Gang-Related News Articles
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Seeking peace after six gang slayings (San Diego, CA): Police officers and community members are trying to reclaim their streets following a recent increase in gang homicides in southeastern San Diego — a spike that comes amid a drop in gang and overall crime citywide.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 11, 2011
Juveniles arrested for alleged gang graffiti vandalism (Clearlake, CA): Police have arrested two Clearlake juveniles for allegedly damaging a local church with gang-related graffiti.
Source: Lake County News Date: June 10, 2011
S.J. sweep snares gang 'shot callers' (Tracy, CA): In a sweeping crackdown on gangs, drugs and weapons, the Tracy Police Department and several state and federal law enforcement agencies arrested nearly 30 suspects early Thursday morning.
Source: The Record Date: June 10, 2011
Corrections officer who doubled as gang member sentenced to prison (Baltimore, MD): A corrections officer who was associated with the Black Guerrilla Family gang has been sentenced to 37 months in prison. Alicia Simmons was accused of helping to smuggle heroin and cell phones into the downtown Baltimore prison through the laundry.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 10, 2011
Brother of Brandon Johnson among 15 arrested in gang crackdown (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis public safety leaders put more than a dozen alleged gang members behind bars Thursday, including Terrell Jackson, 18, the brother of Brandon Johnson, who they say is the ringleader of the gang.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: June 10, 2011
Gang violence, murder, assault top indictments (Albany, GA): A Dougherty County grand jury considered 45 cases presented by the district attorney’s office Wednesday and handed down indictments.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: June 10, 2011
Fugitive gang member from Maryland arrested in St. Cloud (St. Cloud, MN): A fugitive gang member from Baltimore, Maryland was arrested in St. Cloud yesterday after the FBI learned he was staying at a Waite Park apartment.
Source: WJON News Date: June 10, 2011
Gang ties emerge in new murder indictment (Richmond, VA): A 21-year-old Richmond man is identified in city court records as having "an active leadership role" in a Richmond-area street gang with national ties that has been linked to three recent slayings, including the shooting death of a 13-year-old bystander.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: June 10, 2011
Violent crime in Syracuse has dropped nearly 18 percent in six years (Syracuse, NY): Dominick Lombardi isn’t surprised that Syracuse crime has fallen every year for six years. The 72-year-old proprietor of an Italian specialty foods store keeps a keen eye on Butternut Street, where his business has stood for 42 years.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: June 10, 2011
Gang violence down over the last year (Kern County, CA): It appears gang related shootings here in Kern County have dropped over the past year. A joint city-county task force held a briefing on gang violence but said the mission is not accomplished by any means.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: June 10, 2011
Why one city is spending more on antigang efforts despite budget cuts (Fort Worth, TX): At a time when gang activity remains stubbornly high after large declines at the end of the 1990s, activists and law-enforcement officials are worried that local budget cuts to prevention programs could lead to problems ahead.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: June 10, 2011
Winter Haven Chief: Street gangs a real problem (Winter Haven, FL): Winter Haven Police Chief Gary Hester says Polk County has a problem with small street gangs. A rivalry between two Polk gangs is thought to have led to the death of a 16-year-old Lake Wales boy in April, Hester said.
Source: The Ledger Date: June 10, 2011
Former gang members seek to improve Fort Worth's Stop Six (Fort Worth, TX) : Former gang members who survived the carnage of their youth are now trying to make the Stop Six community more hospitable for their neighbors, according to the ministers who trumpeted their motives.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: June 10, 2011
Task force operation nets 34 suspected gang members (Lake Elsinore, CA): Thirty-four suspected gang members were arrested Thursday morning during a sweep conducted by the Riverside County Gang Task Force, which was assisted by members of the Lake Elsinore and Perris police departments.
Source: North County Times Date: June 10, 2011
Shooting injures three people in north Visalia (Visalia, CA): A Visalia man was clinging to life and two other people were injured after an early-morning shooting Wednesday at a north Visalia apartment complex.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 9, 2011
Town steps up anti-gang efforts (Amesbury, MA): In the wake of a stabbing in downtown Newburyport, Amesbury is stepping up police patrols in order to tamp down on potential youth gang problems in its downtown.
Source: The Daily News Date: June 9, 2011
Fighting gang violence with research and empirical evidence (Orlando, FL): Frontline practitioners working on gang prevention, intervention and suppression are gathered this week for the National Gang Symposium in Orlando, Fla.
Source: The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Date: June 9, 2011
Shooting of two young girls occurred near community policing meeting (Chicago, IL): Two young girls were shot at a Northwest Side playlot Wednesday evening, caught in apparent gang conflict that erupted near a community policing meeting, officials said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 9, 2011
Chilliwack shooting incident 'gang-related,' police say (Chilliwack, BC): Two Chilliwack men survived injuries in a gang-related shooting attack late Wednesday night in the Mary Street area near the Chilliwack General Hospital, an RCMP spokesperson confirmed Thursday.
Source: Chilliwack Progress Date: June 9, 2011
Police determine January gunfire exchange was gang related; arrest made (Waterloo, IA): A January gunplay incident on Cottage Grove Avenue involved a dispute between two rival gangs, according to court records in connection with an arrest earlier this week.
Source: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Date: June 9, 2011
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