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North Carolina Toughens Gang, Hate Crime Laws

December 3, 2008
Adults and young people involved in gang activity as well as people who burn crosses or sexually assault children now face tougher punishments as 25 new laws took effect Monday in North Carolina.

FBI Warns of Looming Mexican Drug Cartel Violence in South Texas

October 30, 2008
Frustrated by a crackdown on South Texas drug smuggling routes, the Mexican Gulf Cartel is stockpiling high-powered weapons and recruiting local gang members on both sides of the border to prepare for possible confrontations with U.S. law enforcement, according to an FBI intelligence report.

61 Mongols Motorcycle Gang Members Arrested on Racketeering Charges

October 23, 2008
Dozens of burly, tattoo-covered Mongol motorcycle gang members were arrested today by federal agents in six states from the West Coast to the Midwest on warrants ranging from drug sales to murder after a three-year undercover investigation in which four agents successfully infiltrated the group.

Gangs Blamed in Almost Half of San Diego Homicides in '07

October 8, 2008

Nearly half the homicides with known motives in San Diego County last year were at the hands of gangs, according to a study looking at victims and suspects of violent crime.

Suspect in Murder of SF Hells Angels Leader Surrenders in Oklahoma

October 8, 2008
The man would not say why he was wanted. But the Bartlesville police were quickly able to establish that he was Christopher Ablett, 37, an alleged member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club sought in San Francisco on charges that he killed Mark "Papa" Guardado, the head of the Hells Angels' "Frisco" chapter.

Gang Injunction Splits a San Fernando Valley Community

October 4, 2008
This summer, law enforcement officials enacted an injunction targeting San Fer. It is the 37th gang injunction in Los Angeles and the largest yet, covering nearly 10 square miles in Sylmar and San Fernando, and it has left a troubled community deeply divided.

Four Month Nationwide Gang Sweep Nets 1,700 Arrests

October 3, 2008
Operation Community Shield mostly targeted Latin and Central American street gangs, including Surenos-13, MS-13, 18th Street Gang, and the Latin Kings.

Undercover Denver Police Unit Praised by Brass

September 26, 2008
The small group has used their brains rather than their guns to outwit and arrest 933 fugitives, including 58 suspected of murder or attempted murder, 124 wanted on sex crimes, 155 gang members and 209 sought on domestic-violence charges.

DEA Arrests 175 Mexican Drug Trafficking Suspects

September 18, 2008
In what prosecutors said was a significant step in fighting the drug wars raging on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Justice Department said Wednesday that 175 people believed to be connected with one of Mexico's most violent drug cartels were arrested this week in a dozen states.

Shooting Leaves Omaha Police Officer in Critical but Stable Condition

August 21, 2008
Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey said today that the Wednesday night shooting of Officer Paul Latschar by a gang member was a "cowardly act."
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