Gang-Related News Articles
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Teen mother hoping to leave drugs and violence behind with help from CeaseFire workers (Chicago, IL): Deseree Rivera was 17 and knew her world of gangs and drugs was no place to raise her newborn daughter. One day last year as she fed the baby, she whispered a pledge into her tiny ears.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 23, 2009
Graffiti, robbery included in Bridgeton crime log (Bridgeton, NJ): A police officer discovered gang-related graffiti on the north wall of Indian Avenue School early this morning.
Source: The News of Cumberland County Date: July 23, 2009
Teen pleads to pimping; 14 other alleged West Seattle gangsters face sex crime charges (Seattle, WA): When he was pimping, 19-year-old Mycah Maurice Johnson told the court, he did it for himself and his gang. Writing to the court earlier this week, Johnson said pimping out his 17-year-old girlfriend helped him live the "gang lifestyle" with the Bloods-affiliated West Side Street Mobb.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: July 22, 2009
Police arrest two in gang shooting (Wichita, KS): Wichita police have made two more arrests in connection with a gang-related shooting Monday that led to a standoff.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 22, 2009
CPD’s initiative cracks down on gangs (Columbus, OH): It was a little over a month ago that Columbus police launched the summer crack down on gangs.
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News Date: July 22, 2009
Danville police chief announces arrests in gang-related robberies (Danville, VA): A Danville police task force investigated and arrested a group of people and members of a local gang that have been responsible for a recent increase of local burglaries, Chief Philip Broadfoot said during a Wednesday news conference.
Source: Danville News Date: July 22, 2009
Gang death leads to ninth arrest (Albany, GA): Another Albany gang member is now charged with murder in the initiation beating death of a former prison guard.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 22, 2009
10 arrested in ICE-led operation targeting gang members for deportation (Indianapolis, IN): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) agents and local law enforcement officers made 10 arrests during a two-day operation targeting illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs in Indianapolis. This is the latest local effort in an ongoing national ICE initiative to target foreign-born gang members.
Source: Media Newswire Date: July 21, 2009
Anti-gang program expanding to North Richmond (Richmond, VA): A pilot program to reduce gang membership and violence has been so successful in South Richmond that authorities are taking the initiative on the road.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: July 21, 2009
Standoff follows shoot-out (Wichita, KS): Wichita police arrested a man Monday after a 90-minute standoff that began with a gang-related shoot-out on a residential street. One neighbor, Irvin Richardson, said he heard at least five shots.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: July 21, 2009
Officers make largest heroin bust in San Mateo County history (San Mateo County, CA): State narcotics officers made the largest heroin bust in San Mateo County history Tuesday, arresting a man linked to a violent East Palo Alto street gang with ties to Mexican drug-trafficking organizations, the attorney general's office announced.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 21, 2009
Probation and parole sweep nets 20 arrests in northern San Luis Obispo County (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Thirteen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies team up to catch 20 people in violation of their probation or parole.
Source: KSBY News Date: July 21, 2009
Investigators work to stop recent gang violence (Yuma, AZ): Investigators say they're making some headway in their efforts to stop gang violence. Two recent developments may do just that.
Source: KSWT 13 News Date: July 21, 2009
Albany gang leader arrested for beating death (Albany, GA): A notorious gang leader wanted for murder was snatched up during a police take down Tuesday morning.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 21, 2009
In Yakima Co., a rash of unsettling violence (Yakima, WA): A baseball bat beating death, a wounded deputy, gang shootings and an officer firing shots at a truck because he feared for his life were part of an unusual rash of violent events in the Yakima Valley in the past few days.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: July 21, 2009
Minneapolis struggles with rise of Somali gangs (Minneapolis, MN): Ahmednur Ali's family fled the chaos and violence of their West African homeland Somalia in the 1990s, eventually making their way to Minnesota like thousands of their compatriots.
Source: The Associated Press Date: July 20, 2009
Police begin crackdown on Tri-Cities gangs (Kennewick, WA): Fifteen wanted felons with links to gangs in the Tri-Cities were nabbed during a recent roundup dubbed Operation Clean Sweep
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: July 20, 2009
Avondale boy shot in gang-related attack on porch (Avondale, IL): A 16-year-old boy suffered a graze wound when a shooter riding a bicycle fired shots and struck him in the back in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side Sunday night.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 20, 2009
Gang graffiti alarms unsuspecting homeowner (Athens, GA): When John Chambers woke up Sunday, he found out that a gang had spray-painted the side of his Chesterton Drive house while he and his family slept inside.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: July 20, 2009
Madison Mayor, Police Chief consider tripling gang officers (Madison, WI): Madison's mayor and police chief are working on a plan to triple the number of police officers assigned to handle gangs. And they want to do this without hiring new officers.
Source: WKOW 27 News Date: July 20, 2009
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