Gang-Related News Articles
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South County police seek gang-prevention grant (Gilroy, CA): Efforts to halt gang activity in South Santa Clara County could soon have a face. Police in Gilroy and Morgan Hill are after $750,000 in federal grant funds that would allow the departments to share two new positions designed to spearhead efforts to remedy gang-related issues in both communities, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: March 17, 2011
Funding sought to kickstart gang prevention programs (Salisbury, MD): On March 11, the city submitted a federal grant to the Office of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Washington, D.C. A $750,000, 3-year grant will fund the City of Salisbury Gang Reduction Initiative.
Source: The Daily Times Date: March 17, 2011
Oakland gang injunction hearing near end of part one (Oakland, CA) : An Alameda County judge moved closer Tuesday to ending what he called phase one of a hearing on Oakland's request for a preliminary injunction that would restrict the movements of 40 alleged Norteños gang members in the Fruitvale neighborhood.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 16, 2011
30 Deep gang roams far, wide (Atlanta, GA): At first glance, the baby-faced defendant in the Fulton County courtroom looks like he should be somewhere else, like wandering the high school cafeteria. But Jonathan Redding, slight and sullen with gang tattoos marking his face, has become the picture of something gone terribly amiss.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 16, 2011
PM renews anti-gang funds (Ottawa, ON): Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday resuscitated a national fund to help keep kids out of gangs, just weeks before it was set to die out. The Youth Gang Prevention Fund will be renewed with $37.5 million over the next five years, Harper announced in British Columbia.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 16, 2011
Group learns about gang activity (Archbald, PA): Community members learned Tuesday night about how they can identify gang activity in their neighborhoods and what they can do to stop it. Robert Maguire, intelligence officer at the Lackawanna County Prison, spoke to the Jessup Neighborhood Crime Watch about gang awareness during a special presentation at Valley View High School.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: March 16, 2011
Grant targets gang prevention effort (Wake County, NC): Law enforcement leaders in this area hope they can follow on the successes enjoyed by the city of Raleigh as they battled to reduce gang activity in the capital city. Raleigh's police department recently completed a three-year program aimed at doing just that.
Source: Eastern Wake News Date: March 16, 2011
Two busted in Patterson pot grow shooting (Paterson, CA): Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Patterson house Monday where investigators say hundreds of marijuana plants were found.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: March 16, 2011
13 indicted in violence between DC gangs (Washington, DC): Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier says 13 men have been indicted on conspiracy and other charges in murders and other violent crimes in a street gang rivalry.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: March 16, 2011
Man shot in Altadena on Tuesday evening (Altadena, CA): A man was shot in the backside in a gang-related shooting on Tuesday afternoon around 6:30 p.m. according to Lt. Larry Landreth of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Altadena station.
Source: AltadenaPatch Date: March 16, 2011
"General" indicted, charged with directing gang activity (Lubbock County, TX): A Lubbock County grand jury indicts a man investigators say is a regional leader of a criminal syndicate, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.
Source: FOX 34 News Date: March 16, 2011
Police: Gangs are culpable in shots fired (Columbia, MO): Columbia police say four shots-fired incidents in the past two days are gang-related, and officers are looking for a Columbia teen in connection with one of the incidents.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: March 16, 2011
Metro gang violence cut in half (Nashville, TN): In a matter of a year, gang violence in Metro has dropped significantly: by about 50 percent. Both Metro police and community leaders say they can see the difference and think they know why, but police warn the fight is never-ending.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: March 16, 2011
Drive-by shootings plague Yakima Valley (Yakima, WA): Police in the Lower Yakima Valley were busy overnight Sunday investigating multiple drive-by shootings, including one in Sunnyside that injured a teen while she was sleeping. The shootings are suspected to be gang-related.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 15, 2011
Huntington gang member convicted of murder (Brooklyn, NY): A former leader of the Huntington chapter of the MS-13 street gang has been convicted of murder and federal racketeering charges.
Source: Long Island Press Date: March 15, 2011
Ex-gangster gets year for shooting man (Winnipeg, MB): Noah Simmons was just inches away from killing a man in 2007. Now he is months away from being back on the streets. The former street-gang member was sentenced to one year in jail Monday after pleading guilty for a near-fatal home invasion.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 15, 2011
Federal, state prosecutors win indictments against 30 gang members in SW Idaho, E. Oregon (Boise, ID): Authorities say they have secured state and federal indictments against 30 members of a street gang active in narcotics trafficking and other crimes in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon.
Source: The Republic Date: March 15, 2011
As gangs target younger members, students told to set example (Las Vegas, NV): The lure of money, the desired respect of others, a sense of family or a perceived safety net could prompt teens to join gangs.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: March 15, 2011
Police believe Bridgeton shootings related (Bridgeton, NJ): Police are investigating two shootings Sunday night they believe are related, Bridgeton police Det. Lt. Michael Gaimari said.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: March 15, 2011
SF Weekly questions effectiveness of gang injunctions (San Francisco, CA): In light of the spate of Norteno-Sureno violence that has engulfed the Mission District over the past few weeks, SF Weekly is raising questions about San Francisco’s gang injunction strategy. There are four such court orders in place across the city.
Source: The Informant Date: March 15, 2011
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