Gang-Related News Articles
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Province taking wraps off of anti-gang strategy (Calgary, AB): Prevention and early intervention for troubled youths will form the backbone of a gang-reduction strategy the provincial government will unveil today.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 5, 2010
In the Crossfire: Modesto schools work to address nearby gang threats (Modesto, CA) : Schools were created to teach. In hard times and tough places, however, they do much more, offering services for families and a safe haven for children.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 5, 2010
Warden says many claim Berks County Prison inmates claim gang membership (Reading, PA): Many inmates entering Berks County Prison readily identify themselves as members of gangs, according to Warden George A. Wagner
Source: Reading Eagle Date: December 5, 2010
Gang member says realilty of city crime doesn't match perceptions (Reading, PA): Reading's gangs are not as organized as many perceive. That's the assertion of Reading police and Indiana University of Pennsylvania criminologist Dr. Christian Bolden. A self-described city gang member agreed with them.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: December 5, 2010
Des Moines receives $20,000 anti-gang grant for Homes of Oakridge (Des Moines, IA): A $20,000 federal anti-gang grant targeted for use in the Homes of Oakridge complex has been awarded to the Des Moines Police Department.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 5, 2010
Syracuse residents shaken, asking questions after rash of shootings (Syracuse, NY): The rash of high-profile shootings in Syracuse over the past several weeks has left residents on edge and some local experts wondering whether the city is at a dangerous turning point.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 5, 2010
Asheville-area law enforcement, community groups to use 'focused deterrence' to cut gang crime (Asheville, NC): Those called in are suspects identified as gang members and other young men committing assaults and robberies or peddling drugs.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: December 5, 2010
Woman dies following gang-linked arson attack (Prince George, BC) : A 56-year-old wheelchair-bound Prince George woman has died from injuries sustained in a gang-linked arson attack on Nov. 24.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: December 4, 2010
Fullerton sees sharp rise in graffiti since 2000 (Fullerton, CA): Commuters who take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center into Los Angeles see a constantly changing display made up of colorful, stylized letters – the tags of graffiti crews in constant battle with the city, businesses, police and one another.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 4, 2010
Arrest made in gang shooting (Modesto, CA): A Modesto man suspected of taking part in a brazen daytime gang shooting was apprehended Wednesday by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: December 4, 2010
Karen youth get attention from community, St. Paul police (St. Paul, MN): Some Karen youths say they're merely mimicking urban American dress and culture, but because some of those actions are construed as gang-related, community members and St. Paul police say that could spell trouble if no one intervenes.
Source: Star Tribune Date: December 4, 2010
Police say gang feud behind Nyeland Acres attacks (Oxnard, CA): Laid out on a table at the sheriff’s west county gang unit headquarters, the color printouts illustrate the feud as investigators believe it developed.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: December 4, 2010
Early-morning shooting kills 24-year-old man in Gresham (Gresham, OR): An early-morning shooting in Gresham left one man dead today in what police believe was a gang-related incident.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 4, 2010
Juveniles indicted in gang-related incident (Albany, GA): Despite getting beat up, a 15-year-old student at Dougherty High School will face juvenile charges related to gang terrorism along with three other of her gang members, a Dougherty Judicial Circuit official said.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: December 3, 2010
Let's Meet: Chicago police's new approach to gangs (Chicago, IL): In Chicago, police are trying a different approach to stop gang violence. First, they meet with gang members and let them hear firsthand from residents who are tired of violence.
Source: NPR News Date: December 3, 2010
$2.2 million federal grant to help Denver combat gang violence (Denver, CO): A $2.2 million federal grant to combat gang violence in three Denver neighborhoods could help to one day reduce violence elsewhere in the nation, according to city officials.
Source: The Denver Post Date: December 3, 2010
OKC gang prevention group keeps kids out of trouble and in school (Oklahoma City, OK) : Sadre Smith knew he was headed in the wrong direction — going out every night with kids who were in gangs or into drugs. It took police intervention to get the 17-year-old back on track.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: December 3, 2010
Oaklanders protest gang injunction despite hearing postponements (Oakland, CA): On Thursday afternoon, the announcement that court hearings regarding the proposed Fruitvale gang injunction would be delayed did not stop approximately 30 demonstrators outside the office of the Alameda County Administrator from demanding an alternative measure to reduce gang violence in their neighborhoods.
Source: Oakland North Date: December 3, 2010
Federal affidavit identifies St. Joseph street gang: 1800 MOB (St. Joseph, MO): A federal affidavit identifies more information in Tuesday’s fatal shooting, including a federal complaint filed against the second person arrested, who officials say is a St. Joseph street gang member.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press Date: December 3, 2010
Female El Monte gang member held woman at gunpoint for car, officials say (Covina, CA): Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said they have arrested a female El Monte gang member who is accused of holding a 22-year-old woman at gunpoint and trying to force her to sign over a car.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 3, 2010
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