Gang-Related News Articles
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What you should know about gangs in Gaston (Gaston, NC): Gang members say their loyalty binds them to the Bloods or Crips for life. To Nancy Capistran, it can look a lot like fear.
Source: Gaston Gazette Date: October 24, 2009
Though violence doesn't always travel, aspects of Springfield's drug, gang culture echo through region (Springfield, MA): On a cold Friday morning, a table of candles flickered outside the house where a young mother was struck by bullets Sunday, becoming Springfield's 17th murder victim and third in a five-day spate of fatal violence.
Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette Date: October 24, 2009
Gang member to serve 18 years in prison (Providence, RI): Souvanh Keosouvanh was born in a Thai refugee camp and arrived in this country at an extreme disadvantage. His mother left him and his three siblings, and they were raised by their father, an abusive alcoholic.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: October 24, 2009
Suspect arrested in Natomas homicide has history of gun possession (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with Saturday morning's fatal shooting outside the Center Court restaurant and night club in Natomas, according to authorities.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: October 24, 2009
City cops arrest suspected gang leader (New Haven, CT): A suspected leader of the Crips gang was arrested Wednesday on charges stemming from an August raid of a Lines Street home that netted cash, drugs and gang literature, police said.
Source: New Haven Register Date: October 23, 2009
Gang member gets nine years for stabbing rival near St. Paul school (St. Paul, MN): A Surenos 13 gang member who stabbed a rival gang member last summer near Arlington High School in St. Paul was sentenced Friday to more than nine years in prison.
Source: Star Tribune Date: October 23, 2009
Teen gets 50 years to life for gang executions (Santa Ana, CA): A teenage gang member was sentenced today to at least 50 years in state prison for an execution-style shooting that left two members of a rival gang dead and a third in a coma.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: October 23, 2009
Police arrest 11 after report of Corky Row brawl (Fall River, MA): A recent spate of crime in the Corky Row neighborhood reached a crescendo Thursday when police were called to a disturbance that erupted into an alleged gang riot.
Source: The Herald News Date: October 23, 2009
Two men charged in gang dispute, shooting (Rochester, MN): Riot and damage to property charges have been filed against two Rochester men stemming from what authorities describe as a gang-related dispute and shooting in June.
Source: Post-Bulletin Date: October 23, 2009
More than 1,100 officers, agents conduct gang sweep in South L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): More than 1,100 Los Angeles police officers and FBI agents conducted a crackdown early this morning on the “Rolling 40s” gang in an attempt to lessen its stronghold in South Los Angeles, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 22, 2009
San Pablo police field anti-gang education program for parents (San Pablo, CA): San Pablo police kicked off a new gang-education program this week, aimed at teaching parents of preteens how to look for signs of trouble in their own homes.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 22, 2009
Grant fuels gang resistance (Albany, NY): Albany schools are using part of a $6 million federal grant to start a gang-prevention program for sixth graders.
Source: Times Union Date: October 22, 2009
41 indicted in Racine on drug charges (Racine, WI): Federal prosecutors say 41 people in the Racine area have been indicted on drug charges, and say most are alleged gang members.
Source: The Janesville Gazette Date: October 22, 2009
Gang attack erupts on SB's Eastside (Santa Barbara, CA): At least one person was critically injured yesterday afternoon in what police believe was a duo of gang attacks that erupted several blocks from each other on Santa Barbara’s Eastside.
Source: The Daily Sound Date: October 22, 2009
East side shooting death called gang-related (Detroit, MI): A 19-year-old Detroit man is dead and his uncle critically wounded after being shot in what police are calling a gang-related shooting on the city's east side.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: October 22, 2009
Reputed gang members charged with murders (San Francisco, CA): Five men with alleged ties to the MS-13 street gang in San Francisco have been charged in federal court with murders that could be punishable by death.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 22, 2009
‘Gang wall’ comes tumbling down (Fallbrook, CA): On Saturday morning, October 17, San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn and Sheriff Bill Gore took sledgehammers to a cinderblock wall in the 1100 block of South Vine Street that has been well known for shielding gang-related crime.
Source: The Village News Date: October 22, 2009
'Mammoth takedown' of violent Mexican drug gang (Los Angeles, CA): Just before dawn Wednesday, Drug Enforcement Administration agents launched a raid on suspected Mexican drug traffickers hiding out in a Los Angeles suburb.
Source: ABC News Date: October 22, 2009
Suspect arrested in DHS fatal shooting outside Vons (Los Angeles County, CA): An 18-year-old from Los Angeles County has been arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing a man outside Vons grocery store earlier this month, Desert Hot Springs police announced this morning.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: October 22, 2009
Pacific Islander summit focuses on educating community about gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah's director of Pacific Islander Affairs on Thursday likened the state's gang activity to a tsunami and implored the community to intervene before the problem causes more destruction.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 22, 2009
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