Gang-Related News Articles
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Blood Ties: A photographer captures gang culture in her family (Tampa, FL): The first time Lourdes Jeannette entered her uncle’s house as an adult, she held a camera. For many years she refused to visit her mother’s brother – a man who is the leader of the Piru West Tampa Bloods. She disapproved of his activity and chose to ignore that aspect of her family’s life.
Source: TIME Date: November 21, 2011
Women kidnapped, tattooed by gang members (Albuquerque, NM): Two women shared their frightening story with Target 7 after they were grabbed off the streets in Albuquerque, thrown to the ground and forcibly tattooed by gang members.
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: November 21, 2011
Gangs in Union County (Scotch Plains, NJ): On Thursday, November 17, concerned members of the community, law enforcement, and clergy came together at the Scotch Plains Police Academy to raise awareness and learn about gang activity in Union County. Detective Brendan Sullivan of the Union Count Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, Drugs and Violence Unit gave the keynote presentation.
Source: CranfordPatch Date: November 21, 2011
"Operation Gangsgiving" nets 63 arrests; 14 gang members jailed (Chattanooga, TN): A four day operation by the Chattanooga Police Department nets more than 60 arrests, including the capture of a man listed as Hamilton County's 12 Most Wanted.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: November 21, 2011
AISD students arrested for gang fight at school (Austin, TX): Police arrested members of a street gang for beating a rival gang member with a metal pipe on the campus of Reagan High School.
Source: KVUE News Date: November 21, 2011
Gang leader sentenced in San Bernardino drug case (San Bernardino, CA): A leader in a street gang who has a distinctive tattoo showing his dislike for local law enforcement has been sentenced in a drug case.
Source: The Sun Date: November 21, 2011
Pair sentenced for roles in Plainfield crack sales (Plainfield, NJ): Two local men with ties to the Queen City’s G-Shine set of the Bloods street gang have been sentenced to a combined total of nearly a decade in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges, authorities said Monday.
Source: Courier News Date: November 21, 2011
Two men charged with attempted murder in Prince George’s (Takoma Park, MD): Two Maryland men were arrested over the weekend in connection with an assault that may be linked to gang activity in Prince George’s County, police said.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 21, 2011
State lawmakers, police look for ties between cartels, local youth (Austin, TX): Intelligence released by the Texas Department of Public Safety this summer regarding Mexican drug cartels and their growing impact on local gang members was the impetus behind a community meeting on gangs Monday night at Parque Zaragosa in East Austin.
Source: KVUE News Date: November 21, 2011
Gang member sentenced to 25 years (Sandusky, OH): A convicted gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday morning. One of Denarea Swain's attorneys maintained that Swain was only part of a rap group, not a criminal gang, and asked the judge for the minimum sentenced.
Source: Sandusky Register Date: November 21, 2011
Gang numbers and violence are on the rise in Idaho prisons, even as gang crime such as drive-by shootings are way down (Nampa-Caldwell, ID): Nearly half of the 392 inmates at Idaho's maximum-security prison last month were identified as gang members. And of the 7,145 total prisoners at the state's varied prisons and work centers, more than 18 percent — 1,311 — were identified as gang members. That's up from about 16 percent in May 2010.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: November 20, 2011
Gangs, membership on the rise in Delaware (Dover, DE): Delaware State Police said they've identified about 1,000 members of 80 gangs in the state, including the Latin Kings. That's up from 720 members of 79 gangs last year, said spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack. State police and the Delaware Information and Analysis Center, which compiles intelligence from police departments throughout the state, have been actively tracking gang membership for only a few years, he said.
Source: The News Journal Date: November 20, 2011
Taking back Parkway: One woman on a mission against gang activity (York, PA): Rebecca Moore sat in the shadows of her living room listening to the 911 scanner. An officer's breathless calls broke the radio's static as he chased someone down a city street.
Source: York Daily Record Date: November 20, 2011
Admitted Bloods gang member sentenced to 20 years in prison for Elizabeth murder (Elizabeth, NJ): An admitted member of the Bloods street gang was sentenced to 20 years in state prison Friday for his role in a 2008 murder, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 20, 2011
Marked up in the SCV (Santa Clarita, CA): Local deputies have arrested 147 graffiti-vandals and taggers in 2011, a city official said this week. "If a vandal is arrested for graffiti vandalism within the city, most can expect a felony on their record," said Nicolas Marinelli, the city's graffiti-removal coordinator.
Source: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal Date: November 20, 2011
Teen shot in drive-by shooting (Houston, TX): A 17-year-old was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in Southwest Houston. Police Say the 17-year-old was with another friend at a night club on Clarewood near Reims in Southwest Houston, when the two got into an altercation with rival gang members.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News Date: November 20, 2011
Man 'critical' after gang beating in Riverside (Riverside, NY): A 23-year-old Buffalo man is hospitalized in critical condition after he reportedly was beaten by a gang early today in a Riverside neighborhood.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: November 20, 2011
Parents key to fighting gangs (Victorville, CA): Several community members and leaders came together Saturday evening to tackle a difficult problem: the increase in gang members and gang activity in the Victor Valley.
Source: The Daily Press Date: November 20, 2011
RICO new tool for federal prosecutors targeting gangs (Hammond, IN): When U.S. Attorney David Capp announced Friday a 21-defendant indictment against alleged members of the Latin Kings, he was flanked by local and federal officials, all of whom played a role in the investigation.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: November 19, 2011
City may stop releasing gang stats (Omaha, NE): From the beginning of the year through September, police recorded 11 homicides in Omaha where the suspect or victim was affiliated with one of the city's 80 suspected street gangs or associated cliques. There were at least 54 drive-by shootings matching those criteria during that time period.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: November 19, 2011
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