Gang-Related News Articles
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Mexican drug war poses major threat to U.S. (Washington, DC) : The U.S. Department of Justice called the Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) the "greatest organized crime threat to the United States" in their 2009 National Drug Assessment report.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: January 14, 2009
Killing of 4-year-old LA boy believed gang related (Los Angeles, CA): The fatal shooting of a 4-year-old boy on a neighborhood sidewalk was believed to be gang-related, authorities said Wednesday as police searched for those responsible.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: January 14, 2009
I-15 shooting was likely gang-related (Salt Lake City, UT): A highway shooting during Friday's rush hour was likely gang-related and not a road-rage incident, as Utah Highway Patrol troopers originally thought.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 14, 2009
Nashua Police believes it's a step ahead of gangs (Nashua, NH): The bad news first: Wannabe gangs and the threat of legitimate gangs establishing themselves is something Nashua will likely always have to deal with.
Source: The Telegraph Date: January 14, 2009
Some anti-gang workers tempted into old lifestyle (Los Angeles, CA): Marlo "Bow Wow" Jones was a well-known gang intervention worker in South Los Angeles. Last March, the former member of the Grape Street Crips was working on a gang reduction effort with USC football Coach Pete Carroll.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 13, 2009
Violence in northwest Rochester likely to continue, gang expert says (Rochester, MN): There is no end in sight to gang violence in northwest Rochester neighborhoods where there have been three drive-by shootings in three months, according to a gang expert.
Source: Post-Bulletin Date: January 13, 2009
Recent gang violence in Salinas leaves five dead (Salinas, CA): Salinas police are battling a recent spate of violence that's killed at least five people in separate incidents over three days.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 13, 2009
Portland alarmed at gang shootings (Portland, OR): A surge in gang violence that began with the shooting of a man at a funeral service in December has alarmed Portland and its leaders.
Source: KTVZ NewsChannel 21 Date: January 13, 2009
Colors of Success anti-gang initiative honored by FBI (Salt Lake City, UT): Lorena Rivera wanted to quit high school. Feeling lost and lonely during her sophomore year at Ogden High, the teenager started hanging out with gang members in an effort to fit in. Her grades plummeted along with her ambition.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 12, 2009
Sixth alleged gang member linked to alley assault arrested (Muscatine, IA): Police on Thursday arrested the sixth of eight alleged Latin Kings members accused of a September 2008 assault in a Muscatine alley.
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: January 12, 2009
Georgia high court upholds anti-gang law (Atlanta, GA): The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state’s anti-gang statute, rejecting claims the law is unconstitutional.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: January 12, 2009
Gang activity a growing problem in Northwest Arkansas (Arkansas): Gangbanging for Freddy Montoya was not the typical American-dream-gone-awry story depicted in Hollywood movies. Occasionally he got into fights when he lived in Albuquerque, N.M., but never really when he moved to Springdale in 2000.
Source: The Arkansas Traveler Date: January 12, 2009
Detective says suspected gang member confessed to iPod killings (Colorado Springs, CO): A 19-year-old man accused of killing two other teenagers during what is believed to be a gang brawl last week over a stolen iPod was identified by witnesses as the shooter and confessed when questioned by investigators, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday.
Source: The Gazette Date: January 12, 2009
10 convicted of various gang-related crimes (Santa Ana, CA): Ten members and associates of a ruthless Hispanic street gang that sought to control drug trafficking in crime-riddled South Los Angeles by targeting blacks were convicted Monday on various criminal charges.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 12, 2009
Santa Cruz police target gang crime, make five arrests (Santa Cruz, CA): Gang investigators arrested five people suspected of possessing weapons or illegal drugs, and contacted numerous suspected gang members during a special enforcement Friday, Santa Cruz police reported.
Source: The Mercury News Date: January 12, 2009
Honolulu police revive database to keep track of gang activity (Honolulu, HI): Honolulu police have resurrected a database that helps officers track the membership and movements of O'ahu gangs. With federal law enforcement money, the Honolulu Police Department in March began entering names, locations and other information into a central database administered by the department's Juvenile Services Division.
Source: The Honolulu Advertiser Date: January 11, 2009
Ganging up on crime (Garland, UT): Marty Hiles was shocked when flyers for the Vagos motorcycle club started circulating in Garland, a berg of about 2,000 people in Box Elder County that he jokingly calls his personal "Mayberry."
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 11, 2009
Police: shooting was gang-related (Santa Fe Springs, CA): A shooting reported Saturday was a gunbattle between rival gang members, officials said. Three men were wounded, one of them seriously, in the incident, which occurred about 8:20 p.m. on Norwalk Boulevard, just south of Washington Boulevard, Whittier police Lt. Bill Webster said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 11, 2009
Yakima Valley to form anti-gang force (Yakima, WA): Using seed money from the state's anti-gang law, leaders from Yakima Valley's law enforcement agencies are creating a task force to pursue the county's most violent criminals.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 11, 2009
Police call Portland-area gang wars a 'crisis' (Portland, OR): Gang enforcement officials across the Portland area are sounding the alarm as police and crisis workers race to one gang shooting after another -- violence that erupted after a man was gunned down by a rival inside a North Portland church last month.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 10, 2009
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