Gang-Related News Articles
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South Monterey County gang sweep nets 13 arrests (Monterey County, CA): As promised, law enforcement agencies conducted another gang sweep in south Monterey County, resulting in 13 arrests. The sweep took place on Friday. Most of the arrests were for parole and probation violations, authorities said Sunday.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: March 7, 2011
Salinas seeks new strategy against graffiti (Salinas, CA): The city of Salinas could soon enforce a rule that puts the financial burden for removing graffiti on private property on the property owners.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: March 7, 2011
Shotgun blast victim in hospital (Chattanooga, TN): Shameka Hudgins lives in College Hill Courts and says she's weary of the violence in her neighborhood. "It just seems like there's a couple shootings every year," she said Sunday. The last one was too close to home, Hudgins said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 7, 2011
Parents of traumatized teens blame gang activity (Westerly, RI): Billy Jo Bariteau and Deb Campbell have something in common they wish they didn't. Both Westerly women are the mothers of teenagers who are afraid to stray far from their homes after encountering a group of their peers they find dangerous, violent and intimidating.
Source: The Date: March 6, 2011
Taunton crime watch meetings to address city graffiti (Taunton, MA): A citywide neighborhood safety initiative is responding to questions about graffiti, including its source — if it could be gang-related.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette Date: March 6, 2011
Ogden gang unit receives honor (Ogden, UT): When it comes to cleaning up gang activity in a city, traditional police enforcement is often not enough. Ogden Police Lt. Scott Conley, who heads the city's gang unit, said this is where other programs come in to help prevent and educate about gang activity.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: March 6, 2011
Gang suspects often slip through fingers of prosecutors (Palm Beach, FL): A local reputed gang member who for the second time had charges against him dropped highlights how hard it is to get gangs off the street, according to frustrated prosecutors and law enforcement officials.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: March 6, 2011
High school students go gangbusters on public-service videos (Vancouver, BC) : When Killarney secondary teacher Jonathan Friedrichs got his film classes interested in the Teens Against Gangs video contest, he helped them do some real-world research.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: March 5, 2011
Gang shooting leaves man shot in head (Chattanooga, TN): Two were charged in the Friday afternoon shooting of a 25-year-old man whose head wound left him in critical condition Friday night, according to the Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 5, 2011
Long sentences handed down to MS-13 gang members (Charlotte, NC) : Seven gang members received lengthy prison sentences this week on charges ranging from racketeering to murder. Members and leaders of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were sentenced Thursday and Friday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: March 5, 2011
Police agencies may copy Ogden's gang restraining orders (Ogden, UT): The Ogden Metro Gang Unit's controversial plan to serve restraining orders on members of a street gang could soon by copied by other law enforcement agencies across Utah.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: March 5, 2011
Lakewood seeks grant to fight gangs (Lakewood, NJ): The best way to fight street gangs is to reach young children in school and after school, in their homes and at places where families worship and seek health care, according to federal studies on gang prevention, the Township Committee was told Thursday night.
Source: Daily Record Date: March 4, 2011
29 gang members from Manchester indicted for drug and gun crimes (Pittsburgh, PA): One of Pittsburgh's most enduring street gangs saw many of its members indicted and arrested Thursday, in the second major North Side takedown in a little more than a year.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: March 4, 2011
Metro Nashville police use GPS to track gang members (Nashville, TN): Metro police have begun using GPS units typically reserved for the state's most dangerous sex offenders to track gang members.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 4, 2011
Middle school student charged with extortion (Annandale, VA): Fairfax County police have charged a 13-year-old boy with extortion after he allegedly made threats to kill a member of another teenager's family, and then offered the protection of an illegal street gang for money.
Source: The Fairfax County Times Date: March 4, 2011
Rival gangs blamed for Mission district violence (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco neighborhood known for its mix of Mexican taco shops and trendy cafes has seen a spurt of suspected gang violence over the past two weeks that has claimed one life and injured several other people.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 4, 2011
Danbury police link local burglaries to East Coast gang (Danbury, CT) : City and police officials told members of Danbury's Indian community Thursday that a recent series of residential burglaries targeting them are likely the work of a well-organized ring that has been active along the Eastern Seaboard for more than a year.
Source: The News-Times Date: March 4, 2011
Restaurant gives former gang members a second chance (Great Falls, MT): Several Great Falls residents are in Los Angeles this week to receive training and network with other community leaders to address crime prevention and other civic issues.
Source: KRTV 3 News Date: March 4, 2011
Feds arrest seven in Manatee as part of national gang sweep (Manatee County, FL) : Seven reputed gang members in Manatee County have been arrested as part of a national anti-gang sweep, officials announced Wednesday. Four of the gang members live in Bradenton, and three reside in Palmetto.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: March 3, 2011
Two held in Braintree stabbing (Braintree, MA): Police say the men responsible for a stabbing at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree and several other violent incidents last month are members of a Hyde Park street gang.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 3, 2011
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