Gang-Related News Articles
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Join gang or be killed (Bridgeton, NJ): Police have charged two city residents, including a 17-year-old boy, with plotting to kill a man who had repeatedly refused to join their street gang.
Source: The Bridgeton News Date: February 4, 2009
Combined effort targets gangs (Lebanon, TN): Local law enforcement officials are targeting gang activity in Wilson County. Lebanon Police, the Wilson County Sheriff's Department, Mt. Juliet Police and federal law enforcement agencies last week joined forces to issue 83 warrants to people who are either alleged gang members or allegedly known associates of gang members.
Source: The Tennessean Date: February 4, 2009
Robbery spree tied to gang initiation of Fort Bend teen (Fort Bend, TX): A gang initiation for a junior high school student may have been behind a rash of armed robberies that targeted people arriving at their homes, Harris County sheriff’s officials said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 4, 2009
Three men shot at vigil for gang member (Los Angeles, CA): Two men were fatally shot and a third wounded during a vigil for a slain gang member in the unincorporated L.A. County area of Westmont, authorities said today.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 3, 2009
Police partner with ATF as part of gang enforcement (Salinas, CA): Salinas police announced a partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Monday as part of an ongoing effort to curb gang violence in the city.
Source: KPIX CBS 5 Date: February 3, 2009
Federal experts to help with Salinas gang problem (Salinas, CA): Federal violence and terrorism experts are coming to this Central Coast farming city to help local authorities combat a deep-rooted gang problem, which is blamed for numerous deaths in the past year, city officials announced Monday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 3, 2009
Separating rival Hispanic gangs has reduced prison violence (Seattle): Worried about escalating gang violence behind bars, the state Department of Corrections last year began housing members of two rival Hispanic gangs known as the Norteños and Sureños in separate units.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: February 3, 2009
QC police learn to identify gangs (Chicago, IL): A local task force that works to keep gangs off Quad City streets gets a helping hand. The Quad Cities Federal Gang Task Force has been cracking down on gang related crimes for more than a decade.
Source: WHBF 4 News Date: February 3, 2009
Gangs target Springfield because they find a market for drugs (Springfield, IL): Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Darrell Moore says the good news is he doesn't think gangs in Springfield are a growing problem. He says the bad news is gangs are still operating here.
Source: KY3 News Date: February 3, 2009
Two men sought in Whittier killing (Whittier, CA): Joseph Magdaleno told his mother he would meet his girlfriend at a local park and left the house on Saturday afternoon.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: February 3, 2009
Turf wars are fueling Seattle’s gang conflicts (Seattle, WA): Life is over for Perry J. Henderson, 18, and it is imperiled for his killer, Jonathan J. Hall. At age 19, Hall pled guilty to the murder of Henderson, and last week went off to state prison in the continuing tradition of wasted youth.
Source: Seattle Weekly Date: February 3, 2009
Sheriff's office describes gang presence in township (Maine Township, IL): There are four street gangs identified in Maine Township, but the area's most active are the Latin Kings and the Surenos 13s, bitter rivals whose ongoing hated has occasionally erupted in violence, including the March 2004 murder of a 16-year-old boy along Dempster Street.
Source: Niles Herald-Spectator Date: February 2, 2009
Gang crackdown: Kearns residents' call for action (Kearns, UT): Stirred by a fatal shooting in their west-side suburb, hundreds gathered Monday at the very high school that spent hours on lockdown last month to help this troubled township heal.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 2, 2009
Cities split over gang injunction (Duarte, CA): Officials have declined Monrovia's invitation to participate in a gang injunction aimed at stemming illegal activity in areas in and around the two cities.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: February 1, 2009
Sacramento gang violence takes a deadlier turn (Sacramento, CA): Eyes closed, Trish O'Connor imagines her son's killing. The nightmarish scenario always ends with Patrick Razaghzadeh's body lying in the mud, soaked by the early morning rain, still dressed in the Oakland A's baseball uniform he wore to his fatal Halloween party.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 1, 2009
Prisons, police bolster communication to tackle gangs (Baltimore, MD): Two years ago, state Corrections Secretary Gary D. Maynard gave prison and local police officials a simple task: draw up lists of the most violent gang members being held in state custody.
Source: The Sun Date: February 1, 2009
One hurt in gang-related Elgin shooting (Elgin, IL): A gang-related drive-by shooting in Elgin Friday has sent one victim to the hospital with life threatening injuries, police said.
Source: Daily Herald Date: February 1, 2009
Police unit tracks gang activity (Janesville, WI): Two teens had been exchanging threatening text messages for hours when they decided to settle it with a fistfight.
Source: Janesville Gazette Date: February 1, 2009
Dayton hopes to learn from Cincinnati gang bust (Dayton, OH): In the days following a barrage of arrests that rounded up 50 people , Cincinnati police had to start making confession appointments. The November 2008 roundup halved the free membership of the Northside Taliband, a 92-member gang highly organized into branches that focused on various types of crime.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: February 1, 2009
MET concentrates its energy on dealing with city's gangs (Redlands, CA): When the cops in the green shirts show up, there is a good chance someone is going to jail. The green-shirt clad officers are members of the Redlands Police Department's Multiple Enforcement Team.
Source: The Sun Date: January 31, 2009
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