Gang-Related News Articles
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Toppenish adds gang penalties (Toppenish, WA): Anyone who gets into a gang-related fight in this Lower Valley city will face a minimum of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. On Monday night, the City Council unanimously approved a measure that puts those mandatory sentence enhancements on gang-related fights.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 10, 2011
Nacogdoches Co. authorities fear gang activity on the rise (Nacogdoches County, TX): Southside 13 markings can be seen at the entrance of Briar Forest, a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. There's evidence of Latin Kings, too. They could be copy cat versions of the real thing, or not.
Source: KTRE 9 News Date: May 10, 2011
Orange County cracks down on parents of truants (Orange County, CA): Some Orange County parents got an unpleasant surprise this morning. Authorities arrested them because their kids have been skipping school. The Gang Reduction Intervention Program targets at-risk kids to try and curb truancy and decrease gang activity.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: May 10, 2011
13 killed in island gunbattle between Mexican drug gang and marines on lake near Texas border (Washington, DC): Thirteen people were killed in a bloody shootout in Mexico between drug gang members and Mexican marines on an island off the Texas border, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 10, 2011
Gang unit thrives in El Paso: Police work in the shadows (El Paso, TX): It's a cat-and-mouse game where the cats and mice know each other by name. The game is part of daily life for a specialized police unit in the shadowy underworld of the city that most people never get to see.
Source: El Paso Times Date: May 9, 2011
Tulare County deputies arrest eight in gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Eight arrests were made when Tulare County deputies conducted a gang sweep New London, Goshen, Cutler, Orosi and Visalia on May 4-7.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 9, 2011
Homicide believed to be gang-related, police say (Wichita, KS): Wichita's ninth homicide of the year is believed to be gang-related, police said today. Two rival gangs were involved in the shooting that killed Mario D. Brown, 22, early Saturday morning and injured another, Lt. Ken Landwehr said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: May 9, 2011
Abbotsford Police gang unit one year old: 'Disruptions' an important tactic (Abbotsford, BC): Abbotsford Police say they are pleased with a new tactic they have used to alleviate gang-related violence and murders in the community.
Source: Abbotsford News Date: May 9, 2011
U.S. Attorney: 'Wicked intent' of gang hit list found in Sacramento County jail (Sacramento County, CA): Federal authorities expressed alarm after discovering an alleged Nuestra Familia hit list containing detailed, confidential information about FBI witnesses and informants.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 9, 2011
LA shooting of graffiti suspect gang-related (Los Angeles, CA): Police investigators say a young man scrawling graffiti at a South Los Angeles park was shot twice in what is believed to be a gang-related attack.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 9, 2011
Is a gang working its way into a Montgomery neighborhood? (Montgomery, AL): Several residents in a Montgomery neighborhood say they are being terrorized by new tenants. Some there say they believe it could be gang related.
Source: WAKA 8 News Date: May 9, 2011
Inmate beating highlights gang problem behind bars (Atlanta, GA): Channel 2 Action News has learned state Rep. Tyrone Brooks' stepson, who is currently in jail for murder, was beaten and stabbed by rival gang members in the Fulton County Jail.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: May 9, 2011
Many reasons Yakima kids turn to gangs (Yakima, WA): A recent spike in gang violence in Sunnyside promoted Action News to go beyond reporting on the punishment for gang members. We wanted to learn why people join gangs in the first place, even with the risk of prison or death.
Source: KIMA News Date: May 9, 2011
Gang-related knifing wounds 16-year-old (Manteca, CA): Three suspects in a late afternoon stabbing in a Mission Ridge Drive shopping center parking lot were quickly located by Manteca Police officers after the youths had fled the scene and left a 16-year-old Norteno gang member on the ground with stab and slash wounds.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: May 8, 2011
Man is fatally shot in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): A 23-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed early Sunday in the 500 block South Walnut Street, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 8, 2011
Trial set to begin for five alleged Buck Wild gang members (Palm Beach, FL): The faces of eight young men were plastered on a large poster board, a backdrop to a press conference where law enforcement and prosecutors alike celebrated what they called a devastating blow to the scourge of gangs on local streets.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: May 8, 2011
Gang violence spikes in northeast Broward (Broward County, FL): A 15-year-old boy beaten into a coma is the latest casualty of what authorities say is a recent spike in gang violence here.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: May 7, 2011
Members of 'Brew Town' gang sentenced (Albuquerque, NM) : When Sergio Hernandez, a well-known member of the Albuquerque gang Brew Town Locos, was arrested in February 2010, he wore a T-shirt that said "Brew Town" and had the image of a spider web with the group's iconic black widow dangling from the web.
Source: Albuquerque Journal Date: May 7, 2011
Gang Task Force arrests couple with cache of guns (Vancouver, BC) : The Gang Task Force arrested two people this week and seized several firearms, including an Uzi, during a raid on a Coquitlam residence.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: May 7, 2011
Gang member gets nine-year prison term (Albany, NY): A city man will spend the next nine years and three months in prison after he was sentenced Friday on federal racketeering conspiracy charges for activities with the Original Gangster Killers or Downtown gang.
Source: Times Union Date: May 7, 2011
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