Gang-Related News Articles
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Authorities arrest 14 members of South LA gang (Los Angeles, CA): FBI agents and sheriff's deputies have arrested 14 members of a South Los Angeles street gang that controls an area investigators say is among the most violent in the city.
Source: The Mercury News Date: November 17, 2009
Suspected gang members arrested in Sonoma car theft (Sonoma, CA): A driver who sped away from a Sonoma police officer early Tuesday crashed his car and subsequently was arrested, along with two others, all suspected of car theft and acting as gang members.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: November 17, 2009
City to push ahead with gang-free initiative (Yakima, WA): At her last meeting as a member of the Yakima City Council, Sonia Rodriguez got a shout-out from the fire chief and saw her fellow council members agree to continue working on a gang-free initiative she proposed.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 17, 2009
A brief history of street gangs in Anchorage (Anchorage, AK): As cocaine and crack abuse surged in the 1980s, so too did the number of gangs and gang members in what some Alaskans began to refer to as "Los Anchorage."
Source: KTUU 2 News Date: November 16, 2009
Violence hits home (Walterboro, SC): Anrae Hamlin was riding with his cousin in February when two men jumped into the street with guns blazing. Hamlin took one bullet in the leg and another in the foot.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: November 15, 2009
Two arrested in gang-related shooting (Monroe, LA): Monroe police arrested two teens on suspicion of attempted murder following a gang-related shooting at a downtown nightclub.
Source: The News-Star Date: November 14, 2009
Oregon police see gang resurgence in Medford area (Medford, OR): Gang activity appears to be increasing in Southern Oregon. Medford police Lt. Tim Doney said about 100 people with some affiliation to gangs have been identified so far, up from 55 last spring.
Source: Corvallis Gazette Times Date: November 14, 2009
Bystander shot outside Denny's during gang dispute (Orlando, FL): A bystander outside a Denny's restaurant in Orlando was shot during a dispute between gang members.
Source: WESH 2 News Date: November 13, 2009
Wicomico law enforcement 'to dismantle' gangs (Salisbury, MD): Gang-related crimes throughout the city and county may not be on par with major urban areas, but area law enforcement leaders say they are taking steps and are committed to curbing gang activity.
Source: The Daily Times Date: November 13, 2009
Suspected Northwest Jacksonville gang members arrested in RICO investigation (Jacksonville, FL): Police arrested 13 men this week they say are linked to a Northwest Jacksonville gang that ripped off and roughed up residents in and around West 45th Street and Moncrief Road for more than a year.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: November 13, 2009
Street gang ordinance under analysis (Charles Town, WV): Officials in Charles Town are being asked to consider a new ordinance that could give local police more power to investigate possible gang-related activity.
Source: The Journal Date: November 13, 2009
Street gangs moving in on Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD): The Sioux Falls Police Department Street Crime Task Force is constantly working to figure out what street gangs are trying to infiltrate our city, and to prevent the gangs already here from growing.
Source: KSFY News Date: November 13, 2009
Trio arrested on gang charges (Dalton, GA): Two men and a woman who live in Dalton are in custody at the Whitfield County Jail after being arrested on Thursday on street gang charges and other offenses by the sheriff’s office.
Source: The Daily Citizen Date: November 13, 2009
Gangs bringing violence, conflicts on campus (Tyler, TX): In the past year, TJC students have been connected to a homicide, armed robbery and multiple fights that could be a result of increasing gang activity on campus.
Source: The Apache Pow Wow Date: November 13, 2009
East Ridge students arrested, potential 'gang fight' thwarted (Chattanooga, TN): Two East Ridge students have been arrested on weapons violations after a threatened "gang fight" at the school.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: November 13, 2009
Boy, 15, stabbed in gang melee (Santa Rosa, CA): A 15-year-old Santa Rosa boy was stabbed Thursday during a melee between rival gang members in the city's Apple Valley neighborhood, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: November 13, 2009
67 teens caught in Orange County gang prevention sweep (Orange County, CA): According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office, about 300 officers patrolled looking for minors. Minors caught in the sweep ranged from 13 to 17-years-old.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: November 13, 2009
Authorities make arrest in stabbing (Medford, OR): Medford police have arrested a 17-year-old suspected gang member on two counts of first-degree assault stemming from a pair of stabbings at a girl's coming-of-age celebration over the weekend.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: November 12, 2009
Diocese of Monterey joins with COPA to combat gang violence (Monterey, CA): The Diocese of Monterey is joining the fight against gang violence on the Central Coast. Bishop Richard Garcia is scheduled to meet today with leaders from COPA, Communities Organized for relational Power in Action, to strategize about gang prevention.
Source: The Californian Date: November 12, 2009
Gangs in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Does Savannah have gangs? It’s a question we’ve asked the police department time and time again. While they’ve admitted neighborhood gangs are a problem ....that’s all they’ve said.
Source: WSAV 3 News Date: November 12, 2009
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