Gang-Related News Articles
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Game Over force makes 223 arrests (Brevard County, FL): During its first year, a multi-agency task force led by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office made 223 arrests, which officials say put a dent into local gangs such as the Black Flag Mafia, the Gangsta Disciples, the E.G. Boyz and the Cold Side Posse.
Source: Florida Today Date: March 22, 2009
San Pablo program dramatically cuts graffiti (San Pablo, CA): Squirrels chatter from sun-dappled pines above Wildcat Creek, adding color and motion to the shady spots below on a quiet weekday morning in Davis Park.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 21, 2009
Police try to track gang members' changing styles (Los Angeles, CA): As the city of Los Angeles continues to ratchet up its fight against gangs, some gang members are trying to escape the attention of patrolling police officers.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: March 21, 2009
Violent MS-13 gang has spread itself across U.S. (New York, NY): MS-13, or La Mara Salvatrucha, is a violent street gang that originated among Salvadoran immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
Source: Newsday Date: March 20, 2009
Bloods gang to be target of injunction (El Paso, TX): A court injunction targeting a street gang in Northeast El Paso by prohibiting members from gathering, throwing gang signs and using cell phones will be requested Friday, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times Date: March 20, 2009
North Bay woman stabbed in girl gang fight (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa police today are investigating the stabbing of a 19-year-old local girl that occurred Thursday afternoon following a fight between four teenage girls at a park in the city.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 20, 2009
Young man dies in gang shooting in Othello (Othello, WA): A young man has been shot to death in a fight between two gangs at a park in Othello.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: March 20, 2009
Gang team’s job never done (Gresham, OR): Gang violence has plagued Gresham and East Multnomah County for more than 10 years, giving state lawmakers the motivation to fund the area’s gang enforcement team.
Source: The Gresham Outlook Date: March 20, 2009
Gang member pulls gun on Manteca detective (Manteca, CA): A semi-automatic hand gun was pulled out of a 19-year-old gang member’s waist band as detective Armando Garcia rounded a dumpster enclosure – with the Manteca Police officer’s gun already out of its holster – in the 200 block of Northwoods Avenue Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: March 19, 2009
Suspect charged in gang-related shooting (Providence, RI): A young man who saw a friend murdered at a girl’s birthday party has been accused in the retaliatory shooting of a teenage boy associated with a rival gang.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: March 19, 2009
Violent local gang taken down (Newport News, VA): The arrest of Rickey Rice came Wednesday morning, and represented the apprehension of the only remaining indicted member of the notorious Dump Gang still at-large. The other ten members were arrested last Friday.
Source: Examiner Date: March 19, 2009
Young man shot, wounded in south Palo Alto; police see gang ties (Palo Alto, CA): In what appears to have been a gang-related incident, a young man was shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon outside an apartment complex on Arastradero Road in Palo Alto.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 19, 2009
Feds charge two in gang-related murder (New York, NY): Authorities say two members of the MS-13 street gang are facing federal murder charges in the May 2007 drive-by shooting of a Queens man.
Source: Newsday Date: March 19, 2009
Local police step up gang activity arrests (Fort Pierce, FL): Treasure Coast law enforcement is coming down hard on gang violence, and they said this is just the beginning.
Source: WPBF 25 News Date: March 19, 2009
County, schools fighting ‘online generation' of gang activity (Fort Wayne, IN): Gang activity is moving from the streets to the World Wide Web, as younger members create rivalries through posted messages and photos on social networking sites.
Source: The News-Sentinel Date: March 19, 2009
Deputy tangles with gang member (Sutter County, CA): A Sutter County deputy struggled with an armed gang member in the town of Sutter, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: March 18, 2009
Police sweep Southdale, Mall of America, in crackdown on gang activity at Metro malls (Bloomington, MN): Police are sending a message to gang members: they're not welcome at malls in the Twin Cities. Over the weekend, officers from the Metro Gang Strike Force and various other agencies swept the Southdale Mall in Edina and the Mall of America in Bloomington.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 18, 2009
People yelled gang comments before Hilltop shooting, police report (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police released more information Tuesday about a drive-by shooting that seriously wounded one man Monday night.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 18, 2009
Shooting victim is 29th Chicago student to be killed this school year (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy who died Monday evening after he was shot near his Woodlawn home earlier in the day.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 18, 2009
Apple Valley gang team snag multiple crooks (Apple Valley, CA): The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Gang SMASH Team made several arrests, including at least three gang members, officials said Wednesday.
Source: The Daily Press Date: March 18, 2009
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