Gang-Related News Articles
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Resource officers keep schools safe, build rapport with students (Haines City, FL): The students go back to school Monday, and so do the school cops. Police officers have been assigned to all public high schools, middle schools and even the elementary schools in Polk County since the early 1980s.
Source: News Chief Date: August 22, 2010
Gangs growing in small towns (Hattiesburg, MS): Carved out of the dense pine forests of rural Perry County, the town of Beaumont is sandwiched between the Leaf River and the DeSoto National Forest.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: August 22, 2010
Latin Kings' bust is one part of a much bigger anti-gang challenge (Bethlehem, PA): The arrests of 39 alleged Latin Kings gang members and their associates last month in a bold sweep of their territory across the Lehigh Valley put a dent in the Chicago-based gang's local presence.
Source: The Express-Times Date: August 22, 2010
American gangs have been around for at least 150 years (Bethlehem, PA): Gangs in America are nothing new. City street gangs originated at least as far back as the 1850s. Immigrants such as the Irish, Italians, Jews and many others who faced humiliation, lackluster employment opportunities or harassment formed legions of gangs such as the Dead Rabbits, the Market Street Gang, the Yiddish Black Hand and many, many others.
Source: The Express-Times Date: August 22, 2010
Second alleged gang member re-arrested in Lake Worth, third sought (Lake Worth, FL): A second gang member was back in jail Saturday after being mistakenly released by authorities on Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: August 21, 2010
Crackdown on gangs in N.E. leads to 47 arrests, 22 in Mass. (Boston, MA): A three-month investigation by a team of 20 law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 47 alleged gang members in New England, including more than 22 in Massachusetts, federal officials announced yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 21, 2010
Sweep exposes presence of violent MS-13 gang in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): Two alleged MS-13 members were apprehended this week in New Bedford during a regional sweep of gang-affiliated legal and illegal immigrants, raising concerns that the violent Central American gang is taking root in the city.
Source: South Coast Today Date: August 21, 2010
Four gang members arrested (Modesto, CA): Investigators on Thursday arrested four gang members suspected of robbing cash from two Modesto convenience stores at gunpoint in the past week, police said Friday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: August 21, 2010
FBI, Monterey County gang task force to get 'Operation Center' (Salinas, CA): Monterey County law enforcement agencies and their state and federal partners may soon have their own headquarters to combat the area's gang activity.
Source: The Californian Date: August 21, 2010
Kearns home shot in possible gang-related incident (Kearns, UT): Members of the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit were looking Friday night for a gunman who fired at least six rounds into a known gang house.
Source: Deseret News Date: August 21, 2010
24 with gang links arrested in Maine cities during sweep (Portland, ME): Twenty-four people have been arrested in Maine as part of a regional action against gangs led by federal immigration authorities.
Source: Portland Press Herald Date: August 21, 2010
Lakewood police officers and their families clean up gang graffiti (Lakewood, NJ): Off-duty police officers and their families fanned out across the township Friday to scrape off and paint over gang graffiti, which has defaced the sides of fences, walls and abandoned homes, street signs and telephone poles throughout its diverse neighborhoods.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: August 21, 2010
ICE reports 35 arrests in Las Vegas anti-gang push (Las Vegas, NV): A federal official says 35 people were arrested in a three-day sweep aimed at dismantling multinational street gangs in the Las Vegas.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: August 20, 2010
After latest shooting, Portland gang outreach worker asks: Where's Mayor Sam Adams? (Portland, OR): Portland police command pleaded Friday morning with the public to help law enforcement quell gang violence in the wake of a dozen shootings in the past 36 hours.
Source: The Oregonian Date: August 20, 2010
158 arrested in Utah crackdown of illegal immigrants with gang ties (Salt Lake City, UT): One belongs to the Surenos-Alley Boys. Another hangs with Toonersville Rifa 13. They have criminal records involving violence or drugs. They were deported but returned to the United States illegally.
Source: Deseret News Date: August 20, 2010
Salinas-area landlords get gang crash course (Marina, CA): Salinas-area landlords who want to keep their properties safe from criminal activity got help Thursday identifying the signs that a potential tenant may be a gang member.
Source: The Californian Date: August 20, 2010
Man shot in face in possible gang shooting in Portland (Portland, OR): A young man was shot in the face in North Portland early Friday morning and police are trying to figure out if it may have been connected to eight other shootings over the past couple days.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: August 20, 2010
Independence High covered with graffiti (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating what one school official called "a major case" of vandalism at Independence High School.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: August 19, 2010
Survey: Gang presence increasing in public schools (Washington, DC): Nearly a third of students aged 12 to 17 in public schools say their schools are "infected" with both gangs and drugs, according to a survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA).
Source: CNN Date: August 19, 2010
Gang members arrested in rural Edinburg burglary (Edinburg, TX): Sheriff's deputies arrested five suspected gang members Monday after an alleged burglary. The incident is an example of how street gangs fund their drug purchases by targeting area homes and businesses, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said.
Source: The Monitor Date: August 19, 2010
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