Gang-Related News Articles
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Santa Ana rattled by four shootings, including three in 24 hours (Santa Ana, CA): The violence was shocking enough that Marcos Padilla told his Santa Ana tenants to stay inside and walk to the grocery store only if they absolutely had to.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 31, 2008
37 arrests made in Southeast Fresno gang operation (Fresno, CA): Southeast Fresno gang operation led to 37 arrests this week. The operation was done in response to an increase in gang violence throughout the City of Fresno.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: July 31, 2008
Prosecutors seek death penalty for Riverside gang member accused of murder (Riverside County, CA): Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a documented Riverside gang member accused of fatally shooting a 23-year-old father of three in front of his home, Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco said today.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: July 31, 2008
Teen charged with promoting gang violence after shooting (Yuma, CA): Two felony offenses were filed in Juvenile Court on Thursday against a Yuma teenager arrested in connection to last weekend's attempted murder.
Source: The Sun Date: July 31, 2008
Bust deals blow to Hollis Bloods (Queens, NY): Queens law enforcement officials announced the results of a 10-month narcotics and firearm trafficking investigation on Tuesday, boasting 22 arrests and a crushing blow to the Hollis faction of the notorious Bloods street gang.
Source: Queens Tribune Date: July 31, 2008
Feds visit homes of alleged gang members (Philadelphia, PA) : With the skyscrapers of center city off in distance, undercover officers and federal agents gathered in South Philadelphia. They came as part of a crackdown on gang activity. Their target is a notorious Asian street gang.
Source: WTXF FOX 29 News Date: July 31, 2008
Lincoln Square sees signs of increased gang activity (Chicago, IL): An increase in reports of "tagging" and vandalism in the Lincoln Square neighborhood has residents worried that a lull in gang activity in the area has come to an end.
Source: Chi Town Daily News Date: July 31, 2008
New law requires graffiti cleanup (El Monte, CA): A new law requires convicted taggers to clean up their scribbles and possibly keep neighborhood walls and street signs clean for a year, officials said Thursday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: July 31, 2008
Gangs move, change to stay ahead of police (Raleigh, NC): Identifying gang members has become more difficult as they change their signs and clothing to remain a step ahead of law enforcement and as they become more mobile, experts said Wednesday.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: July 30, 2008
Manatee County gang member gets eight years (Tallahassee, FL): A Manatee County gang member was sentenced to 8 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Source: WWSB ABC 7 News Date: July 30, 2008
Gang clampdown (San Antonio, TX): Authorities have made it illegal for some suspected members of a violent street gang to congregate within a 1-square- mile area on the East Side where in recent months the gang has been involved in at least three drive-by shootings, two of them fatal, according to law enforcement officials.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: July 30, 2008
Killing shows Eastside gang is active (Riverside County, CA): The Riverside County district attorney's office will seek the death penalty against a man charged with murder and labeled an East Side Riva gang member by authorities.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: July 30, 2008
Gang surrounds house (Worcester, MA): About a dozen teenagers — many of whom claim to be Young Kilby Posse gang members — were arraigned in court yesterday for allegedly surrounding a North Street building Monday evening while two of them entered an apartment and beat a man.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: July 30, 2008
Shooting at N.C. State gang-related (Raleigh, NC): Police say three suspects have been charged in a recent on-campus shooting at North Carolina State University, and they believe the crime was gang related.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: July 29, 2008
Middle Tennessee gang leaders plead guilty (Nashville. TN): Three leaders of one of the nation's most notorious gangs pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to a racketeering enterprise that included murder and witness tampering.
Source: The Tennessean Date: July 29, 2008
P.G. gang member sentenced for illegally returning to U.S. (Prince George's County, MD): A man prosecutors say is an MS-13 gang member active in Prince George's County was sentenced yesterday to 36 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported after a conviction for possession of cocaine, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office said.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: July 29, 2008
Members of rival gangs caught in Union County after robbery, chase (Union County, NJ): Three men and a 17-year-old boy from Elizabeth — two of whom were described by authorities as members of rival street gangs, the Bloods and the Crips — were arrested yesterday following a spree that began with stealing a car in Woodbridge and ended with a car crash in Summit.
Source: Courier News Date: July 29, 2008
Crips, Bloods, and the suburbs as a target (Ewing Township, NJ): It was about 1 a.m. on a Wednesday when three teenagers drove down a street lined with small ranch-style homes in this quiet suburb and fired two shots through the front window, according to police officers who arrested them minutes later along with four other men in the car with guns.
Source: The New York Times Date: July 29, 2008
Eight shot, one fatally, and one stabbed in violent night in East St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): Eight people were shot, including one fatally, and one stabbed in a series of unrelated violence in East St. Louis, police said today.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: July 29, 2008
New gang tax plan would beef up police by 50 officers (Sacramento, CA): A retooled anti-gang tax measure drafted by Sacramento city officials shortens the term of the original proposal by half, expands upon how the added revenue would be spent and says the money could pay for at least 50 new city cops in the first year.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 28, 2008
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