Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang symposium starts in Altoona (Altoona, PA): It's something you might not expect in the Alleghenies but officials in Blair County are working to crack down on activity linked to gangs.
Source: WJAC 6 News Date: August 17, 2011
Official: Gang members joining at younger age (Youngstown, OH): The 16-year-old that escaped from the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center Monday night is thought to be part of a Youngstown gang called the Savages. The incident demonstrates what one local woman said is a disturbing trend: Gang members are getting younger and younger in the Mahoning Valley.
Source: WYTV 33 News Date: August 17, 2011
Community leaders decry call for gang injunctions (Oakland, CA): Some Oakland community members are denouncing calls from city leaders for a gang injunction and curfews following the drive-by shooting death of a three-year-old boy.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: August 17, 2011
Police operation confirms eight gang members (Gallatin, TN): A special operation conducted by police last week added several new names to a list of known gang members in the city. Gallatin Police Department Sgt. Chris Shockley, who supervised the operation, said he considered it "very successful."
Source: The Tennessean Date: August 17, 2011
B.C. gangs 2011: list of main gangs operating in B.C. (Vancouver, BC): B.C. has been rocked by gang violence recently. Here is some background on some of the largest gangs operating in B.C.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: August 17, 2011
Suffolk Seeks 'Safety Zone' Barring Gang Members (Wyandanch, NY): Fed up with unrelenting violence by two factions of the Bloods gang, Suffolk County officials have embraced a novel legal strategy that, if approved by a judge, would bar specific gang members from a two-square-mile "safety zone."
Source: The New York Times Date: August 16, 2011
Federal representatives in battle against gangs to visit Salinas on anti-gang strategies (Salinas, CA): A host of federal officials will be in Salinas this week to take a firsthand look at how the city is managing its anti-gang strategies.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: August 16, 2011
Big SF gang trial about to go to the jury (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco's biggest gang trial in years is heading to a federal court jury today after attorneys offered a final round of competing narratives of organized mayhem on the city's streets and unreliable accusations by government-paid informants.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 16, 2011
Gang member arrested for fatal Saturday shooting (Memphis, TN): Memphis police on Monday charged a member of a gang called Playboy Surenos 13 with the fatal shooting during the weekend of a member of a rival gang, according to court documents.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: August 16, 2011
NY officials seek court help to curb gang activity (Hauppauge, NY): An anti-gang strategy already being used in California, Texas, Utah, Florida and elsewhere could soon be coming to eastern Long Island, where officials have filed court papers seeking an injunction to prevent street gang members from congregating in public.
Source: Associated Press Date: August 16, 2011
Judge throws book at Fresno gang members (Fresno, CA): Three Fresno gang members received lengthy prison sentences this morning in connection with a tri-county crime spree that ended in a hail of gunfire north of Cambria in November.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 16, 2011
Police chief: gang crimes up, overall crime down in 2011 (Patterson, CA): Despite an early year flare-up in gang violence, crime is down throughout the city, Patterson Police Chief Tori Hughes told the Patterson City Council Tuesday, Aug. 16. "We’ve seen a significant decrease in overall crime," Hughes said, noting a 37 percent drop in crime from 2010 to 2011.
Source: Patterson Irrigator Date: August 16, 2011
Two Portsmouth men plead guilty to gang activities (Norfolk, VA): Two Portsmouth men have pleaded guilty to crimes associated with their activities with the Bounty Hunter Bloods / Nine Tech Gangsters.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: August 16, 2011
Authorities say Half Moon Bay shooting was gang-related (Half Moon Bay, CA): Two men were recovering Tuesday at Stanford University Hospital after they were shot during a possible gang dispute in Half Moon Bay.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: August 16, 2011
Santa Clara County board president aims to divert more youth offenders from the juvenile hall (San Jose, CA): Santa Clara County's board president is continuing his push to keep young offenders out of the juvenile hall, this time with a proposal for an emergency intervention whenever children ages 11 to 15 face lock-up in San Jose.
Source: Palo Alto Daily News Date: August 16, 2011
South Shore probation officers keep gangs in check (Quincy, MA): Mike Walsh and Al Hall knocked on the front door of a North Randolph home. The Quincy District Court probation officers make home visits every week, but this one was more serious.
Source: The Patriot Ledger Date: August 15, 2011
C. American law enforcement officials exchange anti-gang experiences in LA (Los Angeles, CA): About 30 law enforcement officers from Central American countries have gathered in Los Angeles to exchange experiences of combating international gang crimes.
Source: Xinhua News Date: August 15, 2011
Ten men involved in shooting, stabbing (Oroville, CA): Ten Oroville men were involved in an altercation late Friday night that Oroville Police believe to be gang-related.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register Date: August 15, 2011
Durham looks to teens to battle gang violence (Durham, NC): City leaders inducted 35 teenagers into the Durham Youth Commission Monday evening, as part of an ongoing effort to battle gang-related and teen-on-teen violence.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: August 15, 2011
Man seriously injured in gang-related shooting in Nampa early Sunday (Nampa, ID) : A 21-year-old Nampa man was shot multiple times in the torso in a gang-related incident early Sunday.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: August 14, 2011
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