Gang-Related News Articles
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Injunction targets O.C. street gang (Orange County, CA): An Orange County judge issued a court order today that bars dozens of alleged members of a street gang from assembling with each other, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 27, 2009
Gangs pose 'a huge ghallenge' for jail (Montgomery County, MD): When teenagers Alvin Valdez and Jose Romero were booked into the Montgomery County jail this month, their alleged gang ties hardly made them unique.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 26, 2009
Rival gang members ran $750K-a-week heroin ring in NJ, cops say (Freehold, NJ): A Newark man bought heroin in bulk, then used his grocery store and various homes in Essex County to dilute and package the drugs for distribution to mid-level dealers in other parts of the state, including Monmouth County, authorities said.
Source: Daily Record Date: March 26, 2009
South Florida gangs making a comeback (Miami, FL): When a group of masked gunmen burst into a Dunkin' Donuts last year in Delray Beach and began indiscriminately shooting customers, they were doing more than just robbing it -- they were announcing the arrival of a new Crips gang chapter in South Florida.
Source: WFOR CBS4 News Date: March 26, 2009
Governor wants to "terminate" violence, guns (Monterey Park, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled plans Thursday to give more than $9 million - including $1 million to Los Angeles County - for gang prevention efforts.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: March 26, 2009
Gang war spurs aid to Mexico border (Washington, DC): Members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday that Congress needed to spend more on border security, while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton promised Mexico $80 million worth of Black Hawk helicopters to help fight drug gangs along the U.S. border.
Source: The Washington Times Date: March 26, 2009
Task force to focus attention on street gang activity (Glen Falls,NY): Mayor John "Jack" Diamond announced today the formation of what he called a "task force" to deal with an increase in street gang activity in the area.
Source: The Post-Star Date: March 26, 2009
Middle school students arrested for gang recruitment (Fairfax County, VA): Seven Chantilly teenagers, some as young as 13, have been charged with 18 gang-related crimes.
Source: The Fairfax County Times Date: March 26, 2009
Group steers Kurdish youth from gangs (Nashville, TN): Every time he hears about a Kurdish teen getting in trouble with gangs, Mwafaq Mohammed shakes his head. That's not the fate he wants for his son, Faysal, or any of his son's friends.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 26, 2009
Two 'Crips' guilty in assault (Annapolis, MD): A Glen Burnie gang leader and one of his soldiers were convicted yesterday of first-degree assault in connection with a gang initiation last September in Millersville, prosecutors said.
Source: The Capital Date: March 26, 2009
Legislators get gang documents (Madison, WI): The state Department of Justice has handed two legislators documents detailing their work on a controversial gang assessment.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: March 26, 2009
Growing presence, impact of gangs cited in Greater Lafayette (Lafayette, IN): Dru Anthrop said as a Central Catholic Jr.-Sr. High School student, he feels somewhat sheltered from gang activity and its influence in this community.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: March 26, 2009
Police take aim at street gang 'recruiters' (Springfield, IL): Two brothers, self-professed members of the Latin Kings street gang, were arrested for disorderly conduct on Monday afternoon near the Forest Park Middle School as police moved in to question them about openly recruiting students.
Source: The Republican Date: March 25, 2009
Man killed while being initiated into street gang (Las Vegas, NV): Police are looking for your help to find a man connected to a gang murder. Police are looking for 24-year-old Dwayne Romero, also known as Smokey.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: March 25, 2009
Loudoun County, Va. murder has markings of a gang initiation (Loudoun County, VA): On March 22, William and Cynthia Bennett left their Potomac Station home for an early morning walk and never returned. Shortly after 5:30 a.m., police found William, 57 lying dead, they found Cynthia, 55 badly beaten but still alive a short distance away.
Source: Examiner Date: March 25, 2009
Easton ban on teens in parks may be permanent (Easton, PA): Last summer, children playing on slides and swings began taking back Easton's Centennial and Vandeveer parks from drug dealers and gang members -- with help from police and a temporary rule that booted out most teens.
Source: The Morning Call Date: March 25, 2009
Graffiti sweep makes 42 arrests, grabs weapons, drugs (Monterey Park, CA): A machete, shotguns, rifles, homemade nunchakus, knifes: not exactly what you expect to turn up during a raid geared toward graffiti artists.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: March 25, 2009
Bloods hangout site of random gunshot (Fall River, MA): Police are investigating a gunshot fired into a house that they have identified as a hangout for the Bloods street gang.
Source: Herald News Date: March 25, 2009
Watsonville shootings may be linked to gang rivalry (Watsonville, CA): Police are putting more officers on the street after a recent upsurge in gun violence that may be the result of Sureno gangs trying to target rival Norteno gang members.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 25, 2009
Six alleged West Seattle gang members charged in prostitution ring (Seattle, WA): Six alleged members of a West Seattle-based street gang have been charged with running a prostitution ring involving at least 13 girls and young women.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: March 25, 2009
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