Gang-Related News Articles
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Mexican Mafia is here (Jackson County, MS): Thousands of Hispanics migrated to South Mississippi to help in the recovery effort after Hurricane Katrina, but others came as associates of the Mexican Mafia to set up criminal networks that would benefit organized crime, authorities said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: September 19, 2009
A gang feud's fallout (Los Angeles, CA): It began, as mortal disputes sometimes do in South Los Angeles, over a girl. On one side were the Main Street Crips, one of the more muscular gangs in the neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 18, 2009
Anti-gang plan targets roots of violence (Salinas, CA): A plan to battle gangs mostly through a wide range of social programs is being considered by local officials even as a group of top statewide gang experts gathered at a conference in Monterey to focus on similar efforts.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 18, 2009
Two teens arrested after argument (Canyon Country, CA): Two known gang members are being held in Sylmar Juvenile Hall without bail after sheriff's deputies chased and arrested them in a Canyon Country neighborhood Thursday afternoon, preventing a possible shooting, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said.
Source: The Signal Date: September 18, 2009
Man accused in fatal Fords shooting a Latin Kings gang member (Middlesex County, NJ): A man accused of murder in the fatal shooting of a Keyport man in his sister's Fords apartment in August is a member of the Latin Kings street gang, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: Home News Tribune Date: September 18, 2009
Suspected gang member faces weapons charge (Hitchcock, TX): A Hall County gang member who tried to sell a shotgun to another gang member in July has been arrested in Texas, authorities said.
Source: The Times Date: September 18, 2009
Authorities say gang activity lagging (Warsaw, VA): Travis Lucas, the former leader of the Colonial Beach street gang Pound Property, had been in prison for more than six months when he received an additional life sentence.
Source: Northern Neck News Date: September 18, 2009
10,000 Oakland gang members? Experts say unlikely (Oakland, CA): Marketed as a "powerful journey inside one of America's most troubled cities," a documentary appearing on the Discovery Channel this month makes a loaded claim about Oakland's population.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: September 18, 2009
Officials say gang 'beat-in' stopped at West Hall High (Gainesville, GA): Four teenage girls were charged as juveniles with committing gang activity after they were caught beating another girl in a bathroom at West Hall High School as part of a gang initiation, officials said.
Source: The Times Date: September 17, 2009
Three gang members arrested in pot bust (Victorville, CA): During a probation search Wednesday, authorities found 5 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $17,000, and arrested three gang members, officials said.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 17, 2009
Residents say police need to do more to fight gangs (Glendale, UT): Kristal Flores was outside her Glendale home talking on the phone in late July when a gunshot pierced her head. The 21-year-old died in the hospital two weeks later.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 17, 2009
Police arrest two in connection with Deer Valley High shooting (Antioch, CA): Police have arrested two suspects in connection with Wednesday's drive-by shooting that wounded a Deer Valley High School student near campus.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: September 17, 2009
La Habra teen arrested for Sonora High stabbing (La Habra, CA): A former Sonora High student and alleged gang member was arrested this morning for last week's stabbing of a student on campus.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: September 17, 2009
Action group prepares to fight gang activity, clean up community (Fallbrook, CA): Sheriff’s deputies from the Fallbrook substation held a meeting with some of Fallbrook’s most influential community members, business owners and county representatives in order to formulate a plan to clean up the area by further addressing gang-related problems.
Source: The Fallbrook Village News Date: September 17, 2009
Task force captures MS-13 gangster in Hitchcock (Hitchcock, TX): A member of MS-13, a feared criminal gang, was captured in Hitchcock early this afternoon. The Police News learned that undercover police who had intelligence the man was heavy armed, possibly with an AK-47, was hiding in Hitchcock.
Source: The Police News Date: September 17, 2009
Five members of the Puro Lil Mafia (PLM) street gang sentenced (Wichita Falls, TX): U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor sentenced five members of the Puro Lil Mafia (PLM) street gang following their guilty pleas to various firearms offenses, according to a a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: Times Record News Date: September 17, 2009
Police arrest two in connection with shooting at Antioch high school (Antioch, CA): Police have arrested two suspects in connection with Wednesday's drive-by shooting that wounded a Deer Valley High School student near campus.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: September 17, 2009
Three Nevada counties get grant for gang initiative (Carson City, NV): Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong said three northern Nevada counties will use a $350,000 award to create a regional gang initiative.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 16, 2009
Suspect held in shooting death (Springfield, MA): The Tuesday afternoon shooting death of a city man in Mason Square comes less than a month after another nearby slaying and despite efforts by police and religious leaders to discourage violence.
Source: The Republican Date: September 16, 2009
Man shot to death outside family's home in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): A man in his 20s was shot to death Tuesday night on Carey Avenue near Roache Road, the city's fifth homicide of the year, according to police.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 16, 2009
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