Gang-Related News Articles
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Nine arrested in Atlanta store robberies (Atlanta, GA): Atlanta police said Sunday that a violent street gang took a major blow after nine of their members were arrested. The arrests happened after smash-and-grab burglaries targeting two Atlanta businesses Sunday morning.
Source: WAGA FOX 5 News Date: January 17, 2010
Police try to contain gangs in Helena (Helena, MT): Local law enforcement officials are working to make sure gang activity does not become a major concern. The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office has recently started a gang-intelligence unit.
Source: Billings Gazette Date: January 17, 2010
Gang member in NC turns on friends to help family (Charlotte, NC): The young gang member decided to help police bring down his MS-13 gang in Charlotte after his mother found out what he was up to - and his brothers began to follow in his footsteps.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: January 16, 2010
On Los Angeles bus tour, an insider view of gang life (Los Angeles, CA): "If nobody moves, nobody is going to get hurt," Alfred Lomas, tattoos scrawled along his arms and neck, announced from the front of the bus just before it departed. "Just move all your money to the front."
Source: The New York Times Date: January 16, 2010
For $65, tourists get peek at Los Angeles gangland amid cease-fire negotiated among rivals (Los Angeles, CA): Only miles from the scenic vistas and celebrity mansions that draw sightseers from around the globe — but a world away from the glitz and glamour — a bus tour is rolling through the dark side of the city's gang turf.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 16, 2010
Seven Mowat Middle School students charged in alleged gang initiation fight (Lynn Haven, FL): Seven juveniles are facing some serious charges in-connection with alleged gang activity. A number of students jumped on a classmate in a bathroom, and beat him.
Source: WJHG NewsChannel 7 Date: January 16, 2010
Local crackdown targets gang leaders (Nampa, ID): Canyon County Prosecutor John Bujak called it "another landmark day" in the county's crackdown on gangs as he announced charges against 11 reported Nampa gang members — six indicted on multiple federal firearms-related charges and five local gang members charged with recruitment.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: January 16, 2010
Three Bulldog gang members arrested (Fresno, CA): Fresno police arrested three Bulldog gang members and recovered two loaded firearms Friday night, authorities said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 16, 2010
Five gang members arrested, sheriff reports (Banning, CA): Five men, described by sheriff’s officials as members of a Banning street gang, were arrested last Wednesday on suspicion of assaulting two people at Repplier Park, according to a news release from the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force.
Source: Record Gazette Date: January 15, 2010
Valley View gang policy put in the spotlight (Valley View, IL): As the Valley View District 365-U Board of Education heard the first reading of its recently reviewed gang policy, the ensuing conversation demonstrated how difficult it may be to enforce any changes.
Source: The Bolingbrook Sun Date: January 15, 2010
Canyon County gang sweep nets nine Nampa arrests (Nampa, ID): Local, state and federal law enforcement officials gathered in Nampa Friday to announce the arrests of nine reputed Nampa Northside gang members on gang-related charges, with two other suspects still at large.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: January 15, 2010
Carlsbad gang targeted in warrant sweep (Carlsbad, CA): Investigators cracked down on a Carlsbad street gang described by authorities as “extremely violent” when the first of 11 arrest warrants were served throughout the North County Thursday, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 15, 2010
Two teenagers arrested in Thursday's gang-related shooting in Gresham (Greshaam, OR): Two teenagers were arrested today in connection with a gang-related shooting in Gresham Thursday that left a 16-year-old boy with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 15, 2010
Trial to decide Fairfield gang injunction (Fairfield, CA): A May trial date has been scheduled to determine if a preliminary injunction issued last year against the Norteño street gang in Fairfield should become permanent.
Source: The Reporter Date: January 14, 2010
MySpace brags spur gang busts of Crips, Bloods who terrorized Manhattan housing project (Manhattan, NY): Crips and Bloods drug dealers who terrorized a Manhattan housing project and boasted of their gang ties on MySpace were busted Wednesday, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: January 14, 2010
FBI: Informants recorded gang acts (Charlotte, NC): Investigators turned MS-13 gang members into informants to help bring down the violent gang in Charlotte, an FBI agent testified in federal court Wednesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: January 14, 2010
Uprooting two gangs is priority, chief says (Portland, ME): Police Chief James Craig said Wednesday that breaking up criminal gangs in the city is one of his top goals for 2010.
Source: Portland Press Herald Date: January 14, 2010
Limits on gang member appealed (Austin, TX): The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin has agreed to hear arguments related to the constitutionality of Wichita County’s prosecutions of one of the defendants under the Varrio Carnales Gang Injunction order.
Source: Times Record News Date: January 14, 2010
Two members of N.J. drug ring linked to Bloods gang get prison (Trenton, NJ): A New Jersey member of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the Bloods street gang has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a drug distribution ring.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: January 14, 2010
Request: Tougher anti-gang measures (Yakima, WA): Yakima Valley residents spoke passionately Thursday before a legislative commit-tee in Olympia about how gang activity is terrorizing their lives and called on lawmakers to give police more tools for the fight.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 14, 2010
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