Gang-Related News Articles
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Police ramp up after violence (Boston, MA): The violence that erupted over the July Fourth weekend left four people dead and 15 others wounded in shootings and stabbings across Boston, alarming police officials who said they are stepping up patrols in crime-plagued areas to prevent retaliatory violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 6, 2011
Increase in San Francisco gang violence spurs police crackdown (San Francisco, CA): In response to a spate of shootings in a gritty part of The City that includes the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods, police have stepped up patrols and deployed more gang task force officers.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: July 6, 2011
Five accused gang members convicted of felonies (West Palm Beach, FL): A jury convicted five men believed to be behind nearly two dozen shootings and seven murders in Palm Beach County. The men who investigators said were members of the Riviera-based BuckWild gang were on trial for gun- and drug-related charges.
Source: WPBF 25 News Date: July 6, 2011
Police say gangs dot city map (Fort Smith, AR): Gang crime in Fort Smith is not concentrated in certain areas, but spread throughout much of the city. "We've seen it all over town," said Sgt. Danny Baker, head of the Street Crimes Unit. "We've seen it on the north side; we've seen it on the south side."
Source: The Times Record Date: July 6, 2011
Talk of gang violence spread after Kissimmee graduation-party shooting (Kissimmee, FL): Talk of gang violence spread within an hour of last month's fatal shooting at a Kissimmee high-school-graduation party, according to newly released records in the murder case.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: July 6, 2011
Law enforcement agencies to combat gang violence (East Palo Alto, CA): The East Palo Alto Police Department is turning to collaboration to take on gang violence. The agency recruited dozens of partners from across the Bay Area on Wednesday to find justice for a baby killed last month and to keep the gang problems from growing any larger.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: July 6, 2011
Gang war prompts vigilance: Winnipeg police chief (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg Police Chief Keith McCaskill says he is very concerned about a gang war that is being blamed for recent shootings in which two people were wounded.
Source: CBC News Date: July 6, 2011
Two gang members beat man into 'unrecognizable' condition, police say (Anchorage, AK): Two known gang members are behind bars after Anchorage police say they beat another man until he was unrecognizable. It is gang violence that can be hard for police to suppress.
Source: KTVA 11 News Date: July 6, 2011
Clergy try to broker gang truce before summer celebration (Indianapolis, IN): Clergy members from across Indianapolis sat down with the leaders of some of the city's street gangs in an effort to broker a truce ahead of the upcoming Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration.
Source: WRTV 6 News Date: July 6, 2011
Police: Fight is related to Phoenix stabbing (Medford, OR): Medford Police arrested 10 people after breaking up a gang-related fight with strong ties to a stabbing in Phoenix last month. The investigation revealed that the fight was between individuals associated with the Sureño and Norteño gangs, a press release from the Medford Police said.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: July 6, 2011
State drug and gang task forces at risk (Chico, CA): A critical law enforcement tool in California is at risk for closure. All of the north state's drug and gang task forces are in limbo because of a $71 million cut to the Division of Law Enforcement within the Attorney General's Office.
Source: KHSL-TV 12 News Date: July 6, 2011
Removing tattoos might be painful, but many say it's worth it (Detroit, MI): Ramon Torres is removing tattoos of his former gang life, including teardrops under his eyes. Gangs and prisoners often have them tattooed on their faces to make a statement, from the number of people they've killed or for each year they've been in prison.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: July 5, 2011
Gang members 'pay the piper' (Albany, NY): Two high-ranking Bloods gang members were sentenced Tuesday to more than 140 years in state prison for trafficking tens of thousands of dollars worth of heroin to the Capital Region from New York City and Long Island.
Source: Times Union Date: July 5, 2011
Second arrest in fatal gang shooting near D.C. Caribbean Festival (Washington, DC): A second man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting near a Caribbean Festival in Northwest last month, Metropolitan police said Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 5, 2011
LAPD gang unit back at full force (Los Angeles, CA) : As first reported by The Eastsider L.A., the Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Division's gang impact team is now fully staffed and back on the beat after three months of drastically reduced staffing levels.
Source: EchoParkPatch Date: July 5, 2011
Orangeburg Public Safety aims to prevent gang recruitment (Orangeburg, SC) : Orangeburg Public Safety is working to prevent gang recruitment at an early age. The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety hopes they can stop young people before it starts.
Source: WLTX 19 News Date: July 5, 2011
Proactive police work reduced gang members in city (Crystal Lake, IL) : Recently, crimes involving known gang members took place within weeks of each other in Crystal Lake. Incidents involving gang members were violent ones — a home invasion and battery and aggravated battery and mob action.
Source: CrystalLakePatch Date: July 5, 2011
Sheriff, congressman work to blunt drug cartel activity locally (Houston, TX): U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX 10) and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia are working on strengthening federal and local efforts against the potential of increased Mexican drug cartel activity in Harris County.
Source: Your Houston News Date: July 5, 2011
Four Bolingbrook men face charges in gang-related incident (Bolingbrook, IL): Four Bolingbrook men face felony charges for their involvement in a gang-related dispute that took place July 1 and resulted in a rollover crash of a vehicle during a car chase, police said.
Source: Bolingbrook Reporter Date: July 5, 2011
SWAT called in for gang arrest (Hanford, CA): Three men suspected in a weekend gang attack were apprehended Sunday after SWAT teams raided their homes in southwest Hanford, authorities said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: July 5, 2011
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