Gang-Related News Articles
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Death threats lurk in seemingly basic graffiti (Wichita, KS): Numbers can get people killed. On a recent cold night, near 21st and Broadway, Sgt. Brian White pulled over his patrol car in an alley and pointed to a number spray-painted on a building wall: 187
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: February 28, 2008
Eight hit in L.A. bus stop gunfire (Los Angeles, CA): Five children and three adults were shot Wednesday afternoon by a gunman who opened fire at a busy South Los Angeles bus stop minutes after classes were dismissed at a nearby school.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 28, 2008
Seven gang members arrested, facing trafficking charges (Bay County, FL): Seven members of a "North Florida gang" have been arrested and charged with criminal racketeering, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and conspiracy to traffic in cannabis, among other charges, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said in a Wednesday news release.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News Date: February 28, 2008
Gangs 101 (Victorville, CA): Of the 16,193 gang members residing in San Bernardino County, more than 2,100 are in the High Desert. Many start out as students in our local schools. And gang recruiters are working at decreasing those numbers.
Source: Daily Press Date: February 28, 2008
Gang activity gets attention (Lexington, KY): School officials were talking. Law enforcement officials were conferring. Community activists were speaking up.
Source: Herald-Leader Date: February 28, 2008
Public Safety Watch: DA eyes anti-gang law (Elk Grove, CA): The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office is reviewing a proposed Elk Grove ordinance that could make parents criminally liable for their children's gang activities.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 28, 2008
Speeding stop yields a suspect in drive-by shooting (Portland, OR): A car pulled over for speeding and squealing tires on a North Portland street Tuesday night turned out to have been involved in a drive-by shooting moments before.
Source: The Oregonian Date: February 28, 2008
Anti-gang effort in Monrovia to slow (Monrovia, CA): Additional patrol cars provided by nearby cities' police departments in response to a recent spike in violence will gradually leave city streets over the coming weeks.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: February 27, 2008
Going after gangs (Apple Valley, CA): The young man with a tatoo on his right forearm that read "R.I.P. Bucky" said he came to the High Desert to get away from the gangs in Los Angeles.
Source: The Sun Date: February 27, 2008
17-year-old charged for firing at house (Franklin County, CA): A Pasco teen allegedly opened fire on an Owen Avenue home injuring a teen girl last week after the occupants reportedly yelled at him for being in rival gang territory.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: February 27, 2008
Southwest Florida keeps eye on gang activity (Cape Coral, FL): A band teacher was gunned down on his Fort Myers doorstep in 1996. A 16-year-old father was killed at his cousin’s Bonita Springs home in 2000. Two teens were tortured, shot and burned during a Cape Coral birthday party in 2006.
Source: The News-Press Date: February 27, 2008
Murder charges filed in Glassell Park shootout (Los Angeles, CA): Two alleged gang members were charged Wednesday with two counts of murder for a shooting that killed a man in Glassell Park and a subsequent police shootout in which another alleged gang member was killed.
Source: KNBC 4 News Date: February 27, 2008
Arrest made in Tempe New Year's murder (Tempe, AZ): An 18-year-old was arrested Tuesday morning after an investigation linked him to a Tempe New Year's Eve homicide, police say.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: February 27, 2008
26 alleged gang members face indictment on racketeering charges (Baltimore, MD): Federal prosecutors in Maryland announced a racketeering indictment yesterday against more than two dozen alleged members of a subset of the Bloods gang, revealing a violent underworld that authorities say has grown in the state in recent years as gang recruitment in jails and prisons has soared.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 26, 2008
Is gang violence now on the rise? (Seattle, WA): Fourteen-year-old DéChé Morrison killed in the Rainier Valley. Allen Joplin, 17, shot to death at a school party on Lower Queen Anne. A 15-year-old boy wounded Friday outside Northgate Mall.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: February 26, 2008
Shooting victim's cousin wounded (San Antonio, TX): Late Monday afternoon, the 400 block of Blaine stood as a grim reminder of the aftermath of teenage gang violence. As they did last week, when a 15-year-old boy was gunned down on the same block, tearful neighbors gathered again on the corner.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: February 26, 2008
County, US Atty.'s Office join forces to go after illegals with gang ties (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County law enforcement and the U.S. Attorney's Office will combine forces to catch and prosecute illegal immigrants with gang ties who are "slipping through the cracks" and returning to the country in violation of federal -- but not state -- law, it was announced Tuesday.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: February 26, 2008
Three suspected gang members charged in murder probe (Yuma, AZ): Three people arrested last week in connection with an ongoing police investigation into a murder at the Yuma Palms Regional Center face various gang-related charges.
Source: The Sun Date: February 26, 2008
Bill targets gang activity (Cheyenne, WY): The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office arrested more than a dozen suspected members of the notorious Surenos 13 gang on burglary and drug charges in January.
Source: Jackson Hole Star-Tribune Date: February 26, 2008
Gang members among nine arrested in drug bust (Sioux Falls, SD): Nine people are behind bars after the Sioux Falls Drug Task Force busted up a drug ring over the past several days. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say two of them were members of the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: KELOLAND TV Date: February 26, 2008
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