Gang-Related News Articles
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Denial worsens gang problem, LAPD veteran says (Tennessee): Tennessee has an emerging gang problem but good public awareness to go along with it, a 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department said at a symposium Friday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 13, 2010
MS-13 gang members charged in Atlanta (Atlanta, GA): Federal prosecutors yesterday charged 26 members of the violent street gang called Mara Salvatrucha (“MS-13”) with federal racketeering and related crimes in metropolitan Atlanta.
Source: Examiner Date: March 13, 2010
Graffiti-type vandalism increases in Vacaville (Vacaville, CA): Graffiti. It's a sore subject for many in Vacaville, whose residences and businesses have been plagued with the ink or paint scrawls often contributed by "artists" ranging from mischievous children to street gang members.
Source: The Reporter Date: March 13, 2010
Lawmen nab fugitive in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A fugitive considered to be a Nuestra Familia gang boss was apprehended by U.S. marshals in Salinas on Friday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 13, 2010
Killing called part of teen's gang initiation (Baltimore, MD): City police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in what court documents describe as a gang-initiation killing in Northwest Baltimore.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: March 12, 2010
Salinas gang member turned over to feds through Operation Ceasefire (Salinas, CA): Police say the arrest of a Salinas man by federal authorities reflects the tougher side of Operation Ceasefire and a signal to gang members to take the anti-gang program seriously.
Source: The Californian Date: March 12, 2010
Two arrested in gang related graffiti incidents (Monticello, NY): Monticello Police have made two arrests in the rash of gang related graffiti, which occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 10.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: March 12, 2010
Gang culture seeps into NH schools, police say (Manchester, NH): You'd probably notice if your child started following a certain sports team or movie star, but would you know if they were following a violent street gang?
Source: WMUR 9 News Date: March 12, 2010
Teen killed man in gang initiation (Baltimore, MD): Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with first-degree murder in the killing of a Baltimore man in December that officials believe was part of a gang initiation.
Source: WBAL 11 News Date: March 12, 2010
Gang attacks three teens at random (Memphis, TN): We are learning much more about a gang fight that erupted near Craigmont High School that sent three students to the hospital. Police say between 20 and 30 teens jumped one boy at a time.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: March 12, 2010
Alleged gang members tracked down in forest preserve (Palatine, IL): Bond was set on Friday, Mar. 12 for two members of the Sureno 13 street gang who were arrested with another Sureno gang member after a police helicopter pilot located one suspect stuck in a marsh and another hiding under a log near Palatine this week.
Source: Journal & Topics Date: March 12, 2010
Colton's Arbor Terrace Apartments much safer since injunction, residents say (Colton, CA) : Women push children in strollers along sidewalks. Couples send smiley-faced toddlers down slides while others picnic on well-manicured green lawns. Elementary school-aged kids ride bikes while their parents watch nearby.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts Date: March 12, 2010
Falls gunfire tied to gangs (Niagara Falls, NY): Is this an international tourist destination or the Wild West? That’s what some are starting to wonder after nearly 50 shooting incidents since the start of the year, including a homicide Thursday.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: March 12, 2010
Community groups, city work to keep a lid on San Jose gang violence (San Jose, CA): Signs that a long-running, violent feud is heating up between Mexican street gangs are troubling San Jose's gang experts — and turning attention to a little-known, pioneering effort to restore calm.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 12, 2010
Hundreds of students gather for Step Up Youth Summit focusing on gangs, violence prevention (Tulare County, CA): More than 800 students Thursday heard about the importance of staying out of gangs and away from drugs. Students from 36 Tulare County schools piled into the McDermont Field House in Lindsay for the 2010 Step Up Youth Summit.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: March 12, 2010
Gang-related fight outside school results in arrest of Newburgh teen (Newburgh, NY): A gang-related brawl involving 50 or so teenagers broke out Tuesday afternoon in the street outside North Junior High.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: March 11, 2010
Midtown gang beatdown ends with teen knifed in face and needing 100 stitches (New York, NY): The face of a young bystander was severely slashed when a gangbanger broke free from a midtown beatdown and knifed the first person he saw, cops said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 11, 2010
Gang summit offers solutions (Chattanooga, TN): Police, courts, clergy and students agree that Chattanooga has a gang problem. Numbers back that up -- nine of the 19 killings in Chattanooga last year were gang-related, according to police.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 11, 2010
Criminal street gangs function behind prison bars (Charleston, WV): Criminal street gangs are fanning across West Virginia to spread violence and peddle drugs, and for some, the business of crime is thriving behind prison bars, an Eastern Panhandle lawmaker disclosed Thursday.
Source: The Register-Herald Date: March 11, 2010
Two arrested in Sandy Springs shootings (Sandy Springs, GA): Two Barrow County men apparently heard some rumors going around about their involvement in a drive-by shooting, so they stopped by a local police department to get the full story.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 11, 2010
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