Gang-Related News Articles
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Attack on young woman highlights Osceola County's gang problem (Kissimmee, FL): Three young men received lengthy prison terms after being convicted of abducting and raping a Poinciana woman — an attack that illustrates the extreme violence of Central Florida's street gangs.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: May 12, 2010
Fresno continues gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): Fresno police made 21 felony and 15 misdemeanor arrests Sunday night in an ongoing crackdown against gang violence.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 11, 2010
Gang unit files charges on eight members (Escambia County, FL): An almost four month investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office Gang Unit and Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has culminated with charges being filed on eight known gang members and two gang associates.
Source: WALA FOX 10 News Date: May 11, 2010
Nine with gang ties arrested on charges of cocaine sales (Brownsville, FL): Nine people with ties to a Brownsville gang were arrested Monday on felony drug charges. The suspects are linked to the Garnet Circle Boys, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: May 11, 2010
King City grapples with latest homicide as police say 15-year-old's shooting was gang-related (King City, CA): Police are seeking the public's help as they investigate Sunday's fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy, whose death makes 2010 the city's deadliest year in at least nine years.
Source: The Californian Date: May 11, 2010
In Newburgh, gangs and violence reign (Newburgh, NY): It started with adolescent taunting near a frozen pond on a January afternoon and soon escalated into a brawl. By the time it was over, Levi King Flores, a 17-year-old suspected gang member, was dead from a stab wound between his shoulder blades.
Source: The New York Times Date: May 11, 2010
Holder brings anti-gang effort to Oakland (Oakland, CA): Putting a dent in gang and youth violence - and not medical marijuana activity - is a priority of the Obama administration, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday after touring an East Oakland youth center.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 11, 2010
Three men jailed after gang attack with shovels, hammer and knives in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested after police rushed to break up a fight between young men armed with shovels, knives and a hammer on Monday evening, authorities reported.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 11, 2010
Gang free? That is Yakima's goal (Yakima, WA): Help wanted: Expert in the art of mobilizing communities and fighting gangs. Must have good organizational skills and know how to talk to at-risk youth as well as police officers, city officials and community leaders.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 11, 2010
'Operation Groundhog' roots out 45 suspected gang members in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Forty-three suspected gang members have been arrested and two others are wanted after a year-long investigation into a violent Sureno street gang in Watsonville.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 10, 2010
Gang member database working (Hazlewood, MO): Over two years after it was first established, a gang member database is apparently paying dividends in North St. Louis County.
Source: KMOX News Date: May 10, 2010
Attorney general talks gang violence in Calif. (Sacramento, CA): The Obama administration will make combating gang violence a top priority through initiatives that focus on prevention, education and intervention, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.
Source: The Associated Press Date: May 10, 2010
14 charged in drug, gun trafficking bust in SB Co (Santa Barbara, CA): Charges have been filed against 14 people who were arrested last week as part of a major drug trafficking and weapons dealing bust involving street gangs in Santa Barbara County.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 10, 2010
Three reputed gang members arrested after attack on off-duty LAX officer (Los Angeles, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested after they allegedly opened fire on a car driven by an off-duty LAX airport police officer in unincorporated South Los Angeles, authorities said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 10, 2010
Teenage gang members arrested for beating man to death with baseball bat (Tampa, FL): Two teenage gang members were arrested today and charged with beating a man to death with a baseball bat.
Source: Examiner Date: May 10, 2010
Fresno gang sweep nets 29 (Fresno, CA): Fresno police made 29 arrests related to felony and misdemeanor offenses Saturday night as part of a continuing two-week crackdown on gang activity in the city.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 9, 2010
Gang sweep in Yucaipa nets 57 arrests (Yucaipa, CA): During a weekend gang sweep in Yucaipa, authorities arrested 57 people and recovered drugs and guns.
Source: The Sun Date: May 9, 2010
Fresno police report 648 arrests in gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): Fresno police say they've arrested more than 600 suspects since officers started getting tough on gangs in the city.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 9, 2010
Fight between rival gang members lands one in jail (Liberty, NY): A fight between members of the Crips and Latin Kings street gangs ended with the arrest of a Liberty man on a weapons charge.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: May 8, 2010
Three United Front gang members sentenced (New Bedford, MA): Federal judges sentenced three United Front gang members to prison terms this week for drug and firearms charges stemming from a trifecta of drug busts starting in March 2008, reports the New Bedford Standard-Times.
Source: Boston Herald Date: May 8, 2010
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