Gang-Related News Articles
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Santa Barbara men stabbed, beaten in separate attacks (Santa Barbara, CA): A 47-year-old man was stabbed multiple times and two men were severely beaten in two separate attacks late Wednesday night.
Source: The Daily Sound Date: February 25, 2011
Gang recruitment case bound over to district court (Grand Island, NE): The case of a man charged with illegally recruiting a 13-year-old boy into the East Side Locos gang was bound over to district court on Friday.
Source: The Grand Island Independent Date: February 25, 2011
Crime-fighting Hummer drives home anti-gang message (Abbotsford, BC): A Hummer seized from a Victoria drug ring has become the latest tool in the anti-gang campaign of the Abbotsford Police Department.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: February 24, 2011
Hillsborough targets gang graffiti with new paint truck (Tampa, FL): On Wednesday, the county rolled out its latest strategy in battling gang activity: a $103,000 customized Ford F-550. The heavy-duty truck is equipped with a professional-grade painting system, pressure washer, 125-gallon water tank, generator and other tools — all designed to remove and paint over graffiti.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: February 24, 2011
15 charged in Camden drug case linked by officials to Bloods (Camden, PA): Authorities charged 15 people Wednesday with being part of a South Camden drug ring linked to the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Inquirer Date: February 24, 2011
Hightstown officials dispute State Police report showing 119 gang members, 23 gangs in town (Hightstown, NJ): Is the borough infested with gangs or not? According to a New Jersey State Police report issued last month, there are 23 different gangs and 119 gang members that call the tiny borough of Hightstown home, making it second only to Trenton for gang activity in Mercer County.
Source: The Times Date: February 24, 2011
Oakland gang hearing evidence inconclusive (Oakland, CA): Oakland City Attorney John Russo says Abel Manzo's movements need to be restrained because the city can prove he is a member of a violent gang terrorizing the Fruitvale neighborhood.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 24, 2011
Gangs and violence infest East Harlem, say residents of upper Manhattan (Manhattan, NY) : Ten out of 13 housing developments in a section of East Harlem are home to gang members, police told shocked residents last week. Cops also said at a Community Board 11 meeting they had identified more than 300 gangbangers throughout East Harlem.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 24, 2011
Four Korean gang members arrested for alleged hate crime attack in Diamond Bar (Rowland Heights, CA) : Four gang members were arrested in connection with the hate crime assault and robbery of a Chinese man in Diamond Bar, the sheriff's department announced Wednesday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 24, 2011
Police concerned by gangs recruiting kids for violent crimes (Winnipeg, MB): High-level police officers are concerned about gangs luring kids to commit violent crimes in Winnipeg. Between 2007 and 2009, 12 out of 30 gang-related homicides in Winnipeg were committed by young offenders, said officials.
Source: CTV Winnipeg Date: February 24, 2011
Cops nab 'Beat-Down Posse' (Minneapolis, MN): They called themselves the "Beat-Down Posse," according to cops who were after them for years. Authorities say they were a ruthless and brutal north Minneapolis gang that robbed drug dealers, sold guns and drugs and viciously beat members who got out of line or criminal associates who owed them money.
Source: Star Tribune Date: February 24, 2011
Robert Meza, gang member who refused to testify, could get 10 years for code of silence (Chicago, IL) : A suburban murder trial came to a screeching halt last summer, when prosecutors hit a wall due to the "code of silence." Prosecutors were arguing that Antonio Aguilar Jr. and Robert Meza shot into a window in Addison, Ill., hoping to hit a member of a rival gang.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: February 24, 2011
Borough apologizes for gang report; chief calls officials' comments 'premature' (Hightstown, NJ): Mayor Steve Kirson and the Borough Council this week denounced the Police Department's response to a state police survey on gang activity, calling it "data which appears to be without substance" in a written apology to the borough and its neighbors.
Source: Windsor-Hights Herald Date: February 24, 2011
Gangs in Augusta (Augusta, GA): According to a new federal report, gangs and violence are growing each year. U.S. gangs brag about 1 million members and are responsible for up to 80 percent of crimes across the country. Law enforcement crackdowns have helped, but gangs and violence remain resistant.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: February 24, 2011
Oakland gang injunction opponents fight two battles (San Francisco, CA): The battle over a gang crackdown in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood is being fought on two fronts - in court and at City Hall.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 23, 2011
Gang activity takes root in Silver Springs (Silver Springs, NV): Residents were surprised to learn from Lyon County Sheriff's Office acting Lieutenant Jerry Patterson that there is a legitimate gang called the Satan Soldiers that has taken root in the community and has up to 20 associates.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: February 23, 2011
Residents’ group planning anti-gang conference (Winnipeg, MB): A province-wide summit on gang awareness and prevention is the latest safety initiative to be developed by the Old St. Boniface Residents’ Association. Member Marion Willis said gang activity in the area was identified as a priority by the public during a safety audit performed by the association last year.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: February 23, 2011
Ventura Police Department disbands gang unit (Ventura, CA): The Ventura Police Department chief has disbanded the department's gang unit to deal with a shortage of patrol officers, due in part to budget cuts.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: February 23, 2011
Salinas' CASP: More anti-violence solution ideas sought (Salinas, CA): Salinas officials want more community input in reducing youth violence during a brainstorming session today — about a month before they're to present a draft of a long-term plan to address the problem at a White House-sponsored forum in Washington, D.C.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: February 23, 2011
Dallas police say NorthPark gang rumor is false (Dallas, TX): Dallas police and NorthPark Center officials are debunking a widely circulated e-mail that claims they are responding to a rapid increase in gang activity at NorthPark Center in recent weeks.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: February 23, 2011
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