Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangs, drug abuse growing concerns in Madill (Madill, OK): Folks in the communities of Oakland and Madill, Oklahoma, are dealing with some issues that in the past were just considered big city problems.
Source: KXII 12 News Date: January 18, 2011
Man stabbed in northeast Fresno gang fight (Fresno, CA): A man in his 20s was stabbed Tuesday night in northeast Fresno during a fight between gang members and taggers, authorities said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 18, 2011
Witness intimidation, jury tampering cause police to avoid mentioning gang links to crimes (New Jersey): Is "gang" suddenly a forbidden word? Increasingly in recent months, members of law enforcement commenting on crimes have not used the word "gang" to describe a suspect's affiliation, even in known gang territories.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 18, 2011
New website will combine efforts to combat gangs (Yakima, WA): A new website has been launched to link Yakima Valley communities, schools and police in an effort to combat gangs. The site, yakimacounty.saynotogangs.com, features information about gangs and resources to fight them, as well as contact information for the various law enforcement agencies, several anti-gang groups and school officials throughout the Valley.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 18, 2011
Suing gang members works, police and prosecutors say (Chicago, IL): Elgin police say gang activity in their city has dropped in recent months. It could be a benefit of colder weather, which often is a natural deterrent, but they suspect it may have something to do with a relatively obscure tactic that few other law enforcement agencies have embraced.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 17, 2011
Parents of West High student say gang sweep violated rights (Salt Lake City, UT): Kaleb Winston followed two police officers who called him out of the West High School cafeteria last month, unsure of why he was being led to a school security office.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 17, 2011
Valley teen killed in drive-by shooting (Brownsville, TX): A 14-year-old boy was killed late Sunday in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting that also wounded two people, authorities said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: January 17, 2011
NJ police take "seriously" threat from Bloods gang to kill cops (Hackensack, NJ): Even though lawmen arrested a suspect for the brutal murder of a Lakewood police officer, New Jersey law enforcement officials are still taking extra caution following word of an alleged order from the leadership of the Bloods street gang to murder more cops.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: January 17, 2011
Lakewood has long been a hotbed for gang activity (Lakewood, NJ): Law enforcement officials will not say whether the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Lakewood police officer is a member of a gang.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 17, 2011
Gang haven: Enough is enough (Gilroy, CA): City officials have grown tired of a residence that's harbored years of criminal activity and want it declared a public nuisance.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: January 17, 2011
Springfield receives $500K for violence prevention in latest award through Sen. Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative (Springfield, MA): The city’s $500,000 annual grant through the Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative was renewed this year to help efforts to curb youth violence.
Source: The Republican Date: January 16, 2011
Court case affirms existence of E. European street gang in Rancho Cordova (Sacramento, CA): In a case nearly two years in the making, Sacramento prosecutors have achieved what appears to be a California first – a conviction that affirmed the existence of the region's first street gang made up of Ukrainian and other immigrants from Eastern Europe.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 16, 2011
'Crips,' associates get 227 years in prison (Seguin, TX): A long local law enforcement war on two local factions of the "Crips" criminal street gang has sent 20 to state prison for sentences totaling 227 years - and more are headed that way as authorities here work to suppress organized crime.
Source: Seguin Gazette Date: January 16, 2011
Santa Ana police shoot, kill suspected gang member (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana police fatally shot an 18-year-old suspected gang member Sunday afternoon after he confronted them with a knife, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 16, 2011
Sen. Casey asks for assessment of drug and gang crime in Eastern Pennsylvania (Scranton, PA) : U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for a report detailing gang and drug-related activity in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: January 15, 2011
Police: Gang awareness is key to curbing violence (Prince William County, VA): After a spate of gang-related activity in Prince William County and Manassas over the recent weeks, authorities want the public to know what to look for in their neighborhoods to remain safe.
Source: News & Messenger Date: January 15, 2011
Gang-related killings spike (Omaha, NE): Gang- and drug-related deaths drove Omaha's 2010 homicide total, accounting for roughly half of the city's 34 slayings last year. While the overall number of homicides was only slightly higher than the decade's average of 32, police statistics show that gang-related killings spiked last year.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 15, 2011
Five charged in drug ring police call gang-related (Reading, PA): Four Reading men and a 14-year-old boy have been charged with running a gang-related drug operation from a South Sixth Street apartment, officials said Thursday.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: January 14, 2011
Wannabe gang boss nipped in bud (Edmonton, AB): A wannabe Edmonton gang boss has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a case where city police and prison staff foiled a new criminal organization from starting up.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: January 14, 2011
Man shot three times after gang challenge issued (San Diego, CA): A 19-year-old man was hospitalized Friday following a drive-by shooting in Alta Vista that appeared to be southeast San Diego's third gang-related shooting this week, police said.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: January 14, 2011
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