Gang-Related News Articles
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County leaders creating broad-based gang prevention coalition (Santa Cruz, CA): Furthering last year's formation of a coalition of county leaders focused on gang prevention, the group Thursday agreed to revive a judicial council that existed in the past and will now focus on gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 4, 2011
Gangs of Brick still a threat; Police work to hold down drug activity (Brick Township, NJ): Gang members in Brick can’t often be seen peddling drugs from a street corner or recruiting new members in town. Most of the time, they come to Brick from other cities.
Source: BrickPatch Date: February 3, 2011
Is the Albany Gang Unit making progress? (Albany, GA): There's some good news in the battle against gang violence in the good life city. The Albany Gang Unit released its 2010 annual report today and it shows significant progress in reducing gang activity.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: February 3, 2011
Spota announces 23 arrests in east end drug bust (Riverhead, NY): While 17 alleged gang members and drug dealers from the Riverhead area were being arraigned at Suffolk County Criminal Court on Thursday, two floors above them, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota held a press conference announcing their arrests and the county's crackdown of a drug ring which allegedly distributed half a kilo of crack cocaine a week in Eastern Suffolk.
Source: Riverhead Patch Date: February 3, 2011
Moreno Valley police arrest 15 in gang sweep (Moreno Valley, CA): Moreno Valley police arrested 15 people Wednesday in a raid targeting gang members throughout the city.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: February 3, 2011
Gang leader pleads to racketeering in D.C. area (Washington, DC): A leader of a violent street gang tied to the attempted murder of two rival gang members and to the extortion of pimps trafficking prostitutes from Maryland into Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday to federal racketeering charges, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Source: The Washington Times Date: February 3, 2011
Gangs? What gangs? Chief downplays state police survey (Hightstown, NJ): Despite a state police survey ranking the borough among the most gang-riddled towns in the county, Police Chief James Eufemia said the numbers are not what they appear.
Source: Windsor-Hights Herald Date: February 3, 2011
Report: Gang presence increasing in county (Cape May County, NJ): In 2004, when the state police compiled its first comprehensive report on street gangs in New Jersey, Cape May County showed a gang presence in only one municipality.
Source: Shore News Today Date: February 3, 2011
Lynchburg gang activity on the rise (Lynchburg, VA): It's a problem that's not yet out of control, but Lynchburg Police say it's quickly getting there. The number of local gangs continues to rise each year in the Hill City.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: February 3, 2011
Regional approach among ideas proposed to stop gang activity (Hazleton, PA): Hazleton and other third-class cities within the Interstate 81 corridor will increase their ability to secure funds and equipment for addressing gangs and crime by taking a regional approach, a state senator told community leaders Wednesday.
Source: The Standard Speaker Date: February 3, 2011
Injunction lifted for ex-gang member (Indio, CA): A former Indio gang member was exempted Wednesday from the mandates of a recently imposed injunction restricting the activities of gang members.
Source: City News Service Date: February 3, 2011
Man describes double shooting in Riverside as 'putting in work' (Riverside, CA): An associate of a Riverside resident accused of gunning down a young man and a teen at a party to earn credit with a street gang told investigators the defendant described his actions as putting in "some work," according to testimony today.
Source: Southwest Riverside News Network Date: February 3, 2011
LAPD gang units dismantled in some high-crime areas (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Police Department has temporarily dismantled anti-gang units in several of its most crime-plagued neighborhoods because officers in those squads refused to comply with a controversial financial disclosure rule that they view as misguided and invasive.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 2, 2011
Multiple Salinas-area agencies aim to curb youth gang violence (Salinas, CA): More than 130 county, city and local school district leaders and community members met Monday to listen in on what San Jose leaders had to say about the creation of a multi-agency approach to fighting youth gang violence.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: February 2, 2011
Judge: Gang injunction won't apply to former member (Indio, CA): A former Indio gang member was exempted Wednesday from the mandates of a recently imposed injunction restricting the activities of known gang members.
Source: KPSP Local 2 News Date: February 2, 2011
New money to combat street violence (Ottawa, ON): The provincial government is chipping in $1.2 million over the next two years to rid Ottawa’s streets of gang violence, as part of a prevention campaign known as the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (PAVIS).
Source: Orleans Star Date: February 2, 2011
Livermore police beef up gang enforcement after spate of incidents (Livermore, CA): Combating an increase in gang-related crimes in the city, Livermore police have stepped up enforcement, which has netted 14 arrests.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 1, 2011
38th Street gang members arrested in federal indictment alleging murder, drug trafficking (Los Angeles, CA): Several dozen members of Los Angeles' 38th Street gang were arrested Tuesday under a federal racketeering indictment alleging that they are responsible for numerous murders and large-scale drug trafficking, as well as impersonating federal agents and using a child as a shooter.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 1, 2011
San Mateo sees rash of gang-related graffiti (San Mateo, CA): Police have beefed up patrols in the 19th Avenue Park area of San Mateo following a rash of gang-related graffiti discovered late Friday night.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: February 1, 2011
Informer strips away gang secrecy (San Francisco, CA): John Mendoza was once a Norteño king, a shot caller in the notorious street gang who commanded such grim respect from San Francisco to San Jose that he could order someone killed with a single phone call.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 31, 2011
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