Gang-Related News Articles
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Armed and dangerous: The new reality of teen crime (Norfolk, VA): Botched robberies across South Hampton Roads ended in the fatal shootings of a boy responding to his mother's cries, a fleeing pizza delivery man and a father of two who'd just ended a call with his mother.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: May 10, 2009
Salt Lake police try new tactics to head off crime (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police Officer Cordon Parks kept knocking on the door until the man inside answered. "What do you want? I ain't breaking no law!" the man shouted when he came outside his house near 1000 East and 1700 South.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 10, 2009
One killed in gang fight, police say (Columbia, SC): A six-week dispute between two gangs left one man dead Friday and one charged in that killing, Columbia police and Richland County deputies said.
Source: The State Date: May 9, 2009
20 'drug dealers, gang members' arrested in Largo's Baskins area (Largo, FL): The arrest toll has risen to 20 people in an operation that the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is calling a roundup of "street-level drug dealers and gang members" in the Baskins area. Authorities are searching for 21 additional suspects.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: May 9, 2009
Seattle beefs up gang response (Seattle, WA): An effort is under way to prepare for what could be a violent summer. The Seattle Gang Task Force and community leaders are taking proactive steps to curb the gang problem in the city.
Source: KING 5 News Date: May 9, 2009
Educators endorse gang leader's book (Baltimore, MD): Four local educators - including a two-time Baltimore mayoral candidate - are listed among endorsers of a black empowerment handbook that federal authorities say was written and distributed by the leader of a violent prison gang to spread its message.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 9, 2009
11-month gang probe nets 31 (Modesto, CA): Modesto police say they've completed a lengthy investigation into gang activity in the airport neighborhood, and that residents are likely safer as a result.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: May 8, 2009
Gang feuds have police planning for overtime (Seattle, WA): The latest bloody episode in the city's gang saga was written Tuesday night outside a South Seattle doughnut shop.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: May 8, 2009
United Front street gang targeted in latest law enforcement sweep in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): A year after raiding the Monte Park street gang, a regional anti-gang task force has arrested eight reputed members of the rival United Front gang.A year after raiding the Monte Park street gang, a regional anti-gang task force has arrested eight reputed members of the rival United Front gang.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: May 8, 2009
‘Sweet kid’ gunned down (Boston, MA): Soheil Turner, a basketball-loving natural leader who let little kids cut in line, was shot twice in the head in Roxbury yesterday morning after buying a honey bun before heading off to school.
Source: Boston Herald Date: May 8, 2009
Roseville graffiti gang is 'defunct' after arrests (Roseville, CA): Roseville Police have a message for those who would leave their illicit mark on the city, one can of spray paint at a time: You’re not welcome here.
Source: The Press-Tribune Date: May 8, 2009
'Juggalos' to be tried as a gang in Modesto assault (Modesto, CA): Four young men suspected of assaulting a man in Graceada Park and who share an interest in an underground band called Insane Clown Posse must stand trial as members of a criminal street gang that authorities call Juggalos, a judge said Friday.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: May 8, 2009
Rash of gang graffiti spreads (Corvallis, OR): It has shown up on fences, businesses, schools. Often, the perpetrators use spray paint, but sometimes they choose markers. The marks they leave behind might be indecipherable, but they still cause headaches for property owners, law enforcement and city workers.
Source: Corvallis Gazette Times Date: May 7, 2009
Gang trio arrested in SE Fresno robbery (Fresno, CA): Fresno police arrested three gang members after a strong-arm robbery in southeast Fresno on Wednesday night.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 7, 2009
Newly revamped task force now targets gangs (Gloucester, VA): Having choked a methamphetamine problem threatening the Middle Peninsula earlier this decade, public safety officials have a new target: street gangs.
Source: Daily Press Date: May 7, 2009
Police look to students to help fight gangs (Salinas, CA): Salinas' new police chief said he is looking to students to help curb the city's gang-violence problem.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: May 7, 2009
Judge rules D.A. went too far with gang injunction (Orange County, CA): An Orange County judge rejected issuing a preliminary gang injunction against four people on Thursday, ruling that the district attorney failed to prove they were gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 7, 2009
Cops, feds crack down on Westside gang, charge 18 in sweep (Orlando, FL): Eighteen members and associates of the Westside gang — responsible for bringing millions of dollars of cocaine and marijuana into Central Florida — have been charged following a multi-agency sweep, state officials announced Tuesday.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: May 6, 2009
Old gang tattoo may have prompted attack (Madison, WI): A former gang member was attacked at a south-side restaurant apparently because of a gang affiliation tattoo he had on his arm, Madison police reported.
Source: The Capital Times Date: May 6, 2009
Feds arrest reputed Compton drug dealers (Compton, CA): The FBI says 15 people linked to a Compton street gang have been arrested as the result of a narcotics trafficking probe.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 6, 2009
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