Gang-Related News Articles
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Nearly 200 North Side residents gather to talk about combating gang violence (Madison, WI): A former gang member stood up at a community meeting assembled on the North Side in the wake of recent violence and told the crowd he never feared police officers with their uniforms, badges and squad cars.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: November 3, 2011
Greenville activists fight gang violence (Greenville, SC): Community activists hit gang activity and bullying head-on Thursday night. Greenville County Intervention Specialist Dexter Reaves and Think Twice Founder Traci Fant held a gang summit with parents and students hoping to keep kids on the right track.
Source: WHNS FOX Carolina Date: November 3, 2011
Organized gangs, crime and homicide (St. Louis, MO): On November 2, 2011, Attorney General Greg Abbot released a statement that Mexico's drug gangs and violence has become a major crime issue in Texas. In the state of Missouri, numerous gang related homicides, shooting incidents and arrests have been reported from St. Louis to Kansas City by authorities.
Source: St. Louis Law Enforcement Examiner Date: November 3, 2011
14 alleged Bloods gang members accused of operating major Camden drug ring (Camden, NJ): The state Division of Criminal Justice Thursday obtained a grand jury indictment charging the alleged head and 13 members of what is described as a major narcotics network in South Camden with first-degree racketeering.
Source: New Jersey Newsroom Date: November 3, 2011
Gang members talk about life on streets, redemption (New Orleans, LA): Two former gang members are reaching out to stop teens from making the same mistakes they say they made.
Source: WDSU News Date: November 3, 2011
Possible gang-related shooting breaks the peace of northwest-side park (San Antonio, TX): Police were kept busy Thursday afternoon with a shooting in broad daylight at a peaceful park on the city's northwest side.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: November 3, 2011
Judge convicts two New Jersey men in 2007 gang-related triple murder in eastern Pennsylvania (Easton, PA): Two New Jersey men have been found guilty of murder in what authorities describe as a gang-related triple killing in eastern Pennsylvania.
Source: The Republic Date: November 3, 2011
Schools, police combat gangs: Training planned for principals, teachers to deal with gang activity (Jackson, TN): Jennie Abbott sat in a line of cars outside North Side High School and couldn't help but notice the increased presence of law enforcement during Thursday's dismissal.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: November 3, 2011
Second boy arrested in Paradise Park shooting expected to be tried as adult too (Reno, NV): Two juveniles have been arrested for what police said was a gang-related shooting at Paradise Park last week.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: November 3, 2011
Funding found to add deputies to Monterey County drug-gang task force (Monterey County, CA): The Sheriff's Office will be able to put seven new deputies on the street for three years if the Monterey County Board of Supervisors approves costs connected to a $2.4 million federal grant.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: November 3, 2011
Fresno County fourth nationwide in gang presence (Frenso County, CA): The assessment shows gangs are expanding, and not just in numbers. The report by the National Gang Intelligence Center shows gangs are evolving, and pose an increasing threat to communities across the nation.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: November 3, 2011
Committee set up to combat gangs moves forward (Chattanooga, TN): A steering committee set up to combat gangs in Chattanooga took steps Tuesday to discuss the Chattanooga area's growing issue. Although the committee has met a handful of times since early March, officials are still in the early stages of implementing a federal plan issued by the Department of Juvenile Justice to combat gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 2, 2011
Appeals court upholds North Oakland gang injunction (Oakland, CA): Oakland's hotly debated gang injunctions have passed their first legal test. A state appeals court ruled Monday that a judge's June 2010 order limiting the movements and contacts of 15 alleged gang members in a 100-square-block area of North Oakland, and subjecting them to a 10 p.m. curfew, did not punish them for innocent conduct or violate their rights of speech or association.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 2, 2011
City keeping youth from gangs 'piece by piece' (Chattanooga, TN): Twelve-year-old Darrion Robinson hung around the South Chattanooga Recreation Center, dodging in between the basketball gym and the recording studio. The Lookout Valley Middle School student said he doesn't see many gang members around his school, but he knows to stay away from them.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 2, 2011
Six cities work to prevent youth violence (Washington, DC): Teams of youth violence experts from Boston; Chicago; Detroit; Memphis, Tenn.; Salinas, Calif.; and San Jose, Calif., have concluded a two-day meeting of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. The group, comprised of law enforcement officers, policy and public-health experts, educators, researchers, city officials, social services providers, community and faith leaders, and concerned parents, met this week to share experiences and to continue working to address and to prevent youth and gang violence.
Source: infoZine Date: November 2, 2011
Family upset after police link slain man to gangs (Winnipeg, MB): Family of a man slain in a North End shooting said they're baffled why police would say the incident linked him to gangs.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: November 2, 2011
Neighborhood rattled by outburst of violence (Medford, OR): A quiet residential street awoke to gunshots late Halloween night, frightening neighbors already on edge about an increase in gang activity recently.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: November 2, 2011
Flagler gang murder case set for jury (Bunnell, FL): A jury is expected to begin deliberating the fate of a man accused of leading the Flagler Bloods gang today after prosecutors presented testimony he was responsible for a deadly home invasion in Palm Coast and other crimes.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: November 2, 2011
Police believe Paso Robles stabbing was gang-related (Paso Robles, CA): Police say they are looking for a Paso Robles man in connection to what appears to be a gang-related stabbing Tuesday night.
Source: KSBY News Date: November 2, 2011
22 charged in indictment of prison gang Dead Man Inc. (Baltimore, MD): Nearly two dozens alleged members of a homegrown prison gang that has spread throughout the country have been indicted on federal racketeering charges that include accusations that they conspired to kill four people, officials announced Wednesday.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: November 2, 2011
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