Gang-Related News Articles
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Anti-gang task force gets financial boost (Yerington, NV): A regional law enforcement agency that targets gangs in Lyon and Douglas counties, along with Carson City, will be able to continue its work through a newly awarded $270,281 grant.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: July 4, 2010
Corrections officers help offenders leave gang life behind (Seattle, WA): Eric Looney says he is done running with the Hoover Crips. Community Corrections Officer Mark Deabler is skeptical but hopeful he's telling the truth about leaving the gang life.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: July 4, 2010
Rapper '40 Glocc's' image considered in Colton gang injunction trial (Colton, CA): Lawrence White's image as street-hardened rapper has served him well, but it remains a point of contention in the trial to determine his inclusion in a gang injunction in his native Colton.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: July 4, 2010
Law changes on the books in West Virginia (Charleston, WV): Many new laws passed by the state of West Virginia are now in effect, from renaming and altering of the Parkways Authority, regulating raffles, changing high school education, to several laws regarding street gangs, domestic violence, and littering crimes.
Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph Date: July 3, 2010
Mexican street gang members arrested in Bozeman, West Yellowstone (Bozeman, MT): A two-week federal investigation in Gallatin County ended Friday with the arrest of 10 Mexican-born men, seven of whom are associated with a dangerous street gang known as the Sureños, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.
Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle Date: July 3, 2010
Pee Dee, State, Federal cops bust 10 suspected gang members (Darlington, SC): Darlington County, Florence, SLED and Federal law enforcement officials teamed up overnight Friday into Saturday to arrest 10 suspected gang members in connection with a string of robberies in a four-county area.
Source: Morning News Date: July 3, 2010
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
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