Gang-Related News Articles
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Harsher penalties may await NM gangs (San Juan County, NM): Some residents of northwest New Mexico are calling for tougher penalties for gang-related violence after a teenage boy was shot and killed over the weekend.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4 Date: January 24, 2011
'Grape Street' gang members jailed for standing in Memphis street (Memphis, TN): At least 15 men wearing purple and standing in the middle of a street in Frayser on Sunday went to jail after they refused to move, according to Memphis police.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: January 24, 2011
Rapper 40 Glocc arrested in San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA): San Bernardino police have arrested Colton-area rapper 40 Glocc on suspicion of various weapons violations after he was carrying a loaded 9-millimeter handgun while parked in his sport utility vehicle, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 24, 2011
27 Mexican Mafia associates arrested, indicted in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) : A joint federal-state law enforcement operation Friday morning led to the arrest of 27 people linked to a street gang with ties to the Mexican Mafia, some of whom are named in a federal racketeering indictment that alleges the gang is a criminal enterprise that has engaged in violent crimes, extortion and narcotics trafficking.
Source: Examiner Date: January 23, 2011
Man stabbed to death by gang members at Pico Rivera party (Pico Rivera, CA): A group of gang members stabbed a young man to death early Sunday while crashing a backyard birthday party, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: January 23, 2011
Durham schools settle gang policy suit (Durham, NC): The Durham Public Schools Board of Education settled a nearly 4-year-old lawsuit this week by agreeing to revamp the policy for suspending students wearing or displaying gang-related clothing or symbols.
Source: The News & Observer Date: January 22, 2011
Two arrested in South Salt Lake shooting death (Salt Lake City, UT): Two Sudanese immigrants with gang affiliations were arrested Saturday in the shooting death of a third Sudanese man late Friday night on State Road 201, the Utah Highway Patrol said.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 22, 2011
A red flag or blue: Visalia homicide raises questions on what makes you a target (Visalia, CA): The family of a young Visalia man gunned down just two weeks ago is looking for closure as police search for answers in Roger Weinert's sudden death.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 22, 2011
Muskegon County Sheriff's Office gets grant to help address surge in gang violence (Muskegon County, MI): Seven identified gangs operating in the cities of Muskegon and Muskegon Heights. A gang-related homicide and beating being blamed by police for sparking a summer filled with shootings.
Source: Muskegon Chronicle Date: January 22, 2011
Officials acknowledge growth of gangs (Lakewood, NJ): To Lakewood resident Laura Quinones, the murder of a police officer and a series of killings in the last year have given the township a new name.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 22, 2011
Gang uses MySpace to stalk potential threats (Washington, DC): Federal agents say members of the Hispanic street gang here are using the online social networking Web site MySpace.com to make threats and find a former member so they can kill him.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: January 22, 2011
Ephrata starts anti-gang program (Ephrata, WA): Ephrata students, from kindergarten through fourth grade, will have a new anti-gang after-school program next year. The city's parks and recreation department developed a pilot program to start in Fall 2011, called BOLD. The acronym stands for building opportunities for leadership development.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: January 22, 2011
Pomona police, community work together to cut violence (Pomona, CA): This town once was shaken almost every week with a murder on its streets, but today work by police and the community is making that dangerous time just a memory.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 22, 2011
Cuts hit anti-gang efforts in Omaha (Omaha, NE): The streets and schools of north and South Omaha will have two fewer anti-gang counselors because of federal cutbacks that have trickled down to local Boys & Girls Clubs.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 22, 2011
Juvenile killed in gang-related shooting; Seventeen year old shot in torso outside of a gas station (Bloomfield, NM): A 17-year-old Bloomfield juvenile was killed Friday night in what police believe was a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Daily Times Date: January 22, 2011
Board frees gangster facing gun charges (Prince George, BC): A South African-born criminal who police say is a member of the Game Tight Soldiers and Renegade gangs was released by the Immigration and Refugee Board on Thursday over the federal government's objections.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 21, 2011
Bridgeton grade schoolers Steered Straight away from gang violence (Bridgeton, NJ): In the cafeteria of the Hope Academy on Pearl Street, several dozen grade schoolers sat at rapt attention Thursday morning as Michael DeLeon scrolled through PowerPoint slides of teens and young adults from New Jersey whose lives have been either lost or forever changed due to gang violence.
Source: The News of Cumberland County Date: January 21, 2011
Gang members attack teen with bat, hammer (Corning, CA): A 17-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by members of a street gang on Saturday.
Source: Corning Observer Date: January 21, 2011
Surge in Baldwin Park shootings threatens to disrupt downward trend in violent crime, murders (Baldwin Park, CA): Police are stepping up patrols after a rash of gang shootings over the last month that left one man dead and a 16-year-old boy wounded.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: January 21, 2011
Grand jury indicts six men for Virginia Highland killing, Grant Park rape (Fulton County, GA): Six men were indicted Friday by a Fulton County Grand Jury for the "alleged gang-related murder of a Virginia Highland man," according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s office.
Source: Virginia Highland-Druid Hills Patch Date: January 21, 2011
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