Gang-Related News Articles
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Attacks leave Hemet reeling (Hemet, CA): A rural city hidden among pastures, farmland and foothills about 40 miles west of Palm Springs, Hemet is grappling with some troubling urban-style growing pains.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 18, 2010
South Pittsburg moving against gang violence (South Pittsburg, TN): After two shootings in the Moore Park area last week, South Pittsburg officials are preparing to take action. Police Chief Dale Winters said two men from Anniston, Ala., were in a hostile crowd at the park Sunday night and that one fired three shots in the air.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 18, 2010
LA's ex-gangsters train to go against gang life (Los Angeles, CA): The phone rang around 2 a.m., waking Teeida Townsend. "My homie got killed," the caller said. Townsend knew how the cycle plays out here in the gang heartland of south Los Angeles: a killing, a revenge shooting, and then another. He rushed to the crime scene.
Source: The New York Times Date: April 17, 2010
Police and gangs anger south Phoenix residents (Phoenix, AZ): Pam Jackson ignored the search-warrant details. She flipped through the pages of police paperwork stacked in a pile in her living room. Police seized a handgun ammunition clip and photographs showing members of her family flashing gang signs as part of an investigation last year into south Phoenix street gangs, the records show.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: April 16, 2010
17 L.I. gang members facing federal charges (Long Island, NY): Seventeen alleged MS-13 gang members and their associates are facing federal racketeering charges in connection with the murder of a Hempstead bouncer, assaults on members of rival gangs, witness tampering, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder, prosecutors announced Friday.
Source: Long Island Press Date: April 16, 2010
104 are arrested in connection with Crips-Bloods alliance (Queens, NY): The Flocc street gang had an unusual mix of members. It formed out of an alliance, law enforcement officials said, between two groups that have traditionally been rivals: the Crips and the Bloods.
Source: The New York Times Date: April 16, 2010
Fellow gang members likely involved in Greenfield slaying (Greenfield, CA) : Greenfield police said Wednesday that a 25-year-old known gang member was gunned down Tuesday night by fellow Norteños.
Source: The Californian Date: April 15, 2010
N.J. authorities charge 11 Grape Street Crips gang members with gun, cocaine trafficking (Newark, NJ): Seven men are in custody and four people are being sought after federal and state authorities infiltrated what they said was a gun-and-crack-cocaine trafficking operation run by the Grape Street Crips, a national street gang working out of Newark.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 15, 2010
Gang prevention takes to the streets (Wichita, KS): "A shooting of some kind, that's the first thing that crossed my mind, a shooting of some kind," says Robert Robinson. Thursday evening, a shooting is not what brought police to 18th Street and Estelle.
Source: KWCH 12 News Date: April 15, 2010
Officers prepare for gangs to emerge (Tuscaloosa, AL): A room full of police investigators on Thursday viewed a photo of three young men standing in front of a graffiti-covered wall. Most people wouldn’t recognize it, but the graffiti bore the signs of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13.
Source: The Tuscaloosa News Date: April 15, 2010
Holland police have success preventing gang activity (Holland, MI): Local law enforcement say they're making strides against gang activity in the Holland area, but some worry about those still at risk for ending up in gangs.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: April 14, 2010
Gang member killed in Greenfield shooting (Greenfield, CA): A 25-year-old known Norteño gang member was fatally shot in Greenfield late Tuesday in what police say may have been the second attempt on his life.
Source: The Californian Date: April 14, 2010
St. Patrick's Catholic church tackles gang violence in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): A community workshop Wednesday that aimed to find ways of preventing young people from joining gangs in Watsonville started with a prayer.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 14, 2010
Cops arrest gang members (Manteca, CA): Two illegal aliens and Serrano gang members were captured by a police detective Monday afternoon after they scaled three backyard fences. He took them down at gun point following a shooting in the 400 block of Greenbrier Avenue.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: April 13, 2010
Vandalism spree linked to gangs (Sioux Falls, SD): Vandals spray painted Sioux Falls buildings in a spate of weekend crimes that police said is the work of local gangs. "They traditionally do this to mark their territory," police spokesman Sam Clemens said Monday.
Source: Argus Leader Date: April 13, 2010
Pittsburgh Council transfers $7,000 for gang program (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh City Council this morning voted to transfer $7,000 from a member's district account to help fund a contract for an anti-gang initiative.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: April 13, 2010
Arrests in Muskogee mall death don’t allay gang fears (Muskogee. OK): While authorities on Monday were rounding up previously named suspects in a weekend shopping mall killing, others were debating the depth of Muskogee’s gang problem and whether the shooting was gang-related.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: April 13, 2010
L.A. County to launch scaled-down effort to combat gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): The 15-month pilot program will target 100 youths under the custody of the Probation Department. It will attempt to prevent them from sliding into gangs once they return home.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 12, 2010
Database tracks nearly 40 Green Bay gangs (Green Bay, WI): Authorities have identified nearly 40 different street gangs in the Green Bay area with a new database created to keep track of the issue.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: April 12, 2010
Gang ties in Yakima shootings (Yakima, WA): Police say a 17-year-old was wounded in the arm in a gang-related shooting in Yakima. Police say the teen said he was shot from a car while walking Sunday afternoon, but investigators determined he was in a car that was later found with several bullet holes.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: April 12, 2010
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