Gang-Related News Articles
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Parole officers use care and street smarts to save Portland gang members from themselves (Portland, OR): Multnomah County parole officer Carl Green parks his unmarked maroon Crown Victoria in front of a North Portland home, radios his location to dispatch and knocks on the front door. "Is Damon home?" Damon McDonald shows his face and steps out on the front stoop. But Green isn't interested in talking outside.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 16, 2011
Club Rodeo managers react to overnight shooting (Wichita, KS): Police say gang violence is to blame for a shooting that left two people in the hospital. It happened at Club Rodeo in east Wichita overnight, where managers say they've been working to curb crime and keep their business safe.
Source: KAKE News Date: July 15, 2011
Police: Gangs could be responsible for Fayetteville player's death (Fayetteville, NC): Police said Friday that a shooting at a Raeford Road club two weeks ago was gang-related, and gangs might be responsible for the subsequent slaying of a former Pine Forest High School football player.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: July 15, 2011
Bloods street gang member arrested in Somerset (Somerville, NJ): Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Stuart Buckman and Franklin Township Acting Police Chief Lawrence Roberts announce the arrest of Justin Jenkins, 22, of Minetta Road in Somerset, a member of the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Messenger-Gazette Date: July 15, 2011
Dozens arrested, charged in Calif. gang sweep (Orange County, CA): More than 500 federal agents and state and local law enforcement authorities swept through an Orange County, Calif., neighborhood Friday that had been the territory of the Mexican Mafia in what one official called a "critical blow" to the gang’s prison-based leadership and those members and associates they control throughout the region.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 15, 2011
Thomas Co. cracks down on gang activity (Thomasville, GA): Investigators from Thomasville, Thomas County, and Lowndes County infiltrated neighborhoods in Thomasville to crack down on gang and drug activity.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 15, 2011
Nanaimo cops nab gang member with link to Kamloops (Nanaimo, BC): A Redd Alert gang member with ties to Kamloops has been arrested in a drug bust in Nanaimo. Police nabbed Kevin Eric John, 32, Friday night along with three others. Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien said John is a full-fledged member of the street gang, which predominately recruits from First Nations teens.
Source: The Kamloops Daily News Date: July 14, 2011
Jersey City leader of a Bloods gang faction pleads guilty to role in mistaken-identity killing of teen (Jersey City, NJ): A Jersey City man who is a reputed leader in the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty yesterday to a racketeering charge in relation to the mistaken-identity killing of a city teen in 2004.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: July 14, 2011
Wiretap usage by police, prosecutors soars in Tennessee (Nashville, TN): In Tennessee and across the nation, police and prosecutors are relying more heavily on wiretaps. They say listening in on suspects’ cellphone calls is an effective way to combat drug trafficking and gang activity, but defense attorneys say the government should be careful not to go too far.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: July 14, 2011
Calif. sees gang ties in prisoners' hunger strike (San Francisco, CA) : Hundreds of inmates in five state prisons ended the second week of a hunger strike to protest living conditions Thursday, in what has become the largest coordinated protest by state inmates, officials said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 14, 2011
Violence follows gang members (Greenville, NC): Gang members connected by police to a series of shootings have been both suspects and victims in violent crimes, authorities said. More than 20 men have been identified by the Greenville Police Department as members of the rival Bloods and Crips gangs. Police on Monday released names and photos of the men.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: July 14, 2011
Two hurt in gang-related shooting in southwest valley (Las Vegas, NV): Two men were wounded following a gang-related shooting near Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard on Thursday night, Las Vegas police said.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: July 14, 2011
Suspected Mexican Mafia members, associates nabbed in drug sting (Austin, TX): In what the FBI says is the largest joint prosecution of Mexican Mafia prison gang members and associates in Austin, 18 people were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin in a federal indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: July 14, 2011
Police: Two arrested in Sunday slaying were members of Loco Boys gang (Las Vegas, NV): Metro Police said they arrested two members of the Loco Boys gang in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old man Sunday evening outside an an apartment complex in the western Las Vegas Valley.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: July 14, 2011
County schools approve gang policy (Anne Arundel County, MD): When Anne Arundel County students start school this fall, their new student handbook will explicitly outlaw gang activity. The Board of Education approved the new policy yesterday in time to comply with the September deadline required by the Safe Schools Act of 2010.
Source: The Capital Date: July 14, 2011
Gang fight leads to charges in Caldwell (Caldwell, ID): Caldwell police arrested two adults and two juveniles after a gang fight Wednesday night on the 5000 block of East Ustick Road.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: July 14, 2011
Hobbema gangs homemade problem (Hobbema, AB): Hobbema's gangs are mostly the homegrown kind -brothers and cousins from troubled homes with easy access to alcohol and crack cocaine. National gangs such as Redd Alert and Indian Posse don't have much of a presence there anymore, say RCMP.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: July 13, 2011
Anti-gang initiative gets $10M boost (Toronto, ON): The McGuinty government announced Tuesday that it will commit another $10-million to a Toronto-based anti-gangcrime initiative, while criminologists question whether the program will deliver more than short-term gains.
Source: National Post Date: July 13, 2011
Hebbron anti-gang plan launched (Salinas, CA): The effort is nothing new to the east Salinas neighborhood long plagued by gang violence. But on Tuesday, city leaders and residents were hopeful of a new plan that will soon descend upon the Hebbron neighborhood — a plan set apart from its failed predecessors by the presence of a major component — community involvement.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: July 13, 2011
Orem gang ordinance having desired effect (Orem, UT): An Orem ordinance enacted two years ago to prohibit gang loitering in public parks and schools continues to have the intended effect of reducing gang activity in the city, law enforcement officials say.
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 13, 2011
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