Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang members who commit crimes face additional punishment (Wyoming, MI): A 15 year old girl who police say was wounded by members of a Wyoming gang say she's glad the shooters could receive extra long prison sentences.
Source: WZZM 13 News Date: July 3, 2010
Even as Gang Squad being downsized, DPD to probe fresh complaints against it (Detroit, MI): Thanks to the new Comprehensive Violence Reduction Partnership, in which the FBI, ATF and state police will work with Detroit Police in nabbing gun toting career offenders, the DPD can reshuffle its personnel.
Source: Examiner Date: July 3, 2010
Gang crackdown nets 15 indictments, three for murder (Columbia, SC): State and local officials took aim Friday at gang violence in the Columbia area with indictments of 15 people on charges including murder, kidnapping, assault and robbery.
Source: The Herald Date: July 3, 2010
Top SC prosecutor, officers discuss gang violence (Columbia, SC): South Carolina's top prosecutor and law enforcement officers are announcing more developments in the state's fight against gang violence.
Source: The State Date: July 2, 2010
Report says Ohio fails to stop youth prison gangs (Columbus, OH): Efforts to stop gang violence in Ohio's youth prisons are ineffective and three facilities remain unacceptably dangerous places for young people, according to a new report.
Source: The Marion Star Date: July 2, 2010
Gang members face drug charges (Everett, WA): They were just youngsters when they started calling themselves the Waco Boys. Now, police are calling the Waco Boys a street gang and say the men have been peddling large amounts of drugs for years in Snohomish County and beyond.
Source: HeraldNet Date: July 2, 2010
Gang suspected in vandalism (Petal, MS): An official with the Mississippi Association of Gangs said the culprits of last weekend's vandalism at Petal High's football field could be members of a street gang called the Simon City Royals.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: July 2, 2010
Detroit Police to reshape gang squad (Detroit, MI): The Detroit Police Department’s gang squad, which has come under fire for its treatment of Detroit residents, is being reduced.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: July 2, 2010
Successful 'suppression' effort in Santee to be expanded (San Jose, CA): On the heels of a successful gang suppression effort in one of San Jose's most violent neighborhoods, an operation that resulted in 48 arrests and the seizure of drugs and weapons, police are looking to expand the effort to other troubled spots in the city this summer.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 2, 2010
Wyoming invokes new anti-gang law in charges against two accused in shooting of teen (Wyoming, MI): When Wyoming Police learned two alleged members of the Mexican Mob gang were behind a 15-year-old girl's shooting, they saw an opportunity to put a dent in gang violence.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: July 2, 2010
Police boost overnight patrols to address spike in shootings (Manhattan, NY): The police department is putting more officers on overnight patrols in response to a recent uptick in shootings. The move comes as mid-year NYPD statistics show an increase in nearly all categories of serious crime: murders, rapes, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and assaults, including shootings.
Source: DNAinfo Date: July 1, 2010
City plans to focus on gang members (Boston, MA): In the aftermath of several shocking shootings, including the killing of two 14-year-old boys, leaders of city, state, and federal agencies say they are joining forces to combat violence in Boston by focusing on the most dangerous gang members, their families, and the neighborhoods in which they live.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 1, 2010
Officers arrest 15 in anti-gang sweep (Walterboro, SC): More than 130 heavily armed officers swept through Colleton County in a wave of pre-dawn raids Wednesday aimed at breaking the backs of two local gangs tied to drive-by killings and other crimes.
Source: The State Date: July 1, 2010
Kennewick police want help taking back city (Kennewick, WA): It's been more than two weeks since multiple shots were fired at Monopoly Park in a suspected gang confrontation and at least a dozen Kennewick officers returned to the park Wednesday evening.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 1, 2010
Four more arrested in Daytona Beach gang operation (Daytona Beach, FL): With the arrrest this afternoon of a New Smyrna Beach man, 37 members of the street gang "819 Boyz" have been arrested as part of Operation 819, a 20-month investigation into violent gun- and drug-related crimes in Daytona Beach.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: July 1, 2010
Senator Golden introduces Criminal Street Gang Enforcement and Prevention Act (Brooklyn, NY): State Senator Marty Golden has introduced new legislation, the Criminal Street Gang Enforcement and Prevention Act. The bill would enact new penalties and sentencing enhancements for participation in criminal gang activities and would create a fund and require the forfeiture of monies from criminal gang activities to be placed in it.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Date: July 1, 2010
Bloods gang injunction dropped against five men (El Paso, TX): El Paso County Attorney JoAnne Bernal has dropped a gang injunction lawsuit against five people accused of being in the Bloods street gang.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: July 1, 2010
New gang law takes effect (Annapolis, MD): School and law enforcement officials are confident they will be able to handle a new state law taking effect today meant to fight gangs by broadening the number of crimes communicated between officials.
Source: The Capital Date: July 1, 2010
Community leaders attend ‘Gangs 101’ (Manatee County, FL): School officials and business leaders learned some cold hard facts Tuesday in "Gangs 101": Street gang members are in almost all neighborhoods in Manatee County. And they are in every middle and high school throughout the county.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: June 30, 2010
Police arrest alleged leader of street gang (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have arrested the alleged leader of a Central El Paso street gang.
Source: El Paso Times Date: June 30, 2010
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