Gang-Related News Articles
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Jersey City double murder likely gang-related (Jersey City, NJ): Two Jersey City men were both shot in the head yesterday morning at the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and Corcoran Street in what police believe to be a gang-related execution.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: February 3, 2010
No gangs blamed for graffiti in Springfield's Seminole Holland Neighborhood (Springfield, MO): A rash of graffiti appearing in the Seminole Holland Neighborhood area can be blamed on graffiti "artists" rather than gang activity, but could be a threat of a different kind, the neighbors learned Tuesday night.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader Date: February 3, 2010
Street gang behind South Seattle burglary (Seattle, WA): Seattle police believe a street gang is responsible for a forced-entry burglary late last week in the Brighton neighborhood of South Seattle, according to a report released Thursday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 3, 2010
FBI honors Salt Lake Area Gang Project (Salt Lake City, UT): When Midvale police encountered a man who fired gunshots at officers as he tried to evade arrest last month, it was only a matter of time before the Metro Gang Unit arrived to assist with the investigation
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 3, 2010
Use of Twitter, Facebook rising among gang members (Los Angeles, CA): When a gang member was released from jail soon after his arrest for selling methamphetamine, friends and associates assumed he had cut a deal with authorities and become a police informant.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 2, 2010
Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force report a 'barometer' (Salinas, CA): Since its creation in April 2005, the Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force has made thousands of arrests, searches and traffic stops. But law enforcement leaders acknowledged Monday that a reversal of the upward trend in violent crime is still not in sight.
Source: The Californian Date: February 2, 2010
Burglary suspect told deputies he's a Juggalo (Fresno, CA): A burglary suspect in Madera County claims to be a member of a violent face-painting gang. Nineteen-year-old James Bucheger of Oakhurst, is in jail -- accused of breaking into two cabins near Bass Lake.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: February 2, 2010
Survey to determine scope of Fairbanks gang problem (Fairbanks, AK): Fairbanks leaders will conduct a citywide survey later this month to determine the extent of local gang activity.
Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Date: February 2, 2010
Tenn. anti-gang law largely unused since passage (Columbia, TN): A state law enacted 13 years ago to give gang members harsher prison sentences likely never has been successfully used by prosecutors. At the time, supporters touted the law as evidence Tennessee was tackling a growing crime problem by lengthening prison sentences for gang members.
Source: The Daily News Date: February 2, 2010
15 arrested in Visalia police gang sweeps (Visalia, CA): Fifteen Visalia residents were arrested Friday and Saturday during two Visalia Police Department gang sweeps.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 2, 2010
Local members of Latin King street gang arrested (Orlando, FL): Criminal charges have been filed against a dozen local members of the violent Latin King street gang as part of a multi-agency operation, the FBI said Tuesday.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: February 2, 2010
Teen Challenge anti-addiction, anti-gang program plans Salinas expansion (Salinas, CA): A longtime Monterey Bay faith-based program hopes to bring its message to Salinas and help alleviate ongoing gang problems by offering counseling to alcohol and drug addicts.
Source: The Californian Date: February 2, 2010
Threat of gangs is no urban myth (Pensacola, FL): A little more than a decade ago, the Chief Judge's Task Force on Youth Gangs in Escambia County issued a report and concluded that gang activity had been reduced greatly, largely because of the proactive stance taking by law enforcement
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: February 2, 2010
Sheriff's officials reassure Duarte residents after recent string of shootings (Duarte, CA): Days after a spate of shootings wounded two black men, local law enforcement officials told wary residents they've made substantial progress in their efforts to thwart racially charged gang violence.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 2, 2010
Apparent gang shooting in Long Beach leaves one dead, one wounded (Long Beach, CA): An 18-year-old man killed when he and another teen were shot in an apparent gang shooting in Long Beach was identified today by the coroner's office.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: February 1, 2010
Court forced to review anti-gang rules (Durham, NC): A state Supreme Court decision filed Friday ordered a lower court to hear arguments about whether Durham schools' anti-gang policy is constitutional.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: February 1, 2010
Gang meets for retaliation plan against police (McFarland, CA): The Street Intervention Team (S.I.T.) initiated an organized gang sweep targeting the “Myfas & South Side Boy’s” criminal street gangs in the City of McFarland, on Friday.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: February 1, 2010
Salinas gangster charged in Apple Hill slaying; police say killing was retaliation (Salinas, CA): Police say a Salinas gang member trying to exact revenge fatally shot a Cuesta College student who was in town visiting family last spring.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 1, 2010
Gangs boost their local profile, deputies say (Pensacola, FL): Escambia County sheriff's investigators are taking a hard look at what they believe is an increasingly serious gang problem locally.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: February 1, 2010
Police investigate string of shootings in Monrovia and Duarte that wounded two (Duarte, CA): 2010 has started with a rash of gang shootings that targeted black residents in Monrovia and Duarte - a spike reminiscent of racially fueled gang violence that left several people dead in 2008.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: February 1, 2010
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