Gang-Related News Articles
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Surge in Baldwin Park shootings threatens to disrupt downward trend in violent crime, murders (Baldwin Park, CA): Police are stepping up patrols after a rash of gang shootings over the last month that left one man dead and a 16-year-old boy wounded.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: January 21, 2011
Grand jury indicts six men for Virginia Highland killing, Grant Park rape (Fulton County, GA): Six men were indicted Friday by a Fulton County Grand Jury for the "alleged gang-related murder of a Virginia Highland man," according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s office.
Source: Virginia Highland-Druid Hills Patch Date: January 21, 2011
Two North Side gang members admit racketeering (Pittsburgh, PA): Two members of a North Side gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: January 21, 2011
Felonies drop nine percent -- But, 'there is seemingly more of a gang presence' (Ottawa, IL): The number of felony charges filed in La Salle County in 2010 shrank for the second year in a row.
Source: The Times Date: January 21, 2011
Stafford to hire anti-gang deputies (Fredericksburg, VA): The Stafford County Sheriff's Office saw enough success after the initial phase of last year's gang suppression detail to warrant a long-term solution.
Source: The Free Lance-Star Date: January 20, 2011
Police push new approach to end tagging of Woodland's walls (Woodland, CA): Police say graffiti may be on the rise in Woodland -- even as vandalism reports drop. They hope to change that.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: January 20, 2011
Lakeland teen indicted in gang related shooting death (Bartow, FL): A 19-year-old man accused of gunning down another teen and injuring an 11-year-old over gang colors was indicted Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
Source: The Ledger Date: January 20, 2011
Gang task force rejects bill requiring police to fingerprint, photograph more juveniles (Salt Lake City, UT): A bill that would require police to fingerprint and photograph juveniles 14 and older who are arrested for felonies or gang-related crimes drew criticism at Thursday’s Governor’s Gang Task Force meeting, sparking a debate over Utah’s approach to children who commit crimes.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 20, 2011
Gang members' long sentences may just be the first (Yakima, WA): Two Lower Valley men waved goodbye to tearful relatives Thursday as they prepared to serve more than 50 years each in prison for a gang-related shooting in Sunnyside.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 20, 2011
San Jose announces gang tattoo removal program (San Jose, CA): San Jose is looking for people who have visible gang tattoos but are no longer living that lifestyle to take part in a tattoo removal program.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 20, 2011
Are San Francisco's gang injunctions working? (San Francisco, CA): Four years ago, San Francisco faced a stubbornly high crime rate. To fight back, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and the police department turned to a controversial crime strategy - the gang injunction.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 20, 2011
Gang member sentenced for conspiracy (Newport News, VA): A Newport News gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: January 20, 2011
Crime rise worries neighborhood (Tulsa, OK): Residents of the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood told police and community leaders that they are - and have been - concerned about the crime in their backyard and that they want something done about it.
Source: Tulsa World Date: January 19, 2011
San Jose leaders call homicide spike an aberration (San Jose, CA): Gang-suppression efforts are being stepped up after a spike in San Jose homicides, a streak city leaders are calling an aberration.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 19, 2011
Wash. anti-gang bill meets opposition at hearing (Olympia, WA): Uniformed sheriffs, community activists and onetime gang members sporting facial tattoos were among a large crowd that assembled Wednesday to debate a legislative proposal aimed at restricting criminal gangs in Washington state.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 19, 2011
LA gang with Mexican Mafia ties busted (Los Angeles, CA): Reputed members of a Los Angeles-area street gang busted Wednesday in a racketeering investigation have ties to the Mexican Mafia, federal authorities said.
Source: United Press International Date: January 19, 2011
Police: Woman removed evidence from Lakewood homicide (Lakewood, WA): Lakewood police said today the city’s first homicide in more than a year involved gang members and that they have arrested a woman for allegedly removing evidence from the scene of the shooting.
Source: The News Tribune Date: January 19, 2011
South San Francisco community looks to fight back against gang violence (San Francisco, CA): A month after three young men were gunned down in a South San Francisco neighborhood, community leaders are preparing their own offensive to strike back against street violence.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: January 19, 2011
Legal debate entangles Facebook, juror, alleged gang members (Sacramento, CA): A Northern California criminal defense attorney has taken up the cause of a juror whose Facebook postings have put him in a legal wedge between lawyers for the social networking giant and lawyers for reputed members of a street gang.
Source: Technorati Date: January 19, 2011
Plainfield gang member sentenced in near-fatal stabbing (Elizabeth, NJ): A confirmed high-ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang has been sentenced to 50 years in state prison, said First Assistant Union County Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr.
Source: Courier News Date: January 19, 2011
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