Gang-Related News Articles
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Winter Haven Chief: Street gangs a real problem (Winter Haven, FL): Winter Haven Police Chief Gary Hester says Polk County has a problem with small street gangs. A rivalry between two Polk gangs is thought to have led to the death of a 16-year-old Lake Wales boy in April, Hester said.
Source: The Ledger Date: June 10, 2011
Former gang members seek to improve Fort Worth's Stop Six (Fort Worth, TX) : Former gang members who survived the carnage of their youth are now trying to make the Stop Six community more hospitable for their neighbors, according to the ministers who trumpeted their motives.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: June 10, 2011
Task force operation nets 34 suspected gang members (Lake Elsinore, CA): Thirty-four suspected gang members were arrested Thursday morning during a sweep conducted by the Riverside County Gang Task Force, which was assisted by members of the Lake Elsinore and Perris police departments.
Source: North County Times Date: June 10, 2011
Shooting injures three people in north Visalia (Visalia, CA): A Visalia man was clinging to life and two other people were injured after an early-morning shooting Wednesday at a north Visalia apartment complex.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 9, 2011
Town steps up anti-gang efforts (Amesbury, MA): In the wake of a stabbing in downtown Newburyport, Amesbury is stepping up police patrols in order to tamp down on potential youth gang problems in its downtown.
Source: The Daily News Date: June 9, 2011
Fighting gang violence with research and empirical evidence (Orlando, FL): Frontline practitioners working on gang prevention, intervention and suppression are gathered this week for the National Gang Symposium in Orlando, Fla.
Source: The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Date: June 9, 2011
Shooting of two young girls occurred near community policing meeting (Chicago, IL): Two young girls were shot at a Northwest Side playlot Wednesday evening, caught in apparent gang conflict that erupted near a community policing meeting, officials said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 9, 2011
Chilliwack shooting incident 'gang-related,' police say (Chilliwack, BC): Two Chilliwack men survived injuries in a gang-related shooting attack late Wednesday night in the Mary Street area near the Chilliwack General Hospital, an RCMP spokesperson confirmed Thursday.
Source: Chilliwack Progress Date: June 9, 2011
Police determine January gunfire exchange was gang related; arrest made (Waterloo, IA): A January gunplay incident on Cottage Grove Avenue involved a dispute between two rival gangs, according to court records in connection with an arrest earlier this week.
Source: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Date: June 9, 2011
Woodbridge teen sentenced as adult in gang-related stabbing (Woodbridge, VA): Cristian Steven Carballo, 17, of Woodbridge was sentenced Thursday in Prince William Circuit Court to serve three years in prison in connection with a gang-related stabbing.
Source: News & Messenger Date: June 9, 2011
Man wounded in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): Police say a Northeast Portland man in his 20s was wounded Wednesday night in a shooting linked to gang activity.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: June 9, 2011
Oakland mayor and gang policy mix uneasily (Oakland, CA): An Alameda County judge is expected to decide this month whether to restrict the movements of people suspected of being gang members in the violent Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland.
Source: The New York Times Date: June 9, 2011
Latino gang charged with racial cleansing attacks in California town (Azusa, CA): A Latino gang accused of attempting a racial cleansing of African Americans in Azusa, Calif., has been indicted for a federal rights conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Source: ABC News Date: June 9, 2011
Gang stabbing reported as 'Operation Cool Down' ramps up (Portland, OR): "Operation Cool Down" is back in effect as a spike in gang violence continued across Portland.
Source: NWCN News Date: June 9, 2011
Latino gang targeted blacks, U.S. says (Los Angeles, CA): Members of a Latino gang affiliated with the Mexican Mafia conspired for nearly 20 years to drive African-Americans out of the Southern California city of Azusa through violence and intimidation, federal authorities alleged Tuesday.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: June 8, 2011
Alleged gang leader gets eight years for discharging gun (Montreal, QC) : A man reputed to be an influential figure among street gangs in Montreal North has been sentenced to an eight-year prison term for discharging a firearm in a public place.
Source: The Gazette Date: June 8, 2011
San Francisco judge allows statements about Ramos’ affiliation with MS-13 gang (San Francisco, CA) : Alleged MS-13 gang member and triple murderer Edwin Ramos told his jailers he was affiliated with the gang and worried about retribution, the deputies testified in court Tuesday.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: June 8, 2011
California raids net dozens suspected of being gang members (San Francisco, CA): The authorities in California announced Wednesday the arrest of more than 100 people suspected of being gang members in the largely agricultural Central Valley, the latest sweep by law enforcement to stem what they call a growing — and international — menace in the nation’s most populous state.
Source: The New York Times Date: June 8, 2011
Raids target Central Valley gangs that operate across U.S.-Mexico border (Los Banos, CA): State and federal agents swarmed across several small communities in and around the San Joaquin Valley town of Los Banos early Tuesday morning and arrested 75 suspected members of a prison gang and a street gang.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 8, 2011
Bloods gang leader gets life in prison (Newport News, VA): A Newport News Bloods gang leader was sentenced to life plus 237 years in prison for gang crimes.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: June 8, 2011
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