Gang-Related News Articles
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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
Villaraigosa recommends six groups for new anti-gang contracts (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced the first stage of his new anti-gang initiative, recommending half-million-dollar contracts to gang-prevention organizations to work in a half-dozen of the city's most affected neighborhoods.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 28, 2008
Raleigh gang problem 'significant' (Raleigh, NC): Two days after hundreds of youths at a Raleigh mall joined in a melee that police described as gang-related, Police Chief Harry Dolan said the city has a "significant" gang problem that requires a community response.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: July 28, 2008
Three MS-13 leaders plead guilty to involvement in a racketeering conspiracy (Washington, DC): Three leaders of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, pleaded guilty to participation in a racketeering enterprise, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Edward M. Yarbrough for the Middle District of Tennessee announced today.
Source: MarketWatch Date: July 28, 2008
Excelsior triple homicide victims mistakenly targeted by gang (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco man and two of his sons killed in a suspected gang-related shooting last month in the city's Excelsior District were targeted in a case of mistaken identity, the head of the police homicide unit said today.
Source: KPIX CBS 5 News Date: July 28, 2008
Seven detained after mall brawl (Raleigh, NC): Shoppers strolled peacefully through Triangle Town Center on Sunday after a Saturday night brawl involving hundreds closed the mall early.
Source: The News & Observer Date: July 28, 2008
Grace St. man harassed by gangs before shooting death (Wilmington, NC): After getting a phone call at midnight Saturday, Joyce Clark rushed the few blocks from her home to Grace Street and found the young man she helped raise lying in the road shot, bleeding and fighting for his life.
Source: Star-News Date: July 28, 2008
Inmates injured in gang violence at county jail (Paterson, NJ): An inmate of the Passaic County Jail remained hospitalized Saturday with a broken jaw following an incident of gang violence that left eight inmates injured and forced officials to lock down the facility for more than four hours, authorities said.
Source: The Herald News Date: July 27, 2008
200 people involved in Raleigh mall melee (Raleigh, NC): About 200 to 300 people joined a melee that began inside a Raleigh mall and spilled outside the shopping center during the fight, authorities said Sunday.
Source: News & Record Date: July 27, 2008
Funding the fight on gangs (Sacramento, CA): Struggling with a troubled budget, legislators are at odds over a million-dollar proposal to increase the state's role in fighting criminal gangs just as Californians are preparing to vote on boosting it by hundreds of millions of dollars.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: July 27, 2008
Suspects in custody in gang shooting (Yuma, AZ): Two men are in the hospital after they were targetted in an apparent gang shooting. Police are asking the public for help in finding the suspects.
Source: KSWT 13 News Date: July 27, 2008
Fans or gang? Meet the Juggalos (Mesa, AZ): Derek Sprunk feels a special kinship when he paints black and white clown makeup into a wicked smile on his face. "When you wear makeup, that unifies everybody," the 19-year-old Mesa man said.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: July 27, 2008
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