Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang role suspected in attack at Marriott (Mount Holly, NJ): The Burlington County prosecutor announced Friday that all three suspects in the double shooting of two brothers in August outside the Mount Laurel Marriott are members or affiliates of gangs.
Source: Courier-Post Date: October 25, 2008
Chicago police head outlines anti-gang plan (Chicago, IL): The head of the nation's second-largest police department says he is establishing a new unit to deal with gang slayings, which he blames for a murder rate that eclipses that of New York and Los Angeles.
Source: The Associated Press Date: October 25, 2008
N.J. sweep nets 50 gang members (Burlington County, NJ): Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings and even some homegrown gangs like the Muslims Over Everything are being targeted in a series of county-by-county takedowns, New Jersey officials said yesterday. Attorney General Anne Milgram visited
Source: Philadelphia Daily News Date: October 25, 2008
Gang violence spreads to smaller cities (Wilmington, DE): A 34-year-old Wilmington man was killed last month, a victim of gang warfare, police said in court documents.
Source: The News Journal Date: October 25, 2008
Officers link teen to gang (Sacramento, CA): A young hoodlum looked to gain a "perverse" version of respect in Sacramento's gang underworld when he pulled the trigger in last year's shooting death of sheriff's Detective Vu Nguyen, a police officer testified Friday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: October 25, 2008
Family key to deter gangs (Brownsville, TX): Thoughts of loud music, flashy cars, baggy clothes and gang violence bring shivers of fear into the heart of Petra Martinez.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: October 25, 2008
Seattle teen's slaying may have gang links (Mountlake Terrace, WA): Police are looking for answers in a Seattle teenager's death, including exploring possible connections to criminal street gangs.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: October 24, 2008
Three San Jose middle school boys arrested in gang fight (San Jose, CA): Three boys have been arrested after a gang fistfight outside the Starbucks at Capitol Avenue and McKee Road about 2:10 p.m. Thursday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 24, 2008
Feds round-up, arrest violent prison gang members (Fort Worth, TX): At least 23 men allegedly linked to the powerful Texas Syndicate prison gang have been arrested on drug trafficking charges and search warrants have been issued for four others, prosecutors said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: October 23, 2008
Gangs turning to the Internet to recruit, threaten, experts say (Hampton, VA): The Internet is a rapidly growing area of gang activity, experts say, and Hampton police have now charged a 15-year-old with making gang threats online.
Source: Daily Press Date: October 23, 2008
Feds announce 'major takedown' of Latino gang in San Francisco (San Francisco, CA): Federal authorities in San Francisco today indicted 29 people for crimes blamed on a violent gang linked to Los Angeles and El Salvador.
Source: USA Today Date: October 23, 2008
Shooting of boys linked to gang (Boston, MA): Boston police say the recent public shooting of three boys was linked to an ongoing dispute with an area gang.
Source: United Press International Date: October 23, 2008
Forum looks at gang signs in high school (Columbia, MO): Columbia police are noticing a trend among younger people identifying themselves as gang members, making it more important for adults to notice the warning signs for prevention, Columbia police Officer Mike Hayes said last night during a gang awareness forum.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: October 23, 2008
Two alleged gang members arrested, six still wanted for assault (Muscatine, IA): State and local law enforcement arrested two members of the Latin Kings street gang allegedly involved in an assault last month, but six gang members remain at large.
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: October 23, 2008
Documents indicate gang connection to teen's death in Hampton (Hampton, VA): A Newport News teen was shot to death Wednesday night on Greenbriar Avenue in the Wythe neighborhood in Hampton.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: October 23, 2008
Gang verdict a rarity here (Williamsburg, VA): Circuit Judge Samuel Powell III on Tuesday convicted two men of gang-related charges in connection with a failed attack on a 58-year-old man in June.
Source: The Virginia Gazette Date: October 22, 2008
Heroin rings busted (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Members of two city gangs called the Long Island Boys and Jersey City Boys were arrested Tuesday on allegations they distributed millions of dollars worth of heroin in the Sherman Hills Housing Complex and South Wilkes-Barre, state Attorney General Tom Corbett said.
Source: Times Leader Date: October 22, 2008
Drug, gang investigation nets 65 arrests in county (Mays Landing, NJ): A countywide investigation led to the arrest of 65 people on drug and gun charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: October 22, 2008
Court rules on gang policy (Raleigh, NC): Durham Public Schools' gang policy might change because of a decision by the state Court of Appeals on Tuesday that has sent what has been described as an "unconstitutionally vague" policy back to a local court.
Source: The News & Observer Date: October 22, 2008
Seminar educates residents on gang lingo, operations (Bushkill, PA): If you heard the phrase, "My homeboy is strapped and is ready to bust a cap," would you know what it meant? East Stroudsburg Area School District presented a community safety program on Saturday to help area residents learn more about gang activity.
Source: Pocono Record Date: October 21, 2008
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