Gang-Related News Articles
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Boone lawsuit against gang to continue Thursday (Belvidere, IL): Boone County State’s Attorney Michelle Courier launched the county’s civil trial against 11 gang members Monday. The case continues at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and is expected to wrap up in the middle of next week.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: January 5, 2010
Gang member arrested in Christmas Day double shooting outside Club Juicy (Dayton, OH): U.S. marshals have arrested a street gang member they believe shot two men in the early morning hours of Christmas Day outside Club Juicy in Harrison Twp.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: January 5, 2010
Four gang members nabbed by Merced police (Merced, CA): Four men were arrested on a variety of gang-related charges Saturday, after Merced Police reported finding a sawed-off shotgun.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 4, 2010
Experts dispute claim LA gangs cooperate against police (Los Angeles, CA): The claim headlined a Wall Street Journal article that quoted an L.A. County Sheriff’s detective. Sheriff Lee Baca backed up his detective. He told KPCC’s Patt Morrison that a small number of gangs are working together in ways they have not in the past.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: January 4, 2010
Yakima eyes high-tech tool to fight graffiti (Yakima, WA): Taggers beware; the city of Yakima is adding yet another high-tech anti-graffiti tool. The City Council is expected tonight to authorize a three-year contract with Graffiti Tracker, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based company that analyzes graffiti photos and maintains a database for tracking and analysis.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 4, 2010
$4.4 million in federal cash goes to Utah cops (Utah): Specialized courts and anti-gang initiatives are the big winners in the latest round of stimulus funding for Utah law enforcement.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 4, 2010
Harlingen police unit targets gangs (Harlingen, TX): Armed street thugs were trying to take over the streets in sweeping numbers. "We were all about gang banging," said a member of the West Side Aquas, the city’s most violent gang in recent memory. "And we had guns, lots of guns."
Source: The Monitor Date: January 3, 2010
Gang violence boosts death tally (Buffalo, NY): Just when it looked like Buffalo had a chance to begin a trend of fewer homicides, gang violence derailed the possibility. City and police officials began last year buoyed by 2008's near-record low of 37 homicides, and they predicted the city was headed in the right direction.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: January 3, 2010
Gang shooting in north central Yakima (Yakima, WA): Police respond to another gang shooting in a troubled neighborhood. A 15-year-old boy was shot once in the elbow around 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: January 3, 2010
Gangs: Tallahassee at a crossroads (Tallahassee, FL): It was a typical Tallahassee Saturday night. The nightclubs let out and scores of young adults flooded to the 24-hour McDonald's/Circle K on Lake Bradford Road. The socializing continued.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: January 3, 2010
Oakland to seek injunction against street gang (Oakland, CA): Oakland is poised to join San Francisco as one of the first Northern California cities to try to tame street gangs by slapping them with lawsuits.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 2, 2010
City comes to grips with gangs (Tracy, CA): People will have a chance next week to talk about criminal street gangs when the City Council discusses its recently unveiled plans to slow a wave of deadly gun violence that’s swept Tracy since November.
Source: Tracy Press Date: January 2, 2010
Trio charged in gang-related assault (Turlock, CA): Three people from Modesto, including two teenagers, were taken into custody Wednesday morning during a warrant sweep on attempted murder charges related to a gang assault, according to the Modesto Police Department.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: January 2, 2010
Protection programs used more (Allentown, PA): With a growing number of harder-to-solve cases, mostly involving street gangs and drug dealing, prosecutors are increasingly using incentives to get reluctant witnesses to open up.
Source: The Morning Call Date: January 2, 2010
Gang member held on gun, drug charges (Fresno, CA): A 17-year-old gang member was arrested Friday on charges of possession of a revolver and narcotics for sale in southeast Fresno, police said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 2, 2010
Focus on fighting gangs cut murders in '09 (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police took their fight against gangs to a new level in 2009 -- one of the reasons murder and other crimes were down almost across the board in the city last year, officials say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 2, 2010
Third gang injunction zone (Wichita Falls, TX): Following the success of two previous "Gang Injunction Zones", the City of Wichita Falls is filing a third. This zone covers 15.5 square miles across a major portion of central Wichita Falls.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6 Date: January 2, 2010
Tucson police identify gang shooting victim (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police have identified the victim of a gang-related shooting on the city's north side.
Source: Arizona Daily Star Date: January 2, 2010
Fire department to learn about gang awareness (Chattanooga, TN): Some Chattanooga firefighters noticed people acting suspiciously near their fire station earlier this year and suspected gangs were in the neighborhood.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 2, 2010
13-year-old killed in Dallas gang-related shooting (Dallas, TX): A 13-year-old died and a 17-year-old was critically wounded in a New Year’s Eve shooting that police said was gang-related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: January 2, 2010
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