Gang-Related News Articles
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Huge gang fight leads to renewed police commitment (Ripley, TN): Residents in Ripley, TN, say they're fed up with crime and gang activity near their homes. There's a renewed commitment there from police to run these small town gangs out of town.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: February 29, 2012
Man arrested for illegal gun after Seattle shooting vigil (Seattle, WA): A man whom police say is a known gang member has been charged with unlawful firearm possession after being stopped with a gun following last Thursday's candlelight vigil for George "P-Nutt" Hendricks, Jr.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 29, 2012
Knoxville non-profit working to turn the tide of youth gangs and violence (Knoxville, TN): A man born and raised in Knoxville says drugs, gangs and violence are an even bigger issue for teens now than a decade ago, but help is available through a non-profit Christian ministry.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: February 29, 2012
Fourth arrest in fight at YMCA (Worcester, MA): A fourth person allegedly involved in the Feb. 20 fight inside the Greendale YMCA branch was arrested yesterday and arraigned in Central District Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: February 29, 2012
Gang unit officer gives inside perspective of life on Seattle's streets (Seattle, WA): Bobby Sevaaetasi likes when it rains in Seattle because usually that means it's going to be a calm night. Given all the violence that's been going on in the city, it would be a welcome break for the gang unit officer of more than 17 years. He says the rash of shootings over the past two months is "the worst I've seen in a while."
Source: KING 5 News Date: February 29, 2012
Dalton, Ga., police meet with residents (Dalton, GA): Dalton police outlined mounting concerns such as gang activity and property crime and encouraged more neighborhood involvement at a communitywide meeting Monday night.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 28, 2012
Major crimes up 11 percent in Tri-Cities over 2010 (Tacoma, WA): Major crimes climbed 11 percent in the Tri-Cities last year compared to 2010, with assaults, burglaries and thefts contributing to the rise. Crimes of opportunity, gang-related activity and economic factors were cited by law enforcement officials Monday as reasons for the increase.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 28, 2012
Men in double killing may have shot each other (Seattle, WA): A gun battle that left two men dead last week stemmed from a fight over a woman and investigators suspect the men killed each other, according to police officials familiar with the case.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 28, 2012
North Carolina school district allegedly forced Latinos into saying they belong to gangs (Gastonia, NC): The U.S. Education Department is investigating a school district in North Carolina for allegedly forcing Hispanic students to sign contracts admitting that they belong to gangs.
Source: FOX News Latino Date: February 28, 2012
Police say Central El Paso bar fight, stabbing gang-related (El Paso, TX): A 19-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he was apparently stabbed during a gang-related fight at a Central El Paso bar late Sunday.
Source: El Paso Times Date: February 28, 2012
Lowell to receive $450,000 through grant program (Lowell, MA): The city will receive $450,000 this year to combat gang violence in the community, the city's Statehouse delegation and city officials announced Monday.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: February 28, 2012
Known gang member arrested on gun charges Tuesday morning (Norwalk, CT): A known gang member was caught with a handgun early Tuesday morning, two weeks after he was shot twice and a day before he is scheduled to be sentenced for selling drugs, police said.
Source: The Hour Date: February 28, 2012
Suffolk may abandon Wyandanch gang strategy (Wyandach, NY): Suffolk County is on the verge of abandoning an unorthodox strategy of barring 37 suspected gang members from associating with one another in a certain part of Wyandanch.
Source: Newsday Date: February 28, 2012
Alleged gang member indicted for toddler's shooting (Chicago, IL): A purported gang member was indicted Tuesday with shooting a toddler in the head as he aimed for a rival on the South Side last summer.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: February 28, 2012
Man gets 35 years in bus-stop slaying (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member was sentenced to 35 years in state prison Monday for killing a rival at a Fullerton bus stop. Jose Peralta Jr., 27, of Fullerton, pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter, personal use of a firearm and street terrorism.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 28, 2012
Santa Rosa gang-crime stats spark council debate (Santa Rosa, CA): A turf war broke out on the Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday over whether the city is doing enough to measure the effectiveness of its gang prevention efforts, with rival council members sparring over whether the debate was a legitimate issue or political posturing.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: February 28, 2012
Wilcox Principal cracks down on gangs (Wilcox County, GA): The principal at Wilcox County High School says students involved in gang activity at school will not be allowed to go to school there.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: February 28, 2012
Gang boss says he ordered the shot that killed young mother (St. Charles Township, IL): Gang boss Manith "C.T." Vilayhong was the prosecution’s star witness Tuesday in the trial of one of his underlings for the murder of a 22-year-old mother in Elgin.
Source: The Courier-News Date: February 28, 2012
Stanton's 18th Street Gang used SUV as lethal weapon in turf battle (Stanton, CA): In a narrow Stanton alley at about 8 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2006, Rito "Boxer" Guajardo pedaled his mountain bike as fast as he could because the angry occupants of a pursuing, white Mercury Mountaineer SUV--three rival Latino gang members, including one nicknamed "Sick One"--wanted him dead.
Source: OC Weekly Date: February 27, 2012
Teens booked for gang activity (Indianpolis, IN): Three teens were arrested on gang charges late Sunday night as police tried to locate a shooting victim.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: February 27, 2012
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