Gang-Related News Articles
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Greenville County summer gang sweep yields guns, drugs (Greenville County, SC): A task force that targets Greenville County gangs every summer made 184 arrests this year, while seizing 16 handguns, more than $19,000 in cash and an array of drugs, Sheriff Steve Loftis said Thursday.
Source: The Greenville News Date: August 28, 2009
Instead of handcuffs, Houston tries fighting street gangs with lawsuits (Houston, TX): Criminal street gang members are facing a different kind of initiation in Houston, this time from prosecutors who are trying a new tactic.
Source: Examiner Date: August 28, 2009
Major drug bust in Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD): 51 grams of crack cocaine and $6,400 in cash, all taken off the streets by the Sioux Falls Narcotics Task Force.
Source: KSFY News Date: August 28, 2009
Fugitive gang member arrested in Louisiana (Wichita, KS): The last of 28 suspected Crips gang members indicted two years ago on racketeering charges has been arrested in northwest Louisiana and will be returned to Kansas to stand trail, authorities said today.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: August 28, 2009
Indictments sweep up gang members in South Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ) : The FBI Violent Street Gang Task Force and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced the execution of 14 search warrants and the indictment of over 100 gang members.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: August 28, 2009
Victim's sister asks why MS-13 gang members beat up, shot her brother (Houston, TX): Police say Joel Martinez was attacked outside a nightclub because of the clothes he was wearing, but his sister doesn’t think that’s a good enough reason for at least nine MS-13 gang members to beat up and kill her brother.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: August 28, 2009
Yonkers gangs flaunt guns on Web (Yonkers, NY): Street gangs in the city's southwest have posted audio slide shows of their members on the Internet flashing handguns and other weapons.
Source: The Journal News Date: August 28, 2009
Restraining order targets gang crime (San Antonio, TX): Twenty-five suspected gang members no longer are being allowed to associate with each other around the Lincoln Courts area after the Bexar County District Attorney's office successfully obtained temporary restraining orders against them Wednesday.
Source: Express-News Date: August 27, 2009
Gang-linked thieves busted in 75-cent robbery (Gainesville, FL): Gainesville police have arrested two men they say are gang members and they are searching for a third man in connection with a robbery that apparently netted 75 cents.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: August 27, 2009
Gang alert issued at schools (Albany, GA): An alert originally sent out to students at one Albany college Wednesday morning was broadened to include all four Albany high schools and Albany State University by the end of the day in what police are now saying could be a possible gang initiation.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: August 27, 2009
Gang awareness classes give teachers upper hand (Pasco, WA): Taking back their schools and going after gangs. It's been a growing local problem. We wanted to know what type of gang prevention our local schools have.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: August 27, 2009
Number of local gang members jumps by nearly 3,000 since 2006 (Kern County, CA): The number of gang members in Kern County has skyrocketed 63 percent in the last four years, police said Thursday. Gang members and associates went from nearly 4,600 in 2006 to nearly 7,500 this year.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: August 27, 2009
Club staff say they warned victim (Boston, MA): Jose Alicea refused to back down, standing steadfast with a friend outside a Back Bay nightclub last week, surrounded by a dozen irate men.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 26, 2009
Police say shootings were gang related (Fairfield, CA): Fairfield investigators confirmed Tuesday that two young brothers gunned down Sunday morning within the city were victims of gang violence.
Source: The Reporter Date: August 26, 2009
No gangs allowed in Orem parks, schools (Orem, UT): Orem's parks and public schools are now officially off limits to gang members for use as hangouts. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution establishing the parks and school grounds as non-loitering zones for gang members.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 26, 2009
San Bernardino city prosecutor pursues anti-tagging injunction (San Bernardino, CA): A city prosecutor wants to try a try a new legal tactic against taggers - injunctions that would prevent known graffiti artists from hanging out together in specific areas of the city.
Source: The Sun Date: August 26, 2009
Investigation leads to more than 60 gang-related arrests (Phoenix, AZ): More than 100 people connected to Phoenix streets gangs face criminal charges following an investigation that revealed drug-running activities stretching from Arizona to the East Coast.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: August 26, 2009
Gang sweep catches eight (Santa Clarita, CA): Sheriff's deputies netted eight alleged gang members and a cache of weapons in a series of early morning raids Wednesday, exposing a growing gang problem in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Source: The Signal Date: August 26, 2009
Gang members among five arrested in car bashing (San Juan Capistrano, CA): After four cars were found smashed by baseball bats in the La Zanja neighborhood of San Juan Capistrano on Tuesday night, sheriff's deputies arrested five suspects, including two charged as gang members.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 26, 2009
Code enforcement ride-along reveals problems littering Robin Dr. (Park Ridge, IL): Gang graffiti scrawled across brick walls, uncut lawns, trash piled where it shouldn't be and, most recently, live chickens, are just some of the issues Robert Prorak deals with almost daily.
Source: Park Ridge Herald-Advocate Date: August 25, 2009
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