Gang-Related News Articles
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Feds indict region men on gang related charges (Indiana): The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana has indicted in connection with a racketeering conspiracy six persons whom it says are members of the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: Chesterton Tribune Date: June 30, 2010
Two injured in gang-related stabbings in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Two people were stabbed blocks just apart from one another in a two-hour span in Watsonville on Tuesday night. Both acts of violence were gang-motivated, but did not appear to be connected, according to police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 30, 2010
Schwarzenegger announces $7.5M anti-gang funding (Los Angeles, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced $7.5 million in grants to help fund crime prevention and gang intervention programs in California.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 30, 2010
Law enforcement initiative targets gang members (Washington, DC): The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it has made more than 270 arrests in a law enforcement initiative targeting gang members.
Source: The Associated Press Date: June 30, 2010
Fresno police adopt new gang policy (Fresno, CA): Fighting gang activity and violent crimes in Fresno is now a stepped-up, year-round effort for the Fresno Police Department, Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 30, 2010
Salinas police arrest gang members in two separate robberies, assaults (Salinas, CA): Salinas police said two gang members were arrested Sunday and Monday in separate robberies involving assaults.
Source: The Californian Date: June 29, 2010
Despite curfew, Chester records fifth killing this month (Chester, PA): In a Chester neighborhood once known as the "Circle of Death" and on a street with the same name as a notorious drug gang, a 36-year-old man was found dead just hours after the last cars left Sunday's celebratory home opener for the Philadelphia Union.
Source: The Inquirer Date: June 29, 2010
Three men arrested in shooting incident (Bradenton, FL): Three gang members were arrested and charged with shooting at a group of rival gang members.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: June 29, 2010
Another $200000 approved for stalled Pittsburgh gang program (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh City Council this morning voted to spend another $200,000 to get a stalled anti-gang program moving.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: June 29, 2010
Police win grant to stop gang activity (Charlotte, NC): Suspected gang members will soon have additional mentors to help them avoid a life of crime. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police will hire three case managers to work with juveniles who are currently behind bars at the Cabarrus Youth Detention Center.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: June 29, 2010
Fighting graffiti: Cops have new tool in battle against spray paint (Cheyenne, WY): The Cheyenne Police Department demonstrated new equipment Monday designed to fight graffiti. In an alley between West 17th and 18th streets downtown, officers painted over graffiti with a compressed air paint sprayer that made quick work of covering the spray-painted scrawls with gray paint.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Date: June 29, 2010
Ogden gang sweep nets 15 people, documents lab (Ogden, UT): Police have arrested 15 people in an Ogden gang sweep, including members of six street gangs, and dismantled a document-fraud lab.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 29, 2010
Authorities investigating different angles after three days of violence (Montebello, CA): Two men were wounded in a shooting Monday evening and police are looking into whether three incidents of violence in as many days are related.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: June 29, 2010
Police: Gang members severely beat, stab man in Millcreek (Millcreek, UT): A man was recovering in a hospital Sunday after he was stabbed and beaten in a Millcreek apartment complex parking lot.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 28, 2010
LA anti-gang program expands to 24 parks (Los Angeles, CA): The number of Los Angeles parks included in an anti- gang program credited with helping the city record its safest summer in 40 years will be expanded from 16 to 24, officials announced today.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: June 28, 2010
Othello mulls extra time for gang-related crime (Othello, WA): Othello's mayor pro tem wants his city to crack down on gang members to make his town safe again. "Our community has had enough," said Ken Johnson, who suggested the city council approve a gang ordinance that would allow judges to add penalties to gang-related criminal convictions.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 28, 2010
Purported gang kingpin held without bond in fatal Mission home invasion (Mission, TX): With a rigid, upright posture, Jeffrey “Dragon” Juarez looked the judge in the eye as he was formally accused of capital murder and denied bond Monday afternoon in Mission Municipal Court.
Source: The Monitor Date: June 28, 2010
District expressed concern about gangs (Sioux Falls, SD): Students at a central Sioux Falls elementary school are at risk of being recruited by gangs that populate the area, according to a school district grant application which was later amended to remove the reference.
Source: Argus Leader Date: June 28, 2010
Council to get youth gang report (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte City Council is scheduled to get an update this evening on a six-year-old program designed to curb gang activity among the city’s youth population.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: June 28, 2010
Fresno gangs urged to 'put guns down' (Fresno, CA): The wounding of a 9-year-old girl Friday in a southwest Fresno shooting that police say was a case of mistaken identity prompted police Chief Jerry Dyer on Monday to urge gang members "to put their guns down."
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 28, 2010
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