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Of 20 nabbed, nine charged in four murders (Jersey City, NJ): As part of a statewide crackdown on gangs, guns, and violence, authorities in Jersey City announced yesterday the arrests of 20 persons - several of whom are allegedly members of a notorious street gang in Jersey City and responsible for four murders.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: October 10, 2008

Bridgeton gang members arrested in Salem County (Salem County, NJ): Police in Salem County arrested a number of alleged gangsters from this city as part of a statewide crackdown on gang violence.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City    Date: October 9, 2008

Gang sweep nets 84 arrests across Middlesex (Middlesex, NJ): A six-month investigation involving more than a dozen law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 84 alleged gang members, 18 of whom were rounded up in the last week, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan announced yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: October 9, 2008

Gang sweep nets at least 12 (Hudson County, NJ): Detectives with the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office spent yesterday rounding up more than a dozen alleged gang members as part of an investigation into four homicides, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: October 9, 2008

Jury gets troubling look into gang world (Trenton, NJ): A jury was given a disturbing glimpse into the inner workings of gangs as the murder trial for Jose "Boom Bat" Negrete, the leader of the Trenton set of the Latin Kings, continued yesterday.
Source: The Times    Date: October 4, 2008

50 arrested in Asbury-based probe (Asbury, NJ): Some 48 adults and two juveniles, including four reputed gang members and about a dozen of their alleged associates, have been arrested as part of a roundup targeting violent criminals and open-air drug markets, authorities said.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: October 3, 2008

Hospitals will take a look at dangers of street gangs (Brick, NJ): The proliferation of street gangs and their attendant violence has forced hospitals to take a closer look at how they can insulate themselves from a growing danger.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: September 30, 2008

Gangs recruit 12-year-olds (Englewood, NJ): Violent street gangs, eager to expand their ranks, are recruiting children as young as 12, experts warned Saturday during a forum at Galilee United Methodist Church.
Source: The Record    Date: September 28, 2008

Prosecutor responds in feud with city (Union County, NJ): The Union County prosecutor returned fire this week in a public feud with the mayor of Elizabeth over the city's gang problem, releasing details on the number of gang members in jail versus the number on the streets.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: September 26, 2008

11 caught, 1 sought in anti-gang sweep in NJ (Trenton, NJ): Several people linked to a violent Paterson-based street gang -- reportedly led by a state prison inmate -- are now facing numerous charges.
Source: Daily Record    Date: September 25, 2008

Gang leader sentenced to 15 years in prison (Trenton, NJ): The leader of the Gangster Killer Bloods faction of Trenton's violent Bloods street gang was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a large-scale drug distribution ring, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie announced.
Source: The Times    Date: September 24, 2008

Gang figure sought in Irvington killings (Irvington, NJ): A reputed Bloods gang member is being sought on charges he killed four family members who were found Monday in an Irvington home that was set ablaze.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: September 13, 2008

Burlington City man accused of gang activities (Burlington City, NJ): Burlington City man is accused of running a gang-related network that dealt in guns and heroin. Ronald Kinston, 30, also known as Bang Boy, was charged with racketeering, as well as multiple drug and weapons offenses, state officials said Wednesday.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: September 11, 2008

Communities safer after Bloods roundup (Hamilton, NJ): Area cops dealt a major blow to a Bloods street gang set whose members were trafficking in illegal guns and drugs throughout the region.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: September 11, 2008

Purported gang member turns himself in to police (Pemberton, NJ): A 22-year-old township man who police say is a known Bloods gang member surrendered to authorities Tuesday afternoon on a warrant stemming from a drug raid, police said.
Source: The Times    Date: September 4, 2008

Branchburg mom gets probation in drug bust linked to gang-member sons (Elizabeth, NJ): A Branchburg woman will be sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to charges connected to a drug distribution ring involving her sons, who are members of the Latin Kings street gang, according to authorities.
Source: Courier News    Date: August 27, 2008

Morris annouces major gang, drug takedown (Morris County, NJ): Eleven people, many with ties to the Latin Kings and Neta gangs, have been charged in connection with a major drug trafficking network in Morris County, authorities said today.
Source: Daily Record    Date: August 18, 2008

Two charged in drug raids were members of Bloods gang (Pemberton Township, NJ): Two men described by police as members of the Bloods street gang were among seven people charged last week during a pair of drug raids in the Browns Mills section of the township.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: August 12, 2008

Police worry rival gangs may be cooperating (New Jersey): It was once a given that members of rival street gangs would not cooperate in their criminal endeavors. In fact, they could be counted on to physically battle someone wearing opposing colors.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: August 10, 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

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