Gang-Related News Articles
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Violent Youth Series: Laws fighting gang activity (Macon, GA): Georgia law defines a street gang as any organization, association, or group of 3 or more persons associated with criminal activity. "People are going to call themselves a gang when really they may not be a gang defined by the law. It crosses over when criminal behavior occurs." says Chief Deputy David Davis with the Bibb Co. Sheriff's Office.
Source: WGXA FOX24 News Date: November 14, 2011
Gangster? Murder suspect shows the signs (Athens, GA): Cody Lumpkin is a 7-4 soulja till da end. Or, in gangster-speak, he’ll be a Gangster Disciple until he dies. That's how the 21-year-old Athens man shows himself to the world on his Facebook page, replete with photos of him flashing gang signs, posing with guns, bragging about money and disrespecting women.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: November 13, 2011
Youth violence is focus of Healthy Cleveland Initiative forum (Cleveland, OH): After taking on tobacco use and fatty foods as threats to the city's well-being, the Healthy Cleveland Initiative now sets its sights on addressing the problem of youth violence.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: November 13, 2011
Bars halt ID policy deemed 'discriminatory' (Madison, WI): The downtown bars that implemented a controversial and allegedly discriminatory admission policy have stopped their enforcement after an overwhelmingly negative response from city officials and the community.
Source: The Badger Herald Date: November 13, 2011
Gang-related shooting incidents under investigation in Grant County (Mattawa, WA): Grant County Sheriff's Deputies today are investigating a series of Saturday night gang-involved shooting incidents near Mattawa which left one person injured.
Source: KHQA 7 News Date: November 13, 2011
MS-13 gang is branching into underage prostitution, authorities say (Fairfax,VA): The 12-year-old runaway was desperate — she was out of money and had no place to stay. So she turned to the one man her friends said could help: a top MS-13 gang member.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 13, 2011
Man, two teens wounded in possible mistaken-identity gang shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man, his teenage son and the son's girlfriend were wounded Saturday night in Mar Vista in what may have been a mistaken-identity gang shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 13, 2011
Gang of teenage girls continues to terrorize Uniontown (Uniontown, PA): State police said they are investigating whether a reported robbery on Thursday night might be related to a string of crimes committed by a local girls' gang that has walked the streets of Uniontown since 2008.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: November 12, 2011
South SF police unit tackles growing gang problems (South San Francisco, CA): The growing gang problem in the Bay Area is hitting some of the smallest communities the hardest. One of those is South San Francisco and now the city is fighting back with a special gang unit.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: November 12, 2011
Gang members gather to try and stop violence (Kansas City, MO): group of current and former gang members met at Bruce R. Watkins Center to come up with solutions to stop the shooting in Kansas City. "Our primary goal is through conflict mediation to stop homicides. We are a crime prevention group," said Jason Broom.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: November 12, 2011
Falls police hit homes frequented by gang members after rash of armed robberies (Niagara Falls, NY): Falls police have raided a pair of "gang hang-outs" in response to a recent rash of armed robberies in the area of Pine Avenue and Seventh Street.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: November 12, 2011
Man arrested on weapons possession, gang charges (Watsonville, CA): An 18-year-old gang member was arrested Friday on charges of weapons possession, possessing stolen property and violating probation, among others, according to Watsonville police.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: November 12, 2011
Two sought in connection with teen's stabbing (Vista, CA): Sheriff's investigators in Vista on Saturday are searching for two people in connection with the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy, which may have been gang-related.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: November 12, 2011
NMSP drops gang unit (Las Cruces, NM): A manpower shortage has forced the New Mexico State Police to disband its anti-gang unit, Capt. Rich Libicer said Tuesday.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: November 11, 2011
Police sting arrests eight members of the "Raised on Cleveland" gang (Atlanta, GA): Youth crime has been a concern for southwest Atlanta, according to a recent article in Cascade Patch and Atlanta police say much needed support is being provided in the community.
Source: CascadePatch Date: November 11, 2011
Eleven gang members and associates indicted federally (Boise, ID) : Six members of a "Norteño," or Northside, street gang active in the Treasure Valley and four known associates were indicted this week by a federal grand jury, announced United States Attorney Wendy J Olson. A fifth associate was indicted last month.
Source: 7thSpace Interactive Date: November 11, 2011
Drawn to gangs (Medford, OR): Ryan Marrs deciphered the graffiti on a west Medford fence Thursday, making sense of black, spray-painted letters that look like gibberish to most people. The number 13 — related to the Sureños gang — is crossed out, a sign of disrespect, likely by a member of the rival Norteños gang. The letters SUR also are scrawled, short for Sureños.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: November 11, 2011
10 jailed in Yuba City in gang-related burglaries (Yuba City, CA): Ten people were jailed this week following a six-month investigation into a series of gang-related burglaries and assaults, the Yuba City Police Department reported Thursday.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: November 11, 2011
Gang busters sweep up Bergen drug sellers, buyers (Bergen County, NJ) : A series of quick and decisives sweeps netted 20 arrests -- several of alleged gang members, including a few ex-cons -- following a series of undercover drug buys throughout Bergen County, Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.
Source: Cliffview Pilot Date: November 11, 2011
State task force takes on gangs (Raleigh, NC): Intervention programs and the need for a standardized program within the state's public school system were the topics of discussion as a task force created by Gov. Bev Perdue to battle criminal gangs met for the first time Thursday.
Source: The News & Observer Date: November 11, 2011
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