Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang-related graffiti concerns deputies (Orange County, FL): East Orange County has the largest number of gang members in the county and that number is growing, deputies told WFTV Friday. Deputies say the gangs are using private property as their personal canvass, spraying graffiti across the area east of Semoran Boulevard.
Source: WFTV 9 News Date: April 8, 2011
Living in gangland: Some women don't choose gang life, but it affects them nonetheless (Yakima County, WA): Across the nation there are an estimated 750,000 gang members. That's according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Some of them are women, but many more are mothers, sisters and girlfriends of gang members. They may not actively choose the gang life, but its perils affect them nonetheless.
Source: NPR News Date: April 8, 2011
Visalia-based non-profit CSET gets $500,000 for anti-gang programs (Visalia, CA): Community Services Employment Training was awarded $500,000 by the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Initiative Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 8, 2011
Lansing Police working to dismantle a violent gang (Lansing, MI): Lansing Police say they've spent countless hours working to dismantle a violent gang. A gang they say extends beyond the city limits. Lansing Police say the Block Burners are responsible for several crimes spreading throughout mid-Michigan.
Source: WLNS 6 News Date: April 8, 2011
Helping kids finish school, reject gangs (Henderson County, NC) : The 103 students who dropped out of Henderson County Public Schools last year are 103 too many. Still, the trend toward fewer dropouts shows the school system is taking the right steps to keep students in school.
Source: Times-News Date: April 7, 2011
Data shows gang members hear calls to stop the violence (Bakersfield, CA): Flashing lights, yellow tape and police on scene. It's the scene of one of many gang shootings in Bakersfield. And, a handful of community members are working to stop this violence.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: April 7, 2011
Gang violence prevalent in city, but still safe, says expert (Omaha, NE): "Our gang members are some of the smartest, most intelligent kids we have," said President of Midwest Gang Investigators Association Bruce Ferrell, Omaha.
Source: KPTM 42 News Date: April 7, 2011
Calif. AG creates multi-agency gang task force (Tulare, CA): Law enforcement officials are moving to crack down on a spike in gang violence in California's Central Valley. State Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Thursday that a task force with members from state and local agencies will be focusing on investigating and arresting criminal gang members.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 7, 2011
Four males arrested in apparent gang-related stabbing (Santa Barbara, CA): Four suspects have been arrested in connection with last week’s stabbing on Cacique Street in Santa Barbara.
Source: Noozhawk Date: April 7, 2011
Gangs in East Orlando (Orlando, FL): East Orlando has the highest concentration of gang activity in Orange County, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit.
Source: East Orlando Sun Date: April 7, 2011
Arrests prevent gang fight on east side, police say (Madison, WI): A potential gang fight Wednesday afternoon on Madison's east side was thwarted when officers arrested two teens for weapons violations and for being in a neighborhood neither lives in.
Source: The Capital Times Date: April 7, 2011
Gang sweep nets Pasadena homicide suspect (Pasadena, CA): An early morning gang sweep Thursday in Pasadena and Altadena netted eight arrests including a homicide suspect, officials said. Several are members or affiliates of the Altadena Block Crips gang, which operates in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: April 7, 2011
Signs your child may be getting recruited by a gang member (Sandy, UT): Metro Gang Task members are warning parents about how gangs go about recruiting kids. Many members make up one gang with a sole focus.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News Date: April 7, 2011
Grandmother helping Chicago kids 'off the block' (Chicago, IL): In Roseland, one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, many residents stay off the streets to protect themselves from rampant gang violence. But one grandmother opened her door and invited gang members to come inside.
Source: CNN Date: April 7, 2011
Possible gang-related fight in Storm Lake (Storm Lake, IA): Approximately 9:12 p.m. Saturday, the Storm Lake Police were dispatched to a fight in progress involving a large group of people in the street in front of 1216 Spooner St.
Source: Cherokee Chronicle Times Date: April 6, 2011
Judge upholds Ogden gang injunction (Ogden, UT): The first gang injunction in Utah history is destined for trial after a state judge said the ban is constitutional. Second District Judge Ernie Jones said the injunction does not violate rights to associate or bear arms and is "not overly broad."
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: April 6, 2011
Authorities: James Island shootout likely "gang related" (James Island, SC): Investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office say last Wednesday's shootout that spilled out onto Folly Road was likely gang related.
Source: WCIV 4 News Date: April 6, 2011
Anti-gang campaign portrayed as success (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist held a news conference Tuesday to declare victory – at least by the measure of convictions and reduced gang violence in Tacoma.
Source: The News Tribune Date: April 6, 2011
U.S. budget conflict stalls Salinas anti-gang center (Salinas, CA): An anti-gang project for which Monterey County and Salinas law enforcement officials have high hopes continued to languish, caught up in Congress' ongoing tug of war over the federal budget.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 6, 2011
Alleged Latin King chief found guilty (Chicago, IL): His power and sway over the Latin Kings, one of the country's largest street gangs, stretched from 26th Street to the East Coast and Texas, prosecutors say.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 6, 2011
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