Gang-Related News Articles
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Judge considers partial injunction against Fruitvale gang members (Oakland, CA): A judge said Wednesday that he is considering granting a preliminary injunction against some reputed Nortenos gang members in Oakland's Fruitvale district but reserving judgment on other alleged members.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: March 9, 2011
Gang member gets 21 years for murder, shooting (Suffolk County, NY): A reputed MS 13 street gang member has been sentenced for fatally stabbing a man and shooting a 13-year-old boy in the head in two high-profile Brentwood cases.
Source: Long Island Press Date: March 9, 2011
Trial of alleged gang members continues (Gainesville, GA): Testimony resumed Wednesday morning in the trial in Gainesville of two men on street gang charges related to the death of another man last year.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com Date: March 9, 2011
Teen charged for motel murders (Clay County, MO): An 18 year old was booked into the Clay County Detention Center and charged Wednesday with shooting and killing three young men at a party that took place at the Red Roof Inn last month.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: March 9, 2011
Known gangster surrenders for credit union shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A known gangster has surrendered to authorities for shooting a gun in the parking lot of a Bakersfield credit union.
Source: Bakersfield Now Date: March 9, 2011
Norteño hearing: How did police determine gang affiliation? (Oakland, CA): In a combative two-and-a-half hour examination by the defense, Oakland Police Department gang expert Officer Douglass Keely defended the scope of the Fruitvale gang injunction today. Testimony particularly focused on his rationale for naming the 40 defendants identified as Norteños in the case.
Source: The Informant Date: March 9, 2011
Montgomery County Police differ internally on how to count gang homicides (Montgomery County, MD): As Montgomery County Police officials prepare the 2010 annual crime statistics report, views differ internally on how homicides involving gang members should be counted.
Source: WheatonPatch Date: March 9, 2011
Gardena man shot dead, girlfriend critical in apparent gang-related attack (Torrance, CA): Authorities today identified a Gardena man who was killed in an apparent gang shooting in Watts that critically wounded his female companion.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: March 8, 2011
UT-Arlington Police keep eyes out for graffiti vandals (Arlington, TX): UTA Police are looking into eleven reported graffiti incidents, some of which could be gang related. Assistant police chief Rick Gomez said the police are in contact with the Arlington Police regarding the graffiti that appears gang related
Source: The Shorthorn Date: March 8, 2011
Two men sentenced for having gun on college campus (Morristown, NJ): Two reputed members of the Crips street gang have been sentenced to prison for bringing a loaded handgun onto the campus of Drew University in Madison.
Source: Boston Herald Date: March 8, 2011
Bridgeport and Stratford seek federal grant to assess gang activity in the city (Bridgeport, CT): The City of Bridgeport and the Town of Stratford together with youth-based community agencies, boards of education, faith-based organizations and the business community are seeking $750,000 in federal Department of Justice Funds to assess gang activity in the City.
Source: The Bridgeport News Date: March 8, 2011
Police monitor southeast Missouri gangs (Cape Girardeau, MO): Authorities say they are seeing more of a gang presence in southeast Missouri, and what's more they're recruiting kids as young as seven years old.
Source: KFVS 12 News Date: March 8, 2011
Two reputed Crips gang members get near-maximum sentences for bringing loaded gun to Drew campus (Madison, NJ): Two Newark men who are reputed Crips street gang members received near-maximum sentences today for bringing a loaded handgun onto the Drew University campus in Madison on Dec. 1, 2008.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 8, 2011
Worcester police hope to tap new well for youth gang efforts (Worcester, MA): As grant funding continues to dwindle in the state for police gang programs, police are hoping to receive a federal grant to strengthen their efforts to help at-risk youth in the city.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: March 7, 2011
Anti-gang bill still alive in Legislature (Yakima, WA): A controversial proposal to allow cities to file civil injunctions against known gang members still has life in the Legislature, a spokeswoman for the state Attorney General's Office said Monday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 7, 2011
Rep. Jerry McNerney introduces gang database bill (Tracy, CA): Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, reintroduced legislation on Thursday to create a national gang activity database to allow law enforcement officials nationwide to track and share information about gang members and their activities.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: March 7, 2011
Program targets young gang members (Las Vegas, NV): A possible gang-related shooting is raising awareness about the increasingly young age of gang members. Sunday, police say a 14-year-old gang member pulled out a gun and shot a man in the leg. If you think age 14 is young, you would be shocked to know when some gang members get their start. Metro's Gang Unit says
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: March 7, 2011
Police say gang violence is down from last year (Chattanooga, TN): What will it take to end the street violence? That's what residents of east Chattanooga are asking. Fed up with gangs, shootings and violence, they watched on Friday as yet another young man died in a drive-by.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: March 7, 2011
Two Freehold members of Bloods gang arrested (Freehold, NJ): Police arrested a pair of Freehold men reported to be Bloods street gang members after a handgun was brandished during an argument in the parking lot of an apartment complex, police said.
Source: InJersey Date: March 7, 2011
Iraq vet turned Latin Kings leader pleads guilty (Philadelphia, PA): An Iraq war veteran who became the second in command of Bethlehem's Latin Kings gang pleaded guilty to plotting revenge on gang associates who "snitched" to police.
Source: The Morning Call Date: March 7, 2011
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