Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangs in Franklin County? (Chambersburg, PA): Graffiti, the arrests of confirmed Bloods in Chambersburg and gang-like activities at a junior high school raise questions about the local prevalence of gangs.
Source: Public Opinion Date: August 7, 2010
Gang rivalry takes deadly turn in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): Long before Sureño and Norteño gangs came to Santa Cruz, a line was already drawn down the middle of town -- reds on one side, blues on the other.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 7, 2010
Teens jailed for alleged gang fight (Las Cruces, NM): Three teenagers are in jail after authorities say they attacked a man during what detention officers say was a gang fight north of Las Cruces early Saturday morning.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: August 7, 2010
Gang unit makes arrest in stabbing of 13-year-old boy (Vancouver, WA): Vancouver police detectives say they have arrested a 17-year-old boy for alleged attempted murder in the gang-related stabbing of a 13-year-old boy early Thursday morning.
Source: The Columbian Date: August 7, 2010
Officials laud GPS system tracking gang parolees (Oakland, CA): Law enforcement officials are touting a program that's been monitoring paroled gang members by strapping GPS units to their ankles—a program first used to monitor sex offenders.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 6, 2010
Eight members of a violent Central City gang indicted (New Orleans, LA): A federal grand jury indicted eight men Friday morning on charges that they ran an incredibly violent Central City gang that distributed drugs and were involved in several murders and attempted murders.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: August 6, 2010
SF City Attorney wants a gang injunction in Visitacion Valley (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking a fourth gang injunction since 2006, the latest against two feuding cliques in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood.
Source: The Informant Date: August 5, 2010
Chinese gang leader pleads not guilty in Wilton Post Office thefts (Wilton, CT): A man believed to be the head of a Chinese crime gang was federally indicted Wednesday for allegedly stealing checks from the Wilton Post Office, altering them and depositing them into bank accounts that he had created under a fake name, according to court documents.
Source: The Hour Date: August 5, 2010
Gang member sentenced to death for 2008 Compton murders (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member was sentenced to death today for murdering two men in separate shootings in Compton in 2008.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: August 5, 2010
Innocent man killed in Van Nuys gang shooting (Van Nuys, CA): An innocent man was killed in Van Nuys when he was caught in gang crossfire on Wednesday, and police are asking for the public's help finding the gunman.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: August 5, 2010
D-300 committee approves gang contract (Carpentersville, IL): After tinkering with a few small details, a District 300 school board committee gave final approval Wednesday to a revised edition of a districtwide gang contract.
Source: Northwest Herald Date: August 5, 2010
Grant to help fight gang crimes (Franklin County, WA): Franklin County has gained $100,000 in federal money to prosecute gang-related crimes. Prosecuting Attorney Steve Lowe told Franklin County commissioners Wednesday about the grant.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 5, 2010
Suspected West Oakland gang leader found guilty (Oakland, CA): The suspected leader of a notorious West Oakland street gang was found guilty Thursday of seven felonies, including attempted murder, and now faces at least 40 years in state prison.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: August 5, 2010
Teen gang member arrested in double shooting at Liberty Square (Miami, FL): A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday in connection with a double shooting in Liberty City Monday that left a teen critically wounded and injured his toddler cousin.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: August 5, 2010
Birkett files fourth lawsuit in 10 years targeting reputed gang members (Chicago, IL): Several reputed gang members in Addison awoke Thursday to the words, "you've been served." For the fourth time in 10 years, DuPage County prosecutors are suing alleged gang members for the havoc their crimes inflict on a community.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 5, 2010
Teen shot in foot during drive-by shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old gang member was shot in the foot by suspected rival gang members near Garfield Elementary School, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 5, 2010
Jury convicts gang members (Albany, GA): Three Albany gang members are in jail awaiting sentencing after being convicted in a shootout that wounded an innocent man last summer.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 4, 2010
Queens man slain saving brother (Woodhaven, NY): A gang of thugs slit the throat of a Queens pre-law student on July 30 when he ran to help his younger brother escape a beating on a Woodhaven subway station.
Source: The Queens Gazette Date: August 4, 2010
Former California hero convicted in gang shooting (Fresno, CA): As a little boy, Ivan Ramirez was honored as a hometown hero for saving a drowning peer. Now, 13 years later, a jury has convicted the Fresno gang member for his role in a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Associated Press Date: August 4, 2010
Three charged after vandalizing car (Athens, GA): Officers arrested three purported gang members over the weekend for allegedly vandalizing a woman's car in retaliation for her son leaving their gang, Athens-Clarke police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: August 3, 2010
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