Gang-Related News Articles
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Abbotsford Police unveil transformed Hummer for anti-gang messaging (Abbotsford, BC): The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is taking its anti-gang messaging on the road – literally. The APD unveiled its newest project today in its battle to turn young people away from the gang lifestyle. Operation Reclamation involved transforming a sand-coloured 2004 Hummer H2 into a vehicle sporting the APD's black-and-white theme, police lights, and a "skin" of graphics and messages.
Source: Abbotsford News Date: February 23, 2011
Novato takes action against gang graffiti (Novato, CA): Troubled by what they see as an increase in graffiti — particularly spray-painted symbols related to gang activity — Novato residents and public officials are seeking solutions to the problem.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: February 22, 2011
Taggers’ handiwork leaves ugly scars (Loveland, CO): Police Chief Luke Hecker agrees. "There’s a correlation of graffiti and gang activity," Hecker said. "It connects back to the broken windows concept. If you don’t take care of those quickly, they compound."
Source: Loveland Reporter-Herald Date: February 22, 2011
Latin Kings and MS-13: Detectives talk about Franconia's gang problem (Franconia, VA): Fairfax County Police Department Gang Unit detectives speaking to Franconia's Citizen Advisory Committee meeting last week brought bad news and good news. The bad: The Franconia area is threatened by Salvadoran gang MS-13, a group so notorious one detective called it a terrorist threat. The good: Gang activity in area high schools is at a new low.
Source: AnnandalePatch Date: February 22, 2011
Uptown's gang violence causes concern (Chicago, IL): Drawn to Chicago's Uptown community by its rich diversity, Mary Dombrowski lives with her husband and preteen daughter in a spacious condo just off Wilson Avenue, a popular thoroughfare frequented by young professionals, dog walkers and mothers pushing babies in strollers.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 22, 2011
Sacramento County jail sweep reveals growing gang activity (Elk Grove, CA): Some information gathered during an unprecedented jail sweep by Sacramento County sheriff's deputies indicate an increase in gang activity in local jails.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: February 22, 2011
Md. Board of Education approves model gang activity policy (Baltimore, MD): The Maryland State Board of Education approved a statewide model policy Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore to help prevent and deal with gang activity in schools.
Source: The Daily Times Date: February 22, 2011
Two Freehold men arrested after argument in which gun was shown (Howell, NJ): Police arrested a pair of Freehold men reported to be Bloods street gang members after a handgun was brandished during an argument in the parking lot of an apartment complex, police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: February 22, 2011
Shooting disrupts peace of Edinburg neighborhood (Edinburg, TX): Folks in an Edinburg neighborhood are afraid after a shooting disrupted their lives and peaceful neighborhood. Three men were wounded, but they weren't the only victims of the shooting.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: February 22, 2011
Injunction zone site of latest Indio shooting (Indio, CA): A shooting in Indio that left a 5-year-old boy in critical condition on Monday follows the largest anti-gang sweep in Riverside County history, held two months earlier in and around the neighborhood.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: February 22, 2011
Some legislation in Olympia is dead (Yakima, WA): A controversial anti-gang bill is clinging to life in the state House of Representatives after its companion bill died in a Senate committee this week.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 22, 2011
USP Atwater investigating several fights among inmates Monday (Atwater, CA) : U.S. Penitentiary Atwater is on lockdown after several fights that included weapons occurred Monday in less than a half-hour, inside cell blocks and outside in the yard.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 22, 2011
Seven gang members plead guilty in Galaxy Star case (Nashville, TN): The dominoes are falling in a massive gang racketeering case that involved a local anti-gang nonprofit. Seven members of the Bloods gang said to have operated out of the former Galaxy Star nonprofit headquarters, according to federal court documents, have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
Source: The Tennessean Date: February 21, 2011
Gang vandals tag homes and cars in west Greeley (Greeley, CO): Gang vandals with spray paint hit several houses and cars in west Greeley late Sunday or early Monday, causing thousands of dollars in damage to homes and vehicles.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: February 21, 2011
N. Medford neighborhood hit with graffiti again (Medford, OR): A North Medford neighborhood that just cleaned up a large amount of gang-related graffiti has been hit again.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: February 21, 2011
Gang activity on the rise goes unnoticed by the public (Medford, OR): Gang activity in the Rogue Valley goes unnoticed by its neighbors but it has grown to dramatic heights. KTVL was invited to take a tour of our neighborhood in a new light and it was then we got a glimpse of the growing problem.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: February 21, 2011
Local artists seeing fewer gang tattoos (Augusta, GA): Tony Arrington will ink anything on any part of the body, but he draws the line at gang tattoos. The tattoo artist at Dragon's Den on Gordon Highway pointed to an FBI flier posted behind the desk as a reason why.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: February 21, 2011
More arrests made as FBPD looks into gang activity (Fort Bragg, CA): The Fort Bragg Police Department arrested six more people as officers continue to investigate a surge in gang activity following the alleged attempted murder of a woman with a hatchet last month.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal Date: February 19, 2011
11 from Aryan gang indicted in Tomball beating (Houston, TX): Federal officials filed racketeering charges against a leader in the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and 10 others for their alleged roles in the 2008 beating of a prospective member of the violent prison and street gang.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 19, 2011
Gang members sought in Azusa shooting (Azusa, CA): Two men escaped injury Friday when a group of gang members opened fire on them, police said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 19, 2011
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