Gang-Related News Articles
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Vancouver's anti-gang unit, which relies on federal grant money, seeks new sources of funding in its ongoing, shifting battle (Vancouver, WA): Vancouver Police Sergeant Tim Huberty knows his gang graffiti. Driving down Fourth Plain Boulevard in an unmarked cop car with tinted windows, Huberty points out graffiti on abandoned buildings, gas stations and parks frequented by Vancouver's two main rival gangs, the Surenos and Nortenos.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 2, 2011
Texas Syndicate's Valley head gets 20 years; Five fellow gang members also sentenced (McAllen, TX): Six members of the Texas Syndicate prison gang — including its Rio Grande Valley leader — were sentenced to serve time in federal prison for several charges including racketeering, kidnapping and drug charges.
Source: The Monitor Date: September 1, 2011
Three arrested in connection with Half Moon Bay shooting (Half Moon Bay, CA): The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office arrested three people Thursday morning in connection with a gang-related shooting last month in Half Moon Bay.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: September 1, 2011
Gang tensions evident during Macon trial (Macon, GA): Shamarques Trevon Watkins testified Wednesday that he and another young man, charged with the 2010 slaying of a 17-year-old Macon youth, were gang members at the time of the fatal shooting.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 1, 2011
SFPD steps up patrols after gang-related shootings (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police are stepping up patrols in the city's Mission District and surrounding neighborhoods in response to two fatal gang-related shootings earlier this week, police Chief Greg Suhr said today.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: September 1, 2011
Concord gang members killed innocent man over the color of his belt, prosecutors say (Martinez, CA): Two Concord teenagers killed a 27-year-old man during a robbery at a Concord park Sunday night because his blue belt led them to mistakenly believe he was in a rival gang, prosecutors say.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 1, 2011
Sheriff vows to fight gangs with local help (Half Moon Bay, CA): A standing-room-only crowd gathered in Half Moon Bay's Ted Adcock Community / Senior Center Tuesday night to hear that, while there is no clear way to defeat criminal gangs, there are many tools to use to lessen their impact.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: September 1, 2011
Conference on gang activity is under way (Charleston, WV): U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, the leader of an aggressive assault on the rampant prescription drug abuse in southern counties, turned his attention toward gang activity Tuesday and keynoted an opening session in Charleston of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Training Conference.
Source: The Register-Herald Date: August 31, 2011
Schools, police join to fight gangs (Salisbury, MD): A new state requirement has Maryland school systems readying policies on student gang activity. Calling for monthly meetings between school administration and law enforcement, the policy for Wicomico County is expected to go into effect this fall if approved at September's board meeting.
Source: The Daily Times Date: August 31, 2011
Officials say two gang members will be charged in officer's shooting (Indianapolis, IN): When Indianapolis police began cracking down on street gangs about a year ago, they said they were dealing with an audacious new breed of criminal prone to wild gunslinging.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: August 31, 2011
Shooter opens fire, hitting one of two sisters inside SUV (Chicago, IL): A woman driving a sport-utility vehicle was shot in the cheek during a gang-related shooting late Tuesday in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood. Her sister, who was a passenger in the SUV, was unhurt.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 31, 2011
'Multi-pronged, balanced' approach to combating gang activity (Half Moon Bay, CA): In addition to information about the current investigation regarding the Aug. 14 gang-related shooting in Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks and key members of the county's Gang Task Force and School Resource Policing unit spoke to local residents at the town hall meeting Tuesday night about their strategy to combat gang activity and gang violence throughout the city and county.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch Date: August 31, 2011
Sheriff's office selects G-Star student's anti-gang slogan to grace county Palm Tran buses (Palm Beach, FL): Three Palm Beach County middle school students were honored this morning at the sheriff's office for their efforts in reaching out to the community to let other teenagers know that being in a gang just "ain't tight."
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: August 31, 2011
Drug bust reveals ties between L.A. street gangs and Tri-State (Hamilton, OH): Five people have been arrested following a drug bust that was spread to three different locations in the Tri-State. Four of the men arrested are from the Los Angeles area; one is from Hamilton.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News Date: August 31, 2011
Gang graffiti investigation leads to arrests (Paulding County, GA): The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office arrested three individuals Friday and charged them with Violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act in an ongoing "gang graffiti" investigation that covered the North Paulding area.
Source: Dallas-HiramPatch Date: August 31, 2011
Suspected Peace Region gang busted through RCMP general investigation section (Peace River, AB): After three years of investigation, local RCMP has dismembered a suspected aboriginal street gang known to be operating throughout the Peace Region.
Source: The Record-Gazette Date: August 31, 2011
Man wounded in apparent gang-related shooting in Chesterfield Square area (Los Angeles, CA): A man was wounded today in an apparent gang-related shooting in the Chesterfield Square area of south Los Angeles, police said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 31, 2011
Shootings renew gang fears in the Mission (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police officers are saturating a section of the Mission District after a known gang member was shot and killed late Tuesday, the second gang-related homicide in less than 24 hours, police said.
Source: The Bay Citizen Date: August 31, 2011
Brooklyn shooting could be gang-related, police say (Jacksonville, FL): Gangs could be involved in the shooting Sunday night in Brooklyn that left 10 injured and an unborn child dead, one police chief said today.
Source: First Coast News Date: August 31, 2011
The Winston-Salem Police Department's Gang Unit recognized statewide (Winston-Salem, NC): The Winston-Salem Police Department's Gang Unit is considered the best around. They were recently named "Gang Unit of the Year" by the North Carolina Gang Investigators Association.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: August 31, 2011
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