Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangs in East Orlando (Orlando, FL): East Orlando has the highest concentration of gang activity in Orange County, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit.
Source: East Orlando Sun Date: April 7, 2011
Arrests prevent gang fight on east side, police say (Madison, WI): A potential gang fight Wednesday afternoon on Madison's east side was thwarted when officers arrested two teens for weapons violations and for being in a neighborhood neither lives in.
Source: The Capital Times Date: April 7, 2011
Gang sweep nets Pasadena homicide suspect (Pasadena, CA): An early morning gang sweep Thursday in Pasadena and Altadena netted eight arrests including a homicide suspect, officials said. Several are members or affiliates of the Altadena Block Crips gang, which operates in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: April 7, 2011
Signs your child may be getting recruited by a gang member (Sandy, UT): Metro Gang Task members are warning parents about how gangs go about recruiting kids. Many members make up one gang with a sole focus.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News Date: April 7, 2011
Grandmother helping Chicago kids 'off the block' (Chicago, IL): In Roseland, one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, many residents stay off the streets to protect themselves from rampant gang violence. But one grandmother opened her door and invited gang members to come inside.
Source: CNN Date: April 7, 2011
Possible gang-related fight in Storm Lake (Storm Lake, IA): Approximately 9:12 p.m. Saturday, the Storm Lake Police were dispatched to a fight in progress involving a large group of people in the street in front of 1216 Spooner St.
Source: Cherokee Chronicle Times Date: April 6, 2011
Judge upholds Ogden gang injunction (Ogden, UT): The first gang injunction in Utah history is destined for trial after a state judge said the ban is constitutional. Second District Judge Ernie Jones said the injunction does not violate rights to associate or bear arms and is "not overly broad."
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: April 6, 2011
Authorities: James Island shootout likely "gang related" (James Island, SC): Investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office say last Wednesday's shootout that spilled out onto Folly Road was likely gang related.
Source: WCIV 4 News Date: April 6, 2011
Anti-gang campaign portrayed as success (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist held a news conference Tuesday to declare victory – at least by the measure of convictions and reduced gang violence in Tacoma.
Source: The News Tribune Date: April 6, 2011
U.S. budget conflict stalls Salinas anti-gang center (Salinas, CA): An anti-gang project for which Monterey County and Salinas law enforcement officials have high hopes continued to languish, caught up in Congress' ongoing tug of war over the federal budget.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 6, 2011
Alleged Latin King chief found guilty (Chicago, IL): His power and sway over the Latin Kings, one of the country's largest street gangs, stretched from 26th Street to the East Coast and Texas, prosecutors say.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 6, 2011
Alliance aims to address gang activity in Knoxville area (Knoxville, TN): Local law enforcement and juvenile court authorities have joined forces to create a program that would allow the agencies to address gang activity in the area by better sharing information with each other.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: April 6, 2011
Indian law and order panel has first meeting in NM (Albuquerque, NM): A national panel of judicial and law enforcement experts convened Wednesday in New Mexico to begin its part in a massive federal and tribal effort aimed at revamping the justice system across Indian Country.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 6, 2011
Pasco Police using gang suppression tactics (Pasco, WA): As schools across the Tri-Cities are enjoying Spring Break, Pasco Police are gearing up for warmer weather and increased gang activity. With an estimated 775 "documented" and "suspected" gang members, police have a two-fold approach to controlling them.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: April 6, 2011
Metro Gang Unit working to take gang members off Salt Lake streets (Salt Lake City, UT): As Unified Police detective Nate Clark checks under the seats and in the side door pockets of a vehicle he has just pulled over, he comes across a plastic bag containing a small amount of a white, crystal-like substance.
Source: KSL News Date: April 6, 2011
Man injured in gang-related shooting (San Diego, CA): A 19-year-old man was injured Wednesday in a gang-related shooting in the Stockton neighborhood, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: April 6, 2011
Trenton man is wounded in third gang-related shooting in 24 hours, police say (Trenton, NJ): A 19-year-old Trenton man is the latest victim in a string of shootings in the city’s West Ward that are likely attributed to gangs, police said today.
Source: The Times Date: April 6, 2011
Gang culture hinders homicide investigation (Sacramento, CA): Almost six months have passed since Victor Hugo Perez Zavala was shot and killed at the September Second Saturday Art Walk, and no arrests have been made.
Source: Sacramento Press Date: April 6, 2011
Vancouver police say they've helped curtail gang activity (Vancouver, BC) : Vancouver police say they have sharply curtailed gang activity since 2007, with fewer gang-related killings and shots fired incidents in the past four years, according to a presentation to City Hall.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 6, 2011
Gangs choosing new team to show pride (San Francisco, CA) : Francisco Leyva spent his Wednesday morning playing ball with his toddler. Leyva knew he would get glares in San Francisco Giants country, because he and his son Christian were sporting their Dodger hats and t-shirts
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: April 6, 2011
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