Gang-Related News Articles
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Plainfield group wants to open schools in evening as safe haven for teens (Plainfield, NJ): To help give Plainfield’s youth an alternative to the gang activity that has troubled the city, the school district and a coalition of community groups are opening up a pair of school gymnasiums on Thursday nights.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: August 13, 2010
Cafe helps former gang members change their lives (Wichita, KS): The 17-year-old looked like any who might be standing behind the counter of a diner, taking a deep breath after the lunch rush.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: August 13, 2010
Gang-banger charged in housing rental scam (Chicago, IL): He allegedly set up appointments with potential tenants, met with them, showed them an apartment and collected security deposits and rents.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 13, 2010
Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force starts work targeting gang leadership, prevention efforts (Mid-County, CA): The county's new team of proactive gang investigators took to the streets last month and are planning to use whatever means necessary to lock up gang leaders, reduce violence and deter young kids from being caught up in a life of crime.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 13, 2010
14 S. Ind. men arrested for foreign gang links (Evansville, IN): Federal and local authorities have arrested 14 men in southern Indiana for their alleged involvement with violent foreign gangs.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 12, 2010
Authorities seize heroin, arrest 23 in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Federal authorities say an investigation on Chicago's West Side has led to nearly two dozen arrests and the seizure of heroin worth at least $1.2 million.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 12, 2010
L.A. area is prime ground for gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley says his county's scandal-plagued, predominantly Hispanic immigrant cities have afforded opportunities for criminal gangs and drug-trafficking organizations and created a climate ripe for political corruption.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 12, 2010
Rash of shootings leaves Muskegon community shaken (Muskegon, MI): Aretha Crawford is frightened for her children. "I don't want my kids to get caught up in that," said Crawford, after leaving her two children -- a 16-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son -- in the house Monday afternoon only to discover a 23-year-old man bleeding to death from a gunshot wound in the alley beside her home at 1627 Dyson.
Source: Muskegon Chronicle Date: August 12, 2010
New parent fine for kid’s gang activity (Othello, WA): Othello parents could be fined up to $5,000 if their child commits crimes related to a criminal street gang. Othello City Council passed the "Parental Responsibility" ordinance Monday.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: August 12, 2010
Watsonville police investigate gang-related stabbing near middle school (Watsonville, CA): A 15-year-old boy was stabbed Tuesday morning near a middle school in Watsonville in a gang-related incident, according to police.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: August 11, 2010
Man dies a day after he was shot in the head in gang-related Austin shooting (Chicago, IL) : A man has died a day after he was shot in the head in an on-going gang dispute as he was driving in a car in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 11, 2010
Racine Gang Task Force receives national awards (Racine, WI): The Greater Racine Gang Task Force was recognized by the F.B.I. Safe Streets Violent Gang Initiative Conference in Austin, Texas on July 29.
Source: Racine Post Date: August 10, 2010
Tackling Manchester gangs gets city's full attention (Manchester, NH): City officials are looking at policy changes that could help the schools, police and community groups better address the city's developing gang problem.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: August 10, 2010
Nine arrested after fight inside restaurant (Sheboygan, WI): Nine people were arrested Sunday night following a large fight inside a Sheboygan restaurant during which an 18-year-old man was assaulted, and Sheboygan police said the assault appears to be gang-related.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: August 10, 2010
43 gang members, associates arrested in Antelope Valley law-enforcement operation (Los Angeles, CA): More than 400 law enforcement agents served dozens of search warrants across the Antelope Valley early Tuesday, arresting 43 suspected gang members and associates on charges including weapons and cocaine trafficking, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 10, 2010
Gang measures inconclusive in crime data (Tacoma, WA): Robberies, assaults and other crimes dipped in a large part of Tacoma in February after police and federal agents cracked down on several reputed members of the city's oldest - and allegedly most active - street gang.
Source: The Olympian Date: August 9, 2010
Ogden police plan to use CROSS to curb gang activity (Ogden, UT): Ogden police plan to roll out a $157,000 program aimed at diverting the city’s teens from getting involved with gangs.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 9, 2010
Dozens arrested in Tulare County gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Dozens of gang members are off the streets of the south valley thanks to a recent gang sweep.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: August 9, 2010
City officials get cash, but gangs hold power (Bell, CA): The gang graffiti that coats freeway overpasses, exit signs and the concrete banks of the Los Angeles River attests to a problem more alarming than the recent revelations of hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual salaries for public officials.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 9, 2010
Othello to discuss anti-gang plan (Othello, WA): Not satisfied with imposing a curfew on young people under 18 last month, the Othello City Council is looking at additional steps to deter gang activity.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: August 9, 2010
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