Gang-Related News Articles
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Surging violence, rising vigilance: Redding police say 175 gang members in city limits (Redding, CA): Although extra police patrols focused on halting gang violence ended Wednesday, Redding’s police chief said Friday that he’s still concerned about controlling what could be a growing problem.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: June 25, 2010
South Florida gang leader sentenced to 15 years in prison (Palm Beach, FL): The leader of a violent Palm Beach County street gang will spend 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and second-degree murder, according to the Florida attorney general's office.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 25, 2010
Fighting gangs frugally: Salinas plan modeled on San Jose's success (San Jose, CA): Critical steps suggested for Salinas' first strategic plan to address gang violence run the risk of never being implemented after the city's latest round of budget cuts.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 25, 2010
Boy, 14, arrested in gang-related killing (Santa Ana, CA): A 14-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 17-year-old boy who was shot just steps from his home, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 25, 2010
Use of Weed & Seed grant money inappropriate (Oklahoma City, OK): Nearly $154,000 in federal grant money to reduce violent crime and gang activity in Oklahoma City was spent inappropriately, in addition to $28,000 in unallowable labor costs, according to a report issued Friday by the U.S. Office of Inspector General’s audit division.
Source: The Journal Record Date: June 25, 2010
L.A. city prosecutors seek injunction against 'MTA' tagging crew (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles city prosecutors sought a civil court injunction Wednesday against the Metro Transit Assassins tagging crew, known for a massive, quarter-mile-long graffiti "bomb" of its acronym along the Los Angeles River.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 24, 2010
Three men indicted on gang-related charges (Thomson, GA): Three local men believed tied to gang violence have been indicted on various criminal charges by a McDuffie County grand jury, The McDuffie Mirror has learned.
Source: The McDuffie Mirror Date: June 24, 2010
Pacoima middle school in deadly neighborhood (Pacoima, CA): Charles Maclay Middle School sits at the corner of Glenoaks Boulevard and Pierce Street in the San Fernando Valley, at the intersection of a gang injunction zone and public housing.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 24, 2010
The most dangerous gang in the U.S. (Cincinnati, OH): Their goals are intimidation and domination. Their methods are violent and gruesome. It’s no wonder the mostly Hispanic gang La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is considered the most dangerous gang in the U.S. by the FBI, and some consider it the most dangerous gang in the world.
Source: WLWT 5 News Date: June 24, 2010
26 alleged gang members indicted on Federal charges (Nashville, TN): A federal grand jury has indicted 26 alleged gang members and gang associates on charges that include racketeering, firearms and narcotics.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: June 24, 2010
Boston Police try a new anti-gang weapon: Shame (Boston, MA): Boston police are trying a new weapon in their war on gangs. They're hoping a little old-fashioned public humiliation might help curb inner-city violence. But many fear the new tactic will backfire.
Source: NPR News Date: June 24, 2010
Gang members on bicycles kill Santa Ana teen (Santa Ana, CA): Police say two suspected gang members on bicycles shot and killed a teenager walking near his Santa Ana home.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 23, 2010
Authorities in Cincinnati again target 'Tot Lot Posse,' gang taking name from playground (Cincinnati, OH): Authorities say they've charged 27 people with drugs and weapons counts in a new attempt to break up what's called the "Tot Lot Posse" in Cincinnati.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: June 23, 2010
South Florida workshops aim to train parents to prevent children's gang involvement (Palm Beach, FL): Gang violence tears families apart and ends lives, but by educating parents, government officials hope to hit gangs at their source, cutting off their access to potential new recruits.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 23, 2010
Four arrested in Porterville slaying (Porterville, CA): Three Porterville residents and another person were arrested Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man in May, the Porterville Police Department announced.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 23, 2010
Three gang members admit guilt in Asbury Park deaths (Asbury Park, NJ): A member of the Bloods street gang admitted he fatally shot a 66-year-old Asbury Park man inside his home, while two of the defendant's fellow gang members pleaded guilty to charges connected to the death of a Vietnam War veteran who was killed by a stray bullet.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: June 23, 2010
Teens shot in front of Carteret home were Crips gang members, officials say (Carteret, NJ): Isilma Samuel knew her son was involved with the wrong people, so she moved from Orange to Carteret, two counties away, believing her children would be safer.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 23, 2010
San Pablo police arrest three in gang sweep over recent shootings (San Pablo, CA): Three men arrested in connection with recent drive-by shootings sought to enhance their gangland credibility, San Pablo police say, but wound up terrorizing innocent people just going about their daily lives in their neighborhoods.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 22, 2010
Two teens arrested in fight at Porterville Walmart (Porterville, CA): A gang fight involving three people broke out Saturday afternoon in the parking lot at the Porterville Walmart, the Porterville Police Department reported.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 22, 2010
Fatal shooting was gang-related; teen targeted, Salinas police say (Salinas, CA): A 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed outside a Salinas market has been identified by police as Jorge Alberto Mendez Barrera.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 22, 2010
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