Gang-Related News Articles
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Testimony wraps up in murder case (Santa Barbara Conty, CA): The murder case against two Lompoc men accused of gunning down a teenager in a 2009 gang shooting wrapped up Wednesday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, and will go the juries early next week.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: October 6, 2011
Governor Brown acts to protect California against criminals and prison gangs (Sacramento, CA): Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed SB 26 and Executive Order B-11-11, to help deprive criminals and gang leaders in California’s prisons of one of their favorite means of organizing criminal activity: the contraband cellular phone. Brown said these measures would help "break up an expanding criminal network" that uses cellular phones to plan crimes both inside and outside of prison walls.
Source: Highland Community News Date: October 6, 2011
Reputed gang member sought in 15-year-old's slaying (Chicago, IL): Chicago police obtained a warrant Thursday for the arrest of a reputed gang member for last month's fatal daylight shooting of a West Side teen as he stood on the front porch of his West Side home beside his mother.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 6, 2011
Police: Daytona Beach Crips gang members arrested (Daytona Beach, FL): Seven members of a local gang based on the beachside were rounded up as part of a two-year investigation involving several Volusia County agencies and the FBI, authorities said today.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: October 6, 2011
San Jose gang members arrested in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): Five teenagers have been arrested after police say they stole a car and were waving a gun around at passersby Wednesday afternoon.
Source: KION 46 News Date: October 6, 2011
Second Street Gang swept from Allentown neighborhood, authorities say (Allentown, PA): Federal and local law enforcement officers capped a three-year investigation with the arrests of 19 people described by the FBI as members of a gang called the "Second Street Gang."
Source: The Express-Times Date: October 6, 2011
Macon man denied loan threatens to 'pick off' employees (Macon, GA): An alleged Macon gang member has been charged with making terroristic threats after he refused to leave a bank and threatened to shoot employees on a return trip.
Source: The Telegraph Date: October 6, 2011
Desert Hot Springs drive-by shooter sentenced to 32 years to life (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A 19-year-old man who wounded a gang rival in a drive-by shooting in Desert Hot Springs was sentenced to 32 years to life in prison today.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: October 6, 2011
Sisters were 'The Lookout' and 'The Driver' (Gilroy, CA): Three sisters with Gilroy ties remain in custody, two of them charged with the brutal attempted murder of a suspected rival gang member who was stabbed 11 times near a San Jose gas station in June.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: October 6, 2011
Migrant gang members sent to prison for drug trafficking in desert (Victorville, CA): Eleven of the 14 Hispanic gang members accused of trying to take control over the High Desert’s illicit drug market have pleaded guilty in Victorville Superior Court. Daniel Manuel Lechuga Jr., 35, is one of the leaders of the group that was sent from the Greater Los Angeles area to distribute and collect taxes in the High Desert for the Mexican Mafia, according to court documents.
Source: The Daily Press Date: October 6, 2011
Teen could face 30 years for assaulting man in orange shorts (Victorville, CA): A Victorville teen is headed to trial for allegedly beating up a pedestrian wearing orange shorts — the hated hue of a rival gang.
Source: The Daily Press Date: October 6, 2011
Yakima gangs moving to West Valley (West Valley, WA): Most people move to West Valley because they feel it's safer, far away from gangs and gang violence that you find on the east side of Yakima. But KIMA discovered, just as people are moving west, so are the gangs. They're even starting to show up in your child's West Valley schools.
Source: KIMA News Date: October 6, 2011
DA announces 46 arrests to address concerns about gangs (Anniston, AL): A recent commitment to curbing gang violence in Calhoun County led to the arrests of at least 46 people in a Thursday morning warrants roundup, police officials said.
Source: The Anniston Star Date: October 6, 2011
Judge sentences two Baltimore Street Gang members (Hamilton, OH): Two more gang members are off the streets of Middletown — and one for a long time. Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge Keith Spaeth sentenced two members of the Baltimore Street Gang to prison Thursday.
Source: Middletown Journal Date: October 6, 2011
Grape Street Crips gang associate given eight years in prison for Newark crack conspiracy (Newark, NJ): Marquis Works, one of three Grape Street Crips associates convicted in connection with a Newark crack distribution conspiracy, was sentenced Thursday to 104 months in prison, according to officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: WestwardPatch Date: October 6, 2011
Gang expert urges action in Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan): An expert on gangs says Saskatchewan should be taking action to prevent young people from joining gangs. Mark Totten, a sociology professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, has written extensively on gangs and is researching gang activity on the Prairies.
Source: CBC News Date: October 6, 2011
Jury convicts some gang members on racketeering charges (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal court jury on Thursday convicted three members of the Tongan Crip Gang on racketeering charges, while others were acquitted or convicted on charges that didn’t include conspiring to build a criminal enterprise.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 6, 2011
Violence flares in Edgewood, Perrywood (Harford County, MD): It was a violent two days in Harford County with three men wounded on back to back days in shootings in areas that have long struggled with violent crime, drug trafficking and gang activity, but police say the two incidents, which happened fewer than eight miles apart in Perrywood and Edgewood, do not appear to be related.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: October 6, 2011
How to prevent gang violence (Evansville, IN): What can be done to prevent local gang activity and keep our youth off of the streets? That's the question many in town are asking following several shootings and other alleged gang-related crimes in recent weeks. Gangs widely operated by teenagers.
Source: WEHT 25 News Date: October 6, 2011
Safe Silver Spring to have meeting on gang activity in downtown next week (Safe Silver Spring, MD): Street gang activity will be the topic at next week’s Safe Silver Spring meeting in downtown, according to group members and police officials. Motivated by recent high-profile crimes such as a July 2 fight involving about 70 youths in downtown that ended in a stabbing, the meeting is open to the public and will feature presentations from a number of law enforcement and youth violence experts, said Safe Silver Spring Chair Tony Hausner.
Source: The Gazette Date: October 5, 2011
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