Gang-Related News Articles
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Many reasons Yakima kids turn to gangs (Yakima, WA): A recent spike in gang violence in Sunnyside promoted Action News to go beyond reporting on the punishment for gang members. We wanted to learn why people join gangs in the first place, even with the risk of prison or death.
Source: KIMA News Date: May 9, 2011
Gang-related knifing wounds 16-year-old (Manteca, CA): Three suspects in a late afternoon stabbing in a Mission Ridge Drive shopping center parking lot were quickly located by Manteca Police officers after the youths had fled the scene and left a 16-year-old Norteno gang member on the ground with stab and slash wounds.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: May 8, 2011
Man is fatally shot in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): A 23-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed early Sunday in the 500 block South Walnut Street, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 8, 2011
Trial set to begin for five alleged Buck Wild gang members (Palm Beach, FL): The faces of eight young men were plastered on a large poster board, a backdrop to a press conference where law enforcement and prosecutors alike celebrated what they called a devastating blow to the scourge of gangs on local streets.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: May 8, 2011
Gang violence spikes in northeast Broward (Broward County, FL): A 15-year-old boy beaten into a coma is the latest casualty of what authorities say is a recent spike in gang violence here.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: May 7, 2011
Members of 'Brew Town' gang sentenced (Albuquerque, NM) : When Sergio Hernandez, a well-known member of the Albuquerque gang Brew Town Locos, was arrested in February 2010, he wore a T-shirt that said "Brew Town" and had the image of a spider web with the group's iconic black widow dangling from the web.
Source: Albuquerque Journal Date: May 7, 2011
Gang Task Force arrests couple with cache of guns (Vancouver, BC) : The Gang Task Force arrested two people this week and seized several firearms, including an Uzi, during a raid on a Coquitlam residence.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: May 7, 2011
Gang member gets nine-year prison term (Albany, NY): A city man will spend the next nine years and three months in prison after he was sentenced Friday on federal racketeering conspiracy charges for activities with the Original Gangster Killers or Downtown gang.
Source: Times Union Date: May 7, 2011
Drive-by on Eagle Street likely gang related (Murfreesboro, TN): Police believe a drive-by shooting on Eagle Street that occurred earlier this week was gang related, according to Murfreesboro Police.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: May 6, 2011
Judge hears gang injunction arguments, will rule later (Oakland, CA): A judge heard closing arguments Friday in the first phase of the city of Oakland's bid to get a preliminary injunction against alleged Norteno gang members in the city's Fruitvale District, but he took the matter under submission and will not rule until later.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: May 6, 2011
35 charged in crackdown on two rival, violent gangs (Buffalo, NY): Two city street gangs — the Tenth Street Gang and the Seventh Street Gang — have waged a bloody war on Buffalo’s West Side for years, police say.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: May 6, 2011
Mendocino officials conduct gang sweep, make arrests (Mendocino County, CA): A two-day gang sweep this week in Mendocino County yielded several arrests. The operation was organized by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office at the request of the Homeland Security Investigations division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a report from Capt. Kurt Smallcomb.
Source: Lake County News Date: May 6, 2011
13 suspects arrested after yearlong drug probe (Santa Maria, CA): Thirteen reputed gang members from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties were arrested on narcotics and related charges, the culmination of a yearlong investigation involving local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies.
Source: Times Press Recorder Date: May 6, 2011
Photos of tattoos raise questions On Montgomery Police's gang policies (Montgomery County, MD): Teenagers with tattoos are usually eager to show off their "ink" -- but some teens in Montgomery County say they're being wrongly forced to show them off to the police. Police say there are 34 gangs and more than 1200 gang members in the Montgomery County.
Source: WAMU 88.5 News Date: May 6, 2011
Cadets mistaken for youth gang (Meadow Lake, SK): After a group of Saskatchewan Air Cadets was mistaken for gang members, their leader says people need to remember there are a lot of youth doing good in the community.
Source: CBC News Date: May 6, 2011
Bloods general sentenced for ordering execution (Toms River, NJ): A general in the Bloods street gang was sentenced this morning to 62 years in state prison for a series of crimes that included ordering the execution of a teenaged follower on a mistaken belief the teen had snitched on him to police about an earlier robbery.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: May 6, 2011
MS-13 member jailed for felony threats to silence witness (Washington, DC): Henry Saravia, also known as "Flaco," a member of the MS-13 gang, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for threatening to injure a victim in connection with a gang-related home invasion in Washington in 2009.
Source: Examiner Date: May 6, 2011
Proposed school policy targets gangs (Annapolis, MD): Maryland school systems are getting serious about gangs and gang activity. It's estimated that there are close to 25,000 gangs in the United States, according to 11 News education reporter Tim Tooten, and most children who join them are between the ages of 12 and 15.
Source: WBAL 11 News Date: May 6, 2011
Joliet police say a new gang could be responsible for rash of shootings (Joliet, IL): Joliet Police Chief Fred Hayes is asking investigators to determine if there is a link between a recent rash of shootings and possible increased gang activity in the city.
Source: TribLocal Date: May 6, 2011
35 charged in crackdown on two rival, violent gangs (Buffalo, NY): Two city street gangs the Tenth Street Gang and the Seventh Street Gang -- have waged a bloody war on Buffalo's West Side for years, police say.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: May 6, 2011
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