Gang-Related News Articles
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Police operation in Duarte targets gangs after recent shootings (Duarte, CA): Sheriff's deputies conducted a two-night gang sweep across the city this weekend in response to a string of recent gang shootings that wounded one man, and alarmed residents and city officials.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: December 6, 2009
Gangs plague small E Wash town of Outlook (Outlook, WA): There is a degree of lawlessness in this small community that goes beyond the shooting of a Yakima County sheriff's deputy last summer.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: December 6, 2009
Manatee gang pushes south into Sarasota County (Sarasota, FL): For two years, the street gang Sur 13 has been squeezed by Manatee County authorities. Undercover detectives videotaped gang members selling drugs.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: December 6, 2009
Gang member faces mandatory prison under new 'Valadez' law (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member from the South Side has become the first person charged under a new state law that toughens penalties for gang members caught with loaded weapons.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: December 6, 2009
Giving tourists a look at gang culture (Los Angeles, CA): A group of civic activists, united by faith and a belief that the poor economy in the interior of Los Angeles is a social injustice, is preparing to offer bus tours of some of the grittiest pockets of the city, including decayed public housing, sites of deadly shootouts and streets ravaged by racial unrest.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 5, 2009
Valley gangs leave trail on Web (Los Angeles, CA): For a while now, the Barrio Van Nuys street gang has been claiming a version of the New York Yankees' interlocked NY logo as its own.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: December 5, 2009
Gang issue back with a vengeance (Staten Island, NY): After a spate of gang-related murders on Staten Island and other high-profile shootings across the city, the City Council is looking for ways to crack down on street gangs and dissuade youth from crime.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: December 5, 2009
Six arrested in Victory Gardens-based drug ring (Victory Gardens, NJ): A law enforcement task force over the past two weeks arrested five adults and one juvenile — some with reputed gang ties or carrying handguns — who allegedly are part of a cocaine-dealing business based in Victory Gardens, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday.
Source: Daily Record Date: December 4, 2009
Prosecutors gang up on new crime stats delivered by NYPD (New York, NY): The NYPD said gang crime is down 51%, drawing scoffs from prosecutors. Assistant Commissioner Susan Petito told a City Council hearing there were 188 gang-motivated incidents from January to mid-October, down from 436 for the same period last year.
Source: New York Daily News Date: December 4, 2009
Law could bang gang recruiters (New York, NY): Gangbangers caught recruiting could spend a lot more time in prison under laws proposed by the City Council yesterday.
Source: New York Post Date: December 4, 2009
Black gangs vented hatred for whites in downtown attacks (Denver, CO): Black gangs roaming downtown Denver often vented their hatred for white victims before assaulting and robbing them during a four-month crime wave, according to interviews and court records obtained by 7NEWS.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: December 4, 2009
City council takes aim at street gangs (New York, NY): The City Council will be holding hearings this morning on legislation meant to crack down on street gangs. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.
Source: WNYC Radio Date: December 3, 2009
Salinas officials attend anti-gang summit in New York (New York, NY): Surrounded by the holiday glow of midtown Manhattan, officials from Monterey County on Wednesday joined an elite group of innovators from all over the world who stand on the front lines of battling gang violence and drug crime.
Source: The Herald Date: December 3, 2009
Money, drug deals fuel violence in Salinas, state (Salinas, CA): These days, gang members are increasingly focused on dealing drugs and more willing to venture into enemy territory. Both may be factors in Salinas' record number of homicides this year, gang experts said Wednesday.
Source: The Californian Date: December 3, 2009
Quinn signs gang gun law named after Chicago cop (Chicago, IL): Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law today to require prison time for street gang members convicted of possessing a loaded gun in a public area.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 3, 2009
U.S. freezes assets linked to Mexican drug gang (Washington, DC): The United States has frozen the U.S.-based assets of 22 individuals and 10 companies linked to one of Mexico's most ruthless drug gangs, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday.
Source: Reuters Date: December 3, 2009
Reputed gang member charged in death of federal informant (Chicago, IL): A reputed Vice Lords street gang member was charged Tuesday with killing a federal informant in 2006.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 2, 2009
Five alleged members of gang arrested (Buffalo, NY): Federal agents are working with Buffalo police and state police to crack down on a violent gang that has terrorized the city’s Lower West Side for more than a decade.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: December 2, 2009
Two alleged gang members arrested in Sacramento slaying (Sacramento, CA): Two alleged gang members are in custody today in connection with last month's shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in south Sacramento, according to authorities.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 2, 2009
Shooting in Salinas is city's 26th killing of year (Salinas, CA): The latest fatal shooting in Salinas has set a new annual record for homicides in this coastal community plagued by gang violence.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 2, 2009
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