Gang-Related News Articles
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Portland gets $1.1 M to fight youth violence (Portland, OR): In Holladay Park near Portland's Lloyd Center, volunteers in green shirts patrol the area, keeping the peace in a place where gang violence has flared. The Centers for Disease Control has announced a plan to spend $1.1 million in federal tax money to help Multnomah County fight youth violence with a public health approach.
Source: MSNBC KGW Date: September 22, 2011
Bessemer man robbed as part of gang initiation (Birmingham, AL): A man in Bessemer was robbed Thursday morning by two young men wearing bandanas who told him it was part of their gang initiation. Police departments across the Greater Birmingham area are now on the lookout for the two suspects who allegedly robbed Anthony Eason, a 61-year-old Bessemer resident.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News Date: September 22, 2011
Expect gang violence to escalate (Surrey, BC): Just a few days after a 24-year-old man was shot in Surrey, police are warning that anyone associated with the Duhre and Dhak gangs could be in danger.
Source: The Province Date: September 21, 2011
Gang attacks near Aurora's Central High tackled at meeting (Aurora, CO): Members of the Aurora Central High School community met with parents, students, police and others Tuesday night to figure out ways to fight gang violence. "We have a shared concern about gang involvement in our community," Central High principal Lynn Fair told a sparse gathering at the school.
Source: The Denver Post Date: September 21, 2011
Christiansburg man, 21, pleads guilty to gang participation (Christianburg, VA): A man charged earlier this year with gang participation pleaded guilty Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Horton, Michael Allen Simpkins, 20, and five juveniles called themselves members of the 9 Trey Bloods, the largest street gang on the East Coast and a subset of the United Blood Nation, police said.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: September 21, 2011
Reputed gang member held without bail in Logan Square attack (Chicago, IL): As Brian DeLeon lay crumpled on the ground, three Maniac Latin Disciples kept yelling at Esteban Miranda to stop hitting the 14-year-old with a baseball bat because the boy was not in a rival gang, law enforcement sources say.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 21, 2011
Some question use of gang identification data (St. Paul, MN): With input from the community tonight, the Violent Crime Coordinating Council will begin developing new criteria for law enforcement agencies to identify gang members. Legal experts, privacy advocates and others have been invited to weigh in. Some expected to testify have more questions for the council than answers.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: September 21, 2011
York's Parkway residents talk gangs, violence (York, PA): Drug sales. Gang violence. Gunshots in the middle of the night. These are just a few of the realities of living in York's Parkway neighborhood. So are fights in the streets, large throngs of teenagers breaking curfew and even homicide.
Source: York Daily Record Date: September 21, 2011
SCPD has gang unit teams on patrol in Port Jeff (Port Jefferson, NY): At least one car from the Suffolk County Police Department's Patrol Special Operations Team Bureau surveys Port Jefferson on a daily basis, according to Mathew Lewis, deputy inspector of the bureau.
Source: The Port Times Record Date: September 21, 2011
Feds crack down on drug trade by gangs (Nashville, TN): A federal grand jury indicted 17 Midstate residents, including some from Murfreesboro, for participation in a drug distribution conspiracy and associated violence, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office. Eleven of the individuals are believed to be part of the Vice Lords gang, according to the news release from the office of Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: September 20, 2011
Next obstacle in gang fight: Funding (Salinas, CA): The challenge of trying to do more with less permeated Monday's meeting of officials from Salinas and 12 other California cities sharing tactics for slowing gang violence. The 13-city network is about to run out of funding.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 20, 2011
Cuccinelli debuts video with anti-gang message (Virginia): A premiere showing of a video intended to discourage teens from joining gangs aired in the State Capitol Tuesday as part of an ongoing anti-gang effort by the attorney general's office.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: September 20, 2011
Yakima anti-gang group regrets lack of backup from Legislature (Yakima, WA): Members of the Yakima County Gang Commission were optimistic about the progress of their efforts at Tuesday's monthly meeting, but expressed frustration with the Legislature for not doing enough to address the gang issue.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 20, 2011
Stockton police struggle for arrests in gang-related homicides (Stockton, CA): Two different crime statistics are discouraging to both Stockton police and Mayor Ann Johnston. There have been seven homicides in Stockton in the month of September and police have not been able to make a single arrest in those cases.
Source: News10 Date: September 20, 2011
Four businesses spray painted with gang graffiti (St. Charles, IL): Four businesses reported similar gang-related graffiti on their buildings during the week of Sept. 4, according to police.
Source: Marengo Farmside Date: September 20, 2011
MPD resolves to fight gang issue (Madison, WI): There are 1,198 confirmed gang members in the Madison area, plus 2,500 suspected members and associates. Madison Police Department’s Crime Prevention Gang Unit is fighting that statistic, and highlighted the reality of gangs in Dane County at a brief discussion before the Common Council last night.
Source: The Badger Herald Date: September 20, 2011
Gang member from Paterson admits role in violent crimes, drug trade (Newark, NJ): A member of the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang from Paterson admitted Tuesday to participating in a range of violent crimes and conspiring to distribute narcotics, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.
Source: The Record Date: September 20, 2011
Gang emphasis patrol's continue to help reduce crime (Yakima, WA): An increase in gang activity in Yakima last week, prompted the Yakima Police Department to have extra officers on the streets this weekend. This is the second gang emphasis patrol in the past month, both in response to a spike in gang activity.
Source: MSNBC KNDU Date: September 20, 2011
Beaten teen mistaken as rival gang member; charges filed (Chicago, IL): Cornered in a dark side street by a pair of baseball bat-wielding Maniac Latin Disciples last week, 14-year-old Brian DeLeon pleaded that he didn’t belong to a rival gang.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 20, 2011
Centers for Disease Control selects Portland for program to address youth violence as a public health problem (Portland, OR): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has selected Portland to be one of four communities to share a federal grant to find ways to prevent the kind of gun violence that has claimed the lives of nine young people in the city this year, largely due to gang shootings.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 20, 2011
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