Gang-Related News Articles
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Portland mayor concerned about gang violence (Portland, OR): The last few days have been some of the bloodiest in Portland’s recent history, with four shootings since Saturday. The latest occurred early Tuesday morning.
Source: OPB News Date: June 7, 2011
Gang activity foiled inside MCSO jails (Phoenix, AZ): Over 60 prison and jail gang members were arrested Tuesday following a multi-agency investigation inside Maricopa County jails.
Source: KTVK-3TV News Date: June 7, 2011
Bloods convicted of 58 counts in Albany (Albany, NY): Two high-ranking Bloods gang members were found guilty Tuesday of a combined 58 counts of crimes -- including funneling thousands of dollars worth of heroin from downstate to the Capital Region.
Source: Times Union Date: June 7, 2011
Shooting had gang ties, says DA (Turlock, CA): The final days of testimony in the preliminary hearing of three teenagers accused of gunning down a man outside a convenience store focused on the allegations of their gang affiliation and if the shooting benefited the gang.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: June 7, 2011
Arizona operation nets arrests of 61 tied to prison gang (Phoenix, AZ) : State and local authorities have indicted 61 people on suspected crimes tied to a prison gang, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: June 7, 2011
Man slain in Englewood neighborhood (Chicago, IL): A 25-year-old man who police said was a member of a street gang was found shot to death this morning in an alley in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 6, 2011
Targeting violent transnational street gangs (Washington, DC) : U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recognizes that violent transnational criminal street gangs represent a threat to public safety in neighborhoods and communities across the U.S.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: June 6, 2011
BP agents identify 10 criminals attempting to enter U.S. (Tucson, AZ): Ten criminals, including eight from dangerous Mexican street gangs, were arrested while attempting to enter the United States illegally over the weekend.
Source: KVOA 4 News Date: June 6, 2011
Gang member just back from second federal prison stint charged with aggravated robbery (Chattanooga, TN): A man police say has been involved in several gang-related shootings and is fresh from his second federal prison stint has been arrested for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: June 6, 2011
Benton County will pay for new gang task force (Benton County, WA): Benton County is taking a big step to crack down on gang activity. Benton County spent $1.25 million in taxpayer money in 2010 just to keep gang members who've already been arrested behind bars. At any given time, there are about 50 documented gang members in the county jail.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: June 6, 2011
High court in Idaho hears arguments on whether gang recruitment law is constitutional (Boise, ID): Idaho's highest court is deciding if a law against gang recruitment is constitutional after hearing arguments from attorneys Monday over whether gangs exist solely to commit crimes or if they offer cultural, educational or other benefits to members.
Source: Daily Reporter Date: June 6, 2011
Anti-gang effort leads to gun arrest in store (Buffalo, NY): Two police agencies teamed up to make a gun arrest in a Buffalo convenience store Friday afternoon, the latest attempt to disarm members of two rival gangs whose dispute may be related to last week’s killing in Cheektowaga Town Park.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 5, 2011
Prisons hardly ripple when 31 Crips arrive (Tacoma, WA): Last year’s sweep of the Hilltop Crips scooped up a sizable portion of Tacoma’s gang problem and dropped it squarely in the lap of the state Department of Corrections.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: June 5, 2011
Gang member linked to murder caught in Puerto Rico (Buffalo, NY): An alleged gangster accused of murder and other violent acts on Buffalo’s West Side has been captured in Puerto Rico, FBI agents and state police said Friday.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 4, 2011
Two arrested in raid on reputed gang clubhouse (Hammond, IN): A man and a woman were arrested in an early morning raid on a suspected gang clubhouse on the city's west side Friday, police said.
Source: The Times Date: June 4, 2011
Stabbing viewed as hate crime in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): A young Latino man stabbed a black man in his 40s in the back Friday night in what Oceanside police are calling a gang-related hate crime.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 4, 2011
Yashanee Vaughn relative killed by gunfire over the weekend (Portland, OR): Police Sunday uncovered some apparent gang connections to at least two of three shootings that happened early Saturday.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: June 4, 2011
Shrine to gangster Jeff Fort found in home of 'Terror Town' gang leader (Chicago, IL): Officers found a shrine to one of the city’s most notorious gangsters — Jeff Fort — when they searched the home of another suspected gang leader last year on the Southeast Side, a police source said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 3, 2011
Man sentenced for trafficking (Saskatoon, SK): A 25-year-old man who acted as a "lieutenant" in a cocaine trafficking ring operated by a Saskatoon street gang known as the Terror Squad received a five-year prison sentence Thursday in provincial court.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: June 3, 2011
Palm Bay attack video depicts generation of desensitized, bold youth (Palm Bay, FL): In an example of the increasingly voyeuristic behavior people are exhibiting on social media web sites, a pair of 15-year-old boys were arrested because of a video one of them allegedly posted on Facebook showing his friend beating another teenager unconscious.
Source: Florida Today Date: June 3, 2011
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