Gang-Related News Articles
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School district kicks rosary policy over to lawyers (Fargo, NE): Fargo school officials say a school dress code policy meant to discourage gang-related attire is now in the hands of the district's attorneys. They say they're concerned it may have legal problems on grounds of freedom of religion.
Source: Valley News Live Date: October 13, 2011
Women behind bars (Edmonton, AB): A four-part series beginning today goes inside Canada's prisons for women, a system plagued by overcrowding, increasing violence and troubling signs of gang activity
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 12, 2011
Gang violence: South King County enters long fight (King County, WA): As the population grows in South King County, so does the proliferation of gangs and related criminal activity. Gangs are associated with making money through illegal activities. Examples include anything from burglaries and theft to selling drugs and firearms. Disputes among rival gangs often result in violence and death.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: October 12, 2011
Youth violence in Macon discussed by TV panel, audience (Macon, GA): About 75 people attended Tuesday’s taping of a TV program with a goal of coming up with solutions to Macon’s recent rash of youth-related violence.
Source: The Telegraph Date: October 12, 2011
Captain Becker reallocates resources to fight gangs (Santa Clarita, CA): According to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Captain Paul Becker gangs have been migrating from urban communities to suburban cities for four decades. "These gangs are now fully entrenched in many communities across the nation," Becker said.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News Date: October 12, 2011
King County's growing Latino gang problem (King County, WA): The homies used to call him Mr. Buzzard. During his first shooting, when he was a teenager living in East L.A., the OG's in his gang sent him back around the block to make sure the wounded target in their drive-by had indeed met his maker.
Source: Seattle Weekly Date: October 12, 2011
Gang leader wants case tossed because Denver police destroyed cocaine evidence (Denver, CO): Four kilograms of cocaine were mistakenly destroyed by a Denver police property sergeant before the case against a notorious gang kingpin could go to trial.
Source: The Denver Post Date: October 12, 2011
LI man gets prison for NYC nightclub killing (New York, NY): A Long Island man has been sentenced to prison for a 2008 stabbing death outside a Queens nightclub.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: October 12, 2011
Montgomery’s new school rules require rapid investigation of gang activity (Montgomery County, MD) : Schools are taking a more organized and proactive approach to tackling gang-related incidents among students, following a Maryland law passed last year requiring quick and effective responses to such problems.
Source: The Gazette Date: October 12, 2011
Arrest made following another gang shooting (San Mateo County, CA): Two months after being shot himself, the victim of a Coastside gang attack is now facing attempted murder charges for what may be a retaliatory strike. One person was shot in the torso on Friday after 29-year-old Jose Monroy allegedly opened fire on Willow Avenue.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: October 12, 2011
Shooting nets seven-year prison term for teen (Columbia, MO): A Columbia teen involved in a March gang-related shooting was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: October 12, 2011
New gang law leads to prison (Omaha, NE): Steve Scott, the first person convicted under a Nebraska law that makes it illegal to coerce someone into gang activity, was sentenced Wednesday to 8 to 10 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 4 years.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: October 12, 2011
Coquitlam gun trafficker sentenced to five years (Coquitlam, BC): A Coquitlam gun trafficker was sentenced to five years Tuesday for selling a 9-mm handgun last year. Matthew Milando was convicted in June in B.C. Supreme Court on several counts related to the sale of two firearms in the fall of 2010 as part of a four-month Gang Task Force sting.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 12, 2011
Stabbing case resolves with assault deal (San Mateo County, CA): A man charged, along with a teenage accomplice, with stabbing a man near downtown San Mateo last year because he wore a rival gang’s color will be sentenced to two years in prison.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: October 12, 2011
Safe Silver Spring suggest ways to prevent gang violence (Silver Spring, MD): The following are recommendations for the Third District police and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) from Safe Silver Spring.
Source: SilverSpringPatch Date: October 12, 2011
Two armed gang members charged under Valadez Law (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police arrested and charged two gang members for unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member in two separate cases. The charges stem from a law signed by Governor Quinn back in December 2009.
Source: Hispanically Speaking News Date: October 12, 2011
Two Banning men accused of vehicle theft, drug possession in Cabazon (Cabazon, CA) : Two men from Banning with alleged gang ties were arrested Wednesday morning in Cabazon on suspicion of vehicle theft and drug possession, a sheriff's sergeant said.
Source: Banning-BeaumontPatch Date: October 12, 2011
Two with gang ties arrested on drug charges in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): A two-month-long investigation by the Belvidere Police Narcotics Unit ended with a drug raid and two arrests Tuesday at a residence in the 300 block of Nebraska Street.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: October 12, 2011
Two charged in Southcrest murder to stand trial (San Diego, CA): Two men accused in the gang-related shooting death of a 22-year-old man, who was gunned down in front of a relative in Southcrest, must stand trial on a murder charge, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: October 12, 2011
Two men guilty in gang incident that killed teen girl (Clover, SC): Two men have pleaded guilty for their roles in a gang punishment plan gone awry back in May that ended in the death of a teen girl during a Clover home invasion.
Source: WBTV 3 News Date: October 12, 2011
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