Gang-Related News Articles
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Students taught serious lesson on gangs in Washington Heights workshop (New York, NY): Instead of baggy clothes and bandanas, gang members now use more subtle signs and symbols - with gun-toting members sporting rosary beads or little kids' colorful bracelets and recruiting young teens through Facebook and Twitter.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 17, 2011
Six reputed Bradenton gangsters charged with racketeering (Bradenton, FL): Law enforcement continues to make inroads against local gangs, arresting six reputed members of the Brown Pride Locos on Wednesday. It was the latest RICO move by local law enforcement against gang activity in Bradenton and Manatee County. RICO is an anti-racketeering law.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: March 17, 2011
11 men arrested in Chicago drug sting (Chicago, IL): Eleven men have been charged with importing drugs by mail from California and selling them in Chicago. The Cook County State's Attorney's office says the men were arrested after an investigation that focused on the Four Corner Hustlers street gang.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago Date: March 17, 2011
Bloods gang member is charged with trying to plan killing of federal judge from Monmouth County jail (Freehold Township, NJ): Authorities say a member of the Bloods street gang plotted behind bars in the Monmouth County jail to arrange the slaying of a federal judge in New Jersey.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 17, 2011
Washington Heights kids recount horrors of living in gang-infested area (New York, NY) : It's a subject no child should have to take, but for seventh-grader Angel Suazo, skipping this class could be the difference between life and death.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 17, 2011
Police keep watch over services for slain gang member (Las Cruces, NM): What was described by police as the area's biggest gang funeral in years was saturated with law enforcement Wednesday morning after a rosary Tuesday night ended in a fight involving 100 people, according to the Las Cruces Police Department.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: March 17, 2011
Neighbors help catch suspect in gang attack (Watsonville, CA): Three gang-related attacks on the same street in less than 24 hours last weekend prompted Jasper Way residents to take back their neighborhood, Watsonville police reported.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: March 17, 2011
Boys & Girls Club targets kids at risk of joining gangs (Visalia, CA): The Boys & Girls Club of Tulare County recently began a new gang prevention initiative after receiving a $35,000 federal grant. The grant, through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will allow the Boys & Girls Club to help 50 students in Visalia, Ivanhoe and Farmersville who are at risk of joining or becoming involved in gangs.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: March 17, 2011
Two men shot in East Oakland (Oakland, CA): Two men were shot Wednesday night in East Oakland in what police are saying was a gang-related shooting.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 17, 2011
Gang members arrested following attack on two women (Wichita, KS) : Four documented gang members have been arrested following the beating and sexual assault of two women in a mobile home in southwest Wichita, police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: March 17, 2011
McFarland police say they nab Myfas gang member (McFarland, CA) : The McFarland Police Department said it arrested a known Myfas gang member Thursday morning. The MPD said that about 7:30 a.m. officers were sent to the 700 block of 5th Street regarding a carjacking suspect that was spotted in the area.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: March 17, 2011
Three arrested in connection with Oakland shooting that injured three (Oakland, CA): A man and two juveniles suspected of opening fire on an Oakland street Wednesday night -- in a shooting that injured two people -- were arrested and told police they belonged to a street gang, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: March 17, 2011
MS-13 pair convicted in Flushing gang slay (Brooklyn, NY): Two men were convicted Monday of murdering 21-year-old Flushing native Maurice Parker, who was mistaken for a gang member, on the streets in Flushing May 18, 2007.
Source: YourNabe.com Date: March 17, 2011
Newark's fourth shooting of year sends boy, 14, to hospital (Newark, CA): Newark police say a 14-year-old boy is expected to survive what may have been a gang-related shooting on Cherry Street Thursday. This is Newark’s fourth shooting of 2011.
Source: NewarkPatch Date: March 17, 2011
Parents learn how to identify gang activity (Manhattan, NY): Symbols are a staple of the fashions that our children wear. They appear innocently on baseball caps, basketball jerseys, even on beaded necklaces. But sometimes these symbols mean something more when they are worn on the streets of our community.
Source: Manhattan Times Date: March 17, 2011
South County police seek gang-prevention grant (Gilroy, CA): Efforts to halt gang activity in South Santa Clara County could soon have a face. Police in Gilroy and Morgan Hill are after $750,000 in federal grant funds that would allow the departments to share two new positions designed to spearhead efforts to remedy gang-related issues in both communities, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: March 17, 2011
Funding sought to kickstart gang prevention programs (Salisbury, MD): On March 11, the city submitted a federal grant to the Office of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Washington, D.C. A $750,000, 3-year grant will fund the City of Salisbury Gang Reduction Initiative.
Source: The Daily Times Date: March 17, 2011
Oakland gang injunction hearing near end of part one (Oakland, CA) : An Alameda County judge moved closer Tuesday to ending what he called phase one of a hearing on Oakland's request for a preliminary injunction that would restrict the movements of 40 alleged Norteños gang members in the Fruitvale neighborhood.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 16, 2011
30 Deep gang roams far, wide (Atlanta, GA): At first glance, the baby-faced defendant in the Fulton County courtroom looks like he should be somewhere else, like wandering the high school cafeteria. But Jonathan Redding, slight and sullen with gang tattoos marking his face, has become the picture of something gone terribly amiss.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 16, 2011
PM renews anti-gang funds (Ottawa, ON): Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday resuscitated a national fund to help keep kids out of gangs, just weeks before it was set to die out. The Youth Gang Prevention Fund will be renewed with $37.5 million over the next five years, Harper announced in British Columbia.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 16, 2011
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