Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang violence prompting Pine Bluff residents to take action (Pine Bluff, AR): After ten years of living in Pine Bluff, Clarence Bynum is flirting with the idea of moving out. "They scare me." Bynum has been shaken recently by bullet holes in his walls and broken windows. He's convinced the damage to his home is a result of gang activity.
Source: KTHV 11 News Date: August 17, 2011
Cops: Gang members arrested after scuffling with officers near school (Summit, IL): Three gang members were arrested near an elementary school in Summit after one of them struggled with officers and another one placed his hand under his shirt and told them, "I'll kill you,'' according to authorities.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 17, 2011
Long Beach Police crack down on robbery crew (Long Beach, CA): A gang task force led by Long Beach police swarmed the city and portions of Orange County and the San Gabriel Valley early Wednesday, cracking down on what police say is a gang-led robbery crew.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: August 17, 2011
Teen injured in fight (Springfield, IL): A 15-year-old was arrested Monday after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the arm during a fight at 15th and Taft streets. The fight occurred after the two teens flashed gang signs at each other, the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: The State Journal-Register Date: August 17, 2011
NPS report offers ideas to counter Salinas gangs (Salinas, CA): "Young males are biologically wired to be disruptive," says Naval Postgraduate School professor Anna Simons. Neuroscientists have maintained this for years, but Simons takes their evidence a step further by arguing that traditional societies used to accept that fact and work with it, encouraging young men to be disruptive "only to members of other societies."
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 17, 2011
Crips member sentenced for vicious robbery (Toronto, ON): An alleged member of the Eglinton West Crips who robbed, pistol-whipped and shot an innocent man was sentenced Wednesday to the equivalent of nine years imprisonment.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: August 17, 2011
Police: Spartanburg shootings are gang-related (Spartanburg, SC): If you drive around the Northside of Spartanburg, there are many homes with boarded windows. Some are unattended and others are run-down.
Source: FOX Carolina Date: August 17, 2011
West Valley Kohl’s stabbing suspect charged with murder (West Valley City, UT): José A. González, 21, was charged with murder Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a man in a West Valley City department store last week. González admitted to stabbing George Dávila, 24, in a gang-related incident, court records show.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 17, 2011
Gang symposium starts in Altoona (Altoona, PA): It's something you might not expect in the Alleghenies but officials in Blair County are working to crack down on activity linked to gangs.
Source: WJAC 6 News Date: August 17, 2011
Official: Gang members joining at younger age (Youngstown, OH): The 16-year-old that escaped from the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center Monday night is thought to be part of a Youngstown gang called the Savages. The incident demonstrates what one local woman said is a disturbing trend: Gang members are getting younger and younger in the Mahoning Valley.
Source: WYTV 33 News Date: August 17, 2011
Community leaders decry call for gang injunctions (Oakland, CA): Some Oakland community members are denouncing calls from city leaders for a gang injunction and curfews following the drive-by shooting death of a three-year-old boy.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: August 17, 2011
Police operation confirms eight gang members (Gallatin, TN): A special operation conducted by police last week added several new names to a list of known gang members in the city. Gallatin Police Department Sgt. Chris Shockley, who supervised the operation, said he considered it "very successful."
Source: The Tennessean Date: August 17, 2011
B.C. gangs 2011: list of main gangs operating in B.C. (Vancouver, BC): B.C. has been rocked by gang violence recently. Here is some background on some of the largest gangs operating in B.C.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: August 17, 2011
Suffolk Seeks 'Safety Zone' Barring Gang Members (Wyandanch, NY): Fed up with unrelenting violence by two factions of the Bloods gang, Suffolk County officials have embraced a novel legal strategy that, if approved by a judge, would bar specific gang members from a two-square-mile "safety zone."
Source: The New York Times Date: August 16, 2011
Federal representatives in battle against gangs to visit Salinas on anti-gang strategies (Salinas, CA): A host of federal officials will be in Salinas this week to take a firsthand look at how the city is managing its anti-gang strategies.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: August 16, 2011
Big SF gang trial about to go to the jury (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco's biggest gang trial in years is heading to a federal court jury today after attorneys offered a final round of competing narratives of organized mayhem on the city's streets and unreliable accusations by government-paid informants.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 16, 2011
Gang member arrested for fatal Saturday shooting (Memphis, TN): Memphis police on Monday charged a member of a gang called Playboy Surenos 13 with the fatal shooting during the weekend of a member of a rival gang, according to court documents.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: August 16, 2011
NY officials seek court help to curb gang activity (Hauppauge, NY): An anti-gang strategy already being used in California, Texas, Utah, Florida and elsewhere could soon be coming to eastern Long Island, where officials have filed court papers seeking an injunction to prevent street gang members from congregating in public.
Source: Associated Press Date: August 16, 2011
Judge throws book at Fresno gang members (Fresno, CA): Three Fresno gang members received lengthy prison sentences this morning in connection with a tri-county crime spree that ended in a hail of gunfire north of Cambria in November.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 16, 2011
Police chief: gang crimes up, overall crime down in 2011 (Patterson, CA): Despite an early year flare-up in gang violence, crime is down throughout the city, Patterson Police Chief Tori Hughes told the Patterson City Council Tuesday, Aug. 16. "We’ve seen a significant decrease in overall crime," Hughes said, noting a 37 percent drop in crime from 2010 to 2011.
Source: Patterson Irrigator Date: August 16, 2011
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