Gang-Related News Articles
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Western Carolina University professors study gang violence prevention (Cullowhee, NC): Two Western Carolina University faculty members are assessing gang activity in Haywood and Buncombe counties as part of grant-funded projects in which they will provide local leaders with gang violence prevention, intervention and suppression strategies.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: September 19, 2010
New law holds parents responsible for their children's gang crimes (Monterey Park, CA): Parents whose children are convicted of gang-related crimes will have to attend special parenting classes, a state assemblyman who authored the law said Friday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: September 17, 2010
Gang sweep nets 26 arrests throughout Merced County (Merced, CA): Twenty-six gang members were arrested Wednesday and Thursday in a sweep in Planada, Merced and Winton, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: September 17, 2010
Mexicans with gang ties arrested in Calif. (Santa Maria, CA): Twelve Mexican nationals with ties to a violent street gang in California have been arrested by a federal, state and local law enforcement task force as part of an anti-gang initiative known as "Operation Community Shield," led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Source: The Washington Times Date: September 17, 2010
Two arrested in Sheboygan during U.S. Marshals sweep (Sheboygan, WI): Officials say two people were arrested in Sheboygan as part of a sweep by the U.S. Marshals Service, but neither appears to match the Marshals’ claim that they are "violent gang members."
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: September 17, 2010
Tampa gang member accused of gunning down friend (Tampa, FL): A Tampa gang member was arrested Thursday in connection to a fatal shooting in April near a soccer field, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: September 17, 2010
100 officers target gang activity during sweep (Bakersfield, CA): A task force of 100 officers swooped down Friday morning on a primarily Hispanic street gang based in east Bakersfield, making 11 arrests and seizing guns and drugs, the Kern County Sheriff's Department announced.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: September 17, 2010
Suspected gang members arrested following shooting (Yuma, AZ): Yuma police have arrested three suspected gang members in an attempted murder following a shooting that happened Thursday evening.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: September 17, 2010
More than 30 suspects arrested in operation targeting gang violence (Racine, WI): Thirty-five alleged violent gang members and associates were arrested as a result of a collaborative operation targeting gang-related crime and violence in several cities — including Racine — officials said Wednesday.
Source: The Journal Times Date: September 16, 2010
US attorney announces Chicago drug arrests (Chicago, IL): A top prosecutor says the arrests this week of about 20 members of the Gangster 2-6 Nation are part of a push to dismantle Chicago's street gangs.
Source: CBS 2 News Date: September 16, 2010
Teen gang member found dead is identified (Santa Ana, CA): A 14-year-old Santa Ana gang member was found shot to death inside a stolen vehicle Wednesday night, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 16, 2010
Gangs urged to keep peace after park brawl (Houston, TX): Pastors and activists are calling for gangs to stay away from a southeast Houston park where youth football games were canceled last weekend because of a large gang-related brawl.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: September 16, 2010
Weber prosecutor says restraining orders against gangs may be expanded (Ogden, UT): Police, educators and community leaders from all over northern Utah met in Ogden on Thursday to talk about the latest trends and solutions dealing with gangs.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: September 16, 2010
Letting gang activity go unchecked creates menace (Kearney, NE): Gangs are everywhere in Nebraska, including Kearney, and state officials hope that by educating law enforcers the problem can be managed. "Gangs are right here in Kearney and across the state, and not just in Omaha," said Nebraska's Attorney General Jon Bruning.
Source: Lexington Clipper-Herald Date: September 16, 2010
Homeboy Industries gets $1.3-million county contract (Los Angeles County, CA): Los Angeles County supervisorsTuesday awarded Homeboy Industries a $1.3-million contract, providing critically needed funding for the gang intervention program founded two decades ago by Father Gregory Boyle.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 15, 2010
Kane state's attorney suing gang members (Elgin, IL): About 70 members of an Elgin street gang have been named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office in what authorities say is an effort to deter them from taking part in gang-related activity.
Source: The Courier-News Date: September 15, 2010
Accused gang members appear in court to fight police restraining orders (Ogden, UT): Alleged members of a street gang here appeared in court to fight a controversial plan to serve them with restraining orders, preventing them from associating with each other within city limits.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: September 15, 2010
27 suspected gang members and associates arrested in Oklahoma immigration sting (Oklahoma City, OK): Twenty-seven suspected gang members and their associates were among 46 people arrested in Oklahoma in a four-day immigration sting that ended Saturday, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: September 15, 2010
Possible gang affiliation casts new police light on these clowns (Ogden, UT): Juggalos are the fastest-growing gang in Ogden, police officials say. But are all those with painted faces and an appreciation for Insane Clown Posse considered gang members?
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: September 15, 2010
Suspected member of gang arrested (Duluth, GA): A believed gang member was arrested Tuesday after police said he fired several rifle rounds into a Duluth home, the bullets stopping just short of a child’s bedroom.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: September 15, 2010
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