Gang-Related News Articles
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Rival gang cross-fire takes a life (Buffalo, NY): Nineteen-year-old Ira Watkins Jr. often played basketball at Delaware Park, but Tuesday evening he and his friends went to the courts at Cheektowaga Town Park.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 2, 2011
No spike seen in area gang-related homicides despite state report (San Bernardino, CA): Gang-related homicides have risen in California, according to a recent report, but local law enforcement agencies aren't reporting the same spike in numbers.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts Date: June 2, 2011
Gang violence affecting Durham's young people (Durham, NC): Three people age 19 or younger have been killed in recent weeks in Durham shootings, prompting concern from local residents and officials about growing gang violence in the city.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: June 2, 2011
'Terror Town' arrests 'not done yet,' officials say (Chicago, IL): Chicago police made numerous arrests this week connected to a drug-trafficking operation run by the Black P Stones street gang on the Southeast Side, authorities said at a news conference Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 2, 2011
Watsonville gang member goes to prison for attacking officer (Watsonville, CA) : Oscar Cruz was sentenced today to three years in prison, after pleading to charges of active participation in a criminal street gang, felony assault on a police officer, misdemeanor assault, burglary, theft, and possession of stolen property.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 2, 2011
Gang-related shooting in Echo Park area Wednesday night leaves youth critically injured (Los Angeles, CA): LAPD Rampart gang detectives are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old male late Wednesday night.
Source: EchoParkPatch Date: June 2, 2011
Battling gang retaliation shootings in the Tri Cities (Pasco, WA): KEPR Action News is tracking gang activity across Kennewick and Pasco. After several gang shootings in the last week, authorities say they are now gearing up to fight back against the violence.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: June 2, 2011
Judge approves preliminary injunction against Rancho San Pedro gang (San Pedro, CA): A judge Thursday approved a preliminary injunction that restricts the activities of a San Pedro gang and establishes a 7-square-mile "safety zone" in the community, prosecutors said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: June 2, 2011
Officers arrest 129 in Tulsa gang, gun and drug sweep (Tulsa, OK): Because shootings have been on the rise in Tulsa, the police department asked the U.S. Marshals to institute Operation Triple Beam. So for two weeks, 40 officers from 11 agencies went out each night looking for three things: the worst gang members in Tulsa, drugs and illegal guns.
Source: News On 6 Date: June 2, 2011
Galaxy Star co-founder pleads guilty, says he helped gangs (Nashville, TN): Lonnie Greenlee, co-founder of the Galaxy Star anti-gang nonprofit in East Nashville, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in federal court Tuesday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: June 1, 2011
Four Pasco teens arrested after drive-by shooting (Pasco, WA) : Four Pasco teens were arrested late Tuesday in a suspected retaliation drive-by shooting. One of the teens, a 16-year-old boy, was the victim in a gang-related shooting early Monday in Kennewick, said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: June 1, 2011
Police kept control of uptown during melee (Monroe, NC): Suspected gang members squared off against one another. A mob burst into a store, taking whatever it could grab. And dozens of people sprinted through the streets, yelling "Gun!"
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: June 1, 2011
Two men shot in Baldwin Park gang attack (Baldwin Park, CA): Two men were shot in the buttocks and back by suspected gang members Tuesday night, but did not receive life-threatening injuries, police said Wednesday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 1, 2011
Gangs get warning: Stop the violence (San Fernando, CA): Gang members in the central San Fernando Valley were put on notice this week: Stop the violence, or law enforcement will come down hard on not just you, but your entire gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 1, 2011
Authorities in NY charge 14 in drug gang sweep (Central Islip, NY): Federal prosecutors have announced the arrest of 14 people, including several members of a Long Island street gang. They're charged with running a crack and cocaine distribution ring.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: June 1, 2011
Gang concerns grow - "Colors" of Oakdale (Oakdale, CA): The battle between red and blue is escalating as recruitment is on to increase numbers for their causes. The red and blue differentiation, however, is not red states and blue states that are portrayed in election years, but the war between the Norteño and Sureño street gangs, a sight that is becoming more noticeable in the City of Oakdale.
Source: Oakdale Leader Date: June 1, 2011
Two North Side gang members sentenced to prison; third pleads guilty (Washington, DC): Two members of the Northview Heights/Fineview Crips were sentenced to prison today for their gang activity and a third pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: June 1, 2011
Arrest made in Eastside shooting; suspect is 13 years old (Lodi, CA): The Lodi Police Department arrested a 13-year-old male in connection to a recent gang-related shooting on Washington and Hilborn streets, police said.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: June 1, 2011
Gang injunction filings: defense attorneys seek mediation (Oakland, CA): The defense attorneys in the Norteño gang injunction case have asked Judge Robert Freedman to direct both parties to mediation hearings that would limit the scope of the proposed court order.
Source: The Informant Date: June 1, 2011
Tacoma to study gangs (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma leaders want to know how many gang members live in the city, what crimes they commit, what programs might get them out of gangs, and what attracted them to the lifestyle in the first place.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 31, 2011
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