Gang-Related News Articles
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Six arrested, four sought in Uptown drug enterprise investigation (Chicago, IL): Six men were arrested -- and four are being sought -- in a five-month long investigation into a $500,000 a year narcotics enterprise operated by gang members in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: January 14, 2011
Heroin charges filed against two gang members (Lancaster, PA): Two members of the Latin Kings street gang were arrested by police Thursday for possessing more than $8,600 worth of heroin, packaged and ready for delivery.
Source: Intelligencer Journal Date: January 14, 2011
New law results in 19-year sentence for role in gang shooting (Yakima, WA): A law allowing tougher sentencing for gang-related crimes was applied for the first time in Yakima County on Friday when a man was sentenced to 19 years for his role in a shooting two years ago, authorities said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 14, 2011
Anti-gang effort in Watsonville nets five arrests, drugs (Watsonville, CA): Five men were arrested Thursday in a Joint Agency Gang Operation that included five probation searches and four parole searches in Watsonville, police reported.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 14, 2011
Prosecutor says teenage gang member's prison sentence will send a message (San Bernardino, CA) : A teenage gang member who was shot and blinded by a San Bernardino police officer, after the youth reached for a handgun in his back pocket while at gunpoint, was sentenced to almost six years in state prison and has three strikes.
Source: The Sun Date: January 14, 2011
Tax proceeds of gang crime (Abbotsford, BC): The trappings of the gang lifestyle -- fast cars, big houses and pockets full of cash -- call some to a life of crime. But police see a trap of a different kind.
Source: The Province Date: January 13, 2011
Police raid apartment they call base of Bloods' drug operation (Reading, PA): Reading police Wednesday night staged a drug raid on an apartment they said was a base of operations for the Bloods street gang, investigators said.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: January 13, 2011
L.A. gang member killed after shooting deputy IDd (Los Angeles, CA) : The man who shot a sheriff's deputy in the face before another deputy opened fire and killed the gunman was a known gang member and career criminal on parole, officials said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 13, 2011
West Covina Crips spread to other states (West Covina, CA): There are many places in the U.S. to find the West Covina Neighbor Hood Crips - Oregon, Washington, Nebraska, and even Ohio. But one place you won't find them bangin' these days is West Covina.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: January 13, 2011
Jury convicts man in gang-related shooting (Anchorage, AK): An Anchorage jury convicted a man Wednesday for what police testified was a gang-related shooting in September 2010 outside a downtown bar.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: January 13, 2011
Three arrested in gang-related shooting (Tracy, CA): Three men are under arrest after gunmen opened fire at a house on Ninth Street on Wednesday night, Jan. 12.
Source: Tracy Press Date: January 13, 2011
Defendant in gang racketeering case George Manuel Flores sentenced to 30 years (Los Angeles, CA): The lead defendant in a federal RICO indictment that was brought as part of the nation's largest-ever gang sweep was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison for helping coordinate the racketeering activities of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens street gang and distributing large quantities of narcotics.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: January 13, 2011
Congress may cut anti-gang funds for Yakima County (Yakima, WA): A moratorium on earmarks in Congress might leave Yakima County without some of its gang prevention money.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 13, 2011
Suspect in gang-related shooting arraigned (Novato, CA): While a key suspect remains at large, a 22-year-old Novato woman was arraigned Thursday in association with a gang-related shooting Jan. 3 outside a Safeway store at Hamilton Marketplace in southern Novato.
Source: NovatoPatch Date: January 13, 2011
Program at Lacey library gives parents helpful tips on spotting gang activity (Forked River, NJ): Gang activity and what parents can do to recognize whether their child might be interested in or possibly involved in gangs was the topic of a program held Thursday night at the Lacey branch of the Ocean County Library.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 13, 2011
Eighth grade girl suspended for wearing rosary beads (Houston, TX): Fort Bend Independent School District officials in Texas are serious about curtailing gang activity. So serious, in fact, that an 8th grade student at Hodges Bend Middle School was suspended for wearing her rosary beads that reminded her of the love her late grandmother had for her.
Source: Gather Date: January 13, 2011
Sacramento City Unified, Boys and Girls Club launch gang-prevention program (Sacramento, CA): The Sacramento City Unified School District has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento to launch a gang prevention program with the help of a $325,000 federal grant.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 12, 2011
Oakland to order gang injunction study (Oakland, CA): Opponents of both enacted and proposed gang injunctions in the city cheered Tuesday night when the public safety committee asked police and the city attorney to answer the community's sharpest worries about the injunctions' impact.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 12, 2011
Winnipeg street gang member deported (Winnipeg, MB): A member of Winnipeg's African Mafia street gang has been deported by the Canada Border Services Agency, the federal government reported Wednesday.
Source: CBC News Date: January 12, 2011
Police: Gangs younger, more violent (Norfolk, VA): A regional violent gang task force says gang members are getting younger and more violent. The Safe Streets Task Force, made up of local, state and federal law enforcement authorities, has been systematically dismantling two major gangs in Hampton Roads for more than a year.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: January 12, 2011
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