Gang-Related News Articles
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Macon police targeting gang hangouts (Macon, GA): The night after 8 men were wounded in apparent gang violence, the Macon Police Department's Narcotic Unit targeted known hangouts late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 14, 2011
Tensions rise in Falls Church after gang task force raids Eden Center (Falls Church, VA): Many in Northern Virginia’s sizable Vietnamese community were shocked last month when the popular Eden Center shopping mall in Falls Church was swarmed by the regional gang task force and 19 people were arrested on misdemeanor charges, mostly illegal gambling.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 14, 2011
Several gang members arrested in Beloit (Beloit, WI): Beloit police are getting help from federal agents in removing known Beloit-area gang members from the streets. Federal agents made seven arrests in Beloit this week through the Operation Community Shield program, a nationwide initiative to reduce gang activity and deport foreign-born gang members.
Source: WISC-TV News 3 Date: September 14, 2011
Gang member sentenced to jail (Grand Island, NE): Before being sentenced to 10 months in jail, a man convicted of two misdemeanors connected to gang activity told a Hall County judge he'd changed a lot since his November 2010 arrest.
Source: The Grand Island Independent Date: September 14, 2011
Montgomery County Council to discuss federal grant to reduce gang violence (Rockville, MD): Lawmakers in Montgomery County are discussing a federal grant intended to reduce gang violence along the border with Prince George’s County.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 13, 2011
Gang member, mother arrested (Worcester, MA): A member of the G-Block/Kilby Street gang charged in a shooting last year was arrested over the weekend — with his mother — on gun and drugs charges.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: September 13, 2011
Anti-gang strategy takes a health tack (Salinas, CA): Those on the front lines of Salinas gang violence often speak in terms of triage. How do we stop this week's retaliatory shootings? Which violent gang members can we get off the street today? Those who work in public health think differently.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 13, 2011
Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office to present video on dangers of gangs, other issues facing youth (Cumberland County, NJ): The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office will hold a "red-carpet preview" next week of an office-produced video that deals with gangs, bullying, and peer-pressure issues.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: September 13, 2011
Police fight spike in downtown drug, gang violence (Madison, WI): Police are seeing a spike in what they believe to be gang and drug-related violence around State Street and other campus areas.
Source: The Daily Cardinal Date: September 13, 2011
Gang parties could be linked to shootings injuring eight (Macon, GA): Macon police have been investigating reports of multiple shootings wounding up to eight people, five who showed up at the hospital in personal vehicles early Tuesday.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 13, 2011
The rise of Macon youth violence (Macon, GA) : The city of Macon is seeing a dramatic rise in gang violence. Tuesday morning alone, eight people were shot. Meanwhile, four teenage boys are recovering following shootings three weeks ago. A fifth shooting victim, 16-year-old Arquentris Fountain died. The city, parents, and young people say they’ve had enough.
Source: GPB News Date: September 13, 2011
Police raid streets for immigrants tied to gangs (Beloit, WI): Officers from the Beloit Police Department and investigators with the Milwaukee office of the nation's Homeland Security Investigations were on the streets of Beloit today rounding up immigrants they believe have alleged ties to street gangs and crime in the Beloit community.
Source: Beloit Daily News Date: September 13, 2011
Gang ties claimed in Kent jail attack (Seattle, WA): An Auburn man accused of beating another man into a coma at a King County jail because of a gang dispute has been charged with assault. King County prosecutors contend Anthony Archuleta attacked another inmate at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in part because the other man was affiliated with a different gang.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: September 13, 2011
Leader of Paterson branch of Bloods pleads guilty on racketeering charges involving teen's murder (Newark, NJ): A leader of a Paterson branch of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty to federal racketeering conspiracy charges Tuesday, admitting he gunned down an innocent teenager in a case of mistaken identity and took part in the kidnapping of a rival gang member.
Source: The Record Date: September 13, 2011
Gang-related shooting injures two in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Yakima Police Officers responded to the 1400 block of S. 8th St. and the 800 block of LaFollette St. for multiple calls of shots fired. Two victims were located within a block of each other.
Source: KIMA News Date: September 13, 2011
Gang task force brings in new strategies (Benton County, WA): The Gang Task Force is trying to cut gangs out of our community...one troublemaker at a time. Josue Valencia has lived in Benton County his entire life and has seen his share of gang activity.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: September 13, 2011
20 reputed gang members indicted in Newburgh (Newburgh, NY): Twenty reputed members of the Bloods street gang in Newburgh face charges ranging from robbery to murder in a series of federal indictments handed up Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: September 13, 2011
Gang-related and violent crime down in Sunnyside (Sunnyside, WA): Gang related crime and violence are things residents in Sunnyside are unfortunately used to. Last year alone there were six murders in the small town. But this year, things are looking very different.
Source: KIMA News Date: September 12, 2011
School board approves gang activities policy, coordinator promotion (Harford County, MD): A new gang policy was approved for Harford County Public Schools Friday night, but not before the school board vice president said the policy could have "unintended consequences."
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: September 12, 2011
Expert visits Billings, talks to schools and community about gang awareness (Billings, MT): Close to 50 community members gathered Monday night to learn about gang activity in the Billings area and in local schools. Missoula Police Det. Guy Baker, who lectures on gang awareness and is senior vice president of the Northwest Gang Investigators Association, gave a presentation on the rise and activity of gangs nationwide and in Montana, and how schools and the community can help curb the growth.
Source: Billings Gazette Date: September 12, 2011
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