Gang-Related News Articles
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Hunger strikes at California prison renew debate over confining prison gangs (Crescent City, CA): The sun rarely shines on the kingpins of California's prison gangs. To stop them from orchestrating mayhem on prison yards and neighborhoods across the state, prison officials condemned hundreds of reputed gang members to years of isolation in windowless cells.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 18, 2011
Two men work to overcome gang past (Oklahoma City, OK): Some kids join gangs to make money, while others are drawn by the sense of family or pride. But whatever the attraction, gang life is not worth it. That's the message former gang members Gary Andrews and Francisco Garcia deliver to children at church classes and community workshops.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: September 18, 2011
Watsonville mom cheered on daughter in gang fight, police say (Watsonville, CA): A 41-year-old Watsonville woman was arrested recently after Pajaro Valley High School officials and police saw her on video cheering and yelling a gang slogan during a fistfight between her daughter and another student, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: September 18, 2011
Despite police layoffs, Newark sees fewer homicides this summer (Newark, NJ): Despite a weeks-long gang war and scores of police layoffs, there were fewer homicides in Newark this summer than last, a decline that follows the deadliest summer in two decades, police records show.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: September 18, 2011
Family First Church takes lead in city's anti-gang initative (Corpus Christi, TX): Mike admits it. "I'm a follower," he said. He smirks. His teachers, coaches and a few relatives have pleaded with him to change his ways. "It's not that no one has tried," he said. Mike (not his real name) doesn't seem to care.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: September 17, 2011
Budget cuts hit San Jose youth anti-gang programs (San Jose, CA): As San Jose police continue their ramped-up efforts to suppress gang violence, city and school leaders are dealing with severe budget cuts to services aimed at preventing kids from turning to gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 17, 2011
Sweep cracks down on area gangs (Kings County, CA): Law enforcement from across Kings County descended on more than 50 homes early Friday in a multi-agency sweep targeting known gang members. The overall effort netted 17 arrests countywide and resulted in a substantial seizure of guns, narcotics and gang paraphernalia, authorities said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: September 17, 2011
Gang-related shooting in Whalley (Surrey, BC): Police in Surrey are looking for suspects, following a shooting in Whalley at around 9:30 Friday evening. RCMP Corporal Holly Marks says a man was critically injured. "This individual is in his late 20s or early 30s. He is known to police and he has known gang affiliations," she explains.
Source: News1130 Date: September 17, 2011
Midyear crime stats: Homicides increase in county (San Diego, CA): The county had 51 murders in the first half of 2011, up from 31 over the same stretch last year, an increase largely attributed to gang activity and 2010’s historic lows, according to a report released Friday by the San Diego Association of Governments.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 16, 2011
Kent Police arrest four gang members in connection with car-show shooting (Kent, WA) : Kent Police arrested four gang members and issued warrants for two other men in connection with the July 23 shooting at a West Hill car show that injured 12 people.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: September 16, 2011
Drug-dealing Miami-Dade gang busted (Miami, FL): Authorities said Friday that 11 members of a dangerous drug-dealing gang believed to be responsible for several robberies and shootings in Miami-Dade have been arrested. The criminal street gang "YB" was busted up in "Operation Sugar Hill," a 13-month investigation by the Miami-Dade Police Department's Street Gang Section and agents from the Department of Homeland Security.
Source: NBC Miami Date: September 16, 2011
Thomasville officials to consider funding for gang prevention program (Thomasville, NC): The Gang Resistance Education and Training Program, a nationally known program that would take a proactive approach in curbing gang activity among students who attend Thomasville City Schools, will be under consideration by the Thomasville City Council on Monday night.
Source: The-Dispatch Date: September 16, 2011
Gang member convicted in slaying of DePaul student (Chicago, IL): A Cook County jury today convicted a reputed gang member of fatally shooting a DePaul University honors student and wounding a second individual at a Halloween party in 2009 on Chicago’s West Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 16, 2011
Justice Dept. announces $118.4 million to tribes (Ignacio, CO): Some 150 American Indian tribes are getting $118.4 million in federal grants to improve justice and safety on reservations. Federal officials have also said there is a proliferation of gang activity on reservations, and yet law enforcement recruitment and retention efforts across Indian Country lag far behind the rest of the nation.
Source: Laramie Boomerang Date: September 15, 2011
$100,000 allocated to combat gang violence (Temple Hills, MD): Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and the United Way of the National Capital Area on Tuesday announced $100,000 in funding for a one-year pilot program designed to combat gang violence at two Prince George's County schools.
Source: The Star Democrat Date: September 15, 2011
Daytona Beach gang member gets 65-year sentence (Daytona Beach, FL): The U.S. Attorney's Office says a member of the loosely organized Daytona Beach street gang 819 Boyz is heading to federal prison.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: September 15, 2011
FBI: Gangs move south to Boardman (Boardman, OH): An FBI supervisory special agent says he wants to bring the crime-fighting techniques used in Youngstown across the border to Boardman.
Source: The Vindicator Date: September 15, 2011
Gang-related graffiti covered walls, trees at Tokay High School (Lodi, CA): Vulgarities and gang terms scrawled on trees, walls and buildings greeted students and faculty at Tokay High School as school began earlier this week.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: September 15, 2011
School board could ink new tattoo policy (Wichita Falls, TX): Some students may prevail in a suggested new school board policy, hailed by high school administrators, that would allow students to show their tattoos at school.
Source: Times Record News Date: September 15, 2011
Gangs said to be terrorizing Miami-Dade (Miami, FL): Miami-Dade County has 230 documented gangs with 1,700 members, and that number could be as high as 5,000, the county’s top cop told a meeting called by a Miami-Dade Commissioner.
Source: South Florida Times Date: September 15, 2011
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