Gang-Related News Articles
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Nine-Trey Headbustas member admits helping to kill street gang leader (New Brunswick, NJ): When members of the Nine Trey Headbustas Bloods street gang didn’t like how their set was operating in New Brunswick, they decided to get rid of the leader.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 22, 2010
W. Sac wants gang injunction, but jury out on whether they work (Sacramento, CA): Do gang injunctions work? For the past five months, lawyers have been arguing in Yolo Superior Court whether West Sacramento needs a permanent injunction to fight the alleged street gang known as the Broderick Boys.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 21, 2010
Arrests weaken West Dallas' infamous Gator Boyz gang, police say (Dallas, TX): For 10 years, police say, the West Side Gator Boyz were one of Dallas' most notorious street gangs. Born from the surprising merger of Crips and Bloods – the Hatfields and McCoys of modern-day street gangs – the Gator Boyz dominated the drug trade in West Dallas, authorities say.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: November 21, 2010
Police battle loose gang structures as some members fight to get out (East Chicago, IN): Scars from 13 bullet wounds pepper Brandon's body -- brutal reminders of his life as a Gangster Disciple. The East Chicago native thought he'd be dead by now.
Source: The Times Date: November 21, 2010
Group's gang-prevention efforts in St. Paul end (St. Paul, MN): Large groups of kids were hanging out in a St. Paul park last summer. They were unattended, and some would fight. Police had to be called in, and neighbors were upset.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: November 21, 2010
City models Safe Streets plan (Annapolis, MD): When their city was nearly labeled the most violent in Maryland, Annapolis officials implemented a pilot program that has since drastically reduced crime and projected the potency of multiagency partnerships in a big way.
Source: The Daily Times Date: November 21, 2010
Tri-City Drug Task Force gets new designation (Hastings, NE): Gangs beware. The US department of Justice approved the Tri–City drug task force with a "Safe Streets Designation." That means the group will have ramped up resources to pursue not only drug cases in the region, but organized crime and violence cases.
Source: KHAS-TV 5 News Date: November 21, 2010
Utah lacks law defining what constitutes a gang member (Ogden, UT): Members of an Ogden street gang who are the subjects of an injunction designed to stop them from gathering in certain public spaces may find a solid defense if they land in court: Utah has no law defining what constitutes a gang member.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 20, 2010
Gang-Free Initiative seeks answers (Yakima, WA): On a recent Saturday morning, a group of prominent Yakima leaders gathered to meet the man they hope will lead the city in what many would call the fight of its life: To end gang violence and its grip on many of the city's youth.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 20, 2010
Man killed, two others injured in Salinas shooting (Salinas, CA): A man was killed and two other people were injured in an apparent gang-related shooting in Salinas on Friday evening, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 20, 2010
Neb. gang raids yield 12 arrests, promises of more (Grand Island, NE): A massive central Nebraska raid may have decapitated a violent gang, but officials say they have no plans to let up and allow the group to thrive again in the Plains manufacturing and retail hub of Grand Island.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 19, 2010
Stopping gang violence thrust into spotlight (Norwalk, CT): A cross section of Norwalk residents and officials sat down at City Hall on Thursday night to tackle the problem of gang violence.
Source: The Hour Date: November 19, 2010
Neighbors of Pier Park surprised by allegations of gang activity (Grand Island, NE): Stephanie Schulte sees Pier Park nearly every day. As the principal of Dodge Elementary School across the street, she watches families play on the playground, people walking around the hike-and-bike trail and a lot of teams playing sports.
Source: The Grand Island Independent Date: November 19, 2010
Police target gang activity (Saskatoon, SK): Saskatoon's proposed police budget for 2011 is bare-bones and will continue to address a growing gang problem in the city, says Mayor Don Atchison
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: November 18, 2010
Drug bust arrests 21 (New Haven, CT): Federal and local law enforcement dismantled a large regional drug-trafficking organization based in New Haven on Tuesday, confiscating one kilogram of powder cocaine and arresting 21 suspects.
Source: Yale Daily News Date: November 18, 2010
Police probing gang-related shooting; arrest made (Barnesville, GA): BPD investigators have released some information about an alleged gang-related shooting at an apartment complex off Veterans Parkway Wednesday night.
Source: The Gerald-Gazette Date: November 18, 2010
Four students arrested in fight at Reno high school (Reno, NV): Four students were arrested Thursday morning in connection with a gang-related fight at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: November 18, 2010
Keving Chief announces plan to target gang leaders (Winnipeg, MB): Joined by local parents concerned about the growing influence of gangs in their community Kevin Chief, the NDP candidate in the November 29 Winnipeg North by-election, today unveiled his plan to crack down on crime.
Source: The First Perspective Date: November 18, 2010
Commission supports anti-gang bill from AG (Yakima, WA): The Yakima County Gang Commission is backing a bill proposed by state Attorney General Rob McKenna to combat gang crime.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 18, 2010
500 Gang members in Howard County, police say (Columbia, MD): They are Crips and Bloods and Vatos Locos, among others. They are gangs and gang members in Howard County. They are in villages, in schools, in the mall.
Source: Columbia Patch Date: November 18, 2010
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