Gang-Related News Articles
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Minivan rams SUV in mistaken gang retribution on West Side (Chicago, IL): A few hours before sunup, the eight young friends from the west suburbs were just trying to get home in a black Lincoln Navigator SUV when they got turned around and lost on Chicago's West Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 4, 2009
Six accused Spring Valley gang members sentenced to prison (New City, NY): Six accused Spring Valley street gang members were sentenced to prison today for attacking members of a rival gang, leaving one man with 150 facial stitches.
Source: The Journal News Date: August 4, 2009
POLL: Are gang-related Web postings illegal? Judge listens to arguments (Fort Myers, FL): At times, a Tuesday hearing on a controversial anti-gang law resembled a law lecture more than a court hearing.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: August 4, 2009
Muncie, Anderson police try to untangle teen' girl's slaying (Muncie, IN): Muncie and Anderson police were talking to people of interest Monday, trying to determine who fatally shot a young Muncie woman in the parking lot of an under-21 club early Sunday.
Source: The Star Press Date: August 4, 2009
Gang detectives investigate stabbing (Lacey, WA): A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the ribs after two groups of young men got into a fight at Evergreen Forest Elementary School, 3025 Marvin Road S.E., about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Source: The Olympian Date: August 3, 2009
Florida gang ran hot-dog stand (Winter Garden, FL): The hot dogs were lousy, and the customers were few. But Hot Dog City still raked in millions of dollars. The financial success had nothing to do with the food
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: August 3, 2009
A block in Newark known for drugs and gangs is safe, for now (Newark, NJ): At 440 Elizabeth Ave. in Newark last week, tenants breathed a little easier. No gang members loitered in front of the pockmarked high-rise. Police were everywhere and families came out into the sun.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: August 3, 2009
W Seattle shots fired incident was gang-related (Seattle, WA): A 15-year-old West Seattle teen was arrested early Saturday after police responded to the report of shots fired and found him with a shotgun, according to a police report released Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 3, 2009
Documented gang member arrested in Modesto (Modesto, CA): Police said a documented gang member was arrested after guns were found at this home. The man was also arrested in March for assaulting a police officer.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: August 3, 2009
Gang members caught with guns (Orland, CA): A routine traffic stop ended early Sunday with two convicted gang members behind bars on suspicion of multiple weapons charges.
Source: Corning Observer Date: August 3, 2009
Gang shooting in Yakima sends two to hospital (Yakima, WA): Two 19-year-old gunshot victims were being treated Monday night after a gang-related shooting near the intersection of Queen and Maclaren avenues, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 3, 2009
Warring gangs have Houston's 'Gulfton Ghetto' in a stranglehold (Houston, TX): It’s an area of Houston like no other – a 3.2-square-mile neighborhood densely packed with apartment complexes and tens of thousands of people.
Source: Texas Cable News Date: August 3, 2009
Trouble with a South L.A. gang-intervention agency (Los Angeles, CA): Even for a gang member, Ivan Valencia led a particularly precarious lifestyle. He was a commuter. Valencia, 30, was a member of the Temple Street gang, which operates mostly on the southern edge of Silver Lake and Echo Park
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 2, 2009
Yakima police investigating another gang shooting (Yakima, WA): Yakima police officers responded to a report of gunshots early Sunday morning in the the fourth reported gang shooting in the past 72 hours in the city.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 2, 2009
LA tries test to find kids likely to join gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Gang prevention cop Jeff Norat drives a bunch of sullen teens through the gang-riddled streets of a Los Angeles neighborhood, not because they're in trouble with the law — but so they'll stay out of it.
Source: The Associated Press Date: August 2, 2009
Program keeps kids off streets (Mesa, AZ): A dog tag with a photo of his dead cousin, murdered in a drug-related home invasion in Mesa a month ago, dangles from Daniel Flores' neck.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: August 2, 2009
San Jose group arrested in multi-agency operation targeting area gang members (San Jose, CA) : Eight gang members and gang associates, including several with serious criminal histories, are in custody following the second multi-agency anti-gang enforcement operation spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in this area in as many months.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: August 2, 2009
Cyberspace used to recruit gang members (Winter Garden, FL): Gangs, often using the Internet, have spread beyond southern Florida into central Florida and farther, the U.S. National Gang Intelligence Center said.
Source: United Press International Date: August 2, 2009
After-school program cuts in Salinas area lead to gang fears (Salinas, CA): Jesus Untiveros has spent most of his summer playing cards and soccer or just hanging out with friends a few blocks from his east Salinas home.
Source: The Californian Date: August 1, 2009
Gang shootings leave three injured (Yakima, WA): Police officers were busy Friday and Saturday investigating a trio of gang-related shootings that injured three teenagers, sent officers on a high-speed chase and landed four people in jail.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 1, 2009
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