Gang-Related News Articles
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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
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
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