Gang-Related News Articles
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Utah lacks law defining what constitutes a gang member (Ogden, UT): Members of an Ogden street gang who are the subjects of an injunction designed to stop them from gathering in certain public spaces may find a solid defense if they land in court: Utah has no law defining what constitutes a gang member.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 20, 2010
Gang-Free Initiative seeks answers (Yakima, WA): On a recent Saturday morning, a group of prominent Yakima leaders gathered to meet the man they hope will lead the city in what many would call the fight of its life: To end gang violence and its grip on many of the city's youth.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 20, 2010
Man killed, two others injured in Salinas shooting (Salinas, CA): A man was killed and two other people were injured in an apparent gang-related shooting in Salinas on Friday evening, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 20, 2010
Neb. gang raids yield 12 arrests, promises of more (Grand Island, NE): A massive central Nebraska raid may have decapitated a violent gang, but officials say they have no plans to let up and allow the group to thrive again in the Plains manufacturing and retail hub of Grand Island.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 19, 2010
Stopping gang violence thrust into spotlight (Norwalk, CT): A cross section of Norwalk residents and officials sat down at City Hall on Thursday night to tackle the problem of gang violence.
Source: The Hour Date: November 19, 2010
Neighbors of Pier Park surprised by allegations of gang activity (Grand Island, NE): Stephanie Schulte sees Pier Park nearly every day. As the principal of Dodge Elementary School across the street, she watches families play on the playground, people walking around the hike-and-bike trail and a lot of teams playing sports.
Source: The Grand Island Independent Date: November 19, 2010
Police target gang activity (Saskatoon, SK): Saskatoon's proposed police budget for 2011 is bare-bones and will continue to address a growing gang problem in the city, says Mayor Don Atchison
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: November 18, 2010
Drug bust arrests 21 (New Haven, CT): Federal and local law enforcement dismantled a large regional drug-trafficking organization based in New Haven on Tuesday, confiscating one kilogram of powder cocaine and arresting 21 suspects.
Source: Yale Daily News Date: November 18, 2010
Police probing gang-related shooting; arrest made (Barnesville, GA): BPD investigators have released some information about an alleged gang-related shooting at an apartment complex off Veterans Parkway Wednesday night.
Source: The Gerald-Gazette Date: November 18, 2010
Four students arrested in fight at Reno high school (Reno, NV): Four students were arrested Thursday morning in connection with a gang-related fight at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: November 18, 2010
Keving Chief announces plan to target gang leaders (Winnipeg, MB): Joined by local parents concerned about the growing influence of gangs in their community Kevin Chief, the NDP candidate in the November 29 Winnipeg North by-election, today unveiled his plan to crack down on crime.
Source: The First Perspective Date: November 18, 2010
Commission supports anti-gang bill from AG (Yakima, WA): The Yakima County Gang Commission is backing a bill proposed by state Attorney General Rob McKenna to combat gang crime.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 18, 2010
500 Gang members in Howard County, police say (Columbia, MD): They are Crips and Bloods and Vatos Locos, among others. They are gangs and gang members in Howard County. They are in villages, in schools, in the mall.
Source: Columbia Patch Date: November 18, 2010
Boy, 14, fatally shot in Long Beach home (Long Beach, CA): The bullet that killed a 14-year-old boy in his North Long Beach home Wednesday night may have been meant for an adult family member with gang ties who had lived at the residence, police said Thursday.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: November 18, 2010
Sweep targets gang's drug trade (Chicago, IL): Two years ago, prosecutors couldn't make a case against reputed gang member Jason "J Rock" Austin in the slayings of an off-duty police officer and a female companion.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 17, 2010
Two men arrested in gang-related shooting (Gallatin, TN): Two men have been arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder in connection with what police determined was a gang-related shooting at Chapel Ridge Apartments on the 1500 block of Airport Road.
Source: Gallatin News Examiner Date: November 17, 2010
Handful of cases remain in yearlong gang investigation netting more than 40 arrests (Santa Cruz, CA): Operation Groundhog suspects continue to pop up in court, as the more than 40 people nabbed in the lengthy investigation targeting a Watsonville Sureno gang have their day in court.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 17, 2010
Juveniles arrested for gang violence (Corning, CA): A suspected gang fight landed four male juveniles from Corning in the Tehama County Juvenile Justice Center on Tuesday.
Source: Corning Observer Date: November 17, 2010
Three members of Drak street gang charged in Tampa Bay area robberies (Tampa, FL): A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted three more members of the Drak street gang on charges of conspiracy, armed robbery, carjacking and multiple counts of brandishing a gun during crimes of violence.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: November 17, 2010
City police keep watch over gangs (Fort Morgan, CO): It is not illegal to be a gang member, but Fort Morgan Police are working to identify gang members in the city and keep close tabs on them.
Source: Fort Morgan Times Date: November 17, 2010
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