Gang-Related News Articles
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Roundup targeted gangs (High Point, NC): When High Point police decided to round up nearly 50 people with outstanding warrants earlier this month, the idea was to do more than take suspected criminals off the street.
Source: The High Point Enterprise Date: October 11, 2008
Of 20 nabbed, nine charged in four murders (Jersey City, NJ): As part of a statewide crackdown on gangs, guns, and violence, authorities in Jersey City announced yesterday the arrests of 20 persons - several of whom are allegedly members of a notorious street gang in Jersey City and responsible for four murders.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: October 10, 2008
Probe targeting Oceanside gang names 12 defendants (San Diego, CA): Six people were arrested and six others already in custody were named Friday in federal complaints resulting from a three-year multi-agency investigation that targeted the Oceanside-based Varrio Posole Locos street gang, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 10, 2008
Alleged Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips members arrested on firearms and drugs (Los Angeles, CA): Yesterday, 22 federal defendants allegedly linked to the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips street gang were arrested on firearms and narcotics charges, as federal agents and Los Angeles authorities executed arrest and search warrants this morning.
Source: The Post Chronicle Date: October 10, 2008
State offers $5M to expand anti-gang job training efforts (Sacramento, CA): The state is offering $5 million in grant money to expand anti-gang job training efforts. The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency announced Friday that it wants local government and community-based organizations to submit proposals for these funds to combat gang involvement through job training and education programs.
Source: Sacramento Business Journal Date: October 10, 2008
Citrus Heights targets blighted Sayonara Drive (Citrus Heights, CA): Citrus Heights officials are trying to tighten their grip on one of this city's most crime-plagued and blighted streets – Sayonara Drive – as trouble spills out into a nearby neighborhood.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: October 10, 2008
Gang task force has hands full (Monterey County, CA): There are an estimated 3,000 affiliated gang members and associates in Salinas, about 5,000 in Monterey County, some of whom are second- or third-generation. Some parents don't care their children are banging and a lot of others don't know.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 10, 2008
Gang suspected in shootings (Salem, OR): Suspected gang members are thought to have shot a pair of houses more than seven miles apart late Wednesday, Marion County Sheriff Russ Isham said.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: October 10, 2008
Single glove tips hand to gang affiliation, guns (Omaha, NE): Golfers wear one glove so their grip won't slip. Michael Jackson wore one glove as a fashion statement. For Omaha gang members, wearing one glove has a different meaning.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: October 9, 2008
Bridgeton gang members arrested in Salem County (Salem County, NJ): Police in Salem County arrested a number of alleged gangsters from this city as part of a statewide crackdown on gang violence.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: October 9, 2008
City's Gang Impact Squad has impact (Cleveland, OH): Six months after a Gang Impact Squad was formed to combat violence in Cleveland, the unit has arrested scores of violent criminals. The seven-officer squad has confiscated 25 guns and arrested more than 300 people for drugs, guns and violent crimes.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: October 9, 2008
Gang sweep nets 84 arrests across Middlesex (Middlesex, NJ): A six-month investigation involving more than a dozen law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 84 alleged gang members, 18 of whom were rounded up in the last week, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan announced yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 9, 2008
LA removes first ex-gangster from injunction list (Los Angeles, CA): For more than 20 years, the city attorney's office has placed thousands of gangsters under injunctions that prohibit where they meet, who they talk to and what they carry.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 9, 2008
Gang sweep nets at least 12 (Hudson County, NJ): Detectives with the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office spent yesterday rounding up more than a dozen alleged gang members as part of an investigation into four homicides, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: October 9, 2008
Antioch stabbing part of gang-driven crime spree (Antioch, CA): The arrest of two men and a teenage girl following the Wednesday stabbing of a 16-year-old boy capped a whirlwind of crime committed by a group of known gang members, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 9, 2008
Vandals strike buildings (Milledgeville, GA): A black spray-painted graffiti message that adorns the outside wall of a house near Lee Street appears to be racially motivated and gang-related.
Source: The Union-Recorder Date: October 9, 2008
30 arrested in sweep targeting South L.A. gang members (Los Angeles, CA): A sweep by the Los Angeles Police Department and federal agents Tuesday netted at least 30 arrests in an operation targeting illegal weapons possession and drug dealing by South Los Angeles gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 8, 2008
MS-13 members sentenced for role RICO conspiracy (Nashville, TN): Three members of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, have been sentenced here for their participation in a racketeering enterprise, it was announced Tuesday.
Source: The City Paper Date: October 8, 2008
Pittsburgh to spend $200K on gang, crime study (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh will spend $200,000 on a gang violence study in hopes of curbing the city's murder rate within six months.
Source: York Daily Record Date: October 8, 2008
Commission proposes gang task funding (Albany, GA): The Albany City Commission paved the way for the Albany Police Department to begin putting together its 12-person gang task force with a nonbinding unanimous vote Tuesday on a proposal to finance the force.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: October 8, 2008
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