friend, on a Dorchester street and leaving him paralyzed after the victim said he wanted to turn away from their shared life of crime.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 22, 2011
Tips sought on High Point gang activity (High Point, NC): High Point Crimestoppers is seeking help from the community in stepping up the focus on armed street gang members.
Source: WXII 12 News Date: April 21, 2011
Police arrest six gang members in Montreal, South Shore (Montreal, QC): Six members of a street gang were arrested Wednesday and Thursday as suspects in a litany of crimes.
Source: CTV News Date: April 21, 2011
Joliet city worker wages one-man war against gang graffiti (Joliet, IL): It takes about $50 worth of "elephant snot" to clean a large fence. Jan Nahorski dips his brush into a pail of the paint-removing chemical and smears a large yellow mess of goo over the black marks meant to disrespect a local street gang.
Source: The Herald-News Date: April 21, 2011
Alleged gang member to stand trial on drug charges (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Authorities say alleged Bloods gang member Alberto Rosembert ran his drug-dealing empire like a structured business.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: April 21, 2011
CCPD announces results of recent gang round-up (Corpus Christi, TX): Chief of Police Troy Riggs made a promise to the citizens of Corpus Christi last year to take a strong stand against gang violence and a recent warrant sweep is proving to disrupt the operations of local street and prison gangs.
Source: KIII News Date: April 21, 2011
Gang violence prompts higher police profile (Portland, OR): Portland Police added officers and stepped up patrols after a pair of shootings -- one of them deadly -- in the past week. Gang officers fear there could be more violence this weekend, especially because the weather will be nice and people will be out.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: April 21, 2011
Two injured in apparent gang-related shooting near U Street (Washington, DC): Two men were injured Thursday afternoon in an apparent gang-related shooting near the U Street Corridor area of Northwest, D.C. officials say.
Source: WTOP News Date: April 21, 2011
Long Beach gang members accused of witness intimidation ordered to stand trial (Long Beach, CA): A judge on Wednesday ordered a handful of men to stand trial on charges of witness intimidation for allegedly threatening to kill two witnesses who testified in a high-profile, gang-related murder case last year.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: April 21, 2011
Bloods gang member Lamar Young of Glassboro given 6 to 13 years for dealing cocaine (Glassboro, NJ): A Glassboro man who was associated with the Bloods street gang was sentenced to 13 years in state prison Thursday for dealing crack cocaine.
Source: New Jersey Newsroom Date: April 21, 2011
Villanueva still a gang member, expert says (Montreal, QC): A police street gang expert claimed yesterday that Dany Villanueva is still a member of the Bloods gang in Montreal North, but Villanueva's defence lawyer raised the possibility that such criminal profiles are based on racial profiling that tags a person a gang member simply because of what he wears, his ethnic background and who he hangs around with.
Source: The Gazette Date: April 20, 2011
Providence man pleads guilty to gun charges (Providence, RI): The twin brother of Kasean Benton, a gang member who was killed in a South Side ambush two years ago, pleaded guilty on Monday to five felony weapons charges for firing a gun at two men in Pawtucket last year.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: April 20, 2011
Schools work on policy to stop gang activity (Howard County, MD): Faced with a state mandate to improve communication between law enforcement and school officials on gang-related activities, the Howard County Public School System is working on a policy addressing gang activity in the schools.
Source: Columbia Flier Date: April 20, 2011
City, county focus in on "La Quaranta" street gang (Corpus Christi, TX): Nueces County District Attorney Mark Skurka and City of Corpus Christi Attorney Carlos Valdez have filed a petition for a permanent injunction against certain known gang members. The move is designed to keep the defendants from committing any more crimes together.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: April 20, 2011
10 arrested during gang raid tied to fatal shooting (Garden Grove, CA): Police arrested 10 gang suspects Wednesday morning while carrying out search warrants tied to a fatal Garden Grove shooting, also finding drugs, guns and $70,000 in cash during the search of more than a dozen locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 20, 2011
Indictment: Jacksonville gang traded in violence, intimidation, drugs (Jacksonville, FL) : A fledgling Jacksonville gang committed brutal home invasions, armed bank robberies and dealt in prescription drugs, steroids and cocaine before being busted on federal racketeering laws, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: April 20, 2011
Authorities arrest 10 suspected gang members in Irvington crack cocaine network (Irvington, NJ): They called each other "Birdie," "Grim" and "Butter," and talked about pricing, quality and customer satisfaction.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 20, 2011
Jailers, gang members charged with bribery (Corpus Christi, TX): Three current or former jailers and two men alleged to be members of the "Raza Unida" prison gang have been charged with conspiring to bribe public officials, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.
Source: KZTV 10 News Date: April 20, 2011
School working to prevent gang activity (Walla Walla, WA): The students that walk through Walla Walla High include kids involved in part time jobs, sports, and gangs. It's been a problem that's not isolated to the streets.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: April 20, 2011
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