Gang-Related News Articles
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History Channel to focus on Denver gang life (Denver, CO): Hector "Pelon" Huerta's whole body is a warning sign, intricately etched in prison ink. Clown demons, a menacing skull on top of his head, a prison watchtower and his gang name emblazoned in 3-inch-tall letters across his belly reflect his personality and declare his loyalty.
Source: The Denver Post Date: March 5, 2010
Oakland and Richmond receive state grants to fight gang violence (Oakland, CA): The cities of Oakland and Richmond will each receive $382,639 in grant money from the state to help reduce gang violence under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention initiative, CalGRIP, the governor's office announced Friday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: March 5, 2010
State awards Duarte nearly $200,000 for gang prevention (Duarte, CA): Duarte became one of only three cities in Los Angeles County to be awarded a competitive state gang prevention grant and will receive nearly $200,000 to help keep kids off the streets, the governor's office announced Friday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: March 5, 2010
Gang activity affects education in Asheville schools (Asheville, NC): About 15 years ago, Lisa Sessions had a conversation with a bored group of students plotting what to do over the weekend. "They were going to drive down to Charlotte to fight," Sessions said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: March 5, 2010
Two teens arrested in Arlington gang shoot-out (Arlington, TX): Police made two arrests on Friday in connection with a street gang shoot-out that ended high school soccer and baseball games at nearby Sam Houston High School on Wednesday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: March 5, 2010
Porterville gang members suspected of vandalism (Porterville, CA): Porterville police have arrested two suspected Southern Gang members who reportedly caused about $4,600 worth of damages when they vandalized block walls with graffiti and other areas on North Newcomb Street and West Westfield Avenue on Tuesday.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: March 5, 2010
Watsonville police score anti-gang grant (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police are getting help from the governor to combat growing gang violence. The city is among 24 recipients statewide to receive an anti-gang grant, announced by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 5, 2010
Fayetteville man charged in gang-related shooting (Fayetteville, NC): A Fayetteville man was charged Wednesday with trying to shoot a man because he was trying to get out of a street gang.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: March 4, 2010
Officials say arrests mark major victory against violent street gang (Atlanta, GA): Nine suspected members of the violent street gang MS-13 are scheduled to be arraigned in an Atlanta federal courtroom Friday, part of what local and federal law enforcement officials believe is a major blow against a group accused of seven slayings in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties since October 2006.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 4, 2010
Gang members target random victims in recent violence, police say (Austin, TX): Known gang members have targeted random victims, including an elderly woman who died Wednesday after she was hit in the face, in a burst of recent violence, according to court records and police.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: March 4, 2010
Four more charged in Hilltop Crips gang conspiracy case (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County prosecutors have charged four more men in the Hilltop Crips conspiracy case, bringing the total number of defendants to 36.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 4, 2010
Md. prosecutors, police urge tightening of anti-gang laws (Baltimore, MD): Prosecutors and police officers from across the state pleaded with legislators Tuesday for tougher anti-gang laws, saying they want to define who is a "gang member" and broaden the number of crimes that trigger longer prison sentences.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: March 3, 2010
'Boro police 'aggressively' fighting increase in gangs (Murfreesboro, TN): Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman said Tuesday that law enforcement is moving “aggressively” after gang activity that has crept into Rutherford County.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: March 3, 2010
Mayor makes ‘criminal’ street activity ‘a’ misdemeanor (New York, NY): Those who engage in “criminal street gang initiation activity” can be charged with a class A misdemeanor, after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill this week causing the legislative change.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Date: March 3, 2010
Officials want stronger laws against gangs (Annapolis, MD): Maryland prosecutors say more must be done to battle crime committed by gangs.
Source: WJZ 13 News Date: March 2, 2010
Ten alleged Bayview gang members indicted for three murders and more (San Francisco, CA): Ten members or associates of Broke Niggas Thievin’ (BNT), a street gang in the Bayview district around Third Street and Newcomb, were indicted by a San Francisco grand jury on Feb. 25, 2010, so they now face charges related to three separate murders, it was announced by the San Francisco District Attorney's office on Monday.
Source: Examiner Date: March 2, 2010
Gang member charged in fatal Little Village stabbing (Chicago, IL): A 20-year-old gang member was arrested and charged in the fatal Monday night stabbing of a 19-year-old rival in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said today.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: March 2, 2010
Fighting gangs takes community effort (Tennessee): Henry Smith's basketball court is more than just a place where players perfect their jump shots. It's the bait Smith uses to connect with young people trapped in the gang culture.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 2, 2010
Legislators want to strengthen anti-gang laws (Tennessee): Tougher state laws targeting gangs and gun crime are required to stem a growing problem across the state, lawmakers say.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 2, 2010
Newark Bloods gang member gets life in prison for fatal turf shooting (Irvington, NJ): A member of the Bloods street gang was sentenced Monday to life in prison, plus another 30 years, for an Irvington turf war shooting that left one member of the rival Crips gang dead and another wounded.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 2, 2010
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