Gang-Related News Articles
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Life after gangs: Former Madison street toughts show others the way out (Madison, WI): When Jacob Dunn was just a boy, his teachers would sometimes predict a bleak outlook for him: "You're going to end up in prison." It turns out they were right, though even they might have been surprised by how quickly their predictions came true. Dunn was drawn to the gangster lifestyle, fascinated by crime bosses and prisons.
Source: Isthmus Date: September 15, 2011
Two stabbed in gang-related park robbery (Gilroy, CA): Police are investigating a Wednesday night stabbing and robbery in a Gilroy park that left two victims with stab wounds, including a 19-year-old man who was transported to a Bay Area trauma hospital for his injuries, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: September 15, 2011
Last of Bounty Hunter Bloods convicted (Norfolk, VA): Two members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangsters street gangs pled guilty in Norfolk federal court, bringing the total number of members of the gang pleading guilty to 11.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: September 15, 2011
A tale of two inmates in California's Security Housing Units (Crescent City, CA): One man was a petty thief mistakenly identified as a player in a violent Latino prison gang. The other was a convicted murderer whose numerous assaults behind bars and continuing influence on the streets earned him a reputation as a ruthless gang leader.
Source: California Watch Date: September 15, 2011
Cicero to fight gangs in civil court (Cicero, IL): Under a pilot program with the Cook County state's attorney's office, the town of Cicero now can use lawsuits to combat street gangs that engage in criminal activities.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 14, 2011
Gang tensions boil over in jail attack (Port Coquitlam, BC): A man linked to the Red Scorpion gang was severely beaten in North Fraser pre-trial jail last week, suffering a broken neck in the attack, The Vancouver Sun has learned.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: September 14, 2011
Feds hit Newburgh gangs again, 20 Bloods charged (Newburgh, NY): Federal authorities say 20 members and associates of the Bloods gang in Newburgh have been charged in the third roundup targeting gangs in the city over the past 16 months.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: September 14, 2011
El Centro boy, 17, suffers gunshot wounds in gang-related shooting (El Centro, CA): A 17-year-old boy suffered two gunshot wounds during what the El Centro Police Department is investigating as a gang-related shooting that erupted Tuesday night on El Centro Avenue.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: September 14, 2011
Madison police call heroin-related crime an 'epidemic' (Madison, WI): The recent uptick in drug and gang-related incidents in the downtown and campus area reflects a citywide trend, the Madison Police Department said Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Cardinal Date: September 14, 2011
Macon police targeting gang hangouts (Macon, GA): The night after 8 men were wounded in apparent gang violence, the Macon Police Department's Narcotic Unit targeted known hangouts late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 14, 2011
Tensions rise in Falls Church after gang task force raids Eden Center (Falls Church, VA): Many in Northern Virginia’s sizable Vietnamese community were shocked last month when the popular Eden Center shopping mall in Falls Church was swarmed by the regional gang task force and 19 people were arrested on misdemeanor charges, mostly illegal gambling.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 14, 2011
Several gang members arrested in Beloit (Beloit, WI): Beloit police are getting help from federal agents in removing known Beloit-area gang members from the streets. Federal agents made seven arrests in Beloit this week through the Operation Community Shield program, a nationwide initiative to reduce gang activity and deport foreign-born gang members.
Source: WISC-TV News 3 Date: September 14, 2011
Gang member sentenced to jail (Grand Island, NE): Before being sentenced to 10 months in jail, a man convicted of two misdemeanors connected to gang activity told a Hall County judge he'd changed a lot since his November 2010 arrest.
Source: The Grand Island Independent Date: September 14, 2011
Montgomery County Council to discuss federal grant to reduce gang violence (Rockville, MD): Lawmakers in Montgomery County are discussing a federal grant intended to reduce gang violence along the border with Prince George’s County.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 13, 2011
Gang member, mother arrested (Worcester, MA): A member of the G-Block/Kilby Street gang charged in a shooting last year was arrested over the weekend — with his mother — on gun and drugs charges.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: September 13, 2011
Anti-gang strategy takes a health tack (Salinas, CA): Those on the front lines of Salinas gang violence often speak in terms of triage. How do we stop this week's retaliatory shootings? Which violent gang members can we get off the street today? Those who work in public health think differently.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 13, 2011
Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office to present video on dangers of gangs, other issues facing youth (Cumberland County, NJ): The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office will hold a "red-carpet preview" next week of an office-produced video that deals with gangs, bullying, and peer-pressure issues.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: September 13, 2011
Police fight spike in downtown drug, gang violence (Madison, WI): Police are seeing a spike in what they believe to be gang and drug-related violence around State Street and other campus areas.
Source: The Daily Cardinal Date: September 13, 2011
Gang parties could be linked to shootings injuring eight (Macon, GA): Macon police have been investigating reports of multiple shootings wounding up to eight people, five who showed up at the hospital in personal vehicles early Tuesday.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 13, 2011
The rise of Macon youth violence (Macon, GA) : The city of Macon is seeing a dramatic rise in gang violence. Tuesday morning alone, eight people were shot. Meanwhile, four teenage boys are recovering following shootings three weeks ago. A fifth shooting victim, 16-year-old Arquentris Fountain died. The city, parents, and young people say they’ve had enough.
Source: GPB News Date: September 13, 2011
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