Gang-Related News Articles
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City's gang task force works with ministers (Jackson, TN): Members of the Jackson Gang Prevention Task Force followed Wednesday's teen employment planning meeting with a neighborhood-centered meeting Thursday. The goal is to attack gang problems with a two-fold plan in which officials will structure activities in target neighborhoods throughout the city and place at-risk teenagers in an employment and job-readiness training program, said Vicki Lake, chairwoman of the task force.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: January 19, 2012
TPD officer helping students make right choices (Thomasville, NC) : Misty Hartwell, a 12-year veteran of the Thomasville Police Department, is helping students make the right choices in her new role at her law enforcement agency.
Source: The Dispatch Date: January 19, 2012
Rohnert Park man hit by car, injured in suspected gang-related crash (Santa Rosa, CA): What appeared to be a hit-and-run crash in which a pedestrian was struck by a car Wednesday on West College Avenue may actually have been an intentional gang-related assault, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: January 19, 2012
Seeking new life, finding gang life (Winnipeg, MB): They come from a war-torn nation looking for a fresh start in Friendly Manitoba. Yet, some African immigrants have learned the kindness only extends so far, and a failure to comply with the law can mean a ticket back home. Justice officials have expressed concern for years about the recruitment into gangs of new arrivals to Winnipeg.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: January 18, 2012
Police believe Salisbury murder is gang-related (Salisbury, MD): Investigators believe the murder of a 20-year-old man on East Road was gang-related and have charged a Salisbury man and a juvenile with homicide, according to investigators at the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation.
Source: The Daily Times Date: January 18, 2012
Member of B.C. street gang executed in Mexico (Vancouver, BC): A British Columbia man executed in Mexico this week was a high-ranking member of the United Nation gang who had direct contact with Mexican cartels, the Vancouver Sun has learned.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 18, 2012
Student's killing prompts precautions (Mathews, LA): Central Lafourche and Thibodaux high schools increased security for Tuesday's basketball game due to lingering concerns over potential retaliation after a recent shooting death that police said was gang -related.
Source: Daily Comet Date: January 18, 2012
Gang members being jailed, San Clemente chief says (San Clemente, CA): Sheriff’s Lt. Paul D'Auria, chief of San Clemente Police Services, says arrests were made shortly after beating and shooting incidents this month, and a gang-enforcement team is hotly pursuing gang activity, which he says is generally declining.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 18, 2012
Heavy security for start of gang-related murder trial in Henrico (Henrico County, VA): Jury selection began this morning in Henrico County Circuit Court in a murder trial that is expected to reveal the inner workings of a local subset of the nationally known street gang called the Bloods.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 18, 2012
Anti-gang grant bill boasts bipartisan support (Yakima, WA): A Democratic proposal for a statewide, anti-gang grant program is enjoying bipartisan support heading into a public hearing in the House next week. House Bill 2432 would have the state Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice award grants locally to fund projects focused on criminal street gang prevention and intervention.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 18, 2012
Gangster Sandip Duhre gunned down at posh downtown Vancouver restaurant (Vancouver, BC): Long-time gangster Sandip (Dip) Duhre was gunned down execution-style by someone he was meeting at the Wall Centre Tuesday night.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 18, 2012
Police chief responds to city's fight against gangs (Chattanooga, TN): "We are doing everything we can to fight the gang problem." That's the message from Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd. He says the gang activity now is the worst he's ever seen.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 18, 2012
Anti-violence group AWAKE says it deserved state funding for youth safety program (Springfield, MA): Some community activists said this week they believe that grassroots groups should have received greater consideration for funding under a new $800,000 state grant designed to reduce gangs, drugs and violence among young men.
Source: The Republican Date: January 18, 2012
Gang selling PCP in Harlem busted: sources (East Harlem, NY): A drug gang terrorized East Harlem and raked in more than $1 million a year by peddling PCP, crack and heroin, officials said today.
Source: New York Post Date: January 18, 2012
Watts pair charged in mass homeless slaying; one tied to Lancaster kidnap-murder (Los Angeles County, CA): Two alleged members of a Watts criminal street gang were charged Wednesday with the 2008 shooting deaths of three men and two women slain in a homeless encampment flanking the 405 freeway in Long Beach.
Source: SCVNews.com Date: January 18, 2012
One arrested after gang-related shooting (San Clemente, CA): Two men were shot early Saturday morning in San Clemente and one arrested in the second gang-related incident in San Clemente in a week.
Source: San Clemente Times Date: January 18, 2012
Naperville man gets 80 years in gang-related shooting (Aurora, IL): A Naperville man was sentenced to 80 years in prison today for the 2007 shooting death of an Aurora teenager he mistakenly thought was a gang member and the wounding of the teen’s girlfriend.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 18, 2012
Teen and adult charged for gang-related robbery in Dulles (Dulles, VA): An Alexandria man and a Sterling teen have been charged in the New Year's Eve robbery of a Dulles hotel that investigators believe was gang-related.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: January 18, 2012
Early spike in homicides as two more killed in South L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): Two deadly gang-related shootings in South L.A. this week brought to 20 the number of homicides in Los Angeles so far this year, nearly double the number last year at this point, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 18, 2012
Gang injunctions a hot topic at Hayward priorities meeting (Hayward, CA): Concerns about gangs were at the forefront of a meeting on city priorities for the coming fiscal year, with residents and City Council members alike weighing in.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 18, 2012
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