Gang-Related News Articles
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Officers arrest 129 in Tulsa gang, gun and drug sweep (Tulsa, OK): Because shootings have been on the rise in Tulsa, the police department asked the U.S. Marshals to institute Operation Triple Beam. So for two weeks, 40 officers from 11 agencies went out each night looking for three things: the worst gang members in Tulsa, drugs and illegal guns.
Source: NewsOn6.com Date: June 2, 2011
Galaxy Star co-founder pleads guilty, says he helped gangs (Nashville, TN): Lonnie Greenlee, co-founder of the Galaxy Star anti-gang nonprofit in East Nashville, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in federal court Tuesday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: June 1, 2011
Four Pasco teens arrested after drive-by shooting (Pasco, WA) : Four Pasco teens were arrested late Tuesday in a suspected retaliation drive-by shooting. One of the teens, a 16-year-old boy, was the victim in a gang-related shooting early Monday in Kennewick, said Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: June 1, 2011
Police kept control of uptown during melee (Monroe, NC): Suspected gang members squared off against one another. A mob burst into a store, taking whatever it could grab. And dozens of people sprinted through the streets, yelling "Gun!"
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: June 1, 2011
Two men shot in Baldwin Park gang attack (Baldwin Park, CA): Two men were shot in the buttocks and back by suspected gang members Tuesday night, but did not receive life-threatening injuries, police said Wednesday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 1, 2011
Gangs get warning: Stop the violence (San Fernando, CA): Gang members in the central San Fernando Valley were put on notice this week: Stop the violence, or law enforcement will come down hard on not just you, but your entire gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 1, 2011
Authorities in NY charge 14 in drug gang sweep (Central Islip, NY): Federal prosecutors have announced the arrest of 14 people, including several members of a Long Island street gang. They're charged with running a crack and cocaine distribution ring.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: June 1, 2011
Gang concerns grow - "Colors" of Oakdale (Oakdale, CA): The battle between red and blue is escalating as recruitment is on to increase numbers for their causes. The red and blue differentiation, however, is not red states and blue states that are portrayed in election years, but the war between the Norteño and Sureño street gangs, a sight that is becoming more noticeable in the City of Oakdale.
Source: Oakdale Leader Date: June 1, 2011
Two North Side gang members sentenced to prison; third pleads guilty (Washington, DC): Two members of the Northview Heights/Fineview Crips were sentenced to prison today for their gang activity and a third pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: June 1, 2011
Arrest made in Eastside shooting; suspect is 13 years old (Lodi, CA): The Lodi Police Department arrested a 13-year-old male in connection to a recent gang-related shooting on Washington and Hilborn streets, police said.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: June 1, 2011
Gang injunction filings: defense attorneys seek mediation (Oakland, CA): The defense attorneys in the Norteño gang injunction case have asked Judge Robert Freedman to direct both parties to mediation hearings that would limit the scope of the proposed court order.
Source: The Informant Date: June 1, 2011
Tacoma to study gangs (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma leaders want to know how many gang members live in the city, what crimes they commit, what programs might get them out of gangs, and what attracted them to the lifestyle in the first place.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 31, 2011
Gang shooting in Kennewick injures Pasco boy (Kennewick, WA): A shooting that injured a 16-year-old Pasco boy near a Kennewick Sun Mart early Monday appears to be gang-related, according to police.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: May 31, 2011
Michael Rigby: Gang leader's attempted-murder trial pushed to June 27 (Kissimmee, FL): Michael Rigby, the head of the Poinciana Bloods street gang who gained national attention last year after breaking out of the Osceola County Jail, won't go on trial today for attempted murder after all.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: May 31, 2011
Gangs linked to heists as metro-Denver bank robberies rise 25% (Denver, CO) : Denver-area street gangs have gotten into the bank-robbery business, helping fuel a surge in heists in the metro area this year.
Source: The Denver Post Date: May 31, 2011
High-speed chase nets five arrests in King City (King City, CA): Five street gang members were arrested Sunday afternoon after leading King City Police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car, police said.
Source: The Californian Date: May 31, 2011
Officials deal with hearse fire, stabbing (Albany, GA): An arsonist set fire to one of two hearses vandalized at Poteat’s Funeral Home at about 4:10 a.m. Sunday, stated an Albany Police Department report.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: May 31, 2011
Police arrest Whittier gang member suspected of shooting man in leg (Whittier, CA): A gang member shot another man in the leg late Monday night, but was arrested several hours later after being found and bitten by a police dog, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: May 31, 2011
Three shootings in 24 hours are gang-related (Toledo, OH): Three people are shot within 24 hours, and Toledo police say the crimes are connected. The latest shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in broad daylight. Police say it's an ongoing issue that they believe is gang related.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News Date: May 31, 2011
Residents claim Meriden home shootings were gang-related (Meriden, CT): A Randolph Avenue home was the target of a drive-by shooting twice last week in what residents say was a warning by area gang members.
Source: Record-Journal Date: May 31, 2011
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