Gang-Related News Articles
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California gang dons Husker Red for street cred (Lincoln, NE): A California cop has learned to tell the difference between a true Nebraska fan and a red-clad gang member. And some Bay Area high schools have banned Big Red jerseys and related apparel. The reason? The Norteños, a Mexican street gang in northern California, have taken a liking to Husker gear. It's red -- their color -- and it usually has a big "N" -- for Norteños, in their world.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: September 23, 2011
In response to increase in crime on West Side, St. Paul police to saturate part of neighborhood (St. Paul, MN): West Siders will see more cops on their streets next week as St. Paul police launch a 30-day intensive effort to turn back a recent rise in neighborhood crime.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: September 23, 2011
Gang signs seen in second graffiti attack on Garfield Elementary (San Leandro, CA): Police say a graffiti attack Monday night included symbols of the Norteños street gang. Arrest made in Sept. 9 graffiti attack that also flashed Norteños signs.
Source: SanLeandroPatch Date: September 22, 2011
Two shot in gang fight on southwest side, S.A. police say (San Antonio, TX): Police are investigating what they say is a gang-related shooting on the city's southwest side. San Antonio police said two rival gangs were fighting last week, and continued the battle Thursday around 12:45 a.m. in the 5900 block of Fairbrook.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: September 22, 2011
18 in gang terrorized North Nashville, police say (Nashville, TN): State and federal police and prosecutors say the 98 Mafia Crips tried to strong-arm their way to controlling drugs in two troubled housing developments — J.C. Napier and Tony Sudekum Homes.
Source: The Tennessean Date: September 22, 2011
FBI joins forces with LAPD on gang slayings (Los Angeles, CA): Kashmier James had spent most of Christmas Day 2010 with family before heading off in the evening to visit with high school friends in the Manchester Square neighborhood of South Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 22, 2011
Expert: Hate groups, gangs on rise in Northern Colorado (Fort Collins, CO): The reach of gangs and hate groups continues to rise in Northern Colorado along with the rest of the country, and wealth disparity and lack of education are among the causes, according to an expert who spoke at Colorado State University.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: September 22, 2011
Police warning indicates gangsters are loose-lipped, says criminologist (Abbotsford, BC): The Gang Task Force’s public warning about escalating gang violence this week is a message to organized crime about the level of intelligence police have about the criminal underworld, says an Abbotsford criminologist.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: September 22, 2011
A street gang with a CEO, constitution, funeral fund (Chicago, IL): Court filings, witness testimony, and undercover FBI recordings show how the Latin Kings street gang was being run like a business. The gang had a CEO, a constitution, and its own justice system. The constitution was required reading for thousands of gang members in Chicago.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: September 22, 2011
Police counter gang attacks on St. Paul's West Side (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police plan to boost their presence in the city's West Side starting Monday because of a sharp increase in burglaries and other crimes.
Source: Star Tribune Date: September 22, 2011
Second man arrested in gang-related crime spree in South Reno (Reno, NV): The Regional Gang Unit on Wednesday arrested a second suspect in a gang-related robbery and shooting on Mira Loma Drive where the men arrested mistakenly believed their victims were rival gang members based of the color of clothing they wore, police said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 22, 2011
Joint operation captures gang-related individuals (Sparta, TN): Officers with Sparta Police Department and White County Sheriff Department joined federal and state law enforcement agents, on Sept. 16, and, armed with search warrants, began arresting those charged in a federal indictment. According to U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry E. Martin, a federal grand jury indicted 17 mid-state individuals, including 11 members of the Vice Lords gang and their drug suppliers, for their participation in a drug distribution conspiracy and associated violence while illegally possessing firearms.
Source: The Expositor Date: September 22, 2011
Loaded gun found at Memphis school (Memphis, TN): 23-year-old Timothy Fant say gang activity at Craigmont High and Middle school isn't unheard of, "I graduated from that school so i know what goes on." And gang activity is just what Memphis Police were on the lookout for outside the Craigmont Middle Wednesday after school.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: September 22, 2011
Albany Police make gang arrest (Albany, GA): Albany Police arrest a CRIP gang member wanted on racketeering charges, and now ask your help finding the last man wanted in last month's Crips gang roundup in Albany. Thursday Albany Police arrested Atarius Davis on gang RICO charges. Now Alvin Cross is the last of 56 men indicted in a gang crackdown that saw Federal, state, and local law enforcement raid homes and businesses August 19th.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: September 22, 2011
Police arrest seven in compliance check of convicted gang members (Petaluma, CA): Police arrested seven gang members or people associated with gangs in a sweep of Petaluma and the surrounding area conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Petaluma Gang Enforcement Team joined forces with other Sonoma County law enforcement agencies to check whether those who had been convicted of gang-related activities were in compliance with their probation or parole sentences.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier Date: September 22, 2011
Portland gets $1.1 M to fight youth violence (Portland, OR): In Holladay Park near Portland's Lloyd Center, volunteers in green shirts patrol the area, keeping the peace in a place where gang violence has flared. The Centers for Disease Control has announced a plan to spend $1.1 million in federal tax money to help Multnomah County fight youth violence with a public health approach.
Source: MSNBC KGW Date: September 22, 2011
Bessemer man robbed as part of gang initiation (Birmingham, AL): A man in Bessemer was robbed Thursday morning by two young men wearing bandanas who told him it was part of their gang initiation. Police departments across the Greater Birmingham area are now on the lookout for the two suspects who allegedly robbed Anthony Eason, a 61-year-old Bessemer resident.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News Date: September 22, 2011
Expect gang violence to escalate (Surrey, BC): Just a few days after a 24-year-old man was shot in Surrey, police are warning that anyone associated with the Duhre and Dhak gangs could be in danger.
Source: The Province Date: September 21, 2011
Gang attacks near Aurora's Central High tackled at meeting (Aurora, CO): Members of the Aurora Central High School community met with parents, students, police and others Tuesday night to figure out ways to fight gang violence. "We have a shared concern about gang involvement in our community," Central High principal Lynn Fair told a sparse gathering at the school.
Source: The Denver Post Date: September 21, 2011
Christiansburg man, 21, pleads guilty to gang participation (Christianburg, VA): A man charged earlier this year with gang participation pleaded guilty Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Horton, Michael Allen Simpkins, 20, and five juveniles called themselves members of the 9 Trey Bloods, the largest street gang on the East Coast and a subset of the United Blood Nation, police said.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: September 21, 2011
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