Gang-Related News Articles
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Graffiti on rise in large and small cities (Asheville, NC): Graffiti incidents are on the rise in large and small American cities, except New York, cleanup groups reported Tuesday.
Source: United Press International Date: May 12, 2009
'Melee' outside Frogtown bar was a gang fight, police say (St. Paul, MN): At age 10, Tai Yang accidentally shot himself with his father's gun. When he was 15 and a gang member, he shot someone he believed was a rival gang member. Now, at 20, Tai Yang is dead — beaten to death outside a St. Paul bar.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: May 12, 2009
Potential gang fight averted by police (Corning, CA): Wearing red shirts and yelling, three Corning men were arrested early Friday evening when police broke up a potential fight just moments after the May Madness car cruise came to an end.
Source: Corning Observer Date: May 12, 2009
Police presence used as gang deterrent (Park Ridge, IL): The Park Ridge Police Department will assist Cook County Sheriff's Police in their efforts to demonstrate a strong law enforcement presence to gang members of unincorporated Maine Township.
Source: Park Ride Herald-Advocate Date: May 12, 2009
Five arrested, $500,000 worth of drugs seized in probe (Paterson, NJ): Five people have been arrested and $500,000 worth of drugs have been seized after a two-month probe into a heroin, cocaine and Ecstasy operation out of Paterson, authorities announced Monday.
Source: Herald News Date: May 12, 2009
Dangerous prison gangs (El Paso County, TX): There's a subculture in the Sun City that is rarely ever seen. Its rituals and members don't thrive under the sun on our city streets, rather, within the confines of steel bars and white walls.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News Date: May 12, 2009
Siblings injured in stabbings over rival gangs (Sioux Falls, SD): Two people involved in a fight at a Sioux Falls apartment that resulted in stabbing injuries for both were siblings with opposing gang affiliations, Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens said.
Source: Argus Leader Date: May 12, 2009
At least four injured, three critically, after gang fight at Near West Side club (Chicago, IL) : Four men from southwest suburban Summit were charged for their involvement in a gang fight early Sunday outside a Near West Side nightclub that injured five men -- including a person reportedly hit by a car during the fight.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 11, 2009
Nine arrested in fatal street fight near St. Paul bar (St. Paul, MN): Nine men were arrested Sunday after a man was killed and two others suffered gunshot wounds in what's believed to be a gang-related street fight outside a bar in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood, police said.
Source: Star Tribune Date: May 11, 2009
Teen shot at Mother's Day party in Fremont after gang clash (Fremont, CA): A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg this weekend at a Mother's Day party after an argument cropped up between the DJ and partygoers when it was learned that the performer was a gang member, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 11, 2009
Third-grade girl slain in gang drive-by (Lancaster, PA): Students and teachers at Lancaster's Ross Elementary School were coping today with the slaying of 9-year-old Ciara Savage, a third-grader who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on Mother's Day.
Source: Lancaster New Era Date: May 11, 2009
Gang sweeps net 480 arrests (San Diego, CA): A $983,000 federal grant that allowed North County law enforcement to team up on antigang sweeps netted 480 arrests between January 2008 and March 2009.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News Date: May 11, 2009
Yuma Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang member (Yuma, AZ): Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an admitted member of a violent Central American street gang near downtown Yuma on Saturday afternoon.
Source: The Sun Date: May 11, 2009
DA brings attention to growing gang concerns (Fon du Lac, WI): The Fond du Lac County District Attorney's effort last week to keep an accused drug dealer behind bars has brought attention to growing gang concerns in the area.
Source: The Reporter Date: May 11, 2009
Breaking the grip of Rochester's 50 street gangs (Rochester, NY): While patrolling Rochester's Beechwood neighborhood, police Officer Anthony Bongiovanni noticed an increase in crime and thought much of it might be connected.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: May 10, 2009
Armed and dangerous: The new reality of teen crime (Norfolk, VA): Botched robberies across South Hampton Roads ended in the fatal shootings of a boy responding to his mother's cries, a fleeing pizza delivery man and a father of two who'd just ended a call with his mother.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: May 10, 2009
Salt Lake police try new tactics to head off crime (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police Officer Cordon Parks kept knocking on the door until the man inside answered. "What do you want? I ain't breaking no law!" the man shouted when he came outside his house near 1000 East and 1700 South.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 10, 2009
One killed in gang fight, police say (Columbia, SC): A six-week dispute between two gangs left one man dead Friday and one charged in that killing, Columbia police and Richland County deputies said.
Source: The State Date: May 9, 2009
20 'drug dealers, gang members' arrested in Largo's Baskins area (Largo, FL): The arrest toll has risen to 20 people in an operation that the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is calling a roundup of "street-level drug dealers and gang members" in the Baskins area. Authorities are searching for 21 additional suspects.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: May 9, 2009
Seattle beefs up gang response (Seattle, WA): An effort is under way to prepare for what could be a violent summer. The Seattle Gang Task Force and community leaders are taking proactive steps to curb the gang problem in the city.
Source: KING 5 News Date: May 9, 2009
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