Gang-Related News Articles
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Deputies police gang member parolees (Salem ,OR): The number of convicted gang members released from jail has increased over the years. That's keeping deputies busy, as they work to make sure gang members follow the rules when they're released from jail or prison.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: September 25, 2008
Sheriff's worker charged with leaking info to gang (Santa Ana, CA): An Orange County 911 operator has been charged with using her position to provide confidential information to a white supremacist gang of which she was a member.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 25, 2008
Mother asks for more prevention at school after gang fight (Las Cruces, NM): A Las Cruces woman found graphic video of a fight at school on her son's cell phone, and he claims gang fights happen all the time.
Source: KFOX News Date: September 25, 2008
Federal jury convicts Saginaw gang leader in drug distribution case (Saginaw, MI): The leader of Saginaw's infamous Sunny Side gang is headed to prison. A federal jury in Bay City on Tuesday delivered a guilty verdict for Stanley T. Brazil Jr., 32.
Source: The Saginaw News Date: September 24, 2008
Winston-Salem schools discuss gang prevention (Winston-Salem, NC) : The Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System is working to make it easier to punish kids involved in gang-related activity.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News Date: September 24, 2008
Two north Florida gang members convicted in racketeering trial (Tallahassee, FL): Attorney General Bill McCollum has announced that two members of a violent "hybrid" gang in Gadsden County have been convicted by an Orange County jury on criminal charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Source: Foster Folly News Date: September 24, 2008
Gang leader sentenced to 15 years in prison (Trenton, NJ): The leader of the Gangster Killer Bloods faction of Trenton's violent Bloods street gang was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a large-scale drug distribution ring, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie announced.
Source: The Times Date: September 24, 2008
Civil injunction targets Colton gang (San Bernardino, CA): A judge on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction against the Colton City Crips gang, legally banishing them from an apartment complex authorities claim has long hosted their drug sales operation.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 24, 2008
Two teens injured in Lynn shooting (Lynn, MA): Two teenagers were injured yesterday in what police called a gang-related shooting in a neighborhood that has been plagued by violence this year.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 23, 2008
Police say shooting doesn't mean rising gang violence (El Paso, TX): Police said Monday that Sunday's early morning gang-related shooting at a popular East Side nightclub is not an indication that gang violence is on the rise.
Source: El Paso Times Date: September 23, 2008
Man charged with gang activity (Wytheville, VA): Street gangs in Wytheville? Although they’re not releasing many details about their ongoing investigation, town and county police have placed 22 charges against a Wytheville man they say was involved in a violent gang hazing incident that injured at least seven juvenile males between ages 12 and 17.
Source: Wytheville Enterprise Date: September 23, 2008
Two men accused of beating an Ocala police officer (Ocala, FL): Two suspected gang members who are accused of beating an Ocala police officer over the weekend were arrested by Marion County sheriff’s detectives Monday night and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
Source: Ocala Star-Banner Date: September 23, 2008
Teen faces nine felonies in shooting (Columbus, NE): Columbus Investigator Greg Sealock said a 16-year-old boy was wearing a bandana to conceal his face when he rolled down the window of his car and fired four shotgun blasts into a crowd of teens in an Aug. 19 drive-by shooting at a local mobile home park.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: September 23, 2008
Novato woman, 20, held on drug, weapon, gang claims (Novato, CA): A 20-year-old Novato woman was arrested after county drug investigators searched her home on a warrant and found 250 tablets of Ecstasy, an assault weapon with a silencer, a revolver, Norteno gang paraphernalia and cocaine, a task force supervisor said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: September 23, 2008
Suspected Oakland gang member charged in fatal shooting (Oakland, CA): A suspected member of a West Oakland drug gang is scheduled to enter a plea today to felony charges he fatally shot an innocent bystander March 31 during a failed attempt to kill a rival, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Alameda Times-Star Date: September 23, 2008
Haverhill receives $100,000 to keep gangs from erupting again (Haverhill, MA): In the summer of 2005, it was the talk of the city — street gangs and the fear they were putting into neighbors. Members of warring gangs were shooting bullets at each other in the Acre and Arlington Street neighborhoods.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: September 22, 2008
Judge's OK expected on gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): By next month, almost 20 percent of Los Angeles could be covered by gang injunctions, making it by far the most restrictive city nationwide for gang members and their associates.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: September 22, 2008
Two die in separate shootings in SB (San Bernardino, CA): Two men, an 18-year-old and one 42, were shot and killed in separate incidents over the weekend on the city's Westside.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: September 22, 2008
Former gang 'queen' hopes to save young lives (Chicago, IL): Chicago street gangs pose a threat to law abiding citizens all over our city. So why do they thrive? Money? Drugs? Prestige? According to one high-ranking former gang member, it provides the family many of these young kids don't have.
Source: CBS 2 Chicago Date: September 22, 2008
Anti-gang efforts to target San Jose's young women and kids as young as 6 (San Jose, CA): With violent crime rising in what was once dubbed America's Safest Big City, San Jose officials Tuesday will consider an updated long-term strategy for combating street gangs that includes reaching out to young women and to children as early as first grade.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 21, 2008
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