Gang-Related News Articles
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Benton County will pay for new gang task force (Benton County, WA): Benton County is taking a big step to crack down on gang activity. Benton County spent $1.25 million in taxpayer money in 2010 just to keep gang members who've already been arrested behind bars. At any given time, there are about 50 documented gang members in the county jail.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: June 6, 2011
High court in Idaho hears arguments on whether gang recruitment law is constitutional (Boise, ID): Idaho's highest court is deciding if a law against gang recruitment is constitutional after hearing arguments from attorneys Monday over whether gangs exist solely to commit crimes or if they offer cultural, educational or other benefits to members.
Source: Daily Reporter Date: June 6, 2011
Anti-gang effort leads to gun arrest in store (Buffalo, NY): Two police agencies teamed up to make a gun arrest in a Buffalo convenience store Friday afternoon, the latest attempt to disarm members of two rival gangs whose dispute may be related to last week’s killing in Cheektowaga Town Park.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 5, 2011
Prisons hardly ripple when 31 Crips arrive (Tacoma, WA): Last year’s sweep of the Hilltop Crips scooped up a sizable portion of Tacoma’s gang problem and dropped it squarely in the lap of the state Department of Corrections.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: June 5, 2011
Gang member linked to murder caught in Puerto Rico (Buffalo, NY): An alleged gangster accused of murder and other violent acts on Buffalo’s West Side has been captured in Puerto Rico, FBI agents and state police said Friday.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 4, 2011
Two arrested in raid on reputed gang clubhouse (Hammond, IN): A man and a woman were arrested in an early morning raid on a suspected gang clubhouse on the city's west side Friday, police said.
Source: The Times Date: June 4, 2011
Stabbing viewed as hate crime in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): A young Latino man stabbed a black man in his 40s in the back Friday night in what Oceanside police are calling a gang-related hate crime.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 4, 2011
Yashanee Vaughn relative killed by gunfire over the weekend (Portland, OR): Police Sunday uncovered some apparent gang connections to at least two of three shootings that happened early Saturday.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: June 4, 2011
Shrine to gangster Jeff Fort found in home of 'Terror Town' gang leader (Chicago, IL): Officers found a shrine to one of the city’s most notorious gangsters — Jeff Fort — when they searched the home of another suspected gang leader last year on the Southeast Side, a police source said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 3, 2011
Man sentenced for trafficking (Saskatoon, SK): A 25-year-old man who acted as a "lieutenant" in a cocaine trafficking ring operated by a Saskatoon street gang known as the Terror Squad received a five-year prison sentence Thursday in provincial court.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: June 3, 2011
Palm Bay attack video depicts generation of desensitized, bold youth (Palm Bay, FL): In an example of the increasingly voyeuristic behavior people are exhibiting on social media web sites, a pair of 15-year-old boys were arrested because of a video one of them allegedly posted on Facebook showing his friend beating another teenager unconscious.
Source: Florida Today Date: June 3, 2011
Asheville anti-gang efforts starting to pay off (Asheville, NC): The surveillance video shows a gang member walking to a car parked at Pisgah View Apartments and calmly firing six shots through the driver's side window.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: June 3, 2011
Chicago Police bust gang drug ring (Chicago, IL) : Chicago Police made a major bust this week, shutting down a gang drug trafficking ring in the so-called "Terror Town" neighborhood on the city's south side.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: June 3, 2011
Local crimes linked to Nuestra Familia (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police arrested another Nuestra Familia gang member Friday linked to a recent spike in robberies and shootings in the city.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 3, 2011
Judge grants injunction against Los Angeles gang (Los Angeles, CA): A judge has granted a preliminary injunction restricting the activities of a San Pedro-area gang that was the target of a multiagency takedown in April.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 3, 2011
FBI: Gang arrests in Rockville Centre (Rockville Centre, NY): Fourteen members of a suspected drug ring headed by members of the Bloods street gang and centered in a Rockville Centre housing project were arrested Wednesday in pre-dawn raids, authorities said.
Source: Newsday Date: June 2, 2011
Sheriff’s office investigates gang-related shooting (Macon, GA): The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an aggravated assault that took place Saturday night at the West Club Apartments on Steven Drive, a sheriff’s report said.
Source: The Telegraph Date: June 2, 2011
Police update Guelph school administrators on local street gang activity (Guelph, ON): Guelph certainly doesn’t have a youth gang crisis, but it isn’t necessarily gang-free either, according to Guelph Police.
Source: Guelph Mercury Date: June 2, 2011
Rival gang cross-fire takes a life (Buffalo, NY): Nineteen-year-old Ira Watkins Jr. often played basketball at Delaware Park, but Tuesday evening he and his friends went to the courts at Cheektowaga Town Park.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 2, 2011
No spike seen in area gang-related homicides despite state report (San Bernardino, CA): Gang-related homicides have risen in California, according to a recent report, but local law enforcement agencies aren't reporting the same spike in numbers.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts Date: June 2, 2011
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