Gang-Related News Articles
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New parking ban in the works for Maroon Drive near Elgin High (Elgin, IL): The city council Wednesday night will discuss moving forward a proposal to limit parking near Elgin High School. According to supporting documentation for the meeting, “There have been repeated gang-affiliated problems in the vicinity of Elgin High School.
Source: The Courier-News Date: October 10, 2011
Cinderblock fight was over a girl, gang member admits (Elmwood Park, IL): A girl, hearsay and a rivalry. That combination sparked two days of two motor vehicles being damaged by rocks and cinderblocks along with people being injured on the 2500 block of Wood Street in River Grove two weeks ago.
Source: Elm Leaves Date: October 10, 2011
Groups turn to kids for help on cutting violence (Chicago, IL): As the City Council looks for ways to reduce violence on the West and Southeast sides, community organizers are showing neighborhood youth how to set the agenda on violence prevention themselves.
Source: The Times Date: October 9, 2011
Two wounded in Albany Park drive-by shooting (Chicago, IL): Two people were wounded this afternoon in a drive-by shooting in the Albany Park neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side, officials said. The shooting happened shortly after 4 p.m. on the 4000 block of North Bernard Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 9, 2011
Police keeping up with gangs to monitor cartels (Austin, TX): As spit splatters near senior officer Jim Harrell's shoes, he pretends not to notice, and instead presses the teen about the tattoo on his forearm. Harrell is in full uniform, his Austin police badge in plain sight and a bulletproof vest displaying the word "police" across his back. It's clear who he is, and yet the teen, believed to be a gang member, talks to him willingly.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: October 9, 2011
Apparent gang-related shooting leaves teen dead in Boyle Heights (Los Angeles, CA): A teenager was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in Boyle Heights early Sunday morning. The victim, described as a 17- or 18-year-old male, died at the scene after an unknown suspect walked up and shot him three times near Michigan Avenue and Chicago Street at about 1:45 a.m., said Sgt. Rick Colombia of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck station.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 9, 2011
One injured, one arrested for gang-related shooting (Half Moon Bay, CA): One man has been arrested following a gang-related shooting in Half Moon Bay, the second such shooting seen by the small coastal city in recent months.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: October 9, 2011
Forum addresses gang violence in South King County (King County, WA): King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer will moderate a town hall meeting to confront the growing problem of gang violence in the South King County region.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: October 9, 2011
Whatcom County sheriff candidates differ on jail location, gang threat (Whatcom County, WA): In the race for Whatcom County sheriff, the two candidates differ on some big issues: the new jail and the seriousness of Whatcom County's gang problem.
Source: The News Tribune Date: October 8, 2011
Boy, 5, killed in Elgin shooting (Elgin, IL): A 5-year-old boy died in a shooting in Elgin tonight that police are calling "gang related," spokeswoman said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 8, 2011
Falls man sentenced in gang drug trafficking (Niagara Falls, NY): A Niagara Falls man was ordered by Chief U. S. District Judge William M. Skretny on Friday to serve a 51-month prison term for his gang-related trafficking of crack cocaine in his native Niagara Falls.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: October 8, 2011
Mexican Mafia racketeers sentenced (Del Rio, TX): Five members of the Texas Mexican Mafia gang were sentenced this week in Del Rio to prison terms for racketeering-related crimes, U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman announced Friday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: October 8, 2011
Arrest made following Friday gang shooting (Half Moon Bay, CA): One man was shot in the torso and another arrested in a gang shooting that occurred on Friday night near Willow Avenue, according to a report from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: October 8, 2011
Cost of anti-gang report criticized in Newport News (Newport News, VA): A 42-page anti-gang report is drawing scrutiny from city council members not only for its content, but also for the $141,000 in federal taxpayer dollars that it cost to produce.
Source: Daily Press Date: October 8, 2011
Gang-related shooting in Walla Walla (Walla Walla, WA): A Walla Walla man this afternoon was injured in a shooting police describe as gang-related. Officers responded to reports of someone having been shot in the 300 block of North Sixth Avenue in Walla Walla around 3 p.m., said Tim Bennett, spokesman for the Walla Walla Police Department.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: October 8, 2011
Young offenders and their crimes are becoming increasingly violent (Atlantic City, NJ): A gang atmosphere fueled by a young, violent culture looking to make money may have been what led to a fatal carjacking at an Atlantic City casino.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: October 8, 2011
Reported Santa Cruz drive-by shooting was a gang fight (Santa Cruz, CA) : A little after 9:30 a.m. this morning Santa Cruz Police rushed to reports of a drive-by shooting in the area around Ocean Street and Washburn Avenue.
Source: SantaCruzPatch Date: October 8, 2011
Two arrested in gang-related murder (North Las Vegas, NV): North Las Vegas Police have arrested two 20-year-olds for their part in a Wednesday night murder. Detectives say Terry Randolph and Nigel Richey were involved in the shooting that killed one man and injured a teenager.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: October 8, 2011
Gang activity is mentioned in Burbank (Burbank, IL): The city council addressed a complaint concerning increased gang activity on the streets of Burbank at the Sept. 28 board meeting.
Source: Southwest Suburban News-Herald Date: October 7, 2011
Teen gang member charged in shooting of off-duty cop (Brooklyn, NY): A teen gang member was charged Thursday with shooting an off-duty cop in the arm as he opened fire on a group of rivals in Brooklyn, prosecutors said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 7, 2011
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