Gang-Related News Articles
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Target in fatal North Oakland shooting had been named in gang injunction (Oaklnad, CA): Gang members aren't just dangerous because they are violent, they're dangerous because they attract violence, proponents of Oakland gang injunctions argue. If those gang members are subject to curfew, they would be kept off certain streets where they may act as "bullet magnets," drawing gunfire by luring their enemies.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: December 8, 2010
Gang life 'really not worth it,' warns sister of slain Calgarian (Calgary, AB): When Nina Rahal-Kharey's older brother was shot to death outside a northwest Calgary gym in January 2005, her family was shattered by the loss.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 7, 2010
Maine Township officials not taking gang activity lightly (Park Ridge, IL): Police and Maine Township officials are hoping to target gang activity by shedding some light on the problem.
Source: Niles Herald-Spectator Date: December 7, 2010
DPS seizes $1 million in cash from Texas drug gang (Garland, TX): Texas law enforcement officials have seized an estimated $1 million in cash they say was going to be used to buy drugs in Arizona.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: December 7, 2010
Dangerous gang battles averted, police claim (Vancouver, BC): Police say they're trying to put a lid on a new round of violence that has threatened to erupt between Metro Vancouver gangs.
Source: Mission City Record Date: December 7, 2010
Anti-gang strategy welcomed by Hobbema police (Hobbema, AB): An Alberta government plan to spend $1.2 million getting tough on gangs was welcomed by police in Hobbema, which has been plagued by gang violence.
Source: Red Deer Advocate Date: December 7, 2010
South County partnerships aim to stem gang violence: Police, nonprofits, schools work together (Watsonville, CA): When Luis "Woody" Sandoval was gunned down in front of bystanders outside the public library downtown in November 1988, police knew they had to come up with a new strategy for fighting gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 6, 2010
Alberta takes aim at gangs (Calgary, AB): The provincial strategy to reduce Alberta’s scourge of drugs and gang violence is being hailed by cops as a valuable weapon to fight back against marauding mobsters.
Source: Calgary Sun Date: December 6, 2010
North Central community working to end gang activity among teens (Regina, SK): Two teenagers are facing charges of second degree murder after a 16-year-old boy was killed in Regina’s North Central neighbourhood Friday night – the city’s eighth homicide of the year.
Source: Global Saskatoon Date: December 6, 2010
Two stabbed, four arrested in Grimes fight (Grimes, CA): Two men were injured and four arrested in Friday night’s gang fight in Grimes. The fight occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Main Street.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald Date: December 6, 2010
Province taking wraps off of anti-gang strategy (Calgary, AB): Prevention and early intervention for troubled youths will form the backbone of a gang-reduction strategy the provincial government will unveil today.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 5, 2010
In the Crossfire: Modesto schools work to address nearby gang threats (Modesto, CA) : Schools were created to teach. In hard times and tough places, however, they do much more, offering services for families and a safe haven for children.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 5, 2010
Warden says many claim Berks County Prison inmates claim gang membership (Reading, PA): Many inmates entering Berks County Prison readily identify themselves as members of gangs, according to Warden George A. Wagner
Source: Reading Eagle Date: December 5, 2010
Gang member says realilty of city crime doesn't match perceptions (Reading, PA): Reading's gangs are not as organized as many perceive. That's the assertion of Reading police and Indiana University of Pennsylvania criminologist Dr. Christian Bolden. A self-described city gang member agreed with them.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: December 5, 2010
Des Moines receives $20,000 anti-gang grant for Homes of Oakridge (Des Moines, IA): A $20,000 federal anti-gang grant targeted for use in the Homes of Oakridge complex has been awarded to the Des Moines Police Department.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 5, 2010
Syracuse residents shaken, asking questions after rash of shootings (Syracuse, NY): The rash of high-profile shootings in Syracuse over the past several weeks has left residents on edge and some local experts wondering whether the city is at a dangerous turning point.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 5, 2010
Asheville-area law enforcement, community groups to use 'focused deterrence' to cut gang crime (Asheville, NC): Those called in are suspects identified as gang members and other young men committing assaults and robberies or peddling drugs.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: December 5, 2010
Woman dies following gang-linked arson attack (Prince George, BC) : A 56-year-old wheelchair-bound Prince George woman has died from injuries sustained in a gang-linked arson attack on Nov. 24.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: December 4, 2010
Fullerton sees sharp rise in graffiti since 2000 (Fullerton, CA): Commuters who take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center into Los Angeles see a constantly changing display made up of colorful, stylized letters – the tags of graffiti crews in constant battle with the city, businesses, police and one another.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 4, 2010
Arrest made in gang shooting (Modesto, CA): A Modesto man suspected of taking part in a brazen daytime gang shooting was apprehended Wednesday by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: December 4, 2010
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