Gang-Related News Articles
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Authorities make multiple arrests in gang sweep (San Diego, CA): A five-month multi-agency investigation targeting a southeast San Diego street gang culminated Friday in the capture of 21 criminal suspects, including a young man allegedly responsible for two killings that went unsolved for months.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: May 1, 2009
Minneapolis may pull out of Gang Strike Force (Minneapolis, MN): Created 12 years ago as a team effort to battle gangs in the Twin Cities, the Metro Gang Strike Force has logged hundreds of arrests a year and a small fortune in forfeitures - the seized cash and merchandise that judges have allowed it to keep - to help finance its operations.
Source: Star Tribune Date: May 1, 2009
ICE arrests 17 immigrants in Kansas gang sweep (Wichita, KS): Immigration and police authorities have arrested 17 illegal immigrants in Wichita during an operation targeting foreign-born gang members.
Source: The Hays Daily News Date: April 30, 2009
Valdosta teen attacked by gang members, taken to hospital (Valdosta, GA): Police say they now have identified at least one suspect in the attack of a 13-year-old Valdosta boy, but are still looking for five other potential suspects.
Source: WCTV News Date: April 30, 2009
Four nabbed in drug bust (Mankato, MN): A crack cocaine investigation has resulted in the arrest of four men authorities say are connected to a Somali street gang.
Source: The Free Press Date: April 30, 2009
Four charged after gang-related Yonkers shooting (Yonkers, NY): Four city men have been arrested by police investigating a gang-related drive-by shooting on Lawrence Street. A bullet narrowly missed two men, ages 39 and 25, who were sitting in a van having lunch when the shooting occurred at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. They were not the targets, police said.
Source: The Journal News Date: April 30, 2009
Arrest made in Payson graffiti problem (Payson, UT): Lt. Bill Wright said police have linked more than 30 graffiti cases this month to a lone juvenile. While the work appeared to be gang signs, Wright, a police spokesman, said it was one vandal employing a lookout.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: April 30, 2009
Thomaston Police Department makes gang arrests (Thomaston, GA): Six men were arrested in connection with gang violence after police and Narcotics Task Force agents conducted investigations of two separate incidents.
Source: The Thomaston Times Date: April 30, 2009
Insane Clown Posse defendants in Modesto called gang members (Modesto, CA): People who call themselves Juggalos are not gang members simply because they embrace an anarchist philosophy touted by underground band Insane Clown Posse, according to an expert who testified today in Stanislaus County Superior Court.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: April 29, 2009
Local law enforcement receives stimulus money for gang prevention efforts (Waynesboro, VA): The Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro area will receive more than $170,000 in federal stimulus money to fund gang prevention efforts in the area.
Source: The News Leader Date: April 29, 2009
Cops nab twenty-one suspected Bloods gang members (Bronx, NY): Twenty-one Bloods gang members were busted in a massive sweep Tuesday after an eight-month investigation into shootings and drug sales plaguing a Bronx neighborhood.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 29, 2009
Local anti-gang efforts get cash infusion (Durham, NC): Fran Alexander doesn't try to change gang members, just change how they look at life. For two years her EDGE Training & Placement school on Mangum Street has helped gang members and others earn their GEDs and get job training.
Source: The Durham News Date: April 29, 2009
Two teens attacked by group in Concord (Concord, CA): A teen boy was cut with a knife Wednesday afternoon when he and a friend were attacked by seven or eight other boys. Concord police believe the attack was gang-related.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 29, 2009
La Puente man shot while taking out trash (La Puente, CA): Self-proclaimed gang members shot and wounded a man in front of his home as he took out the trash Wednesday afternoon, authorities and witnesses said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: April 29, 2009
Gang graffiti becoming a nuisance for Culpeper (Culpeper, VA): For the second time in less than two weeks, vandals have spray painted gang markings on the town Light and Power facility on East Chandler Street.
Source: The Culpeper Star-Exponent Date: April 28, 2009
Gangs gain grip because of apathy, police warn (Charlottesville, VA): Only a handful of people showed Monday evening at Monticello High School for a forum on street gang activity. That’s one of the problems with handling gangs, said local law officials who organized the forum — not enough people are aware of what is happening or they don’t want to know.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: April 28, 2009
A teenager stabbed possibly gang-related (Gilroy, CA): A 15-year-old victim received minor stab wounds in an apparently gang-related incident in Gilroy Monday evening.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News Date: April 28, 2009
Unit four board gets update on efforts to curb gang activity (Champaign, IL): The Champaign school district needs to work with community groups if it wants to combat a gang problem that has grown more serious in the last few years, school and police officials said.
Source: The News-Gazette Date: April 28, 2009
18-year-old sister dies in shooting of teen in Logan Square (Logan Square, IL): After getting shot in an apparent gang-related shooting two months ago, the 16-year-old was shaken enough to leave town.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 28, 2009
Historic gang bust on city's east side (Rochester, NY): Federal agents busted a major Rochester gang Monday. Prosecutors say more than 20 members of the "Chain Gang" and "Wolf Pack" are locked up.
Source: WHEC News 10 Date: April 28, 2009
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