Gang-Related News Articles
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Three arrested in Waterloo gang-related shooting (Waterloo, IA): 19-year old Anntwan Dayshawn Phillips (seen here) was one of three men arrested Sunday by Waterloo police in connection with a gang related shooting.
Source: KGAN 2 News Date: April 18, 2011
Gang life can start early (Youngstown, OH): Officer Mike Lambert entered the home of a 13-year-old boy in December, looking to arrest him on a parole violation. Though Lambert, the head of the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force's Gang Unit, rarely joins the Youngstown Police Department's Juvenile Division on such matters, he said he was involved in this case because his unit is investigating a growing concern in the city's gang culture: the number of gang members under age 15.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: April 18, 2011
'More will die': Mexico drug wars claim U.S. lives (Washington, DC): While U.S. officials have long been concerned about the mindless violence bred by Mexico’s bloody and brutal drug wars, they have a new reason to worry: Americans are increasingly getting caught in the deadly crossfire.
Source: MSNBC News Date: April 18, 2011
Expert: No quick fix to combating violence (Youngstown, OH): While gang activity on Youngstown streets has decreased over the course of the last two decades, criminal organizations still are booming, with what police estimate are about 800 members in 40 gangs.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: April 18, 2011
Feds: San Diego prostitution ring broken up (San Diego, CA): A motel owner is among 38 people charged with helping to run a child and adult prostitution ring for a gang based in suburban San Diego, authorities said Monday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: April 18, 2011
Living in gangland: A place of refuge from gang life (Seattle, WA): Southeast Seattle has a bad reputation, and it has everything to do with crime. Since the beginning of April there have already been three assaults, three drug–related arrests, six reported car thefts and two shootings.
Source: KUOW News Date: April 18, 2011
Two charged in murder, assault of rival gang members (Orange, CA): Two Orange men have been charged with the killing of a 19-year-old whose body was found in an abandoned SUV after what authorities described as a confrontation between rival gang members.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 18, 2011
Vandals strike southside buildings - again (Muncie, IN): Vandals struck again on the city's south side Monday when two businesses were defaced with apparent gang-related messages and symbols.
Source: The Star Press Date: April 18, 2011
Two stabbed in 50+ person brawl in Fallbrook (Fallbrook, CA): Two people are hospitalized with stab wounds Monday following an apparent gang-related brawl involving 50-plus people in Fallbrook, authorities said.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: April 18, 2011
Pismo Police say men arrested in prostitute sting had gang ties (Pismo Beach, CA): More details from the undercover operation in Pismo Beach on Sunday that resulted in the arrest of five people on prostitution charges show that the two males arrested had ties to known gang activity in Sacramento.
Source: KSBY News Date: April 18, 2011
Greeley gang members post videos online (Greeley, CO): The website YouTube has assisted police departments across the county in identifying gang members, illegal activity, and violent criminals assaulting innocent victims.
Source: Greeley Gazette Date: April 18, 2011
Gang linked to suspect in cop shooting came from Chicago (Cape Coral, FL): The gang linked to Yousel L. Rivera, the suspect in Saturday's shooting of Cape Coral police officer David Wagoner, began innocently in 1980.
Source: The News-Press Date: April 18, 2011
Police shooting vexes Cape Coral (Cape Coral, FL): Cape Coral police aren’t sure what caused a 20-year-old gang member to allegedly open fire on an officer during a traffic stop early Saturday.
Source: The News-Press Date: April 17, 2011
Dismantling of a gang (Youngstown, OH): Members of Youngstown street gang LSP ruled their territory with violence and threats. And when that didn't work, they would attempt to pay off those who could testify against them, sources say.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: April 17, 2011
Street gangs on the rise (Hamilton, ON): At 13, he was recruited into a street gang. By the time he was 14, he was arrested, caught in a robbery. Next came drugs, violence and the "different way of thinking" that pigeonholes many youth into the gang lifestyle. Now, at 19, he knows he was lucky to escape. It was also hard work.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator Date: April 16, 2011
Boy, 14, arrested for Pajaro gang shooting (Pajaro, CA): Gangsters in Pajaro had their guns blazing Friday evening. Two gang shootings in an hour had Watsonville police and Monterey County Sheriff's deputies scrambling to locate the assailants and keep a lid on the violence that sent a Watsonville man to the hospital.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: April 16, 2011
Second Seright heads to prison (Niagara Falls, NY): A Falls man who once bragged, with his brother, that they were "a dynasty in Niagara Falls" will spend the next 10 years behind bars.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: April 16, 2011
Alleged gang member arrested (Kingston, PA): Less than a week after a federal report indicated drug trafficking gangs have set up operations throughout eastern Pennsylvania, police arrested a man they say is a member of the Crips after a large amount of heroin was allegedly found during a traffic stop.
Source: The Times Leader Date: April 16, 2011
Man sentenced for Ephrata gang fight (Ephrata, WA): A man will serve three months in jail for a gang-related fight in an Ephrata school. Felix M. Bazan, 19, pleaded guilty to assault in the second degree and trespassing in the first degree in Grant County Superior Court.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: April 16, 2011
Portland Police work to keep track of urban gang activity (Portland, OR): We’ve been taking a look at gangs in the Pacific Northwest this week. And we’ve seen that violence can erupt anywhere -- from secluded fishing holes to small town streets. But rural communities don’t always have the gang prevention programs available to cities.
Source: OPB News Date: April 15, 2011
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