Gang-Related News Articles
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Judge upholds ban on Ogden gang members (Ogden, UT): A judge on Monday effectively banned members of an Ogden gang from congregating and placed limits on their movements as part of a first-of-its-kind tactic for Utah.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 27, 2010
Expert: Gang graffiti sign of danger (Dubuque, IA): Those black letters scrawled on the side of a building could be more than an eyesore. It could be a sign that gangs have taken root in the area.
Source: The Telegraph Herald Date: September 27, 2010
SD County gang sweep reveals cross-border connection (San Diego, CA) : Law enforcement officials arrested more than 50 documented gang members over the weekend in San Diego County. The sweep reveals a cross-border connection between street gangs and drug cartels.
Source: KPBS News Date: September 27, 2010
Gang crackdown aimed at Mexico crime networks (San Diego, CA): More than 800 law enforcement officers cracked down on gangs throughout San Diego County over the weekend as part of an operation to disrupt the flow of drugs, weapons and money between local gangs and Mexico’s drug cartels.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 27, 2010
New Chicago DEA head targets drug activity across area (Chicago, IL): The suburbs face more Mexican drug-trafficking activity as smugglers use "tactics to fit in" with the general immigrant population and avoid conventional areas of high scrutiny like the inner city, according to the new head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago.
Source: Daily Herald Date: September 26, 2010
Gang presence makes survival difficult for Chester youths (Chester, PA): The eighth-grade boy had an excellent attendance record. But, suddenly, he began to come to school several hours late. He didn’t want to discuss the reasons for his tardiness, so John Linder, then the superintendent at the Village Charter School, gave the student the benefit of the doubt.
Source: Daily Times Date: September 26, 2010
Gangs no longer the ‘g-word’ in Brockton (Brockton, MA): City officials used to call bands of criminals other names – but no longer. In March 2000, responding to a rash of drug-related gunfights, former Police Chief Paul Studenski said the violence in the city "appears to be a problem between two groups of associates."
Source: The Enterprise Date: September 26, 2010
Springfield teen says he was attacked by 37 men on "gang turf" (Springfield, OH): A Springfield teenager told police that he was assaulted Friday by roughly 37 unknown people while he was walking home from a football game.
Source: WHIO News Date: September 26, 2010
Gilroy teen stabbed in gang-related attack (Gilroy, CA): The teenage victim of a stabbing and beating in Gilroy Friday night is expected to survive. Police say the 14-year-old boy was walking with friends on Stoney Court around 6pm when a car pulled up alongside him and asked his gang affiliation.
Source: KLIV News Date: September 26, 2010
Mount Prospect police forms first gang unit (Mount Prospect, IL): When Mount Prospect residents fill out their yearly survey for the police department, their top concern almost always is traffic. Not this year. This year traffic took a back seat to gang activity, said Chief John Dahlberg, adding that he wasn't surprised.
Source: Daily Herald Date: September 25, 2010
Cops: Shooting is gang-related (Plains Township, PA): The shooting of a man outside a nightclub in June was an act of retaliation involving two rival gang members, according to charges filed.
Source: The Times Leader Date: September 25, 2010
Gilroy: Police investigate gang-related stabbing (Gilroy, CA): Police are investigating a gang-related stabbing in Gilroy Friday night involving a teenage boy. The stabbing occurred around 6 p.m. in the 500 block of Stoney Court, according to police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 25, 2010
Gang numbers rising (Regina, SK): The number of Saskatchewan-based gang members increased during the past five years -- and more are likely to be recruited unless society starts doing more to help those most at risk, attendees at the 2010 Western Canada Gang Conference were told Friday.
Source: Regina Leader-Post Date: September 25, 2010
Vancouver drug gangs move north to Prince George — bringing crack, casualties and chaos (Prince George, BC): Members of the Uniformed Gang Task Force approach a drug addict as they cruise the crack-shack infested neighbourhood known as the Hood.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: September 25, 2010
More Utahns blame gangs for community ills (Salt Lake City, UT): A growing number of people believe that gangs are a key element of Utah’s crime problem, according a state survey released Thursday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 24, 2010
Cyberspace enlisted in war on area gangs (Houston, TX): The fight against Houston-area gang members moved into cyberspace Thursday, as 15 law enforcement agencies fired up a website to allow citizens to provide anonymous information on gang members.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: September 24, 2010
Two Tacoma gang members charged in East Side slaying of young woman (Tacoma, WA): They wanted revenge, and they weren’t picky. Members of an East Side gang intended to strike back against another gang for a shooting that had wounded one of the East Siders, Tacoma police and Pierce County prosecutors believe.
Source: The News Tribune Date: September 24, 2010
Officer involved shooting in Fresno (Fresno, CA): There was an officer involved shooting early Friday morning in Central Fresno. The incident started around Cedar and Olive Avenues, when a 25-year-old Bulldog gang member on a bicycle was sported by a Fresno Police Officer, who said the man was behaving suspiciously.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: September 24, 2010
Chicago mom killed in gang crossfire (Chicago, IL): A shooting has claimed the life of a Chicago mother. Police say Alexia Teague was caught in gang crossfire.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: September 24, 2010
East Valley crimefighting center gets grant (Mesa, AZ): With resources tight and extra dollars a luxury, Southeast Valley law-enforcement agencies are breathing a little easier after being awarded $248,000 toward a joint intelligence-gathering center.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: September 24, 2010
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