Gang-Related News Articles
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Des Plaines man fatally shot in gang fight (Des Plaines, IL): A 25-year-old Des Plaines man was shot and killed in a gang fight Friday night in the northwest suburban city, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 24, 2011
Social worker tries gang prevention through entertainment (Hemet, CA): Melvin Valentine Jr. knows he has a challenge ahead of him, but he is hoping that even the smallest impact will be a lasting one. A social worker who lives in the San Jacinto Valley, Valentine has formed an outreach program called Hemet Valley Gang Prevention, which he says will be aimed at the area's youths in hopes of providing them with opportunities and a choice other than joining one of the increasing number of gangs in the Hemet area.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: July 24, 2011
11 arrested by multi-agency gang task force in Baldwin Park (Baldwin Park, CA): A multi-agency task force arrested 11 people Friday during an operation targeted at fighting gang activity.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 23, 2011
Deputies gear up to enforce permanent gang injunction in La Puente area (La Puente, CA): The largest gang injunction in county history was made permanent by a judge on Friday, in a decision that deputies say is their cue to clear La Puente area street corners and parks of suspected gang members.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 23, 2011
Manatee County man killed in gang-related shooting (St. Petersburg, FL): One man is dead and another injured following a shooting today in Manatee County that investigators say is gang related.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: July 23, 2011
Eight arested in gang violence sweep (Soledad, CA): Police from four jurisdictions arrested eight people Thursday as part of a sweep of six cities targeting gang activity.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: July 22, 2011
Bloods plead guilty in Albany (Albany, NY): Two Bloods gang members -- one of whom survived being shot four times in West Hill last summer -- are headed to prison for their roles in an Albany-based faction of the notorious street gang.
Source: Times Union Date: July 22, 2011
Neighborhoods target graffiti (Omaha, NE): The sight of crude graffiti "tags" near Barry Wells' southeast Omaha home brings a familiar feeling to the longtime resident's mind.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: July 22, 2011
B.C. murder rate drops 31 percent in 2010; hits lowest level on record (Vancouver, BC): Homicide rates in Vancouver and B.C. plummeted last year to their lowest level since statistics started being recorded, helping send Canada’s murder rate to its lowest point since the mid-1960s.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: July 22, 2011
'Mean and vicious' gang is active in Idaho (Sun Valley, ID): The potential for violence from Mexican drug traffickers spilling over into the U.S. was a topic of discussion on Wednesday at the National District Attorneys Association summer conference in Sun Valley.
Source: Idaho Mountain Express Date: July 22, 2011
Gang-related shootout sparks massive SWAT raids (Kearns, UT): Salt Lake County law enforcement officials say they want to send a clear message regarding violent gang activity in the valley — it won’t be tolerated.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 22, 2011
BPD encouraged by crime rate decline (Bakersfield, CA): The Bakersfield Police Department released its crime stats for the first six months of 2011 on Friday, and officials say the numbers are encouraging -- though not totally conclusive.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: July 22, 2011
LA County wins 16-square-mile gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County prosecutors say they've made a 16-square-mile area of the San Gabriel Valley off-limits to gangs. The district attorney's office says it obtained a permanent court injunction Friday for a zone that includes the cities of Industry, La Puente, parts of West Covina and several unincorporated neighborhoods.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 22, 2011
Novato Police crack down on known gang members (Novato, CA): Novato police pushed back against escalating gang tension Friday night. A new gang suppression team visited the city's "hot spots" to check in on known gang members.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: July 22, 2011
LAPD launches formal probe into allegations of intimidation in police gang units (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police officials have launched a formal investigation into concerns that officers in one of the city's most gang-plagued areas are intimidating other cops from signing a controversial financial disclosure form that is required to join the department's anti-gang units.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 22, 2011
La Puente gang member sentenced for tagging cars (La Puente, CA): An admitted gang member was sentenced to a year in jail this week for spray-painting graffiti on three cars parked in front of La Puente homes, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 22, 2011
Novato Police create anti-gang unit (Novato, CA): In response to rising gang activity in Novato, police have embarked on a concentrated program to root out instigators in the city.
Source: NovatoPatch Date: July 22, 2011
Two held in gangland spree (Grand Junction, CO): Two men were arrested and another two were wanted by police in connection with a gang-related, one-day crime spree in Grand Junction that included a man’s murder, the armed robberies of two businesses and a residential burglary, Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper said Friday.
Source: The Grand Junction Sentinel Date: July 22, 2011
Narcs bust South Shore crackhouses (Longueuil, QC): Six men, aged between 23 and 28, and one woman, aged 25, were arrested by 40 police officers in Old Longueuil in an early-morning drug raid that took place from about 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
Source: CTV Montreal Date: July 21, 2011
City businesses hit with graffiti (Columbus, NE): Calls started coming into the Columbus Police Station reporting incidents of graffiti about the time people were getting to work Tuesday morning and didn’t let up for more than five hours.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: July 21, 2011
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