Gang-Related News Articles
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46 members of Bakersfield Crips gang arrested (Bakersfield, CA): Forty-six Bakersfield-area gang members have been arrested as part of an investigation that began more than two years ago.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 11, 2008
Inside the Feds' war on gang violence (Aurora, IL): The second time a stray bullet from a gangster's gun hit one of her children, Mary Fultz had had enough. They were aiming for her nephew, she says, but when the bullets started flying on a Saturday this past March, an errant slug tore through the wall of the family's duplex and into her 21-year-old daughter's thigh.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: December 10, 2008
Gang-tied crimes net hefty sentences (Charlotte, NC): Suspected members of Charlotte's most notorious home-grown gang were sent to prison Tuesday for a sophisticated drug operation that for years terrorized the Hidden Valley neighborhood.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: December 10, 2008
Gang task force arrests six in Eureka, McKinleyville (Eureka, CA): Officers of the Humboldt County Gang Task Force arrested six suspects this morning in a gang sweep targeting approximately a dozen suspected gang members, or known associates.
Source: Times-Standard Date: December 10, 2008
Fresno police to focus on gangs (Fresno, CA): At Riverpark in Fresno, Marguerite Laccabue is picking up a few odds and ends as part of her Christmas shopping. "My sister and brother in-law and all their kids," she said.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: December 10, 2008
Salina teens arrested under new gang recruitment law (Salinas, CA): A group of high school students are the first to be arrested in Salina under a new law that targets street gang recruitment.
Source: KSAL News Date: December 10, 2008
62 arrests made in operation gangs and guns (Fresno, CA): Operation Gangs and Guns is already proving to be a success for the Fresno Police Department.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: December 10, 2008
Gang problem spreading in West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL): Gang activity in West Palm Beach and across Palm Beach County is on the rise and law enforcement officials are finding some disturbing trends with the latest string of gang-related crimes.
Source: WPEC 12 News Date: December 10, 2008
Cary turning up heat on gangs (Cary, IL): Cary police have moved swiftly to put the kibosh on gang crime in the village, sending a message that gang activity will not be tolerated.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 10, 2008
Five hurt in Corning gang fight (Corning, CA): Law enforcement arrived only to find the aftermath of a large brawl between two rival gangs Saturday night, in which five people were taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: December 9, 2008
NJ anti-gang crackdown arrests more than 1,800 (Trenton, NJ): More than 1,800 suspects have been arrested as part of New Jersey's statewide anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: December 9, 2008
Law, SD2 officials work with parents to curb gang recruitment (Billings, MT): So your kid really likes one color and wears it all the time. The monochromatic dress, from hoodie to cell phone to belt and shoe laces, may represent more than personal preference, say law enforcement and school officials. It could represent a gang association.
Source: Billings Gazette Date: December 8, 2008
LA official sues gang leaders (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against gang leaders, seeking money for neighborhoods affected by their activities.
Source: United Press International Date: December 8, 2008
Teen shot after argument about gang affiliations (Bakersfield, CA): A 19-year-old man was shot Sunday evening in east Bakersfield after arguing with the shooters about gang affiliation, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: December 8, 2008
Houses tagged with gang graffiti in Sioux City's northside (Sioux City, IA): More than a dozen Sioux City homeowners woke up Sunday morning to find gang graffiti sprayed in their front yard. Reporter Samantha Suttle has more information on how police are investigating this activity.
Source: KPTH FOX 44 News Date: December 8, 2008
Four gang members convicted in racketeering, murder case (Baltimore, MD): Four members of a Baltimore-area drug gang were convicted today in a racketeering conspiracy involving five murders, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Sun Date: December 8, 2008
Seven new gun laws approved as part of gang crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): Seven proposed city laws intended to stifle gang and gun violence in Los Angeles were preliminarily approved Monday by a Los Angeles City Council committee.
Source: CBS2 News Date: December 8, 2008
DA: Gang laws need teeth (Winston-Salem, NC): Winston-Salem police consider new anti-gang laws to be useful tools, but the county district attorney says that the laws are unlikely to help much in court.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: December 7, 2008
Two men badly hurt in gang-related fight (Thousand Oaks, CA): Two young men were hospitalized Friday night after a gang-related fight in front of a Thousand Oaks home, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: December 7, 2008
Police say nine national and local gangs active in town (Framingham, MA): There are at least nine national and local gangs with nearly 200 active members in Framingham, but the public shouldn't be scared, police told a crowd of about 150 people last night.
Source: The Daily News Tribune Date: December 7, 2008
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