Gang-Related News Articles
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Four men arrested for morning drive-by shooting in La Puente (La Puente, CA): Sheriff's deputies arrested four men this morning in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred at 6:50 a.m. today, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 23, 2009
Columbia Heights is still gripped by violence (Washington, DC): A rash of shootings in a rapidly redeveloping section of Columbia Heights has given longtime and newly minted residents a sobering reminder that as much as the area has changed, the presence of gangs and violence has not.
Source: The Washington Post Date: June 22, 2009
Nine gang members arrested in immigration raid (Denver, CO): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Greeley police officers announced Monday that they have arrested or identified nine gang members who were rounded up in an operation targeting illegal immigrants with ties to violent street gangs in Weld County.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: June 22, 2009
Plea for peace after St. Paul teen with gang ties gunned down (St. Paul, MN): Not even a block from the neighborhood rec center, 18-year-old Dionte Montantes of Saint Paul was shot in the head while walking alone on the 1000 block of Iglehart Avenue around 5:20 Friday afternoon.
Source: KARE 11 News Date: June 21, 2009
Eleven inmates reported injured in gang-related riot at state prison in Corcoran (Corcoran, CA): At least 11 inmates at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran were reported injured in a riot involving rival Hispanic gang factions just after noon today, prison officials reported.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 21, 2009
Fatal stabbing in Sultan brings attention to gangs (Sultan, WA): Even before Wednesday's beating and stabbing death of a Marysville teen in downtown Sultan, a countywide team had planned to meet with people in Monroe to talk about gangs in the Skykomish Valley.
Source: Herald Net Date: June 20, 2009
Gangs flourish in suburbs (Baltimore, MD): In middle school, they were friends, playing in the same local football league. Some kids played for the Crofton Cardinals. Others wore the jerseys of the Odenton Wildcats.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 20, 2009
Gang task force arrests 17 (Hemet, CA): A gang task force arrested 16 adults and one teenager during a sweep operation in the Hemet-San Jacinto region, a sheriff's spokesman said Saturday.
Source: North County Times Date: June 20, 2009
Chattanooga police utilize federal court system (Chattanooga, TN): Two years after the Chattanooga Police Department formed a crime suppression unit tasked with targeting gangs, officers have discovered their best tool in getting gangs off the street — the federal court system.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: June 20, 2009
Some find El Monte police officer's side business -- selling clothing with gang symbols -- dismaying (El Monte, CA): When El Monte Police Officer George Fierro was seen on video kicking a prone, heavily tattooed gang member in the head at the end of a televised high-speed chase, he received some criticism but also a good amount of praise.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 20, 2009
36 Detroit gang members arrested in crackdown (Detroit, MI): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have helped round up 36 members of violent street gangs in Detroit.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 19, 2009
12 suspected gang members charged in Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): Authorities say they've charged a dozen members of a Syracuse street gang with selling drugs and using violence to protect their turf.
Source: WCAX 3 News Date: June 19, 2009
Outburst of gang violence in El Monte and West Valinda leave two dead, three wounded (Valinda, CA): An outburst of gang violence left two men dead, another critically injured, and two others slightly wounded, authorities said Friday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 19, 2009
Police drug raid nabs 38 (Elizabeth City, NC): Elizabeth City police charged 38 suspects Friday with a host of drug, weapons and gang-related charges, among them a man accused in a recent rape and two men implicated in recent shootings.
Source: The Daily Advance Date: June 19, 2009
ICE arrests 37 in operation targeting area gang members (Carson City, NV): A total of 37 foreign nationals with ties to violent street gangs in this area are facing deportation this morning following a three-day enforcement operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Source: KTVN 2 News Date: June 19, 2009
Public meeting on gangs draws 300 in Ojai (Ojai, CA): More than 300 people crowded Thursday night into the auditorium at Matilija Junior High School for an emotional discussion about gang violence in the Ojai Valley.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 19, 2009
110 Gang faces charges (Syracuse, NY): Twelve members of a Syracuse street gang carved out a territory on Syracuse's South Side to exclusively sell illegal drugs and protected that territory through intimidation and violence, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: June 19, 2009
Feds crack down on Texas Mexican Mafia (San Antonio, TX): Federal authorities on Friday took another swing at one of Texas' largest prison gangs in hopes of disrupting their activities, which include heroin and cocaine-trafficking and murder.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: June 19, 2009
Rally at Santa Cruz courthouse decries stiffer sentences for gang-related crimes (Santa Cruz, CA): A new group called the Santa Cruz Alliance Against Gang Enhancements held a rally outside the courthouse Wednesday, carrying signs proclaiming sentencing enhancements unfair and urging "prevention not enforcement" as a better way to stem gang crime.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 18, 2009
Indictment offers harrowing details of L.A. gang's workings (Los Angeles, CA): When a stray bullet from a gang member's gun struck 3-week-old Luis Angel Garcia in the heart and killed him in 2007, police, politicians and ordinary Angelenos expressed outrage over the infant's death.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 18, 2009
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