Gang-Related News Articles
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Prince Memorial Greenway not gang turf (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa police say they are continuing efforts to identify suspects in the stabbing Tuesday of an 18-year-old Santa Rosa man along the city's Prince Memorial Greenway.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: May 7, 2010
Senate backs police on criminal gang database bill (St. Paul, MN): Legislation aimed at tightening police oversight of criminal gangs after last year's Metro Gang Strike Force scandal got roughed up a bit Friday in the Minnesota Senate.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: May 7, 2010
Man blames Lodi shooting on gang link (Lodi, CA): A 21-year-old man was shot in the right elbow around 9 p.m. Tuesday in front of an apartment in the 500 block of East Elm Street, Lodi police reported.
Source: The Record Date: May 6, 2010
Salinas Ceasefire call-in draws 30 gang members, a few juveniles (Salinas, CA): About 30 gang members — including a handful of juveniles — attended the Salinas Police Department's two Operation Ceasefire call-ins on Wednesday.
Source: The Californian Date: May 6, 2010
Plainfield gang investigation follow-up nets five suspects (Plainfield, NJ): New Jersey State Police and Plainfield Police Department arrested five people in a follow up of a 2008 investigation. Two of the five were wanted on indictments for illegally selling firearms including assault weapons.
Source: NJ TODAY Date: May 6, 2010
Latest Long Beach murder believed to be gang-related (Long Beach, CA): Police are investigating the city's third homicide in as many days, and the second believed to be tied to gang violence.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: May 6, 2010
Gang sweep leads to 11 arrests (Denver, CO): Almost a dozen members or associates of two street gangs were arrested during a five-day sweep conducted in northern Colorado by federal and local law enforcement agencies.
Source: The Denver Post Date: May 5, 2010
Two juveniles plead guilty to weapons charges in large alleged gang murder case (Hudson County, NJ): Two juveniles have pleaded guilty to charges filed in the crackdown on 52 Hoover Street Gangsta Crips based in Jersey City's Booker T. Washington housing complex and they have provided statements incriminating others arrested in the case, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: May 5, 2010
Four charged in Madison as manhunt stretches across country (Groves, TX): Authorities in Texas late Tuesday were looking for the man Madison police say shot and killed a rival gang member last week outside a Fordem Avenue business.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 5, 2010
Gang expert: East Side shooting an unusual incident (Madison, WI): The victim of a Madison shooting last week and his accused killer are members of West Coast-affiliated Latino gangs that are violent rivals in Los Angeles but usually work together once they migrate to other parts of the country, according to a national gang expert.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 5, 2010
Five Plainfield residents arrested in gang crackdown follow-up (Plainfield, NJ): Five people have been arrested in a follow-up to Operation Five Spot, a 2008 crackdown on gang activity in the city.
Source: Courier News Date: May 5, 2010
Santa Cruz police to partner with immigration officials to fight gang violence (Santa Cruz, CA): Besieged by unsolved gang violence, Santa Cruz police turned to federal immigration agents for help this week. Beginning Tuesday, a team of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are working with the Police Department to investigate gang crime in the city, Santa Cruz Police Chief Howard Skerry announced Wednesday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 5, 2010
U.S. Marshals arrest violent gang member (Memphis, TN): U.S. Marshals arrested a violent member of the Vice Lords in North Memphis Wednesday night.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: May 5, 2010
Suspected gang members arrested (Loveland, CO): Eleven suspected gang members recently were arrested by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and the Loveland Police Department.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: May 4, 2010
Teen died from Yakima gang shooting (Yakima, WA): The 15-year-old who was fatally wounded in a gang shooting in Yakima is the 11th homicide victim this year in Yakima County.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 4, 2010
Four arrests in Appleton gang case (Appleton, WI): Appleton police have made four arrests in connection with a planned gang fight at Memorial Park last week.
Source: WLUK FOX 11 News Date: May 4, 2010
Four charged in apparent gang-related killing (Madison, WI): Four people were charged Tuesday in last week's death of a 19-year-old who was gunned down in an apparent gang-related slaying.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: May 4, 2010
O’Malley signs anti-sex offender, gang crime bills (Annapolis, MD): Parents of children victimized by sex offenders and gang crime said they found solace in child protective legislation signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday, mingled with regret that it took their children’s deaths to bring it about.
Source: Cumberland Times-News Date: May 4, 2010
Gang member allegedly fires at teen in Fontana neighborhood (Fontana, CA): An 18-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly shot at a teenager in a Fontana neighborhood. Daniel Luna, Jr., 18, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and participation in criminal street gang activity, according to a Fontana police news release.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: May 4, 2010
Sudanese gangs may be growing in Omaha (Omaha, NE): Feeling culture shock and excluded from society, some young Sudanese men find comfort with street gangs. While the organizations are very new, some tell Action 3 News they're becoming very dangerous.
Source: Action 3 News Date: May 4, 2010
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