Gang-Related News Articles
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Pocono teens charged in murder part of Juggalo gang known for violent rap (Pocono, PA): Between the clown face paint and the goofy name, Juggalos aren't always taken seriously. But the Monroe County Gang Task Force considers some Juggalos a dangerous and growing gang.
Source: Pocono Record Date: February 19, 2009
Police say cell phone links teenage suspect to gang (Manatee County, FL): A cell phone belonging to a Palmetto teenager charged with murder indicates the boy may be connected to a gang, Bradenton police said.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: February 18, 2009
Gang leader sentenced (Portsmouth, VA): 20-year-old Arous Phillips, described as a leader of a Portsmouth Bounty Hunters Bloods gang, was sentenced to prison Wednesday, according to the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: February 18, 2009
Bruning backs anti-gang effort (Lincoln, NE): A legislative proposal designed to help Omaha establish a gang-violence prevention program has won a key ally. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has agreed to support creation of an office of violence prevention within the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: February 18, 2009
Anti-gang efforts gain ground (Asheville, NC): Rochelle Clement hears fewer cracks of gunfire outside her Hillcrest Apartments home than she did a year ago. She credits community meetings that started after shooters in June emptied several rounds from cars into a Hillcrest apartment.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: February 17, 2009
Lake City grappling with crime (Seattle, WA): It was just before 6 p.m. Saturday a couple weeks back when police were called to Lake City. A man told officers he had opened the door of his house and was shot in the leg. The scene was turned over to gang unit detectives.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 17, 2009
Orland drive-by nets one arrest (Orland, CA): An Orland man is behind bars today on suspicion of attempted murder after police say shot up the house of a former gang rival.
Source: Willows-Journal Date: February 17, 2009
Rockford gang members held over fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): Two alleged gang members from Rockford -- who prosecutors say were looking to beat up any rival they could find -- were ordered held without bond today for the fatal shooting of a teen over the weekend.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 17, 2009
Stabbing victim found walking around Tempe (Tempe, AZ): Authorities are investigating a stabbing at the base of "A" mountain near ASU in Tempe about 9:40 p.m. Monday. Tempe police said they received a call about a stabbing victim walking in the area of Rio Salado Parkway and Packard Drive.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: February 17, 2009
Rival gangs rumble inside Manhattan courthouse (Manhattan, NY): A bloody feud between two uptown gangs spread downtown today when a wild melee erupted outside a Manhattan courtroom.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 17, 2009
CHP helping Sacramento beef up anti-gang patrol (Sacramento, CA): With resources stretched thin – and no relief in sight – Sacramento police are welcoming help from the California Highway Patrol in the city's struggle against gang violence.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 17, 2009
FBI: More gangs are migrating to suburbs, rural areas (Victorville, CA): Expanding drug distribution territories, increasing illicit revenue, recruiting new members and hiding from law enforcement are among the reasons gang members are moving to areas like the Victor valley, according to a recently released FBI report.
Source: The Daily Press Date: February 17, 2009
Arrest renews gang focus (Harrisonburg, VA): Over the years, local affiliates of the Crips, Bloods, Sur-13 and MS-13 gangs have made headlines in Harrisonburg for everything from beat-ins to, most recently, a fatal shooting.
Source: The Daily News Record Date: February 16, 2009
Is there really a link between S.C. gangs and terrorists? (South Carolina): Thousands of gang members walk the streets of South Carolina, from outlaw bikers and turf-minded hoods to foot soldiers from criminal armies with cross-border connections.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: February 16, 2009
As homicides fall in Newark, drug trade rolls on (Newark, NJ): Some of the most successful drug products sold in this city carry the brand names Hot Sauce, Good 'n' Plenty and Diesel. They're not found on the shelves of the local CVS or Rite-Aid stores, but are sold by entrepreneurs with nicknames like Scarface and Spider.
Source: The Inquirer Date: February 16, 2009
Authorities fear local gangs competing over cartel work (Texas): A recent spike in gang-related activity has some law enforcement officials concerned that local criminal groups may be jockeying for position with the Gulf Cartel.
Source: The Monitor Date: February 16, 2009
Sheriff: Gangs are here (Escambia County, FL): The word "gangs" used to be taboo around here, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said. It is not any more. "They are here," the sheriff said. "The Attorney General's Office and the other agencies we are working with will tell you that bluntly.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: February 16, 2009
Asheville dropouts linked to gang activity (Asheville, NC): Law enforcement and school officials have noticed a troubling correlation between high school dropouts and gang activity.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: February 16, 2009
Gang laws put up a fight (Hampton, VA): When Arenzo J. King, 20 — a "War General" with West Side Piru, a "set" within the Bloods street gang — received 2 1/2 years in prison after a plea deal this month, prosecutors marked another small victory in their crackdown on gangs.
Source: Daily Press Date: February 15, 2009
As gang violence falls in Palm Beach County, lawmakers move toward prevention (Palm Beach County, FL): Gang violence killed fewer people in Palm Beach County last year, and investigators credit tougher laws and stiffer jail sentences. Now they're turning more attention to stopping new members from joining.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: February 15, 2009
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