Gang-Related News Articles
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Two suspects in Deerfield Beach teen shootings appear in court (Deerfield Beach, FL): Two suspects accused of shooting teenagers in Deerfield Beach went before judges in separate hearings Friday, one claiming he fired in self-defense and the other painting himself as the target of gang retaliation.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: May 28, 2010
Teenage gang members arrested at Mission Hill Middle School (Santa Cruz, CA): Police jailed four middle school students suspected of calling other students names Thursday afternoon, then chasing the other kids across a busy road and trying to start a fight, Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Rick Martinez said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 28, 2010
Another injunction vs. street gang OK’d (Oceanside, CA): A second injunction against an Oceanside street gang has been approved by a judge in an effort to curb violence and crime at the hands of newer, younger members rising in the multigenerational gang.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 27, 2010
27 arrested in Tri-Cities gang roundup (Tri-Cities, WA): Police, state and federal officers in the Tri-Cities rounded up 27 fugitives with gang ties in a two-day sweep called Operation Gang Siphon.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 27, 2010
Feds visit Salinas to check out anti-gang efforts (Salinas, CA): Federal officials are trying to figure out how to funnel dollars to Salinas' anti-gang efforts.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 27, 2010
Recreation programs 'key' in gang battle (Chattanooga, TN): Sixteen-year-old Lhadija Sanders is on the front lines of gang violence. She sees it as a junior at Howard School of Academics and Technology and as a resident of South Chattanooga, she said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 27, 2010
Lake Calhoun shooting was gang-related, police say (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police say a gang feud led to the killing of a man near Lake Calhoun earlier this week. And they say an uptick in gang activity has led to more shootings and killings in the city than last year.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: May 26, 2010
Ark. college student fatally beaten in gang rite (Memphis, TN): An Arkansas college student has died after being severely beaten in what Memphis police say was a gang initiation.
Source: The Baxter Bulletin Date: May 26, 2010
Police bust notorious San Bernardino gang (San Bernardino, CA): A major bust in San Bernardino brought a notorious gang to its knees. Nearly two dozen reported gang members are off the streets, along with a slew of drugs and weapons.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: May 26, 2010
Parole to monitor more gang members with GPS (Fresno, CA): State corrections officials are increasing the use of satellite tracking for gang members on parole. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation currently monitors about 160 high-risk gang members.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 26, 2010
Part Three: Gangs reportedly growing in Mountain State (Oak Hill, WV): When it comes to gangs two things stand out; guns and violence. Larger cities have seen their fair share of robberies, fights, stabbings and other violent activities. The question remains, 'How many of these problems will follow gangs to West Virginia?'
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 26, 2010
Macon police arrest two teens in gang-related crimes, report says (Macon, GA): Macon police arrested two teenage boys Friday afternoon after a burglary attempt and aggravated assault that were apparently gang-related, according to a police report.
Source: The Telegraph Date: May 25, 2010
Monterey County clergy form alliance against gang violence (Salinas, CA): After fits, starts and more than a year of planning, Monterey County's clergy have begun to tackle gang violence in a public way.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 25, 2010
15 alleged gang members charged in Milwaukee Co. (Milwaukee, WI): Fifteen members of an alleged gang have been charged in Milwaukee County with various crimes from 2004 through 2009.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 25, 2010
Anti-gang center has grand opening, to start programs (Newport News, VA): Jeanette Richardson thought she was safe from the gang violence that plagues Newport News. But Richardson, living in the Beechmont neighborhood, was in her backyard when her 18-year-old son, Patrick McKinley, was murdered in front of their house on New Year's Eve 2003.
Source: Daily Press Date: May 25, 2010
Suspected gang member pleads guilty in stabbing (Baltimore, MD): Before testimony began in Jose Miguel Hernandez's attempted-murder trial, a Baltimore Circuit Court judge asked potential jurors a simple yet crucial question: "Do you believe that being a member of a gang is a crime?"
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 25, 2010
Part Two: Gangs reportedly growing in Mountain State (Oak Hill, WV): Gangs have been a problem in Columbus, Ohio, since before police began tracking them back in 1996. Despite paying the problem more attention, they’ve also seen the problem grow over the years.
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 25, 2010
Third suspect in alleged gang shooting nabbed (Fall River, MA): Raised voices outside a strip club put Thomas Phin in jail. He is now facing charges of attempted murder.
Source: The Herald News Date: May 24, 2010
Gangs reportedly growing in Mountain State (Oak Hill, WV): On March 18 Cpl. Chris Young, an officer with the Oak Hill Police Department, was shot. Young lived thanks to a bullet-proof vest he was wearing and continues to work at the Oak Hill Police Department.
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 24, 2010
Teen gang member beaten, robbed at Lions Park (Shakopee, MN): Members of a group claiming affiliation with the Latin Kings street gang roughed up a 16-year-old girl from Burnsville at Lions Park on Saturday night for talking to a rival gang member, police say.
Source: Shakopee Valley News Date: May 24, 2010
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