Gang-Related News Articles
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FBI-led task force joins anti-gang effort in Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN): A federal effort designed to dismantle gangs at their core will roll out soon in the Twin Cities, months after the Metro Gang Strike Force was shut down amid allegations of misconduct and evidence mishandling.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 20, 2009
Local gangs using women to lure victims (Manatee County, FL): Rolando Martinez-Rosales is only one of many men who have fallen victim to a violent ploy being used by street gangs to rob male patrons of local Hispanic bars, authorities say.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: December 20, 2009
Salinas homicide numbers soar in 2009; arrests remain low (Salinas, CA): If not for the gang violence this year, police say, the homicide total in Salinas would be zero. Instead, 2009 is the deadliest on record for Salinas, with 29 homicides to date.
Source: The Californian Date: December 19, 2009
Graffiti spate is work of local gangs (Bobtown, VA): Drivers along Route 178 between Bobtown and Pungoteague have noticed an upsurge in graffiti painted on signs and at least one building in the area over the last six weeks.
Source: The Daily Times Date: December 19, 2009
Northern Calif. police investigate gang shootings (Tracy, CA): Tracy police are investigating what they say are three gang-related attacks, one of which ended with the murder of a 21-year-old Tracy man.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 19, 2009
Man, woman in minivan killed in gang shooting in El Sereno (El Sereno, CA): A Rowland Heights man and a La Puente woman were fatally shot inside a vehicle in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles Saturday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: December 19, 2009
North Salt Lake gets stimulus funds for police officer to deal with gang problems (North Salt Lake, UT): Thanks to a recently awarded Justice Assistance Grant, Davis County's southernmost city will hire a police officer to deal strictly with gang enforcement and education.
Source: Deseret News Date: December 19, 2009
Sweet 16 turns deadly in Ferndale (Ferndale, MI): A Sweet 16 party turned deadly this morning after rival gangs crashed the event at VFW hall in Ferndale, police say.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: December 19, 2009
Judge calls gangs deadlier than detainees (Washington, DC): The chief judge of the federal court in Washington told lawyers yesterday that domestic street gangs are more deadly than some Guantanamo Bay detainees who could face trial in US courts.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: December 18, 2009
Texas-born prison gang a growing threat (Texas): They go by nicknames like Droopy, Radar and Thumper. Members of their governing board are known as "ugly boys," their regional vice presidents "clowns."
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: December 18, 2009
Merced police arrest two gang members after shots fired (Merced, CA): Two gang members were arrested on suspicion of firing gunshots into a home in Merced early this morning.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 18, 2009
Salinas' Ceasefire program gets resource boost (Salinas, CA): Ceasefire got a boost this week after Police Chief Louis Fetherolf allocated full-time officers to the anti-gang program.
Source: The Californian Date: December 18, 2009
12 suspected of leading gang arrested (Palm Beach County, FL): Authorities said they busted another violent Palm Beach County gang, indicting 12 suspected leaders of "Making Life Krazy" on racketeering charges designed to put them in prison for decades, if not life.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: December 18, 2009
11 alleged gang members arrested (Lafayette, LA): Authorities Thursday announced the arrests of 11 people allegedly involved in a loosely organized Lafayette gang referred to as the Truman Cartel.
Source: The Advocate Date: December 18, 2009
Humboldt County gang sweeps net three arrests (Eureka, CA): Three people were arrested and an arrest warrant was requested for a fourth after the Humboldt County Gang Task Force conducted sweeps on known gang members and their associates Wednesday night.
Source: Times-Standard Date: December 18, 2009
Murder suspect has gang ties (Manatee County, FL): An 18-year-old Manatee woman accused of having ties to a violent local street gang has been arrested on a charge of murder after authorities say she helped plan a robbery during which a man was placed on his knees and shot to death.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: December 17, 2009
Arrests in North Providence target Latin Kings (Providence, RI): Two men affiliated with the violent street gang Almighty Latin King Nation, including a man the police say is its Rhode Island leader, were arrested Wednesday during an early morning drug raid at a two-story house on Allendale Avenue.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: December 17, 2009
Video may show Irving Park neighborhood slaying suspect (Chicago, IL): A 23-year-old man was killed Wednesday afternoon in what Chicago police said was an apparent gang-related shooting in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: December 17, 2009
Seven suspected vandals arrested in Los Angeles sweep (Los Angeles, CA) : Seven suspected vandals who authorities believe were forming a street gang have been arrested in Los Angeles County.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 17, 2009
Latin King gang member shot while tagging garage near Fairmount Park (Collinsville, IL): A southwestern Illinois man claims he shot in self defense when a 17-year-old gang-banger attempted to break into the home where he was staying Tuesday night.
Source: Riverfront Times Date: December 17, 2009
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