Gang-Related News Articles
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Los Angeles gang police quit over financial rules (Los Angeles, CA): Dozens of anti-gang police officers across the city are quitting their assignments over a requirement to reveal personal financial information under strict anti-corruption rules, The Associated Press has learned.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 10, 2011
Polk officials alarmed over gang violence (Lakeland, FL): The case of Alejandro Baez Garcia is just the most recent example of gang related gun violence in Polk County, deputies said. Garcia, who is 19 and a known gang member, has been charged with first-degree murder in a drive-by shooting that killed a man who was wearing rival gang colors, deputies said.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: January 10, 2011
Md. prison panel urges focus on gangs, health care (Hagerstown, MD) : A state task force on prison violence urged policymakers Monday to take a systemwide approach to reducing gang activity and improving inmate mental health care.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: January 10, 2011
Suspect arrested in Kawana school stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): Detectives detained a suspect Monday in the death of a young man who was stabbed during a weekend fight at a Santa Rosa elementary school.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: January 10, 2011
Former gang leader pleads guilty to racketeering (San Francisco, CA): A longtime member and former leader of a violent gang known as MS-13 has pleaded guilty to racketeering and other charges.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 10, 2011
Lehigh seeks to track gang members (Lehigh County, PA): Lehigh County wants to construct a place for all gang members whether they're Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings or Trinitarios. Not a physical location, but a place in cyberspace where authorities throughout the county can store information on gang members — such as where they live, what gang they're associated with and crimes they have been charged with.
Source: The Morning Call Date: January 9, 2011
Gangs often a concern among Norfolk grade schoolers (Norfolk, VA): Of all the students in the city's 48 schools, those in elementary grades are most likely to perceive a gang problem in their school, according to a division survey.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: January 9, 2011
War on Albany gangs ends with 55 convictions (Albany, NY) : It was late September 2006. The city of Albany was being ripped by gun violence. Since that July, nine people had been shot on city streets.
Source: Times Union Date: January 9, 2011
Father fights off gang members in Grover Beach (Grover Beach, CA): Two gang members required medical treatment after a father fought to protect his family during an alleged random assault by three members of a Santa Maria gang at Grover Beach Elementary School on Saturday.
Source: CalCoastNews Date: January 9, 2011
Gun used in robbery has gang ties (Nanaimo, BC): A loaded handgun linked to gang activity was seized from a 20-year-old Nanaimo man who faces several charges after police say a man was pistol-whipped during a robbery.
Source: The Daily News Date: January 8, 2011
Parents urged to help stamp out gangs (Abbotsford, BC): Weapons and clothing seized from local gangs were on display. And there were challenges to parents to do everything in their power to keep their kids away from a deadly lifestyle that has killed several Abbotsford youth.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 7, 2011
Oakland gang injunction group may be end-running (Oakland, CA): An Oakland law firm with close connections to the city's new mayor is no longer challenging a proposed gang injunction, but a group that has taken its place might be committing an end run around a possible conflict of interest, an Alameda County judge said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 7, 2011
Arrests aren't the end point for local law enforcement (Tracy, CA) : Tracy police have responded to a recent uptick in gang-on-gang violence by refocusing on gang suppression, according to a department spokesman. But local officers also say arresting people on the street sometimes isn’t enough to keep the peace.
Source: Tracy Press Date: January 7, 2011
O.C. homicides: Fewest in 10 years (Orange County, CA): Orange County experienced a significant drop in homicides in 2010 – the lowest number in 10 years. O.C. is in line with a national trend of falling crime rates.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 7, 2011
County works to reduce gangs amidst Knightdale shooting (Knightdale, NC) : The second shooting in Knightdale's history has some people concerned about gang activity. "Gangs are a problem everywhere," Darryl Blevins, Director of the East Wake Gang Prevention Partnership, said. "One gang is too many."
Source: NBC-17 News Date: January 7, 2011
Quick police work helps fight growing gang menace (Kennewick, WA) : Kennewick police are giving a lot of credit to civilians for the quick resolution of the gang shooting near a bank last week. The citizens, particularly the bank employee who witnessed part of the drama and first called it in, deserve all the credit they can get.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: January 6, 2011
Gang-related graffiti shows up in Central Point and Medford (Medford, OR): Suspected gang members have sprayed the Rogue Valley with graffiti in recent days, spurring clean-up efforts and an investigation to track down the culprits and hold them accountable, police said.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: January 6, 2011
Grant to combat gang violence (Watsonville, CA): The City of Watsonville has been granted $369,309 from the California Emergency Management Agency to launch a two-year program that will hopefully reduce gang crime in the neighborhoods surrounding Marinovich Park.
Source: Register-Pajaronian Date: January 6, 2011
Charges filed in gang-related shooting of brothers in Northeast area (Kansas City, MO): Jackson County prosecutors today accused an 18-year-old man of shooting two teenage brothers in the Northeast area of Kansas City Wednesday, leaving the older brother paralyzed.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: January 6, 2011
Anti-gang effort continues despite loss of funds (Huntington Station, NY): U.S. Rep. Steve Israel says he is proceeding with efforts to stem crime in Huntington Station, even though proposed funding to bolster local law-enforcement efforts in high-crime areas was voted down recently in Congress.
Source: Huntington Patch Date: January 6, 2011
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