Gang-Related News Articles
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13 suspected gang members arrested in Springfield drug sweep (Springfield, MA): More than a dozen members of the city’s most troubling street gangs were arrested Thursday, according to court records unsealed in U.S. District Court.
Source: The Republican Date: October 8, 2009
Court documents detail fatal gang stabbing in Milpitas (Milpitas, CA): Red clothing and a glare led to the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old by a rival gang member who had never met him outside the Jack in the Box restaurant in Milpitas on Sept. 23, a Superior Court of California felony complaint states.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 8, 2009
Gangs turn Chicago streets into a battlefield (Chicago, IL): At 5 a.m at a secret location in Chicago, heavily armed U.S. Marshals and local police locked in on a target. "He is a gang member," said U.S. Marshal Ed Farrell. "Pretty much everything they do is through fear and violence. That's how they control neighborhoods, that's how they control their criminal activity."
Source: ABC News Date: October 8, 2009
Gilroy man beaten, stabbed by teens in likely gang-related attack (Gilroy, CA): Investigators are trying to identify as many as eight teenagers involved in a stabbing in Gilroy Tuesday night that was likely gang-related, Gilroy police said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 7, 2009
Gang threat in schools overstated, group says (Greensboro, NC): The issue of gangs in schools may be less of a threat than some people believe, according to one group’s findings. The School Safety Committee, formed and led by Guilford County Board of Education member Deena Hayes, has spent the past two years collecting information about gangs and safety issues in schools.
Source: News & Record Date: October 7, 2009
Man injured in gang-related shooting (Planada, CA): Sheriff's investigators say a 21-year-old man was injured in a gang-related shooting late Monday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: October 7, 2009
Boston police battle crime on several fronts (Boston, MA): Authorities in Boston today announced the indictments of more than a dozen people with alleged ties to a drug distribution ring. This follows a year-long probe targeting a street gang known as the Magnolia Steelers.
Source: NECN News Date: October 7, 2009
Colorado Springs street gang leader sentenced (Colorado Springs, CO) : A judge has set the sentence for a man who federal agents describe as a senior leader of the Sureno street gang in Colorado Springs.
Source: KKTV 11 News Date: October 7, 2009
Burlco college students conduct gang survey (Mount Holly, NJ): College students will be roving around the 40 municipalities in Burlington County asking questions about gangs beginning this month.
Source: Courier Post-Online Date: October 7, 2009
Member of Aryan Brotherhood booked in Slidell (Slidell, LA): A member of the Aryan Brotherhood gang has been arrested after Slidell Police received a tip that the man and his girlfriend were selling Ecstasy at bars in the city.
Source: The Daily Advertiser Date: October 6, 2009
Man in deadly chase was gang member, police say (San Diego, CA): Police have identified a San Ysidro man who led them on a wild chase through the South Bay on Saturday morning that ended when an officer shot and killed him near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 6, 2009
Farr endorses Measure K in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A new tax measure designed primarily to add new police officers would help show federal and state officials that Salinas is committed to battling the gang violence problem, according to Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 6, 2009
Gang members plead guilty in robberies (Camden, NJ): Two reputed gang members, including one charged with the gang-related murder of a Willingboro man, have pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a string of bank robberies last year.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: October 6, 2009
Mexican mafia type extortion crosses the border into USA (Washington, DC): According to a DEA operative in the L.A. area who insists on remaining anonymous told the U.S. Border Fire Report that businesses along the dangerous U.S. Mexican border from Texas to California have been the victims of extortion attempts and threats.
Source: BigNews.biz Date: October 6, 2009
Officials see rising gang threat in Illinois (Peoria, IL): Lawmakers, local law enforcement and Peoria's mayor on Tuesday made a public push for legislation to remedy an embarrassing statistic: Illinois has the highest ratio of criminal gang members per capita.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: October 6, 2009
Police arrest two in Tulare shooting (Tulare, CA): Isabel Rodriguez said something didn't feel right about the car driving past her west Tulare home. "I had a bad feeling," she said. "They kept passing by."
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: October 6, 2009
Morgan Hill records its first homicide in four years (Morgan Hill, CA): After a jump in deadly violence in the city over the weekend, Morgan Hill police on Monday increased patrols to try to stem the escalation of gang warfare — and asked San Jose's special police unit for help.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 5, 2009
"Known gang members" charged in firebombings (Chattanooga, TN): An investigation into some recent firebombings has led to the arrests of known gang members, Chattanooga Police said Monday.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: October 5, 2009
Gangs are focus of special DA unit (Tulsa County, OK): Gang violence in Tulsa County has led prosecutors to create a specialized unit to target gang members and strengthen cases against them, officials said.
Source: Tulsa World Date: October 5, 2009
Street gang member held for deportation (Naples, FL): Collier County sheriff’s deputies on Friday arrested a Fort Myers man they say has a history of gang-related activity and is in the country illegally.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: October 4, 2009
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