Gang-Related News Articles
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Trial dates reset for accused Tacoma Hilltop Crips gang members (Tacoma, WA): A Pierce County judge on Tuesday set new trial dates for the remaining 19 defendants charged in a law enforcement crackdown on the Hilltop Crips street gang.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 2, 2010
Gang members outnumber police in Royal City (Royal City, WA): The drive-by shooting that critically wounded a 10-year-old boy highlights the gang problem in the Grant County town of Royal City.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: June 2, 2010
Bloods gang members went to Brooklyn school to recruit underage girls as hookers (Brooklyn, NY): Brooklyn prosecutors have busted Bloods gang members on charges of running several sex trafficking rings that recruited girls from junior high schools, the Daily News has learned.
Source: New York Daily News Date: June 2, 2010
Fresno police ramping up gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): The Fresno Police Department is adjusting their tactics after a violent weekend. Four people have been killed since last Wednesday with three of those murders occurring over the holiday weekend.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: June 2, 2010
Salinas' Operation Ceasefire sets its sights on young gang members (Salinas, CA): Citing recent violent crimes committed by young gang members, the Salinas police said its first all-juvenile Operation Ceasefire call-in is in the works.
Source: The Californian Date: June 2, 2010
Police rely on injunctions to curb gang activity (Los Angeles, CA): College student Christian Rodriguez was heading home from his girlfriend's house when two police officers threw him face-down on the ground, clapped him in handcuffs and arrested him.
Source: The Associated Press Date: June 2, 2010
MS13 gang leader to be deported (Santa Cruz, CA): A Salvadoran national suspected of being a high-ranking member of a violent street gang was arrested Friday by Santa Cruz police and federal authorities, and likely will be deported, officials announced Wednesday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 2, 2010
Man wounded in gang-related shooting near Monrovia (Monrovia, CA): Detectives believe a shooting that left a man with bullet wounds in both legs may have been gang related, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: June 2, 2010
Police call Yakima shooting a gang execution (Yakima, WA): Yakima Police Chief Sam Granato says an 18-year-old who was shot to death Sunday in front of his home was executed by rival gang members as he begged for his life.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: June 1, 2010
10-year-old boy critically wounded in Royal City (Spokane, WA): A 10-year-old boy who was shot in the head in a gang shooting in Royal City is reported in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 1, 2010
Office on Youth, city police departments get $27,000 grant for gang prevention (Waynesboro, VA): The City of Staunton and the City of Waynesboro will receive over $27,000 to fund gang prevention efforts in the area.
Source: The News Leader Date: June 1, 2010
Gang members charged after shootout (Nashville, TN): Three confirmed gang members are facing misdemeanor weapons and trespassing charges after they were involved in a shootout Tuesday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: June 1, 2010
Nashville police set to enforce broader public nuisance law against gangs (Nashville, TN): Metro police are ready to roll out their latest weapons in the war on gangs: people and paper. The department recently added a third team to its Gang Unit — a sergeant and six more detectives — to go after the estimated 2,500 gang members in the Nashville area.
Source: The Tennessean Date: May 31, 2010
Video offers ways to get out of gangs (San Marcos, CA): A video featuring the stories of gang members who found a way out of the destructive lifestyle was unveiled last week at Cal State San Marcos during a summit on North County gang activity.
Source: North County Times Date: May 30, 2010
Teen shot in the head in Santa Ana dies (Santa Ana, CA): A 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head two weeks ago became the latest victim of gang violence when he was removed from life support Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 30, 2010
Teen shot after suspects yell gang slogans (Chicago, IL): A teen was shot in the leg early Sunday in the South Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood after suspects shouted gang slogans.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 30, 2010
Charlotte ICE gang operation yields 12 arrests (Charlotte, NC): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents assigned to the Charlotte Gang Unit continue making arrests in North Carolina with its recent weekend effort yielding 12 arrests and the seizure of cocaine, marijuana and brass knuckles.
Source: Borderfire Report Date: May 29, 2010
Suspected gang leader nabbed in Tampa ICE raid (Tampa, FL): While Mario Rangel slept, a team of federal agents planned how they were going to take him down. Rangel, who has twice been deported, is in the country illegally from Mexico.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: May 29, 2010
Judge signals OK for Oakland gang injunction (Oakland, CA): An Alameda County judge signaled Thursday that he will approve Oakland's first gang injunction, a legal order that would prohibit 15 alleged gang members from gathering in a neighborhood that police say is overrun by violence.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 28, 2010
Gang-related feuds driving murder rate higher in Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): Hours after he fell to the ground clutching his stomach near Lake Calhoun, Derrick Martin became more than the latest Minneapolis homicide victim.
Source: Scripps Howard News Service Date: May 28, 2010
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