Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang task force rejects bill requiring police to fingerprint, photograph more juveniles (Salt Lake City, UT): A bill that would require police to fingerprint and photograph juveniles 14 and older who are arrested for felonies or gang-related crimes drew criticism at Thursday’s Governor’s Gang Task Force meeting, sparking a debate over Utah’s approach to children who commit crimes.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 20, 2011
Gang members' long sentences may just be the first (Yakima, WA): Two Lower Valley men waved goodbye to tearful relatives Thursday as they prepared to serve more than 50 years each in prison for a gang-related shooting in Sunnyside.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 20, 2011
San Jose announces gang tattoo removal program (San Jose, CA): San Jose is looking for people who have visible gang tattoos but are no longer living that lifestyle to take part in a tattoo removal program.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 20, 2011
Are San Francisco's gang injunctions working? (San Francisco, CA): Four years ago, San Francisco faced a stubbornly high crime rate. To fight back, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and the police department turned to a controversial crime strategy - the gang injunction.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 20, 2011
Gang member sentenced for conspiracy (Newport News, VA): A Newport News gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: January 20, 2011
Crime rise worries neighborhood (Tulsa, OK): Residents of the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood told police and community leaders that they are - and have been - concerned about the crime in their backyard and that they want something done about it.
Source: Tulsa World Date: January 19, 2011
San Jose leaders call homicide spike an aberration (San Jose, CA): Gang-suppression efforts are being stepped up after a spike in San Jose homicides, a streak city leaders are calling an aberration.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 19, 2011
Wash. anti-gang bill meets opposition at hearing (Olympia, WA): Uniformed sheriffs, community activists and onetime gang members sporting facial tattoos were among a large crowd that assembled Wednesday to debate a legislative proposal aimed at restricting criminal gangs in Washington state.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 19, 2011
LA gang with Mexican Mafia ties busted (Los Angeles, CA): Reputed members of a Los Angeles-area street gang busted Wednesday in a racketeering investigation have ties to the Mexican Mafia, federal authorities said.
Source: United Press International Date: January 19, 2011
Police: Woman removed evidence from Lakewood homicide (Lakewood, WA): Lakewood police said today the city’s first homicide in more than a year involved gang members and that they have arrested a woman for allegedly removing evidence from the scene of the shooting.
Source: The News Tribune Date: January 19, 2011
South San Francisco community looks to fight back against gang violence (San Francisco, CA): A month after three young men were gunned down in a South San Francisco neighborhood, community leaders are preparing their own offensive to strike back against street violence.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: January 19, 2011
Legal debate entangles Facebook, juror, alleged gang members (Sacramento, CA): A Northern California criminal defense attorney has taken up the cause of a juror whose Facebook postings have put him in a legal wedge between lawyers for the social networking giant and lawyers for reputed members of a street gang.
Source: Technorati Date: January 19, 2011
Plainfield gang member sentenced in near-fatal stabbing (Elizabeth, NJ): A confirmed high-ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang has been sentenced to 50 years in state prison, said First Assistant Union County Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr.
Source: Courier News Date: January 19, 2011
Four months after DEA's "Operation Greedy Grove" drugs and gang sweep, a guilty plea (Dallas, TX): Back in September, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it had arrested several alleged members of "violent local street gangs," which included the Highland Hills Posse and the NFL Boyz.
Source: Dallas Observer Date: January 19, 2011
Feds arrest 13 suspected gang members, associates following increased Plainfield violence (Plainfield, NJ): Federal authorities have been rounding up alleged members and associates of the Bloods street gang in a response to a recent rise in violence in Plainfield, the FBI and city officials said Wednesday.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 19, 2011
Plan aims at gang problem (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Community advocates and law enforcement officials with the West End Gangs and Drugs Task Force know they can no longer arrest their way out of gang violence and drug abuse.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 18, 2011
Chief: Police ID 17 organized gangs in city (Fort Smith, AR) : Fort Smith Police Chief Kevin Lindsey told residents Monday night that the Police Department has identified 17 organized gangs in Fort Smith. "We have a confirmed combined total membership of 222 in these 17 gangs, and we have a suspected total membership of 300-plus," Lindsey said at a meeting of the Fort Smith Neighborhood Coalition at Southside Baptist Church.
Source: Times Record Date: January 18, 2011
Gang color linked to Visalia man's killing (Visalia, CA): A Visalia man who was shot to death this month was in the wrong place at the wrong time -- and possibly wearing the wrong color of clothing, Visalia police said Tuesday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 18, 2011
Gangs, drug abuse growing concerns in Madill (Madill, OK): Folks in the communities of Oakland and Madill, Oklahoma, are dealing with some issues that in the past were just considered big city problems.
Source: KXII 12 News Date: January 18, 2011
Man stabbed in northeast Fresno gang fight (Fresno, CA): A man in his 20s was stabbed Tuesday night in northeast Fresno during a fight between gang members and taggers, authorities said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 18, 2011
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