Gang-Related News Articles
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16 arrests in eight-city Bay Area drug gang sweep (Fremont, CA): Police arrested 16 people in a series of raids Tuesday after an eight-month investigation of a drug gang suspected of committing a slew of violent crimes, including a daytime shooting near Fremont City Hall in September
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 9, 2010
Law enforcement takes aim at curbing teen prostitution (San Diego, CA): Local law enforcement officers who investigate human trafficking are seeing a disturbing number of cases involving teen girls who are being pimped by increasingly violent street gang members, a concern that has prompted officials to take aim at the prostitution problem.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 9, 2010
Weis: City crime is down for 22nd straight month (Chicago, IL): For the 22nd consecutive month, crime in Chicago decreased, according to statistics announced Sunday by Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 8, 2010
25-year-old woman, three juveniles arrested after gang melee caught on video (Merced, CA): Merced police say they've arrested a 25-year-old woman and three juveniles involved in an Oct. 21 fistfight caught on video.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 8, 2010
Battling gang influence (Long Beach, CA): Murders, assaults, extortion and intimidation and illegal drug and firearm trafficking - they're crimes most picture being carried out by organized crime syndicates.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: November 8, 2010
Governor Schwarzenegger launches Stockton’s sifts for guns program (Stockton, CA): Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined law enforcement officials in Stockton to launch the city’s first-ever Gifts for Guns program, which provides citizens with an incentive to surrender firearms that could potentially be stolen and used in a crime or to injure someone.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: November 8, 2010
29 suspected Somali gang members indicted in sex-trafficking ring that included Nashville (Nashville, TN): Federal investigators on Monday indicted 29 suspected Somali gang members they say forced underage girls into prostitution here and in Minnesota in a large sex trafficking operation.
Source: The Tennessean Date: November 8, 2010
Long Beach details new anti-gang injunction (Long Beach, CA): Gangs in Long Beach are operating on a sophisticated level. Investigators say bigger operators have now taken over. Their crime is quieter, but much more lucrative.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: November 8, 2010
Albany introduces new anti-gang initiative (Albany, NY): There is a new program in Albany aiming to keep children away from gangs and out of jail. The "LEAD" program, as it's called, was announced Monday by the U.S. Attorney and 19 other agencies, including Albany police, the mayor's office, and the DA.
Source: WTEN News 10 Date: November 8, 2010
Police alarmed by spike in violence across Coachella Valley (Indio, CA): With eight people shot dead in eight weeks — including two costumed men at a Halloween party in Indio and a teenage mother cradling her infant son in Cathedral City — police are trying to explain what is driving a surge in fatal shootings in the Coachella Valley.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: November 7, 2010
Gang rivalry behind Lower Richland drive-by shooting (Columbia, SC): Wednesday’s drive-by shooting in Hopkins was the result of an ongoing rivalry between two gangs that run in Lower Richland, the county’s top law enforcement officer said.
Source: The State Date: November 6, 2010
N. Shore sweeps result in 37 arrests (Boston, MA): The targets, according to law enforcement officials, were leaders of the violent street gangs that have terrorized Lynn and communities throughout the North Shore.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: November 6, 2010
Two nabbed in Halloween shooting of costumed LA boy (Los Angeles, CA): Two reputed gang members were arrested in the Halloween killing of a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head as he showed off his Spider-Man costume in his backyard, police said Friday.
Source: The Associated Press Date: November 6, 2010
Sweep yields 44 arrests, $2,100 worth of drugs (Toldeo, OH): A nine-hour sweep by city, state, and federal law enforcement officers meant to address crime and gang activity in Toledo netted 44 arrests and $2,100 worth of illegal drugs, authorities said.
Source: The Blade Date: November 6, 2010
Duhre gang making inroads into northern B.C.: RCMP (Abbotsford, BC): A Lower Mainland gang that Abbotsford police have identified as their No. 1 target has now made inroads into the drug trade in northern B.C.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: November 6, 2010
Defense opens its case to halt West Sacramento anti-gang injunction (Sacramento, CA): After months of prosecution evidence, defense lawyers opened their case Thursday in a trial to determine if a permanent anti-gang injunction is needed in West Sacramento to fight the alleged street gang known as the Broderick Boys.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 5, 2010
Man injured in gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): A 19-year-old man was shot at 6:56 p.m. Thursday, according to the Salinas Police Department. The victim was sitting in a car at Stratford Court and Emerald when an unknown person shot at him several times, police said.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: November 5, 2010
Gangs are real threat to public safety on reservations (Pine Ridge, SD): Christopher Grant, a national Native American gang specialist based in Rapid City, was driving through a neighborhood in Pine Ridge one day when he saw an 8-year-old boy out in his front yard wearing gang colors.
Source: Argus Leader Date: November 5, 2010
Santa Cruz police arrest two in drug bust, seize gang paraphernalia (Santa Cruz, CA): The Santa Cruz Police Department's Street Crime Unit arrested two Santa Cruz men Wednesday after serving a search warrant on their Live Oak home and seizing $3,700 in drugs for sale, guns and gang paraphernalia, police reported Friday evening.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 5, 2010
Members of Putnam street gang arrested (St. Augustine, FL): After nearly two years of trying to tap into an illegal drug distribution ring in Palatka, multiple agencies came together to arrest three top-ranking members of a criminal street gang allegedly behind the drug trade, according to a police report.
Source: The St. Augustine Record Date: November 4, 2010
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