Gang-Related News Articles
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Police believe homicide in Cambrian Park was probably gang-related (San Jose, CA): San Jose City Councilman Don Rocha met with members of the Mayor's Gang Task Force on Oct. 20 to discuss the death of Hanzel Perez Saucedo in District 9 on Oct. 17.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 27, 2011
Four Portland gang members arrested, not named as suspects in recent shootings (Portland, OR): Four men believed to be known gang members and associates were arrested following a traffic stop in NE Portland early Tuesday morning.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: October 27, 2011
Watsonville gang member to be sentenced in gun incident (Santa Cruz, CA): A 25-year-old Watsonville gang member pleaded guilty this week to illegal gun possession and other charges after police saw him try to ditch an unregistered handgun in Ramsay Park in August.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: October 27, 2011
Two North Side gang members sentenced to prison (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal judge has sentenced two North Side gang members as part of a continuing effort to reduce gang violence in Pittsburgh.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: October 27, 2011
Violent Youth: The history of gangs in the U.S. (Macon, GA): The reference to gangs in history can be traced all the way back to the Romans, but the uprising didn’t begin in America until after the Revolutionary War. The 1780s brought the first wave of immigrants, but it was the second younger wave in the 1800s and 1900s where gangs became a more serious problem.
Source: FOX 24 News Date: October 27, 2011
Gang Unit focusing on longer investigations (Albany, GA): In an update on the battle against gangs in Albany, officials said the focus has shifted to long-term investigations rather than quick arrests. "We plan on working on the long-term investigations to make an impact," Gang Unit Investigator Roosevelt Kearney said at the noon Thursday Gang Task Force meeting. "We will be going after gangs as corrupt organizations."
Source: The Albany Herald Date: October 27, 2011
Rowdy crowd gets smashed by cops (Corona, NY): Asked by a resident about gang activity around Elmhurst, Deputy Inspector Richard Napolitano—the precinct’s commanding officer—announced that people apprehended nine suspected gang members for disorderly conduct and vandalism in the area of Lamont Avenue and Gleane Street several hours prior to last Monday’s meeting.
Source: Times Newsweekly Date: October 27, 2011
Anti-gang program in Denver draws Justice Department's attention (Denver, CO): Eradicating 78 gangs in Denver isn't going to happen simply by locking people up and throwing away the key. Gang prevention, intervention and suppression must work together to keep the problem under control and move people out of the criminal lifestyle, said Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole, who was visiting the city Tuesday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: October 26, 2011
Two charged in separate series of SW Side street robberies (Chicago, IL): Two reputed teenage gang members believed responsible for separate strings of Southwest Side street robberies have been arrested and charged, authorities said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 26, 2011
Woman hit during gunfight, likely gang-related (Tulsa, OK): A woman was injured in an apparent gang-related gunfight early Wednesday, Tulsa police said.
Source: Tulsa World Date: October 26, 2011
Cumberland superintendent Frank Till won't speculate on gangs at Cape Fear High (Fayetteville, NC): The Cumberland County schools superintendent sought to reassure the public Tuesday that Cape Fear High School does not have a major problem with gangs, as some parents speculated following Monday's shooting of a student.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: October 26, 2011
Detectives talk gang awareness (Riverbank, CA): They could have done with a larger audience than the half dozen parents that turned up but Riverbank Police Services detectives Richard Gonzales and Josh Humble delivered some valuable information during a gang awareness talk at the Teen Center on Wednesday.
Source: The Riverbank News Date: October 26, 2011
Paul Bergrin murder trial: Both sides make use of testimony of drug gang member (Newark, NJ): Members of a violent drug gang busted by federal agents in 2003 immediately knew one of their buyers had turned on them by secretly working with the government, a cooperating witness told jurors in the murder conspiracy trial of prominent defense attorney Paul Bergrin this morning.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 26, 2011
Convicted San Antonio cop killer set to die (Huntsville, TX): A San Antonio street gang member set for execution Thursday told police that he knew officers often wore bulletproof vests so when one responded to a domestic violence call at his home, he shot him in the head.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: October 26, 2011
Bradenton gang member sentenced to 60 years in prison (Manatee County, FL): A 25-year-old member of a Bradenton street gang has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on racketeering-related charges.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: October 26, 2011
White Center church reaches out to gang members (White Center, WA): Victory Outreach in White Center is a church where sneakers, tattoos and gang members are always welcome. White Center is known for having gang activity. Just this week 53 drug-related arrests were made as part of King County's anti-gang initiative.
Source: KING 5 News Date: October 26, 2011
Aurora man gets 60 years in slaying of man who tried to stop car burglaries (Aurora, IL): A self-proclaimed gang member was sentenced to 60 years in prison Wednesday for a fatal shooting in an Aurora motel parking lot.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 26, 2011
Canada's homicide rate declines to 44-year low (Ottawa, ON) : Canada's homicide rate last year fell to the lowest level since the mid-1960s, according to Statistics Canada, a decrease the agency says was driven largely by fewer incidents in major cities and the western provinces. The national rate of gang-related slayings also decreased for the second year in a row, with police considering 94 killings to be connected with gangs in 2010, down from 124 in the previous year.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: October 26, 2011
Three alleged gang members from Ventura County arrested on federal drug, gun charges (Camarillo, CA): Three alleged gang members from Ventura County were arrested Tuesday on federal drug distribution and firearms trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: October 26, 2011
Salinas forges new gang violence prevention division (Salinas, CA): Georgina Mendoza, the city's senior deputy city attorney and a nationally known gang violence expert, will now head a new community safety division.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: October 26, 2011
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