Gang-Related News Articles
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Car chase, crash, stabbing in Watsonville blamed on gang rivalry (Watsonville, CA): A disagreement between rival gang members spurred a car chase Sunday night that ended with one vehicle ramming the other into a strawberry field and a teenager being stabbed.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 14, 2009
Gunshots break up potential gang clash (White City, OR): Investigators have few clues about a clash in White City Sunday night in which a group of teens threatened to beat two boys with a baseball bat. The group dispersed after the boys' father fired a shot into the air, Jackson County Sheriff's Department Lt. Rich Fogarty said.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: July 14, 2009
Suspected gang dispute leads to shooting death (Providence, RI): Venita Joanne Lovett sat wearily on a couch in her third-floor apartment in Elmwood, as one of her daughters pulled out photos of Kasean Benton, who was shot to death Sunday night.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 14, 2009
La Puente, West Valinda pocket sees 'uptick' in gang activity (La Puente, CA): Running gunbattle. Drive-by shooting. Critically wounded. Gang-related homicide. Since June, these incidences have contributed to the spike in gang activity in northwest La Puente and neighboring Valinda.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 14, 2009
Boone County lawsuit filed against street gang (Boone County, IL): An unusual lawsuit in Boone County is aimed at stamping out gang violence. State's Attorney Michelle Courier filed a civil suit against the gang, the Latin Kings.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: July 14, 2009
Gang leader charged in scheme to control punk rock (Chicago, IL): The founder of a street gang that administered beatings and made threats in its drive to control the punk rock music scene has been charged with extorting a Chicago performer, authorities said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters Date: July 14, 2009
Four indicted in fatal Mt. Vernon gang stabbing (White Plains, NY): Four people have been indicted for their roles in a fatal gang-related stabbing of a 16-year-old Mount Vernon boy in May.
Source: The Journal News Date: July 14, 2009
Anti-violence group takes more steps to rescue Tallahassee's youth (Tallahassee, FL): The community group that wants to banish youth violence from Tallahassee's streets is no longer nameless. It's now known as ICU — "Involved Citizens United."
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: July 14, 2009
Feds see ‘proliferation’ of Indian gang activities (Sioux Falls, SD): American Indian gang activity has recently started moving from mainly graffiti and vandalism to violent crimes such as beatings, gang rapes, elder abuse, home invasions and drive-by shootings, according to a recent U.S. Department of Justice report.
Source: Flathead Beacon Date: July 13, 2009
Dozens arrested in gang suppression operation (Fresno, CA) : Fresno police conclude a week-long gang suppression operation that resulted in over 20 arrests. The five day sweep focused on areas in Fresno and Clovis with gang-related problems.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: July 13, 2009
Man stabbed in gang-related attack (San Diego, CA): A man was taken to the hospital Monday with five stab wounds resulting from an apparent gang-related attack in Castle, but his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.
Source: San Diego News Network Date: July 13, 2009
Grant County battles spike in gang violence (Grant County, WA): The shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Desert Aire this weekend is the latest example of gang violence that has taken place across Grant County this year, sheriff’s officials said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 13, 2009
FBI to aid Monterey County gang task force (Salinas, CA): The FBI is expected to release information Tuesday on its latest involvement with the Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force.
Source: The Californian Date: July 13, 2009
Lights on at LA parks to curb violence (Los Angeles, CA): The lights are being kept on later into the night at 16 Los Angeles parks to try to curb gang violence, an organizer says.
Source: United Press International Date: July 12, 2009
Tomlin, others warn of gang involvement (Newport News, VA): When an HBO special profiled a series of shootings and murders in the Hampton Roads area — with some of the victims high school athletes — it brought shock and disappointment to some of the Peninsula's highest profile sports figures.
Source: Daily Press Date: July 12, 2009
Three shot at Homeland Park nightclub; gang activity suspected (Anderson, SC): Three young Anderson men were shot outside an Anderson nightclub early Sunday morning in what deputies believe may have been gang-related violence.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: July 12, 2009
Police note change in gang operations (Atlanta, GA): Atlanta police said they are seeing a shift in the rules, allegiances and structure of street gangs that are responsible for a rash of smash-and-grab robberies that are now threatening the future of the businesses they hit.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 11, 2009
Madison police chief: Time to gang up on gangs (Madison, WI): Madison police chief Noble Wray wants to send more officers after gang members, and he plans to talk to the mayor next week about an initiative to make that possible.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: July 11, 2009
Ten reputed members of Bloods & Crips street gangs arrested on drug and weapons charges (Teaneck, NJ): A joint law enforcement investigation has resulted in the arrest of ten men who are reported street gang members. The ten individuals, who are alleged to be members of or have ties to the Bloods street gang, were charged with various drug distribution and weapons charges.
Source: Bergen Now Date: July 11, 2009
Sentences wrap up Bishop Boyz gang bust (Benton Harbor, MI): Three more men have been sent to federal prison, wrapping up a 12-year investigation that took several gang members and high-level dealers of crack cocaine and heroin off the streets, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI announced Friday.
Source: Herald Palladium Date: July 11, 2009
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