Gang-Related News Articles
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Two arrested, two sought after shooting of Fall River teen (Fall River, MA): Two men are in jail and two are being chased by the police for a gang shooting Tuesday that critically injured a teenager who had nothing to do with either the Bloods or the Crips.
Source: The Herald News Date: May 19, 2010
Gang-related shooting victim dies in car crash (Modesto, CA): Police are investigating what they're terming now as a gang-relating shooting after a 30-year-old Modesto man died after being shot and crashing his car into a tree.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 19, 2010
Wheeling gets grant to fight gang activity (Wheeling, IL): The Wheeling Police Department received a federal grant worth more than $90,000 to help combat gang activity, Police Chief Bill Benson told the village board Monday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: May 18, 2010
Combating gangs with education: Informational session details local groups (Waynesboro, VA): Lewis Coles, 16, of Waynesboro admits he has been asked to join gangs. "It's too much. Too many," Coles said, shaking his head. He was one of about 30 people who spent Monday night at an informational session on gang prevention conducted at Solid Rock Cafe on West Broad Street in Waynesboro.
Source: The News Leader Date: May 18, 2010
Gang tension cited in mass shooting (Tuscaloosa, AL): Tension between rival gangs contributed to violence that escalated into a mass shooting at a weekend graduation party, witnesses have told police.
Source: The Tuscaloosa News Date: May 18, 2010
Gang members shoot at each other at Watsonville car wash (Watsonville, CA): Gang members got into a shootout at an East Lake Avenue car wash on Monday evening, but no one was struck by bullets and one man was arrested, police reported.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 18, 2010
Two additional Newburgh gang suspects in custody (Newburgh, NY): Seth "Stokes" Toomer, 22, of Lander Street, turned himself in Saturday and 25-year-old Alexander "Pooh" Jackson was arrested Sunday in Newburgh, FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent James Gagliano said.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: May 17, 2010
Officials praise South Coast gang crackdown (New Bedford, MA): Law enforcement officials say a crackdown on gang activity in the New Bedford area over the past several years is working.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: May 17, 2010
Gang crackdown continues in Fresno (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police are cracking down on one of the city's most dangerous gangs. Police seized guns and drugs and arrested several members of the 5th street bulldog gang in the area of Butler and Orange Avenue Sunday night.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: May 17, 2010
Crime spree ends for gang member (Hidalgo County, TX): An alleged gang member is behind bars under $3.5 million dollars in bonds following a crime spree that included five robberies, a kidnapping and a burglary.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: May 17, 2010
Experts in Newark schoolyard slayings trial say MS-13 gang has a 'history of violence' (Newark, NJ): The initiation ceremony for MS-13 gang recruits is short but painful, gang experts say, and involves having to withstand 13 seconds of getting pummeled by three members.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: May 17, 2010
Gang sweeps net eight arrests in Santa Cruz, Live Oak and Capitola (Santa Cruz, CA): A gang crackdown in response to recent violence in the city led to eight arrests and 15 contacts with other suspected gang members in Santa Cruz, Live Oak and Capitola on Friday afternoon, police reported Monday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 17, 2010
Minnesota lawmakers pass bill retooling gang oversight (St. Paul, MN): As part of an effort to upgrade gang oversight in Minnesota, the state Legislature has passed a bill that installs stronger accountability measures.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: May 17, 2010
Three injured in Plainfield shootings as gang feud escalates (Plainfield, NJ): A feud between rival gang sets that has been simmering for months is approaching a boiling point, police said Monday, the day after three people were injured during two separate shootings in the West End.
Source: Courier News Date: May 17, 2010
Sheriff, District Attorney create countywide gang task force, new team starts work in July (Live Oak, CA): Gang members will be under the gun this summer, when the District Attorney's Office and Sheriff's Office team up to create a county gang task force focused on dismantling gang leadership.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 17, 2010
Mexican Mafia attacks taking place in Valley towns (Harlingen, TX): One night in early April, Bobby Leal, Israel Banda, Abraham Serna and another unidentified suspect put a gun to someone’s head, beat and stabbed him repeatedly, then left him for dead in front of the Harlingen Sports Complex.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: May 16, 2010
DA's office taps gang liaison (Fort Collins, CO): In an attempt to better combat gangs in Northern Colorado, Larimer County District Attorney Larry Abrahamson has designated a prosecutor from his office as a gang liaison to work with law enforcement gang units.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: May 15, 2010
Scarfo arrested along with members of Bloods street gang (New Jersey): A major mob indictment in New Jersey involves not just a big time, New York-based crime family but several members of a violent street gang.
Source: KYW 1060 Newsradio Date: May 15, 2010
Gang injunction names names, and suit follows (Fairfield, CA) : Lucio Gonzalez, a 33-year-old unemployed truck driver from a tough part of Fairfield, said he was scared to look out the door at night, but not because of the area’s gangs.
Source: The New York Times Date: May 15, 2010
Hugo man charged with marking girls with gang tattoos, police say (Hugo, MN): A Hugo man has been accused of tattooing teenage girls with gang markings as a way of branding them as his "home girls."
Source: Pioneer Press Date: May 14, 2010
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