Gang-Related News Articles
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Suspected gang member pleads guilty in stabbing (Baltimore, MD): Before testimony began in Jose Miguel Hernandez's attempted-murder trial, a Baltimore Circuit Court judge asked potential jurors a simple yet crucial question: "Do you believe that being a member of a gang is a crime?"
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 25, 2010
Part Two: Gangs reportedly growing in Mountain State (Oak Hill, WV): Gangs have been a problem in Columbus, Ohio, since before police began tracking them back in 1996. Despite paying the problem more attention, they’ve also seen the problem grow over the years.
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 25, 2010
Third suspect in alleged gang shooting nabbed (Fall River, MA): Raised voices outside a strip club put Thomas Phin in jail. He is now facing charges of attempted murder.
Source: The Herald News Date: May 24, 2010
Gangs reportedly growing in Mountain State (Oak Hill, WV): On March 18 Cpl. Chris Young, an officer with the Oak Hill Police Department, was shot. Young lived thanks to a bullet-proof vest he was wearing and continues to work at the Oak Hill Police Department.
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 24, 2010
Teen gang member beaten, robbed at Lions Park (Shakopee, MN): Members of a group claiming affiliation with the Latin Kings street gang roughed up a 16-year-old girl from Burnsville at Lions Park on Saturday night for talking to a rival gang member, police say.
Source: Shakopee Valley News Date: May 24, 2010
An educated weapon will combat gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Class was in session the other day in a squat building overlooking MacArthur Park. The assignment: "Baby Mama Drama."
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 23, 2010
Judge rules against conspiracy charge for Hilltop Crips (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County prosecutors cannot pursue a vast conspiracy case against suspected members of the Hilltop Crips street gang, a judge ruled Friday.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 22, 2010
Vacaville police to focus on gang activity (Vacaville, CA): The Vacaville Police Department is planning series of meetings in the Markham/Rocky Hill neighborhood in coming weeks aimed at helping residents stay informed about and prevent gang activity there.
Source: The Reporter Date: May 22, 2010
Suspected Newburgh Latin Kings gang leader caught in Pa. (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Osman "King Ozzy" Nunez, the reputed warlord of the Latin Kings street gang in Newburgh, N.Y., was arrested Friday in Wilkes-Barre by members of the Hudson Valley Safe Streets task force, said FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent James Gagliano.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: May 22, 2010
Madison Police Department expands gang unit (Madison, WI): Nearly three years after a Dane County task force called for a coordinated effort to combat growing gang activity and six weeks after a gang-related homicide, the Madison Police Department will launch an expanded gang unit that has been in the works since last year.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 22, 2010
Suspects sought in gang shooting in downtown San Rafael (San Rafael, CA): Police continued to comb Marin for two dark-colored cars and a handful of suspects late Friday after a brazen daytime shooting in downtown San Rafael.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: May 21, 2010
Gadsden fights gangs (Gadsden County, FL): Community leaders have expressed concern about Gadsden County's young people being lured into gangs and the effect it has on the county.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: May 21, 2010
Five arrested at Main Street Festival (Laurel, MD): Five individuals whom Laurel police said identified themselves as members of the Bloods street gang were arrested during Saturday's Main Street Festival after an altercation that involved six city police officers and two or three other festival attendees.
Source: The Gazette Date: May 20, 2010
$500,000 saves city's role in gang task force (Cathedral City, CA): Cathedral City officials say $500,000 has been appropriated in a congressional spending bill for a grant enabling the city to remain part of the valley's gang task force.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: May 20, 2010
Police raids target violent West Oakland gang (Oakland, CA): A series of police raids Thursday morning targeting a violent West Oakland gang known as Ghost Town resulted in the arrests of at least 26 people accused of being members and associates, and the seizure of drugs and weapons, officials said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: May 20, 2010
Long Beach police arrest alleged gang leader (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach police have arrested the alleged leader of the city's most violent street gang.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 20, 2010
Three men arrested on carjacking, street gang charges (Taft, CA): Kern County Sheriff’s deputies, backed by the KCSO Gang Unit, served warrants at two Taft-area homes last week and arrested two men on carjacking and gang charges.
Source: Taft Midway Driller Date: May 20, 2010
Arrests made after alleged gang fight (Lakeport, CA): Lakeport police arrested two men on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in an apparent Norteño gang fight that occurred about 12:20 p.m. Thursday in Lakeport, police stated.
Source: Record-Bee Date: May 20, 2010
Gang terror tactics alleged (Worcester, MA): The Kilby Street gang is terrorizing people through stabbings, shootings and attacks, according to police statements filed in Central District Court against Daniel Grajales, a Kilby Street member charged with stabbing two people in Millbury earlier this month.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: May 19, 2010
Two juveniles charged with stabbing man in gang attack: cops (Chicago, IL): Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with stabbing a man with a switchblade after the man allegedly fired a BB gun at them Monday night in a gang-related incident in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 19, 2010
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