Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang crime rising in Tri-Cities, no money to come from state (Kennewick, WA): Hearing of gang crime is no longer a surprise in the Tri-Cities. Kennewick locals have become accustomed to it.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: March 11, 2011
Gang sweep rounds up 31 on outstanding warrants (Hidalgo County, TX): The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 31 gang members as part of its ongoing Operation Street Sweep, which is aimed at taking gang members off the streets.
Source: The Monitor Date: March 11, 2011
Drug raids lead to gang arrests in Longview (Longview, TX): On 3-10-2011, at approximately 10 a.m., local authorities, along with Longview Police Department's Special Investigative Unit, SWAT, County Organized Drug Enforcement Officers and Agents from the DEA conducted raids at six locations throughout Longview.
Source: KLTV 7 News Date: March 11, 2011
Visalia gang member guilty of two murders (Visalia, CA): A 34-year-old Visalia man was found guilty Friday of murdering two people while they sat in a car. Joseph Florez is a long-time Norteño gang member and the highest-ranking gang member in the Tulare County jail system, according to the Tulare County District Attorney's Office. The murders were gang-motivated, a news release said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 11, 2011
Shootings lend sense of urgency to gang summit (Chattanooga, TN): Five people have been shot — one of them fatally — in the last week, and advocates are calling on the Chattanooga community to pull together to stop the bloodshed.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 10, 2011
Montgomery County Police differ internally on how to count gang homicides (Montgomery County, MD): As Montgomery County Police officials prepare the 2010 annual crime statistics report, views differ internally on how homicides involving gang members should be counted.
Source: RockvillePatch Date: March 10, 2011
Gang members suspected of robbing T.O. homes (Thousand Oaks, CA): Several arrests have been made in connection with burglaries that have occurred in Thousand Oaks over the past two years. According to the Thousand Oaks Police Department, a group of burglars from an Oxnard street gang have been linked to residential burglaries dating back to 2009.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn Date: March 10, 2011
Seven San Mateo County inmates charged in gang-related jail beating (Redwood City, CA): Seven inmates who prosecutors say are Norteño gang members pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of assaulting a rival Sureño gang member inside San Mateo County's main jail in Redwood City.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 10, 2011
Teen arrested in shooting outside Antioch High (Antioch, CA): Police arrested a 15-year-old Antioch resident who they say admitted pulling the trigger in a gang-related shooting outside Antioch High School on Thursday afternoon.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 10, 2011
Gang beatdown video shown to jury (Chicago, IL): The beating officially started with a quick crack to the back of the gang member’s head. And then about 15 others descended, punching and kicking him for two minutes.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 10, 2011
Church hosting gang prevention workshop (Suffolk, VA): A local church is working toward a solution for the issue of gang violence. "This whole thing is about prevention," said Felecia Anderson, director of children’s ministry at Pleasant Union Baptist Church and organizer of the event. "In order to prevent gang activity, you need to be aware of what’s in the city of Suffolk and the community you may live in."
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: March 10, 2011
Charges dropped in massive MS-13 gang bust (Aurora, CO): Two years after federal authorities announced firearms and drug charges against 20 people accused of being members of a violent street gang, the charges have been dropped.
Source: Aurora Sentinel Date: March 10, 2011
Two Sacramento gang members convicted in Halloween party slaying (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento jury today convicted two members of a North Highlands street gang of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 2008 Halloween Night party host.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: March 10, 2011
Gang members indicted for shooting at man in front of school bus (Prospect Heights, IL): Two northwest suburban gang members were indicted Thursday on charges alleging they beat and shot at a man in plain view of students getting off a school bus last month.
Source: CBS 2 Chicago Date: March 10, 2011
Chicago gang members were River Forest car burglars (Chicago, IL): A pair of Chicago street gang members have been charged in connection with recent car burglaries in River Forest, police said.
Source: OakPark-RiverForestPatch Date: March 9, 2011
Father Greg Boyle receives Loaves & Fishes Award for gang outreach (San Francisco, CA): In nearly 25 years of building what is now the nation’s largest gang intervention and re-entry program, Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Jesuit Father Greg Boyle has never met anyone who was seeking something when he joined a gang.
Source: Catholic San Francisco Date: March 9, 2011
Gangs plaguing Harlem inspires 'Safety Knights' to patrol streets (Harlem, NY) : An explosion of gangs in Harlem has prompted a prominent city educator to put a team of monitors on the streets so students can walk home safely. Harlem Children's Zone President Geoffrey Canada has deployed "Safety Knights" on a 10-block stretch of upper Fifth Ave. so students in the organization's after-school programs can walk home without worrying about crossing paths with gang members.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 9, 2011
Gunshot turns up other evidence (Prince George, BC): Someone sent a message on Moyie Street, Monday. It was sent down the barrel of a gun. Nobody was apparently injured in the incident, but police believe the single blast was connected to local gang activity.
Source: The Prince George Citizen Date: March 9, 2011
Nine arrested in High Desert gang sweep (San Bernardino, CA): Nine people have been arrested in a gang sweep by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies spanning the High Desert, Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.
Source: The Sun Date: March 9, 2011
35 Mexico gang members indicted including 10 tied to envoy killings (Washington, DC): Thirty-five members and associates of the Barrio Azteca gang were indicted Wednesday on charges of racketeering, murder, drug offenses, money laundering and obstruction of justice, including 10 Mexican nationals accused in the March 13 killings in Mexico of U.S. Consulate employee Leslie Ann Enriquez Catton; her husband, Arthur Redelfs, and Jorge Alberto Salcido Ceniceros, husband of a U.S. Consulate employee.
Source: The Washington Times Date: March 9, 2011
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