Gang-Related News Articles
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Hilltop Crips sweep cost Pierce County public $7,200 per defendant (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County paid nearly four times the going rate to provide private defense attorneys for 31 men swept up in a crackdown on the Hilltop Crips street gang last year, according to a News Tribune analysis.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 31, 2011
Male stabbed in gang-related attack in Watsonville, police report (Watsonville, CA): A young man was stabbed multiple times Friday night in what officials are investigating as a gang-motivated attack, according to Sgt. Henry Robles of the Watsonville Police Department.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: July 31, 2011
Canyon County drive-bys take a dive (Canyon County, ID): In 2004, Caldwell police investigated 100 drive-by shootings in August alone. That’s about four times as many incidents the town has seen over the past 4 years.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: July 30, 2011
Silicon Valley city battles surging murders (San Jose, CA): San Jose has dubbed itself the "Capital of Silicon Valley" and has for years prided itself on being one of the safest big cities in America. Yet, it is on pace for more than 50 killings in 2011, a rate not seen in about 20 years.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: July 30, 2011
Edmonton police say Somali gangs work a circuit across Canada (Edmonton, AB): Somali drug gangs appear to be highly mobile and loosely organized without the hierarchy of traditional criminal gangs, says Staff Sgt. Jim Peebles of Edmonton city police.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: July 30, 2011
La Puente gang members sentenced for shooting at good Samaritan (La Puente, CA): Two La Puente gang members received 25-year prison sentences this week for shooting at a good Samaritan who spotted them scrawling graffiti and tried to call 9-1-1, authorities announced Saturday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 30, 2011
Edmonton's 32 slayings lead nation (Calgary, AB): It has never been a battle of Alberta anyone wanted to win. But Edmonton's soaring number of homicides this year, now at 32, doesn't even come close to Calgary's tally, that sits at three.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: July 30, 2011
Teen stabbed to death in suspected gang-related fight (East Bakersfield, CA): A teen is dead and a man recovering after an early-morning stabbing in East Bakersfield Saturday. It happened on Oregon and Brown streets near Haley Street about 3 a.m. Saturday.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: July 30, 2011
Boy stabbed to death in 'gang-related' fight (Bakersfield, CA): A juvenile boy was stabbed to death early Saturday in east Bakersfield after what Bakersfield Police said was a gang-related argument.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: July 30, 2011
Gangs in small-town Central Washington (Grant County, WA): Grant County, with a population hovering around 89,000, hardly dominates the national radar as a center for gang activity. Yet the area logged nearly 100 robberies and shootings last year, all gang-related — including a 10-year-old boy shot in the head when his parents' trailer was riddled with bullets, and a 13-year-old girl injured in a drive-by while she sat in her living room.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: July 30, 2011
Rescuing a Rochester neighborhood (Rochester, NY): Carmella Rodgers simply wanted to go to a party. According to her sister, Carmella was not a girl who often would sneak out at night in search of mischief.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: July 30, 2011
Gangs in small-town Central Washington (Grant County, WA): Grant County, with a population hovering around 89,000, hardly dominates the national radar as a center for such activity. Yet the area logged nearly 100 robberies and shootings last year, all of them gang-related — including a 10-year-old boy shot in the head when his parents’ trailer was riddled with bullets, and a 13-year-old girl injured in a drive-by while she sat in her living room.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: July 30, 2011
U.S. marshal serving warrant shoots at fleeing man (Chicago, IL): A U.S. deputy marshal serving a narcotics arrest warrant in the Logan Square neighborhood Thursday morning fired a shot at a fleeing gunman, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 29, 2011
Injunction targets violent Rialto street gang (Rialto, CA): Police and the San Bernardino County's District Attorney's Office on Friday barred members of one of the city's violent gangs from gathering and loitering in areas of the city.
Source: The Sun Date: July 29, 2011
Neighbors frustrated over gang signs in Merriwether (Merriweather, SC): Gang related letters, numbers and symbols popped up at an Edgefield County neighborhood early Wednesday morning. Investigators say someone spray painted the Murrah Forest welcome sign.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: July 29, 2011
Walla Walla gang shooting (Walla Walla, WA): Rival gang confrontation leads to gunfire. Officers were dispatched to the area of Howard and Tietan Streets at 5:40 p.m. Thursday July, 28 to reports of a vehicle chasing another vehicle and shots being fired. There were no injuries, but a home in the neighborhood was struck by at least one bullet.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: July 29, 2011
Buck Wild gang member sentenced to 12 years in prison (West Palm Beach, FL): A 22-year-old Riviera Beach man was sentenced Friday to a 12-year prison sentence on charges related to a trial against him and four others accused of being part of the Buck Wild street gang.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 29, 2011
Graffiti in D.C. increasing. So are the causes. (Washington, DC): The District is one of the few large urban areas seeing an apparent increase in graffiti, and officials are uncertain about the causes. The city is on track to spend twice as much to remove graffiti from public and private buildings this year compared with 2010.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 29, 2011
Did gang violence lead to teen's murder near James River? (Chesterfield County, VA): Did a fight at a party lead to the murder of Chesterfield County high school student Osbin Hernandez-Gonzales? The 18-year-old's body was found Sunday morning near the Pony Pasture area of the James River in Richmond, Virginia.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: July 28, 2011
7Woodz and 41 Zone: Brookfield Plaza stabbing was gang-related (Springfield, VA): A June stabbing in Springfield's Brookfield Plaza last month was caused by a gang dispute, according to search warrant affidavits obtained by Patch.
Source: RoseHillPatch Date: July 28, 2011
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