Gang-Related News Articles
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Nighttime basketball at San Jose community center provides alternative to gang life (San Jose, CA): The pickup basketball game in South San Jose was starting to heat up, and soon tension between rival players boiled over. Words were exchanged. Two young men got face-to-face.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 19, 2010
Man wounded in gang-related drive-by shooting (Colorado Springs, CO): A man was wounded early Sunday in what Colorado Springs police said appeared to be a gang-related drive-by shooting outside a Knob Hill bar.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 19, 2010
Chicago’s gang crime spreading to the suburbs (Chicago, IL): The 23-year-old man was hanging out on a dark street in tiny south suburban Sauk Village. The temperature was 14 degrees — and Cook County Sheriff gang officers suspected he was a dope dealer.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 19, 2010
Alberta fights gangs (Lloydminister, AB): With gang crime becoming a growing problem in Alberta the provincial government has developed a strategy to face the issue. The initiative is aimed at curtailing existing gang related crime and preventing future generations from falling in with gangs.
Source: Lloydminster Meridian Booster Date: December 19, 2010
New strategy seeks to stem gang crime in Kansas City (Kansas City, MO): Even before last week’s shootout at a Kansas City church, authorities were devising new ways to stem the surging drug crime and violence associated with street gangs.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: December 18, 2010
City gets creative to combat gangs (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver police announced new anti-gang measures Thursday, including a gang "quick-response" team that will be visible in places like bars.
Source: Regina Leader-Post Date: December 17, 2010
Cities to recieve grants to fight gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Office of Gang and Youth Violence will award 24 cities throughout California over $9.2 million in competitive grants to help fight gang violence on Friday.
Source: KPSP Local 2 News Date: December 17, 2010
Violence spike sparks Salinas gang sweep (Salinas, CA): In response to a spike in violence — including Saturday's officer-involved shooting — Salinas police Thursday led a multi-agency crackdown on a number of gang members in the city. In all, 19 locations were targeted, resulting in the arrests of eight men and one teenager. Police said the suspects belong in one Salinas gang faction.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: December 17, 2010
Richmond among three East Bay cities to get state anti-gang grant (Richmond, CA): Richmond is one of three East Bay to receive a state grant aimed at helping police departments combat gang violence, the governor's office announced last week.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 17, 2010
11 members of street gang indicted for racketeering (New Orleans, LA): 11 members of a street gang have been indicted on racketeering charges and cops say this is a significant step in their crime fighting efforts.
Source: WGNO ABC26 News Date: December 17, 2010
Manchester High School calm after Thursday's gang-related melee (Manchester, CT): Thursday's melee started as a one-on-one argument outside Jeremy Rice's art class, the sophomore said Friday. One student was "getting in someone's face," he said. Then, "everybody started just jumping in" — at least a dozen students on each side, he said.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: December 17, 2010
Trial over permanent gang injunction in W. Sacramento wraps up (Sacramento, CA): Lawyers on Wednesday concluded a five-month trial to decide if a permanent injunction is needed in West Sacramento to combat the alleged criminal street gang known as the Broderick Boys.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 16, 2010
County using updated strategies to fight gangs (Napa, CA): In 1998, 17-year-old Michael Arreguin was killed in a drive-by Napa gang shooting that started in a fight over a flat tire. That was an era ago. Since then, high-profile gang crimes have waned, but the number of Napa County gang members has more than doubled after the fatal Norteño-Sureño battles in the late 1990s.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: December 16, 2010
Gang members indicted (Corpus Christi, TX): Tonight, Corpus Christi is certainly a safer place to live because of an indictment. Law officers say racketeering indictment handed down in federal court today means that 13 accused gang members, most of whom were behind bars already, will not be able to direct anymore criminal activity.
Source: KIII News Date: December 16, 2010
Drug raids target gang (Lynnwood, WA): Federal agents and local drug detectives Thursday raided at least seven locations around Snohomish County as part of an investigation into drug trafficking by an area gang.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: December 16, 2010
Expert: Anti-gang education needs to start earlier (Vancouver, BC): The recent gang related shooting in Vancouver that left 10 people injured may have some parents wondering how to prevent their kids from getting involved with the wrong crowd.
Source: News1130 Date: December 16, 2010
Teenage girls arrested on gang charges in Fayette County (Peachtree City, GA): A ninth-grade girl and eight eighth- grade girls were arrested at their Fayette County schools Wednesday morning on charges of gang activity, officials confirmed.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 15, 2010
Illegal alien gang member sentenced for Northern Va. drive-by shooting (Leesburg, VA): Last week, Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Thomas D. Horne sentenced Hector Valdami Campos-Aguilar, 19, to 10 years in prison for a September 2008 drive-by shooting that took place in Sterling Park. The gang-related attack wounded three people, leaving one paralyzed.
Source: Examiner Date: December 15, 2010
Gang-related tensions result in vandalism, shooting (Morgan Hill, CA): Police are investigating a series of gang-related crimes including a shooting that did not result in any reported injuries or property damage.
Source: Morgan Hill Times Date: December 15, 2010
Kearney finds gang numbers are on the rise (Kearney, NE): Gang activity in Kearney - it was one city council candidate's campaign issue back in November that never really got off the ground. Now, some hard numbers are coming out of the Kearney Police Department.
Source: KHAS-TV 5 News Date: December 15, 2010
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