Gang-Related News Articles
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Tackling gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Ron Littlefield says the gang problem has grown so bad, that they're ready to take the next step to fight it. Littlefield says he's now using a comprehensive initiative modeled after one from the University of Chicago.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 4, 2012
Man pleads guilty in Camille Love slaying from two years ago (Tacoma, WA): A 21-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder in the death of Camille Love, who was randomly gunned down on a Tacoma street two years ago by suspected gang members allegedly looking to avenge the shooting of a friend.
Source: The News Tribune Date: January 4, 2012
Two wounded on Venice Boardwalk in suspected gang shooting (Venice, CA): Two people were wounded on the Venice Boardwalk in an apparent gang-related attack that rocked the popular destination with multiple gunshots, police said Wednesday night.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 4, 2012
Pair get prison time for gang shooting (Napa County, CA): Two men were sentenced to prison Wednesday in Napa County Superior Court in connection with the shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: January 4, 2012
Gang member sentenced to 18 years in 2010 shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): A 21-year-old who shot another man four times at a Santa Cruz housing complex was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: January 4, 2012
City's homicides drop to four in 2011 (Saskatoon, SK): For Saskatoon police major crimes investigators, the past year could have been a lot worse. It could have been more like 2010, when they responded to nine homicides - most of them gang-related - in various parts of the city, and ended the year with three unsolved cases.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: January 3, 2012
Chicago police say 19-year-old was the city's first murder victim (Chicago, IL): A 19-year-old trying to get away from a man flashing gang signs became Chicago's first murder victim in 2012.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 3, 2012
Graffiti tagging raises concerns in Talent (Talent, OR): Graffiti is on the increase and much of it is gang-related, says the town's police chief. "Most of the stuff involves the gangs the Norteños and the Sureños," said Police Chief Mike Moran. "They like to mark their territory. It's kind of showing that 'Hey, the gangs are here.' "
Source: Mail Tribune Date: January 3, 2012
Documentary highlights local violence, group working to help (Chattanooga, TN): A local filmmaker has produced a documentary profiling the gang violence in the Scenic City and how one group trying to help. Jeff Neal's The Oak Project focuses on two women who were affected by the city's rash of gang violence last year, and how The Oak Project hopes to break the cycle of poverty and abuse in these communities.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: January 3, 2012
Eleven people arrested in north Tulare County gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): The Tulare County Sheriff's Department's North-End Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrested 11 people and seized drugs and firearms during a series of gang sweeps from Wednesday through Sunday morning.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 3, 2012
Six arrested on charges linked to teen's death (Raceland, LA): Six teenagers were arrested Tuesday on a variety of charges stemming from what Lafourche Parish authorities described as gang-related activity that led to the death of 15-year-old Jamonta Miles.
Source: FOX News Date: January 3, 2012
Mayor appoints anti-gang czars (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield has named to two men to lead an anti-gang outfit, based on a Chicago program.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: January 3, 2012
Deadly shooting was gang-related, police say (Oceanside, CA): Police said Tuesday that the fatal shooting of 20-year-old man in Oceanside's Mesa Margarita neighborhood on Monday afternoon appeared to be gang-related, marking the third slaying in the neighborhood in the past eight months.
Source: North County Times Date: January 3, 2012
Man shot several times in possible gang-related violence (Las Vegas, NV): A 37-year-old man is in critical condition tonight after being shot at least six times near West Lake Mead and North Martin Luther King boulevards.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: January 3, 2012
Gang activity led to fatal shooting, police say (Thibodaux, LA): A Facebook feud between a Thibodaux gang and a Raceland resident ignited a series of events that led to the death of an eighth-grade gang member, police said Tuesday.
Source: Daily Comet Date: January 3, 2012
Man shot by Gary police identified as gang member (Gary, IN): Investigators identified the man critically wounded by Gary police as a member of the Glen Park-based "Grimey Boys" gang.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: January 3, 2012
SE Houston drive-by likely gang-related (Houston, TX): A drive-by shooting that left a man dead in southeast Houston appears to be gang related, police said late Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 3, 2012
Testimony reveals Cicero murder as gang hit (Berwyn, IL): Recent court testimony in a major drug trafficking case has revealed a 2000 Cicero slaying to be a gang-related murder for hire.
Source: Berwyn Life Date: January 3, 2012
Modesto gang solution increases activity in Ceres (Ceres, CA): Police in Ceres have noticed an increase in gang activity that appears to be a result of Modesto's crackdown that featured injunctions.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: January 3, 2012
Santa Ana school police launch new safety effort (Santa Ana, CA): The Santa Ana Unified School District is launching a school safety measure with a COPS grant of nearly $500,000, awarded by the Department of Justice.
Source: HealthyCal Date: January 3, 2012
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