Gang-Related News Articles
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Waterloo man gets prison for gang recruitment(Waterloo, IA): A 38-year-old Waterloo man will serve up to 10 years in prison for recruiting teenagers for a gang.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 22, 2011
Sheriff implements initiatives to curb gang activity (Okaloosa County, FL): The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has undertaken a number of new initiatives in an effort to curb and counteract gang activity.
Source: Crestview News Bulletin Date: April 22, 2011
16-year-old boy shot in SE Portland (Portland, OR): A 16-year-old boy was shot Friday evening after an argument in Southeast Portland. Police believe the shooting is gang-related. "Its been cold and rainy and we've still had this spike in gang violence," said Sergeant Ken Duilio of the Portland Police Bureau. "And we still have the summer months to come."
Source: NWCN News Date: April 22, 2011
Police suspect street gang of attacking people at parties (Eugene, OR): Police suspect a series of violent assaults in the West University neighborhood may be the work of an organized street gang that infiltrates college parties and attacks unsuspecting men and women.
Source: KVAL News Date: April 22, 2011
Crips go from street gang to enterprise (Oceanside, CA): Experts say the federal human-trafficking indictment of 29 Oceanside Crips gang members this week is proof the street gangs have graduated from typical gangbanging and thuggery to organized crime.
Source: North County Times Date: April 22, 2011
Gang hierarchy uncovered in burglary arrests (Lawrenceville, GA): Investigators who arrested three Gwinnett teens on burglary charges gained insight into the corporate-style hierarchy of a street gang known as "Young Black Mafia," police said Friday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: April 22, 2011
Quincy Police Department joins other agencies in gang task force (Quincy, WA): Quincy police are joining with other area agencies to combat gang activity in Grant County. The city council approved an agreement to join the Columbia Basin Gang Task Force during a recent meeting.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: April 22, 2011
Burglary suspects charged with gang affiliation, earlier burglary (Diamond Bar, CA) : Sheriff's investigators have connected two burglary suspects captured Tuesday to a Los Angeles-based gang and an additional Diamond Bar burglary that took place earlier that day.
Source: DiamondBarPatch Date: April 22, 2011
Violent assaults in West University neighborhood could be gang related, police say (Eugene, OR): The Eugene Police Department (EPD) is noting an assault crime pattern that appears to be organized in the West University neighborhood in an area of about 20 square blocks – 11th through 18th and Alder through Willamette.
Source: MyEugene Date: April 22, 2011
Gang member found guilty in shooting (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was convicted yesterday of shooting Tramane Smith, a former friend, on a Dorchester street and leaving him paralyzed after the victim said he wanted to turn away from their shared life of crime.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 22, 2011
Tips sought on High Point gang activity (High Point, NC): High Point Crimestoppers is seeking help from the community in stepping up the focus on armed street gang members.
Source: WXII 12 News Date: April 21, 2011
Police arrest six gang members in Montreal, South Shore (Montreal, QC): Six members of a street gang were arrested Wednesday and Thursday as suspects in a litany of crimes.
Source: CTV News Date: April 21, 2011
Joliet city worker wages one-man war against gang graffiti (Joliet, IL): It takes about $50 worth of "elephant snot" to clean a large fence. Jan Nahorski dips his brush into a pail of the paint-removing chemical and smears a large yellow mess of goo over the black marks meant to disrespect a local street gang.
Source: The Herald-News Date: April 21, 2011
Alleged gang member to stand trial on drug charges (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Authorities say alleged Bloods gang member Alberto Rosembert ran his drug-dealing empire like a structured business.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: April 21, 2011
CCPD announces results of recent gang round-up (Corpus Christi, TX): Chief of Police Troy Riggs made a promise to the citizens of Corpus Christi last year to take a strong stand against gang violence and a recent warrant sweep is proving to disrupt the operations of local street and prison gangs.
Source: KIII News Date: April 21, 2011
Gang violence prompts higher police profile (Portland, OR): Portland Police added officers and stepped up patrols after a pair of shootings -- one of them deadly -- in the past week. Gang officers fear there could be more violence this weekend, especially because the weather will be nice and people will be out.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: April 21, 2011
Two injured in apparent gang-related shooting near U Street (Washington, DC): Two men were injured Thursday afternoon in an apparent gang-related shooting near the U Street Corridor area of Northwest, D.C. officials say.
Source: WTOP News Date: April 21, 2011
Long Beach gang members accused of witness intimidation ordered to stand trial (Long Beach, CA): A judge on Wednesday ordered a handful of men to stand trial on charges of witness intimidation for allegedly threatening to kill two witnesses who testified in a high-profile, gang-related murder case last year.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: April 21, 2011
Bloods gang member Lamar Young of Glassboro given 6 to 13 years for dealing cocaine (Glassboro, NJ): A Glassboro man who was associated with the Bloods street gang was sentenced to 13 years in state prison Thursday for dealing crack cocaine.
Source: New Jersey Newsroom Date: April 21, 2011
Villanueva still a gang member, expert says (Montreal, QC): A police street gang expert claimed yesterday that Dany Villanueva is still a member of the Bloods gang in Montreal North, but Villanueva's defence lawyer raised the possibility that such criminal profiles are based on racial profiling that tags a person a gang member simply because of what he wears, his ethnic background and who he hangs around with.
Source: The Gazette Date: April 20, 2011
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