Gang-Related News Articles
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Busted on Myspace: Two men headed to court for gang material on Web sites (Lee County, FL): Elvis Rodriguez, 30, flashed Latin Kings hand signals on his Myspace.com page and called himself “King Kamel,” according to his arrest report. Richard Figueroa-Santiago, 22, used his Myspace page to post pictures of friends making “Eastside” hand gestures, detectives said.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: July 28, 2009
Cranston steps up effort to address gang violence (Providence, RI): The ongoing battles between violent street gangs such as the Young Bloods, Hanover Boyz, Asian Outlaw Boyz, MS-13 and Providence Street Boys know no boundaries.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 27, 2009
Reno-area gang arrests decline, but membership up (Reno, NV): Arrests for gang crime decreased in 2008 in the Reno area, but the number of people joining local gangs grew, according to recently released statistics from the Regional Gang Unit.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: July 27, 2009
Reno woman killed in gang-related shooting (Reno, NV): Reno police are looking for three persons of interest in a gang-related shooting Saturday night in south Reno that left a 51-year-old woman dead.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: July 27, 2009
Three gang members arrested (Fresno, CA): A traffic stop in Clovis led to the arrest of three men who Police said had just pulled a gun on rival gang members.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: July 27, 2009
Drug suspects affiliated with street gang (Jeffersonville, IN): Three suspects arrested in Jeffersonville on drug and weapons charges are out on bond, and police said they are most likely members of a dangerous gang known as MS-13.
Source: WLKY News Date: July 27, 2009
As gangs use Web, police take note (Durham, NC): Gang members are embracing social networking Web sites like Facebook and MySpace to brag, threaten and recruit, but law enforcement is using their words and images to build cases against them when they break the law, according to detectives familiar with the gang world.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: July 26, 2009
Unchained from gangs (Lynn, MA): With green T-shirts, jeans, and sneakers, the teenagers look like any other summer job crew that appears as a blur to passing motorists.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 26, 2009
Tacoma police keep up pressure in response to gangs (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police have made dozens of arrests, written hundreds of traffic tickets and instigated 14 evictions during a crackdown in response to gang-related violence on the city’s East Side.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 26, 2009
Stray bullet narrowly misses pregnant Portland woman (Portland, OR): After a long day on her feet as a waitress, Sara Gilds was looking forward to a relaxing shower before heading to bed Monday night in her North Portland apartment.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 26, 2009
11 arrested in south Wisconsin during ICE-led anti-gang operation (Waukesha, WI): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) agents, in close partnership with local law enforcement officers, arrested 11 Mexican nationals during an operation targeting illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs. This is the latest local effort in an ongoing national ICE initiative to target foreign-born gang members.
Source: Media Newswire Date: July 26, 2009
Shooting site is a hangout for gangs (Long Beach, CA): A pocket park designed to give neighborhood children a playground has been attracting gangs and drug dealers to the area where five people were shot Friday, a neighbor said.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: July 26, 2009
Norteños injunction approved (Solano County, CA): A preliminary court injunction to curtail the predations of the Norteño street gang in central Fairfield was approved Friday by a Solano County Superior Court judge.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: July 25, 2009
L.A.'s 18th Street gang tied to illegal after-hours bars (Los Angeles, CA): A notorious Los Angeles street gang has expanded its criminal enterprises into the night life world, authorities said. The Los Angeles Police Department and federal agents said the 18th Street gang operated underground after-hours bars, using them as bases for various criminal enterprises
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 25, 2009
Fairbanks gang member out of jail on plea deal (Fairbanks, AK): A reputed gang member accused of assaulting another man in an act of gang retaliation pled his case down to a misdemeanor Thursday morning and was released from jail.
Source: Daily News-Miner Date: July 24, 2009
ICE arrests 19 suspected gang members in Ill. (Chicago, IL): Federal Immigration officials have arrested 19 immigrants who are suspected gang members in a two-day operation in the Chicago area.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 24, 2009
19-year-old injured in suspected gang-related shooting in north Visalia (Visalia, CA): A Visalia man was injured Thursday night in a suspected gang-related shooting in north Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: July 24, 2009
Admitted gang members charged with drugs, weapons, at carnival (Mount Pocono, NY): Police observed two teens, smoking marijuana, while walking with a group of friends, as they left the Mount Pocono Carnival last Sunday. Both were stopped and searched.
Source: Pocono News Date: July 24, 2009
Gangs taking hold? (Harrisonburg, VA): Since the establishment of a gang task force in 2005, gangs in the Harrisonburg area have become more numerous and more dangerous, according to police.
Source: The Daily News Record Date: July 24, 2009
Cops: Three gang members collared for two murders (Suffolk, NY): Three Hispanic men who are members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha, more commonly known as MS-13, murdered two men and shot a teenager in the head, nearly killing him, over the past three months, Suffolk police said Thursday.
Source: Long Island Press Date: July 24, 2009
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