Gang-Related News Articles
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Eight arrested in Avenal gang sweep (Avenal, CA): Eight people are in custody following a gang sweep this morning in Avenal. Law enforcement's goal was to target high-profile gang associates and help disrupt any future gang activity, Avenal Police Chief Jack Amoroso said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: April 13, 2011
HCSO anti-DWI, anti-gang initiative nets 16 arrests (Houston, TX): An anti-DWI and anti-gang initiative netted 16 arrests over the weekend, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. The initiative, which was conducted by the HCSO Reserve Command and Gang Unit, targeted the area in and around a popular flea market on Airline at West Gulf Bank.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: April 13, 2011
Students discuss gang violence (Cambridge, MA) : Christopher Yanov, founder of the mentorship group Reality Changers, critiqued current gang-violence prevention practices, promoting an alternative approach that focused on providing young people with options outside of gangs, in a talk in Adams Lower Common Room yesterday.
Source: The Harvard Crimson Date: April 12, 2011
Drug gangs put down area roots (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Recognizing the opportunity for high profits in an area with limited law enforcement services, drug trafficking gangs have set up permanent operations throughout eastern Pennsylvania, according to a federal report of drug and gang violence released on Friday.
Source: The Times Leader Date: April 12, 2011
Napa acts now to keep a lid on gang activities (Napa County, CA): If they get on it now, county officials say they hope to keep gang activity here under control. A new Napa County Gang and Youth Violence Master Plan, unveiled last week to the Board of Supervisors, suggests community members must work together to ensure gang activity doesn't increase.
Source: Times-Herald Date: April 12, 2011
Advocates push for increased Shannon Grant funding in Fiscal Year 2012 (New Bedford, MA): Local advocates and community leaders are hoping that New Bedford receives adequate Shannon Grant funding in 2012 to continue the city's momentum in stemming gang activity.
Source: The Standard Times Date: April 12, 2011
Suspected gang associate charged with brandishing gun in dispute (Franconia, VA) : Fairfax County police arrested an area man in late March for alleged gang participation and brandishing a gun, according to court records.
Source: KingstownePatch Date: April 12, 2011
Gangs don't protect against crime (Huntsville, TX): Gang members are twice as likely to be crime victims than non-gang members and are more frequently subject to simple assault, aggravated assault and drive by shootings, according to a recently study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University.
Source: Sam Houston State University Date: April 12, 2011
Three El Monte Flores gang members arrested after car chase (El Monte, CA) : Police arrested three suspected members of the El Monte Flores street gang after a car chase to Temple City and several hours of searching.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 12, 2011
Spate of city gang violence has deep roots (Richmond, CA): Police are saying that some of the violence that has been brewing in the city recently, which has left three dead and four wounded over the last two weeks, seems to be part of an escalating feud between gangs in North and Central Richmond.
Source: Richmond Confidential Date: April 12, 2011
Shot, burned body identified, his slaying was gang-related (Edinburg, TX): Hidalgo County Sheriff’s investigators identified the partially burned body of a man who was found with multiple gunshot wounds Sunday night near a burning vehicle.
Source: The Monitor Date: April 12, 2011
19-year-old Long Beach man fatally shot in likely gang-related incident (Long Beach, CA): A young Long Beach man was murdered Monday in what police suspect was a gang-related shooting, authorities said.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: April 12, 2011
Novato toughens graffiti ordinance (Novato, CA): Hoping to arrest the rise in gang-related graffiti, the Novato City Council agreed Tuesday to toughen the city's graffiti ordinance.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: April 12, 2011
Gangs: Understanding what counts in Silver Spring (Silver Spring, MD): In 2010, there were on average 40 active gangs in Montgomery County, according to the latest data available by Montgomery County Police Department. But "gang incidences" only made up 1 percent of overall county crime in 2009, and officials expect a similar trend for 2010 when crime data is finalized later this month.
Source: SilverSpringPatch Date: April 12, 2011
Feds finding it harder and harder to combat escalating presence of Mexican drug cartels in New York (New York, NY): New York feds have more than doubled the time spent breaking up the growing network between local gangs and Mexican drug cartels.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 11, 2011
21-year-old Merced man injured in gang-related shooting (Merced, CA): A 21-year-old man is expected to survive after being injured during a gang-related shooting Sunday night, Merced police reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: April 11, 2011
Experts can testify at trials involving gang violence, judges rule (Toronto, ON): Jurors at trials that involve gang violence need experts to help them appreciate how gangs scare the public out of co-operating with police, Ontario’s top court ruled Monday.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: April 11, 2011
Phillipsburg man, half-brother accused in gang-related killing near Bound Brook train station (Bound Brook, NJ): A Phillipsburg man and his half-brother have been charged with murder in the gang-related shooting last month near the Bound Brook train station, Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano said yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 11, 2011
Inmate stabbed at Utah State Prison in gang-related incident, officials say (Salt Lake City, UT): A Utah State Prison inmate is recovering after being stabbed by another inmate in a gang-related fight.
Source: Daily Reporter Date: April 11, 2011
Man refuses to join gang, gets jumped (Montclair, NJ): A 20-year-old who resisted joining the Empire street gang was attacked in front of the restaurant Sweet Potato & Pecan on Forest Street back in mid-March, and suspects in that assault were arrested during the past week, according to police.
Source: The Montclair Times Date: April 11, 2011
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