Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangs force Oklahoma prison lockdown (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma prison officials said Friday they imposed lockdowns at a pair of state prisons after two inmates were stabbed and several others were injured in a series of gang attacks that appeared coordinated.
Source: The News-Times Date: September 3, 2010
D.C. gang statute faces first test in 2008 shooting case (Washington, DC): A new District law aimed at curtailing violent crime among local gangs will be tested in D.C. Superior Court in the coming days, as a jury hears evidence in the 2008 shooting death of a man who prosecutors say was killed in Northeast Washington in retaliation by a rival gang.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 3, 2010
Gang member tells others: 'Put the guns down' (Chicago, IL): Christopher Barbee was among a handful of reputed gang members summoned last month to a meeting with Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis and other local and federal law enforcement officials.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 3, 2010
Suspected gang member arrested (Decatur, GA): The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says a suspected gang member has been arrested.
Source: FOX 5 News Date: September 3, 2010
Eight people arrested in S.C. gang enforcement action (Columbia, SC): Eight associates of the Surenos 13 gang are facing new criminal charges or removal from the United States, following a joint anti-gang enforcement action Wednesday led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Columbia, the York County Sheriff's Office and the Rock Hill Police Department.
Source: WBTW News 13 Date: September 3, 2010
Crime commission sets out to rid city of gangs (Wichita, KS) : The Wichita Crime Commission has launched gangfreewichita.org, new gang awareness initiative. The goal of the new project is to educate the community on gangs and the dangers they impose as they prey on our youth.
Source: KAKE News Date: September 3, 2010
Neighbors, city push for solutions to gang battle (Portland, OR): Mayor Sam Adams showed up at the city’s long-running gang violence task force Friday morning, two weeks after outreach worker John Canda called him out for his not attending the regular meetings.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: September 3, 2010
Fresno police shoot, kill gang member (Fresno, CA): Three undercover Fresno police officers shot and killed a 19-year-old Bulldog gang member Friday night in central Fresno. Police said the man was a suspect in a robbery and shooting Thursday morning.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: September 3, 2010
Gang-fight reported at Connell prison (Connell, WA): Coyote Ridge Corrections Center staff members stopped a gang-related fight Thursday night before anyone was hurt.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: September 3, 2010
Rapper banned from Colton apartments (San Bernardino, CA): A San Bernardino Superior Court judge has ruled that Lawrence White, a rapper who at one time performed under the stage name "40 Glocc," is banned from the Arbor Terrace Apartments under a 2008 gang injunction.
Source: The Sun Date: September 3, 2010
Chicago police chief criticized for 'gang summit' (Chicago, IL): The idea seemed simple though bold: Call reputed gang leaders to a meeting with top police and federal prosecutors and deliver an ultimatum to end killings in the nation's third-largest city.
Source: The Associated Press Date: September 2, 2010
Shooting near Union Station had drug gang connection (St. Louis, MO): It was an explosion of violence in an area not accustomed to it. The fatal shootings May 8, 2009, of three men in an SUV outside Union Station shocked the community, raised calls for an end to the violence and concerns for the safety of the tourist and shopping destination west of downtown.
Source: Post-Dispatch Date: September 2, 2010
ATF agent OK after being shot during gang sweep in southeast Dallas (Dallas, TX): A federal agent was shot this morning as he and a team of officers from Dallas police , the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration served warrants on suspected gang members in far southeast Dallas.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: September 2, 2010
High level "C-14" gang member charged with re-entering U.S. (Madison, WI): A man who police said was planning to retaliate for the murder of a street gang member in Madison was charged Wednesday with re-entering the U.S. after being deported.
Source: WTAQ News Date: September 2, 2010
What is the RICO law? (Chicago, IL): Chicago police say prosecutors would charge gang leaders under what's called the RICO law. What is the law and can the threatened legal action work?
Source: WLS 7 News Date: September 2, 2010
Teen boy killed in gang-related slaying on South Side (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old boy was approached by at least two offenders and fatally wounded in what police say was a gang-related slaying Thursday afternoon in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 2, 2010
Court finds rap artist Lawrence White (40 Glocc) subject to gang injunction (Colton, CA): Since Fall 2008, Colton City Crips criminal street gang has been subject to a gang injunction designed to protect the residents of Arbor Terrace Apartments in Colton from the gang's drug sales, violence and other nuisance behavior. Trial was held in June 2010 to determine whether rap artist Lawrence White, whose stage name was 40 Glocc, should be subject to the injunction.
Source: Highland Community News Date: September 2, 2010
Dozens of high-ranking gang members arrested (Watsonville, CA): A high-ranking Watsonville gang member was among dozens arrested Tuesday in an operation aimed at tackling drug sales, weapons distribution and the collection of "taxes" from other gang members by the Nuestra Familia gang.
Source: Register-Pajaronian Date: September 1, 2010
34 arrests made in South Valley street gang sweep (Fresno, CA): Dozens of gang members are off the streets of the South Valley, following what officers are calling a "historic crime sweep." On Tuesday, federal and local agents announced the results of operation "Street Sweeper", an operation which targeted a high profile gang that takes many of its orders from inside prison.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: September 1, 2010
Norfolk churchgoers aim to reclaim unsafe streets (Norfolk, VA): Conscious of recent crimes in their neighborhood, members of two churches took to the streets Sunday evening to pray for the community and reach out to neighbors.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: August 31, 2010
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