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2011-04-13 19:47:43

Crime Victims' Institute study looks at gangs and victimization Gang members are twice as likely to be crime victims than non-gang members and are more frequently subject to simple assault, aggravated assault and drive by shootings, according to a recently study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University. In addition, gang members report their neighborhoods are more dangerous, are of lower quality, and have greater problems with drugs compared to non-gang members. While...

2010-06-22 05:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In a provocative, informative, and sometimes shocking discussion, Cox 11's award-winning show, Plugged-In, gives viewers a closer look at the impact and effects of gang activity in Hampton Roads. This episode of Plugged-In will premiere on Cox 11 Sunday, June 27 at 8 p.m. There will be additional airings of this show throughout the month of July. Leigh Woisard, Cox Vice President of Public Affairs said, "It is very startling to think that our...

2009-01-29 15:26:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted by investigative journalist Ross Kemp, GANG NATION explores the mysterious and brutal existence of some of the world's most notorious gangs. Giving viewers a glimpse into gang mentality and lifestyle, Kemp immerses himself in the vastly different cultures in an attempt to better understand their violent behavior and understand what - if anything - is being done to control them. Each hour-long episode follows Kemp as he journeys around the...

2008-10-21 18:00:06

Southern California authorities say they have arrested more than 60 members of the Mongols motorcycle gang and are seeking to take over the group's name. A three-year undercover investigation led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms culminated with an 86-count federal racketeering indictment naming 70 individuals, announced Tuesday in Los Angeles. Tuesday's massive raids included 162 search warrants in eight states and the arrest of several chapter presidents along with former...

2008-08-07 15:05:00

Seven members of a Christian motorcycle gang were in custody on attempted murder charges in a bloody barroom brawl in Southern California, police said. Three members of the rival Hells Angels Motorcycle Club also were arrested in the Newport Beach brawl that left three people injured late last month. More than 150 SWAT officers served search and arrest warrants on members of the Christian gang, Set Free Soldiers, and the rival Hells Angels, police said. The Christian biker gang allegedly...

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2007-12-30 15:00:00

By THOMAS WATKINS LOS ANGELES - In a murderous quest aimed at "cleansing" their turf of snitches and rival gangsters, members of one of Los Angeles County's most vicious Latino gangs sometimes killed people just because of their race, an investigation found. There were even instances in which Florencia 13 leaders ordered killings of black gangsters and then, when the intended victim couldn't be located, said "Well, shoot any black you see," Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said. "In...

2007-03-20 15:00:39

BOSTON, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leader of the MAFIOSO gang in Fall River was sentenced today in federal court to more than 12 years in prison in connection with narcotics charges that stemmed from a joint investigation by federal, state and local authorities aimed at reducing violent crime and drug dealing in the Fall River area. United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan; June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; C. Samuel...

2006-04-10 15:55:12

By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police charged five people on Monday after the worst mass murder in Ontario's history and said the killings were likely the result of an internal dispute of a biker gang. The eight bodies were found on Saturday on a farm outside Shedden, Ontario, a sleepy town roughly midway between Toronto and Detroit. Police said the victims were all either full members or associates of the Bandidos gang. They had been shot dead. Police have charged...

2006-04-10 13:10:40

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Hells Angels denied involvement and Canadian police kept quiet about possible gang links to the biggest mass murder in Ontario's history on Monday, even though they raided the home of a well-known biker who lives near the crime scene. Authorities conducted autopsies on the eight victims, who were found on Saturday in and around four vehicles on a farm outside Shedden, Ontario, a sleepy town about 130 miles (210 km) west of Toronto, roughly midway between...

2006-04-10 00:20:56

TORONTO (Reuters) - Eight men found murdered in a rural Ontario town were from the Toronto area, but police refused to say on Sunday if an organized gang was responsible for the mass killings, among the worst in Canada's recent history. Police believe the victims found on Saturday were acquainted. But investigators released few other details, such as the men's names, and said the number of bodies was slowing the autopsy process. "Obviously, we're not used to having eight people at...


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