Gang-Related News Articles
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A get-tougher approach in the fight against gangs (Sunnyside, WA): Call gang members "terrorists," their families "sanctuary" and drive-by shootings "guerilla warfare." Phil Schenck said combating gangs requires a whole new attitude, culture and lexicon; the old way of thinking is simply not good enough.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 18, 2011
San Jose homicide appears to be gang-related (San Jose, CA): San Jose police Tuesday said the killing of an 18-year-old man on Monday night appears to be gang-related.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: October 18, 2011
N.M. gang members far outnumber law enforcement (Las Cruces, NM): New Mexico ranks among the top three states with the highest number of gang members per police officer, along with Illinois and California.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: October 18, 2011
Tulare man sentenced to 35 years in drugs, weapons case (Tulare, CA): A Tulare man whom authorities identified as a high-ranking member of a prison gang received a 35-year prison sentence for crimes involving drug sales, firearms, street gangs and child endangerment Tuesday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: October 18, 2011
Teen with loaded gun arrested after pursuit in Capitola (Capitola, CA): A 17-year-old alleged gang member with a stolen gun and a stolen car was arrested on Clares Street off 41st Avenue today after an officer caught the fleeing teen, "utilized a control hold" and arrested him, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 18, 2011
Forsyth residents concerned over MS 13 gang member arrest (Forsyth, GA): The arrest of Florida murder suspect and MS 13 gang member, Manuel Eric Ramirez, has Monroe County residents locking their doors tonight.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News Date: October 18, 2011
Lingenfelter pledges more officers, gang strategy (Moose Jaw, SK): On Saturday in front of Moose Jaw Fire Department North Hill Fire Hall, Dwain Lingenfelter, Saskatchewan NDP leader, announced his party's plan, if elected into government, to focus on eliminating gangs, adding community police officers, targeting the root cause of crime, investing in firefighting, creating a disaster-training centre and supporting victims of domestic violence.
Source: Regina Leader-Post Date: October 17, 2011
Two feuding groups behind rise in violence (Stockton, CA): Blair Ulring is tight-lipped about the cause of the feud. He refuses to be specific about which shootings and which deaths are related to the dispute.
Source: The Record Date: October 17, 2011
Myrtle Beach man reports gun incident, concern about Maryland gang activity (Myrtle Beach, SC): A 24-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police that a man drove up beside him as he walked along 62nd Avenue North and pointed a gun at him, according to a police report.
Source: The Sun News Date: October 17, 2011
Manatee murder, gang racketeering suspect arrested in Atlanta (Manatee County, FL): A confidential informant helped the U.S. Marshals Service arrest a Manatee County man on the lam in central Georgia who is a suspect in an execution-style shooting in 2009.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: October 17, 2011
Budget shortfall may hold up Gang Free Initiative progress (Yakima, WA): Yakima might have to wait longer to get a director for its Gang Free Initiative. The program is designed to help fight the growing gang problem.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: October 17, 2011
Man sentenced to prison for role in gang-related disturbance (Sioux City, IA): A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a gang-related disturbance.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: October 17, 2011
Elizabeth Latin Kings member accused of killing rival gang member (Elizabeth, NJ): A 21-year-old Latin Kings gang member was arrested last week and charged with the murder of an alleged rival teenage gang member, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 17, 2011
Pittsburg party shooting that injured 9-year-old girl was likely gang-related, police say (Pittsburg, CA): Two gunmen who opened fire on a child's birthday party in Pittsburg -- injuring three teenagers and a 9-year-old girl -- were aiming at a rival gang member related to the hosts, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 17, 2011
Oñate freshman indicted in stabbing (Las Cruces, NM): An O-ate High School freshman with a criminal record has been indicted for allegedly stabbing a rival gang member at school.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: October 17, 2011
Pair found guilty of gang-style triple murder in Calgary restaurant (Calgary, AB): A Calgary jury on Monday night found two men guilty of first-degree murder in the gang-style slaying of three people in a Vietnamese restaurant on New Year's Day in 2009.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 17, 2011
Gang member sentenced for Lackawanna County murder (Scranton, PA): Two months after being convicted of first-degree murder, a Scranton man was back in court Monday to learn his fate. A judge sentenced Christian Kenyon to life in prison without parole plus an additional 35 1/2 to 71 years for murder and other crimes.
Source: WBRE News Date: October 17, 2011
P.G. needs better gang information to lure more money (Prince George's County, MD): Prince George's County police and schools must do a better job documenting gang-related crimes and youth violence if they want to receive the funding they need to stomp out the county's 300 gangs and crews, officials say.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: October 17, 2011
Salinas official named to federal task force on children, violence (Salinas, CA): A Salinas city official has been selected as part of the U.S. Attorney General's new task force addressing the impact of violence on children.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: October 17, 2011
Police say gang activity rising (Eugene, OR): The Eugene City Council fell silent Monday night as disturbing images were displayed on a large screen before them. Eugene police Detective Greg Harvey showed councilors a video of five local gang members beating a young man as part of his initiation into their gang.
Source: The Register-Guard Date: October 17, 2011
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