Gang-Related News Articles
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Sheriff, District Attorney create countywide gang task force, new team starts work in July (Live Oak, CA): Gang members will be under the gun this summer, when the District Attorney's Office and Sheriff's Office team up to create a county gang task force focused on dismantling gang leadership.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 17, 2010
Mexican Mafia attacks taking place in Valley towns (Harlingen, TX): One night in early April, Bobby Leal, Israel Banda, Abraham Serna and another unidentified suspect put a gun to someone’s head, beat and stabbed him repeatedly, then left him for dead in front of the Harlingen Sports Complex.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: May 16, 2010
DA's office taps gang liaison (Fort Collins, CO): In an attempt to better combat gangs in Northern Colorado, Larimer County District Attorney Larry Abrahamson has designated a prosecutor from his office as a gang liaison to work with law enforcement gang units.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: May 15, 2010
Scarfo arrested along with members of Bloods street gang (New Jersey): A major mob indictment in New Jersey involves not just a big time, New York-based crime family but several members of a violent street gang.
Source: KYW 1060 Newsradio Date: May 15, 2010
Gang injunction names names, and suit follows (Fairfield, CA) : Lucio Gonzalez, a 33-year-old unemployed truck driver from a tough part of Fairfield, said he was scared to look out the door at night, but not because of the area’s gangs.
Source: The New York Times Date: May 15, 2010
Hugo man charged with marking girls with gang tattoos, police say (Hugo, MN): A Hugo man has been accused of tattooing teenage girls with gang markings as a way of branding them as his "home girls."
Source: Pioneer Press Date: May 14, 2010
St. Cloud crime numbers stable; violence up (St. Cloud, MN): An uptick in gang violence in St. Cloud has caused an increase in the number of shootings, adding to an already violent start to 2010.
Source: St. Cloud Times Date: May 14, 2010
Laurel Police arrest gang members at Main Sreet Festival (Laurel, MD): Laurel Police arrested four men and two juveniles, later confirmed as members of the Bloods street gang, after they became “verbally abusive, severely resistant and disorderly” during the Main Street Festival May 8, city spokesman James Collins said.
Source: Laurel Leader Date: May 13, 2010
Early morning gang raid nabs 78 in Newburgh (Newburgh, NY): Law enforcement agents of all stripes swept through the city's East End early Thursday morning, locking up targets of two federal indictments.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: May 13, 2010
'We have cut off the head of the snake' of Tongan Crip Gang (Salt Lake City, UT): For more than 20 years, the Tongan Crip Gang has been wreaking havoc in the Salt Lake Valley by committing crimes ranging from assault to armed robbery to murder.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 13, 2010
Summit County gang raid nets Surenos suspects (Park City, UT): A multi-law enforcement agency raid in Summit County resulted in the arrests of nine suspected members and affiliates of the infamous Sureños gang.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 13, 2010
Acclaimed L.A. anti-gang program lays off 300 (Los Angeles, CA): The largest gang-prevention and job training agency in the country, Homeboy Industries, announced Thursday that they've laid off most of their employees, amounting to almost 300 workers, due to financial constraints.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: May 13, 2010
Authorities crack down on gangs in NY town (White Plains, NY): Authorities have charged dozens of reputed members of the Bloods and Latin Kings street gangs in a wide-ranging takedown north of New York City.
Source: Times Union Date: May 13, 2010
Solano County court decision on permanent gang injunction must wait (Fairfield, CA): Trial has been postponed on the issue of whether a temporary injunction against the Norteños street gang in Fairfield should become permanent.
Source: The Reporter Date: May 12, 2010
Gang-related graffiti sparks concern in city (Takoma Park, MD): The appearance of graffiti on several city buildings and schools along the Maple Avenue corridor has neighbors worried gang activity might be on the rise in the area.
Source: The Gazette Date: May 12, 2010
Man shot in car in Phoenix by suspected rival gang members (Phoenix, AZ): A 22-year-old man was in critical condition Wednesday after he was shot at in his car by suspected rival gang members, Phoenix police officials said.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 12, 2010
One wounded in gang-related shooting, suspect on the loose (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police are searching for the gunman in a gang-related shooting in southwest Phoenix that sent one man to the hospital early Wednesday morning.
Source: KTVK-3TV News Date: May 12, 2010
Attack on young woman highlights Osceola County's gang problem (Kissimmee, FL): Three young men received lengthy prison terms after being convicted of abducting and raping a Poinciana woman — an attack that illustrates the extreme violence of Central Florida's street gangs.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: May 12, 2010
Fresno continues gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): Fresno police made 21 felony and 15 misdemeanor arrests Sunday night in an ongoing crackdown against gang violence.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 11, 2010
Gang unit files charges on eight members (Escambia County, FL): An almost four month investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office Gang Unit and Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has culminated with charges being filed on eight known gang members and two gang associates.
Source: WALA FOX 10 News Date: May 11, 2010
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