Gang-Related News Articles
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Two suspected gang members arrested with semiautomatic weapons in New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ): Two North Brunswick men suspected of selling guns in the city were arrested Saturday, police said Monday.
Source: Home News Tribune Date: August 11, 2009
Gang members arrested for pimping young girl (Las Vegas, NV): Police have arrested four men who claim to be members of a local gang. They're charged with some very serious crimes, including kidnapping and forcing a child to work as a prostitute.
Source: KVBC News 3 Date: August 11, 2009
Hennepin County cities join together to fight gangs (Hennepin County, MN): A new effort to fight gang activity in Hennepin County is taking shape. The Hennepin County Sheriff's department and the county's city police chiefs said their departments will meet bi-weekly to talk about strategies and to coordinate anti-gang activity, according to Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: August 10, 2009
Officer attacked by gang members in Ottumwa (Ottumwa, IA): Four people are in custody after an Ottumwa police officer was assaulted Sunday morning in what officials are calling a gang attack.
Source: The Ottumwa Courier Date: August 10, 2009
Police seek suspects in Santa Ana stabbing (Santa Ana, CA): Authorities are looking for four to six possible gang members who they think stabbed a man several times early Sunday after learning he was not affiliated with a gang, they said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 10, 2009
Fresno killings gang related (Fresno, TX): Two brothers are found shot to death in Fresno. Fort Bend County Sheriff's investigators say one of the men was in a well-known street gang.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News Date: August 10, 2009
Arrests made in gang investigation (Marlboro County, SC): Monday, the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office and the Bennettsville Police Department announced the arrests of seven more suspected gang members.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15 Date: August 10, 2009
South Park shooting over gang graffiti (Seattle, WA): The 16-year-old boy believed to have been behind the wheel during a Sunday shooting in South Park allegedly told police he and fellow attackers are gang members who targeted other gang members that had cross out their tags.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 10, 2009
No Gangs: Boxing club will provide youths an alternative (Hickory, NC): When Eddie Mitchell, Hickory Dickory Dock's general manager, saw that Hickory's young people were being drawn into gang activity, he decided to get involved by introducing them to a sport he has always loved -- boxing.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: August 10, 2009
Gang influence questioned after inmates' deaths (McAlester, OK): Relatives of 3 inmates who died last month at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary are questioning whether gangs control the state's maximum security prison.
Source: News On 6 Date: August 9, 2009
Salinas tackling deadly gang violence (Salinas, CA): Police in Salinas are getting help from fellow law enforcement agencies to stem gang violence that has left seven dead and six injured in 12 days.
Source: The Mercury News Date: August 9, 2009
Gang violence linked to social roots (Amherst, MA): When a gang member kills a member of another gang, it's not a usually over drugs or money, but about status and respect, said a University of Massachusetts sociologist.
Source: The Republican Date: August 9, 2009
Local lawmen on the lookout for gang activity (Okaloosa County, FL): Northwest Florida residents once shook their heads at news of national gang violence, but with a recent shooting in the Wright area, it is clear that gangs are an issue locally.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News Date: August 9, 2009
Tearful gang member claims he's victim of bad reputation (sEATTLE, wa): At 21, Eric Sanford is a felon, a son of the Central District and an unrepentant gang member. On Thursday, Sanford was a young man crying as he told a U.S. District Court judge he wasn't much more than a guy caught with a gun and a bad reputation.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 9, 2009
Grant County in the crossfire of a gang war (Grant County, WA): More than 10 years ago, "Maniac" moved to Central Washington to escape a Los Angeles street gang. An illegal immigrant from Tijuana, Mexico, Maniac - who refused to provide his real name for this story - sought refuge in Grant County, a largely rural and agricultural area where his grandfather was already working in the fields.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: August 8, 2009
International street gang members held (Las Vegas, NV): Immigration officials arrested 29 foreign nationals this week in Las Vegas and Mesquite as part of a three-day multi-agency gang enforcement operation.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: August 8, 2009
Suspected 'Latin Kings' arrested by Newburgh police (Newburgh, NY): Police interrupted a burglary Thursday and arrested six alleged members of the Latin Kings. City of Newburgh police said officers reported to a burglary in progress at approximately 8:50 p.m. at the Family Barber Shop on Broadway.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: August 8, 2009
Gang Activity blamed for double murder in Fresno (Fresno, CA): Police are blaming gang activity for a double murder in Central Fresno Friday night.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: August 8, 2009
State cuts hurt gang enforcement efforts (Oakland, CA): While the wheels of justice sometimes seem to turn slowly, the two biggest police raids in Richmond and Oakland last year have proved beneficial to the residents of both cities.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 7, 2009
11 inmates injured in brawl at county jail (Cook County, IL): Eleven inmates, some wielding homemade weapons, were injured in a gang-related brawl early Thursday at the Cook County Jail.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 7, 2009
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