Gang-Related News Articles
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Salisbury mayor appointed to gang task force (Salisbury, NC): Mayor Susan Kluttz has been appointed to serve on the newly formed N.C. Governor’s Gang Task Force. The task force will work to develop a comprehensive plan to ensure a well-coordinated, statewide enforcement program, while increasing the flow of gang-related information among various law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions and the judicial system.
Source: Salisbury Post Date: October 28, 2011
Grandfather of man killed in suspected gang shooting in North Portland pleads for end to violence (Portland, OR): The grandfather of the man who was fatally shot two blocks from Jefferson High School after being turned away from a football game because of his gang affiliation pleaded with community leaders Friday to find solutions to the deadly violence.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 28, 2011
Teen beaten with baseball bat outside Cordova High School (Rancho Cordova, CA): Sacramento County sheriff's deputies are searching for two men, believed to be juveniles, after a teen was beaten with a baseball bat outside Cordova High School Friday afternoon.
Source: News10 Date: October 28, 2011
Seven arrested in gang-related kidnapping, including Surrey man (Vancouver, BC): A Surrey man is among seven people facing kidnapping charges after what police are calling a "terrifying" gang-related incident.
Source: Surrey North Delta Leader Date: October 28, 2011
Ending youth violence: A new generation of ideas (Minneapolis, MN): According to testimony that focused on youth crime and violence in North Minneapolis, social and economic factors that directly contribute to gangs and gang violence include prevalence of poverty, unemployment, and the housing crisis that is leaving neighborhoods in foreclosure, creating homelessness among students, and exacerbating low academic performance.
Source: Insight News Date: October 28, 2011
San Bernardino County's top cops concerned about gang increase (San Bernardino County, CA): Top law enforcement officials are concerned that inmates released under the state's new law requiring low-level criminal offenders to be released from state to county control could increase San Bernardino County's already high gang population.
Source: The Sun Date: October 28, 2011
Gang resistance program comes to Southern Oregon (Medford, OR): Gang members won't be able to count on Roosevelt Elementary student Tyren Wohosky all thanks to the Gang Resistance, Education and Training program. G.R.E.A.T. graduated one their first groups of students in Southern Oregon, Tuesday.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: October 27, 2011
Abbotsford no longer the 'murder capital of Canada' (Abbotsford, BC): After retaining the infamous title for two years, Abbotsford-Mission is no longer the murder capital of Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: October 27, 2011
Gang-related homicides declining in Alberta (Edmonton, AB): The number of gang-related homicides in Alberta declined from a high of 35 in 2008 to 11 last year, part of an overall decrease in that category of crime detailed in a widesweeping Statistics Canada report released Wednesday.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: October 27, 2011
Gang violence being fuelled by prohibition on pot: report (Vancouver, BC): A new coalition of B.C. health, academic and law enforcement experts is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana, saying existing laws only drive the billion-dollar industry underground and fuel gang violence.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 27, 2011
Homicide rate No. 2 in country (Saskatoon, SK): Canada's homicide rate reached its lowest level in more than four decades last year, as fewer people died in gang slayings and guns killed fewer people in this country, newly released data shows. The report showed just 94 killings were attributed to gang activity in 2010, 30 fewer than the previous year and the second year in a row homicides in this category have declined after reaching a high of 138 in 2008.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: October 27, 2011
Parolee dies two days after street shooting (Chicago, IL): A South Side man died this morning, two days after gunmen emerged from a gangway in the Englewood neighborhood and shot him in the head, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 27, 2011
Trial of gang member begins (Santa Maria, CA): The trial of a man accused of shooting at Santa Maria Police officers from a car involved in a chase through town two years ago began Wednesday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: October 27, 2011
Witness says accused gang leader beat him (Bunnell, FL): Ritchie Bien-Aime testified Wednesday that he didn't think there were any hard feelings after he turned down Brandon Washington's offer to join the Flagler County Bloods gang.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: October 27, 2011
FBI's newest gang threat: Insane Clown Posse fans (Washington, DC): The FBI considers the fans of shticky rap group Insane Clown Posse to represent a threat on par with the Crips, Bloods, and Aryan Brotherhood, according to its annual report on gang activity.
Source: Wired Date: October 27, 2011
Schenectady man guilty of murder (Schenectady, NY): A parolee who prosecutors say boasted on a taped recording of being a high-ranking member of the Bloods faces between 52 years to life in prison after being convicted of multiple felonies related to a fatal shooting and a violent home invasion that occurred nine days apart in 2009.
Source: Times Union Date: October 27, 2011
Four Fort Defiance men injured in fight (Fort Defiance, AZ): A fight suspected to be gang-related has sent four Fort Defiance men to area hospitals for everything from stab wounds to head injuries.
Source: Navajo Times Date: October 27, 2011
Toppenish gang member gets 90-plus years for '09 shooting death (Toppenish, WA): Amid heavy security, a Toppenish gang member was sentenced Thursday to more than 90 years in prison for the 2009 shooting death of a rival gang member. Fabian Arredondo's sentence of 1,083 months is among the stiffest ever handed down in Yakima County Superior Court, stemming in part from tough new gang enhancements passed by the Legislature three years ago.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 27, 2011
'Cool down' operation launched after last weekend's gang violence leads to four arrests, Portland police say (Portland, OR): After last week's fatal shooting of 25-year-old Deandre Clark that caused two retaliatory shootings in two days, Portland police stepped up patrols and launched a "cool down" operation targeting known gang spots in the city. Officials announced Thursday that four "known gang members and associates" were arrested early Tuesday morning as part of that effort.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 27, 2011
Richmond city manager declares City Hall violence debacle resolved (Richmond, CA): It was a failure to work together that led to last week's embarrassing row between city workers and police investigating a gang fight at Richmond City Hall, an apologetic city manager said this week.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 27, 2011
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