Gang-Related News Articles
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2nd sweep nets 25, most with suspected gang ties (El Paso, TX): El Paso police and Texas state troopers have waged a second assault against suspected members of the Barrio Azteca border gang, arresting 25 people in a second phase of "Operation Knock Down," city and state police said Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 22, 2010
'Gangs' series investigates Central Jersey's criminal organizations (New Jersey): Murder. Fear. Intimidation. Gangs, like the Bloods and MS-13, are terrorizing New Jersey.
Source: Courier News Date: March 21, 2010
Suspect arrested in connection with murder of young couple (Los Angeles, CA): A 24-year-old suspect in the brutal killings of a young New Jersey couple has been arrested in Paramount, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 21, 2010
Anti-gang police squad is target of booby traps (Hemet, CA): Police officers in this retirement town in rural Riverside County have been on edge in recent weeks. Someone is trying to kill them.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: March 21, 2010
Oxnard man accused of threatening victim in front of officers (Oxnard, CA): A gang member was booked into the Ventura County Jail on suspicion of robbery and making criminal threats after he allegedly threatened his victim in front of witnesses — two Oxnard Police Department officers.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: March 21, 2010
Alleged gang members arrested (Yuma, AZ): Four alleged gang members are in the Yuma County Adult Detention Center after a handgun reportedly was found in the vehicle they were traveling in Friday afternoon.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: March 20, 2010
Gang shooting outside club near Seattle Center (Seattle, WA): A 16-year-old boy was arrested by members of the Gang Unit Friday night after a shooting outside a club near the Seattle Center.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: March 20, 2010
Former gang members show how art changed their lives in new Whittier art gallery exhibit (Whittier, CA): Two decades ago, a group of former Whittier-area and San Gabriel Valley gang members put down their weapons and picked up paint brushes and pencils.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: March 20, 2010
Community gathers for anti-gang forum (Yakima, WA): The fight against gangs is picking up steam. Hundreds came together Saturday to speak out against the violence. Families from all across the Yakima Valley met to map out a plan to help curb gang activity.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: March 20, 2010
Loose gang structure complicates Augusta count (Augusta, GA): Is it 25? How about five? Or could it be as high as 40? When it comes to gangs in Augusta, it seems the number depends on who's asked, the definition of what constitutes such activity and how well it's organized.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: March 20, 2010
Hope, fear mix in Pepperidge neighborhood (Pepperidge, GA): On a dead-end street in the Pepperidge neighborhood -- not far from where a teenager was killed last month -- sits Victor Weddington's one-story home.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: March 20, 2010
Calif Police Department on alert for deadly traps (Hemet, CA): Police in this picturesque city in rural Riverside County have been on edge in recent weeks. Someone is trying to kill them.
Source: The New York Times Date: March 19, 2010
Gang shooting wounds 4 on South Side (Chicago, IL): Four people were shot and wounded Thursday night in an apparent intra-gang conflict in the city's Auburn Gresham community on the South Side, Chicago police said.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: March 19, 2010
MN Senate considers measure to scrap gang databases (St. Paul, MN): A bill working its way through the Minnesota Senate would get rid of databases used to track suspected gang members.
Source: KARE 11 News Date: March 19, 2010
City joins forces with agencies in war against street gangs (Niagara Falls, NY): Niagara Falls police threw down the gauntlet to the city's feuding street gangs on Friday, announcing they will beef up the Roving Anti-Crime Unit and begin charging city "ganstas" with federal crimes that carry stiff prison terms.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: March 19, 2010
Police departments form gang task force in South Bay (San Jose, CA): When a group of gang members from Mountain View crashed a Sunnyvale girl's 16th birthday party last summer and got into a verbal fight with another guest over disrespect, they responded by stabbing the 18-year-old man to death, according to police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 19, 2010
Area police to talk about sharing gang data (Chicago, IL): It's spring, time for police departments to gear up to prevent criminal gang activity, say area chiefs.
Source: Daily Herald Date: March 19, 2010
Police arrest gangster named in city's injunction for 2009 Uptown killing (Whittier, CA): A gang member named in a city injunction against Whittier Varrio Loco is facing a murder charge in the shooting of a 30-year-old man in Uptown last year.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: March 19, 2010
Vandalism reports rise, other gang crimes dip in San Juan (San Juan Capistrano, CA): Reports of serious gang-related crimes such as assault and robbery dipped or held steady in 2009 in San Juan Capistrano, according to statistics released by Orange County sheriff's Lt. Dan Dwyer, the city's chief of police services. But reported vandalism rose sharply.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 19, 2010
House passes bill to curb gangs in schools (Maryland): The House of Delegates unanimously approved Thursday legislation designed to keep gang activity out of schools. The measure requires Maryland educators and law enforcement to report the arrests of students for certain offenses to school personnel.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: March 18, 2010
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