Gang-Related News Articles
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Mexican cartels looking to exploit gang connections in U.S. military (El Paso, TX): The ties between drug cartels and street gangs in Mexico are well-established. But now, there are signs the cartels are looking to exploit gang connections in the U.S. military.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: December 11, 2009
Gang fight pairs police in Manatee, Sarasota counties (Manatee County, FL): The fight against street gangs that may be moving south from Manatee into Sarasota is strengthening an anti-gang partnership between sheriff’s offices in the two counties.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: December 10, 2009
Incidence of gang violence soaring (South Carolina): The rate of gang violence in South Carolina rose nearly 1,000 percent over the past decade, with rural Colleton County topping the list of the most-hard-hit areas in the state, according to a study released Wednesday.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: December 10, 2009
Officials: Gang rivalry led to Calif. prison riot (Sacramento, CA): A riot at a Southern California prison that left more than 200 injured and two buildings destroyed was triggered by an "ongoing racial street war" between black and Hispanic gangs, corrections officials say.
Source: The Associated Press Date: December 10, 2009
Salinas slayings worse statistically in 1994 (Salinas, CA): With about three weeks left in 2009, most Salinas residents know that the city has reached a record number of annual homicides. But when population growth is factored in, one year stands out as even worse: 1994.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: December 10, 2009
ATF, Palm Springs police investigation targets entrenched local gang (Palm Springs, CA): The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Palm Springs Police Department (PSPD) today announced the arrest of 17 suspects in "Operation Gatekeeper Heat," an investigation targeting members and associates of the Gateway Posse Crips in the city of Palms Springs and surrounding areas of the Coachella Valley.
Source: PR Newswire Date: December 10, 2009
Chief: Our goal is to make sure ... neighborhoods are safe from ... gun violence (Palm Springs, CA): Hours after 11 suspected gang members were arrested on drug and weapon charges in a multi-agency raid this morning, Palm Springs Police Chief David Dominguez urged six other suspects to turn themselves in to authorities.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: December 10, 2009
Holyoke police round up gang members after threat (Holyoke, MA): Holyoke police have rounded up 15 members of a gang after they allegedly made it known they wanted to shoot a police officer.
Source: Boston Herald Date: December 9, 2009
Teen shot on busy street in Logan Square (Chicago, IL): Jeremy Gonzalez had just tried to re-enroll in middle school Tuesday morning when he was shot in the head while walking home with his mother along a busy street in Logan Square, according to his family and law-enforcement sources.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 9, 2009
Gang crime not on rise (Abilene, TX): While Abilene’s gang activity has come into the spotlight with recent drive-by shootings and the beating of a Cooper High student in the school bathroom as part of a possible gang initiation, police say local gang crime isn’t necessarily on the rise.
Source: Abilene Reporter-News Date: December 9, 2009
Watsonville gang shooting prompts concerns about rise in violence (Watsonville, CA): A teenager gunned down Tuesday night was lucky to be alive Wednesday, but investigators have no leads on who shot him as he walking with a girl to a friend's house.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 9, 2009
Two Abilene men dispute gang affiliation (Abilene, TX): James Vita and Jeremy Jay were surprised when they learned their YouTube video supposedly was a tool for recruiting gang members.
Source: Abilene Reporter-News Date: December 9, 2009
Street gang leader operating from East Nashville gets life without parole (Nashville, TN): Shannon Walker's son and daughter were 8 and 3 when the young mother was gunned down near her Los Angeles home.
Source: The Tennessean Date: December 8, 2009
Painted in neutral colors (Los Angeles, CA): It's hard to find a storefront around the Salvation Army center in South Los Angeles that's not been scrawled on by local taggers. Even the Virgin of Guadalupe painted on the mini-market across the street hasn't escaped the vandals.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 8, 2009
The changing face of gang culture in Greater Lowell (Lowell, MA): Sako Long heard the chants, "fresh meat, fresh meat," as he was led to his new home -- a cell inside the Billerica House of Correction.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: December 8, 2009
Alleged Seattle gang leader charged in shooting (Seattle, WA): First-degree assault charges have been filed against an alleged gang member on allegations that he shot a member of a rival, spinoff group on a Seattle street.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: December 8, 2009
Latin King pleads guilty to federal firearm charge (Greensboro, NC): A member of the Latin Kings street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to a federal firearm charge.
Source: News & Record Date: December 8, 2009
Medford Police brings groups together to address gang violence (Medford, OR): The Medford Police Department is calling on the community to work together to fight a growing gang problem in the Rogue Valley.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: December 8, 2009
Riverside's new gang approach is reaching out to grade schoolers (Riverside, CA): Riverside civic and law enforcement leaders plan to change the typical gang intervention, with its focus on children middle school-age and older, to offer what they call one of the nation's first deterrent programs targeting students as young as kindergarten.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: December 8, 2009
Cartels' youth recruitment worries authorities (Brownsville, TX): When Laredo police investigator Joe Baeza meets with the juvenile enforcement team, he hears of a disturbing trend.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: December 7, 2009
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