Gang-Related News Articles
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AG seeks updated wiretap laws in fight against gangs (Boston, MA): Attorney General Martha Coakley called yesterday for updating wiretap laws so law enforcement can attack the "disorganized crime" behind street gangs, human trafficking, and shoplifting rings, all untouchable under current state wiretap laws.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 19, 2011
Man stabbed, several other people arrested after gang fight at South Sioux City apartment (South Sioux City, NE): One person was hospitalized with stab wounds and more than a half-dozen people were arrested after what police say was a gang fight at an apartment complex in South Sioux City.
Source: Daily Journal Date: April 19, 2011
Judge denies bond for alleged Hampton Roads gang leader (Norfolk, VA): Since he left prison seven months ago, alleged Bloods leader Dearnta Thomas left his gang life behind, got a job at Captain D's and was following the rules of probation, his lawyer said.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: April 19, 2011
Judges orders geographically largest gang injunction in county history for the La Puente area (La Puente, CA): A Superior Court judge ordered the most wide-ranging gang injunction in Los Angeles County history Tuesday, ruling that rival La Puente area street gangs pose a public nuisance.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 19, 2011
Man pleads guilty to distributing cocaine for Miami street gange (Evansville, IN): A man accused of distributing cocaine for a drug ring with ties to a Miami street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court at Evansville.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: April 19, 2011
Gang activity in Banff a concern: RCMP (Calgary, AB): Police are concerned about the growing presence of Calgary gang members in Banff who are frequenting bars in town over the weekends. Banff RCMP said there has been an influx of gangs in the community who have been pushed out of Calgary because of the efforts of officers in the city.
Source: The Banff Crag & Canyon Date: April 19, 2011
Attorney General addresses gang problem in Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): California Attorney General Kamala Harris stressed the need to treat the gang problem with a community approach using prevention, intervention and enforcement.
Source: Sacramento Press Date: April 19, 2011
Inmate program helping thwart gang violence in prison (Shelton, WA): A crackdown on gangs is leading to a new problem -- gang violence inside prison walls. But the state prison has come up with a new strategy to keep the peace while those gang members serve time, and the inmates themselves are key to the solution.
Source: KOMO 4 News Date: April 19, 2011
Police, gang outreach workers target 'hot spots' (Portland, OR): Police and gang outreach workers are beefing up their presence in known trouble spots throughout Portland following Tuesday’s shooting in Holladay Park.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: April 19, 2011
Chicago cop: Gang likely to use ASU logo (Chicago, IL) : Kenneth Epich is an Arizona State fan and alum who bleeds maroon, if not gold. He attends ASU events whenever the Sun Devils are playing in the Chicago area, whether it's football or a golf tournament.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: April 19, 2011
Brutal Mexican drug gang crosses into U.S. (Washignton, DC): According to various experts on border security and gang violence Mexico’s violent drug gangs have expanded their operations across the border and into states like New York and California.
Source: The Washington Times Date: April 19, 2011
COPA coalition re-commits to anti-gang effort in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Efforts to stem gang violence in Salinas are making progress, but more needs to be done, including greater community involvement and education. That was the message from officials of an anti-gang community coalition to about 200 people gathered Saturday at Alisal High School.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 18, 2011
Man killed in gang-related shooting at Hollywood party (Hollywood, CA) : Police are investigating a gang-related shooting that resulted in the death of a 22-year-old man and another person who was wounded at a party in Hollywood early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Source: HollywoodPatch Date: April 18, 2011
Three arrested in Waterloo gang-related shooting (Waterloo, IA): 19-year old Anntwan Dayshawn Phillips (seen here) was one of three men arrested Sunday by Waterloo police in connection with a gang related shooting.
Source: KGAN 2 News Date: April 18, 2011
Gang life can start early (Youngstown, OH): Officer Mike Lambert entered the home of a 13-year-old boy in December, looking to arrest him on a parole violation. Though Lambert, the head of the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force's Gang Unit, rarely joins the Youngstown Police Department's Juvenile Division on such matters, he said he was involved in this case because his unit is investigating a growing concern in the city's gang culture: the number of gang members under age 15.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: April 18, 2011
'More will die': Mexico drug wars claim U.S. lives (Washington, DC): While U.S. officials have long been concerned about the mindless violence bred by Mexico’s bloody and brutal drug wars, they have a new reason to worry: Americans are increasingly getting caught in the deadly crossfire.
Source: MSNBC News Date: April 18, 2011
Expert: No quick fix to combating violence (Youngstown, OH): While gang activity on Youngstown streets has decreased over the course of the last two decades, criminal organizations still are booming, with what police estimate are about 800 members in 40 gangs.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: April 18, 2011
Feds: San Diego prostitution ring broken up (San Diego, CA): A motel owner is among 38 people charged with helping to run a child and adult prostitution ring for a gang based in suburban San Diego, authorities said Monday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: April 18, 2011
Living in gangland: A place of refuge from gang life (Seattle, WA): Southeast Seattle has a bad reputation, and it has everything to do with crime. Since the beginning of April there have already been three assaults, three drug–related arrests, six reported car thefts and two shootings.
Source: KUOW News Date: April 18, 2011
Two charged in murder, assault of rival gang members (Orange, CA): Two Orange men have been charged with the killing of a 19-year-old whose body was found in an abandoned SUV after what authorities described as a confrontation between rival gang members.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 18, 2011
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