Gang-Related News Articles
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Syracuse residents shaken, asking questions after rash of shootings (Syracuse, NY): The rash of high-profile shootings in Syracuse over the past several weeks has left residents on edge and some local experts wondering whether the city is at a dangerous turning point.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 5, 2010
Asheville-area law enforcement, community groups to use 'focused deterrence' to cut gang crime (Asheville, NC): Those called in are suspects identified as gang members and other young men committing assaults and robberies or peddling drugs.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: December 5, 2010
Woman dies following gang-linked arson attack (Prince George, BC) : A 56-year-old wheelchair-bound Prince George woman has died from injuries sustained in a gang-linked arson attack on Nov. 24.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: December 4, 2010
Fullerton sees sharp rise in graffiti since 2000 (Fullerton, CA): Commuters who take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center into Los Angeles see a constantly changing display made up of colorful, stylized letters – the tags of graffiti crews in constant battle with the city, businesses, police and one another.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 4, 2010
Arrest made in gang shooting (Modesto, CA): A Modesto man suspected of taking part in a brazen daytime gang shooting was apprehended Wednesday by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: December 4, 2010
Karen youth get attention from community, St. Paul police (St. Paul, MN): Some Karen youths say they're merely mimicking urban American dress and culture, but because some of those actions are construed as gang-related, community members and St. Paul police say that could spell trouble if no one intervenes.
Source: Star Tribune Date: December 4, 2010
Police say gang feud behind Nyeland Acres attacks (Oxnard, CA): Laid out on a table at the sheriff’s west county gang unit headquarters, the color printouts illustrate the feud as investigators believe it developed.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: December 4, 2010
Early-morning shooting kills 24-year-old man in Gresham (Gresham, OR): An early-morning shooting in Gresham left one man dead today in what police believe was a gang-related incident.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 4, 2010
Juveniles indicted in gang-related incident (Albany, GA): Despite getting beat up, a 15-year-old student at Dougherty High School will face juvenile charges related to gang terrorism along with three other of her gang members, a Dougherty Judicial Circuit official said.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: December 3, 2010
Let's Meet: Chicago police's new approach to gangs (Chicago, IL): In Chicago, police are trying a different approach to stop gang violence. First, they meet with gang members and let them hear firsthand from residents who are tired of violence.
Source: NPR News Date: December 3, 2010
$2.2 million federal grant to help Denver combat gang violence (Denver, CO): A $2.2 million federal grant to combat gang violence in three Denver neighborhoods could help to one day reduce violence elsewhere in the nation, according to city officials.
Source: The Denver Post Date: December 3, 2010
OKC gang prevention group keeps kids out of trouble and in school (Oklahoma City, OK) : Sadre Smith knew he was headed in the wrong direction — going out every night with kids who were in gangs or into drugs. It took police intervention to get the 17-year-old back on track.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: December 3, 2010
Oaklanders protest gang injunction despite hearing postponements (Oakland, CA): On Thursday afternoon, the announcement that court hearings regarding the proposed Fruitvale gang injunction would be delayed did not stop approximately 30 demonstrators outside the office of the Alameda County Administrator from demanding an alternative measure to reduce gang violence in their neighborhoods.
Source: Oakland North Date: December 3, 2010
Federal affidavit identifies St. Joseph street gang: 1800 MOB (St. Joseph, MO): A federal affidavit identifies more information in Tuesday’s fatal shooting, including a federal complaint filed against the second person arrested, who officials say is a St. Joseph street gang member.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press Date: December 3, 2010
Female El Monte gang member held woman at gunpoint for car, officials say (Covina, CA): Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said they have arrested a female El Monte gang member who is accused of holding a 22-year-old woman at gunpoint and trying to force her to sign over a car.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 3, 2010
Defunct Twin Cities gang unit long in disarray (Minneapolis, MN): As far back as 2002, Minneapolis police officials worried that Metro Gang Strike Force officers were mishandling evidence yet did nothing to address the problems.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 3, 2010
South Modesto shootout due to gang feud (Modesto, CA): Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies returned in force Wednesday to a south Modesto neighborhood about 18 hours after a gunbattle that frightened residents and locked down two schools.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 2, 2010
Gangster ordered to stay behind bars (Calgary, AB): One of the principals involved in a gang-related shootout in Calgary is staying behind bars after authorities denied his parole application.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 2, 2010
Oregon's largest city aims laws at gun violence (Portland, OR) : The Portland City Council has approved laws aimed at curbing gun violence, although critics question whether the ordinances are constitutional and say they may unfairly target young blacks.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: December 2, 2010
Gang responsible for Red Rock graffiti (Las Vegas, NV): It could be a while before the graffiti mess out at Red Rock is cleaned up. BLM officials say they're working with local tribes to clean and restore the pre-historic art panels after vandals tagged them with spray-paint.
Source: KTNV 13 News Date: December 2, 2010
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