Gang-Related News Articles
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Cops learn to combat growing gang crimes (Columbia, SC): More than 400 law enforcement officers are gathering in Columbia this week to learn about gangs and how to prevent and investigate the growing wave of crime associated with them.
Source: WSPA 7 News Date: August 8, 2011
Street gangs spread into suburbs, and police ramp up (Boston, MA): Fighting over turf, spraying graffiti on buildings, and violent assaults are the types of activities often associated with street gangs in large cities. But urban gangs no longer hold a monopoly on such behavior.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 7, 2011
Control of mean streets at heart of Mexican Mafia (Orange County, CA): Hundreds of gangsters crowded around Peter "Sana" Ojeda as he stood like a preacher on a pulpit atop green bleachers in Santa Ana's El Salvador Park. It was a Saturday afternoon in January 1992, and many in attendance were deadly rivals. They were ordered to put aside bad blood.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 7, 2011
Report links drugs with gangs (Pittston, PA): Gang identifier specialist James Marinello did not have to read a federal report that implies a growing drug trafficking network involving gangs.
Source: The Times Leader Date: August 7, 2011
Schools must be alert for gangs (Portsmouth, VA): School-age gang members are wary of causing incidents on campus, but they use cellphones and Twitter at school to arrange mass fights elsewhere after classes dismiss, police officers told the School Board on Saturday.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: August 7, 2011
Man hit in downtown Portland gang gunfire (Portland, OR): A man was shot in Northwest Portland early Sunday morning and investigators believe it was gang-related, police said.
Source: NWCN News Date: August 7, 2011
212 Treces gang members have been served (Ogden, UT): Are Treces becoming scarce? Officials have hit something of a peak in serving members of Ogden's oldest street gang with the injunction ordering them off the street.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: August 7, 2011
Out-of-town gang members arrested for deadly Stockton stabbing (Stockton, CA): A deadly stabbing is the second violent act at the Waterfront Warehouse building in three days. The victim was a 26-year-old man from a nearby neighborhood.
Source: News 10 Date: August 7, 2011
One arrested following gang fight in West Valley City (West Valley City, UT): A 20-year-old man is in jail and as many as 30 others face possible charges following what police say was a "gang-involved fight" early Sunday morning.
Source: Deseret News Date: August 7, 2011
Gangs at heart of violence problem in Wilmington's nightlife (Wilmington, NC): It was 2:12 a.m. on a frigid Monday in January when Taaron Jones collapsed onto a sidewalk in downtown Wilmington. Last call had passed, and the late-night crowds streamed out of the clubs and bars straight into a chaotic scene in the middle of Market Street, where dozens of people who had just left the Rhino Club were brawling.
Source: StarNews Date: August 7, 2011
Victorville gang case filings up 65 percent from 2010 (Victorville, CA): Local prosecutors filed 65 percent more gang cases during the first two quarters of 2011 than over the same time period last year.
Source: The Daily Press Date: August 6, 2011
Longtime Yuba City gang member busted on meth charges (Yuba, CA): A Yuba City man claimed he has been a Norteño gang member since birth when he was arrested early Friday for selling methamphetamine on the street, a drug enforcement official said.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: August 6, 2011
Tragedy again hits family in North Side (Pittsburgh, PA): Gunfire claimed another member of a troubled North Side family this week. Chris Michaux, whose young sister, Jolesa Barber, died in a gang-related shooting that shocked the city three years ago, had just learned that someone had shot their mother late Thursday when shots rang out again in the North Side.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: August 6, 2011
Escondido police crack down on Juggalos (Escondido, CA): Zealous fans of a decades-old rap duo have been the target of a crackdown by Escondido gang detectives after a string of street robberies and assaults.
Source: North County Times Date: August 6, 2011
Gang member arrested in east-central Fresno (Fresno, CA): A Villa Posse gang member was taken into custody Friday night in east-central Fresno, Fresno Police said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: August 6, 2011
Gang Free Initiative lays out city's gang issues (Yakima, WA): Thursday the Yakima City Council presented a community profile, a study of the things they feel influence and support youth gangs and related problems. This Yakima gang free initiative put this together.
Source: MSNBC KNDO Date: August 6, 2011
Forum on gang violence focuses on youth needs (Worcester, MA): City officials are typically quick to point out that despite the presence of gangs and violent crime, the city remains relatively safe, particularly when compared to cities of similar size, such as Springfield and Hartford.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: August 5, 2011
Two wounded in drive-by shooting, police say (East Chicago, IL): Two men were wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting Thursday on the city's south side, police said.
Source: The Times Date: August 5, 2011
Gang member killed in clash with rivals on West Side (Chicago, IL): A clash between rival West Side gangs Thursday evening led to the slaying of one of their members, police said this morning. A suspect was in custody.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 5, 2011
13-year-old shot during apparent gang violence in South Seattle (Seattle, WA) : Detectives from the Seattle Police Department's gang unit are investigating a drive-by shooting that saw a 13-year-old boy wounded and a related incident in which another person was hit in the head with a police-style baton.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 5, 2011
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