Gang-Related News Articles
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Handful of U.S. gangs operate in Mountain State, FBI reports (Charleston, WV): Kanawha is one of eight West Virginia counties with the most gang activity, according to a report issued Friday by the FBI. The report, released every two years, tracks the estimated 1.4 million members that make up the nation's more than 33,000 gangs.
Source: The Charleston Gazette Date: October 21, 2011
Parents 'get serious' after charges filed in child's truancy (San Juan Capistrano, CA) : Parents of Marco Forster middle schooler who consistently ditched class have pleaded guilty to charges they contributed to the delinquency of a minor. San Juan Capistrano school resources officer says a gang prevention program intervenes.
Source: SanJuanCapistranoPatch Date: October 21, 2011
Police say gang activity down in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say gang numbers are down. The FBI is expected to release a gang assessment report sometime this month. The last national survey was done in 2008.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: October 21, 2011
Albuquerque a top spot for gangs (Albuquerque, NM): FBI's latest report shows new gangs are targeting New Mexico and in a big way. Statistics show there are more than 10,000 gang members in Bernalillo County. Compare that with Dallas County, which is much bigger and has nearly 12,000 gang members.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: October 21, 2011
Police subude defiant Hawthorne man with bean bag round (Hawthorne, CA): A reputed gang member suspected of firing a gun at least nine times on a Hawthorne street was shot with a bean bag round when he yelled at officers to "come get me," police said Friday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: October 21, 2011
Woman trying to shield children is killed by gunman (Brooklyn, NY): A mother picking up her child was shot to death across the street from a school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on Friday afternoon as she tried to protect several children from a gunman on a rooftop who opened fire on a group of rivals on a crowded street, the police said.
Source: The New York Times Date: October 21, 2011
Ride replacing gangs for native cadets (Calgary, AB): A drum circle pounds out a beat as a small corps of Stoney Nakoda youths marches in step across the Morley school gymnasium. Their crisp, blue shirts are tucked into trousers that have a long, gold stripe down the leg.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 20, 2011
The new face of Sacramento gangs (Sacramento, CA): Luis "Freddie" Serrato still wakes up some nights seized with a cold panic. In his disoriented mind, he's back inside a 6-by-10 tomb, his life ebbing away moment by miserable moment for a murder he didn't commit. "Sometimes I wake up sweating, thinking I'm in jail," the 21-year-old tells SN&R.
Source: Sacramento News & Review Date: October 20, 2011
Gang experts speak to Santa Cruz parents about how to prevent children from joining gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): A panel of gang experts stressed the importance of communication between parents and their children to prevent kids from getting involved in gang activity.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 20, 2011
Local man sentenced in gang robberies (Salinas, CA): A judge sentenced a Salinas man Wednesday to 25 years in prison after finding that his participation in a least two robberies with other gang members was aggravated.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: October 20, 2011
Gang ties suspected in San Jose slaying (San Jose, CA): A San Jose shooting that killed an 18-year-old man is believed to be gang-related, police said today.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 20, 2011
Charles Edward Bey funeral attended by hundreds: Notorious gangster finally changed his life (Chicago, IL): In 1998, notorious Chicago gang member Charles Edward Bey stood in front of the congregation at the Progressive Community Church on the South Side and apologized for his life of drug dealing and violence. Last week, after finally building a better reputation for himself in the community, Bey died of natural causes at 67.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: October 20, 2011
Police try to ID suspects in City Hall brawl (Richmond, CA): Richmond police say they have hit a roadblock in their investigation of a gang-related brawl at City Hall that left at least one person bloodied.
Source: The Reporter Date: October 20, 2011
Plainfield gang member charged in 2010 slaying of 18-year-old (Plainfield, NJ): A known gang member with the street name “bow wow” has been out of state prison for barely six months since October 2005, but it was during that brief window of time that authorities believe he shot and killed an 18-year-old city man last year.
Source: Courier News Date: October 20, 2011
Eye on gangs (Maine Township, IL): For the last few weeks, Noma O'Brien of unincorporated Maine Township says she has noticed two strange cars-one white and one red-circling on the street outside her house.
Source: Journal & Topics Date: October 20, 2011
Program helping curb gang-related violence in west Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): The empty playgrounds on beautiful spring days symbolized the currents of fear rippling through west Las Vegas neighborhoods in 2006. Parents were afraid to let their children outside.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: October 20, 2011
Trash, text messages helped build drug cases against gang members in Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth police officers dug through trash, studied text messages, photos and contacts on seized mobile phones, and conducted undercover buys and surveillance to build their case against eight Crips street gang members and an associate accused of operating what federal officials deemed "a violent crack cocaine distribution organization."
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: October 20, 2011
Five arrested in gang, prostitution sweep (Nashua, NH) : The Nashua Police Department Narcotics Intelligence Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Gang Task Force executed simultaneous arrest and search warrants throughout Nashua yesterday. These arrests were the result of a joint investigation by both agencies targeting known alleged gang members and their associates who are involved in narcotic trafficking and prostitution.
Source: NashuaPatch Date: October 20, 2011
15-year-old sentenced in fatal stabbing, beating outside Desert Hot Springs party (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A 15-year-old boy was sentenced to eight years in a state juvenile correctional facility today for taking part in the gang-related stabbing and beating death of a Desert Hot Springs man outside a party.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: October 20, 2011
Red sock raises gang concern at school (Richmond, VA): A 7th grader at Richmond's Elkhardt Middle gets in trouble for wearing what the principal suspected was a gang symbol. That gang-related clothing was school issued.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: October 20, 2011
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