Gang-Related News Articles
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29 suspected Somali gang members indicted in sex-trafficking ring that included Nashville (Nashville, TN): Federal investigators on Monday indicted 29 suspected Somali gang members they say forced underage girls into prostitution here and in Minnesota in a large sex trafficking operation.
Source: The Tennessean Date: November 8, 2010
Long Beach details new anti-gang injunction (Long Beach, CA): Gangs in Long Beach are operating on a sophisticated level. Investigators say bigger operators have now taken over. Their crime is quieter, but much more lucrative.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: November 8, 2010
Albany introduces new anti-gang initiative (Albany, NY): There is a new program in Albany aiming to keep children away from gangs and out of jail. The "LEAD" program, as it's called, was announced Monday by the U.S. Attorney and 19 other agencies, including Albany police, the mayor's office, and the DA.
Source: WTEN News 10 Date: November 8, 2010
Police alarmed by spike in violence across Coachella Valley (Indio, CA): With eight people shot dead in eight weeks — including two costumed men at a Halloween party in Indio and a teenage mother cradling her infant son in Cathedral City — police are trying to explain what is driving a surge in fatal shootings in the Coachella Valley.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: November 7, 2010
Gang rivalry behind Lower Richland drive-by shooting (Columbia, SC): Wednesday’s drive-by shooting in Hopkins was the result of an ongoing rivalry between two gangs that run in Lower Richland, the county’s top law enforcement officer said.
Source: The State Date: November 6, 2010
N. Shore sweeps result in 37 arrests (Boston, MA): The targets, according to law enforcement officials, were leaders of the violent street gangs that have terrorized Lynn and communities throughout the North Shore.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: November 6, 2010
Two nabbed in Halloween shooting of costumed LA boy (Los Angeles, CA): Two reputed gang members were arrested in the Halloween killing of a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head as he showed off his Spider-Man costume in his backyard, police said Friday.
Source: The Associated Press Date: November 6, 2010
Sweep yields 44 arrests, $2,100 worth of drugs (Toldeo, OH): A nine-hour sweep by city, state, and federal law enforcement officers meant to address crime and gang activity in Toledo netted 44 arrests and $2,100 worth of illegal drugs, authorities said.
Source: The Blade Date: November 6, 2010
Duhre gang making inroads into northern B.C.: RCMP (Abbotsford, BC): A Lower Mainland gang that Abbotsford police have identified as their No. 1 target has now made inroads into the drug trade in northern B.C.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: November 6, 2010
Defense opens its case to halt West Sacramento anti-gang injunction (Sacramento, CA): After months of prosecution evidence, defense lawyers opened their case Thursday in a trial to determine if a permanent anti-gang injunction is needed in West Sacramento to fight the alleged street gang known as the Broderick Boys.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 5, 2010
Man injured in gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): A 19-year-old man was shot at 6:56 p.m. Thursday, according to the Salinas Police Department. The victim was sitting in a car at Stratford Court and Emerald when an unknown person shot at him several times, police said.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: November 5, 2010
Gangs are real threat to public safety on reservations (Pine Ridge, SD): Christopher Grant, a national Native American gang specialist based in Rapid City, was driving through a neighborhood in Pine Ridge one day when he saw an 8-year-old boy out in his front yard wearing gang colors.
Source: Argus Leader Date: November 5, 2010
Santa Cruz police arrest two in drug bust, seize gang paraphernalia (Santa Cruz, CA): The Santa Cruz Police Department's Street Crime Unit arrested two Santa Cruz men Wednesday after serving a search warrant on their Live Oak home and seizing $3,700 in drugs for sale, guns and gang paraphernalia, police reported Friday evening.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 5, 2010
Members of Putnam street gang arrested (St. Augustine, FL): After nearly two years of trying to tap into an illegal drug distribution ring in Palatka, multiple agencies came together to arrest three top-ranking members of a criminal street gang allegedly behind the drug trade, according to a police report.
Source: The St. Augustine Record Date: November 4, 2010
74 members of two gangs in Pontiac face drug charges (Pontiac, MI): Dozens of gang suspects, many in their teens and early twenties, were arrested Thursday when more than 30 search warrants were executed in Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Waterford and Clarkston.
Source: WJBK FOX 2 News Date: November 4, 2010
N.J. grand jury indicts 19 in Blood Street gang set on murder, racketeering charges (Trenton, NJ): The alleged leader and 18 members and associates of a set of the Bloods street gang were indicted today, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 4, 2010
South Monterey County's new approach to stymie gangs (Soledad, CA): It's an hour before midnight, and the homes along Metz Road are quiet and dark. The residents of the southeast Soledad neighborhood appear to have turned in for the night — except for a half-dozen men standing outside a well-lit garage.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: November 3, 2010
Two dead and four wounded in apparent gang-related shooting in Cathedral City (Cathedral City, CA): Authorities today were investigating a gang- related drive-by shooting in which a 16-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man were killed and four other people -- including the girl's baby -- were wounded in Cathedral City.
Source: The Valley News Date: November 3, 2010
Man slain in Uptown dies of multiple gunshot wounds (Chicago, IL): A man killed in a gang-related shooting in the Uptown neighborhood Sunday evening died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 3, 2010
Local gang activity on the rise (Harrisburg, PA): There's an interesting trend with gangs and crime that police say has changed. According to a recent count done by federal and local law enforcement, gang membership is up, but violent crimes are down.
Source: WHP 21 News Date: November 3, 2010
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