Gang-Related News Articles
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Novato toughens graffiti ordinance (Novato, CA): Hoping to arrest the rise in gang-related graffiti, the Novato City Council agreed Tuesday to toughen the city's graffiti ordinance.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: April 12, 2011
Gangs: Understanding what counts in Silver Spring (Silver Spring, MD): In 2010, there were on average 40 active gangs in Montgomery County, according to the latest data available by Montgomery County Police Department. But "gang incidences" only made up 1 percent of overall county crime in 2009, and officials expect a similar trend for 2010 when crime data is finalized later this month.
Source: SilverSpringPatch Date: April 12, 2011
Feds finding it harder and harder to combat escalating presence of Mexican drug cartels in New York (New York, NY): New York feds have more than doubled the time spent breaking up the growing network between local gangs and Mexican drug cartels.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 11, 2011
21-year-old Merced man injured in gang-related shooting (Merced, CA): A 21-year-old man is expected to survive after being injured during a gang-related shooting Sunday night, Merced police reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: April 11, 2011
Experts can testify at trials involving gang violence, judges rule (Toronto, ON): Jurors at trials that involve gang violence need experts to help them appreciate how gangs scare the public out of co-operating with police, Ontario’s top court ruled Monday.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: April 11, 2011
Phillipsburg man, half-brother accused in gang-related killing near Bound Brook train station (Bound Brook, NJ): A Phillipsburg man and his half-brother have been charged with murder in the gang-related shooting last month near the Bound Brook train station, Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano said yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 11, 2011
Inmate stabbed at Utah State Prison in gang-related incident, officials say (Salt Lake City, UT): A Utah State Prison inmate is recovering after being stabbed by another inmate in a gang-related fight.
Source: Daily Reporter Date: April 11, 2011
Man refuses to join gang, gets jumped (Montclair, NJ): A 20-year-old who resisted joining the Empire street gang was attacked in front of the restaurant Sweet Potato & Pecan on Forest Street back in mid-March, and suspects in that assault were arrested during the past week, according to police.
Source: The Montclair Times Date: April 11, 2011
Osceola County gang leader fires lawyer, to represent himself in attempted-murder trial (Kissimmee, FL): The head of the Poinciana Bloods street gang dropped his lawyer Friday to defend himself at trial against attempted murder charges and other felonies over gunfire that crippled a guest at a 2009 birthday party
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: April 11, 2011
Gang violence drops dramatically in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC): Gang-related killings and shootings have dropped by more than half in the past four years, according to a Vancouver police presentation at City Hall.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 10, 2011
Police say gang defendant had rifle strapped to chest (Oakland, CA) : Two alleged Norteños gang members who were named in Oakland's proposed civil gang injunction in the Fruitvale neighborhood - and who later attended court hearings to fight it - were arrested late last month in a pair of violent incidents, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 10, 2011
Reading is a major hub of drug and gang activity, federal report says (Reading, PA): Reading plays a prominent role in illegal drug distribution in the eastern United States, much of it conducted by increasingly organized gangs of Dominicans and Mexicans, according to the 2011 Eastern Pennsylvania Drug and Gang Threat Assessment.
Source: BCTV News Date: April 10, 2011
Watsonville man killed in apparent gang-related shooting (Watsonville, CA): A 20-year-old Watsonville man was killed in a gang-related shooting Saturday at an apartment complex on Clifford Avenue that police believe was retaliation for a stabbing earlier in the day.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: April 10, 2011
Arrest made in gang-related drive-by shooting in Fort Pierce, police say (Fort Pierce, FL): City police have charged a 22-year-old man with three counts of attempted murder in an early Saturday drive-by shooting that wounded three men.
Source: TC Palm Date: April 10, 2011
Deal with gangs now, before they’re bigger problem (Bountiful, UT): Members of the Salt Lake Metro Gang unit met last week to discuss how to take gang members off the streets of Salt Lake County.
Source: David County Clipper Date: April 10, 2011
Newport News police believe they're gaining an advantage on gangs (Newport News, VA): Newport News police and prosecutors are hopeful they are gaining the upper hand in the battle against the city's street gangs, following recent successes in prosecuting two big gang cases.
Source: Daily Press Date: April 10, 2011
Salinas leaders tout success in White House-sponsored anti-gang summit (Salinas, CA): Salinas leaders on Friday touted how the city now has gained advantage for any federal grant money to combat gang violence — as a direct result of its participation in this week's White House-sponsored gang summit in Washington, D.C.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 9, 2011
Forum enlists parents in fight against gangs (Indianapolis, IN): Small and disorganized but reckless and violent, Indianapolis' street gangs have proved to be a resilient menace. "They are not in disputes about business or turf battles," said Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Andrea Props.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: April 9, 2011
Police seize drugs, cash in major sweep (Montreal, QC): A major police operation named Acabar has broken up a drug ring that supplied organized criminal drug brokers for more than a decade in Montreal and the United States.
Source: The Gazette Date: April 9, 2011
Two arrested in gang assault (Avenal, CA): Two arrests have been made and others are still pending in an Avenal gang fight that left one man with a broken hand and injuries all over his body, authorities said this week.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: April 9, 2011
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