Gang-Related News Articles
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County's gang members homegrown, getting younger, say police (Montgomery County, MD): Growing gang activity prompted the District 14 Democratic Club to hold a Crime and Gang Prevention Forum last Thursday. Dylan Morrison of the Montgomery County Police's Gang Unit puts the number of gang members at over 2,200 working with 40 active gangs.
Source: ColesvillePatch Date: February 28, 2011
Phoenix gang sweep nets arrest in homicide (Phoenix, AZ): For more than three years, rumors swirled about who fatally shot 17-year-old Daniel Ramirez at a Fourth of July party when he stood to give his seat to a girl.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: February 28, 2011
Abbotsford Police set goal of no gang murders in 2011 (Abbotsford, BC): The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) has set a goal this year to reduce gang crime by a further 10 per cent and to have no gang-related murders.
Source: BCLocalNews.com Date: February 28, 2011
Pasadena teen accused of gang extortion (Houston, TX): Prosecutors in Pasadena have filed charges against a teen who threatened to shoot another teen who'd had changed his mind about joining a gang.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: February 28, 2011
Counterinsurgency in the desert: fighting gangs in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Salinas, California is an agricultural town of about 150,000 people – mostly Latino, located just about in the middle of the state. Law enforcement officials and community members there have been dealing with gang violence for generations.
Source: The Informant Date: February 28, 2011
Farnham introduces two bills to fight gang- and drug-related crime (Elgin, IL) : Police departments across the state one day could see reimbursement for money spent apprehending drug dealers and illegal drug users from the offenders themselves.
Source: Daily Herald Date: February 28, 2011
Brockton police arrest suspected gang member (Brockton, MA): A suspected Brockton gang member was arrested on several charges including dealing cocaine after police executed a search warrant at his home Friday night.
Source: The Enterprise Date: February 27, 2011
Federal grant helps local police continue to fight gang activity (Hamilton, OH): The city continues to fight gang activities as it enters its fifth year receiving federal funding for the cause. Hamilton Police Sgt. Trent Chenoweth said the police department has received more than $230,000 in total over the past four years from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services.
Source: Journal-News Date: February 27, 2011
Tracy appeals to McNerney for gang prevention aid (Tracy, CA): Gangs have existed for generations - on the north, south and west sides of town. Sometimes "they bring out sticks and bats" to fight each other, Tracy police Sgt. Terry Miller said.
Source: The Record Date: February 27, 2011
Officials at odds over gang presence in Elizabeth (Elizabeth, NJ): You couldn’t miss it. Every single municipality in New Jersey filled out the State Police gang survey last year except one: Elizabeth. The absence of one of the state’s most violent cities from the resulting report, released last month, is strange on its own.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: February 27, 2011
Anti-gang program in danger of losing funding (Harlem, NY) : A program that uses ex-gang members to target those most likely to shoot someone or be shot is in danger of losing its funding several months after launching.
Source: DNAinfo Date: February 26, 2011
Earlimart: Gang 'ground zero' (Earlimart, CA): There is little doubt in the minds of Earlimart residents that their city has a gang problem. With three homicides already this year, the question is: How do they deal with it? The Tulare County Sheriff's Department has stepped up gang saturation patrols, and the gang suppression unit has made more than 50 gang-related arrests in this rural south Tulare County community this year.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 26, 2011
Street gang dispute blamed for Rancho Cucamonga killing (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): The fatal shooting last month near the intersection of Grove Avenue and Ninth Street stemmed from a dispute between rival street gangs in Upland and Rancho Cucamonga, according to a police report
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: February 26, 2011
Thoughts ... on gangs, farmers market, sports stadiums (Bradenton, FL) : Manatee County ranks as a ground-breaking success story in the struggle to contain street gangs. Four years ago, gang membership stood at 1,200. While the county remains home to 23 gangs, the number of members has plunged to 600.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: February 26, 2011
Gang arrests in Winslow (Winslow, AZ): Two men were arrested on weapons, drug and gang-related charges in Winslow Sunday morning. According to information from the Winslow Police Department, officers from the police department and the anti-gang task force responded to a call of a "weapons offense" on the 1900 block of North Park Drive.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun Date: February 26, 2011
Downstate student suspended for rosary beads (Chicago, IL): A southwestern Illinois high school student says he has been suspended for five days for wearing rosary beads to school.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 26, 2011
Police 'outmanned' by growing gang population (Chicago, IL): In this Intelligence Report: "Outmanned." Street gang membership in Chicago and the suburbs is at least twice as big as city and outlying police departments.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: February 25, 2011
Gang member sentenced for fatally shooting Pico Rivera teenager (Pico Rivera, CA): A gang member received a sentenced of 50 years to life in prison Friday for shooting a 17-year-old Pico Rivera boy in 2009, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 25, 2011
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
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