Gang-Related News Articles
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Collierville father says gang members jumped his son at school (Collierville, TN): Collierville man claims that the four students who jumped his son at school was gang activity. "What people need to understand is this could very well be a death instead of just a hurt kid," said Glen Alexander.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: January 18, 2012
Task force: invests in youth (Jackson, TN): Members of the Jackson Gang Prevention Task Force are asking West Tennesseans to believe in the youth of Madison County as part of a teen employment initiative.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: January 18, 2012
Four illegal immigrants detained, one MS-13 gang member arrested (Hyannis, MA) : A MS-13 gang member and four illegal immigrants are in custody after Barnstable Police and two US government agencies investigated potential gang activity in the Fresh Holes neighborhood in Hyannis, police said.
Source: Barnstable-HyannisPatch Date: January 18, 2012
Springs meth gang allegedly led by Crack Head and Worm (Colorado Springs, CO): Men with the street names Crack Head and Worm led a gang of 25 associates who stole identities and cars as part of a meth-trafficking enterprise, the Colorado Springs Police Department said this afternoon.
Source: The Denver Post Date: January 18, 2012
Comment about gangs earns Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond praise, flak (Chattanooga, TN): Remarks by Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond at a civic club have sparked debate about how the gang problem should be dealt with and perception of youth caught up in gang activity.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 17, 2012
High school officials look at gang prevention (Minocqua, WI): A national gang and youth violence expert and members of the Lac du Flambeau Gang Reduction through Intervention, Prevention and Suppression (GRIPS) task force met with Lakeland Union High School (LUHS) officials during its negotiations committee meeting last Wednesday to discuss gang prevention and intervention strategies at the school.
Source: The Lakeland Times Date: January 17, 2012
Reducing area gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): Shortly after Albemarle County police announced they were investigating the possible infiltration of a new gang in the area, county and city police chiefs together addressed the need to curtail gangs by, among other approaches, limiting their recruitment appeal.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: January 17, 2012
Three shot in Toppenish on Saturday (Toppenish, WA): Three people suffered gunshot wounds early Saturday morning in a suspected gang-related shooting, according to a news release issued late Monday night by the Toppenish Police Department.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 17, 2012
Kids on the Block teaches lessons on gangs, violence, prejudice, bullying and school safety (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga's Kids on the Block addresses gangs, violence, bullying, prejudice and school safety in educational programs for elementary and middle school aged children. Using the non-threatening medium of puppetry, the educational programs present difficult information in an age appropriate manner and offer children the opportunity to ask questions about difficult topics through interaction with the puppets.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: January 17, 2012
Two men convicted in gang shooting that killed 10-year-old girl (Chicago, IL): Two men were convicted Tuesday in the gang-related shooting that claimed the life of 10-year-old Nequiel "Nee-Nee" Fowler as she stood on a South Side street with her blind younger sister.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 17, 2012
Boyd Patterson speaks to NAACP about gang problem solution (Chattanooga, TN): One of Chattanooga's new gang czars addressed the NAACP tonight, about a potential solution to the city's gang problem. Assistant District Attorney Boyd Patterson presented the comprehensive gang model.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 17, 2012
City council's role in gang problem (Chattanooga, TN): Looking for leaders in the anti-gang movement, we asked Chattanooga city council members about their role and what they can do to help.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 17, 2012
Visalia gang violence fell last year (Visalia, CA): Gang violence dropped by half in Visalia last year, police said today. Gang-related homicides fell by 25%, gang-related assaults with deadly weapons decreased 56% and drive-by shootings into homes went down 44%, the department said. The overall decrease in gang crime totaled 50%, according to department statistics.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 17, 2012
Parent involvement, coping skills reduce gang allure (Washington, DC): Researchers have found that moderate levels of parental monitoring combined with good coping skills can keep high-risk kids out of gangs.
Source: Psych Central Date: January 17, 2012
Youth violence plagues California, but encouraging signs emerging (Modesto, CA): Monterey County had the highest youth homicide rate in California in 2010, followed by Alameda County, according to an analysis by the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group focused on curbing firearm violence.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 16, 2012
Man dead after gang confrontation in Maple Falls (Maple Falls, WA): A 20-year-old Maple Falls man was stabbed to death in an apparent gang attack late Saturday, Jan. 14, Whatcom County sheriff's officials said.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: January 16, 2012
Man shot in leg outside party (Mira Mesa, CA): A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg Monday outside a party in Mira Mesa in what San Diego police said was a gang-related incident.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: January 16, 2012
Gang member arrested in assault on officer (Mesa, AZ): A gang member on supervised probation for several prior felonies has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Mesa police officer.
Source: KPHO 5 News Date: January 16, 2012
Are threats against gangs only idle threats? (Chattanooga, TN): Law enforcement in Chattanooga has been threatening to crack down on gangs for many years, but many say they have been idle threats.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 16, 2012
Southwest Florida gangs eschew street for Internet (Lee County, FL): Gangs are active in Southwest Florida, but many members have evolved beyond tattooed, gun- and knife-wielding thugs.
Source: The News-Press Date: January 16, 2012
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