Gang-Related News Articles
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Hier-anarchy: Gangs run on military-style hierarchy (Tulare County, CA): Thousands of Tulare County’s street gangs are controlled by their highest-ranking leaders from inside the unlikeliest of places — California’s prisons. Structured in a paramilitary style, northern and southern Hispanic gangs have become some of the most organized and violent offenders in the country.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 27, 2011
Third gang member pleads guilty to Brentwood murder (Riverhead, NY) : A Deer Park teenager has admitted to stabbing a man to death and shooting a 13-year-old boy in the head during in a string of gang violence in Brentwood in the summer of 2009.
Source: Long Island Press Date: January 27, 2011
Sheriff, lieutenant attend gang summit in Arizona (Dobson, NC): This week, Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson and Lt. Randy Shelton attended the World Gang Control Strategy Summit in Arizona in hopes of getting “ahead of the curb.”
Source: The Mount Airy News Date: January 27, 2011
Marin investigators school residents on gang infestation (Marin, CA): Marin residents need to be increasingly proactive, engaged and shrewd to combat a pernicious gang presence in the county, especially with ongoing budget constraints on law enforcement resources, gang investigators said Thursday night.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: January 27, 2011
Gang-related crimes fell sharply in 2010 (Wichita, KS): Good news for Wichita as the police department has announced statistics show crimes in the state’s largest city are dropping in nearly every category. It’s the second year in a row that crime has been cut down in Wichita.
Source: KSN 3 News Date: January 27, 2011
City of Houston signs five-year agreement to remove graffiti (Houston, TX) : Mayor Annise Parker today announced an inter-local agreement between The Greater East End Management District (GEEMD) and the City of Houston to remove graffiti on city property throughout greater Houston.
Source: The Cypress Times Date: January 27, 2011
Anti-gang programs to close (Winnipeg, MB): Four successful anti-gang programs will shut their doors in March when federal funding runs out, leaving at least 65 kids at the mercy of the streets again.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: January 26, 2011
New Bedford again receives diminished Shannon Grant funding (New Bedford, MA): New Bedford is again receiving $335,000 this year in state funding to combat gang violence. That figure is still a 60 percent cut from the $1 million the HOPE Collaborative received each of the first three years of the Shannon Grant, which is awarded to cities for anti-gang programs.
Source: South Coast Today Date: January 26, 2011
Tulare County supervisors' aim: Service, fewer gangs (Tulare County, CA): The Tulare County Board of Supervisors hopes to train employees to provide better customer service in 2011, do more to communicate with the public and cut gang-related crime by 5 percent.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 26, 2011
Opponents of gang injunction rally in front of Oakland City Hall (Oakland, CA): About 100 people gathered outside City Hall on Wednesday in protest of the proposed Nortenos gang injunction that has sparked controversy in Oakland, from its neighborhoods to its courtrooms and political debates.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 26, 2011
Fall River gets boost in grant to keep kids away from gangs (Fall River, MA): The city is receiving a minor boost in funding to help keep kids away from gangs. The office of Gov. Deval Patrick announced Fall River will receive $280,000 through the Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative Grant. The funding is a $5,000 increase from the city’s allocation during the previous fiscal year.
Source: The Herald News Date: January 26, 2011
Police crack down on gang activity (Livermore, CA): Police have made 14 arrests of suspected gang offenders in the past two weeks and are now looking for the public's help in curbing a spike in gang activity in town.
Source: LivermorePatch Date: January 26, 2011
Police: Teen injured as bullets fly in neighborhood shooting (San Antonio, TX): It was a terrifying Wednesday evening on the west side as neighbors ducked to avoid flying bullets. A 14-year-old was caught in the middle of the mayhem. Police say they have no leads on suspects at this time but believe the shooting is gang-related.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: January 26, 2011
11 Gardena street gang members in custody (Gardena, CA): A major crackdown on a street gang in Gardena landed nearly a dozen suspects behind bars early Wednesday morning. Authorities accuse the gang of spreading fear and crime in the city.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: January 26, 2011
Police nab five teens in graffiti spree (Longview, WA): Longview police have arrested five juvenile gang members suspected of spray painting graffiti on at least 40 properties and causing more than $20,000 in damage during the past two months, the department announced Wednesday.
Source: The Daily News Date: January 26, 2011
Stabbing victim at Rhino Club confirmed 5-Star General in local gang (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington Police have confirmed Taaron Jones, who was stabbed to death outside the Rhino Club Sunday night, was a confirmed member "Double I" (ii) street gang.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3 Date: January 26, 2011
Gang assessment committee concludes work (Warren County, NC): The Warren County Gang Assessment Steering Committee officially concluded its work last week by holding a joint meeting with the local Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.
Source: Warren Record Date: January 26, 2011
Abbotsford detective says latest charges could shake gang underworld (Abbotsford, BC): Murder charges laid Monday against senior members of the notorious United Nations gang will "send a shock wave" through Metro Vancouver's criminal underworld, a police specialist who has investigated the UN says.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: January 26, 2011
Gang violence near campus not a threat, experts say (Los Angeles, CA): Given USC’s location in downtown Los Angeles, crime can seem almost inevitable, especially when there are two gangs operating within miles of campus. These groups are active and potentially dangerous, but their threat doesn’t extend to the USC campus, experts say.
Source: Daily Trojan Date: January 25, 2011
Weekend operation nets 21 arrests in Tulare County (Tulare County, CA): After a rash of gang-related shootings, gang suppression units countywide say they are taking a zero-tolerance approach to gang violence.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 25, 2011
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