Gang-Related News Articles
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West Chicago man first in DuPage sentenced under new gang gun law (DuPage County, IL): A 20-year-old West Chicago man has the dubious distinction of being the first person in DuPage County to be found guilty under a new law restricting gun possession by gang members.
Source: Examiner Date: June 9, 2010
Task Force nets gang members in Columbia Basin 'Clean Sweep' (Moses Lake, WA): In a massive show of force, multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies joined up forces this week for a three day assault on Grant County gangs.
Source: KXLY News Date: June 9, 2010
Immigration issues arise at Santa Cruz police meeting about gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): How to combat gang violence in Santa Cruz and if using federal immigration agents to target gang members is the correct choice for the community were the big questions during a Santa Cruz police-sponsored community meeting Wednesday night.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 9, 2010
Man stabbed during gang fight in Tustin (Tustin, CA): A man was stabbed on Saturday during a gang fight on Alliance Avenue. Police officers found the 27-year-old man laying on the ground and bleeding in the 16000 block of Alliance Avenue about 10 p.m. on Saturday, officials said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 9, 2010
Salinas man gets first conviction in federal gang crackdown (Salinas, CA): A federal jury convicted a Salinas drug dealer of six drug trafficking offenses and one firearm count, U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello announced Monday.
Source: The Californian Date: June 8, 2010
23 Nuestra Familia members & associates arrested on drug trafficking charges (Fresno, CA): United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that state, local, and federal agents arrested 23 members and associates of the Nuestra Familia organization on drug trafficking and related charges and served more than 20 federal search warrants.
Source: PR Newswire Date: June 8, 2010
Eight SoCal arrests with alleged ties to Mexican Mafia (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities say a drug bust has netted eight arrests of San Gabriel Valley gang members with alleged ties to the Mexican Mafia.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 8, 2010
Federal, state officials nab top leaders of La Puente-based gang with ties to Mexican Mafia (La Puente, CA): Federal and state police on Tuesday arrested the top two leaders of the Puente 13 street gang during an early morning sweep.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: June 8, 2010
Salvadoran gang member arrested Friday is key player in Pogonip area drug trade (Santa Cruz, CA): A "kingpin" in the Pogonip drug trade and documented Salvadoran gang member was arrested Friday by Santa Cruz police and federal immigration officials, and may be deported, police reported Tuesday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 8, 2010
Government denies reports on gang member working as informant (Salinas, CA): Government attorneys have soundly rejected defense allegations that a Nuestra Familia gang member committed violent crimes while working as an FBI informant.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 7, 2010
Mexican Mafia leader sentenced to 18 years in prison (Tucson, AZ): Attorney General Terry Goddard Monday announced the sentencing of John Frederick Farinas, 39, of Phoenix to 18 years in prison for assisting a criminal street gang and possession of prison contraband.
Source: KVOA 4 News Date: June 7, 2010
Shootings tied to gang activity (Tulsa, OK): Police are investigating a significant increase in shootings that are a result of increased gang activity and retaliatory motives, a Gang Unit officer said.
Source: Tulsa World Date: June 7, 2010
Criminal illegal immigrant gangs infest U.S. (Washington, DC): Today the Southern U.S. border is an open highway for those seeking to enter the United States without inspection.
Source: Newsmax Date: June 7, 2010
Gang activity cited in girl’s shooting (Roxbury, MA): Rival gang activity is believed to be responsible for the Friday night shooting of a 10-year-old girl who was wounded in the leg outside her Roxbury home, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 6, 2010
21 arrested in Adelanto gang sweep (Adelanto, CA): San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies and other officials made 21 arrests Friday in Adelanto's first enforcement of an injunction against the Brown Pride Gang.
Source: Desert Dispatch Date: June 6, 2010
Gang activity is on the rise here (Martinsville, VA): The presence of gangs is growing locally, Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry said Saturday, and he fears the problem will get worse if the community does not pull together to fight it.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin Date: June 6, 2010
McCollum: Northeast Florida denies gang problem (Jacksonville, FL): State Attorney General Bill McCollum said Northeast Florida is denying its gang problem, a statement that sent his staff into damage control mode after hearing from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: June 5, 2010
GPS monitors placed on paroled gang members in Pasadena area (Pasadena, CA): The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has begun fitting paroled gang members with GPS monitors to better keep track of criminals considered to be among the worst of the worst.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: June 5, 2010
Palm Beach County homicide data troubling, but gang violence dips (Palm Beach County, FL): A Wellington man allegedly shoots and kills his wife and two sons. A Delray Beach teen allegedly stabs her mother's boyfriend to death in a parking lot, then goes to school.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: June 5, 2010
Man shot in the head in Phoenix gang-related shooting in critical condition (Phoenix, AZ): Police say a man is in critical condition after he was shot in a gang-related shooting Saturday.
Source: ABC15 News Date: June 5, 2010
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