Gang-Related News Articles
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Judge calls gangs deadlier than detainees (Washington, DC): The chief judge of the federal court in Washington told lawyers yesterday that domestic street gangs are more deadly than some Guantanamo Bay detainees who could face trial in US courts.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: December 18, 2009
Texas-born prison gang a growing threat (Texas): They go by nicknames like Droopy, Radar and Thumper. Members of their governing board are known as "ugly boys," their regional vice presidents "clowns."
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: December 18, 2009
Merced police arrest two gang members after shots fired (Merced, CA): Two gang members were arrested on suspicion of firing gunshots into a home in Merced early this morning.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 18, 2009
Salinas' Ceasefire program gets resource boost (Salinas, CA): Ceasefire got a boost this week after Police Chief Louis Fetherolf allocated full-time officers to the anti-gang program.
Source: The Californian Date: December 18, 2009
12 suspected of leading gang arrested (Palm Beach County, FL): Authorities said they busted another violent Palm Beach County gang, indicting 12 suspected leaders of "Making Life Krazy" on racketeering charges designed to put them in prison for decades, if not life.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: December 18, 2009
11 alleged gang members arrested (Lafayette, LA): Authorities Thursday announced the arrests of 11 people allegedly involved in a loosely organized Lafayette gang referred to as the Truman Cartel.
Source: The Advocate Date: December 18, 2009
Humboldt County gang sweeps net three arrests (Eureka, CA): Three people were arrested and an arrest warrant was requested for a fourth after the Humboldt County Gang Task Force conducted sweeps on known gang members and their associates Wednesday night.
Source: Times-Standard Date: December 18, 2009
Murder suspect has gang ties (Manatee County, FL): An 18-year-old Manatee woman accused of having ties to a violent local street gang has been arrested on a charge of murder after authorities say she helped plan a robbery during which a man was placed on his knees and shot to death.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: December 17, 2009
Arrests in North Providence target Latin Kings (Providence, RI): Two men affiliated with the violent street gang Almighty Latin King Nation, including a man the police say is its Rhode Island leader, were arrested Wednesday during an early morning drug raid at a two-story house on Allendale Avenue.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: December 17, 2009
Video may show Irving Park neighborhood slaying suspect (Chicago, IL): A 23-year-old man was killed Wednesday afternoon in what Chicago police said was an apparent gang-related shooting in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: December 17, 2009
Seven suspected vandals arrested in Los Angeles sweep (Los Angeles, CA) : Seven suspected vandals who authorities believe were forming a street gang have been arrested in Los Angeles County.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 17, 2009
Latin King gang member shot while tagging garage near Fairmount Park (Collinsville, IL): A southwestern Illinois man claims he shot in self defense when a 17-year-old gang-banger attempted to break into the home where he was staying Tuesday night.
Source: Riverfront Times Date: December 17, 2009
25 people arrested in crackdown on East Side gang (Buffalo, NY): The gang sold cocaine, owned high-powered firearms and scared the wits out of law-abiding citizens on the East Side of Buffalo.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: December 17, 2009
LNI fans, participants concerned shooting may have been gang-related (Rapid City, SD): Students and families attending the Lakota Nation Invitational on Thursday worried about repercussions from what many suspect was a gang-related shooting outside Rushmore Plaza Civic Center the day before.
Source: Rapid City Journal Date: December 17, 2009
Forum builds gang awareness in community (Edmonds, WA): Raul figured gangs weren’t much of a concern in Lynnwood, until he went to the Gang Awareness & Education community forum held at Meadowdale High School last week.
Source: The Edmonds Beacon Date: December 17, 2009
County to send DHS anti-gang help (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a deal to send two senior investigators from the county district attorney's office to Desert Hot Springs to tackle the local gang problem.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: December 16, 2009
Harlem caught in crossfire of youth gangs (Harlem, NY): From East Harlem to Sugar Hill, more than two dozen youth gangs are claiming territory and pulling triggers over petty rivalries.
Source: Digital Network Associates Date: December 16, 2009
Authorities target Central Park Gang in roundup (Buffalo, NY): Federal agents and local police began a roundup early this morning of alleged associates of a violent Buffalo street gang. Leaders, members and associates of the Central Park Gang, sometimes known as CPG, were the targets of the roundup, police told The Buffalo News.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: December 16, 2009
A long record of gang takedowns (St. Paul, MN): Despite its recent troubles, there's no denying that the Metro Gang Strike Force and its statewide predecessor had a big impact on gang-related crime during its 11-year run.
Source: Star Tribune Date: December 16, 2009
MS-13 members get hard time for gang violence in New York (New York, NY): A federal judge in New York yesterday sentenced Ledwin Castro, also known as "Hueso," a leader in the La Mara Salvatrucha ("MS-13") street gang, to more than 60 years’ incarceration as a result to his racketeering convictions for conspiracy, assault, and the illegal use of firearms...
Source: Examiner Date: December 16, 2009
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