Gang-Related News Articles
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Cops: Three gang members collared for two murders (Suffolk, NY): Three Hispanic men who are members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha, more commonly known as MS-13, murdered two men and shot a teenager in the head, nearly killing him, over the past three months, Suffolk police said Thursday.
Source: Long Island Press Date: July 24, 2009
25 to be deported in operation targeting street gangs (Chicago, IL): Nineteen suspects were arrested in a two-day federal sting targeting illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs in Chicago and the suburbs, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday.
Source: WBBM 780 News Date: July 24, 2009
State awards anti-gang grants (Lincoln, NE): Helping youthful offenders re-enter society. Hiring a gang-intervention specialist to analyze gangs and gang trends. Educating the parents of gang members and wannabe gang members about the risks their kids face.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: July 24, 2009
APD is making headway against gangs (Albany, GA): Even though gang violence is in the news almost daily, Albany's new police chief says the fight against gangs is making progress.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 24, 2009
Cathedral City included in gang-injunction sweep (Cathedral City, CA): Cathedral City was among the Coachella Valley communities targeted during a recent gang- injunction sweep. At least 12 arrests were made in Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, unincorporated parts of Riverside County and Cathedral City.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: July 24, 2009
Anti-drug efforts beefed up along US-Canada border (Plattsburgh, NY): The world's longest undefended border. It's a catchy yet increasingly imprecise term for the U.S.-Canada frontier, as authorities on both sides ratchet up efforts to curb bustling traffic in illegal drugs and guns.
Source: Newsday Date: July 23, 2009
Shooting at TSU campus may be gang-related (Houston, TX): A drive-by shooting at a community rally on the Texas Southern University campus Wednesday night left at least six people wounded. Police believe the incident was gang-related.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: July 23, 2009
Gang presence increases in Greenbelt since last year (Greenbelt, MD): Greenbelt police warned the City Council that local gangs are on the rise. "The goal is not to scare anybody or cause any type of scare. This is more for awareness and education," said Officer Seung Lee, the department's resident gang expert, at Monday's council meeting.
Source: The Gazette Date: July 23, 2009
Teen mother hoping to leave drugs and violence behind with help from CeaseFire workers (Chicago, IL): Deseree Rivera was 17 and knew her world of gangs and drugs was no place to raise her newborn daughter. One day last year as she fed the baby, she whispered a pledge into her tiny ears.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 23, 2009
Graffiti, robbery included in Bridgeton crime log (Bridgeton, NJ): A police officer discovered gang-related graffiti on the north wall of Indian Avenue School early this morning.
Source: The News of Cumberland County Date: July 23, 2009
Teen pleads to pimping; 14 other alleged West Seattle gangsters face sex crime charges (Seattle, WA): When he was pimping, 19-year-old Mycah Maurice Johnson told the court, he did it for himself and his gang. Writing to the court earlier this week, Johnson said pimping out his 17-year-old girlfriend helped him live the "gang lifestyle" with the Bloods-affiliated West Side Street Mobb.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: July 22, 2009
Police arrest two in gang shooting (Wichita, KS): Wichita police have made two more arrests in connection with a gang-related shooting Monday that led to a standoff.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 22, 2009
CPD’s initiative cracks down on gangs (Columbus, OH): It was a little over a month ago that Columbus police launched the summer crack down on gangs.
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News Date: July 22, 2009
Danville police chief announces arrests in gang-related robberies (Danville, VA): A Danville police task force investigated and arrested a group of people and members of a local gang that have been responsible for a recent increase of local burglaries, Chief Philip Broadfoot said during a Wednesday news conference.
Source: Danville News Date: July 22, 2009
Gang death leads to ninth arrest (Albany, GA): Another Albany gang member is now charged with murder in the initiation beating death of a former prison guard.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 22, 2009
10 arrested in ICE-led operation targeting gang members for deportation (Indianapolis, IN): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) agents and local law enforcement officers made 10 arrests during a two-day operation targeting illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs in Indianapolis. This is the latest local effort in an ongoing national ICE initiative to target foreign-born gang members.
Source: Media Newswire Date: July 21, 2009
Anti-gang program expanding to North Richmond (Richmond, VA): A pilot program to reduce gang membership and violence has been so successful in South Richmond that authorities are taking the initiative on the road.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: July 21, 2009
Standoff follows shoot-out (Wichita, KS): Wichita police arrested a man Monday after a 90-minute standoff that began with a gang-related shoot-out on a residential street. One neighbor, Irvin Richardson, said he heard at least five shots.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 21, 2009
Officers make largest heroin bust in San Mateo County history (San Mateo County, CA): State narcotics officers made the largest heroin bust in San Mateo County history Tuesday, arresting a man linked to a violent East Palo Alto street gang with ties to Mexican drug-trafficking organizations, the attorney general's office announced.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 21, 2009
Probation and parole sweep nets 20 arrests in northern San Luis Obispo County (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Thirteen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies team up to catch 20 people in violation of their probation or parole.
Source: KSBY News Date: July 21, 2009
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