Gang-Related News Articles
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Police: Gangs are culpable in shots fired (Columbia, MO): Columbia police say four shots-fired incidents in the past two days are gang-related, and officers are looking for a Columbia teen in connection with one of the incidents.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: March 16, 2011
Metro gang violence cut in half (Nashville, TN): In a matter of a year, gang violence in Metro has dropped significantly: by about 50 percent. Both Metro police and community leaders say they can see the difference and think they know why, but police warn the fight is never-ending.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: March 16, 2011
Drive-by shootings plague Yakima Valley (Yakima, WA): Police in the Lower Yakima Valley were busy overnight Sunday investigating multiple drive-by shootings, including one in Sunnyside that injured a teen while she was sleeping. The shootings are suspected to be gang-related.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 15, 2011
Huntington gang member convicted of murder (Brooklyn, NY): A former leader of the Huntington chapter of the MS-13 street gang has been convicted of murder and federal racketeering charges.
Source: Long Island Press Date: March 15, 2011
Ex-gangster gets year for shooting man (Winnipeg, MB): Noah Simmons was just inches away from killing a man in 2007. Now he is months away from being back on the streets. The former street-gang member was sentenced to one year in jail Monday after pleading guilty for a near-fatal home invasion.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 15, 2011
Federal, state prosecutors win indictments against 30 gang members in SW Idaho, E. Oregon (Boise, ID): Authorities say they have secured state and federal indictments against 30 members of a street gang active in narcotics trafficking and other crimes in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon.
Source: The Republic Date: March 15, 2011
As gangs target younger members, students told to set example (Las Vegas, NV): The lure of money, the desired respect of others, a sense of family or a perceived safety net could prompt teens to join gangs.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: March 15, 2011
Police believe Bridgeton shootings related (Bridgeton, NJ): Police are investigating two shootings Sunday night they believe are related, Bridgeton police Det. Lt. Michael Gaimari said.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: March 15, 2011
SF Weekly questions effectiveness of gang injunctions (San Francisco, CA): In light of the spate of Norteno-Sureno violence that has engulfed the Mission District over the past few weeks, SF Weekly is raising questions about San Francisco’s gang injunction strategy. There are four such court orders in place across the city.
Source: The Informant Date: March 15, 2011
Gang violence claims innocent lives (Bakersfield, CA): It is common to hear about gang on gang violence, but many times innocent people are caught in the crossfire. Over the weekend outside an east Bakersfield restaurant, a Garces High School graduate was killed and two others hospitalized.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: March 15, 2011
Five injured in shooting outside Mission bar El Tin Tan (San Francisco, CA) : The Mission district had a respite from recent gang violence last week, but the shooting of several people outside a 16th Street bar late Monday has police worried it has resumed.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: March 15, 2011
Man shot on Cahuenga Boulevard in gang-related incident, police say (Studio City, CA): A search is underway for a gunman who shot a man in the arm on the 5900 block of Cahuenga Boulevard in a probable gang-related incident Monday night, according to police.
Source: StudioCityPatch Date: March 15, 2011
Santa Barbara files for gang injunction targeting 30 known members (Santa Barbara, CA): The City of Santa Barbara has filed a gang injunction complaint against 30 known gang-affiliated individuals within the city, Police Chief Cam Sanchez announced Tuesday.
Source: Noozhawk Date: March 15, 2011
Two teenagers arrested in gang killing (Lawrenceville, GA): Police have implicated two Lawrenceville teens in a Saturday night slaying that investigators say was gang-related.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: March 15, 2011
Anti-gang program in Surrey will get five more years of cash, Harper announces (Surrey, BC): Prime Minister Stephen Harper blew into town Tuesday to announce extended funding for Ottawa's Youth Gang Prevention Fund. The federal government will spend another $37.5 million to extend the funding for a further five years.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: March 15, 2011
Gang member charged with threatening to kill Bellingham police officers (Bellingham, WA) : A gang member has been charged with threatening to kill five Bellingham police officers who went to his house Feb. 25.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: March 14, 2011
Two more injured in city shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Two people were injured in shootings early Sunday morning, bringing the tally of shootings in the Chattanooga area over the past 10 days to seven.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 14, 2011
Pair fought with Jersey City cops after car chase, police say (Jersey City, NJ): A Jersey City Bloods street gang member and a second felon fought with police after being caught following a car chase on Sunday, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: March 14, 2011
SoCal gang member convicted of fatal café shooting (Santa Ana, CA): An Orange County jury has convicted an Asian street gang member of murdering a woman and attempting to murder six others during a shooting in a crowded cafe.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 14, 2011
Teen sentenced to life in killing of bartender (Atlanta, GA): A 19-year-old Atlanta gang member was sentenced Monday to life in prison plus 70 years after a jury convicted him of murder in the 2009 slaying of an Atlanta bartender.
Source: Boston Herald Date: March 14, 2011
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