Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang leader gets 20 years (Honolulu, HI): A teenager who Honolulu police say is the leader of a gang whose members are responsible for two freeway shootings, an armed home-invasion robbery and other crimes has agreed to a 20-year prison term in a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin Date: September 29, 2009
Suffolk anti-gang unit arrests 52 in five weeks (Suffolk, NY): Suffolk police's newly reorganized anti-gang detectives have responded to a spike in violent assaults and robberies in the county this year with the arrest recently of more than four dozen suspected gang members, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Newsday Date: September 29, 2009
A San Bernardino gang's alleged murder plot uncovered (San Bernardino, CA): A plot to kill a man who left his violent San Bernardino gang was intercepted last week just as the potential murder weapons were being delivered, officials said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 29, 2009
Inmates charged in alleged prison gang fight (Salt Lake County, UT): Two prison inmates are accused of hiding shanks in a cell wall and attacking rival gang members.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 29, 2009
Campion outlines ideas for new anti-gang unit (St. Paul, MN): Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion talked to local law enforcement leaders Tuesday about creating "a new framework" to fight gangs, drugs and violent crime, replacing the Metro Gang Strike Force that Campion permanently shut down in July.
Source: Star Tribune Date: September 29, 2009
Baby is killed in apparent gang shooting (Van Nuys, CA): Police said a shooting that killed a 4-month-old boy and wounded two others in Van Nuys early Sunday was prompted by an argument between rival gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 28, 2009
Anti-gang ordinance eyed (Holyoke, MA): The City Council is considering an ordinance that would let police target known street-gang members who are loitering in certain areas.
Source: The Republican Date: September 28, 2009
One fatally stabbed, six injured, San Jose police say (San Jose, CA): One person was killed and six others were wounded over the weekend in San Jose in two separate fights that police say may be gang-related.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 28, 2009
Dozens arrested in SD drug-gang operation (San Diego, CA): Police say a six-month undercover operation targeting gang and drug crimes in San Diego has ended with the arrests of more than 90 people—half of them documented gang members—and led to the closure of a day-care center.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 28, 2009
Police still sorting out gang fight at ICC apartments (Peoria, IL): Details continue to accumulate from a melee that broke out late Saturday at an apartment complex for Illinois Central College students.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: September 28, 2009
Tulsa gang suspect arrested (Tulsa, OK): Federal officials say an alleged gang member from Tulsa who is accused in a slaying has been arrested in Wichita, Kan.
Source: Muskogee Phoenix Date: September 28, 2009
Gang member charged in fatal Little Village drive-by (Chicago, IL): A man police identified as a gang member was charged early today in the Sunday drive-by shooting death of a teen in the Little Village neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: September 28, 2009
Teenager faces murder charges in stabbing case (Mesa, AZ): A 17-year-old gang member faces second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing a 15-year-old rival member to death during school last week.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: September 28, 2009
Meeting to focus on gangs in Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA): With fox trot, tango and swing lessons, the Magic Moments Ballroom on Virginia Beach Boulevard usually doesn't appeal to gang members, owner Marvin Riner said. But the ballroom ended up at the center of a shootout between rival gangs last month, leaving a bullet hole in the studio window and two people injured.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: September 27, 2009
Graffiti-graced walls get a whitewashing (Battle Creek, MI): Jason Vasquez has painted gang signs in Battle Creek for years, but Saturday he was painting over them. "Getting the gang graffiti off makes things look better," he said. "Covering it is the best thing to do."
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer Date: September 27, 2009
Alleged hit man for Mexican cartel among nine arrested in gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Nine members and associates of a Bell Gardens street gang, including a suspected hit man for a Mexican drug cartel, have been arrested on drug trafficking and weapons charges, federal officials said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 26, 2009
Suspected gang shooting leaves one man dead (Santa Ana, CA): A 24-year-old man is dead tonight after what police are saying appears to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 26, 2009
Two injured in likely gang-related shooting in Fairfield (Fairfield, CA): Fairfield police are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting that happened early Saturday morning.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: September 26, 2009
Two wounded in daylight drive-by shooting in Norwalk (Norwalk, CA): Two men were wounded Friday in an apparently gang-related attack, authorities said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: September 26, 2009
Police arrest suspected gang member in assault case (Santa Barbara, CA): Police arrested a suspected gang member in connection with an assault and robbery last weekend, in addition to arresting the victim of the robbery on drug-related charges.
Source: The Daily Sound Date: September 25, 2009
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