Gang-Related News Articles
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Santa Cruz police to partner with immigration officials to fight gang violence (Santa Cruz, CA): Besieged by unsolved gang violence, Santa Cruz police turned to federal immigration agents for help this week. Beginning Tuesday, a team of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are working with the Police Department to investigate gang crime in the city, Santa Cruz Police Chief Howard Skerry announced Wednesday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 5, 2010
U.S. Marshals arrest violent gang member (Memphis, TN): U.S. Marshals arrested a violent member of the Vice Lords in North Memphis Wednesday night.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: May 5, 2010
Suspected gang members arrested (Loveland, CO): Eleven suspected gang members recently were arrested by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and the Loveland Police Department.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: May 4, 2010
Teen died from Yakima gang shooting (Yakima, WA): The 15-year-old who was fatally wounded in a gang shooting in Yakima is the 11th homicide victim this year in Yakima County.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 4, 2010
Four arrests in Appleton gang case (Appleton, WI): Appleton police have made four arrests in connection with a planned gang fight at Memorial Park last week.
Source: WLUK FOX 11 News Date: May 4, 2010
Four charged in apparent gang-related killing (Madison, WI): Four people were charged Tuesday in last week's death of a 19-year-old who was gunned down in an apparent gang-related slaying.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: May 4, 2010
O’Malley signs anti-sex offender, gang crime bills (Annapolis, MD): Parents of children victimized by sex offenders and gang crime said they found solace in child protective legislation signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday, mingled with regret that it took their children’s deaths to bring it about.
Source: Cumberland Times-News Date: May 4, 2010
Gang member allegedly fires at teen in Fontana neighborhood (Fontana, CA): An 18-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly shot at a teenager in a Fontana neighborhood. Daniel Luna, Jr., 18, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and participation in criminal street gang activity, according to a Fontana police news release.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: May 4, 2010
Sudanese gangs may be growing in Omaha (Omaha, NE): Feeling culture shock and excluded from society, some young Sudanese men find comfort with street gangs. While the organizations are very new, some tell Action 3 News they're becoming very dangerous.
Source: Action 3 News Date: May 4, 2010
Urban violence brings renewed calls for National Guard deployment (Chicago, IL): The idea of coordinated military action to counteract gang related violent crime is not a new idea, however, it appears to be gaining traction among some lawmakers as the number of those killed in many cities across America continues to rise.
Source: The Final Call Date: May 4, 2010
Ex-leader of Crips gang now working for anti-crime coalition (San Antonio, TX): At age 13, William Tutt went to visit his family in Los Angeles for the summer. His life was changed forever after that. Tutt said. "I fell in love with the gangster lifestyle. My cousin was a Crip and I followed in his path."
Source: KENS 5 News Date: May 4, 2010
Arlington police chief says it takes more than jails to fight gangs (Arlington, TX): Jail isn't enough to keep Arlington's nearly 1,000 documented gang members from causing trouble, and it isn't enough to detour the city's youth from entering a life of crime, Police Chief Theron Bowman told members of the Arlington City Council on Tuesday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 4, 2010
District, police address gang concern (Arlington, TX): Gunshots fired April 19 in South Arlington were a loud and clear signal that gang violence is still a community concern.
Source: Mansfield News-Mirror Date: May 4, 2010
Mexican traffickers get help from U.S. prison gangs (El Paso, TX): When Mexican drug traffickers need someone killed or kidnapped, or drugs distributed in the United States, they increasingly call on American subcontractors -- U.S.-based prison gangs that run criminal enterprises from behind bars, sometimes even from solitary confinement.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 3, 2010
N.M. seeks harsher penalties for gangs (Farmington, NM): New Mexico is the only state in the Southwest that has not enacted laws increasing punishments for gang-related crimes and law enforcement officials are seeing an increasing number of gang members move into the area to avoid harsher prison sentences in other states.
Source: The Durango Herald Date: May 3, 2010
Ogden police investigate gang-related stabbing (Ogden, UT): Ogden police are searching for a group of men suspected of stabbing another man multiple times outside his home early Saturday morning.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 3, 2010
Boone gang members prohibited from meeting (Belvidere, IL): Members of the Latin Kings street gang owe $14,518, plus court costs, to Boone County taxpayers following State’s Attorney Michele Courier’s successful civil action against them.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: May 3, 2010
Huge parties turning deadly (Houston, TX): Three teens have been shot to death while attending or leaving large parties or rap concerts in the Houston area in the last two weeks, highlighting the dangers of youthful gatherings being advertised on Facebook, My Space and other social networking sites, police and other observers say.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 3, 2010
Springfield teen Rafael Montanez, 16, killed in gang-related shooting (Springfield, MA): A Springfield teen was killed Saturday night during a gang related shooting near 57 Allendale St., officials said.
Source: The Republican Date: May 2, 2010
Fresno Bulldog gang member arrested (Fresno, CA): Fresno police arrested an 18-year-old Bulldog gang member of Fresno and retrieved a gun Friday afternoon, authorities said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 2, 2010
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