Gang-Related News Articles
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Two teens shot, wounded leaving LA anti-gang program (Los Angeles, CA): Two teens were shot and wounded in an apparent gang shooting Thursday outside a Los Angeles recreation center that is part of the city's much-vaunted program to reduce violence in the streets by keeping public parks well-lit and open at night.
Source: The Associated Press Date: July 21, 2011
Concerned citizens say lack of jobs and parenting responsible for gang violence (Greenville, NC): Working to take the community back was the goal of Thursday night’s town hall. Residents spent a lot of time talking about what they think led to the gang violence in neighborhoods.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: July 21, 2011
Gangs have Springfield in "Crisis mode" (Springfield, MA): "The most pressing problem in Springfield is violent street gangs. They're decaying the city from within they're destroying the opportunity and lives of the youth of the city," says Western Mass Gang Task Force Member Mark Karangekis of the FBI.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield Date: July 21, 2011
Huron PD: One injured in gang-related shooting (Huron, CA): Huron Police are investigating a gang-related shooting that left one person injured. At about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the area of Palmer and Giffen after someone heard shots fired.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: July 21, 2011
As gun violence rises, Richmond creates gang task force (Richmond, CA): Representatives from the Richmond Police Department, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office and the Richmond City Council jointly announced today the creation of a new gang task force aimed at ending a recent rise in gun violence in the area.
Source: The Bay Citizen Date: July 21, 2011
Springfield officials pledge zero tolerance crackdown on spate of summer violence (Springfield, MA): Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, joined by local, state and federal law enforcement officials, pledged an immediate "zero tolerance" crackdown on violent crime Thursday, aided by increased traffic stops, targeted warrant sweeps and disruption of gang activity.
Source: The Republican Date: July 21, 2011
Ex-gang member talks about dangers of lifestyle (Brownsville, TX): The Brownsville Police Department’s new gang prevention program — with help from an ex-convict and ex-gang member — is working to get teenagers off the streets.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: July 21, 2011
Carpentersville gang member shot at five people (Carpentersville, IL): An admitted gang member from Carpentersville shot at five people in two separate vehicles Wednesday night, police said.
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 21, 2011
Using photography to curb violence (Los Angeles, CA) : Los Angeles has been dubbed America's gang capital, but a Southland non-profit organization has dedicated their mission to divert young people from perpetuating that identity using creative mediums.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles Date: July 21, 2011
Focus in gang areas increases arrests (Greenville, NC): Arrests in neighborhoods affected by a recent violent crime spree have increased significantly because of a greater police presence in those areas, a department spokesman said Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: July 20, 2011
Overcrowding, gangs causing increase Canadian prison violence: report (Ottawa, ON): Canada's prisons are becoming increasingly violent places due to overcrowding and gang activity, Canada's correctional investigator Howard Sapers said Wednesday.
Source: The Gazette Date: July 20, 2011
Jersey City gang leader pleads guilty to conspiring to murder fellow gang member (Jersey City, NJ): A Jersey City man who led a local set of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty in federal court today to conspiring to murder a fellow gang member for breaking Bloods rules by speaking to law-enforcement agents.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: July 20, 2011
Study released on gang violence in Walla Walla (Walla Walla, WA): Tattoo's and graffiti. Throughout various neighborhoods in Walla Walla, the evidence of gangs is obvious. But there are some things people still can't handle.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: July 20, 2011
Five locals indicted on gang-related charges (Norfolk, VA): Five local men were indicted on drug trafficking and firearms charges related to gang activity.
Source: The Tidewater News Date: July 20, 2011
Residents, police discuss gangs, drugs and safety in Woodridge (Woodridge, IL): From gang and drug activity to when to call 911, police and village officials and about 30 Woodridge residents discussed issues of public safety at Tuesday night's public forum. Gang activity in Woodridge has seen a "huge decline since 1993," police officials said, though some gang members still call Woodridge home.
Source: WoodridgePatch Date: July 20, 2011
Newport News gang members sentenced in federal court (Newport News, VA): Two members of the Ivy Street Gangstas were sentenced in federal court Wednesday. Zakarie Xavier Williams, 37, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for purchasing a firearm used to commit two robberies in March 2009. One of the robberies resulted in the death of Newport News resident Demareo Donte Hardy.
Source: Daily Press Date: July 20, 2011
Students learn peace through communication (Brattleboro, VT): Acilegna Portillo may just be a 17-year-old high school student in Sonora, Mexico, but her goals are lofty, and she isn't going to stop until her small town is rid of gang violence, drugs and domestic abuse.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer Date: July 19, 2011
'Bloods' leader faces 20 years behind bars after pleading guilty to dealing drugs in Jersey City and Newark (Jersey City, NJ): The leader of a set of the "Bloods" street gang pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to distribute narcotics in Jersey City and Newark, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: July 19, 2011
33 arrests from Greenville gang suppression plan (Greenville, NC) : The recent Greenville crime wave has police investigating the seven shootings that occurred in nine days, but they have also arrested 33 people as part of their gang suppression response plan.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: July 19, 2011
Signs of gang activity discussed (Duryea, PA): Would you be concerned if you saw a picture of a lion wearing a crown or a pair of pitchforks drawn on your teenager’s notebook? How about a star with the number 5 or 6 in the center drawn on the wall in his or her bedroom along with some groups of letters?
Source: The Times Leader Date: July 19, 2011
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