Gang-Related News Articles
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Reputed high-ranking Bloods member found guilty in Lakewood, Toms River slayings (Toms River, NJ): A reputed high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang is facing as much as 100 years in prison after a jury in Superior Court on Friday convicted him of charges related to three events: an armed robbery, a murder to silence a witness to the robbery and an attack on a jail inmate in a failed attempt to thwart his cooperation with authorities in both incidents.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: March 12, 2011
Fresno P.D. and Sanger P.D. team up (Sanger, CA): A curfew was enforced in Sanger Friday night and more than a dozen Fresno Police officers were on the street. They teamed up with Sanger Police to address a sudden spike in gang violence. There was a drive by shooting near an Elementary school on Friday while school was in session.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: March 12, 2011
Tulare police arrest four in connection with gang-related shooting (Tulare, CA): Police made four arrests in connection with a gang-related shooting in southwest Tulare Wednesday afternoon. Manden Torres, 18, and three unidentified teens, ages 17, 16 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, conspiracy and committing a crime for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: March 11, 2011
East Harlem kids brainstorm solutions to gang violence (Harlem, NY) : Anthony Holiday moved from Brooklyn to East Harlem because he feared for his safety after a confrontation with a street gang. But when the 18-year-old arrived in Harlem, he found a similar problem with gangs waiting for him.
Source: DNAinfo Date: March 11, 2011
Roundup targets 30 Deep gang members (Atlanta, GA): As the sun rose Monday, about 80 law officers gathered with “game day” enthusiasm, ready to fan out across metro Atlanta and round up bad guys.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 11, 2011
Brandon Johnson arrested, accused of gang activity (Indianapolis, IN): A teenager at the center of a police brutality investigation last year has been arrested and accused of gang activity and drug possession.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: March 11, 2011
Nine arrested in High Desert gang sweep (San Bernardino County, CA): Nine people have been arrested in a gang sweep by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies spanning the High Desert, Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: March 11, 2011
Residents fear 'retaliation' after second shooting (Gilroy, CA): Police are investigating a suspected link between gang-related shootings that occurred on consecutive nights in Gilroy.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: March 11, 2011
Gang crime rising in Tri-Cities, no money to come from state (Kennewick, WA): Hearing of gang crime is no longer a surprise in the Tri-Cities. Kennewick locals have become accustomed to it.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: March 11, 2011
Gang sweep rounds up 31 on outstanding warrants (Hidalgo County, TX): The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 31 gang members as part of its ongoing Operation Street Sweep, which is aimed at taking gang members off the streets.
Source: The Monitor Date: March 11, 2011
Drug raids lead to gang arrests in Longview (Longview, TX): On 3-10-2011, at approximately 10 a.m., local authorities, along with Longview Police Department's Special Investigative Unit, SWAT, County Organized Drug Enforcement Officers and Agents from the DEA conducted raids at six locations throughout Longview.
Source: KLTV 7 News Date: March 11, 2011
Visalia gang member guilty of two murders (Visalia, CA): A 34-year-old Visalia man was found guilty Friday of murdering two people while they sat in a car. Joseph Florez is a long-time Norteño gang member and the highest-ranking gang member in the Tulare County jail system, according to the Tulare County District Attorney's Office. The murders were gang-motivated, a news release said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 11, 2011
Shootings lend sense of urgency to gang summit (Chattanooga, TN): Five people have been shot — one of them fatally — in the last week, and advocates are calling on the Chattanooga community to pull together to stop the bloodshed.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 10, 2011
Montgomery County Police differ internally on how to count gang homicides (Montgomery County, MD): As Montgomery County Police officials prepare the 2010 annual crime statistics report, views differ internally on how homicides involving gang members should be counted.
Source: RockvillePatch Date: March 10, 2011
Gang members suspected of robbing T.O. homes (Thousand Oaks, CA): Several arrests have been made in connection with burglaries that have occurred in Thousand Oaks over the past two years. According to the Thousand Oaks Police Department, a group of burglars from an Oxnard street gang have been linked to residential burglaries dating back to 2009.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn Date: March 10, 2011
Seven San Mateo County inmates charged in gang-related jail beating (Redwood City, CA): Seven inmates who prosecutors say are Norteño gang members pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of assaulting a rival Sureño gang member inside San Mateo County's main jail in Redwood City.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 10, 2011
Teen arrested in shooting outside Antioch High (Antioch, CA): Police arrested a 15-year-old Antioch resident who they say admitted pulling the trigger in a gang-related shooting outside Antioch High School on Thursday afternoon.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 10, 2011
Gang beatdown video shown to jury (Chicago, IL): The beating officially started with a quick crack to the back of the gang member’s head. And then about 15 others descended, punching and kicking him for two minutes.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 10, 2011
Church hosting gang prevention workshop (Suffolk, VA): A local church is working toward a solution for the issue of gang violence. "This whole thing is about prevention," said Felecia Anderson, director of children’s ministry at Pleasant Union Baptist Church and organizer of the event. "In order to prevent gang activity, you need to be aware of what’s in the city of Suffolk and the community you may live in."
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: March 10, 2011
Charges dropped in massive MS-13 gang bust (Aurora, CO): Two years after federal authorities announced firearms and drug charges against 20 people accused of being members of a violent street gang, the charges have been dropped.
Source: Aurora Sentinel Date: March 10, 2011
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