Gang-Related News Articles
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Concord police crack down on gang members, truant students, 'problem houses' (Concord, CA): Police here are cracking down on troublemakers. "If you're a gang member in Concord, we know who you are, and if we see you we're going to stop and talk to you," said Concord police Chief Guy Swanger, who took the job in January.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 13, 2011
Albany gang triggerman sentenced (Albany, NY): An Albany gang member who repeatedly opened fire on city streets, once wounding a rival leader, has been sentenced to more than 4 years in federal prison for racketeering.
Source: Times Union Date: May 13, 2011
Northern Va. Gang Task Force funding in jeopardy (Virginia): Public pressure to curtail federal spending has changed the way many local projects and programs are funded, at least temporarily, and one Virginia congressman is worried about how that will affect the war on gang-related crime.
Source: WAMU 88.5 News Date: May 12, 2011
Three arrested in connection with Arden Arcade graffiti spree (Arden-Arcade, CA): The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department announced that three known gang members were arrested Wednesday in connection with a rash of graffiti incidents in the Arden Arcade area.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 12, 2011
Gang violence on the rise in Eugene (Eugene, OR): Reports of gang-related violence surprised the campus community last month, and though arrests have been made in relation to those incidents, they were only a microcosm of gang activity and gang-related violence in Eugene.
Source: Oregon Daily Emerald Date: May 12, 2011
Stabbing near Passaic High School exposes battle city faces against gang violence (Passaic, NJ): The stabbing of a high school student on Thursday, allegedly by a classmate, may highlight the uphill battle police and educators face against gang violence that escalates around the city’s streets and schools as summer approaches.
Source: The Record Date: May 12, 2011
Gang member gets 59 months in prison (Albany, NY): A member of a notorious South End street gang was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison Thursday for racketeering crimes that included cocaine and marijuana trafficking.
Source: Times Union Date: May 12, 2011
Teen detained in beating outside gay club; Police say assault was gang related (El Paso, TX): El Paso Police have arrested a teen in the assault of a 22-year-old man outside a gay nightclub on Saturday, May 7. Police also have classified the assault as being gang related and "was not not committed based on bias of race, color, disability, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, gender or sexual preference," according to police officials.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News Date: May 12, 2011
Four teen gang members arrested in San Rafael slaying (San Rafael, CA) : An 18-year-old man and three juveniles have been arrested for the gang-related murder of a Corte Madera man, according to San Rafael police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: May 12, 2011
ACLU wins gang injunction suit, but ruling won't affect San Juan, S.C. (San Juan, CA) : San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano will be unaffected by a recent ruling that found Orange County authorities violated the constitutional rights of dozens of suspected gang members by enforcing a gang injunction, an assistant district attorney told Patch Thursday.
Source: SanJuanCapistranoPatch Date: May 12, 2011
Police update city on gang efforts (Tracy, CA): Since early 2011, the Tracy Police Department has sought new ways to combat gang activity within the city limits. On May 3, Lt. Greg Farmanian updated the City Council on the efforts made so far this year.
Source: Tracy Press Date: May 12, 2011
Stelmach unveils new crime prevention plan (Calgary, AB): Premier Ed Stelmach unveiled a new crime prevention strategy Tuesday while announcing more funding for street level organizations that deal with at-risk youth.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: May 11, 2011
Federal ruling favors suspected gang members in Southern Calif. gang injunction lawsuit (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities in California’s Orange County violated the constitutional rights of dozens of suspected gang members when they enforced a gang injunction without giving them a chance to defend themselves in court, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 11, 2011
Police refuse to disclose Canadian charges against US man (Niagara Falls, ON): An alleged Buffalo gangster who was arrested in Fort Erie is not a US murder suspect as Niagara Regional Police mistakenly announced at first.
Source: The Niagara Falls Review Date: May 11, 2011
Did racial profiling eclipse a good idea by Montreal police? (Montreal, QC) : Jackson still feels the sting of the first time he was racially profiled. In November 2008, the young black man, who lives in Ontario but visits cousins in Montreal about five times a year, was having a beer with friends in a club on St. Jacques St. when a group of eight police officers entered.
Source: The Gazette Date: May 11, 2011
CSUMB students explore youth violence, news coverage (Salinas, CA): In Salinas, many think media coverage trends toward the sensational, especially in a community where gang-related crimes have propelled the youth homicide rate to the worst in the state.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 11, 2011
Gang fight ends with two people shot (Houston, TX): A man and a young teen were left with serious injuries following a shooting involving gang members in northeast Houston.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News Date: May 11, 2011
Stakeholders say prevention is key to gang problem (Long Branch, NJ): The presence of gangs is widespread, and prevention programs are critical to curtailing their growth, according to participants in a roundtable discussion held at Long Branch High School on May 2.
Source: Atlanticville Date: May 11, 2011
How Pasco deals with spike in gang activity (Pasco, WA): In the last two weeks, there's been five gang related incidents and more than a handful of arrests in Pasco. Police Chief Denis Austin says, "we have officers working almost around the clock trying to solve these problems and trying to get ahead of this problem."
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: May 11, 2011
Man fatally stabbed in San Rafael gang fight (San Rafael, CA): A man was stabbed to death Wednesday and two others were hurt in a gang-related fight in San Rafael, police said. The slain victim was a 21-year-old Corte Madera man. His name was not immediately released.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 11, 2011
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