Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang life tempted shooting victim, foster father says (Lincoln, NE): Police said Monday that a weekend shooting at a downtown Lincoln bar likely was gang-related -- something the victim's former foster father and former boxing coach assumed from the start.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: May 16, 2011
East Texas 'turf war' (Jacksonville, TX): For some Jacksonville and New Summerfield parents, where their children were last week, and what they were doing - probably wouldn't have pleased them.
Source: KETK NBC News Date: May 16, 2011
DJJ works to stop gang activity before it starts (Henderson County, NC): The Henderson County Department of Juvenile Justice provides services to children ages 6 to 15 and their families who have been referred through petitions alleging delinquency and undisciplined acts by minors.
Source: Times-News Date: May 15, 2011
Bill would give judges more power against gangs (Wilmington, NC): An instrument put to work in some of the nation's most gang-infested cities – successfully, officials quickly add – may soon be available in municipalities across North Carolina.
Source: StarNews Date: May 15, 2011
Law enforcement gets update on ethnic gangs (Murfreesboro, TN): Rutherford County law officers learned some advanced lessons in gang culture and several other topics at this year's MTSU Gang Symposium.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: May 14, 2011
Chicago gangster arrested in Ala. (Montgomery, AL): A man wanted in connection with a shooting in Chicago was apprehended Friday in Montgomery. Deputy marshals and investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service's Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office arrested Rodney King on Friday morning on East Fourth Street in Montgomery, according to a U.S. Marshals news release.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: May 14, 2011
Website anonymity pays dividends in gang arrests (Houston, TX): The anonymous tip bounced into a police supervisor's BlackBerry just before dinner on a recent Saturday night: Gangsters wearing matching muscle shirts were peddling crack from the parking lot of a convenience store where they would duck inside to hide from the law.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 14, 2011
Woman charged in gang-related murder (Chicago, IL): A young woman has been charged with the gang-related murder of man Thursday evening near his East Chicago neighborhood home.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 14, 2011
Sheriff's department announces Moorpark gang graffiti arrest (Moorpark, CA): Ventura County Sheriff's Department deputies has arrested two juveniles for gang-related vandalism in Moorpark.
Source: MoorparkPatch Date: May 14, 2011
Study: Residents perceive gang problems (Henderson County, NC): A recently completed study showed that many residents believe there’s some type of gang problem in Henderson County, but officials in law enforcement and the county school system say that is not the case.
Source: Times-News Date: May 14, 2011
Tillicum ‘Gangsters' raided (Lakewood, WA): A Lakewood street gang believed to be burglarizing homes and trying to expand its foothold in the drug trade is the latest group targeted by law enforcement and Pierce County prosecutors in a crackdown on gang crime.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 13, 2011
Gang task force still vigilant after arrests (Portland, OR): Two suspects were arrested in connection with the murder of 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton, but police and outreach workers warned that the issue of gang violence was still far from over.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: May 13, 2011
Portland police ramp up 'Operation Cool Down' (Portland, OR): As gang violence continues to increase, so do gang patrols. Police are calling it "Operation Cool Down." "We are seeing more shootings this year than last year and the year before," said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland Police.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: May 13, 2011
Gang presence isn't what it use to be but neither is awareness (Sioux City, IA): Recent gang activity at Sioux City's Dale Street Park has members of the community concerned about gang violence. Sioux City's mayor says gang presence is no where close it used to be, but neither is awareness.
Source: KTIV NewsChannel 4 Date: May 13, 2011
Two arrested on suspicion of running illegal marijuana growing operation in the San Gabriel Valley (San Gabriel, CA): Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an illegal marijuana cultivation operation in the San Gabriel Valley after authorities seized two caches of plants and dried marijuana with an estimated street value of $2.5 million, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 13, 2011
Man caught in gang crossfire (Memphis, TN): A man is recovering at The Med after he was hit by gunfire from a local street gang.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: May 13, 2011
NC ABC revokes, denies Club 609 permits after murder; cites ties to slain gang leader (Wilmington, NC): The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has revoked temporary alcohol permits for Club 609, the site of a fatal shooting and a stabbing early Sunday morning.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3 Date: May 13, 2011
Concord police crack down on gang members, truant students, 'problem houses' (Concord, CA): Police here are cracking down on troublemakers. "If you're a gang member in Concord, we know who you are, and if we see you we're going to stop and talk to you," said Concord police Chief Guy Swanger, who took the job in January.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 13, 2011
Albany gang triggerman sentenced (Albany, NY): An Albany gang member who repeatedly opened fire on city streets, once wounding a rival leader, has been sentenced to more than 4 years in federal prison for racketeering.
Source: Times Union Date: May 13, 2011
Northern Va. Gang Task Force funding in jeopardy (Virginia): Public pressure to curtail federal spending has changed the way many local projects and programs are funded, at least temporarily, and one Virginia congressman is worried about how that will affect the war on gang-related crime.
Source: WAMU 88.5 News Date: May 12, 2011
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