Gang-Related News Articles
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W. Sac wants gang injunction, but jury out on whether they work (Sacramento, CA): Do gang injunctions work? For the past five months, lawyers have been arguing in Yolo Superior Court whether West Sacramento needs a permanent injunction to fight the alleged street gang known as the Broderick Boys.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 21, 2010
Arrests weaken West Dallas' infamous Gator Boyz gang, police say (Dallas, TX): For 10 years, police say, the West Side Gator Boyz were one of Dallas' most notorious street gangs. Born from the surprising merger of Crips and Bloods – the Hatfields and McCoys of modern-day street gangs – the Gator Boyz dominated the drug trade in West Dallas, authorities say.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: November 21, 2010
Police battle loose gang structures as some members fight to get out (East Chicago, IN): Scars from 13 bullet wounds pepper Brandon's body -- brutal reminders of his life as a Gangster Disciple. The East Chicago native thought he'd be dead by now.
Source: The Times Date: November 21, 2010
Group's gang-prevention efforts in St. Paul end (St. Paul, MN): Large groups of kids were hanging out in a St. Paul park last summer. They were unattended, and some would fight. Police had to be called in, and neighbors were upset.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: November 21, 2010
City models Safe Streets plan (Annapolis, MD): When their city was nearly labeled the most violent in Maryland, Annapolis officials implemented a pilot program that has since drastically reduced crime and projected the potency of multiagency partnerships in a big way.
Source: The Daily Times Date: November 21, 2010
Tri-City Drug Task Force gets new designation (Hastings, NE): Gangs beware. The US department of Justice approved the Tri–City drug task force with a "Safe Streets Designation." That means the group will have ramped up resources to pursue not only drug cases in the region, but organized crime and violence cases.
Source: KHAS-TV 5 News Date: November 21, 2010
Utah lacks law defining what constitutes a gang member (Ogden, UT): Members of an Ogden street gang who are the subjects of an injunction designed to stop them from gathering in certain public spaces may find a solid defense if they land in court: Utah has no law defining what constitutes a gang member.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 20, 2010
Gang-Free Initiative seeks answers (Yakima, WA): On a recent Saturday morning, a group of prominent Yakima leaders gathered to meet the man they hope will lead the city in what many would call the fight of its life: To end gang violence and its grip on many of the city's youth.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 20, 2010
Man killed, two others injured in Salinas shooting (Salinas, CA): A man was killed and two other people were injured in an apparent gang-related shooting in Salinas on Friday evening, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 20, 2010
Neb. gang raids yield 12 arrests, promises of more (Grand Island, NE): A massive central Nebraska raid may have decapitated a violent gang, but officials say they have no plans to let up and allow the group to thrive again in the Plains manufacturing and retail hub of Grand Island.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 19, 2010
Stopping gang violence thrust into spotlight (Norwalk, CT): A cross section of Norwalk residents and officials sat down at City Hall on Thursday night to tackle the problem of gang violence.
Source: The Hour Date: November 19, 2010
Neighbors of Pier Park surprised by allegations of gang activity (Grand Island, NE): Stephanie Schulte sees Pier Park nearly every day. As the principal of Dodge Elementary School across the street, she watches families play on the playground, people walking around the hike-and-bike trail and a lot of teams playing sports.
Source: The Grand Island Independent Date: November 19, 2010
Police target gang activity (Saskatoon, SK): Saskatoon's proposed police budget for 2011 is bare-bones and will continue to address a growing gang problem in the city, says Mayor Don Atchison
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: November 18, 2010
Drug bust arrests 21 (New Haven, CT): Federal and local law enforcement dismantled a large regional drug-trafficking organization based in New Haven on Tuesday, confiscating one kilogram of powder cocaine and arresting 21 suspects.
Source: Yale Daily News Date: November 18, 2010
Police probing gang-related shooting; arrest made (Barnesville, GA): BPD investigators have released some information about an alleged gang-related shooting at an apartment complex off Veterans Parkway Wednesday night.
Source: The Gerald-Gazette Date: November 18, 2010
Four students arrested in fight at Reno high school (Reno, NV): Four students were arrested Thursday morning in connection with a gang-related fight at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: November 18, 2010
Keving Chief announces plan to target gang leaders (Winnipeg, MB): Joined by local parents concerned about the growing influence of gangs in their community Kevin Chief, the NDP candidate in the November 29 Winnipeg North by-election, today unveiled his plan to crack down on crime.
Source: The First Perspective Date: November 18, 2010
Commission supports anti-gang bill from AG (Yakima, WA): The Yakima County Gang Commission is backing a bill proposed by state Attorney General Rob McKenna to combat gang crime.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 18, 2010
500 Gang members in Howard County, police say (Columbia, MD): They are Crips and Bloods and Vatos Locos, among others. They are gangs and gang members in Howard County. They are in villages, in schools, in the mall.
Source: Columbia Patch Date: November 18, 2010
Boy, 14, fatally shot in Long Beach home (Long Beach, CA): The bullet that killed a 14-year-old boy in his North Long Beach home Wednesday night may have been meant for an adult family member with gang ties who had lived at the residence, police said Thursday.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: November 18, 2010
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