Gang-Related News Articles
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Tacoma police keep up pressure in response to gangs (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police have made dozens of arrests, written hundreds of traffic tickets and instigated 14 evictions during a crackdown in response to gang-related violence on the city’s East Side.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 26, 2009
Stray bullet narrowly misses pregnant Portland woman (Portland, OR): After a long day on her feet as a waitress, Sara Gilds was looking forward to a relaxing shower before heading to bed Monday night in her North Portland apartment.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 26, 2009
11 arrested in south Wisconsin during ICE-led anti-gang operation (Waukesha, WI): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) agents, in close partnership with local law enforcement officers, arrested 11 Mexican nationals during an operation targeting illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs. This is the latest local effort in an ongoing national ICE initiative to target foreign-born gang members.
Source: Media Newswire Date: July 26, 2009
Shooting site is a hangout for gangs (Long Beach, CA): A pocket park designed to give neighborhood children a playground has been attracting gangs and drug dealers to the area where five people were shot Friday, a neighbor said.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: July 26, 2009
Norteños injunction approved (Solano County, CA): A preliminary court injunction to curtail the predations of the Norteño street gang in central Fairfield was approved Friday by a Solano County Superior Court judge.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: July 25, 2009
L.A.'s 18th Street gang tied to illegal after-hours bars (Los Angeles, CA): A notorious Los Angeles street gang has expanded its criminal enterprises into the night life world, authorities said. The Los Angeles Police Department and federal agents said the 18th Street gang operated underground after-hours bars, using them as bases for various criminal enterprises
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 25, 2009
Fairbanks gang member out of jail on plea deal (Fairbanks, AK): A reputed gang member accused of assaulting another man in an act of gang retaliation pled his case down to a misdemeanor Thursday morning and was released from jail.
Source: Daily News-Miner Date: July 24, 2009
ICE arrests 19 suspected gang members in Ill. (Chicago, IL): Federal Immigration officials have arrested 19 immigrants who are suspected gang members in a two-day operation in the Chicago area.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 24, 2009
19-year-old injured in suspected gang-related shooting in north Visalia (Visalia, CA): A Visalia man was injured Thursday night in a suspected gang-related shooting in north Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: July 24, 2009
Admitted gang members charged with drugs, weapons, at carnival (Mount Pocono, NY): Police observed two teens, smoking marijuana, while walking with a group of friends, as they left the Mount Pocono Carnival last Sunday. Both were stopped and searched.
Source: Pocono News Date: July 24, 2009
Gangs taking hold? (Harrisonburg, VA): Since the establishment of a gang task force in 2005, gangs in the Harrisonburg area have become more numerous and more dangerous, according to police.
Source: The Daily News Record Date: July 24, 2009
Cops: Three gang members collared for two murders (Suffolk, NY): Three Hispanic men who are members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha, more commonly known as MS-13, murdered two men and shot a teenager in the head, nearly killing him, over the past three months, Suffolk police said Thursday.
Source: Long Island Press Date: July 24, 2009
25 to be deported in operation targeting street gangs (Chicago, IL): Nineteen suspects were arrested in a two-day federal sting targeting illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs in Chicago and the suburbs, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday.
Source: WBBM 780 News Date: July 24, 2009
State awards anti-gang grants (Lincoln, NE): Helping youthful offenders re-enter society. Hiring a gang-intervention specialist to analyze gangs and gang trends. Educating the parents of gang members and wannabe gang members about the risks their kids face.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: July 24, 2009
APD is making headway against gangs (Albany, GA): Even though gang violence is in the news almost daily, Albany's new police chief says the fight against gangs is making progress.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 24, 2009
Cathedral City included in gang-injunction sweep (Cathedral City, CA): Cathedral City was among the Coachella Valley communities targeted during a recent gang- injunction sweep. At least 12 arrests were made in Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, unincorporated parts of Riverside County and Cathedral City.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: July 24, 2009
Anti-drug efforts beefed up along US-Canada border (Plattsburgh, NY): The world's longest undefended border. It's a catchy yet increasingly imprecise term for the U.S.-Canada frontier, as authorities on both sides ratchet up efforts to curb bustling traffic in illegal drugs and guns.
Source: Newsday Date: July 23, 2009
Shooting at TSU campus may be gang-related (Houston, TX): A drive-by shooting at a community rally on the Texas Southern University campus Wednesday night left at least six people wounded. Police believe the incident was gang-related.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: July 23, 2009
Gang presence increases in Greenbelt since last year (Greenbelt, MD): Greenbelt police warned the City Council that local gangs are on the rise. "The goal is not to scare anybody or cause any type of scare. This is more for awareness and education," said Officer Seung Lee, the department's resident gang expert, at Monday's council meeting.
Source: The Gazette Date: July 23, 2009
Teen mother hoping to leave drugs and violence behind with help from CeaseFire workers (Chicago, IL): Deseree Rivera was 17 and knew her world of gangs and drugs was no place to raise her newborn daughter. One day last year as she fed the baby, she whispered a pledge into her tiny ears.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 23, 2009
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