Gang-Related News Articles
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Slain teen tried to leave gang (Stockton, CA): A 14-year-old boy beaten, kicked and stomped to death by at least seven others near Panella Park earlier this month drew the group's resentment because he wanted out of his street gang, the victim's relative told investigators.
Source: The Record Date: August 24, 2010
Alleged gang members arrested outside Laney classroom (Oakland, CA): Two men were arrested Monday at Laney College in Oakland after being found with guns in their backpacks as they were leaving a classroom, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 24, 2010
ICE operation nets over 100 arrests related to gang activity (Phoenix, AZ): Over 100 suspects with ties to 19 difference street gangs are now behind bars facing criminal charges related gang activity and possible deportation.
Source: KTVK-3TV News Date: August 24, 2010
Four arrested in street gang crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): Four alleged members and associates of the Watts-based Bounty Hunter Bloods street gang were arrested on Tuesday on federal narcotics charges, capping a two-year investigation.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News Date: August 24, 2010
Three arrested for gang-related shooting in Las Lomas (Las Lomas, CA): Three Las Lomas teenagers were arrested Tuesday in connection with a gang-related shooting in North Monterey County on Aug. 8, the Monterey County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 24, 2010
Attorneys question if ICE deportations are valid (Spanish Fork, UT): As Milton Salazar-Gomez was driving to work in early August, he saw red and blue lights in his rear-view mirror and pulled over. He handed the Utah County sheriff’s deputy his driving privilege card after the deputy told him that his car’s registration had expired.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 23, 2010
Guardian Angels try to help control gang problem in Portland (Portland, OR): Citizens who call themselves the Guardian Angels are on patrol in Northeast Portland to try and do their part to control gang problems in the area.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: August 23, 2010
Law enforcement agencies converge in Oakland for two-day Gang Summit (Oakland, CA): Several agencies are coming together this week to develop a plan to fight gang violence in the city. Oakland police were inspired by the success of the Salinas Police Department's work with state and federal law enforcement agencies in reducing violent street gangs. In 2008 and 2009, Salinas saw 53 gang-related murders. The city has had four gang-related slayings so far this year.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: August 23, 2010
Moreno Valley considers adding anti-gang unit officers (Moreno Valley, CA): Because of a surge in violence, the Moreno Valley City Council will vote tonight on whether to fund three new gang-prevention officers through a surplus in the Police Department budget.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: August 23, 2010
Resource officers keep schools safe, build rapport with students (Haines City, FL): The students go back to school Monday, and so do the school cops. Police officers have been assigned to all public high schools, middle schools and even the elementary schools in Polk County since the early 1980s.
Source: News Chief Date: August 22, 2010
Gangs growing in small towns (Hattiesburg, MS): Carved out of the dense pine forests of rural Perry County, the town of Beaumont is sandwiched between the Leaf River and the DeSoto National Forest.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: August 22, 2010
Latin Kings' bust is one part of a much bigger anti-gang challenge (Bethlehem, PA): The arrests of 39 alleged Latin Kings gang members and their associates last month in a bold sweep of their territory across the Lehigh Valley put a dent in the Chicago-based gang's local presence.
Source: The Express-Times Date: August 22, 2010
American gangs have been around for at least 150 years (Bethlehem, PA): Gangs in America are nothing new. City street gangs originated at least as far back as the 1850s. Immigrants such as the Irish, Italians, Jews and many others who faced humiliation, lackluster employment opportunities or harassment formed legions of gangs such as the Dead Rabbits, the Market Street Gang, the Yiddish Black Hand and many, many others.
Source: The Express-Times Date: August 22, 2010
Second alleged gang member re-arrested in Lake Worth, third sought (Lake Worth, FL): A second gang member was back in jail Saturday after being mistakenly released by authorities on Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: August 21, 2010
Crackdown on gangs in N.E. leads to 47 arrests, 22 in Mass. (Boston, MA): A three-month investigation by a team of 20 law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 47 alleged gang members in New England, including more than 22 in Massachusetts, federal officials announced yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 21, 2010
Sweep exposes presence of violent MS-13 gang in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): Two alleged MS-13 members were apprehended this week in New Bedford during a regional sweep of gang-affiliated legal and illegal immigrants, raising concerns that the violent Central American gang is taking root in the city.
Source: South Coast Today Date: August 21, 2010
Four gang members arrested (Modesto, CA): Investigators on Thursday arrested four gang members suspected of robbing cash from two Modesto convenience stores at gunpoint in the past week, police said Friday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: August 21, 2010
FBI, Monterey County gang task force to get 'Operation Center' (Salinas, CA): Monterey County law enforcement agencies and their state and federal partners may soon have their own headquarters to combat the area's gang activity.
Source: The Californian Date: August 21, 2010
Kearns home shot in possible gang-related incident (Kearns, UT): Members of the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit were looking Friday night for a gunman who fired at least six rounds into a known gang house.
Source: Deseret News Date: August 21, 2010
24 with gang links arrested in Maine cities during sweep (Portland, ME): Twenty-four people have been arrested in Maine as part of a regional action against gangs led by federal immigration authorities.
Source: Portland Press Herald Date: August 21, 2010
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