Gang-Related News Articles
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Russo resigns, Oakland City Council to vote on gang injunction strategy (Oakland, CA): More than a year since Oakland filed its first gang injunction in Alameda County Superior Court, the City Council is poised to take action on outgoing City Attorney John Russo’s controversial anti-crime strategy that has polarized parts of the city and exacerbated police-community tensions.
Source: The Informant Date: May 4, 2011
Gang initiative credited for cuts in Statesville crime rates (Statesville, NC): A community-wide gang initiative is credited for reducing violent crime rates in Statesville.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: May 4, 2011
Pasco police see spike in gang clashes (Pasco, WA): A 28-year-old Pasco man arrested after a gang-related shooting told a judge Monday that he is a "family man" and has no involvement in gangs.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 3, 2011
Police offer GREAT program to local schools (Porterville, CA): Working hand-in-hand with Porterville schools to help prevent gang involvement among school-age children and youth is the Porterville Police Department’s G.R.E.A.T. — Gang Resistance Education and Training — program.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: May 3, 2011
Schools join in fight against gang violence (Porterville, CA): With 5,263 gang members in Tulare County — and, according to Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Crime Systems Specialist Stephanie Reed, 990 of them living in Porterville alone as of June 2009 — local school districts and superintendents are diligently working toward keeping their respective schools safe with various programs.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: May 3, 2011
Two wounded in Southcrest gang shooting (San Diego, CA): Two men were wounded late Monday in Southcrest in what police said was a gang-related shooting.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 3, 2011
Gang members plead guilty (Baltimore, MD): The final three members of the Black Guerrilla Gang have pleaded guilty in federal court, wrapping up cases against 21 members what authorities described as a violent group responsible for money laundering, drug dealing and attacks inside Maryland prisons.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 3, 2011
Gang injunction to be enforced (Wichita Falls, TX): Enforcement of Wichita Falls' fourth gang injunction has begun, and the measure aims to curb activity related to the Hoova Crips — also known as "Hoova" — gang.
Source: Times Record News Date: May 3, 2011
13 arrested in early morning gang crackdown (Santa Maria, CA): Thirteen suspected members of two of the Central Coast's largest gangs are in jail tonight after an early morning FBI crackdown.
Source: KSBY News Date: May 3, 2011
Gang members gunning for one another (Watsonville, CA) : A rash of gang-related shootings have rocked Watsonville already this week, injuring one teenager and sending sprays of bullets at three different homes.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: May 3, 2011
Gang tied to school burglaries (Valley Center, CA): Thieves stole Apple computers from inside two schools in Valley Center over the spring break. The men arrested in the crime spree are documented gang members in Riverside County officials said.
Source: NBC San Diego Date: May 3, 2011
Plainfield studying up on gangs (Plainfield, NJ): Those leading the continuing fight against gangs here are refusing to limit action to any one race, social class or neighborhood.
Source: Courier News Date: May 3, 2011
Pasco probes rash of possible gang shootings (Pasco, WA): A teenager was shot Sunday afternoon at the busy Pasco Flea Market in what was likely a gang-related incident.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: May 2, 2011
Retired police officer shares insight on 'Gang Culture' (Fullerton, CA): After conducting more than 10,000 interviews with gang members over the span of his long career, Curt Levsen became an expert on the dynamics of these "families" centered on crime.
Source: The Daily Titan Date: May 2, 2011
Former gang member tells his story (Porterville, CA): A young mother sat on a couch inside her small apartment in east Porterville two weeks ago and cried as she talked about her 12-year-old son. "I'm so afraid he's going to get into the gangs," the mother, who wished to be unnamed, said. "I'm just worried."
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: May 2, 2011
Five arrested in connection with double shooting in Taft (Taft, TX): Authorities have arrested five men in a drive-by shooting in Taft that sent two men to the hospital. The Taft Police Department teamed up with the San Patricio Sheriff’s Office and Corpus Christi Police Department for the arrests in the shooting that Landreth said was gang-related.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: May 2, 2011
Elected officials, educators confront gang activity (Long Branch, NJ): Neptune High School senior Dyese Davis, 18, said Monday she was glad to see elected officials, educators and community leaders from across the state come together the day before legislation aimed at cracking down on gang activity is expected to be introduced by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and cosponsored by Rep. Frank J. Pallone Jr., both D-N.J.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: May 2, 2011
Graffiti tell a tale of gang activity (Philadelphia, PA): A blue C with an arrow pointing up. A red X over the letters LOC. The number 1500 not far from Rest painted in fat, white cloud letters, a memorial to the dead.
Source: The Inquirer Date: May 1, 2011
Baldwin Park Police Department doubles size of gang unit amid continued violence (Baldwin Park, CA): Amid continuing episodes of gang violence throughout Baldwin Park, the city's Police Department recently doubled the size of a unit dedicated to fighting such crimes and is still weighing the possibility of a gang injunction.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: May 1, 2011
Three rival gang members blamed for Watts party shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Three rival gang members are being blamed for a drive-by shooting that left at least seven people wounded in Watts.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: May 1, 2011
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