Gang-Related News Articles
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Danville police chief announces arrests in gang-related robberies (Danville, VA): A Danville police task force investigated and arrested a group of people and members of a local gang that have been responsible for a recent increase of local burglaries, Chief Philip Broadfoot said during a Wednesday news conference.
Source: Danville News Date: July 22, 2009
Gang death leads to ninth arrest (Albany, GA): Another Albany gang member is now charged with murder in the initiation beating death of a former prison guard.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 22, 2009
10 arrested in ICE-led operation targeting gang members for deportation (Indianapolis, IN): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) agents and local law enforcement officers made 10 arrests during a two-day operation targeting illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs in Indianapolis. This is the latest local effort in an ongoing national ICE initiative to target foreign-born gang members.
Source: Media Newswire Date: July 21, 2009
Anti-gang program expanding to North Richmond (Richmond, VA): A pilot program to reduce gang membership and violence has been so successful in South Richmond that authorities are taking the initiative on the road.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: July 21, 2009
Standoff follows shoot-out (Wichita, KS): Wichita police arrested a man Monday after a 90-minute standoff that began with a gang-related shoot-out on a residential street. One neighbor, Irvin Richardson, said he heard at least five shots.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 21, 2009
Officers make largest heroin bust in San Mateo County history (San Mateo County, CA): State narcotics officers made the largest heroin bust in San Mateo County history Tuesday, arresting a man linked to a violent East Palo Alto street gang with ties to Mexican drug-trafficking organizations, the attorney general's office announced.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 21, 2009
Probation and parole sweep nets 20 arrests in northern San Luis Obispo County (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Thirteen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies team up to catch 20 people in violation of their probation or parole.
Source: KSBY News Date: July 21, 2009
Investigators work to stop recent gang violence (Yuma, AZ): Investigators say they're making some headway in their efforts to stop gang violence. Two recent developments may do just that.
Source: KSWT 13 News Date: July 21, 2009
Albany gang leader arrested for beating death (Albany, GA): A notorious gang leader wanted for murder was snatched up during a police take down Tuesday morning.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 21, 2009
In Yakima Co., a rash of unsettling violence (Yakima, WA): A baseball bat beating death, a wounded deputy, gang shootings and an officer firing shots at a truck because he feared for his life were part of an unusual rash of violent events in the Yakima Valley in the past few days.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: July 21, 2009
Minneapolis struggles with rise of Somali gangs (Minneapolis, MN): Ahmednur Ali's family fled the chaos and violence of their West African homeland Somalia in the 1990s, eventually making their way to Minnesota like thousands of their compatriots.
Source: The Associated Press Date: July 20, 2009
Police begin crackdown on Tri-Cities gangs (Kennewick, WA): Fifteen wanted felons with links to gangs in the Tri-Cities were nabbed during a recent roundup dubbed Operation Clean Sweep
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: July 20, 2009
Avondale boy shot in gang-related attack on porch (Avondale, IL): A 16-year-old boy suffered a graze wound when a shooter riding a bicycle fired shots and struck him in the back in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side Sunday night.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 20, 2009
Gang graffiti alarms unsuspecting homeowner (Athens, GA): When John Chambers woke up Sunday, he found out that a gang had spray-painted the side of his Chesterton Drive house while he and his family slept inside.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: July 20, 2009
Madison Mayor, Police Chief consider tripling gang officers (Madison, WI): Madison's mayor and police chief are working on a plan to triple the number of police officers assigned to handle gangs. And they want to do this without hiring new officers.
Source: WKOW 27 News Date: July 20, 2009
York County outreach gives youths a fresh start (York County, PA): Not many York County teenagers have been as consistently philanthropic this summer as Joel, Justin and Josh have. But not many have seen the same hardships.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: July 20, 2009
Elgin to beef up graffiti laws (Elgin, IL): Cases of graffiti in Elgin more than doubled from 2006 to 2008, so city leaders are considering increasing the minimum fine to $1,000, banning the sale of spray paint to minors and requiring parents to pay restitution if their kids are caught.
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 20, 2009
Suspected gang member assaults man at Tule River with a rock (Porterville, CA): A suspected gang member was arrested Sunday after striking a man in the head with a rock at Tule River in Porterville.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: July 20, 2009
Jail gangs are called a growing menace (New Jersey): State investigators say they're losing ground in the fight to control gangs in New Jersey prisons because they don't have enough manpower and funding.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: July 19, 2009
Bristol gang activity on the rise? (Bristol, TN): Gene Perrin, an assistant district attorney in Sullivan County, Tenn., remembers a decade-old murder in detail, but hesitates to discuss it, because, he said, it was very painful for the community.
Source: Bristol Herald Courier Date: July 19, 2009
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