Gang-Related News Articles
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Residents, police discuss gangs, drugs and safety in Woodridge (Woodridge, IL): From gang and drug activity to when to call 911, police and village officials and about 30 Woodridge residents discussed issues of public safety at Tuesday night's public forum. Gang activity in Woodridge has seen a "huge decline since 1993," police officials said, though some gang members still call Woodridge home.
Source: WoodridgePatch Date: July 20, 2011
Newport News gang members sentenced in federal court (Newport News, VA): Two members of the Ivy Street Gangstas were sentenced in federal court Wednesday. Zakarie Xavier Williams, 37, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for purchasing a firearm used to commit two robberies in March 2009. One of the robberies resulted in the death of Newport News resident Demareo Donte Hardy.
Source: Daily Press Date: July 20, 2011
Students learn peace through communication (Brattleboro, VT): Acilegna Portillo may just be a 17-year-old high school student in Sonora, Mexico, but her goals are lofty, and she isn't going to stop until her small town is rid of gang violence, drugs and domestic abuse.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer Date: July 19, 2011
'Bloods' leader faces 20 years behind bars after pleading guilty to dealing drugs in Jersey City and Newark (Jersey City, NJ): The leader of a set of the "Bloods" street gang pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to distribute narcotics in Jersey City and Newark, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: July 19, 2011
33 arrests from Greenville gang suppression plan (Greenville, NC) : The recent Greenville crime wave has police investigating the seven shootings that occurred in nine days, but they have also arrested 33 people as part of their gang suppression response plan.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: July 19, 2011
Signs of gang activity discussed (Duryea, PA): Would you be concerned if you saw a picture of a lion wearing a crown or a pair of pitchforks drawn on your teenager’s notebook? How about a star with the number 5 or 6 in the center drawn on the wall in his or her bedroom along with some groups of letters?
Source: The Times Leader Date: July 19, 2011
Two members of '31-Gang' face long prison terms (Buffalo, NY): Two members of the East Side of Buffalo's notorious "31-Gang" face 40 years and up to life in prison following their guilty pleas in federal court to cocaine trafficking, U. S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. reported Monday.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: July 19, 2011
Two suspected street gang members busted on theft charges (Gainesville, GA): Two reputed gang members were jailed early Tuesday in Gainesville after authorities say they were found breaking into cars on Excell Circle.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com Date: July 19, 2011
14 arrested in compliance check Thursday (Paso Robles, CA): In a parole/probation and gang compliance check on Thursday of the North County, more than 40 law enforcement officers fanned out throughout the area and targeted wanted persons and violations of conditions of release.
Source: Atascadero News 14 Date: July 19, 2011
Tracy Norteño leaders to go to trial (Tracy, CA): Trial proceedings are moving forward for the alleged leaders of the Tracy Norteño street gang.
Source: Tracy Press Date: July 19, 2011
ICE supervisors, not agents will meet with community activists (San Jose, CA): Rejecting a demand by San Jose community activists, federal immigration officials said they will not allow a pair of their anti-gang agents to meet them face to face.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 19, 2011
More Mexicans fleeing the drug war seek U.S. asylum (El Paso, TX ): Mexican journalist Armando Rodriguez, renowned for his coverage of gangland slayings in his hometown of Ciudad Juarez, lay dead in a casket, shot by suspected cartel hitmen.
Source: MSNBC News Date: July 19, 2011
Police operation cracks down on Modesto gangs (Modesto, CA): In Modesto's Oregon Park, atop a play structure intended for children, were a group of grown men. Some were "flamed up" in Norteño red and all cast hard stares at the people around them.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 18, 2011
Rising gang threat in Franklin met with surprise (Franklin, VA): When five Franklin men made their first appearance in federal court in Norfolk last week to face drug charges, there was disbelief when an FBI agent announced that these weren't just drug dealers. They were Bloods.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: July 18, 2011
Girl walking with baby attacked by gang (Buffalo, NY): A girl walking on Doat Street with a 1-year-old child was attacked by a gang late Saturday afternoon, according to Buffalo police reports.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: July 18, 2011
Lake Charles gang activity studied (Lake Charles, LA): Gang activity in Lake Charles is a problem that should not be ignored, a parish gang expert said. Sgt. Robert Broussard is a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputy and a member of the Calcasieu Parish Gang Task Force - a seven-member group of law enforcers from the sheriff's office, Lake Charles police and FBI working to monitor and prevent gang activity in the parish, he said.
Source: Daily Comet Date: July 17, 2011
Fellow gang members charged in man's death under rare legal principle (Oakland, CA): It started with taunts between rival gang members and quickly escalated into a gunbattle that police said left one of the instigators dead.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 17, 2011
Man shot, killed in gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): A gunman early Saturday morning shot and killed a 24-year-old man in what appeared to be a gang-related shooting at a party in North Salinas, police said in a statement.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: July 17, 2011
17-year-old victim of apparent gang shooting in Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles, CA): A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in Lincoln Heights on Saturday night in what police say was apparently gang-related violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 17, 2011
Crucial anti-gang agency under fire from budget cuts (Monterey County, CA): The pending closure of the nation's oldest anti-narcotics agency is now hitting home in Monterey County, where the loss could be "devastating," Salinas Deputy Police Chief Kelly McMillin said Friday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 16, 2011
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