Gang-Related News Articles
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Plainfield gang investigation follow-up nets five suspects (Plainfield, NJ): New Jersey State Police and Plainfield Police Department arrested five people in a follow up of a 2008 investigation. Two of the five were wanted on indictments for illegally selling firearms including assault weapons.
Source: NJ TODAY Date: May 6, 2010
Latest Long Beach murder believed to be gang-related (Long Beach, CA): Police are investigating the city's third homicide in as many days, and the second believed to be tied to gang violence.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: May 6, 2010
Gang sweep leads to 11 arrests (Denver, CO): Almost a dozen members or associates of two street gangs were arrested during a five-day sweep conducted in northern Colorado by federal and local law enforcement agencies.
Source: The Denver Post Date: May 5, 2010
Two juveniles plead guilty to weapons charges in large alleged gang murder case (Hudson County, NJ): Two juveniles have pleaded guilty to charges filed in the crackdown on 52 Hoover Street Gangsta Crips based in Jersey City's Booker T. Washington housing complex and they have provided statements incriminating others arrested in the case, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: May 5, 2010
Four charged in Madison as manhunt stretches across country (Groves, TX): Authorities in Texas late Tuesday were looking for the man Madison police say shot and killed a rival gang member last week outside a Fordem Avenue business.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 5, 2010
Gang expert: East Side shooting an unusual incident (Madison, WI): The victim of a Madison shooting last week and his accused killer are members of West Coast-affiliated Latino gangs that are violent rivals in Los Angeles but usually work together once they migrate to other parts of the country, according to a national gang expert.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 5, 2010
Five Plainfield residents arrested in gang crackdown follow-up (Plainfield, NJ): Five people have been arrested in a follow-up to Operation Five Spot, a 2008 crackdown on gang activity in the city.
Source: Courier News Date: May 5, 2010
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
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