Gang-Related News Articles
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29 gang members from Manchester indicted for drug and gun crimes (Pittsburgh, PA): One of Pittsburgh's most enduring street gangs saw many of its members indicted and arrested Thursday, in the second major North Side takedown in a little more than a year.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: March 4, 2011
Metro Nashville police use GPS to track gang members (Nashville, TN): Metro police have begun using GPS units typically reserved for the state's most dangerous sex offenders to track gang members.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 4, 2011
Middle school student charged with extortion (Annandale, VA): Fairfax County police have charged a 13-year-old boy with extortion after he allegedly made threats to kill a member of another teenager's family, and then offered the protection of an illegal street gang for money.
Source: The Fairfax County Times Date: March 4, 2011
Rival gangs blamed for Mission district violence (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco neighborhood known for its mix of Mexican taco shops and trendy cafes has seen a spurt of suspected gang violence over the past two weeks that has claimed one life and injured several other people.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 4, 2011
Danbury police link local burglaries to East Coast gang (Danbury, CT) : City and police officials told members of Danbury's Indian community Thursday that a recent series of residential burglaries targeting them are likely the work of a well-organized ring that has been active along the Eastern Seaboard for more than a year.
Source: The News-Times Date: March 4, 2011
Restaurant gives former gang members a second chance (Great Falls, MT): Several Great Falls residents are in Los Angeles this week to receive training and network with other community leaders to address crime prevention and other civic issues.
Source: KRTV 3 News Date: March 4, 2011
Feds arrest seven in Manatee as part of national gang sweep (Manatee County, FL) : Seven reputed gang members in Manatee County have been arrested as part of a national anti-gang sweep, officials announced Wednesday. Four of the gang members live in Bradenton, and three reside in Palmetto.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: March 3, 2011
Two held in Braintree stabbing (Braintree, MA): Police say the men responsible for a stabbing at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree and several other violent incidents last month are members of a Hyde Park street gang.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 3, 2011
National gang roundup nets 45 in Charlotte area (Charlotte, NC) : Federal agents have arrested 678 people during a two-month roundup of gang members that focused Charlotte and several other areas of the country, authorities say.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: March 3, 2011
Grant would help combat gang activity (Mount Holly, PA): The Burlington County Sheriff's Department is continuing to go after gangs, but before the agency can ratchet up its and other law enforcement's efforts to prevent and combat their activity, it needs the help of federal dollars.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: March 3, 2011
Three Nashua residents arrested in national gang sweep (Nashua, NH): Three Nashua residents were reportedly among the more than 700 people that federal, state and local police arrested over the past fortnight in one of the country’s largest-ever sweeps targeting street gangs.
Source: The Telegraph Date: March 3, 2011
Gang injunctions to be filed soon (Santa Barbara, CA): In a matter of weeks, the City of Santa Barbara is expected to file civil injunctions against 25 to 30 known adult gang members, which will bar them from associating with fellow gang members and setting foot in certain parts of town, as part of the city’s escalating enforcement effort in response to gang violence.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: March 3, 2011
Woodstock Police Service urges anti-gang bylaw (Woodstock, ON): The Woodstock Police Service is taking proactive measures to stop organized crime from getting a foothold in the Friendly City.
Source: Sentinel-Review Date: March 3, 2011
20 charged in Yonkers drug sweep (Yonkers, NY): Twenty people suspected of being street- to mid-level drug dealers, including a man charged in a July 6, 2010, west side double murder, are charged in arrest warrants with selling drugs to undercover narcotics agents in Yonkers, police announced Wednesday at a news conference.
Source: The Journal News Date: March 3, 2011
SF police respond to Mission gang violence surge (San Francisco, CA) : Police beefed up enforcement in San Francisco's Mission District on Thursday in response to a burst of stabbings and shootings that investigators blame on the long-running rivalry between the Norteños and Sureños street gangs.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 3, 2011
Latin King rules: Pay dues, carry guns (Chicago, IL): On the surface it reads like a rule book for a kids' club, filled with misspelled words and calling for dues and loyalty. But the dues were for funerals and loyalty demanded they carry handguns.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 3, 2011
Federal appeals court upholds convictions of Syracuse gang members under federal racketeering law (Syracuse, NY): A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of five members of the Elk Block street gang in Syracuse — the second gang prosecuted under a law designed to combat organized crime.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: March 3, 2011
Burlco sheriff applies for three-year grant to fund anti-gang project (Burlington County, NJ): Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield has applied for a three-year $750,000 federal grant to fund a comprehensive anti-gang project, it was announced Wednesday.
Source: Courier Post-Online Date: March 3, 2011
Police use Facebook to nab gang bangers (Montgomery County, MD): Social networking sites like Facebook have proven popular for talking to friends and meeting people. Now, police in Montgomery County say it's also one of their newest tools in gaining crucial information on area gang activity.
Source: WUSA 9 News Date: March 3, 2011
Attorney general sets sights on curbing gangs (Tacoma, WA): There is a moment crystallized in Attorney General Rob McKenna's memory when he first realized that Washington had a gang problem.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 2, 2011
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