Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangs boost their local profile, deputies say (Pensacola, FL): Escambia County sheriff's investigators are taking a hard look at what they believe is an increasingly serious gang problem locally.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: February 1, 2010
Police investigate string of shootings in Monrovia and Duarte that wounded two (Duarte, CA): 2010 has started with a rash of gang shootings that targeted black residents in Monrovia and Duarte - a spike reminiscent of racially fueled gang violence that left several people dead in 2008.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: February 1, 2010
Ceasefire missing from state's rating list (Salinas, CA): One program absent from the state's rating list of programs and strategies aimed at reducing youth violence is Ceasefire, the strategy being implemented in Salinas with the aim of lowering the city's record-setting gang shooting numbers.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 31, 2010
One wounded in apparent La Mirada gang shooting (La Mirada, CA): A man was wounded Sunday in an apparently gang-related shooting in La Mirada, authorities said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 31, 2010
Gang sweep leads to 17 arrests (Tulare County, CA): About 40 gang members were identified and 17 people arrested during a Friday gang sweep in south Tulare County, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 30, 2010
Kernersville says it won't tolerate gangs (Kernersville, NC): Noel Allen moved to Kernersville from Miami recently with the peace of mind that she was escaping big-city crime and problems. Then this week, her 12-year-old son was asked to join a gang while riding the bus to Southeast Middle School.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: January 30, 2010
Reputed gang member arrested on drug charges (Jenkins Township, PA): Police caught a street gang member from Newark, N.J., selling heroin Thursday night at a known township drug house and later uncovered his large narcotics stash at the Quality Inn on Route 315, according to charges filed Friday.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: January 30, 2010
Maker of 'Stop Snitching' videos convicted (Washington, DC): Ronnie "Skinny Suge" Thomas, a Maryland gang leader who produced and starred in the infamous "Stop Snitching" videos, was convicted Thursday in Baltimore federal court of being part of an organization involved in drug trafficking, conspiracy to commit murder and robbery.
Source: AOL News Date: January 30, 2010
Plastic surgeon erases last signs of gang membership — tattoos (Las Vegas, NV): Dr. Julio Garcia knows how powerful gangs can be. The notorious Latin Kings ruled the Chicago neighborhood where he grew up, and when the gang tried to recruit him, his family uprooted and moved to a different part of the city.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: January 30, 2010
Police seize letter detailing Lincoln gang's inner workings (Lincoln, NE): While searching the site of a suspicious house fire, a Lincoln police officer last November picked up a five-page, handwritten letter to see if it hinted at possible insurance fraud.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: January 30, 2010
Police identify factors in gang surge (Visalia, CA): Police Chief Colleen Mestas started the new year, and the first full month of her new position, confronting incident after incident of gang violence.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 30, 2010
Maryland gang leaders convicted of racketeering activities (Baltimore, MD): A federal jury convicted Sherman Pride, a/k/a Dark Black and DB, age 35, of Salisbury, Maryland; and Ronnie Thomas, a/k/a Rodney Thomas, Skinny Suge and Tall Vialz, age 36, of Baltimore, yesterday evening of participating in a racketeering conspiracy through the Tree Top Piru Bloods (TTP Bloods), which engaged in narcotics trafficking, conspiracy to commit murder and robbery.
Source: Ethiopian Review Date: January 30, 2010
Fatal stabbing possibly gang-related (San Diego, CA): A 28-year-old San Diego man who was slain Friday night in an apparent gang-related stabbing has been identified as Julian Santiago, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 30, 2010
Commission hears of violence in many city schools (Philadelphia, PA): Violence is a problem not just at South Philadelphia High but also at schools around the city, several parents, teachers, and residents told the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations last night.
Source: The Inquirer Date: January 29, 2010
Salinas Ceasefire effort draws 33 gang members (Salinas, CA): Getting 33 out of 48 gang members to show up to a meeting where they were urged to leave the violent life behind is a success, police say.
Source: The Californian Date: January 29, 2010
Gunman walks up to victim in Sacramento restaurant, empties gun into him (Sacramento, CA): In what authorities are calling a likely gang hit, a masked gunman walked into a southern Sacramento County Vietnamese restaurant Wednesday afternoon and executed a 22-year-old man at close range.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 28, 2010
50 arrested in Riverside gang sweep (Riverside, CA): Reporting from Riverside - Hundreds of law enforcement officers took part in a massive sweep against the leadership of Riverside's most notorious gang Wednesday, making 50 arrests and confiscating armor-piercing bullets, assault rifles, knives and two caged rattlesnakes.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 28, 2010
Three men arrested on gang charges after fatal shooting (Augusta, GA): Richmond County authorities have arrested three men for gang activity that they believe sparked Tuesday morning's shooting death of Augusta teen Brandon Desean Taylor.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: January 28, 2010
Fresno police plan new gang enforcement (Fresno, CA): The new year has started explosively in Fresno, with 27 shootings over a 27-day period, prompting police to launch their latest gang enforcement effort.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 28, 2010
Immigration officials nab six on LI with gang ties (Long Island, NY): Immigration authorities arrested six undocumented immigrants on Long Island - 16 in the New York region overall - as part of a national crackdown on gang members and their associates.
Source: Newsday Date: January 28, 2010
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