Gang-Related News Articles
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Oakland gang-injunction funding before City Council (Oakland, CA): The Oakland City Council may decide tonight to end the city's controversial gang injunctions, an issue that has roiled the city's political leadership since the November election of Jean Quan as mayor.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 17, 2011
Madison schools 'don't want to wait' for a crisis (Madison, WI): Responding to an increase in violence, drugs and gang activity in and around schools, the Madison School District is considering a broad effort to improve building security, including the use of drug-sniffing dogs in high schools next year.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 17, 2011
Gang documents found after wreck (Athens, GA): Police are investigating a trove of gang paraphernalia and documents they found in a car that wrecked early Monday in North Athens, Athens-Clarke police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: May 17, 2011
Anti-gang tool given tentative NC House approval (Raleigh, NC): Law enforcement could have a new tool to fight North Carolina street gangs by asking a judge to declare the gang or property they're using a public nuisance like a gambling house or brothel.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: May 17, 2011
Man injured in gang-related shooting near Whittier (Whittier, CA): An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg Monday night in what deputies say was a gang-related attack. The injury wasn't deemed life-threatening.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: May 17, 2011
Stephen Harper announces renewed anti-gang funding (Vancouver, BC): Surrey teen Tanbir Uppal was having negative interactions with police a few years ago. But now he has graduated from high school and hopes to become a police officer.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: May 17, 2011
Trenton gangsters bagged after attempted motorcycle theft (Bordertown Township, NJ): Two documented Trenton members of the violent Bloods street gang were grabbed following a massive police search after they allegedly attempted to steal two motorcycles out of a garage here at high noon.
Source: The Trentonian Date: May 17, 2011
Police arrest two in Vancouver gang shooting (Vancouver, WA): Vancouver police said they have made two arrests in a gang-related shooting that injured a man. Investigators said a gang-related scuffle broke out and two people pulled out handguns. They believe at least one of them then opened fire.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: May 17, 2011
Ft. Smith Police anticipate a dozen arrests in gang-related stabbings at park (Fort Smith, AR): Police believe a recent fight sparked the battle between two gangs; Florencia 13 and the Brig Squad.
Source: KY3 News Date: May 17, 2011
Providence police share anti-gang strategies with visitors (Providence, RI): Police leaders from Los Angeles, Chicago, Newark and Cincinnati are visiting Providence to learn about the city's success at reducing gang violence and open-air drug trading, the city administration said in a news release.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: May 17, 2011
Portland Police hope to ease gang tensions (Portland, OR): After the recent shooting death of 18-year-old Shalamar Edmond, the Portland Police Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team will be coordinating a "cool down" mission beginning tonight.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: May 17, 2011
Gangs in the Mountain State: Part I (Oak Hill, WV): Some say life flashes before your eyes and slows to a crawl when you hear a gunshot. Not so, according to Cpl. Chris Young with the Oak Hill Police Department. "It seems liked five, maybe 10 seconds," said Young. "He shot the door and I got away from it. Next time he shot, he shot me."
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 17, 2011
Plainfield seeks answers as gang violence rises (Plainfield, NJ): Plainfield has some 800 gang members known to law enforcement and they have no shortage of high-caliber weapons, thanks to a persistent flow of guns into the city.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: May 16, 2011
Tougher penalties sought for armed felons in TN (Nashville, TN): Metro police have acknowledged an uptick in gang activity over the past few years but reported slashing gang-related crime from 239 recorded gang incidents in 2009 to about half that in 2010. Several recent major gang prosecutions illustrate how easy and dangerous it is for felons to get guns.
Source: The Tennessean Date: May 16, 2011
10 arrested on drug charges at three homes; gang ties alleged (San Angelo, TX): A multiagency raid on three residences in San Angelo resulted in 10 arrests, including eight federally indicted suspects in what authorities called a family-oriented drug-trafficking business.
Source: Standard-Times Date: May 16, 2011
Gang shooting leaves one dead in North Portland (Portland, OR): The current rash of gang violence in Portland continued early Monday morning, May 16th, were an 18-year-old male was shot and killed. Just after midnight, officers were called to the area of McCoy park in North Portland after neighbors called to report gunshots and a person on the ground.
Source: ThePortlander Date: May 16, 2011
Tri-Cities gang activity set to increase for summer (Kennewick, WA): Warmer weather means we're entering peak season for gang activity. As schools get ready to let out for summer, and people spend more time outdoors, it all adds up to more free time for gang members to get into trouble.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: May 16, 2011
Police investigate gang-related shooting in Ogden (Ogden, UT): Police say teen aged boy was shot near a gas station in Ogden on Monday.
Source: KTVX ABC 4 News Date: May 16, 2011
Police: Fight between gangs led to shooting of Sixth Street bystanders (Austin, TX): A quarrel between two groups of gang members led a juvenile to fire shots, striking four bystanders early Sunday morning on Sixth Street, police said Monday.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: May 16, 2011
New rules, new administrator help curb gang problems at Kearns High (Kearns, UT): Ken Auld is the first to admit he's not the most popular administrator at Kearns High School. Some students will even turn and walk the other direction when they see him walking down the hallway just to avoid having to talk to him.
Source: Deseret News Date: May 16, 2011
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