Gang-Related News Articles
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Anti-gang measure heads to guv's desk (Salt Lake City, UT): In an effort to prevent gang violence, lawmakers passed a bill that requires Utah schools to toughen up on gangs. SB59, which passed the House on a 45-23 vote, would require local school boards and the governing boards of charter schools to implement gang prevention and intervention programs aimed at nipping gang involvement in the bud.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 10, 2010
Soledad police target guns, gangs (Soledad, CA): After a series of raids conducted during the past two weeks, Soledad police said they took nearly a dozen firearms off the streets, including an AR-15 automatic rifle found during a search Monday.
Source: The Herald Date: March 10, 2010
Beating video sparks arrests (Snellville, GA): A home video of South Gwinnett High School students beating a classmate in a school bathroom as part of a gang ritual prompted five arrests this week, an official said Wednesday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: March 10, 2010
'Game over' for 51 gang-linked violators (Brevard County, FL): Brevard County's Game Over Task Force along with law enforcement officers from eight other Central Florida counties made more than 50 arrests and seized nearly 70 firearms and knives in an overnight operation targeting probation and parole violators.
Source: Florida Today Date: March 10, 2010
Officials educate public on gangs (Bradenton, FL): Law enforcement and school officials issued a unified warning Monday about the gang problem in Manatee County: Without help from parents, their work is just a bandage on the problem.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: March 9, 2010
Torrington police on alert for gang activity (Torrington, CT): Police were put on alert Sunday after two men told authorities that a New York street gang had threatened to come to the city early Sunday morning and "kill any white guys they see walking on the street."
Source: Republican-American Date: March 9, 2010
Salinas using CalGRIP grant to hire anti-gang coordinator (Salinas, CA): A state grant to help Salinas combat gang violence will be divided among three nonprofits and used to hire a full-time coordinator for the Community Alliance on Safety and Peace, or CASP, officials announced Monday.
Source: The Californian Date: March 9, 2010
Young gang members getting more violent, Watsonville police chief says (Watsonville, CA): After two innocent people were shot in separate incidents of gang violence during the weekend, the police chief said Monday that gang members, especially teenagers, are getting more brazen.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: March 9, 2010
Local Sureno gangsters sentenced for car thefts (Vallejo, CA): Two admitted Vallejo gang members have been sentenced for stealing cars in furtherance of their gang activities, the Yolo County District Attorney's Office reported. Sentencing took place last week.
Source: Times-Herald Date: March 9, 2010
Jurors watch video of deadly attack in Sultan (Everett, WA): Antonio Marks was bleeding to death. He had been knocked to the ground, kicked in the head and stabbed in the stomach. The 17-year-old was left alone in the middle of a Sultan street.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: March 9, 2010
Asbury Park woman gets 15 years for role in gang-related shooting (Freehold, NJ): Before sentencing her to 15 years in prison, a judge Tuesday chastised an Asbury Park woman for her role in the Bloods street gang and murder of a gang member suspected of snitching.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: March 9, 2010
Politics killed anti-gang bill, Yakima lawmaker says (Yakima, WA): Yakima-area lawmakers tried to get tough on gangs at the Legislature this year, but they were turned back at the last minute by powerful Democrats who worried the proposal amounted to racial profiling and would penalize innocent property owners.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 9, 2010
Hollister gets $400K in anti-gang funds (Hollister, CA): Local gang prevention activities will get a significant boost over the next two years with nearly $400,000 in funding targeted at a host of suppression and intervention efforts.
Source: Hollister Free Lance Date: March 9, 2010
Shootings gang-related (Omaha, NE): The shooting deaths of three men in two incidents early Sunday were gang related, Omaha police said Monday. Lt. Darci Tierney, a spokeswoman for the Police Department, said investigators have determined the shootings were related to gangs.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: March 8, 2010
Two stabbed in gang-related incident in Greeley (Greeley, CO): Two people were stabbed early Sunday morning in south Greeley, and police said the injuries were not life-threatening, but they believe the incident is gang-related.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: March 8, 2010
Symposium to examine gang activity (Murfreesboro, TN): When Vice Lord Gang members shot James Earl Grant in November 2007, his brother believed after three days Murfreesboro Police Detective James Abbott didn’t care about solving the case.
Source: The Murfreesboro Post Date: March 7, 2010
Gang fight breaks out inside Syn Nightclub (Colorado Springs, CO) : Shortly before closing time at 1:44 am Sunday Morning, there was a large fight inside the Syn Nightclub at 217 E. Pikes Peak Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs.
Source: KKTV 11 News Date: March 7, 2010
Passenger in car shot to death in Yakima (Yakima, WA): A 40-year-old Yakima man was shot to death while riding in a car on South 16th Avenue, Yakima police said today. No arrests have been made.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 7, 2010
South Monterey County, Salinas get state grants to fight gangs (Salinas, CA): The state announced Friday that hundreds of thousands of dollars to combat gang violence are headed to south Monterey County — news that some city officials say is most timely.
Source: The Californian Date: March 6, 2010
Suspected gang members arrested after clash (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke police arrested two purported gang members they say threatened rivals and fired a gun during a confrontation Thursday night in a Northern Clarke County neighborhood.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: March 6, 2010
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