Gang-Related News Articles
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Officials want stiffer graffiti punishment (Russellville, AL): Local legislators plan to introduce a bill next week that will spell out specific penalties for gang activity and would bring harsher punishment to vandals who paint graffiti.
Source: TimesDaily Date: January 23, 2010
Brockton cops eye city gangs as they probe recent killings and drug dealing (Brockton, MA): Amid the clutter in a Walnut Street basement, narcotics detectives found three spiral notebooks on a desk near the stairs. Inside were handwritten rules and regulations for the Folk Nation, an alliance of street gangs based in the Chicago area.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle Date: January 23, 2010
Arrests in gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): In the first few months of the city’s newest gang injunction, Wichita Falls police have made several arrests related to violations.
Source: Times Record News Date: January 23, 2010
Mowat Gang (Lynn Haven, FL): Authorities say the fight in the boy's bathroom at Mowat Middle School last Friday, was actually an initiation into a street gang known as the "G's", or the Ganster Disciples.
Source: WJHG NewsChannel 7 Date: January 22, 2010
Two arrested after alleged Fall River drive-by shooting (Fall River, MA): A man tied to the Bloods street gang is facing charges he was allegedly behind the wheel in a drive-by shooting late Thursday night.
Source: The Herald News Date: January 22, 2010
Gang members appear in court in alleged Duarte hate crime attack (Duarte, CA): Two Latino gang members accused of shooting a black man and trying to run him over with a car in an alleged hate crime in Duarte last month appeared in court Friday, authorities said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: January 22, 2010
Three Plant City, Florida gang members convicted (Plant City, FL): Three Plant City, Florida gang members were convicted today on conspiracy to commit racketeering. The three members were part of the West Side gang (also known as the Black MOB) and each face up to thirty years.
Source: Examiner Date: January 22, 2010
Four people arrested in alleged gang-related incident (Spartanburg County, SC): Four alleged gang members have been arrested after they allegedly threatened a young boy and his mother during a dispute over him leaving the gang.
Source: WSPA 7 News Date: January 21, 2010
Las Vegas police try to discourage kids from gang life (Las Vegas, NV): The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is educating parents and teens about the dangers of gang life. Metro says gang members recruit kids as young as nine-years-old.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: January 21, 2010
WV intelligence center monitors gang activity (Charleston, WV): West Virginia has its own intelligence gathering agency, the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center, located at the capitol complex in Charleston. Its mission is to connect the dots and share information with a variety of state agencies.
Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting Date: January 21, 2010
Ganging up on street gangs (Pittsfield, MA): Ron "Cook" Barrett held up the yellow and black bandana in front of more than 200 sixth- and seventh-graders from Pittsfield. "How many of you know what gang this represents?" Barrett asked.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: January 21, 2010
Cops arrest six Bloods members following gang assault (Wallkill, NY): Six members of the Bloods street gang have been arrested by Middletown State Police in connection with the violent slashing attack at the Classroom Bar on Route 211 in the Town of Wallkill on January 3.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: January 20, 2010
Gang-hit area less hassled, DA says (Modesto, CA): Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager told Modesto education officials that a south Modesto neighborhood is improving six months after prosecutors filed a civil lawsuit that limited the activities of a street gang entrenched in the area.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 20, 2010
Salinas man pleads guilty to crimes connected to Nuestra Familia gang (Salinas, CA): A Salinas man pleaded guilty last week to charges of conspiring to sell drugs with Nuestra Familia gang members and their associates.
Source: The Californian Date: January 20, 2010
Graffiti crews striking St. Paul's East, West sides, police say (St. Paul, MN): Two tagging crews have been at work in St. Paul, causing thousands of dollars in damage with graffiti, police said Tuesday.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: January 20, 2010
Man pleads guilty to gang recruitment at Fairfax High School (Fairfax, VA): A 43-year-old man who was a member of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to recruiting new members on the campus of Fairfax High School.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 20, 2010
Two more men charged with killing Tustin teen (Tustin, CA): Two men are each being charged with three felonies in connection with the shooting death of a teen on Myrtle Avenue.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 20, 2010
Shooting at Visalia park likely gang-related, police say (Visalia, CA): Police investigators believe that the shooting Saturday of a Tulare teen at Visalia's Mill Creek Park was likely gang-related.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 19, 2010
Byars: SC must make gang prevention a priority (Columbia, SC): The head of juvenile justice says that South Carolina is giving gangs time to recruit and grow stronger, and budget cuts are nixing efforts to show youth a better path.
Source: The Sun News Date: January 19, 2010
Four seemingly unrelated violent crimes all linked to Aryan Circle gang (Texas): Nearly four years ago, a badly decomposed body was found in heavy woods in McLennan County. It took months for investigators to determine the sex, race and finally the name of the victim, who had been stabbed and beaten to death.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: January 19, 2010
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