Gang-Related News Articles
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Police note change in gang operations (Atlanta, GA): Atlanta police said they are seeing a shift in the rules, allegiances and structure of street gangs that are responsible for a rash of smash-and-grab robberies that are now threatening the future of the businesses they hit.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 11, 2009
Madison police chief: Time to gang up on gangs (Madison, WI): Madison police chief Noble Wray wants to send more officers after gang members, and he plans to talk to the mayor next week about an initiative to make that possible.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: July 11, 2009
Ten reputed members of Bloods & Crips street gangs arrested on drug and weapons charges (Teaneck, NJ): A joint law enforcement investigation has resulted in the arrest of ten men who are reported street gang members. The ten individuals, who are alleged to be members of or have ties to the Bloods street gang, were charged with various drug distribution and weapons charges.
Source: Bergen Now Date: July 11, 2009
Sentences wrap up Bishop Boyz gang bust (Benton Harbor, MI): Three more men have been sent to federal prison, wrapping up a 12-year investigation that took several gang members and high-level dealers of crack cocaine and heroin off the streets, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI announced Friday.
Source: Herald Palladium Date: July 11, 2009
Coalition targets gang prevention (Staunton, VA): With the fight against area street gangs far from over, the SAW Coalition spent Thursday night at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel wined and dined with local politicians, judges, police chiefs, school superintendents and other community leaders.
Source: The News Leader Date: July 10, 2009
SE gang members convicted of murder, other crimes (Washington, DC): It was the longest trial in D.C. Superior Court history, and this week a jury found six members of a Southeast Washington gang guilty of four slayings, several assaults and witness intimidation.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 10, 2009
New program tells teens about broad impacts of gang crime with message: chose your families, not gangs (Watsonville, CA): Juvenile probation officers and other community members took a new approach to addressing gang violence this week when they hosted an intimate, family-oriented forum aimed at explaining the far-reaching impacts of crime while promoting more constructive behaviors.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 10, 2009
Perry praises police group, anti-gang law (Austin, TX): Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday that in too many cases transnational gangs have law officers outgunned but that police help is on the way with a recently passed state law.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: July 10, 2009
Kershaw schools launch war on gangs (Kershaw County, SC): Kershaw County schools are getting $5.7 million in federal aid to combat gang-related activity. The four-year plan increases social counseling, puts cameras on 104 school buses and adds two resource officers who will police five of 11 elementary schools.
Source: The State Date: July 10, 2009
144 arrested in Dubuque warrant sweep (Dubuque, IA): Local and federal authorities have arrested 144 people in Dubuque as part of a monthlong nationwide sweep focusing on people with outstanding warrants.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: July 10, 2009
27 seized in second phase of gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Federal authorities on Wednesday announced the arrests of 11 additional members of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens street gang, which is at the center of a massive racketeering case dubbed Operation Knock Out.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 9, 2009
N.J. officials say fugitive sweep nets more than 800 (Hamilton, NJ): More than 800 gang members and violent crime suspects were arrested last month in an annual roundup of New Jersey fugitives, state and federal law enforcement officials said Thursday.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: July 9, 2009
Gang sweep nets 20 suspects (Los Angeles, CA): In a sweeping series of raids Thursday morning, law enforcement agents arrested 20 people they allege are members of one of Los Angeles’ most violent gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 9, 2009
Gang members shot men for wearing red, cops say (Daly City, CA): Two suspected members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested and a third is being sought in the Daly City slaying of a 21-year-old college student who was shot because his friends were wearing red - a color claimed by a rival gang - police said Thursday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 9, 2009
Members of Venice gang arrested on drug charges (Los Angeles, CA): Police and federal agents have arrested 10 gang members from the Venice area of Los Angeles on drug charges.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 9, 2009
Police arrest eight gang members in the East Bay, seize guns and drugs (Oakland, CA): One of the most dangerous gangs in recent memory was broken up Thursday morning when police raided several places in five East Bay cities, arresting three gang leaders from the Waterfront, a notorious South Berkeley street gang, police said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: July 9, 2009
Street gang charged with bank fraud (Trenton, NJ): Members of the Bloods street gang used forged payroll checks to steal $341,000 from eight banks between 2005 and 2007, New Jersey officials said Tuesday.
Source: United Press International Date: July 8, 2009
Reputed gang leader caught after Route 17 chase at rush hour (Wurtsboro, NY): State police and Sullivan County sheriff's deputies caught a reputed gang leader after a high-speed pursuit on Route 17 Tuesday evening.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: July 8, 2009
Two teens charged in Valley Stream gang assault (Valley Stream, NY): Two 18-year-old men from Valley Stream were arrested Monday and charged with gang assault in a vicious attack early Sunday that left a 30-year-old Long Island Rail Road worker critically injured.
Source: Newsday Date: July 7, 2009
Gang connection in city shooting? (Manchester, NH): Police continue their hunt for the shooter accused of firing multiple shots into a group of people after Sunday night's fireworks -- wounding one man and a teenage bystander -- while they explore reports of the gunman's street gang connections.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: July 7, 2009
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