Gang-Related News Articles
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Fresno police target tagging crew members (Fresno, CA): The escalation of violence and retaliation by tagging crews -- including a Tuesday night drive-by shooting in southeast Fresno -- has police targeting the culprits, Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 22, 2010
McCollum releases gang study (Tallahassee, FL): Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced the 2010 Florida Gang Reduction Strategy Report results have been compiled and released.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: December 22, 2010
Gang violence down in our area (Bay County, FL) : According to a new report on reducing gang violence, there are close to 1,500 documented gangs in Florida. Around 150 of those are in the Panhandle.
Source: WMBB News 13 Date: December 22, 2010
Teens to face charges in gang-related attacks (Columbus, NE): Two Columbus teens facing assault and multiple weapons charges in connection with two gang-related attacks last fall, an Oct. 5 stabbing and a drive-by shooting early Halloween morning, have been bound over for trial in district court.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: December 22, 2010
Ten street gang members arrested, indicted on federal drug charges (Las Vegas, NV): Ten members and associates of the Las Vegas street gangs Donna Street Crips and Anybody's Murders have been arrested and indicted for crack cocaine trafficking and unlawful firearm possession, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said today.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: December 22, 2010
Second Chance to receive state money to combat gangs (Salinas, CA): A Salinas anti-gang outreach nonprofit will receive most of the state grant money to combat gang violence in the city, officials said Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: December 22, 2010
Salinas, south Monterey County anti-gang money set for outreach efforts (Salinas, CA): More than $700,000 in state grant money is headed to south Monterey County and Salinas to combat gang violence, officials said Monday.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: December 21, 2010
Council gives Spartanburg County sheriff a boost to fight gangs (Spartanburg, SC): Spartanburg County Council effectively approved creating a new position for the Sheriff’s Office Monday so that agency can maintain a two-man gang task force.
Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal Date: December 21, 2010
Street gang behind armed brawl in Kitchener woods (Kitchener, ON): A street gang that police have been watching for almost two years was responsible for a Kitchener brawl in which two teenagers were injured this fall.
Source: The Record Date: December 21, 2010
Cops charge two with gang assault in Newburgh beating (Newburgh, NY): Two Newburgh men face charges of gang assault in an early Monday morning beating.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: December 21, 2010
Oakland cops: Shot gang member was hunting rivals (Oakland, CA): A 19-year-old man who was shot and killed by Oakland police after he fled from a crashed car had been on his way to shoot members of a rival gang, investigators said Tuesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 21, 2010
M-13 gang member sentenced to 10 years in 2008 drive-by shooting (Loudoun County, VA): A member of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, was sentenced Dec. 10 to 10 years in prison for his role in a 2008 drive-by shooting in Sterling, the Loudoun County commonwealth's attorney said in a statement.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 21, 2010
Grant builds Gang Unit (Murfreesboro, TN): Using a $1.2 million federal grant, the Murfreesboro Police Department will soon launch a four-member Gang Unit and educational initiative to prevent children from joining gangs.
Source: The Tennessean Date: December 20, 2010
Drug bust nets Crip gang member, three others (Olivehurst, CA): A Crip street gang member who used houses in Marysville and Olivehurst for drug trafficking was arrested Monday on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale, a drug enforcement official said.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: December 20, 2010
Two reputed gang members face charges in Palmdale stabbing death (Lancaster, CA): Two alleged gang members, including a 16-year-old boy, are scheduled to be arraigned today on a murder charge for the stabbing death of an 18-year-old in Palmdale last month.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: December 20, 2010
Known gang member charged with criminal defacement (Mount Prospect, IL): A known gang member has been charged with criminal defacement for allegedly spraying graffiti throughout two neighborhoods in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 20, 2010
Nighttime basketball at San Jose community center provides alternative to gang life (San Jose, CA): The pickup basketball game in South San Jose was starting to heat up, and soon tension between rival players boiled over. Words were exchanged. Two young men got face-to-face.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 19, 2010
Man wounded in gang-related drive-by shooting (Colorado Springs, CO): A man was wounded early Sunday in what Colorado Springs police said appeared to be a gang-related drive-by shooting outside a Knob Hill bar.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 19, 2010
Chicago’s gang crime spreading to the suburbs (Chicago, IL): The 23-year-old man was hanging out on a dark street in tiny south suburban Sauk Village. The temperature was 14 degrees — and Cook County Sheriff gang officers suspected he was a dope dealer.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 19, 2010
Alberta fights gangs (Lloydminister, AB): With gang crime becoming a growing problem in Alberta the provincial government has developed a strategy to face the issue. The initiative is aimed at curtailing existing gang related crime and preventing future generations from falling in with gangs.
Source: Lloydminster Meridian Booster Date: December 19, 2010
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