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11 purported Middlesex gang members arrested on drug and weapons charges (Middlesex, NJ): A four-month investigation into street gangs in Middlesex County has led to the arrest of 11 men, including members of the Bloods and the Latin Kings, according to Middlesex County prosecutor Bruce Kaplan.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: June 17, 2009

Plainfield sting operation nets 17 'dangerous' gang member arrests (Plainfield, NJ): A three-day sting operation targeting suspects identified by police as some of the city's most dangerous gang members has yielded 17 arrests.
Source: Courier News    Date: June 11, 2009

Cops suspect feuding gangs (Trenton, NJ): Thirteen-year-old Tamrah Leonard was an innocent victim shot to death by "vermin" who refused to assign value to human life, city and police officials said yesterday, one day after the girl was killed in a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Times    Date: June 9, 2009

Morris County prosecutor to take on street gangs (Morristown, NJ): The Morris County Prosecutor's Office has begun an effort to raise awareness about gangs in the county that will include a free training program for both police officers and the public.
Source: The Daily Record    Date: June 6, 2009

Cops take on street gangs (Glassboro, NJ): Images of scowling young men posing for the camera while flashing gang symbols with their hands flicked across a screen at Glassboro Borough Hall.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: May 23, 2009

Action pledged on gang problems in state prisons (New Jersey): The Department of Corrections says it is "dealing proactively" with gangs in prisons, part of its response to criticism from the State Commission of Investigation.
Source: Herald News    Date: May 22, 2009

Gang fight at strawberry festival? (Oceanport, NJ): A large fight that police claim is likely tied to gang activity forced the early closure of the annual Strawberry Fair Thursday night.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: May 22, 2009

Gangs rampant inside NJ prisons (Trenton, NJ): The notorious Bloods street gang runs rampant inside New Jersey prisons, with members smuggling in drugs and cell phones, demanding money to protect other prisoners and recruiting new members, a new report shows.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: May 19, 2009

Lawmen put dent in street gangs (Elizabeth, NJ): Federal and local authorities ar rested 14 people this week and seized guns, drugs and a white Ca dillac in a sweep targeting street gangs in Newark and Elizabeth, officials said yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: May 15, 2009

Sheriff seeking anti-gang monies (Burlington County, NJ): Amid an increase of gang-related crime in the region, Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield said last week she's prepared to apply for a cut of the $13.4 million in stimulus dollars that Gov. Jon Corzine announced will be allocated to anti-gang initiatives.
Source: Journal Register    Date: May 14, 2009

Five arrested, $500,000 worth of drugs seized in probe (Paterson, NJ): Five people have been arrested and $500,000 worth of drugs have been seized after a two-month probe into a heroin, cocaine and Ecstasy operation out of Paterson, authorities announced Monday.
Source: Herald News    Date: May 12, 2009

Suspected gang member caught with drugs following hit-and-run accident (Vineland, NJ): A hit-and-run accident in a parking lot near North West Boulevard's Oak Tavern early Sunday led to the arrest of a suspected Bloods street gang member on numerous drug charges.
Source: The News of Cumberland County    Date: May 5, 2009

Gang activity gets cops' clean sweep (Orange, NJ): When East Orange police installed street cameras and gunshot sensors on city streets in 2005, gang crime didn't go away -- it moved indoors.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: May 1, 2009

Bust four young thugs in holdup (Jersey City, NJ): Four 12-to 14-year-old Jersey City boys have been charged with using a fake gun in an attempted robbery of a 13-year-old who was walking home from school Tuesday evening.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: April 23, 2009

23 tied to gang are indicted over alleged drug ring (Essex County, NJ): The business ran 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ringing up nearly $2 million in annual sales. In the hallways and stairwells of an East Orange apartment complex, in the parking lot and on the sidewalk, members of the Crips street gang peddled cocaine, marijuana, heroin and Ecstasy, giving weary residents no respite from the trade in drugs and intimidation, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 21, 2009

Elizabeth school board seeks state help addressing gang problems (Elizabeth, NJ): The gang problem in Elizabeth has reached the city's schools, according to the board of education, which is hoping its plea for help can reach the governor's office in Trenton.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 15, 2009

Morristown Mayor Cresitello warns of infamous MS-13 gang (Morristown, NJ): Defending his fiscal policies today at a 'Tea Party' rally on the Morristown Green, Mayor Donald Cresitello cited the notorious MS-13 street gang as a reason for keeping police at full strength.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: April 15, 2009

Midtown Mafia gang leader arrested in Salem City (Salem, NJ): The self-proclaimed leader of the Midtown Mafia street gang operating in the city was arrested during a raid here this week, police announced on Thursday.
Source: Today's Sunbeam    Date: April 2, 2009

Vineland cops round up alleged gang (Vineland, NJ): Police said Thursday they're cracking down on a local gang they believe is a growing threat to public safety and have arrested several people involved.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: March 27, 2009

Rival gang members ran $750K-a-week heroin ring in NJ, cops say (Freehold, NJ): A Newark man bought heroin in bulk, then used his grocery store and various homes in Essex County to dilute and package the drugs for distribution to mid-level dealers in other parts of the state, including Monmouth County, authorities said.
Source: Daily Record    Date: March 26, 2009

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