Gang-Related News Articles
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MS-13 gang members indicted (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities today made a number of arrests of members of a notorious street gang known as MS-13 during a multi-agency anti-gang operation in Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: June 24, 2009
Gangs on residents' minds in Sultan (Sultan, WA): They came to find a way to never let it happen again in their town. About 250 people gathered Tuesday night in Sultan to talk about the beating and stabbing death of a Marysville teenager and the arrest of five young people from Sultan in connection with the slaying.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: June 24, 2009
Task force studies gangs in IW (Windsor, VA): The recent rash of gang-related activity in Windsor has prompted Isle of Wight County Sheriff Charlie Phelps to establish a task force to study the emerging problem countywide.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 24, 2009
St. Paul police ramp up scrutiny of rival gangs in wake of shooting death, stabbing (St. Paul, MN): An 18-year-old shot to death. A 15-year-old near death from a stabbing. In both gang-related cases, a small act of perceived dis-respect led to their attackers' massive retaliation.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 24, 2009
Youth crime is on the rise in NN, Hampton (Hampton, VA): The number of violent crimes committed by juveniles in Newport News and Hampton has risen steadily over the past five years at a time when overall violence has been falling on the Peninsula, the latest statistics reveal.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 24, 2009
Oxnard moves forward on anti-gang measures (Oxnard, CA): The Oxnard Police Department plans to develop a three-county network for law enforcement and other organizations to share information about gangs.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 24, 2009
Guns, drugs seized in Vineland gang arrest (Vineland, NJ): Police arrested two city men and seized drugs, money and several loaded weapons Monday at a Center City home.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: June 23, 2009
Myrtle Beach teen identified as gang member, arrested for having knife (Myrtle Beach, SC): A Myrtle Beach teen, who was identified as a gang member, was arrested for having a knife, according to a police report.
Source: The Sun News Date: June 23, 2009
Four men arrested for morning drive-by shooting in La Puente (La Puente, CA): Sheriff's deputies arrested four men this morning in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred at 6:50 a.m. today, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 23, 2009
Columbia Heights is still gripped by violence (Washington, DC): A rash of shootings in a rapidly redeveloping section of Columbia Heights has given longtime and newly minted residents a sobering reminder that as much as the area has changed, the presence of gangs and violence has not.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 22, 2009
Nine gang members arrested in immigration raid (Denver, CO): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Greeley police officers announced Monday that they have arrested or identified nine gang members who were rounded up in an operation targeting illegal immigrants with ties to violent street gangs in Weld County.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: June 22, 2009
Plea for peace after St. Paul teen with gang ties gunned down (St. Paul, MN): Not even a block from the neighborhood rec center, 18-year-old Dionte Montantes of Saint Paul was shot in the head while walking alone on the 1000 block of Iglehart Avenue around 5:20 Friday afternoon.
Source: KARE 11 News Date: June 21, 2009
Eleven inmates reported injured in gang-related riot at state prison in Corcoran (Corcoran, CA): At least 11 inmates at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran were reported injured in a riot involving rival Hispanic gang factions just after noon today, prison officials reported.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 21, 2009
Fatal stabbing in Sultan brings attention to gangs (Sultan, WA): Even before Wednesday's beating and stabbing death of a Marysville teen in downtown Sultan, a countywide team had planned to meet with people in Monroe to talk about gangs in the Skykomish Valley.
Source: Herald Net Date: June 20, 2009
Gangs flourish in suburbs (Baltimore, MD): In middle school, they were friends, playing in the same local football league. Some kids played for the Crofton Cardinals. Others wore the jerseys of the Odenton Wildcats.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 20, 2009
Gang task force arrests 17 (Hemet, CA): A gang task force arrested 16 adults and one teenager during a sweep operation in the Hemet-San Jacinto region, a sheriff's spokesman said Saturday.
Source: North County Times Date: June 20, 2009
Chattanooga police utilize federal court system (Chattanooga, TN): Two years after the Chattanooga Police Department formed a crime suppression unit tasked with targeting gangs, officers have discovered their best tool in getting gangs off the street — the federal court system.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: June 20, 2009
Some find El Monte police officer's side business -- selling clothing with gang symbols -- dismaying (El Monte, CA): When El Monte Police Officer George Fierro was seen on video kicking a prone, heavily tattooed gang member in the head at the end of a televised high-speed chase, he received some criticism but also a good amount of praise.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 20, 2009
36 Detroit gang members arrested in crackdown (Detroit, MI): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have helped round up 36 members of violent street gangs in Detroit.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 19, 2009
12 suspected gang members charged in Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): Authorities say they've charged a dozen members of a Syracuse street gang with selling drugs and using violence to protect their turf.
Source: WCAX 3 News Date: June 19, 2009
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