Gang-Related News Articles
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Chicago gang sweep, gang killing charge, Aurora murder investigation (Chicago, IL): Chicago police arrested 54 people in a drug and gang sweep across the city's south side on Thursday.
Source: Examiner Date: June 19, 2010
'Gang members' arrested after a non-injury shooting incident involving Visalia police officer (Visalia, CA): Two men described by Visalia police as “validated gang members” — one of them suspected of firing a weapon in the direction of a Visalia Police Department officer — were arrested late Friday night, police reported.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 19, 2010
Fresno gang member arrested in threat (Fresno, CA): A 21-year-old gang member was arrested Friday after he threatened to shoot a rival gang member in the head, according to Fresno police.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 19, 2010
Immigration sweep nets suburban residents (Chicago, IL): A government sweep targeting illegal immigrants suspected of having ties to street gangs resulted in 26 arrests, including several suburban residents, this week.
Source: Daily Herald Date: June 18, 2010
Anti-police fliers found near site of Santa Cruz gang homicide draw concern, speculation (Santa Cruz, CA): An apartment complex manager found inflammatory fliers Wednesday morning posted just down the block from where gang members killed a Santa Cruz High School student last fall.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 18, 2010
Six alleged gang members indicted (Newport News, VA): A grand jury has indicted six alleged "Dump Squad" gang members Wednesday, according to the Unites States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: June 18, 2010
Newark-based drug bust linked to Bloods gang nets 40 (Newark, NJ): Forty people have been charged in an investigation into a city-based network of drug dealers linked to the Bloods gang, authorities announced today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 17, 2010
Salinas gang task force cut in half (Salinas, CA): As Salinas police prepare to cut their specialized gang team in half, Chief Louis Fetherolf said he hopes a state-led narcotics task force will fill some of the gaps — although that project has been slowed by local delays getting the paperwork in order.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 17, 2010
Othello considers gang ordinance (Othello, WA): Othello City Council listened to testimony about gang violence and were presented with a proposed ordinance to deal with gangs.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: June 17, 2010
Search continues in gang-related shootings (Redding, CA): Redding Police continued Thursday to look for four suspects in three separate gang-related shootings in the city this month.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: June 17, 2010
Task force hits tagging crew that left graffiti in Rosemead, El Monte and Whittier (Rosemead, CA): A yearlong investigation by a multiagency task force resulted Wednesday in the arrests of 15 tagging crew members who scrawled their "OCP" moniker in Rosemead, El Monte, Whittier and dozens of other cities, authorities said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: June 17, 2010
A strategy on gangs: Know who they are (Boston, MA): After a violent spring in which five people 15 and under have been shot in Boston, police girding for a potentially bloody summer are stepping up a campaign to help parents and teachers spot warning signs that young people may be members of gangs.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 16, 2010
Gillibrand: $1B to combat gangs (Albany, NY): Proposed federal legislation and $1 billion in grants will help the greater Capital Region battle more than 3,500 gang members and help 125,000 victims of drug abuse fueled by their activities, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said.
Source: Times Union Date: June 16, 2010
Police, federal agents arrest 13 gang members in drug busts (Greeley, CO): In a fast-moving drug and gang raid early Tuesday, Greeley police and federal agents arrested 13 gang members accused of connections to a drug operation with supplies coming from Mexico.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: June 16, 2010
New gang may have started in Tracy prison (Tracy, CA): State prison officials have traced the genesis of a new gang to Tracy's Deuel Vocational Institution. The Northern Riders first gained attention in 2000 when a founding member made a brazen declaration of war in a yard at Deuel.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 16, 2010
Chino street gang indicted on drug charges (Chino, CA): A federal indictment, unsealed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, charges 21 members of a Chino street gang with being part of a drug distribution ring with ties to the Mexican Mafia prison gang.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: June 16, 2010
Cabrini-Green area gang members arrested for drug trafficking after three year police investigation (Chicago, IL): Eight known or suspected members of the Gangster Disciples street gang were arrested early on Tuesday, culminating a nearly three-year investigation into drug trafficking in and around the Cabrini-Green housing project on Chicago’s Near North Side, the FBI and Chicago police announced on Wednesday.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News Date: June 16, 2010
Gang member, 17, faces vandalism charges (Ramona, CA): A 17-year-old Ramona gang member is charged with vandalizing five Main Street businesses in May, reports Deputy Tom Seiver with the sheriff’s Ramona Substation.
Source: Ramona Sentinel Date: June 16, 2010
Watsonville police track down fourth suspect in Santa Cruz gang slaying (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police arrested a gang member Tuesday afternoon who Santa Cruz police had been looking for in connection with the stabbing death of a 16-year-old high school student last fall.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 16, 2010
Gang crimes drop in Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): Criminal gang activity in North Carolina's Capital City was down by more than 40 percent last year, according to a report released on Monday by the Raleigh Police Department's Gang Unit.
Source: The News & Observer Date: June 15, 2010
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