Gang-Related News Articles
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City joins forces with agencies in war against street gangs (Niagara Falls, NY): Niagara Falls police threw down the gauntlet to the city's feuding street gangs on Friday, announcing they will beef up the Roving Anti-Crime Unit and begin charging city "ganstas" with federal crimes that carry stiff prison terms.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: March 19, 2010
Police departments form gang task force in South Bay (San Jose, CA): When a group of gang members from Mountain View crashed a Sunnyvale girl's 16th birthday party last summer and got into a verbal fight with another guest over disrespect, they responded by stabbing the 18-year-old man to death, according to police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 19, 2010
Area police to talk about sharing gang data (Chicago, IL): It's spring, time for police departments to gear up to prevent criminal gang activity, say area chiefs.
Source: Daily Herald Date: March 19, 2010
Police arrest gangster named in city's injunction for 2009 Uptown killing (Whittier, CA): A gang member named in a city injunction against Whittier Varrio Loco is facing a murder charge in the shooting of a 30-year-old man in Uptown last year.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: March 19, 2010
Vandalism reports rise, other gang crimes dip in San Juan (San Juan Capistrano, CA): Reports of serious gang-related crimes such as assault and robbery dipped or held steady in 2009 in San Juan Capistrano, according to statistics released by Orange County sheriff's Lt. Dan Dwyer, the city's chief of police services. But reported vandalism rose sharply.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 19, 2010
House passes bill to curb gangs in schools (Maryland): The House of Delegates unanimously approved Thursday legislation designed to keep gang activity out of schools. The measure requires Maryland educators and law enforcement to report the arrests of students for certain offenses to school personnel.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: March 18, 2010
Guards injured at youth jail in Cheshire (Cheshire, CT): A union official raised concerns about safety at a youth detention center Wednesday after two separate inmate attacks that injured four correction officers.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: March 18, 2010
Police say teen member of a gang (Springfield, MA): If tattoos were self-fulfilling prophecies, Eric B. Denson was headed down the wrong path. The 20-year-old city man was arrested Tuesday night on a murder charge for the stabbing death of Cathedral High School student Conor W. Reynolds.
Source: The Republican Date: March 18, 2010
Operation aims to find leads into Juarez killings (McAllen, TX): More than 200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers swept through El Paso on Thursday, picking up suspected members of the Barrio Azteca gang in an effort to find new leads into the killings of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez last weekend.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 18, 2010
Teen beaten up over forced gang initiation (Spartanburg, SC): A 15-year-old boy said he was attacked by relatives and other teens who wanted him to join their gang.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: March 18, 2010
Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries puts compassionate pen to paper (Los Angeles, CA): For the last 20 years, Father Gregory Boyle has been writing -- and not writing -- the book that is his newly released memoir, "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion" (Free Press: 220 pp., $25).
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 17, 2010
Police, ATF pick up gang members (Niagara Falls, NY): Two gang members being sought in connection with the recent rash of violence in the city were picked up Monday and Tuesday by Falls police.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: March 17, 2010
Alleged drug dealers nabbed (Kingston, NY): Police on Tuesday rounded up eight suspected drug dealers, including the son of a Kingston alderwoman who serves a liaison to the county crime-fighting team that made the arrests.
Source: Daily Freeman Date: March 17, 2010
Round Lake Park man accused of bringing bat to gang fight (Round Lake Park, IL): One man is in custody for using a bat to injure others during a gang fight in Round Lake Park on Monday, police officials said.
Source: Daily Herald Date: March 17, 2010
Two arrested in shooting that wounded three (Anaheim, CA): A man and a juvenile have been arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting that left a man, a woman and a 6-year-old girl suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 16, 2010
Racketeering, drug trial opens for alleged gang member, dealer (Baltimore, MD): Before he was locked up, Terrence "Squeaky" Richardson dealt drugs, randomly robbed people and killed his enemies as a leader of a "violent and notorious gang in Baltimore City," prosecutors said Monday during opening statements in a federal racketeering and drug conspiracy trial.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: March 16, 2010
Alleged Crips gang members indicted in killing of 11-year-old (DeKalb County, GA): Three people were indicted on Tuesday in connection with a shooting that killed an 11-year-old DeKalb County boy who was asleep in his bed.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 16, 2010
State issues report on 2009 Calif prison riot (Los Angeles, CA): A state report issued Tuesday on a gang and racially motivated riot at a California prison last year recommends changes in managing inmate gang members as well as improvements in communication and use of technology to identify inmates during disturbances.
Source: The Associated Press Date: March 16, 2010
Family of three wounded in possible gang shooting (Anaheim, CA): Two suspected gang members are in custody for allegedly shooting a man, his wife and their 6 year old daughter outside their Anaheim apartment complex.
Source: KTLA News Date: March 15, 2010
Two arrested in Anaheim shooting of family (Anaheim, CA): Police have arrested two suspected gang members for allegedly shooting a father, mother and 6-year-old daughter outside an Anaheim apartment building.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 15, 2010
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