Gang-Related News Articles
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Yakima anti-gang group regrets lack of backup from Legislature (Yakima, WA): Members of the Yakima County Gang Commission were optimistic about the progress of their efforts at Tuesday's monthly meeting, but expressed frustration with the Legislature for not doing enough to address the gang issue.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 20, 2011
Stockton police struggle for arrests in gang-related homicides (Stockton, CA): Two different crime statistics are discouraging to both Stockton police and Mayor Ann Johnston. There have been seven homicides in Stockton in the month of September and police have not been able to make a single arrest in those cases.
Source: News10 Date: September 20, 2011
Four businesses spray painted with gang graffiti (St. Charles, IL): Four businesses reported similar gang-related graffiti on their buildings during the week of Sept. 4, according to police.
Source: Marengo Farmside Date: September 20, 2011
MPD resolves to fight gang issue (Madison, WI): There are 1,198 confirmed gang members in the Madison area, plus 2,500 suspected members and associates. Madison Police Department’s Crime Prevention Gang Unit is fighting that statistic, and highlighted the reality of gangs in Dane County at a brief discussion before the Common Council last night.
Source: The Badger Herald Date: September 20, 2011
Gang member from Paterson admits role in violent crimes, drug trade (Newark, NJ): A member of the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang from Paterson admitted Tuesday to participating in a range of violent crimes and conspiring to distribute narcotics, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.
Source: The Record Date: September 20, 2011
Gang emphasis patrol's continue to help reduce crime (Yakima, WA): An increase in gang activity in Yakima last week, prompted the Yakima Police Department to have extra officers on the streets this weekend. This is the second gang emphasis patrol in the past month, both in response to a spike in gang activity.
Source: MSNBC KNDU Date: September 20, 2011
Beaten teen mistaken as rival gang member; charges filed (Chicago, IL): Cornered in a dark side street by a pair of baseball bat-wielding Maniac Latin Disciples last week, 14-year-old Brian DeLeon pleaded that he didn’t belong to a rival gang.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 20, 2011
Centers for Disease Control selects Portland for program to address youth violence as a public health problem (Portland, OR): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has selected Portland to be one of four communities to share a federal grant to find ways to prevent the kind of gun violence that has claimed the lives of nine young people in the city this year, largely due to gang shootings.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 20, 2011
City to remove graffiti on North Washington houses (Battle Creek, MI): Battle Creek officials expect to remove or cover racial and sexual graffiti on several vacant houses in the next several days.
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer Date: September 20, 2011
Man arrested, suspected in Mendota slayings (Mendota, CA): A 20-year-old man has been arrested east of San Diego in connection with the shooting deaths of two brothers in Mendota last week, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: September 20, 2011
Yakima County Gang Court piques interest of Houston officials (Yakima, WA): Yakima County's Gang Court is attracting attention from a big city. Thursday, court officials from Harris County, Texas, including two judges, will visit Yakima to see first hand how things are done in Gang Court, said Harold Delia, Yakima County Courts administrator.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 20, 2011
Police monitor social networking to fight gangs (St. Petersburg, FL): The young man in the black T-shirt smiles as he loads the clip into the semiautomatic pistol. "Ajax," he warns, "got a bullet with your name on it." Cortez Little belongs to the neighborhood gang known as 8-Hype, according to police. "Ajax" is a member of their rival, the Auburn Park Boys.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: September 19, 2011
Falls police shut down one-man crime spree (Niagara Falls, NY): Falls police have charged a mid-town gang member with a laundry list of felonies and misdemeanors after a a series of incidents that included an assault on a man, a fight with a police officer where a gun was fired and an escape from custody from the emergency room of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: September 19, 2011
Known gang members arrested in area (Sparta, TN): On Sept. 16, members of the White County Sheriff Department and Sparta Police Department assisted in a multi-agency round-up of known gang members in and around the Sparta and White County area.
Source: The Expositor Date: September 19, 2011
Anderson sheriff, police department get grants (Anderson, SC): It was unusual for two law enforcement agencies in the same county to be awarded money from the same grant, says Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacey Haynes. The two grants — money for a gang investigator for the sheriff’s office and training in dealing with Hispanic populations for the city police — are independent of each other, although each will benefit the Gang Task Force that is run by the two agencies.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: September 19, 2011
13 CA cities call for federal, state aid in tackling gang violence (Oakland, CA): Looking out across the San Francisco Bay from the top of the Downtown Oakland Marriott, dozens of California law enforcement officers and public officials kicked off a two-day conference on gang prevention strategies during an era of shrinking budgets and police departments.
Source: The Informant Date: September 19, 2011
City asks Tacoma residents for input on gang problem (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma residents are being asked to take part in a survey to gauge perceptions about gang activity in the city. The survey is part of the city’s ongoing comprehensive gang assessment, which is slated to be done by the end of the year.
Source: The News Tribune Date: September 19, 2011
Turf battle in Brower Park: It's gang vs. residents in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, NY): A Crown Heights park has been taken over by teenage gang members, forcing some frightened residents out of the sprawling patch of green. Brower Park between Brooklyn and Kingston Aves. is the base of the Brower Park Gang, aka the Brower Park Boys, Police Department officials told residents at a recent community meeting.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 19, 2011
14-year-old boy killed in South San Francisco shooting (South San Francisco, CA): At least 10 shots were fired in a Sunday night attack that killed one 14-year-old boy, wounded another and left neighbors hoping police will push back hard against the violence.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: September 19, 2011
Bloods gang member get 10 years for drugs (Albany, NY) : A Bloods gang member from Columbia County who was secretly recorded telling a friend how his crack cocaine "blew up" on him received 10 years in federal prison Monday for dealing cocaine and possessing three handguns in his home.
Source: Times Union Date: September 19, 2011
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