Gang-Related News Articles
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Expert says half of metropolitan homicides are gang-related, but gangs usually stay out of crime reports (Atlantic City, NJ): About half of homicides in metropolitan areas are likely gang-related, a well-regarded gang expert says. But in this area, getting officials to confirm that proves difficult. The East Coast Gang Investigators Association visited the city last week to attend seminars and share information about the gangs they deal with.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: October 15, 2011
Anderson schools say they're mindful of gang activity (Anderson County, SC): Gang activity at area schools may be on the decline, but that doesn’t mean it has no influence on students, school officials say.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: October 15, 2011
Elgin march against gang violence draws 200 (Elgin, IL): An estimated 200 people — men, women and children — marched Saturday from the Elgin Boys and Girls Club to the site on Elma Avenue where a 5-year-old boy was killed Oct. 7, the victim of what police say was gang violence.
Source: The Courier-News Date: October 15, 2011
ACLU files suit over alleged racial profiling of students (Los Angeles, CA): The ACLU of Southern California filed suit Thursday against Glendale Unified administrators and three law enforcement agencies, alleging that about 55 Latino high school students were illegally detained, searched and interrogated in what the civil rights organization called "a textbook case of racial profiling."
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 14, 2011
Two accused in 2008 Long Island slaying (Long Island, NY): Prosecutors say they've charged two gang members with the 2008 slaying of a teenager on a Long Island high school handball court.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: October 14, 2011
Police shooting of Iron Horseman justified (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati police acted lawfully and their investigation into possible gang activity was justified last fall at a Camp Washington bar where one gang member was shot and killed by police, according to a newly released report by Cincinnati's Firearm Discharge Board.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer Date: October 14, 2011
Terror Squad member gets time served for cocaine (Saskatoon, SK): A self-described founding member of Saskatoon's Terror Squad street gang was found guilty Thursday of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: October 14, 2011
Maryland schools, law enforcement have gangs in cross hairs (Maryland): Maryland schools are taking a more organized approach to tackling gang activity among students, including referring suspected members to counseling, following a state law passed last year that requires a quick response to curtail the problem.
Source: The Gazette Date: October 14, 2011
Lawrence granted $800K to curb youth violence (Lawrence, MA): Lawrence and 10 other cities that are among the most violent in Massachusetts will split a $10 million state grant aimed at curtailing homicides and assaults by boys and men under 25, Gov. Deval Patrick announced yesterday.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: October 14, 2011
Officials to announce results of gang crackdown (San Antonio, TX): Federal and local authorities on Friday will announce the arrests of 200 gang members in San Antonio, more than half of them belonging to a loosely organized group that call themselves "Orejones" - or "Big Ears."
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: October 14, 2011
Five charged in connection with slaying of 13-year-old Darius Brown (Chicago, IL): Three men, a woman and a teenage boy were charged today in connection with the slaying of Darius Brown, a 13-year-old boy who was shot dead while he was playing basketball this summer in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 14, 2011
Northwest Side man charged in 2010 Cicero killing (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man has been charged with the murder of a west suburban teen gunned down while walking with his teenage sister during a gang-related attack in June 2010.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 14, 2011
Tulare gang member sentenced to life in prison for murder (Tulare, CA): A Sureño gang member was given life in prison without the possibility of parole for the drive-by killing of a teen.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: October 14, 2011
Greenwood man pleads guilty to shooting rival gang member at nightclub; sentenced to 15 years (Greenwood, SC): A 20-year-old Greenwood man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in a shooting death that started as a fight between rival gangs.
Source: The Republic Date: October 14, 2011
Gang forum educates local parents (Hollister, CA): Hundreds of residents showed up Wednesday night at the Veterans Memorial Building for a gang forum that included a resource fair and presentation, sponsored by local law enforcement agencies as a way to educate parents on how to keep kids out of gangs.
Source: Hollister Free Lance Date: October 14, 2011
103 arrested in northern, central Calif gang sweep (Gilroy, CA): Agents have made more than 100 arrests in the most recent action by California authorities to dismantle gangs in the state.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: October 14, 2011
Teen trio plead not guilty to beating gang rival (San Mateo County, CA): Three teenage alleged Norteño gangmembers accused of attacking a rival with sticks, bricks and a pellet gun because he was scheduled to testify in court about a previous assault pleaded not guilty.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: October 14, 2011
'Operation Garlic Press' results in more than 100 arrests in five Bay Area counties (Gilroy, CA): What began as an effort to crush crime in Gilroy grew into "Operation Garlic Press," a sprawling, 16-month, multiagency, five-county undercover operation that netted illegal drugs, enough stolen cars to fill a parking lot, guns galore and more than 110 suspects from Salinas to San Jose.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: October 14, 2011
Gangs starting to 'infect' women's prisons (Edmonton, AB): Jojo Vivian's got the game written all over her. On her knuckles is a simple tattooed creed: t-h-u-g l-i-f-e. On her back: the name of her locked-up boyfriend. And on her right arm, a barbed wire tattoo coils around her slender arm, underneath the image of a black widow spider.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 14, 2011
Troy student guilty of attempted gang assault (Troy, NY): Another of the five Troy High School students charged with gang assault pleaded guilty on Friday. Stephaun Grinage pleaded guilty in front of Judge Robert Jacon to felony attempted gang assault and was sentenced to 20 days in the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department work program and five years of probation.
Source: The Saratogian Date: October 14, 2011
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