Gang-Related News Articles
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Authorities round up Monte Park gang members in citywide sweep (New Bedford, MA): City, state and federal law enforcement authorities arrested several reputed Monte Park gang members Thursday morning, seizing firearms and crack cocaine in what officials said was a months-long investigation.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: May 30, 2008
Gang leader nabbed, cops say (Chicago, IL): After getting out of prison in April 2006, "Shakey" Shawn Betts moved to St. Charles, but kept his trigger finger on the West Side of Chicago, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 30, 2008
Police confirm Riverside shooting gang-related (Riverside, CA): The shooting of three people near the intersection of Walter Street and Phoenix Avenue on Thursday evening was gang related and appears to be a flare up of a longtime gang rivalry, a Riverside police sergeant said in a telephone interview Friday.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: May 30, 2008
'Mistaken identity' gunfire kills 2 in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Two men were killed and two others injured in Salinas late Sunday in what police are calling a case of mistaken identity.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 29, 2008
Two teens shot in Staten Island, gang war is blamed (Staten Island, NY): A 17-year-old girl was critically injured and a boy was also wounded in what neighbors said was gang violence that hit innocent victims on Staten Island Wednesday.
Source: Daily News Date: May 29, 2008
Arlington goes to West Coast for advice on gangs (Arlington, TX): Arlington's school superintendent and mayor, and a police official are scheduled to meet with San Jose, Calif., officials today to discuss how the West Coast city has addressed its gang problem.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 29, 2008
Boys, 15, charged in gang slaying (Columbia, SC): Two 15-year-olds were charged Wednesday in what police say was the gang-related shooting death Friday of an 18-year-old.
Source: The State Date: May 29, 2008
N.C. gang legislation adds stiff penalties (North Carolina): Tougher penalties for street gang-related crimes and prevention measures to stop young people from joining gangs is making its way toward becoming law in North Carolina.
Source: The Charlotte Post Date: May 29, 2008
State indicted street gang members appear in court (Gregg County, TX): Combined force arrest teams have located and arrested 38 of the 56 State and or Federal indicted defendants targeted for arrest on Wednesday as a result of a multi-year organized drug and violent crime investigation in Longview and Kilgore.
Source: KLTV 7 News Date: May 29, 2008
Have street gangs come to Vermont? (St. Albans, VT): St. Albans police said violent crime is up and they blamed gang-like activity throughout the state. But what's the difference between gang-like activity and gang activity? Not much, according to investigators.
Source: WPTZ 5 News Date: May 29, 2008
DA: Fatal shooting gang-related (Allentown, PA): A 17-year-old boy and a man armed themselves with revolvers and took positions across the street from an Allentown home where a graduation party was under way, authorities say.
Source: The Morning Call Date: May 28, 2008
Law enforcement arrests at least 40 in Longview drug busts (Longview, TX): Local, state and federal officials arrested more than 40 people in the Longview area on drug and gun charges, part of a two-year investigation targeting gang activity in the East Texas town.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 28, 2008
Cops fume at parade for gang leader (Chicago, IL): The Fraternal Order of Police is fuming about the city's decision to grant a permit that paved the way for a Memorial Day weekend march honoring the birthday of David "King David" Barksdale, founder of the Gangster Disciples street gang.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 28, 2008
Four gang members charged (Carson, CA): A reputed street gang member has been charged with shooting at a helicopter as it hovered over the unincorporated area near Carson last week, authorities said today.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: May 28, 2008
Norteno gang members targeted in large countywide operation (Lodi, CA): A seven-month operation aimed at violent street gang members reached its peak Wednesday with 15 arrests and the seizure of guns, drugs and cash.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: May 28, 2008
Man slain in gang-related shooting on South Side (Chicago, IL): An internal gang dispute left an alleged gang member who was a parolee fatally shot Monday night in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 27, 2008
Slaying raises alarm over gang activity in Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA): The slaying last month of a 50-year-old pizza delivery man in Churchland had already heightened worries about public safety in the city.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: May 26, 2008
Anti-gang task force makes progress (Lancaster, CA): A joint law enforcement anti-gang task force has made 17 arrests, impounded nine vehicles and confiscated one firearm since its launch earlier this month.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: May 26, 2008
CityWalk in cops' spotlight (Universal City, CA): In an effort to stop a gang problem before it starts, police who patrol Universal CityWalk are getting extra help over the next month to keep the San Fernando Valley hilltop tourist attraction safe as the popular summer season heats up.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: May 26, 2008
11 arrested after massive gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Eleven people were taken into custody this weekend after a massive gang sweep by theTulare County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 26, 2008
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