Gang-Related News Articles
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Bridgeport and Stratford seek federal grant to assess gang activity in the city (Bridgeport, CT): The City of Bridgeport and the Town of Stratford together with youth-based community agencies, boards of education, faith-based organizations and the business community are seeking $750,000 in federal Department of Justice Funds to assess gang activity in the City.
Source: The Bridgeport News Date: March 8, 2011
Police monitor southeast Missouri gangs (Cape Girardeau, MO): Authorities say they are seeing more of a gang presence in southeast Missouri, and what's more they're recruiting kids as young as seven years old.
Source: KFVS 12 News Date: March 8, 2011
Two reputed Crips gang members get near-maximum sentences for bringing loaded gun to Drew campus (Madison, NJ): Two Newark men who are reputed Crips street gang members received near-maximum sentences today for bringing a loaded handgun onto the Drew University campus in Madison on Dec. 1, 2008.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 8, 2011
Worcester police hope to tap new well for youth gang efforts (Worcester, MA): As grant funding continues to dwindle in the state for police gang programs, police are hoping to receive a federal grant to strengthen their efforts to help at-risk youth in the city.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: March 7, 2011
Anti-gang bill still alive in Legislature (Yakima, WA): A controversial proposal to allow cities to file civil injunctions against known gang members still has life in the Legislature, a spokeswoman for the state Attorney General's Office said Monday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 7, 2011
Rep. Jerry McNerney introduces gang database bill (Tracy, CA): Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, reintroduced legislation on Thursday to create a national gang activity database to allow law enforcement officials nationwide to track and share information about gang members and their activities.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: March 7, 2011
Program targets young gang members (Las Vegas, NV): A possible gang-related shooting is raising awareness about the increasingly young age of gang members. Sunday, police say a 14-year-old gang member pulled out a gun and shot a man in the leg. If you think age 14 is young, you would be shocked to know when some gang members get their start. Metro's Gang Unit says
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: March 7, 2011
Police say gang violence is down from last year (Chattanooga, TN): What will it take to end the street violence? That's what residents of east Chattanooga are asking. Fed up with gangs, shootings and violence, they watched on Friday as yet another young man died in a drive-by.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: March 7, 2011
Two Freehold members of Bloods gang arrested (Freehold, 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: InJersey Date: March 7, 2011
Iraq vet turned Latin Kings leader pleads guilty (Philadelphia, PA): An Iraq war veteran who became the second in command of Bethlehem's Latin Kings gang pleaded guilty to plotting revenge on gang associates who "snitched" to police.
Source: The Morning Call Date: March 7, 2011
South Monterey County gang sweep nets 13 arrests (Monterey County, CA): As promised, law enforcement agencies conducted another gang sweep in south Monterey County, resulting in 13 arrests. The sweep took place on Friday. Most of the arrests were for parole and probation violations, authorities said Sunday.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: March 7, 2011
Salinas seeks new strategy against graffiti (Salinas, CA): The city of Salinas could soon enforce a rule that puts the financial burden for removing graffiti on private property on the property owners.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: March 7, 2011
Shotgun blast victim in hospital (Chattanooga, TN): Shameka Hudgins lives in College Hill Courts and says she's weary of the violence in her neighborhood. "It just seems like there's a couple shootings every year," she said Sunday. The last one was too close to home, Hudgins said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 7, 2011
Parents of traumatized teens blame gang activity (Westerly, RI): Billy Jo Bariteau and Deb Campbell have something in common they wish they didn't. Both Westerly women are the mothers of teenagers who are afraid to stray far from their homes after encountering a group of their peers they find dangerous, violent and intimidating.
Source: The Date: March 6, 2011
Taunton crime watch meetings to address city graffiti (Taunton, MA): A citywide neighborhood safety initiative is responding to questions about graffiti, including its source — if it could be gang-related.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette Date: March 6, 2011
Ogden gang unit receives honor (Ogden, UT): When it comes to cleaning up gang activity in a city, traditional police enforcement is often not enough. Ogden Police Lt. Scott Conley, who heads the city's gang unit, said this is where other programs come in to help prevent and educate about gang activity.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: March 6, 2011
Gang suspects often slip through fingers of prosecutors (Palm Beach, FL): A local reputed gang member who for the second time had charges against him dropped highlights how hard it is to get gangs off the street, according to frustrated prosecutors and law enforcement officials.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: March 6, 2011
High school students go gangbusters on public-service videos (Vancouver, BC) : When Killarney secondary teacher Jonathan Friedrichs got his film classes interested in the Teens Against Gangs video contest, he helped them do some real-world research.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: March 5, 2011
Gang shooting leaves man shot in head (Chattanooga, TN): Two were charged in the Friday afternoon shooting of a 25-year-old man whose head wound left him in critical condition Friday night, according to the Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 5, 2011
Long sentences handed down to MS-13 gang members (Charlotte, NC) : Seven gang members received lengthy prison sentences this week on charges ranging from racketeering to murder. Members and leaders of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were sentenced Thursday and Friday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: March 5, 2011
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