Gang-Related News Articles
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Rep. Jerry McNerney introduces gang database bill (Tracy, CA): Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, reintroduced legislation on Thursday to create a national gang activity database to allow law enforcement officials nationwide to track and share information about gang members and their activities.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: March 7, 2011
Program targets young gang members (Las Vegas, NV): A possible gang-related shooting is raising awareness about the increasingly young age of gang members. Sunday, police say a 14-year-old gang member pulled out a gun and shot a man in the leg. If you think age 14 is young, you would be shocked to know when some gang members get their start. Metro's Gang Unit says
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: March 7, 2011
Police say gang violence is down from last year (Chattanooga, TN): What will it take to end the street violence? That's what residents of east Chattanooga are asking. Fed up with gangs, shootings and violence, they watched on Friday as yet another young man died in a drive-by.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: March 7, 2011
Two Freehold members of Bloods gang arrested (Freehold, NJ): Police arrested a pair of Freehold men reported to be Bloods street gang members after a handgun was brandished during an argument in the parking lot of an apartment complex, police said.
Source: InJersey Date: March 7, 2011
Iraq vet turned Latin Kings leader pleads guilty (Philadelphia, PA): An Iraq war veteran who became the second in command of Bethlehem's Latin Kings gang pleaded guilty to plotting revenge on gang associates who "snitched" to police.
Source: The Morning Call Date: March 7, 2011
South Monterey County gang sweep nets 13 arrests (Monterey County, CA): As promised, law enforcement agencies conducted another gang sweep in south Monterey County, resulting in 13 arrests. The sweep took place on Friday. Most of the arrests were for parole and probation violations, authorities said Sunday.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: March 7, 2011
Salinas seeks new strategy against graffiti (Salinas, CA): The city of Salinas could soon enforce a rule that puts the financial burden for removing graffiti on private property on the property owners.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: March 7, 2011
Shotgun blast victim in hospital (Chattanooga, TN): Shameka Hudgins lives in College Hill Courts and says she's weary of the violence in her neighborhood. "It just seems like there's a couple shootings every year," she said Sunday. The last one was too close to home, Hudgins said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 7, 2011
Parents of traumatized teens blame gang activity (Westerly, RI): Billy Jo Bariteau and Deb Campbell have something in common they wish they didn't. Both Westerly women are the mothers of teenagers who are afraid to stray far from their homes after encountering a group of their peers they find dangerous, violent and intimidating.
Source: The Date: March 6, 2011
Taunton crime watch meetings to address city graffiti (Taunton, MA): A citywide neighborhood safety initiative is responding to questions about graffiti, including its source — if it could be gang-related.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette Date: March 6, 2011
Ogden gang unit receives honor (Ogden, UT): When it comes to cleaning up gang activity in a city, traditional police enforcement is often not enough. Ogden Police Lt. Scott Conley, who heads the city's gang unit, said this is where other programs come in to help prevent and educate about gang activity.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: March 6, 2011
Gang suspects often slip through fingers of prosecutors (Palm Beach, FL): A local reputed gang member who for the second time had charges against him dropped highlights how hard it is to get gangs off the street, according to frustrated prosecutors and law enforcement officials.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: March 6, 2011
High school students go gangbusters on public-service videos (Vancouver, BC) : When Killarney secondary teacher Jonathan Friedrichs got his film classes interested in the Teens Against Gangs video contest, he helped them do some real-world research.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: March 5, 2011
Gang shooting leaves man shot in head (Chattanooga, TN): Two were charged in the Friday afternoon shooting of a 25-year-old man whose head wound left him in critical condition Friday night, according to the Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 5, 2011
Long sentences handed down to MS-13 gang members (Charlotte, NC) : Seven gang members received lengthy prison sentences this week on charges ranging from racketeering to murder. Members and leaders of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were sentenced Thursday and Friday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: March 5, 2011
Police agencies may copy Ogden's gang restraining orders (Ogden, UT): The Ogden Metro Gang Unit's controversial plan to serve restraining orders on members of a street gang could soon by copied by other law enforcement agencies across Utah.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: March 5, 2011
Lakewood seeks grant to fight gangs (Lakewood, NJ): The best way to fight street gangs is to reach young children in school and after school, in their homes and at places where families worship and seek health care, according to federal studies on gang prevention, the Township Committee was told Thursday night.
Source: Daily Record Date: March 4, 2011
29 gang members from Manchester indicted for drug and gun crimes (Pittsburgh, PA): One of Pittsburgh's most enduring street gangs saw many of its members indicted and arrested Thursday, in the second major North Side takedown in a little more than a year.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: March 4, 2011
Metro Nashville police use GPS to track gang members (Nashville, TN): Metro police have begun using GPS units typically reserved for the state's most dangerous sex offenders to track gang members.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 4, 2011
Middle school student charged with extortion (Annandale, VA): Fairfax County police have charged a 13-year-old boy with extortion after he allegedly made threats to kill a member of another teenager's family, and then offered the protection of an illegal street gang for money.
Source: The Fairfax County Times Date: March 4, 2011
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