Gang-Related News Articles
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Members of rival gangs exchange gunfire in Tacoma's South End (Tacoma, WA): Three teens were wounded – one critically – in an exchange of gunfire between rival gang members Saturday night on a South End street, police said.
Source: The News Tribune Date: January 26, 2010
Police step up efforts to curb gang violence (New Haven, CT): The New Haven police had been looking for “Black Pat” ever since they raided his house in the Hill neighborhood in late August and found a stash of drugs, cash and gang recruitment pamphlets.
Source: Yale Daily News Date: January 26, 2010
20-year-old stabbed in Newburgh after 11 quiet days (Newburgh, NY): A Sunday night stabbing in Newburgh shows signs that city gangs remain at odds following the killing of a 17-year-old.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: January 26, 2010
18 gang arrests made in three-day operation in Tulare County (Visalia, CA): Eighteen people were arrested in a three-day operation targeting gang activity in the Visalia area. A joint task force of nine law enforcement agencies from throughout Tulare County made the arrests between Friday and Sunday in hopes of reducing gang violence in Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 26, 2010
Students discuss problem of gangs (Winston-Salem, NC): Many gang members are immature and carry unloaded guns in their neighborhoods to scare people, a student said yesterday at a panel discussion about local gangs.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: January 26, 2010
L.A. shootings leave three dead, four wounded (Los Angeles, CA): Three people were killed and four wounded in half a dozen shootings late Saturday and early Sunday in Los Angeles County, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 25, 2010
SC county copes with surge in gun violence, gangs (Walterboro, SC): South Carolina law enforcement agents have set up shop in Colleton County, hoping to stem a surge in gun violence and gang activity which has led to its highest homicide count in a decade.
Source: The State Date: January 25, 2010
Young men escape bloodshed in Somalia, but find violence in Minnesota (St. Paul, MN): ***In the first of a three-part series, "Civil War Kids: Young Somalis in Minnesota," reporter Laura Yuen explores the trap of violence that some young men have fallen into as they struggle to adjust to life in the United States.*** On a recent afternoon, a group of mourners for three East-African men shot to death at a Minneapolis market, shoveled heaps of dirt onto caskets.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: January 25, 2010
Two arrested after car chase, gang fight in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Two suspected gang members were in custody and a third was being sought by Santa Rosa police early Monday following a fight between feuding gangs in Rincon Valley late Sunday night.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: January 25, 2010
Atlanta combats gang problem (Atlanta, GA): An emergency community meeting was called in southwest Atlanta after there was a rash of burglaries, and the arrest of a number of gang members, many of them teenagers.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta Date: January 25, 2010
Prosecutor says suspect in attack part of alleged Juggalos gang (Stockton, CA): You've heard of the Bloods and Crips, Norteños and Sureños - reviled criminal street gangs known for violent turf wars, graffiti and drugs sales. But the Juggalos? While there is no universal agreement, law enforcement officials across the country have begun to tag them as an emerging gang.
Source: The Record Date: January 24, 2010
Community works to stem gang graffiti (Terra Bella, CA): Community leaders gathered Wednesday night at the Presbyterian Church of Terra Bella for a discussion about how to stem a recent rise in vandalism believed to be the work of street gangs.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: January 24, 2010
Gang shooting injures one (Evans, CO): One man was wounded after rival gangs threw bottles and fired multiple rounds during a barbecue in a park, police said.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: January 24, 2010
12 people arrested for early-morning gang fight at Kennewick home (Kennewick, WA): Members of the same gang reportedly got into a bloody fight this morning, sending several people to the hospital and 12 to jail.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: January 24, 2010
Funds at risk for gang prevention efforts (Oklahoma City, OK): Myron Mayberry will still check up on youths that he’s trying to keep out of gangs if his contract with the Office of Juvenile Affairs ends.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: January 24, 2010
Salinas police step up anti-gang efforts (Salinas, CA): As Salinas prepares for its second round of gang "call-in" meetings, police are preparing to mobilize the enforcement side of the Ceasefire program.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 24, 2010
Pasadena at-risk youth program gets the boot (Pasadena, CA): Keith "Sarge" Gibbs wants answers. Gibbs has been locked in a months-long battle with Pasadena Unified School District officials over his school-based nonprofit program, Sarge's Community Base, which utilizes his 22 years in the military to reform at-risk teens through hard work, counseling and discipline.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: January 24, 2010
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
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