Gang-Related News Articles
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Area gang members arrested as part of nationwide crackdown (Chicago, IL): Federal authorities announced the arrests of 22 Chicago-area men on Thursday, as part of a national operation against street gangs affiliated with a transnational criminal organization.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 1, 2014
Gresham prepares to deal with gang violence this summer (Gresham, OR): Cities as different as Los Angeles and Yakima, Washington, have spent years trying to reduce youth and gang violence. Joe Walsh, the City of Gresham’s gang policy advisor says that those efforts mean we now have evidence of what works –and what doesn’t work.
Source: The Skanner News Date: May 1, 2014
Qu'eed Batts has continued gang activity in prison, prosecutor says (Easton, PA): An Easton man who claims he should have a reduced sentence for the murder of a city teen in 2006 has maintained gang ties while in prison, according to court testimony.
Source: The Express-Times Date: May 1, 2014
Texas report shows Harrison County considered area of high gang activity (Marshall, TX): A new study from the Texas Department of Public Safety reports a high level of gang activity in Harrison, Gregg and Smith counties.
Source: KTBS 3 News Date: May 1, 2014
Orange County's gang unit finds guns in search of home (Orange County, FL): Orange County investigators served a warrant for attempted murder and aggravated assault on Christopher Breland, 20, Thursday afternoon and said it was linked to gang activity.
Source: WFTV 9 News Date: May 1, 2014
Indictment charges 25 with involvement in Hartford gang's drug operation (Hartford, CT): A year-long investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in the city's North End has resulted in federal charges being filed against 25 alleged members and associates of the West Hell street gang, the U.S. Attorney's office said Thursday.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: May 1, 2014
Seven O.C. arrests part of national gang sweep Operation Southbound (Orange County, FL): Seven people in Orange County were among 157 arrested in Southern California over the past two months in an operation targeting international street gangs, federal immigration authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 1, 2014
$300,000 investment to help stop Troy gun violence (Troy, NY): The Troy Police Department announced a grant aimed at stopping gun violence in the area on Thursday. Chief John Tedisco says the department will receive $300,000 from the state for a new project called GIVE, standing for Gun Initiative Violence Eradication. The chief hopes it will help stop what he calls gang violence between a gang in Albany and a gang in Troy.
Source: FOX23 News Date: May 1, 2014
Nationwide 'Mexican Mafia' gang sweep nets 20 in Toledo (Toledo, OH): U.S. Customs and Immigration officials announced Thursday that more than 600 gang members, including nearly two dozen from Toledo, have been arrested in a nationwide sweep by Homeland Security.
Source: WNWO 24 News Date: May 1, 2014
Gang member pleads no contest in 2012 drive-by shooting in Woodland (Yolo County, CA): A gang member accused of a 2012 drive-by shooting in Woodland has pleaded no contest to attempted murder.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 1, 2014
Police say Troy shooting was part of Troy-Albany gang feud (Troy, NY): A person is stabbed not long after authorities announce new efforts to combat growing crime in the city. The Thursday stabbing happened just down the road from last weekend's shooting that injured five people.
Source: WNYT 13 News Date: May 1, 2014
Nationwide gang sweep nets 39 Bay Area suspects (San Jose, CA): Nearly 40 suspected gang members from the Bay Area and Northern California were arrested last month as part of a nationwide sweep by the Department of Homeland Security, the agency announced Thursday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 1, 2014
Law Beat: Use of social media not real snitching (Albany, NY): The last thing a gang member wants to be is a snitch. Snitches — or rats, squealers or canaries — supply damning information to police about fellow criminals that can send them to prison for life. Hence, gang members are big proponents of the anti-snitching efforts that have been thwarting police investigations for years in the Capital Region.
Source: Times Union Date: April 30, 2014
Twenty Trenton residents indicted in Bloods gang-related activities (Trenton, NJ): Twenty city residents have been indicted on a total of 93 charges for over five years’ worth of gang activity, according to an indictment that was unsealed this week.
Source: The Times of Trenton Date: April 30, 2014
Spate of shootings spurs call for police, community action (Seattle, WA): After three recent deadly shootings, an anti-violence activist suggested mothers snoop in their children's bedrooms for guns, urged Seattle police to step up patrols in the Central District and called on the city to install surveillance cameras in violence-prone “hot spots.”
Source: The Seattle Times Date: April 30, 2014
Newton Police tracking gang activity (Wichita, KS): Gang activity is not limited to larger cities in Kansas such as Wichita. Smaller towns are not immune from gang influence.
Source: KAKE News Date: April 30, 2014
Vigilance is key to suppressing gang activity (Vero Beach, FL): While not considered a widespread problem, gangs are a fact of life for Indian River County residents and law enforcement. But with the help of enhanced policing techniques, social programs and citizen awareness, local authorities say the impact of gang-related activity is low and they’re working to keep it that way.
Source: Vero Beach Newsweekly Date: April 30, 2014
Rutherford knows how Detroit gangs got here (Detroit, MI): The gang activity causing widespread problems in Charleston isn't isolated within the city limits. Speaking on 58WCHS Radio in Charleston Wednesday, Chief Deputy Mike Rutherford of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said it is a problem for all law enforcement in the region.
Source: 58 WCHS Date: April 30, 2014
Former gang member tells youths to 'make positive choices' (Hayward, WI): A former gang member and drug dealer in Milwaukee who turned his life around at age 34 brought his message of avoiding harmful drugs and bullies and "making good choices while you're young" to students in grades 6-12 at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School Wednesday, April 23.
Source: Sawyer County Record Date: April 30, 2014
Two hurt in gang shooting at Webster house party (San Diego, CA): Two men were wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting outside a house party in the Webster area of San Diego early today, police said.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: April 29, 2014
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