Gang-Related News Articles
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Feds highlight efforts to curb reservation crime (Flagstaff, AZ): A year after a federal law gave American Indian tribes more authority to combat crime on reservations, few have taken the steps to enact one of its main provisions — a measure allowing tribes to triple the amount of time tribal members can spend in jail.
Source: The Associated Press Date: July 26, 2011
Yakima gang culture behind bars (Yakima, WA): The gang culture in Yakima has become pretty deep-seated. KIMA discovered, so too is the gang culture in our local jails. Action News found keeping that culture from infecting the rest of the jail with gang recruitment and violence takes a unique plan and a high degree of separation.
Source: KIMA News Date: July 26, 2011
Is Greenville PD's gang suppression plan working? (Greenville, NC): Greenville police have made dozens of arrests they're attributing to a new gang suppression program targeting west Greenville and other high risk areas. Even after Saturday night’s string of shootings and armed robberies, Greenville police Sgt. Carlton Williams says the fact that crime is moving outside of the usual hotspots is a sign the suppression plan is working.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: July 26, 2011
Police still pursuing leads in funeral shootings (Las Vegas, NV): More than tears flowed when the family and friends of 21-year-old Andres Elena gathered at a central valley funeral home July 6 to mourn the man who was fatally stabbed on the Strip.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: July 26, 2011
Boy, 13, stabbed while walking with friend, dog to park (San Jose, CA): A 13-year-old teen was stabbed in the back multiple times Monday afternoon as he was walking to a South San Jose park with a friend and a dog, according to police and the boy's family.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 26, 2011
Private meeting doesn't sway immigrant advocates to embrace new policing strategy (San Jose, CA): After a closed meeting Tuesday with San Jose police and federal agents, immigrant rights advocates still oppose a new strategy for ridding the city of violent gang members who also are illegal immigrants.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 26, 2011
Target parking lot homicide victim was from Prunedale, police say (Watsonville, CA): A man shot and killed in the Target parking lot Saturday evening was 20-year-old Gustavo Diaz Saragoza of Prunedale, investigators said Sunday, while expressing shock at the daytime shooting of two. Police believe it was a gang-related slaying.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 25, 2011
Five teens charged with gang assault in Tompkinsville (Staten Island, NY): Five teens -- four of them Staten Islanders -- have been charged with gang assault, assault and weapon possession stemming from a stabbing Friday night in Tompkinsville, police said.
Source: Staten Island Real-Time News Date: July 25, 2011
Chicago police use more deadly force as gang war heats up (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police officers have killed more people this year to date than the total number killed in 2010. A quarterly report just released by the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) shows that 14 people were shot and killed by Chicago officers in the first six months of this year ending June 30.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: July 25, 2011
Kent shootings shift police focus to gang violence (Kent, WA): In the wake of Saturday's shootings at a custom-car show that left 13 people injured, Kent police are calling for a meeting of law-enforcement officials to focus on the impact of increasing gang-related violence in South King County.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: July 25, 2011
Cops ask residents to help stop E. Palo Alto violence (East Palo Alto, CA): East Palo Alto has had six murders this year. After reducing the homicide rate to four in all of last year, the spike in gang violence has once again put the community on edge. The police chief is asking for the public's help in identifying the gang members he believes are behind the latest wave of violence.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: July 25, 2011
Police seek shooters in gang-related gunfight (Aiken, SC): Two Aiken residents were treated at a local hospital over the weekend after a gunfight at a hall rented for a private party led to gang violence, according to officials.
Source: The Aiken Standard Date: July 25, 2011
Police say they're cracking down on gang activity in Thomasville (Thomasville, GA): "I've been there. I was a little older when I got into trouble," says Thomasville resident Richard Carter. Carter says he's making sure his two grandkids don't follow the same path he did. He took off from work on Monday to spend time with his grandsons who will eventually grow into men, but he says he wants to make sure they get the love they need so they don't have to turn to gangs.
Source: WCTV News Date: July 25, 2011
Questions surround Washington County school board's gang policy (Washington County, MD): The Washington County Board of Education recently adopted a policy addressing gangs, gang activity and similar destructive or illegal behaviors, but school system officials say gangs aren’t a big problem.
Source: The Herald-Mail Date: July 25, 2011
Gang push nets 32 arrests (Greenville, NC): Greenville police reported late Monday they had arrested 32 people as part of its ongoing gang suppression effort. The arrests are the result of increased patrols in west Greenville and other areas July 18-24 in response to gang-related and other violent activity.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: July 25, 2011
Anti-gang initiative wants to expand (Corpus Christi, TX): Gang members don't stay on one side of town. This is why gang prevention programs such as Operation Right Track are important to the entire city, Assistant Police Chief J.V. Garcia said.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: July 25, 2011
Police arrest suspect in connection with Dwelly Street shooting (Fall River, MA): A county prosecutor told a District Court judge Monday that a Dwelly Street shooting on Sunday afternoon was gang-related, and she requested a dangerousness hearing for the man accused of firing at two teenagers as they sat on their porch.
Source: The Herald News Date: July 25, 2011
Des Plaines man fatally shot in gang fight (Des Plaines, IL): A 25-year-old Des Plaines man was shot and killed in a gang fight Friday night in the northwest suburban city, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 24, 2011
Social worker tries gang prevention through entertainment (Hemet, CA): Melvin Valentine Jr. knows he has a challenge ahead of him, but he is hoping that even the smallest impact will be a lasting one. A social worker who lives in the San Jacinto Valley, Valentine has formed an outreach program called Hemet Valley Gang Prevention, which he says will be aimed at the area's youths in hopes of providing them with opportunities and a choice other than joining one of the increasing number of gangs in the Hemet area.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: July 24, 2011
11 arrested by multi-agency gang task force in Baldwin Park (Baldwin Park, CA): A multi-agency task force arrested 11 people Friday during an operation targeted at fighting gang activity.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 23, 2011
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