Gang-Related News Articles
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Farr endorses Measure K in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A new tax measure designed primarily to add new police officers would help show federal and state officials that Salinas is committed to battling the gang violence problem, according to Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 6, 2009
Gang members plead guilty in robberies (Camden, NJ): Two reputed gang members, including one charged with the gang-related murder of a Willingboro man, have pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a string of bank robberies last year.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: October 6, 2009
Mexican mafia type extortion crosses the border into USA (Washington, DC): According to a DEA operative in the L.A. area who insists on remaining anonymous told the U.S. Border Fire Report that businesses along the dangerous U.S. Mexican border from Texas to California have been the victims of extortion attempts and threats.
Source: BigNews.biz Date: October 6, 2009
Officials see rising gang threat in Illinois (Peoria, IL): Lawmakers, local law enforcement and Peoria's mayor on Tuesday made a public push for legislation to remedy an embarrassing statistic: Illinois has the highest ratio of criminal gang members per capita.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: October 6, 2009
Police arrest two in Tulare shooting (Tulare, CA): Isabel Rodriguez said something didn't feel right about the car driving past her west Tulare home. "I had a bad feeling," she said. "They kept passing by."
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: October 6, 2009
Morgan Hill records its first homicide in four years (Morgan Hill, CA): After a jump in deadly violence in the city over the weekend, Morgan Hill police on Monday increased patrols to try to stem the escalation of gang warfare — and asked San Jose's special police unit for help.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 5, 2009
"Known gang members" charged in firebombings (Chattanooga, TN): An investigation into some recent firebombings has led to the arrests of known gang members, Chattanooga Police said Monday.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: October 5, 2009
Gangs are focus of special DA unit (Tulsa County, OK): Gang violence in Tulsa County has led prosecutors to create a specialized unit to target gang members and strengthen cases against them, officials said.
Source: Tulsa World Date: October 5, 2009
Street gang member held for deportation (Naples, FL): Collier County sheriff’s deputies on Friday arrested a Fort Myers man they say has a history of gang-related activity and is in the country illegally.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: October 4, 2009
Man, 33, shot to death in gang-related attack, police say (Hollywood, CA): A 33-year-old man was killed Saturday in a gang-related shooting in East Hollywood, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 4, 2009
Juggalos: Family or gang? (Salt Lake City, UT): Jeremy "Sheriff" Udy found his niche in the world when he discovered the Insane Clown Posse. When Udy heard the Detroit-based rap group as they came on the music scene in the early 1990s, he was drawn to their raw lyrics about life, love and violence.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 3, 2009
Gang fight leads to stabbing in downtown Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): Two teenagers were wounded in an apparent gang-related fight near downtown Santa Cruz Friday afternoon.
Source: KION 46 News Date: October 3, 2009
Federal funding to benefit water and youth projects (Santa Barbara County, CA): Recently announced federal funding to the tune of $2.5 million will aid local officials with various water projects as well as a juvenile justice and delinquency program.
Source: The Daily Sound Date: October 3, 2009
Arrest warrants net gang suspects in Butte, Glenn, Tehama counties (Chico, CA): As many as five search warrants served in Orland, Hamilton City, Corning and the Chico area Thursday resulted in multiple arrests of documented gang members for suspected drug sales.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: October 2, 2009
Fla. gang members accused in crime ring (Lantana, FL): A group of gang members around Lantana, Fla., allegedly took part in crimes ranging from murder-for-hire to weapons sales, court documents indicate.
Source: United Press International Date: October 1, 2009
Feds indict alleged boss of Latin Kings, 17 others (Chicago, IL): An alleged leader of Chicago's Latin Kings street gang has been indicted with 17 others in connection with a large-scale drug-selling operation that used murder and extortion to protect its turf and silence informants, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 1, 2009
Cambridge cops investigate three stabbings (Cambridge, MA): Police said gang members stabbed a 16-year-old boy in the neck as he walked along Broadway last Friday afternoon in one of three knife attacks in four days in Cambridge last week.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle Date: October 1, 2009
16 arrested in San Gabriel Valley gang sweep (San Gabriel, CA): Authorities say they arrested 16 members and associates of the Lomas street gang in a sweep this morning across the San Gabriel Valley.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 1, 2009
Raid targets Victorville gang (Victorville, CA): Nearly 100 members of a local Hispanic gang with ties to the Mexican Mafia were targeted in a two-year investigation that culminated Thursday in a sweep that spanned two counties.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts Date: October 1, 2009
Authorities arrest 20 in West Texas gang bust (Big Spring, TX): Federal agents and local officers have arrested 20 people in a three-day operation targeting gang members in the West Texas town of Big Spring.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: October 1, 2009
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