Gang-Related News Articles
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Catching gangs with conspiracy (Tacoma, WA): A Pierce County prosecutor and police are claiming success against gang violence in Tacoma. They're going after street gangs with the help of a law that's only been used to prosecute organized crime in the past.
Source: KUOW News Date: April 15, 2011
Threats against Flagler teen gang-related (Bunnell, FL): Sheriff's investigators say they have arrested two members of a new gang claiming to be affiliated with the Flagler County Bloods.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: April 15, 2011
Lawmakers, law enforcement meet on crime, drugs (Allentown, PA): It's no secret that drug and gang activity is present is the Lehigh Valley. A new study shows that the gangs are becoming increasingly more organized and influential in our region
Source: WFMZ 69 News Date: April 15, 2011
APD gang operation nabs 94 (Albuquerque, NM): The Special Investigations Division of the Albuquerque Police Department, along with several other state and federal law enforcement agencies, arrested 94 dangerous and violent criminals during a two-week gang operation last month.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: April 15, 2011
Prevention is the focus of "Gangs 101" (Broken Arrow, OK): Law enforcement from across region gathered in Broken Arrow on Friday to share information and talk about ways to curb violence. "Gangs 101" brings together everyone who is on the front lines of combating gang activity.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: April 15, 2011
Concerns raised at Hayward High after fight involving gang members (Hayward, CA): Police presence was beefed up around the Hayward High School campus this week after a pair of recent fights -- including a large-scale gang-related melee that ended in arrests -- sparked fears a retaliatory strike could be in the works.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 15, 2011
Teen charged in gang-related stabbing (Arlington Heights, IL): A 15-year-old from Wheeling has been charged with attempted murder after he chased and stabbed a rival gang member outside of a McDonald’s, Arlington Heights police said Friday.
Source: TribLocal Date: April 15, 2011
15-year-old shot in southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): It appears to be a case of gang violence in an area of Fresno not known for that kind of trouble. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest Wednesday night at the Villa Hermosa Apartments near Marks and McKinley. Witnesses say the victim was arguing with another teen before the shooting.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: April 14, 2011
Spartanburg law enforcement: Victims, suspects getting younger (Spartanburg, SC): In little more than a week, two people have been shot and killed in Spartanburg and Boiling Springs. In both incidents, the suspects are mostly teenagers, ranging from 17 to 19 years old.
Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal Date: April 14, 2011
Gang-related shooting injures man, police say (Salem, OR): A man was wounded late Tuesday in what police said was a gang shooting in northeast Salem.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: April 14, 2011
Gang injunction who’s who (Santa Barbara, CA): "The baddest of the bad." That's how Santa Barbara officials portray 30 people named in the city's gang injunction, but news of the civil document has been met with varied community response and concerns about its constitutionality, necessity, and thoroughness. Authorities see it as a tool to prevent gang members from congregating and veterans from recruiting.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: April 14, 2011
San Jose seeks funding for Safe Summer Initiative, which supports youth activities (San Jose, CA): The incidence of teen gang violence in San Jose has decreased significantly since the summer of 2007. While some attribute last summer's decrease to cooler temperatures, it's possible that the city's Safe Summer Initiative can accept a good portion of the credit.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 14, 2011
Feds indict 11 in Va. as racketeering Bloods gang (Norfolk, VA): Eleven members of a violent street gang known as the Bounty Hunter Bloods committed killings, intimidated people and sold a variety of drugs in southeastern Virginia, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: April 14, 2011
ESV gangster to face trial for attempted murder (Victorville, CA): A son of a founding member of the East Side Victoria gang is headed to trial for allegedly attempting to murder a woman who was a witness in his brother's robbery.
Source: The Daily Press Date: April 14, 2011
Brothers convicted of killing teenager over 'disrespect' (Fullerton, CA): Two Santa Ana brothers have been convicted of the slaying of a 17-year-old boy in 2007 for "disrespecting" their gang, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 14, 2011
Two Napa men arrested after challenging passersby to fight (Napa, CA): Two young Napa men were arrested Tuesday night after they reportedly threatened passersby and challenged them to fight in the CVS Pharmacy parking lot, 291 S. Coombs St., Napa police said.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: April 14, 2011
The cost of a gang unit in Sunnyside (Sunnyside, WA): KIMA has new information on Sunnyside's effort to control its gang problem. Our report earlier this week told you about how gang-related weapons crimes have skyrocketed. Sunnyside has no gang unit, and there's some hesitation by the city to spend the money to get one started.
Source: KIMA News Date: April 14, 2011
Two arrested following chase across Salinas (Salinas, CA): Two armed Salinas gang members were arrested late Monday, but not before ramming through a patrol car and leading officers into a vehicle chase that ended across town, authorities said.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 13, 2011
Providence man convicted in gang slaying (Providence, RI): A Providence man has been convicted of killing a city teenager in a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 13, 2011
Pearl-Cohn student injured in gang crossfire (Nashville, TN): At at a time when it is trying to attract more white students to campus, Pearl-Cohn High School is dealing with the aftermath of a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Tennessean Date: April 13, 2011
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