Gang-Related News Articles
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City council takes aim at street gangs (New York, NY): The City Council will be holding hearings this morning on legislation meant to crack down on street gangs. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.
Source: WNYC Radio Date: December 3, 2009
Salinas officials attend anti-gang summit in New York (New York, NY): Surrounded by the holiday glow of midtown Manhattan, officials from Monterey County on Wednesday joined an elite group of innovators from all over the world who stand on the front lines of battling gang violence and drug crime.
Source: The Herald Date: December 3, 2009
Money, drug deals fuel violence in Salinas, state (Salinas, CA): These days, gang members are increasingly focused on dealing drugs and more willing to venture into enemy territory. Both may be factors in Salinas' record number of homicides this year, gang experts said Wednesday.
Source: The Californian Date: December 3, 2009
Quinn signs gang gun law named after Chicago cop (Chicago, IL): Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law today to require prison time for street gang members convicted of possessing a loaded gun in a public area.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 3, 2009
U.S. freezes assets linked to Mexican drug gang (Washington, DC): The United States has frozen the U.S.-based assets of 22 individuals and 10 companies linked to one of Mexico's most ruthless drug gangs, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday.
Source: Reuters Date: December 3, 2009
Reputed gang member charged in death of federal informant (Chicago, IL): A reputed Vice Lords street gang member was charged Tuesday with killing a federal informant in 2006.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 2, 2009
Five alleged members of gang arrested (Buffalo, NY): Federal agents are working with Buffalo police and state police to crack down on a violent gang that has terrorized the city’s Lower West Side for more than a decade.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: December 2, 2009
Two alleged gang members arrested in Sacramento slaying (Sacramento, CA): Two alleged gang members are in custody today in connection with last month's shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in south Sacramento, according to authorities.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 2, 2009
Shooting in Salinas is city's 26th killing of year (Salinas, CA): The latest fatal shooting in Salinas has set a new annual record for homicides in this coastal community plagued by gang violence.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 2, 2009
Four men plead guilty in LV street gang case (Las Vegas, NV): Four members of the Playboy Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to charges related to the gang's drug trafficking operation in a West Las Vegas public housing complex.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: December 2, 2009
Gang blamed for series of crimes in Sarasota County (Sarasota County, FL): A dangerous street gang from Manatee County invaded rural Sarasota County during a string of burglaries that targeted affluent and secluded homes east of the interstate, according to authorities.
Source: Herald-Tribune Date: December 1, 2009
Four charged after shootout with LA County deputies (Los Angeles, CA): Four reputed gang members have been charged with attempted murder of a peace officer after a shootout with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in which no one was hurt.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 1, 2009
Report raises questions about Minnesota gang member registries (St. Paul, MN): Should there be a law enforcement database with nearly 14,000 names of people who may have hung out with gang members or been photographed with them but aren't confirmed gangsters themselves?
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 1, 2009
Civil option for gang cases (Wichita Falls, TX): Monday brought a first for Wichita Falls. While defendants accused of violating the first gang injunction in the city have faced misdemeanor criminal charges, another avenue that can be used to deal with violators went untested — until now.
Source: Times Record News Date: December 1, 2009
Gang prevention programs take hit (Isla Vista, CA): In 2007, 14-year-old Ricardo Juarez stabbed Luis Angel Linares, 15, to death in front of Saks Fifth Avenue on State Street. The incident was a wake-up call for locals, many of whom were unaware of the gang problem simmering beneath Santa Barbara’s affluent facade.
Source: Daily Nexus Date: November 30, 2009
Man shot to death in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Far removed from his days of gang affiliation, Carlos Alfaro was a dedicated father of two and out-of-work bank employee.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: November 30, 2009
Tribal violence continues to capture Senate attention (Washington, DC): For the third time in just a few months, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has focused attention on combating tribal gang violence and drug trafficking.
Source: Indian Country Today Date: November 30, 2009
Gang member arrested for robbing Hesperia gas station (San Bernardino, CA): Authorities have arrested a gang member suspected of holding up a Hesperia gas station last weekend, but they are still looking for his accomplice.
Source: The Sun Date: November 30, 2009
Panel seeks more data on anti-gang plan (Los Angeles, CA): Calling it a life-or-death situation for Los Angeles' youth, a City Council panel on Monday reviewed a proposal to create a department that would oversee all anti-gang programs, but wanted more information on how much the plan would cost.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: November 30, 2009
Oklahoma City police use stricter criteria to ID gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police officers are using a more precise and uniform gauge of identifying members of criminal street gangs.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: November 29, 2009
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