Gang-Related News Articles
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Chicago police chief criticized for 'gang summit' (Chicago, IL): The idea seemed simple though bold: Call reputed gang leaders to a meeting with top police and federal prosecutors and deliver an ultimatum to end killings in the nation's third-largest city.
Source: The Associated Press Date: September 2, 2010
Shooting near Union Station had drug gang connection (St. Louis, MO): It was an explosion of violence in an area not accustomed to it. The fatal shootings May 8, 2009, of three men in an SUV outside Union Station shocked the community, raised calls for an end to the violence and concerns for the safety of the tourist and shopping destination west of downtown.
Source: Post-Dispatch Date: September 2, 2010
ATF agent OK after being shot during gang sweep in southeast Dallas (Dallas, TX): A federal agent was shot this morning as he and a team of officers from Dallas police , the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration served warrants on suspected gang members in far southeast Dallas.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: September 2, 2010
High level "C-14" gang member charged with re-entering U.S. (Madison, WI): A man who police said was planning to retaliate for the murder of a street gang member in Madison was charged Wednesday with re-entering the U.S. after being deported.
Source: WTAQ News Date: September 2, 2010
What is the RICO law? (Chicago, IL): Chicago police say prosecutors would charge gang leaders under what's called the RICO law. What is the law and can the threatened legal action work?
Source: WLS 7 News Date: September 2, 2010
Teen boy killed in gang-related slaying on South Side (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old boy was approached by at least two offenders and fatally wounded in what police say was a gang-related slaying Thursday afternoon in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 2, 2010
Court finds rap artist Lawrence White (40 Glocc) subject to gang injunction (Colton, CA): Since Fall 2008, Colton City Crips criminal street gang has been subject to a gang injunction designed to protect the residents of Arbor Terrace Apartments in Colton from the gang's drug sales, violence and other nuisance behavior. Trial was held in June 2010 to determine whether rap artist Lawrence White, whose stage name was 40 Glocc, should be subject to the injunction.
Source: Highland Community News Date: September 2, 2010
Dozens of high-ranking gang members arrested (Watsonville, CA): A high-ranking Watsonville gang member was among dozens arrested Tuesday in an operation aimed at tackling drug sales, weapons distribution and the collection of "taxes" from other gang members by the Nuestra Familia gang.
Source: Register-Pajaronian Date: September 1, 2010
34 arrests made in South Valley street gang sweep (Fresno, CA): Dozens of gang members are off the streets of the South Valley, following what officers are calling a "historic crime sweep." On Tuesday, federal and local agents announced the results of operation "Street Sweeper", an operation which targeted a high profile gang that takes many of its orders from inside prison.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: September 1, 2010
Norfolk churchgoers aim to reclaim unsafe streets (Norfolk, VA): Conscious of recent crimes in their neighborhood, members of two churches took to the streets Sunday evening to pray for the community and reach out to neighbors.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: August 31, 2010
Weis' sit-down with gang members angers aldermen (Chicago, IL): Police Supt. Jody Weis was accused Monday of "negotiating with urban terrorists" when he met secretly with West Side gang leaders at the Garfield Park Conservatory Aug.17 to pressure them to stop the bloodbath on Chicago streets.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 31, 2010
Gang sweep collars 45 fugitives in Tri-Cities (Kennewick, WA): Dozens of gang-involved fugitives in the Tri-Cities were jailed last week in a large-scale gang sweep dubbed Operation Summer Heat, officials said.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 31, 2010
Expect more south Monterey County anti-gang sweeps (Monterey County, CA): An ongoing anti-gang operation has netted eight more arrests in south Monterey County. The sweep, held Friday, came less than two weeks after law enforcement officers from south county's four city police departments held its first gang suppression effort.
Source: The Californian Date: August 31, 2010
Gang members who took orders from imprisoned gang leaders arrested (Bakersfield, CA): Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Tuesday a major takedown of key members of the Nuestra Familia gang who commit murders and other violent crimes "orchestrated in prison" by gang leaders using cell phones.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: August 31, 2010
Cutler-Orosi gang injunction successful (Tulare County, CA): A gang injunction for the Cutler-Orosi area is keeping gang members off the streets, according to some residents and Tulare County Sheriff's Department officials.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 31, 2010
Tulareans arrested in federal street gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Two federal indictments unsealed Tuesday charged 15 people believed to be associated with a longtime Northern California street gang with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: August 31, 2010
Belvidere teen faces weapons charges (Belvidere, IL): A 15-year-old known gang member faces weapons charges after police raid a house.
Source: WREX 13 News Date: August 31, 2010
Mountainview inmate's death likely connected to gang activity (Clinton Township, NJ): The beating death of an inmate at a local prison is likely gang-related, authorities said. Five suspects were charged Friday with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal beating of an inmate on Aug. 22 at Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility. An investigation continues.
Source: Courier News Date: August 31, 2010
War on gangs: Drug case strategies work where RICO tactics failed (Salinas, CA): Last winter, an eclectic mix of law enforcement officers began meeting in command posts around Northern California. Their mission was so secret even fellow cops weren't allowed to know what they were up to.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 31, 2010
Judge shows love: Juvenile tennis program helps youths learn discipline (Salt Lake City, UT): Most young people who have been before Judge Andrew Valdez in 3rd District Juvenile Court have heard him say, "You need to find a mentor and also enter the tennis program."
Source: Deseret News Date: August 30, 2010
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