Gang-Related News Articles
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Lakewood police officers and their families clean up gang graffiti (Lakewood, NJ): Off-duty police officers and their families fanned out across the township Friday to scrape off and paint over gang graffiti, which has defaced the sides of fences, walls and abandoned homes, street signs and telephone poles throughout its diverse neighborhoods.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: August 21, 2010
ICE reports 35 arrests in Las Vegas anti-gang push (Las Vegas, NV): A federal official says 35 people were arrested in a three-day sweep aimed at dismantling multinational street gangs in the Las Vegas.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: August 20, 2010
After latest shooting, Portland gang outreach worker asks: Where's Mayor Sam Adams? (Portland, OR): Portland police command pleaded Friday morning with the public to help law enforcement quell gang violence in the wake of a dozen shootings in the past 36 hours.
Source: The Oregonian Date: August 20, 2010
158 arrested in Utah crackdown of illegal immigrants with gang ties (Salt Lake City, UT): One belongs to the Surenos-Alley Boys. Another hangs with Toonersville Rifa 13. They have criminal records involving violence or drugs. They were deported but returned to the United States illegally.
Source: Deseret News Date: August 20, 2010
Salinas-area landlords get gang crash course (Marina, CA): Salinas-area landlords who want to keep their properties safe from criminal activity got help Thursday identifying the signs that a potential tenant may be a gang member.
Source: The Californian Date: August 20, 2010
Man shot in face in possible gang shooting in Portland (Portland, OR): A young man was shot in the face in North Portland early Friday morning and police are trying to figure out if it may have been connected to eight other shootings over the past couple days.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: August 20, 2010
Independence High covered with graffiti (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating what one school official called "a major case" of vandalism at Independence High School.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: August 19, 2010
Survey: Gang presence increasing in public schools (Washington, DC): Nearly a third of students aged 12 to 17 in public schools say their schools are "infected" with both gangs and drugs, according to a survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA).
Source: CNN Date: August 19, 2010
Gang members arrested in rural Edinburg burglary (Edinburg, TX): Sheriff's deputies arrested five suspected gang members Monday after an alleged burglary. The incident is an example of how street gangs fund their drug purchases by targeting area homes and businesses, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said.
Source: The Monitor Date: August 19, 2010
Norwalk police say they are digging in on gang violence (Norwalk, CT): A day after murder suspect Lamont McCrae was arraigned for the killing of Vonterrell George in 2008, city officials restated their commitment to finding those responsible for deadly violence in Norwalk by announcing that another man will be arraigned Friday on murder charges for the brutal homicide of Luis Tellez on Marlin Drive in late May.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: August 19, 2010
Wichita outlaws tools for graffiti (Wichita, KS): Leave the spray paint and fat markers at home. Wichita City Council members passed a new law Tuesday that bans people from carrying spray paint, broad-tipped markers and a variety of other potential graffiti tools on public property or within 100 feet of it.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: August 18, 2010
Gang-free zone prevents brothers from hanging out (Bryan, TX): A group of accused gang members in the small Houston suburb of Bryan, Texas say their civil liberties are being violated after authorities placed several restrictions on their cell phone use, where they can drive their cars and who they can socialize with.
Source: ABC News Date: August 18, 2010
Police question person of interest in mass shooting (Buffalo, NY): One of three "persons of interest" in Saturday morning's mass shooting at City Grill was being questioned by Buffalo police late Tuesday as the around-the-clock probe continues into its fifth day.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 18, 2010
North Charleston initiates effort to end gang activity (North Charleston, SC): Police, lawmakers and former gang members are trying to stamp out gang activity. They are teaming up with North Charleston High School students to talk about violence.
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: August 18, 2010
Five juveniles arrested in Marin gang task force sweep (Marin, CA): A multi-agency gang task force has arrested five juveniles who were on probation as part of a recent sweep, the Marin County Probation Department said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: August 18, 2010
State's proactive approach drives down prison violence (Shelton, WA): Nelious Horsley, a former leader of Tacoma's East Side Piru street gang, has been shot five times, including once in the head.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: August 18, 2010
Tulare County anti-gang efforts may include younger students (Tulare County, CA): A pair of Tulare County anti-gang programs targeted at high school students could soon include middle school students.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 18, 2010
Salinas sees 10th slaying (Salinas, CA): The summer's ongoing retaliation between rival Salinas gangs continued when a 17-year-old boy was killed Tuesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 18, 2010
Two rival gang members shot -- one fatally -- as police seek three gunmen (Chicago, IL): Police are looking for three gunman who opened fire at a 33-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy standing on opposite corners at a West Side intersection, killing the man Monday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 17, 2010
Teen wounded during gang shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm during a gang-related attack Monday night in Santa Ana, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 17, 2010
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