Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang member gets 40 years for summer shooting (Greeley, CO): A former California gang member who said he came to Colorado to get away from the lifestyle was sent to prison for 40 years Wednesday for a gang-related shooting last summer.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: June 22, 2011
'Uptown Girl' investigation nets 18 arrests (Chicago, IL): A 4-month investigation into drug sales on the North Side ended Wednesday with the arrests of 18 suspects, police said. Wednesday's arrests targeted members of the Gangster Disciple and Vice Lords street gangs who have been involved in a conflict over gang and narcotics territory in the Lincoln and Town Hall police districts, according to the release.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 22, 2011
Police unleash war on Maniac Latin Disciples gang, arrest 120 (Chicago, IL): Police Supt. Garry McCarthy declared war on the Maniac Latin Disciples after two young girls were shot in a Northwest Side park earlier this month.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 22, 2011
Three gang-affiliated suspects plead guilty to federal drug charges (Plainfield, NJ): Three local members or associates of the powerful G-Shine gang set are awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to selling thousands of dollars in crack cocaine to an undercover FBI informant last year, state and federal officials announced Wednesday.
Source: Courier News Date: June 22, 2011
Five arrested in gang-related incident in Tompkinsville (Staten Island, NY): A gang-related conflict in Tompkinsville ended in five arrests late Sunday night -- including two men on charges they threatened to harm witnesses to the incident.
Source: Staten Island Real-Time News Date: June 21, 2011
Newark students graduate from Gang Resistance Education program (Newark, NJ): The day after a Newark teenager was gunned down in the city’s West Ward, school and police officials tried to prevent more youths from meeting the same fate.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 21, 2011
West Sacramento gang now under curfew (Sacramento, CA): Members of the Broderick Boys gang must adhere to a curfew and avoid affiliating in public when inside a West Sacramento "Safety Zone" for the next seven years, Yolo County Judge Kathleen White ruled.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: June 21, 2011
Parolee shot dead in Bridgeport (Chicago, IL): A 33-year-old gang member out on parole for multiple burglary convictions was gunned down in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side, police said today.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 21, 2011
Visalia youth program faces budget cuts (Visalia, CA): The Neighborhood Youth Counselor program could become a victim of budget cuts. The Visalia Unified School District has $150,000 in federal grant funds and two possible options for it: Fund the Neighborhood Youth Counselor program or fund its Alcohol and Drug Reduction program.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 21, 2011
Bloods gang member pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy (Nashville, TN): A Bloods gang member has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to participate in racketeering and faces a maximum of life in prison.
Source: Daily Reporter Date: June 21, 2011
Six alleged members of Vatos Locos gang indicted in Atlanta (Atlanta, GA): Six alleged gang members from Atlanta and Gwinnett and DeKalb counties were indicted on federal charges Tuesday, including murder and racketeering.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 21, 2011
Reputed gang leader goes on trial (Hackensack, NJ): A Latin Kings boss ordered his underlings to kill a Lodi woman so she couldn't testify in the shooting death of a Hasbrouck Heights teen six years ago, an assistant Bergen County prosecutor said Monday.
Source: The Record Date: June 21, 2011
Trenton Nine Trey Gangsters leader involved in gang clash that left three dead pleads guilty to weapons charge (Trenton, NJ): The alleged leader of the Trenton Nine Trey Gangsters who participated in a 2005 clash between three rival gangs that left three people dead pleaded guilty yesterday to a weapons charge, the state Office of the Attorney General announced today.
Source: The Times Date: June 21, 2011
Rehoboth Beach Police investigate gang-related crimes (Rehoboth Beach, DE): Police said an evening brawl at a busy outdoor shopping complex in Rehoboth Beach is one of several recent crimes that are likely gang-related.
Source: WBOC 16 News Date: June 21, 2011
City of Reno will consider new anti-gang measures used by Los Angeles (Reno, NV): The City of Reno will consider new, tough measures to fight gang activity in our area. As the Reno Deputy City Attorney described, Nevada is not a home rule state, meaning the City of Reno only has power that the legislature gives it. But he says the legislature recently passed a new law authorizing the city to get tougher on gang activity, as some other major cities have done.
Source: KRNV News 4 Date: June 21, 2011
Shifting gang ties pose new challenges for New Bedford police (New Bedford, OR): The city's gang problems were relatively easy to understand just a few years ago. Gang members organized around their neighborhood. It was Monte Park versus United Front, the Latin Kings running drugs in the near North End, or the Ruth Street gang violently protecting its South End turf.
Source: South Coast Today Date: June 20, 2011
Gang member cuts man's wrist, runs (Stockton, CA): A self-professed gang member approached a man washing his car Sunday morning and cut the man's left wrist before running away, the Stockton Police Department reported Sunday.
Source: The Record Date: June 20, 2011
Kissimmee minister raises alarm about gang violence (Kissimmee, FL): The Rev. Remer Baker Jr. lives in Osceola County, where authorities routinely say nothing about the role of gang violence in deaths, shootings and other crimes. The Sheriff's Office reports 14 gangs with about 620 members living in the unincorporated county outside the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud. Kissimmee reports eight gangs with 74 members. St. Cloud has no documented street gangs.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 20, 2011
Stockton has seen spike in violent crime (Stockton, CA): The lead outreach worker for the City of Stockton's Peacekeeper program said Monday the economy is partly to blame for a recent rise in gang violence.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: June 20, 2011
Gang violence on the decline in Austin (Austin, TX): While the number of gang-related crimes is on the decline in Austin, the number of documented gang members is up, according to statistics from the Austin Police Department.
Source: KXAN News Date: June 20, 2011
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