Gang-Related News Articles
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Four fights in one day at Maumelle High School; most involved were female students (Maumelle, AR): Four fights broke out at the new Maumelle High School on Sept. 22, and according to the comments of two of the students involved, at least one was gang-related. But Maumelle police chief Sam Williams said he thought the two boys claiming gang activity were just talking.
Source: Maumelle Monitor Date: September 29, 2011
Chelsea slay defendant said he was a member MS-13 gang (Chelsea, MA): A man who shot and killed another man in Chelsea in July claimed to be a member of the MS-13 street gang, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 29, 2011
Six plead not guilty to charges from Kent car show shootout (Kent, WA): Six alleged gang members charged in connection with the July shootout at a Kent car show that left 12 people injured pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to a variety of charges. The six were arrested two weeks ago month for allegedly participating in the July 23 gun battle during an unauthorized lowrider car show at the La Plaza strip mall.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: September 29, 2011
Teen arrested in murder of restaurant cook in San Francisco’s Mission District (San Francisco, CA): Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy accused in the fatal shooting of a San Francisco restaurant cook who apparently was mistaken for a rival gang member.
Source: KCBS News Date: September 29, 2011
Abbotsford Police take aim at youth gang violence with Operation Vector (Abbotsford, BC): High school students at Abbotsford's W.J. Mouat Secondary School got together with Abbotsford Police for a presentation and frank discussion around the consequences of getting involved in gangs on Wednesday morning.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: September 29, 2011
City's anti-gang laws ineffective (Albuquerque, NM): Two city ordinances passed four years ago to try and curtail Albuquerque’s gang problem have been so ineffective they might as well not even exist. Current estimates put the number of gangs in the city of Albuquerque at more than 100 with more than 7,000 active gang members.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: September 29, 2011
Texas Blood gang member arrested with drugs, gun and bag of cash (Lafayette, LA): Yesterday, the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force found drugs, shotgun and bag full of cash. Arrested as a result of the search warrant Leon Moses Francis Jr. who also has been identified a being a Blood Gang member from Houston, TX.
Source: KATC 3 News Date: September 29, 2011
Teens outmatched in street fight with gang members that took Tyler Tenorio's life (Santa Cruz, CA): Nearly two years after Seamus Wilson pulled his friend from a deadly gang fight on a dark residential street, the now 21-year-old wiped away tears as he testified to the details of the brawl that took Tyler Tenorio's life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 29, 2011
Muscatine gets grant to fight street gang crime (Muscatine, IA): Muscatine is getting help in its fight against gang crime. The Justice Department has awarded nearly 450-thousand dollars to fund two new officers. The money will help resurrect the police department's Street Crimes Unit that folded due to budget cuts years ago.
Source: WQAD 8 News Date: September 29, 2011
Officials address increased gang-violence at juvenile facilities (Oklahoma City, OK): The Office of Juvenile Affairs Board of Directors called a special meeting Thursday in Oklahoma City to address increased gang violence at the state's juvenile facilities.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: September 29, 2011
Two gay men attacked by gang in possible hate crime in Immokalee (Immokalee, FL): Manuel Galan has not left his Immokalee home in a week. The 27-year-old fears being attacked for his sexual orientation. Galan is gay. Galan said the attackers may have been members of the local gang, Brown Pride. The Sheriff’s Office also labeled the attack as gang-related.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: September 29, 2011
Guilty verdict in murder of man with Bulldog shirt (Fresno, CA): A Sureño gang member was found guilty Thursday in Fresno County Superior Court of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a man outside a central Fresno liquor store in March.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: September 29, 2011
Victim of north Nashville violent crime epidemic speaks out (Nashville, TN): In north Nashville, police, city leaders and neighbors have been looking for answers to stop an epidemic of violence. Last week, police announced more than a dozen gang arrests, but the violence has not stopped.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: September 29, 2011
Hollister gang officer takes on new role (Hollister, CA): Having grown up on the east side of San Jose, Hollister Police Department officer Carlos Rodriguez knows the impact gang activity can have on a community. Now, he hopes he can have an impact of his own as Hollister's new gang officer.
Source: Hollister Free Lance Date: September 29, 2011
Police step up patrols amid increase in gang violence (Albemarle, VA) : Police heavily patrolled the Hydraulic Road area near Albemarle High School Thursday afternoon, trying to keep the peace amid apparent escalating gang violence.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: September 29, 2011
Guilty plea delivered in stabbing death (Edmonton, AB): An Edmonton man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a fatal stabbing in a rooming-house fight in December 2009.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: September 28, 2011
LAPD undercover officers in car-to-car gun battle (Los Angeles, CA): Undercover LAPD officers and gang members fought a car-to-car gun battle in Boyle Heights, but no one was hurt, police said today.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: September 28, 2011
Suspect in last summer’s gang violence outbreak in Holland sentenced (Holland, MI): A 17-year-old man wanted in connection with two incidents during a turbulent summer of gang violence in Holland last year will be cooling his heels behind bars for some time.
Source: WHTC News Date: September 28, 2011
Youth violence misunderstood, men say at WIBB gangs discussion (Macon, GA): New voices in the debate on how to deal with youth violence went out over WIBB radio for an hour on Monday night. Elected officials, police and various local leaders are calling for an aggressive approach in the wake of a series of shootings over the past month, which caused one death and at least 13 injuries.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 28, 2011
Leadership void contributes to gang crime in Highland Park (Los Angeles, CA) : As previously reported on Patch, LAPD officers are still seeking information about a shooting that took place on Marmion Way on Sunday, Sept. 25. Lt. Steve Flores of LAPD's Northeast Division said that Sunday's seemingly random shooting, in which no one was injured, fits the profile of the types of crimes committed by young and inexperienced gang members.
Source: HighlandPark-MountWashingtonPatch Date: September 28, 2011
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