Gang-Related News Articles
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Program preaches anti-gang message (Salisbury, NC): Rowan County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Flowers said that when he checks the jail log after arresting a gang member, he never sees listings for visits by fellow gang members. Only family members visit the gang members in jail.
Source: Salisbury Post Date: April 24, 2011
Gang shooting results in arrests of three boys (San Rafael, CA) : Three boys were arrested early Sunday in connection to a gang-related shooting in the Canal area of San Rafael, police said.
Source: SanRafaelPatch Date: April 24, 2011
Memphis police charge teen with gang killing (Memphis, TN): An 18-year-old gang member was killed March 30 with a gun he handed to his killer, who police say was a fellow gang member.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: April 24, 2011
Bill cracks down on crime (Frankford, DE): Since the Department of Justice started cracking down on drug-ridden homes in 2007, more than 140 properties across Delaware have been rehabilitated under the nuisance abatement program.
Source: The Daily Times Date: April 24, 2011
Security breakdown at Rikers Island left shackled inmate a sitting duck for savage slashing (New York, NY) : A major security breakdown on Rikers Island left a shackled inmate unsupervised - a virtual sitting duck for another prisoner who savagely slashed him, sources told the Daily News.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 24, 2011
14 felony arrests in Fresno-area gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): Law-enforcement officers on Friday made 14 felony arrests as part of a series of operations to prevent violence among gangs in Fresno and surrounding communities.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 23, 2011
Pueblo battles soaring homicide rate (Pueblo, CO): A string of slayings in Pueblo this year has the Steel City eyeing a grim crown — as a contender for Colorado’s deadliest community.
Source: The Gazette Date: April 23, 2011
Gangs, drugs rise in northeastern Pennsylvania (Monroe County, PA): A new report confirms what many Monroe County residents probably already fear: Drug and gang activity have increased in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Source: Pocono Record Date: April 23, 2011
Customs raids net 22 'transnational' gang members (Chicago, IL): A five-day law enforcement operation targeting suspected members of transnational gangs has resulted in the arrests of 22 men in Bolingbrook, Joliet, Glendale Heights and Melrose Park, officials say.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: April 22, 2011
Gangs have a leg up on police (Salinas, CA): A Naval Postgraduate School study applying counterinsurgency theories to Salinas gang violence has come up with some startling conclusions: Street gangs control and exploit information better than law enforcement, giving them an "information advantage" that city officials must work to overcome.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: April 22, 2011
Waterloo man gets prison for gang recruitment(Waterloo, IA): A 38-year-old Waterloo man will serve up to 10 years in prison for recruiting teenagers for a gang.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 22, 2011
Sheriff implements initiatives to curb gang activity (Okaloosa County, FL): The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has undertaken a number of new initiatives in an effort to curb and counteract gang activity.
Source: Crestview News Bulletin Date: April 22, 2011
16-year-old boy shot in SE Portland (Portland, OR): A 16-year-old boy was shot Friday evening after an argument in Southeast Portland. Police believe the shooting is gang-related. "Its been cold and rainy and we've still had this spike in gang violence," said Sergeant Ken Duilio of the Portland Police Bureau. "And we still have the summer months to come."
Source: NWCN News Date: April 22, 2011
Police suspect street gang of attacking people at parties (Eugene, OR): Police suspect a series of violent assaults in the West University neighborhood may be the work of an organized street gang that infiltrates college parties and attacks unsuspecting men and women.
Source: KVAL News Date: April 22, 2011
Crips go from street gang to enterprise (Oceanside, CA): Experts say the federal human-trafficking indictment of 29 Oceanside Crips gang members this week is proof the street gangs have graduated from typical gangbanging and thuggery to organized crime.
Source: North County Times Date: April 22, 2011
Gang hierarchy uncovered in burglary arrests (Lawrenceville, GA): Investigators who arrested three Gwinnett teens on burglary charges gained insight into the corporate-style hierarchy of a street gang known as "Young Black Mafia," police said Friday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: April 22, 2011
Quincy Police Department joins other agencies in gang task force (Quincy, WA): Quincy police are joining with other area agencies to combat gang activity in Grant County. The city council approved an agreement to join the Columbia Basin Gang Task Force during a recent meeting.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: April 22, 2011
Burglary suspects charged with gang affiliation, earlier burglary (Diamond Bar, CA) : Sheriff's investigators have connected two burglary suspects captured Tuesday to a Los Angeles-based gang and an additional Diamond Bar burglary that took place earlier that day.
Source: DiamondBarPatch Date: April 22, 2011
Violent assaults in West University neighborhood could be gang related, police say (Eugene, OR): The Eugene Police Department (EPD) is noting an assault crime pattern that appears to be organized in the West University neighborhood in an area of about 20 square blocks – 11th through 18th and Alder through Willamette.
Source: MyEugene Date: April 22, 2011
Gang member found guilty in shooting (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was convicted yesterday of shooting Tramane Smith, a former friend, on a Dorchester street and leaving him paralyzed after the victim said he wanted to turn away from their shared life of crime.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 22, 2011
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