Gang-Related News Articles
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Moses Lake discusses city gang problems (Moses Lake, WA): The task of reducing youth street crime and local gang activity can't be left to law enforcement alone. This seemed to be the message of a presentation by Moses Lake Police Chief Dean Mitchell and others, which addressed programs aimed at combating crimes committed by juveniles, young adults and criminal street gangs in the Grant County.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: September 4, 2011
Idyllic Half Moon Bay caught in war between Norteños and Sureños (Half Moon Bay, CA): Luis Alcala is 11, but he already knows kids his age who are in a gang. And he's already been offered drugs. That's reality for kids in Half Moon Bay today, where many young Latinos are sorted into rival gangs by the time they graduate from middle school.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 4, 2011
Dr. J's investigation helps solve other cases (San Diego, CA): An oversized gavel was hanging from the doorknob to Deputy District Attorney Robert Hickey's office. It was a trophy of sorts, passed to the prosecutor who most recently won a trial. "I haven’t had it in a while," Hickey said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 4, 2011
Shooting of six teens in North Portland 'nothing short of an ambush,' police say (Portland, OR): After a shooting police called "nothing short of an ambush" in North Portland that left six teenagers wounded, the mayor and other city officials said Saturday that police would be out in full strength the rest of the weekend in hopes of preventing retaliatory attacks.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 3, 2011
Shooting sprees break pattern of gang-on-gang violence (Salinas, CA): Police are investigating a rash of shootings and slayings in Salinas this week that appear to be the work of the city's two principle gangs.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 2, 2011
Forum at Heritage Elementary School discusses gangs (Lodi, CA): At an elementary school in the heart of Lodi’s gang territory, conversation centered on improving police communication with the community during a bilingual forum Thursday evening.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: September 2, 2011
Multi-Agency effort to combat gangs in north San Luis Obispo County (Paso Robles, CA): Law enforcement agencies announce a major effort to combat a growing gang problem in northern San Luis Obispo County. It's called Operation Safe Streets -- a plan that puts more officers and deputies in known gang areas.
Source: KSBY News Date: September 2, 2011
Three arrested after discovery of robbery scheme targeting officers (Atlanta, GA): Officers have arrested three men with alleged ties to a low-level street gang that has been targeting local and state law enforcement officers.
Source: Examiner Date: September 2, 2011
Five gang members arrested in racketerring, murder probe (Mesa, AZ): Five members of what authorities described as a violent gang that originated on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community between Mesa and Scottsdale are facing a minimum of 10 years in prison on numerous racketeering and attempted murder-related charges.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: September 2, 2011
Suspected gang members face conspiracy charges (San Bernardino, CA): Nine suspected gang members have pleaded not guilty charges they conspired to kill Southern California gang rivals.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 2, 2011
Vancouver's anti-gang unit, which relies on federal grant money, seeks new sources of funding in its ongoing, shifting battle (Vancouver, WA): Vancouver Police Sergeant Tim Huberty knows his gang graffiti. Driving down Fourth Plain Boulevard in an unmarked cop car with tinted windows, Huberty points out graffiti on abandoned buildings, gas stations and parks frequented by Vancouver's two main rival gangs, the Surenos and Nortenos.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 2, 2011
Texas Syndicate's Valley head gets 20 years; Five fellow gang members also sentenced (McAllen, TX): Six members of the Texas Syndicate prison gang — including its Rio Grande Valley leader — were sentenced to serve time in federal prison for several charges including racketeering, kidnapping and drug charges.
Source: The Monitor Date: September 1, 2011
Three arrested in connection with Half Moon Bay shooting (Half Moon Bay, CA): The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office arrested three people Thursday morning in connection with a gang-related shooting last month in Half Moon Bay.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: September 1, 2011
Gang tensions evident during Macon trial (Macon, GA): Shamarques Trevon Watkins testified Wednesday that he and another young man, charged with the 2010 slaying of a 17-year-old Macon youth, were gang members at the time of the fatal shooting.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 1, 2011
SFPD steps up patrols after gang-related shootings (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police are stepping up patrols in the city's Mission District and surrounding neighborhoods in response to two fatal gang-related shootings earlier this week, police Chief Greg Suhr said today.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: September 1, 2011
Concord gang members killed innocent man over the color of his belt, prosecutors say (Martinez, CA): Two Concord teenagers killed a 27-year-old man during a robbery at a Concord park Sunday night because his blue belt led them to mistakenly believe he was in a rival gang, prosecutors say.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 1, 2011
Sheriff vows to fight gangs with local help (Half Moon Bay, CA): A standing-room-only crowd gathered in Half Moon Bay's Ted Adcock Community / Senior Center Tuesday night to hear that, while there is no clear way to defeat criminal gangs, there are many tools to use to lessen their impact.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: September 1, 2011
Conference on gang activity is under way (Charleston, WV): U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, the leader of an aggressive assault on the rampant prescription drug abuse in southern counties, turned his attention toward gang activity Tuesday and keynoted an opening session in Charleston of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Training Conference.
Source: The Register-Herald Date: August 31, 2011
Schools, police join to fight gangs (Salisbury, MD): A new state requirement has Maryland school systems readying policies on student gang activity. Calling for monthly meetings between school administration and law enforcement, the policy for Wicomico County is expected to go into effect this fall if approved at September's board meeting.
Source: The Daily Times Date: August 31, 2011
Officials say two gang members will be charged in officer's shooting (Indianapolis, IN): When Indianapolis police began cracking down on street gangs about a year ago, they said they were dealing with an audacious new breed of criminal prone to wild gunslinging.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: August 31, 2011
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