Gang-Related News Articles
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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
Graffiti wars (Delaware): Call it the ugly ride along I-95. Motorists crossing into northern New Castle County from Pennsylvania are greeted with an array of graffiti on signs, storage units and overpasses all the way into Maryland.
Source: The News Journal Date: February 15, 2009
South Florida cracking down on gangs (Florida): Beset with what they called rampant gang violence in the 1990s, Pembroke Pines police cracked down and believed the problem was over by 2000. They were so confident, they stopped tracking gang arrests.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: February 15, 2009
Gang members turn themselves around (Baltimore, MD): They know him as "Black," a convicted felon and longtime member of the Bloods street gang. He is leaning far back in a chair, under the only working light in a nondescript rowhouse in East Baltimore. He is talking about street life and hustling. And this group of more than 25 gang members and young men recently sprung from prison are hanging on his every word.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: February 15, 2009
Jailed gang members still a potent threat (Salt Lake City, UT): Prison walls couldn't keep Tyrese Sharod Smith from calling the shots on the street. The founder of the King Mafia Disciples had established a violent reputation in Salt Lake City in the early 1990s as he sought to make the gang he founded while serving time in juvenile detention the most powerful in the region.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 15, 2009
Reputed teen gang member shot dead (Chicago, IL): Marcell Castle, a 19-year-old reputed gang member was killed Saturday night after being shot inside a van in the South Side's Park Manor neighborhood.
Source: WBBM 780 News Date: February 15, 2009
Los Angeles sues to halt crime at alleged gang stronghold (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles city prosecutors filed a lawsuit Friday aimed at curtailing gang and narcotics activity at a Pico-Union apartment complex that authorities contend is the epicenter of the Mara Salvatrucha gang's empire.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 14, 2009
Lake County puts out most-wanted list for gang members (Lake County, IL): Gang members on the "most wanted" list include two men charged with first-degree murder. Another is charged with criminal sexual abuse. Others face weapons or drug possession charges.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 13, 2009
South Florida organizes joint effort to fight gangs (Sunrise, FL): For decades, gangs grew in Florida. They swelled to more than 1,500 with more than 65,000 members, state statistics show.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: February 13, 2009
Mexican Mafia gang members arrested in San Diego (San Diego, CA): More than a dozen gang members connected to the Mexican Mafia prison gang were arrested early Friday and accused of attempted murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking in San Diego County, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 13, 2009
City gang activity a bigger problem than most think (Cumberland, MD): They aren’t on street corners displaying their colors, selling drugs or recruiting. Or then again, maybe they are.
Source: Cumberland Times-News Date: February 13, 2009
Weis: Gangs tougher to fight (Chicago, IL): Another Chicago student was killed. A gunman walked up to sixteen-year-old Johnel Ford on Thursday night on the city's South Side and shot him in the head.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: February 13, 2009
Feds indict eight suspected gang members in New Port Richey (New Port Richey, FL): These eight men, all said to be members of the Valentine Bloods street gang, are young — most in their early 20s, the eldest 29. One, accused of shattering a man's face, turned 18 in June.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: February 12, 2009
South Florida leaders plan strategy to combat gangs (Florida): With gang activity on the rise in South Florida, elected officials, activists and law enforcement met Thursday in Sunrise to discuss and organize a statewide gang reduction strategy.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: February 12, 2009
Most Houston crime is gang-related (Houston, TX): A new report says gangs are behind most of the crime in Houston. The National Gang Threat Assessment is compiled with information from law enforcement agencies across the country.
Source: Texas Cable News Date: February 12, 2009
Star student attacked after school (Chicago, IL): A Chicago teenager was severely beaten after telling the assailants he didn't belong to a gang.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: February 12, 2009
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