Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang membership on the rise in Kern Co. (Bakersfield, CA): Gang population is growing across the country. Kern County is no exception. According to a new report from the FBI, Kern County is now home to 13,011 gang members. Just two years ago, the same report indicated Kern County's gang population was in the range of 3,500 to 9,999.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: November 8, 2011
North Oakland gang injunction has not reduced violent crime (Oakland, CA): The North Oakland gang injunction has not reduced violent crime, according to a report by the Oakland Police Department that shows homicides, assaults and other serious crimes have risen in the safety zone area defined by the injunction, and arrests for weapons and drugs are way down.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: November 8, 2011
Gang member convicted of first-degree murder for Pinole Halloween party shooting (Contra Costa County, CA): On the heels of being acquitted of murdering a Vacaville teenager, a West County gang member was convicted Tuesday of murdering an El Sobrante man.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: November 8, 2011
NC gang task force to meet for first time (Raleigh, NC): The Governor’s Gang Task Force will meet for the first time Thursday at the Governor’s Crime Commission in Raleigh.
Source: Salisbury Post Date: November 8, 2011
Mayors, police chiefs from around Pacific Northwest gather in Portland to share crime-fighting ideas (Portland, OR): Mayors from Portland, Vancouver and Seattle are in Portland today, along with police chiefs from several cities along the I-5 corridor, to coordinate tactics in combating crime that travels between the communities.
Source: The Oregonian Date: November 8, 2011
Three arrested in alleged gang-related shooting (Lodi, CA): Three people were arrested in connection with what police believe to have been a gang-related shooting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Lodi police Lt. Fernando Martinez.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: November 7, 2011
29-year-old man killed in gang-related shooting in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC): A brazen gangland murder in a busy area one block from the Vancouver police station has left many witnesses to the Sunday morning shooting extremely shaken.
Source: The Province Date: November 7, 2011
Man guilty in gang-activity, assault case (Stafford County, VA): An Arlington man who started a fight at a Stafford County party earlier this year is facing more than six years in prison after being convicted under a state statute that his lawyer calls "a disgrace."
Source: The Free Lance-Star Date: November 7, 2011
Prospect Hts. teen charged with attempted murder (Cook County, IL): A 17-year-old from Prospect Heights remains behind bars today with a $1.5 million bond, following his arrest on allegations he fired shots at a pair of rival gang members shortly after they stepped off a school bus.
Source: Daily Herald Date: November 7, 2011
Montgomery officials confront violent new wave (Montgomery, AL): There are three dead and 22 injured from a spate of connected shootings over a two-month span, and city, police and community leaders are searching for ways to quell the violence.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: November 7, 2011
Syracuse police fight back against gang violence (Syracuse, NY): Violent squabbling among gangs have police on constant patrol in the city of Syracuse. So much so, that a few neighborhoods are growing immune to the violence. What kind of gangs are there in the city and what are police doing to protect us? NewsChannel 9’s Christie Casciano got a first hand look at what goes on behind the scenes during a ride along with the Syracuse Police Gang Violence Task Force.
Source: WYSR NewsChannel 9 Date: November 7, 2011
Alleged gang members charged in nine murders (Hammond, IN): A federal indictment charged 12 suspected gang members with racketeering and accused them of the killings of nine people over five years, court records show.
Source: The Times Date: November 7, 2011
Battling Brownsville street gangs plan to talk peace in secret meeting (Brooklyn, NY) : Brownsville’s battling street gangs have been invited to a beef-squashing powwow later this month aimed at stopping the ongoing turf war and rising homicide count.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 7, 2011
Walnut Hills residents celebrate gang crackdown (Cincinnati, OH): One week after police swept alleged gang members off their streets, people in the neighborhoods where the crackdown took place are celebrating by throwing a block party. Police arrested more than a dozen gang suspects in raids in Avondale and Walnut Hills. Officials said 15 people were named in an 82-count indictment.
Source: WLWT 5 News Date: November 7, 2011
Two get prison terms for child sex trafficking in San Diego (San Diego, CA): Two Oceanside men were sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking of children as part of prostitution rings run by African American street gangs that used social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to find "johns."
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 7, 2011
Watsonville man arrested with handgun (Watsonville, CA): A 22-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Saturday after witnesses said he brandished a gun at a teenager, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 7, 2011
Two Harlingen men facing felony graffiti charges (Harlingen, TX): Two Harlingen men face felony graffiti charges. The men were caught on camera tagging fences, trash cans and even a car. Their tags say "BTA." It stands for Bowie Town Aquas.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: November 7, 2011
Attorneys give closing arguments in trial of man accused shooting Fremont officer (Oakland, CA): Evidence showing that alleged gang member Andrew Barrientos knew he was shooting at an undercover police officer during a botched arrest in East Oakland is overwhelming, a prosecutor told a jury during closing arguments Monday in an attempted murder and carjacking trial.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 7, 2011
Documented gang members (Oakland, CA): All four people accused of being involved in last week's shooting are gang-affiliated, but only one, Gabriel Perez, the 20-year-old on the run, is a "documented" gang member on a Department of Justice watch list.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: November 7, 2011
Paul Bergrin murder trial: In prison, gang associate disclosed plot to kill informant, felon testifies (Newark, NJ): The witness, a felon who was told about a murder in jail, sat comfortably on the stand. Looking out across the courtroom, he testified matter-of-factly as he repeated the street words allegedly used by William Baskerville to describe how government informant Kemo Deshawn McCray could be wiped out.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 7, 2011
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