Gang-Related News Articles
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Top cop's declaration of war has Maniac Latin Disciples reeling (Chicago, IL): The intersection looks like countless others on the Northwest Side. Lots of trees, well-kept frame homes, a plant-filled traffic circle. But there's also a street sign spray-painted with a blue pitchfork — the symbol of the Maniac Latin Disciples.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 20, 2012
Man leaving party is shot (Worcester, MA): A 25-year-old Shrewsbury man was shot in the abdomen Saturday night on Providence Street, an area of the city where police will add patrols and increase their presence based on the department’s shooting protocols.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: February 20, 2012
Myrtle Beach welcomes gang investigators' conference (Myrtle Beach, SC): One of the most effective tools in the war on gangs, officials say, is open communication among the law enforcement officers who investigate gang-related activity.
Source: The Sun News Date: February 20, 2012
Fatal Detroit shooting of baby gang-related, police say (Detroit, MI): Diamond Salter said she was asleep in her west-side home early Monday morning when shots rang out. As her son, Delric Miller IV, dozed nearby on a living room couch, bullets pierced windows and walls, striking the 9-month-old.
Source: The Detroit News Date: February 20, 2012
Chicago's top cop vows to keep pressure on gangs (Chicago, IL): Garry McCarthy is not the first Chicago police superintendent to warn gang leaders that all of their members would be held responsible for the violent actions of one.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: February 20, 2012
Police: More Elgin gang members arrested in civil ban (Elgin, IL): Elgin police charged two more men in connection to a lawsuit aimed at keeping gang members from associating with one another. They are scheduled to appear March 16 in the Elgin branch court.
Source: TribLocal Date: February 20, 2012
Franklin Park sees gang activity drop (Franklin Park, IL): The number of gang members in Northlake has increased over the last three years while the number in Franklin Park has decreased.
Source: FranklinPark Herald-Journal Date: February 20, 2012
Gang behind rash of break-ins (Indianapolis, IN): There's a cluster of apartments that sit between Rockville Road and 10th Street. The West side apartments have been targeted by thieves over the past couple of months.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: February 20, 2012
Chattanooga clergy to lead two anti-gang events (Chattanooga, TN): Omari Lawson was 12 years old when gang members asked him to join them. He refused. "It wasn't needed in my life," he said. "It would be a bad influence."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 19, 2012
Officials: Gang members likely attend area schools (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Are there gang members in area schools? The superintendents of Luzerne County’s three largest districts say yes, almost certainly. "I'd be naive to say we have no gang members," Wyoming Valley West Superintendent Chuck Suppon said, a sentiment echoed by Wilkes-Barre Area's Jeff Namey.
Source: The Times Leader Date: February 19, 2012
Neighbors say GR teen shot in chest was gang-related (Grand Rapids, MI): Police have no suspects after a teenager was shot in the chest on Grand Rapids' southwest side early Sunday morning.
Source: FOX 17 News Date: February 19, 2012
Teachers alert to gang signs (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Teachers are at the forefront of recognizing warning signs of gang activity among children, experts say, as teachers will become the students at a gang awareness presentation at King’s College on Thursday.
Source: The Times Leader Date: February 19, 2012
PPB gang team out in force after two shootings (Portland, OR): Portland's Gang Enforcement Team was out in force Saturday, following two overnight gang shootings.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: February 19, 2012
Suspected gang-related shooting leaves 31-year-old man dead (Los Angeles, CA): A 31-year-old man died early Sunday after being shot in the head in South Los Angeles in what police described as gang-related violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 19, 2012
Police said Yakima shooting is gang-related (Yakima, WA): Yakima police call a shooting Sunday that sent a wounded 29-year-old man stumbling into a convenience store for help gang-related.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 19, 2012
Teen in custody, two other teens hurt in gang-related stabbing at San Jose's Eastridge Mall (San Jose, CA): A 15-year-old is in custody and two other teens hospitalized after what police are saying was a gang-related stabbing at a San Jose shopping mall.
Source: The Republic Date: February 19, 2012
Teens in anti-gang program get firsthand look at life behind bars (Santa Cruz, CA): Middle school students in the police department's anti-gang program PRIDE got a sobering look at where misplaced trust can lead during a tour Sunday of County Jail.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: February 19, 2012
Gang experts share info at Broken Arrow conference (Broken Arrow, OK): Members of two rival gangs crossed paths near the greeting card aisle in a Tulsa Walmart last March, and after some displays of power, a fight broke out, followed by gunshots.
Source: Tulsa World Date: February 18, 2012
Pair tied to gang to be tried in 2011 Rancho Cordova triple slaying (Sacramento, CA): Meet Surenos Unidos Trece. It's a small gang subset mostly operating out of North Highlands with only nine validated members, but two of them are charged with murder in the shooting deaths of three bicyclists last year in Rancho Cordova.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 18, 2012
US gangs a major force in Central American prisons (San Diego, CA): The deadliest prison blaze in a century has drawn attention to an unfortunate U.S. export to Central America: street gangs. Prisons in Honduras and elsewhere in Central America are teeming with inmates who belong to gangs that have their roots in Southern California.
Source: Associated Press Date: February 17, 2012
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