Gang-Related News Articles
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Springfield Police arrest "dangerous" alleged gang member on drug charges (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police Commissioner William Fitchet is praising his officers in the wake of the drug-related arrest of an alleged gang member who police say pointed a loaded gun at a man's head and made him beg for his life.
Source: WGGB News Date: October 1, 2009
Gang member killed in Yakima drive-by (Yakima, WA): Police say the 17-year-old killed Tuesday night in Yakima was a known gang member, and the drive-by shooting is being investigated as gang-related.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: September 30, 2009
Va. father, daughter charged with gang recruiting (Fairfax, VA): Fairfax City police have charged a Prince William County father and his 17-year-old daughter with recruiting students to a gang.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: September 30, 2009
Deputies claim limited victories in war on local gangs (Industry, CA): The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday claimed a number of victories in the war on gang violence.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: September 30, 2009
Gang sweep results in 76 arrests (Salt Lake City, UT): A two-month gang-enforcement operation netted 76 people who are now facing deportation or criminal charges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 30, 2009
Gang member fined $4.5 million, sentenced (Houston, TX): A reputed gang member was sentenced to federal prison and must forfeit more than $4.5 million for his role in a drug trafficking operation that has links to the Houston area.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: September 29, 2009
Gang leader gets 20 years (Honolulu, HI): A teenager who Honolulu police say is the leader of a gang whose members are responsible for two freeway shootings, an armed home-invasion robbery and other crimes has agreed to a 20-year prison term in a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin Date: September 29, 2009
Suffolk anti-gang unit arrests 52 in five weeks (Suffolk, NY): Suffolk police's newly reorganized anti-gang detectives have responded to a spike in violent assaults and robberies in the county this year with the arrest recently of more than four dozen suspected gang members, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Newsday Date: September 29, 2009
A San Bernardino gang's alleged murder plot uncovered (San Bernardino, CA): A plot to kill a man who left his violent San Bernardino gang was intercepted last week just as the potential murder weapons were being delivered, officials said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 29, 2009
Inmates charged in alleged prison gang fight (Salt Lake County, UT): Two prison inmates are accused of hiding shanks in a cell wall and attacking rival gang members.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 29, 2009
Campion outlines ideas for new anti-gang unit (St. Paul, MN): Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion talked to local law enforcement leaders Tuesday about creating "a new framework" to fight gangs, drugs and violent crime, replacing the Metro Gang Strike Force that Campion permanently shut down in July.
Source: Star Tribune Date: September 29, 2009
Baby is killed in apparent gang shooting (Van Nuys, CA): Police said a shooting that killed a 4-month-old boy and wounded two others in Van Nuys early Sunday was prompted by an argument between rival gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 28, 2009
Anti-gang ordinance eyed (Holyoke, MA): The City Council is considering an ordinance that would let police target known street-gang members who are loitering in certain areas.
Source: The Republican Date: September 28, 2009
One fatally stabbed, six injured, San Jose police say (San Jose, CA): One person was killed and six others were wounded over the weekend in San Jose in two separate fights that police say may be gang-related.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 28, 2009
Dozens arrested in SD drug-gang operation (San Diego, CA): Police say a six-month undercover operation targeting gang and drug crimes in San Diego has ended with the arrests of more than 90 people—half of them documented gang members—and led to the closure of a day-care center.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 28, 2009
Police still sorting out gang fight at ICC apartments (Peoria, IL): Details continue to accumulate from a melee that broke out late Saturday at an apartment complex for Illinois Central College students.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: September 28, 2009
Tulsa gang suspect arrested (Tulsa, OK): Federal officials say an alleged gang member from Tulsa who is accused in a slaying has been arrested in Wichita, Kan.
Source: Muskogee Phoenix Date: September 28, 2009
Gang member charged in fatal Little Village drive-by (Chicago, IL): A man police identified as a gang member was charged early today in the Sunday drive-by shooting death of a teen in the Little Village neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: September 28, 2009
Teenager faces murder charges in stabbing case (Mesa, AZ): A 17-year-old gang member faces second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing a 15-year-old rival member to death during school last week.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: September 28, 2009
Meeting to focus on gangs in Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA): With fox trot, tango and swing lessons, the Magic Moments Ballroom on Virginia Beach Boulevard usually doesn't appeal to gang members, owner Marvin Riner said. But the ballroom ended up at the center of a shootout between rival gangs last month, leaving a bullet hole in the studio window and two people injured.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: September 27, 2009
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