Gang-Related News Articles
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Church hosting gang prevention workshop (Suffolk, VA): A local church is working toward a solution for the issue of gang violence. "This whole thing is about prevention," said Felecia Anderson, director of children’s ministry at Pleasant Union Baptist Church and organizer of the event. "In order to prevent gang activity, you need to be aware of what’s in the city of Suffolk and the community you may live in."
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: March 10, 2011
Charges dropped in massive MS-13 gang bust (Aurora, CO): Two years after federal authorities announced firearms and drug charges against 20 people accused of being members of a violent street gang, the charges have been dropped.
Source: Aurora Sentinel Date: March 10, 2011
Two Sacramento gang members convicted in Halloween party slaying (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento jury today convicted two members of a North Highlands street gang of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 2008 Halloween Night party host.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: March 10, 2011
Gang members indicted for shooting at man in front of school bus (Prospect Heights, IL): Two northwest suburban gang members were indicted Thursday on charges alleging they beat and shot at a man in plain view of students getting off a school bus last month.
Source: CBS 2 Chicago Date: March 10, 2011
Chicago gang members were River Forest car burglars (Chicago, IL): A pair of Chicago street gang members have been charged in connection with recent car burglaries in River Forest, police said.
Source: OakPark-RiverForestPatch Date: March 9, 2011
Father Greg Boyle receives Loaves & Fishes Award for gang outreach (San Francisco, CA): In nearly 25 years of building what is now the nation’s largest gang intervention and re-entry program, Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Jesuit Father Greg Boyle has never met anyone who was seeking something when he joined a gang.
Source: Catholic San Francisco Date: March 9, 2011
Gangs plaguing Harlem inspires 'Safety Knights' to patrol streets (Harlem, NY) : An explosion of gangs in Harlem has prompted a prominent city educator to put a team of monitors on the streets so students can walk home safely. Harlem Children's Zone President Geoffrey Canada has deployed "Safety Knights" on a 10-block stretch of upper Fifth Ave. so students in the organization's after-school programs can walk home without worrying about crossing paths with gang members.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 9, 2011
Gunshot turns up other evidence (Prince George, BC): Someone sent a message on Moyie Street, Monday. It was sent down the barrel of a gun. Nobody was apparently injured in the incident, but police believe the single blast was connected to local gang activity.
Source: The Prince George Citizen Date: March 9, 2011
Nine arrested in High Desert gang sweep (San Bernardino, CA): Nine people have been arrested in a gang sweep by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies spanning the High Desert, Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.
Source: The Sun Date: March 9, 2011
35 Mexico gang members indicted including 10 tied to envoy killings (Washington, DC): Thirty-five members and associates of the Barrio Azteca gang were indicted Wednesday on charges of racketeering, murder, drug offenses, money laundering and obstruction of justice, including 10 Mexican nationals accused in the March 13 killings in Mexico of U.S. Consulate employee Leslie Ann Enriquez Catton; her husband, Arthur Redelfs, and Jorge Alberto Salcido Ceniceros, husband of a U.S. Consulate employee.
Source: The Washington Times Date: March 9, 2011
Sumner gang linked to shootings, multiple armed robberies (Gallatin, TN): A month-long investigation into a series of robberies by a rap-group-turned-street-gang dubbed the Money Mob has yielded six arrests and revealed nearly a dozen victims.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 9, 2011
Judge considers partial injunction against Fruitvale gang members (Oakland, CA): A judge said Wednesday that he is considering granting a preliminary injunction against some reputed Nortenos gang members in Oakland's Fruitvale district but reserving judgment on other alleged members.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: March 9, 2011
Gang member gets 21 years for murder, shooting (Suffolk County, NY): A reputed MS 13 street gang member has been sentenced for fatally stabbing a man and shooting a 13-year-old boy in the head in two high-profile Brentwood cases.
Source: Long Island Press Date: March 9, 2011
Trial of alleged gang members continues (Gainesville, GA): Testimony resumed Wednesday morning in the trial in Gainesville of two men on street gang charges related to the death of another man last year.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com Date: March 9, 2011
Teen charged for motel murders (Clay County, MO): An 18 year old was booked into the Clay County Detention Center and charged Wednesday with shooting and killing three young men at a party that took place at the Red Roof Inn last month.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: March 9, 2011
Known gangster surrenders for credit union shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A known gangster has surrendered to authorities for shooting a gun in the parking lot of a Bakersfield credit union.
Source: Bakersfield Now Date: March 9, 2011
Norteño hearing: How did police determine gang affiliation? (Oakland, CA): In a combative two-and-a-half hour examination by the defense, Oakland Police Department gang expert Officer Douglass Keely defended the scope of the Fruitvale gang injunction today. Testimony particularly focused on his rationale for naming the 40 defendants identified as Norteños in the case.
Source: The Informant Date: March 9, 2011
Montgomery County Police differ internally on how to count gang homicides (Montgomery County, MD): As Montgomery County Police officials prepare the 2010 annual crime statistics report, views differ internally on how homicides involving gang members should be counted.
Source: WheatonPatch Date: March 9, 2011
Gardena man shot dead, girlfriend critical in apparent gang-related attack (Torrance, CA): Authorities today identified a Gardena man who was killed in an apparent gang shooting in Watts that critically wounded his female companion.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: March 8, 2011
UT-Arlington Police keep eyes out for graffiti vandals (Arlington, TX): UTA Police are looking into eleven reported graffiti incidents, some of which could be gang related. Assistant police chief Rick Gomez said the police are in contact with the Arlington Police regarding the graffiti that appears gang related
Source: The Shorthorn Date: March 8, 2011
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