Gang-Related News Articles
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Coulombe reports overall crime rate down in Hermiston (Hermiston, OR): Crime in nearly all categories across Hermiston was down for 2010, according to Hermiston Chief of Police Dan Coulombe. The report, given to the Hermiston City Council over the weekend, outlined some significant areas of improvement, despite a smaller police force than last year.
Source: The Hermiston Herald Date: January 11, 2011
Visalia Police get outside crime fighting help (Visalia, CA): Visalia Police say help from outside agencies helped reduce gang crime in 2010.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: January 11, 2011
Police announce more gang-related arrests (Abbotsford, BC): Two weeks, two arrests. Abbotsford police say their crackdown on gangs in 2011 is off to a good start.
Source: News1130 Date: January 11, 2011
Gang fight leads to shooting near school (North Miami Beach, FL): It was bullets, not a school bell, that rang out near a Miami-Dade high school Tuesday, which police say was part of gang violence.
Source: WTVJ NBC6 News Date: January 11, 2011
Police respond to gang violence (Worcester, MA): Reacting to an uptick in gun violence, police have established a gang shooting response team, while the district attorney's office is using a new state statute to keep violent criminals off the streets.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: January 10, 2011
Police foil gang murder plot; Milton teen arrested (Boston, MA): Police shot one person and arrested three others, including a Milton teen, on gun charges after officers stopped what Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis described as a group of gang members on their way to a killing.
Source: The Patriot Ledger Date: January 10, 2011
Los Angeles gang police quit over financial rules (Los Angeles, CA): Dozens of anti-gang police officers across the city are quitting their assignments over a requirement to reveal personal financial information under strict anti-corruption rules, The Associated Press has learned.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 10, 2011
Polk officials alarmed over gang violence (Lakeland, FL): The case of Alejandro Baez Garcia is just the most recent example of gang related gun violence in Polk County, deputies said. Garcia, who is 19 and a known gang member, has been charged with first-degree murder in a drive-by shooting that killed a man who was wearing rival gang colors, deputies said.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: January 10, 2011
Md. prison panel urges focus on gangs, health care (Hagerstown, MD) : A state task force on prison violence urged policymakers Monday to take a systemwide approach to reducing gang activity and improving inmate mental health care.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: January 10, 2011
Suspect arrested in Kawana school stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): Detectives detained a suspect Monday in the death of a young man who was stabbed during a weekend fight at a Santa Rosa elementary school.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: January 10, 2011
Former gang leader pleads guilty to racketeering (San Francisco, CA): A longtime member and former leader of a violent gang known as MS-13 has pleaded guilty to racketeering and other charges.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 10, 2011
Lehigh seeks to track gang members (Lehigh County, PA): Lehigh County wants to construct a place for all gang members whether they're Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings or Trinitarios. Not a physical location, but a place in cyberspace where authorities throughout the county can store information on gang members — such as where they live, what gang they're associated with and crimes they have been charged with.
Source: The Morning Call Date: January 9, 2011
Gangs often a concern among Norfolk grade schoolers (Norfolk, VA): Of all the students in the city's 48 schools, those in elementary grades are most likely to perceive a gang problem in their school, according to a division survey.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: January 9, 2011
War on Albany gangs ends with 55 convictions (Albany, NY) : It was late September 2006. The city of Albany was being ripped by gun violence. Since that July, nine people had been shot on city streets.
Source: Times Union Date: January 9, 2011
Father fights off gang members in Grover Beach (Grover Beach, CA): Two gang members required medical treatment after a father fought to protect his family during an alleged random assault by three members of a Santa Maria gang at Grover Beach Elementary School on Saturday.
Source: CalCoastNews Date: January 9, 2011
Gun used in robbery has gang ties (Nanaimo, BC): A loaded handgun linked to gang activity was seized from a 20-year-old Nanaimo man who faces several charges after police say a man was pistol-whipped during a robbery.
Source: The Daily News Date: January 8, 2011
Parents urged to help stamp out gangs (Abbotsford, BC): Weapons and clothing seized from local gangs were on display. And there were challenges to parents to do everything in their power to keep their kids away from a deadly lifestyle that has killed several Abbotsford youth.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 7, 2011
Oakland gang injunction group may be end-running (Oakland, CA): An Oakland law firm with close connections to the city's new mayor is no longer challenging a proposed gang injunction, but a group that has taken its place might be committing an end run around a possible conflict of interest, an Alameda County judge said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 7, 2011
Arrests aren't the end point for local law enforcement (Tracy, CA) : Tracy police have responded to a recent uptick in gang-on-gang violence by refocusing on gang suppression, according to a department spokesman. But local officers also say arresting people on the street sometimes isn’t enough to keep the peace.
Source: Tracy Press Date: January 7, 2011
O.C. homicides: Fewest in 10 years (Orange County, CA): Orange County experienced a significant drop in homicides in 2010 – the lowest number in 10 years. O.C. is in line with a national trend of falling crime rates.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 7, 2011
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