Gang-Related News Articles
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Newport News police believe they're gaining an advantage on gangs (Newport News, VA): Newport News police and prosecutors are hopeful they are gaining the upper hand in the battle against the city's street gangs, following recent successes in prosecuting two big gang cases.
Source: Daily Press Date: April 10, 2011
Salinas leaders tout success in White House-sponsored anti-gang summit (Salinas, CA): Salinas leaders on Friday touted how the city now has gained advantage for any federal grant money to combat gang violence — as a direct result of its participation in this week's White House-sponsored gang summit in Washington, D.C.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 9, 2011
Forum enlists parents in fight against gangs (Indianapolis, IN): Small and disorganized but reckless and violent, Indianapolis' street gangs have proved to be a resilient menace. "They are not in disputes about business or turf battles," said Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Andrea Props.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: April 9, 2011
Police seize drugs, cash in major sweep (Montreal, QC): A major police operation named Acabar has broken up a drug ring that supplied organized criminal drug brokers for more than a decade in Montreal and the United States.
Source: The Gazette Date: April 9, 2011
Two arrested in gang assault (Avenal, CA): Two arrests have been made and others are still pending in an Avenal gang fight that left one man with a broken hand and injuries all over his body, authorities said this week.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: April 9, 2011
Residents clean up Floreciente neighborhood (Moline, IL): A local neighborhood is cleaning up more than just their streets. The Floreciente neighborhood in Moline, hopes to transform its image too. The neighborhood has been known for gang violence, but residents want to change that and reclaim the meaning of their name, which is flourishing.
Source: WHBF 4 News Date: April 9, 2011
Del. police arrest one from gang street shootout (Dover, DE): Dover police say a suspect is in custody and more suspects are being sought from a street shootout that erupted earlier in the week.
Source: Westport-News Date: April 9, 2011
Graffiti on the rise in Columbus (Columbus, NE): The messages scrolled in spray paint across city playground equipment and park facilities vary from gang-related to offensive language and the classic “Jack + Jane” declaration.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: April 9, 2011
Indianapolis residents take action to stop gang activity (Indianapolis, IN): Metro Police estimate there are 300 active gangs in the Indianapolis area. City leaders met Saturday to explore ways to make the streets safer.
Source: WTHR 13 News Date: April 9, 2011
Three gang members guilty of robbery (Fresno, CA): Three Fresno gang members, including a former Central High football standout, were convicted Friday of robbing three people who had listed items for sale on Craigslist.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 8, 2011
NDP unveils plan to stamp out gang violence during Surrey stop (Vancouver, BC) : NDP leader Jack Layton pledged Thursday during a campaign stop in Surrey that an NDP government would crack down on gang violence and increase crime prevention.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 8, 2011
Operation in Delta nets 122 arrests (Mississippi): Complaints pouring in from elected officials, residents and police have led to a roundup of 122 people suspected of gang and drug activity in five Mississippi Delta counties.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: April 8, 2011
Stronger penalties for gang-related crimes proposed by San Diego law makers (San Diego, CA): A bill co-sponsored by San Diego-area lawmakers to add pimping, pandering and human trafficking to a list of crimes associated with street gangs will receive its first vetting by an Assembly committee next week.
Source: KPBS News Date: April 8, 2011
Living in gangland: Former gang member makes new life (Caldwell, ID): Most new gang members join when they're about 13 years old. They think the gang will give them prestige, a sense of belonging and protection. But it often doesn't pan out that way. Gang members become much more likely to be the victims of violence and crime. Many want out. But it's not easy to do.
Source: NPR News Date: April 8, 2011
Man hit in leg in gang-related shooting (Chattanooga, TN): A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg this afternoon in a gang-related incident, according to Chattanooga Police Officer Rebecca Royval.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 8, 2011
Students charged after gang-related graffiti found at Williams (Burlington, NC): Burlington police made two arrests Friday and were looking for a third suspect after extensive gang-related graffiti was found at Williams High School.
Source: Times-News Date: April 8, 2011
Gang-related graffiti concerns deputies (Orange County, FL): East Orange County has the largest number of gang members in the county and that number is growing, deputies told WFTV Friday. Deputies say the gangs are using private property as their personal canvass, spraying graffiti across the area east of Semoran Boulevard.
Source: WFTV 9 News Date: April 8, 2011
Living in gangland: Some women don't choose gang life, but it affects them nonetheless (Yakima County, WA): Across the nation there are an estimated 750,000 gang members. That's according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Some of them are women, but many more are mothers, sisters and girlfriends of gang members. They may not actively choose the gang life, but its perils affect them nonetheless.
Source: NPR News Date: April 8, 2011
Visalia-based non-profit CSET gets $500,000 for anti-gang programs (Visalia, CA): Community Services Employment Training was awarded $500,000 by the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Initiative Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 8, 2011
Lansing Police working to dismantle a violent gang (Lansing, MI): Lansing Police say they've spent countless hours working to dismantle a violent gang. A gang they say extends beyond the city limits. Lansing Police say the Block Burners are responsible for several crimes spreading throughout mid-Michigan.
Source: WLNS 6 News Date: April 8, 2011
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