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Part Three: Gangs reportedly growing in Mountain State (Oak Hill, WV): When it comes to gangs two things stand out; guns and violence. Larger cities have seen their fair share of robberies, fights, stabbings and other violent activities. The question remains, 'How many of these problems will follow gangs to West Virginia?'
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 26, 2010
Part Two: Gangs reportedly growing in Mountain State (Oak Hill, WV): Gangs have been a problem in Columbus, Ohio, since before police began tracking them back in 1996. Despite paying the problem more attention, they’ve also seen the problem grow over the years.
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 25, 2010
15 alleged gang members charged in Milwaukee Co. (Milwaukee, WI): Fifteen members of an alleged gang have been charged in Milwaukee County with various crimes from 2004 through 2009.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 25, 2010
Anti-gang center has grand opening, to start programs (Newport News, VA): Jeanette Richardson thought she was safe from the gang violence that plagues Newport News. But Richardson, living in the Beechmont neighborhood, was in her backyard when her 18-year-old son, Patrick McKinley, was murdered in front of their house on New Year's Eve 2003.
Source: Daily Press Date: May 25, 2010
Monterey County clergy form alliance against gang violence (Salinas, CA): After fits, starts and more than a year of planning, Monterey County's clergy have begun to tackle gang violence in a public way.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 25, 2010
Macon police arrest two teens in gang-related crimes, report says (Macon, GA): Macon police arrested two teenage boys Friday afternoon after a burglary attempt and aggravated assault that were apparently gang-related, according to a police report.
Source: The Telegraph Date: May 25, 2010
Suspected gang member pleads guilty in stabbing (Baltimore, MD): Before testimony began in Jose Miguel Hernandez's attempted-murder trial, a Baltimore Circuit Court judge asked potential jurors a simple yet crucial question: "Do you believe that being a member of a gang is a crime?"
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 25, 2010
Third suspect in alleged gang shooting nabbed (Fall River, MA): Raised voices outside a strip club put Thomas Phin in jail. He is now facing charges of attempted murder.
Source: The Herald News Date: May 24, 2010
Gangs reportedly growing in Mountain State (Oak Hill, WV): On March 18 Cpl. Chris Young, an officer with the Oak Hill Police Department, was shot. Young lived thanks to a bullet-proof vest he was wearing and continues to work at the Oak Hill Police Department.
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 24, 2010
Teen gang member beaten, robbed at Lions Park (Shakopee, MN): Members of a group claiming affiliation with the Latin Kings street gang roughed up a 16-year-old girl from Burnsville at Lions Park on Saturday night for talking to a rival gang member, police say.
Source: Shakopee Valley News Date: May 24, 2010
An educated weapon will combat gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Class was in session the other day in a squat building overlooking MacArthur Park. The assignment: "Baby Mama Drama."
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 23, 2010
Vacaville police to focus on gang activity (Vacaville, CA): The Vacaville Police Department is planning series of meetings in the Markham/Rocky Hill neighborhood in coming weeks aimed at helping residents stay informed about and prevent gang activity there.
Source: The Reporter Date: May 22, 2010
Suspected Newburgh Latin Kings gang leader caught in Pa. (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Osman "King Ozzy" Nunez, the reputed warlord of the Latin Kings street gang in Newburgh, N.Y., was arrested Friday in Wilkes-Barre by members of the Hudson Valley Safe Streets task force, said FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent James Gagliano.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: May 22, 2010
Judge rules against conspiracy charge for Hilltop Crips (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County prosecutors cannot pursue a vast conspiracy case against suspected members of the Hilltop Crips street gang, a judge ruled Friday.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 22, 2010
Madison Police Department expands gang unit (Madison, WI): Nearly three years after a Dane County task force called for a coordinated effort to combat growing gang activity and six weeks after a gang-related homicide, the Madison Police Department will launch an expanded gang unit that has been in the works since last year.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 22, 2010
Suspects sought in gang shooting in downtown San Rafael (San Rafael, CA): Police continued to comb Marin for two dark-colored cars and a handful of suspects late Friday after a brazen daytime shooting in downtown San Rafael.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: May 21, 2010
Gadsden fights gangs (Gadsden County, FL): Community leaders have expressed concern about Gadsden County's young people being lured into gangs and the effect it has on the county.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: May 21, 2010
$500,000 saves city's role in gang task force (Cathedral City, CA): Cathedral City officials say $500,000 has been appropriated in a congressional spending bill for a grant enabling the city to remain part of the valley's gang task force.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: May 20, 2010
Police raids target violent West Oakland gang (Oakland, CA): A series of police raids Thursday morning targeting a violent West Oakland gang known as Ghost Town resulted in the arrests of at least 26 people accused of being members and associates, and the seizure of drugs and weapons, officials said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: May 20, 2010
Long Beach police arrest alleged gang leader (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach police have arrested the alleged leader of the city's most violent street gang.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 20, 2010
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