Gang-Related News Articles
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Edmonton police take down drug gang with 12 arrests (Edmonton, AB): Police say they’ve dealt a blow to criminal gang activity in Edmonton with a “long and complex investigation” that has resulted in 12 arrests, 40 charges and the seizure of drugs, cash and property.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: April 25, 2013
W.Va. police receive criminal gang training (Wheeling, WV): Authorities from Virginia traveled to the Friendly City to help train officers about criminal gang activity. Wheeling police said the problem isn't bad now and they want to keep it that way.
Source: WTOV 9 News Date: April 25, 2013
Gangs focus of special training (Jackson, TN): Law enforcement officials from the 26th and 28th judicial districts met on Thursday to receive additional training on criminal street gangs.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: April 25, 2013
38 arrested in two drug ring operations (Denver, CO): Authorities say they've busted two major drug rings operating in Metro Denver. One of them was gang-related. More than 300 local, state and federal officers arrested 38 people in 6 hours. It's an investigation that started more than a year ago.
Source: 9NEWS Date: April 25, 2013
Suspects charged in 25 year long Tacoma murder case (Tacoma, WA): Three men appeared in a Pierce County courtroom charged with killing 17-year-old Bernard Houston on August 28, 1988. The prosecutor's office alleges Houston, a Hilltop Crip, was targeted by five Bloods. His murder started years of gang violence in the Hilltop neighborhood in the late 80's and early 90's.
Source: KING 5 News Date: April 25, 2013
Tulare man arrested on child endangerment charges, firearms seized (Tulare, CA): Members of the Tulare County Agencies Regional Gang Enforcement Team (TARGET) with the assistance of the Tulare Police Department served a search warrant at 340 N. "G" St. in Tulare.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: April 25, 2013
Officials: Gang feud sparked killing of Newark man at his uncle's wake (Newark, NJ): About 100 mourners were watching quietly as Ali Echols' casket was placed into a hearse outside the Churchman Funeral Home in Newark Wednesday afternoon, when a man began pushing his way through the solemn crowd.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 25, 2013
Juvenile gang violence a rising problem in Chico, Oroville (Chico, CA): Chico police Sgt. Curtis Prosise was on patrol when he first noticed a 17-year-old boy stumbling around. As he looked closer, he realized the boy was bleeding.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: April 24, 2013
State Rep. Jefferson backs anti-gang bill (Springfield, IL): To help diminish gang violence in schools, state Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford, voted for legislation last week permitting the sharing of information between schools and law enforcement regarding weapons and gang activity.
Source: The Rock River Times Date: April 24, 2013
Buffalo street gang member shot up park picnic last May, killing one and wounding four (Buffalo, NY): Authorities say they've charged a member of a Buffalo street gang in the fatal shooting one person and the wounding of several others during a park picnic last year.
Source: The Republic Date: April 24, 2013
School's closing, gang feud fuel new fears in Old Town (Chicago, IL): The shooting started just after supper. Charlie Branda’s 11-year-old son counted the gun blasts like she taught him. One, two … three, four, five … six.
Source: DNAinfo Date: April 24, 2013
Gang member guilty in slay of Brooklyn mom of 12 (Brooklyn, NY) : A gang member was convicted Tuesday for claiming the life of a mother of 12 when he sprayed 13 bullets from a Brooklyn rooftop in broad daylight.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 24, 2013
Yuba County teens charged as adults in shooting case (Yuba County, CA): Two teenage gang members were charged as adults in Yuba County Superior Court in connection with the attempted murder of a rival gang member over the weekend, prosecutors said Wednesday. Four Yuba County gang members face attempted murder and gang charges.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: April 24, 2013
Md. prison officials asked for federal help with corruption, gang (Baltimore, MD): Maryland state prison officials said Wednesday that they approached federal investigators more than a year ago seeking help uncovering corruption and gang activity they suspected was going on in a jail.
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 24, 2013
Former Trenton gangster turns boxer, wins heavyweight division in U.S. Boxing National Championships (Trenton, NJ): Michael Hilton was a fighter before he became a boxer. As a street fighter he became determined to win, but boxing taught him strategy. He was initiated into the Bloods’ street gang as a junior at Trenton High School and has the stab wounds to prove it.
Source: The Times of Trenton Date: April 24, 2013
Salinas seeks rent help for anti-gang center (Salinas, CA): Facing budget constraints that could cut police services, Salinas officials have asked county supervisors for help paying the rent on the city's regional anti-gang law enforcement center.
Source: The Herald Date: April 24, 2013
Authorities finish roundup of all the Cash Out Boyz (South Bend, IN): A South Bend police officer investigating robberies was scouring social media sites for connections among suspects back in 2011. A name new to law enforcement at the time emerged from her research: the Cash Out Boyz.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: April 24, 2013
Lawyer fears gang tied to alleged police corruption is out on streets (Atlanta, GA): An attorney involved in the federal police corruption case is raising concerns about why investigators have not arrested the gang members that police officers are accused of protecting.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: April 24, 2013
Fayetteville Dogwood Festival tells gang members they cannot attend (Fayetteville, NC): Organizers of the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival have written letters to an unspecified number of gang members telling them they are not welcome at the three-day downtown event.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: April 23, 2013
Merced area graffiti battle heating up (Merced, CA): As temperature gauges go up, so does the graffiti. Police from Merced and Atwater are reporting an increase in the form of vandalism, but they also have plans in place to fight back against those defacing their communities.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: April 23, 2013
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