Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang sweep targets Bloods clique in Compton (Compton, CA): About 450 state and local police officers swept through Compton, Lynwood and other parts of Los Angeles County early Tuesday, arresting 16 people and serving more than a dozen search warrants in an operation aimed at dismantling a violent clique of the Bloods gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 9, 2008
15 indicted in Camden drug ring (Camden, PA): The Nine Trey Headbustas peddled heroin and crack in Camden's business district for years, authorities say, and moved to snuff out anyone who got in their way.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News Date: July 9, 2008
State rolls out program to target the rise in gangs (Heritage Harbour, FL): Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on Tuesday touted a statewide initiative to combat gangs. The strategy will adopt much of what local authorities have used to battle back against a growing gang problem.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: July 9, 2008
Fifteen reputed gang members facing charges (Trenton, NJ): Fifteen reputed members of the Nine Trey Headbustas street gang, including two from Salem County, were indicted Tuesday by a state grand jury on charges they operated a Camden street gang.
Source: Gloucester County Times Date: July 9, 2008
SoCal tagger arrested for spray painting boy, 6 (Compton, CA): Two taggers spray painted a 6-year-old boy's face and body after he spotted them scrawling gang signs on a wall, officials said Wednesday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 9, 2008
Three Albany gang members plead guilty (Albany, GA): Three leaders of an Albany Street Gang will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to gang and aggravated assault charges.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 9, 2008
L.A.'s proposed anti-gang tax taking its hits (Los Angeles, CA): Even as a new dispute developed Wednesday over a proposed parcel tax to fund anti-gang programs in Los Angeles, City Councilwoman Janice Hahn said she would remove a quietly inserted provision that would have allowed the tax to be increased every year.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 9, 2008
City invests in nonprofits to reduce gang activity (Washington, DC): D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) announced this morning that $200,000 in funding will be split among 25 nonprofits that are working with youths throughout the city to curb gang violence.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 8, 2008
'Recruiting spree' leads to rise in Salt Lake Valley's gang activity (Salt Lake City, UT): The neighborhood where 7-year-old Maria Del Carmen Menchaca died in a drive-by shooting is known for having an "older generation" of gang members but also has experienced an increase in recruitment, gang investigators said Monday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 8, 2008
Another MS-13 gang member arrested (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte Police say they arrested another MS-13 gang member. Police arrested Javier Molina Sunday night after a standoff.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: July 8, 2008
Arizona towns hurt as gangs see smuggling profit (Douglas, AZ): Walls get tagged with graffiti. Cars get shot up in drive-by shootings. Youngsters flash gang signs and battle with bricks, sticks, bats and pipes in the local park over turf.
Source: Reuters Date: July 8, 2008
Tackling gangs in North Carolina (North Carolina): More than a week ago, law enforcement netted more than two-dozen suspected MS-13 gang members.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: July 7, 2008
Police slaying of man preceded by fatal gang-related shooting (Chicago, IL): A man was shot to death in a possible gang confrontation just before a second man was fatally shot by responding officers in the South Side's Marquette Park neighborhood early Sunday.
Source: WMAQ NBC 5 News Date: July 7, 2008
Feds use racketeering statutes to crack down on Utah gang (Utah): Six years after prosecutors first began using federal racketeering statutes to target street gangs in Utah, law enforcement says the latest convictions have largely taken one violent criminal organization off the streets.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 7, 2008
Fatal shootings were gang-related (Milwaukee, WI): A recent shooting that left four people dead and two injured was gang retribution against the "Murda Mobb," a drug-running group that relocated here from Chicago, Milwaukee police chief Edward Flynn said Sunday.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: July 6, 2008
Man shot to death in Azusa (Azusa, CA): A man was shot to death early Sunday in a gang-related attack, authorities said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: July 6, 2008
Six arrested in gang sweep (Hamilton City, CA): Six arrests were made Thursday during a multi-agency planned sweep that emphasized gang suppression, according to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Willows Journal Date: July 5, 2008
Black, Hispanic gangs kill each other over turf (Washington, DC): Latino gang members were hunting for black people in the Harbor Gateway community of Los Angeles. Age was not a factor. Neither was gender.
Source: World Net Daily Date: July 5, 2008
Arrests made in 4th of July homicide (Santa Barbara, CA): With the hustle and bustle of State Street holiday weekend shoppers a mere half block away, Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez climbed the steps of City Hall to announce this afternoon that nine suspects, five of them minors, had been taken into custody for their alleged involvement in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy along Cabrillo Boulevard the previous night.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: July 5, 2008
San Bernardino cracks down on gang in Rialto (San Bernardino, CA): Authorities in San Bernardino County have gone after the South Side Rialto gang, on the streets and in the courtroom.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 3, 2008
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