Gang-Related News Articles
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California budget cuts slash monitoring of gang parolees (Sacramento, CA) : While state prison officials plan to move tens of thousands of inmates to county jails in a highly publicized budget move, they began another money-saving effort last month: removing GPS tracking devices from hundreds of paroled gang members.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 23, 2011
Community meets at church to rally against gang woes (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Hope Scott dabbed her eyes with a tissue as she stood up amid the crowd gathered Wednesday at her Desert Hot Springs church to brainstorm how to reclaim their community from gangs.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: June 23, 2011
Law enforcement disrupts Paterson drug ring (Totowa, NJ): Authorities say they’ve disrupted a major drug distribution network in New Jersey’s third-largest city.New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow says a yearlong investigation into gang activity in Paterson has resulted in more than 170 arrests.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: June 23, 2011
Province announces more money for anti-gang programs (Brandon, MB): Manitoba’s NDP government will add five new anti-gang programs, including three on First Nations, to steer kids away from crime and beef up other programs aimed at kids too young to be charged for crimes they’ve committed.
Source: Brandon Sun Date: June 23, 2011
Phoenix police announce arrests of gang members tied to burglaries (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police are rounding up gang members they believe are part of at least 25 burglaries that began earlier this year.
Source: Daily Reporter Date: June 23, 2011
Man wounded in gang-related shooting in Baldwin Park (Baldwin Park, CA): A local gang member was expected to survive after being wounded in a gang-related shooting, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 23, 2011
Grants, donations and contests ensure continuance of San Jose's Safe Summer Initiative (San Jose, CA): Donations to San Jose's Safe Summer Initiative topped the goal of $325,000 by $60,500, allowing the city to provide funding for 35 or more programs for youngsters age 6 to 18.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 23, 2011
Prosecutors prepare application for ex-gangsters (San Diego, CA): The San Diego County district attorney's office is fine-tuning an informal application process for former gang members who wish to be removed from gang injunctions.
Source: North County Times Date: June 23, 2011
Gang member gets 50 years for 2009 Pico Rivera murder (Norwalk, CA): A Pico Rivera gang member was sentenced Thursday to 50 years to life in prison for the Nov. 19, 2009 fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: June 23, 2011
Lodi man held in suspected gang-related shootings (Lodi, CA): A Lodi man was arrested Monday on attempted murder charges after two gang-related shootings.
Source: The Record Date: June 22, 2011
Slain teen a suspected gang member (Youngstown, OH): A 16-year-old South Side male found in a pool of blood with bullets in his chest Saturday was part of one of the city's youngest and most potentially dangerous street gangs, though detectives said they do not believe the killing was gang related.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: June 22, 2011
Felony charges are filed against 22 with alleged Hilltop Crips ties (Pierce County, WA): Pierce County authorities this week continued their offensive against the Hilltop Crips by filing felony charges against 22 suspected members or associates of the Tacoma street gang.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 22, 2011
There are a lot of random gang encounters going on in the city (Portland, OR): After a barrage of bullets flew through a North Portland neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, Portland Police announced they are dedicating even more officers to deal with gang violence.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: June 22, 2011
Deputies capture man they say threatened boys to join his gang (Columbia, SC): Deputies have arrested a man they say has been harassing and even threatening juveniles to join his gang.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: June 22, 2011
Gang member gets 40 years for summer shooting (Greeley, CO): A former California gang member who said he came to Colorado to get away from the lifestyle was sent to prison for 40 years Wednesday for a gang-related shooting last summer.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: June 22, 2011
'Uptown Girl' investigation nets 18 arrests (Chicago, IL): A 4-month investigation into drug sales on the North Side ended Wednesday with the arrests of 18 suspects, police said. Wednesday's arrests targeted members of the Gangster Disciple and Vice Lords street gangs who have been involved in a conflict over gang and narcotics territory in the Lincoln and Town Hall police districts, according to the release.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 22, 2011
Police unleash war on Maniac Latin Disciples gang, arrest 120 (Chicago, IL): Police Supt. Garry McCarthy declared war on the Maniac Latin Disciples after two young girls were shot in a Northwest Side park earlier this month.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 22, 2011
Three gang-affiliated suspects plead guilty to federal drug charges (Plainfield, NJ): Three local members or associates of the powerful G-Shine gang set are awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to selling thousands of dollars in crack cocaine to an undercover FBI informant last year, state and federal officials announced Wednesday.
Source: Courier News Date: June 22, 2011
Five arrested in gang-related incident in Tompkinsville (Staten Island, NY): A gang-related conflict in Tompkinsville ended in five arrests late Sunday night -- including two men on charges they threatened to harm witnesses to the incident.
Source: Staten Island Real-Time News Date: June 21, 2011
Newark students graduate from Gang Resistance Education program (Newark, NJ): The day after a Newark teenager was gunned down in the city’s West Ward, school and police officials tried to prevent more youths from meeting the same fate.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 21, 2011
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