Gang-Related News Articles
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Avondale teen slain in gang shooting, police say (Chicago, IL): A 16-year-old boy was killed Friday night near his Avondale home during what Chicago police say was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 23, 2008
Seven alleged members of Elizabeth City gang arrested (Elizabeth City, NC): Seven people whom police say are members of an Elizabeth City gang have been arrested in connection with a string of shootings and robberies starting in the summer.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: November 22, 2008
Man fatally shot leaving gang member's funeral (Chicago, IL): A 29-year-old man was killed late Thursday after being shot leaving a gang member’s funeral in the South Side's Gage Park neighborhood, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 21, 2008
Teens learn anti-gang lessons at Step Up summit (Visalia, CA): There was a simple message behind this year's Step Up Youth Summit in Visalia: There's life beyond gangs. About 1,000 high school students considered at risk of gang involvement attended the event, representing schools throughout the county.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: November 21, 2008
Cops trade gang-fighting tips (Chicago, IL): There are at least 80 gangs dealing drugs on the city's streets, protecting their business and territory with guns.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 21, 2008
Raids net suspects in heroin sales ring (New Jersey): Continuing a statewide effort that has targeted guns, gangs and violent crime, authorities yesterday arrested more than a dozen people accused of taking part in a large-scale heroin distribution ring spread across Union, Essex and Hudson counties.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 21, 2008
Robbers target kids leaving Walnut Hills school (Evanston, OH): Undercover officers are now trying to catch a gang of criminals who are targeting students as they are leaving school in Evanston.
Source: WKRC 12 News Date: November 21, 2008
MS-13 gang member, associates indicted in NYC for murder, racketeering (New York, NY): Hector Portillo, a member of the international MS-13 street gang, and seven others were charged in New York City with multiple crimes, including 29 counts of murder, attempted murder, assault, racketeering, and illegal use of firearms.
Source: Hawaii Reporter Date: November 21, 2008
Two arrested in Carpentersville drive-by shooting (Carpentersville, IL): Police arrested two suspected street gang members Wednesday on charges they participated in a Nov. 13 drive-by shooting outside the Carpentersvile home of rival gang members.
Source: Daily Herald Date: November 21, 2008
Accused knife-wielding teen a member of gang (Boston, MA): A Framingham teenager charged with stabbing a fellow student at Framingham High School on Thursday claims to be a member of a gang, the MetroWest Daily News reported.
Source: WCVB 5 News Date: November 21, 2008
Judge makes injunction permanent against Rialto gang (Rialto, CA): A Superior Court judge made permanent an injunction against a Rialto gang, a news release from the San Bernardino County district attorney stated.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: November 21, 2008
Five teens charged in Forsyth vandalism (Forsyth County, GA): Five suspected gang members have been arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly vandalizing more than a dozen buildings, including a local high school.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: November 20, 2008
$12.4m in grants puts focus on gang violence (Boston, MA): Last month, with the state facing an emergency fiscal crisis, Governor Deval Patrick cut the state budget more than $1 billion.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: November 20, 2008
Wis. Authorities arrest 11 gang members (Madison, WI): A group of federal, state and local authorities have arrested 11 gang members in Kenosha.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 20, 2008
Omaha and Gangs: Stopping the Violence (Omaha, NE): Thousands of gang members, more gang related crimes. Law enforcement and gang experts say it's something they're fighting more and more all the time.
Source: KPTM 42 News Date: November 20, 2008
Pastors give insight into gang problem (Vineland, NJ): Criminal street gang activity in Cumberland County appears to be tamped down compared to a year ago, according to some pastors with reason to know.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: November 20, 2008
13 students cited for Hunters Lane brawl (Nashville, TN): About 100 students in a crushing swell were pushing and shoving, some fighting and others throwing up menacing gang signs, in the hallway of Hunters Lane High School.
Source: The Tennessean Date: November 20, 2008
Nurses get primer on gangs (Camden, NJ): The scenarios were hypothetical, but the implications were real. Officers from the New Jersey State Parole Board's Street Gang Unit explained gang signs, colors, clothing and codes to about 25 medical personnel from Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden on Wednesday because it could save their lives.
Source: Courier-Post Date: November 20, 2008
Gang members face racketeering charges (West Palm Beach, FL): Two guys who started out as part of a rap group which then prosecutors say turned into one of South Florida's most violent gangs are on trial for racketeering.
Source: CBS4 News Date: November 19, 2008
Weehawken police interrupt suspected gang recruitment meeting and walk away with 'valuable' notebook (Hamilton Park, NJ): Authorities believe they seized a notebook containing valuable information about the Bloods street gang organization and membership when Weehawken police broke up a suspected recruiting meeting in Hamilton Park on Friday, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: November 19, 2008
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