Gang-Related News Articles
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Oakland to order gang injunction study (Oakland, CA): Opponents of both enacted and proposed gang injunctions in the city cheered Tuesday night when the public safety committee asked police and the city attorney to answer the community's sharpest worries about the injunctions' impact.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 12, 2011
Winnipeg street gang member deported (Winnipeg, MB): A member of Winnipeg's African Mafia street gang has been deported by the Canada Border Services Agency, the federal government reported Wednesday.
Source: CBC News Date: January 12, 2011
Police: Gangs younger, more violent (Norfolk, VA): A regional violent gang task force says gang members are getting younger and more violent. The Safe Streets Task Force, made up of local, state and federal law enforcement authorities, has been systematically dismantling two major gangs in Hampton Roads for more than a year.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: January 12, 2011
Regional report targets arrests, gang activity (Ramona, CA): About one-quarter of the people arrested for crime in San Diego County admit to some form of gang activity, according to a new report released by the Criminal Justice Division of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).
Source: Ramona Sentinel Date: January 12, 2011
Men arrested in connection with gang activity (Marlboro County, SC): The FBI was involved in a Marlboro County, South Carolina, investigation that netted six alleged members of the Crips/Folk gang.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal Date: January 12, 2011
Hawaiian Gardens gang leader gets 30 years (Los Angeles, CA): A reputed drug kingpin and key defendant in a federal gang sweep was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison for overseeing the racketeering and drug activities of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens street gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 11, 2011
Los Banos man turns himself in after gang-related shooting (Los Banos, CA) : A Los Banos man suspected of attempted murder in last week’s gang-related shooting of a teen turned himself in to police Saturday. His alleged accomplices were also arrested.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 11, 2011
Judge OKs 'safety zone,' curfew in gang injunction (Indio, CA): A judge Monday approved a gang injunction imposing a “safety zone” and curfew in Indio. Superior Court Judge Harold Hopp ruled there were grounds to approve the injunction, which stems from an extensive gang sweep last month.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: January 11, 2011
Two injured in gang fight at Tulare restaurant (Tulare, CA): Two men were injured during a gang fight involving seven people outside a downtown Tulare restaurant this weekend, police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 11, 2011
Salinas police chief makes new plea for help in combatting violence (Salinas, CA): Salinas' top law enforcement officer recited a near 1,400-word statement at a press conference Monday that sought to address media inquiries about a recent spate of shootings as well as a growing backlog of unsolved killings.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: January 11, 2011
Local gang activity under review (Staunton, VA) : Staunton Police are working on a case of gang activity from the weekend. On Saturday, police arrested 18-year-old Kenneth Wilkerson and charged him with felonious assault and participation in a street gang.
Source: WHSV 3 News Date: January 11, 2011
Business watch meeting tackles issue of gangs and drugs in Great Falls (Great Falls, MT): Business owners and the public turn out for tonight’s third Downtown Business Watch Meeting, addressing the issue of gangs and drugs.
Source: KFBB 5 News Date: January 11, 2011
Tracy boy stabbed, attackers asked about gang affiliations (Tracy, CA): A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the back over the weekend near downtown Tracy, police said. About 1:50 a.m. Saturday Tracy police received a 911 call from a cell phone reporting the incident, said Sgt. Tony Sheneman, police department spokesman.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 11, 2011
SD county supervisors look to crack down on 'gang pimps' (San Diego, CA): San Diego County will lead the way in trying to aggressively punish and prosecute so-called “gang pimps” in California. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to sponsor new state legislation in Sacramento.
Source: KPBS News Date: January 11, 2011
Coulombe reports overall crime rate down in Hermiston (Hermiston, OR): Crime in nearly all categories across Hermiston was down for 2010, according to Hermiston Chief of Police Dan Coulombe. The report, given to the Hermiston City Council over the weekend, outlined some significant areas of improvement, despite a smaller police force than last year.
Source: The Hermiston Herald Date: January 11, 2011
Visalia Police get outside crime fighting help (Visalia, CA): Visalia Police say help from outside agencies helped reduce gang crime in 2010.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: January 11, 2011
Police announce more gang-related arrests (Abbotsford, BC): Two weeks, two arrests. Abbotsford police say their crackdown on gangs in 2011 is off to a good start.
Source: News1130 Date: January 11, 2011
Gang fight leads to shooting near school (North Miami Beach, FL): It was bullets, not a school bell, that rang out near a Miami-Dade high school Tuesday, which police say was part of gang violence.
Source: WTVJ NBC6 News Date: January 11, 2011
Police respond to gang violence (Worcester, MA): Reacting to an uptick in gun violence, police have established a gang shooting response team, while the district attorney's office is using a new state statute to keep violent criminals off the streets.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: January 10, 2011
Police foil gang murder plot; Milton teen arrested (Boston, MA): Police shot one person and arrested three others, including a Milton teen, on gun charges after officers stopped what Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis described as a group of gang members on their way to a killing.
Source: The Patriot Ledger Date: January 10, 2011
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