Gang-Related News Articles
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Violent adult street gang arrested after 10-year investigation, say Uvalde police (San Antonio, TX) : It was a year of intensive work, but a task force of specialized law enforcement agents claim they have caught their man...or, in this case, their family.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: February 9, 2011
Two alleged Las Vegas gang members indicted in national sweep (Las Vegas, NV): Two alleged gang members in Las Vegas were indicted on drug charges as part of a national campaign against street gangs by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: February 9, 2011
Long Beach Police confiscate weapons, arrest thirteen in gang takedown (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach Police today confiscated several weapons and arrested 13 people in an early-morning gang takedown aimed at one of the city's most notorious street gangs, the East Side Longos.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: February 9, 2011
Chandler police searching for teenager in gang-related shooting (Chandler, AZ): Chandler police are looking for a 17-year-old boy wanted in connection to a gang-related shooting behind a Little Caesar's pizzeria that left a 19-year-old man hospitalized on Saturday night.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: February 9, 2011
Unsolved Lorain murders gang related, reports say (Elyria, OH): A Lorain man, arrested Feb. 4 after his home was raided, is suspected of being a major Westside gang member and could be connected to unsolved homicides in the city, according to court documents unsealed today.
Source: The Morning Journal Date: February 9, 2011
Mission shooting gang related, though victim wasn't in a gang (San Francisco, CA): A shooting Monday morning in San Francisco's Mission District appears to have been gang-related, police said Tuesday.
Source: The San Francisco Appeal Date: February 9, 2011
Long Beach police confiscate weapons, arrest thirteen in gang takedown (Long Beach, CA) : Long Beach Police today confiscated several weapons and arrested 13 people in an early-morning gang takedown aimed at one of the city's most notorious street gangs, the East Side Longos.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: February 9, 2011
Judge grants historic injunction for DA's war on gangs (Houston, TX): A judge Monday granted the District Attorney's Office request for Harris County's first civil injunction to permanently ban criminal gang activity around a crime-infested apartment complex in the Northeast Harris County area.
Source: The Cypress Times Date: February 8, 2011
Columbia sees spike in gang-related crimes (Columbia, MO): When Douglass High School student Alonzo Stevens was arrested Jan. 25 in connection with two earlier shootings, the Columbia Police Department suspected gang activity.
Source: The Maneater Date: February 8, 2011
Court examines restrictions on Ogden Trece gang (Ogden, UT): Utah’s first gang injunction moved closer to trial Tuesday, with defense attorneys arguing their clients’ rights are being violated and prosecutors claiming the defendants retain plenty of freedom.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 8, 2011
'Valadez law' not as tough on armed gang-bangers as advertised (Chicago, IL): In the wake of a Chicago Police officer’s murder in 2009, Gov. Quinn signed a law to get tough on armed street gang members.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 8, 2011
34 linked to gangs prosecuted in Winnebago County (Rockford, IL): The Winnebago County state’s attorney’s office last year prosecuted 34 people with gang affiliations who were sentenced to a combined 383 years in prison.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: February 8, 2011
11 Austin-area gang members nabbed in drug bust, officials say (Austin, TX): Law enforcement officials said Tuesday that 11 Austin-area Texas Syndicate gang members have been arrested after a yearlong investigation into the state prison gang.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: February 8, 2011
Gangland in SW Florida (Fort Myers, FL): On the surface, it's just spray paint scribbles on the back of a manufactured home in Immokalee. But look closer and you'll see turf wars played out in red and blue paint. Gangs slash out one another's symbols, guns blast and obscenities blare from the weathered aluminum.
Source: The News-Press Date: February 7, 2011
Latin Kings gang leader pleads guilty in racketeering case (Baltimore, MD): Brandon Smith, a/k/a Little One and King Little One, pleaded guilty today in Baltimore to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member and leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, according to a report obtained by the Organized Crime Committee of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.
Source: Examiner Date: February 7, 2011
Asian Boyz gang leader had role in eight 1990s killings (Los Angeles, CA): A former leader of a gang known as the Asian Boyz, who fled to the Philippines for 10 years after playing a part in the deaths of eight people in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, should be convicted of murder and other felonies, a prosecutor told a jury today.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 7, 2011
Huntsville Police educates community on gang activity (Huntsville, AL): Huntsville Police show showed WHNT NEWS 19 the indicators. The bling, weapons, and even bandanas are out there. All suggest gang activity exists in the Rocket City.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19 Date: February 7, 2011
'Enough is Enough' worried about another possibly gang-related murder in Fort Pierce as three detectives investigate (Fort Pierce, FL): Three police detectives now are assigned to the latest possibly gang-related murder that is unnerving residents. It is the second such day since Nov. 14, when three people died in separate incidents.
Source: TCPalm Date: February 7, 2011
Whatcom County officials alarmed over increasing gang activity (Bellingham, WA) : On Jan. 13, Texas Street residents reported shots fired from a maroon Ford Taurus toward a group of people standing on the street. One person from that group returned fire. No one was hit in the exchange.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: February 6, 2011
As Somali gangs evolve, so does enforcement (Minneapolis, MN): The girl was 12 when the gangsters told her the rule: They would sell her for sex to men outside the gang, but members of the Somali Outlaws or the Somali Mafia would use her for free.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 6, 2011
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