Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang crime drop big in ‘Summer Night Lights’ areas (Los Angeles, CA): Gang-related crimes plunged 40 percent on average — and more than 80 percent in some areas — around parks and recreation centers that were part of this year’s Summer Night Lights program, it was announced Tuesday.
Source: EGP News Date: October 14, 2010
Inside Look: Salinas Police gang awareness guides (Salinas, CA): In Salinas, three homicides in two weeks - all victims under the age of 18 and all gang-related. Salinas Police say parents need to get involved in their children's lives, that's nothing new.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News Date: October 14, 2010
Federal bust shows prevalence of area drug trade (Chicago, IL): The presence of gang-related drug trafficking within the WEDGE jurisdictional boundaries was bluntly underscored in late September by a federal and county drug sweep on Chicago's west and northwest sides, Cicero, Berwyn, Forest Park and Melrose Park.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: October 14, 2010
Gangs in turmoil, police say (Vancouver, BC): The new officer in charge of the Vancouver-area Gang Task Force says many of the established gangs in the area are in turmoil.
Source: The Province Date: October 14, 2010
Northern Riders convicted of gang crimes in Monterey County; first in California (Monterey County, CA): The Monterey County District Attorney's Office has set a precedent across the state after five men admitted last month to committing a crime to benefit the Northern Riders.
Source: The Californian Date: October 13, 2010
36 years for Va. gang leader (Portsmouth, VA): Federal prosecutors say a 28-year-old Portsmouth man is set to spend 36 years in prison for his role in the Bounty Hunter Bloods gang.
Source: The Washington Post Date: October 13, 2010
Oakland to seek Fruitvale anti-gang injunction (Oakland, CA): More than three dozen alleged gang members would be barred from associating with one another in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood under a civil injunction that the city intends to seek in court, officials said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 13, 2010
Salinas schools explore security improvements in wake of gang violence (Salinas, CA): Next Page1| 2Previous PageThe Salinas Union High School District office was filled with high school and middle school principals, vice principals, staff, community members and students Tuesday night for a discussion of safety at its schools.
Source: The Californian Date: October 13, 2010
Gang investigators track DoLow Crip leader to Roanoke (Roanoke, VA): Henrico County gang investigators tracked the leader of Richmond's DoLow Crips street gang to a Roanoke apartment, according to a search warrant on file in Roanoke circuit court.
Source: The News & Advance Date: October 13, 2010
Men had loaded revolver in car (Ashland, MA): Police arrested three men they say are members of a local street gang on Sunday after investigators found a loaded gun in a secret compartment in their car.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News Date: October 12, 2010
89 arrested in Metro gang enforcement initiative (Nashville, TN): The Metro Police Department’s gang enforcement initiative, Operation Safer Streets, totaled 89 arrests on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 8-10.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 12, 2010
Wausau stabbing was gang-related (Wausau, WI): A 19-year-old man is in custody in connection with a weekend, gang-related stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Wausau, according to the Wausau Police Department.
Source: Wausau Daily Herald Date: October 12, 2010
Teen latest gang victim in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A 14-year-old boy became the latest casualty in Salinas' gang wars Monday. The boy, identified as Alonso Morales, was walking with another 14-year-old boy on Maryal Street near the Department of Motor Vehicles on East Laurel Drive when an unknown assailant shot both of them from behind multiple times, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 12, 2010
YouTube, MySpace used to recruit gang members, seven arrested in Polk (Polk County, FL): YouTube and MySpace videos promoting a Polk County street gang resulted in the arrests Tuesday of four men on charges of illegal use of the internet to recruit gang members and other crimes, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: October 12, 2010
One high schooler killed, one hurt in Salinas shooting (Salinas, CA): Police believe that the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy near a Salinas high school was gang-related.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: October 12, 2010
First Seright brother sentenced (Buffalo, NY): One of the sons of a prominent Falls community activist has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the drug-dealing operations of a violent Cataract City street gang.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: October 12, 2010
Help needed to fight gang problem (Madison, WI): Gang issues are front and center in Southern Wisconsin. Officers are reaching out for help to fight a problem they say they can't stop alone. Drugs, graffiti, guns and gangs, they go hand in hand and they're in our neighborhoods.
Source: WMTV NBC 15 News Date: October 12, 2010
Newtown's violent Second Line gang (Sarasota, FL): The four robbers wore masks as they approached Warren "Redd" Anderson. One of them carried an assault rifle, taking aim at Anderson from a vacant lot across the darkened street.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: October 11, 2010
Funds for gang prevention may be available for local Jr. highs (Porterville, CA): The Tulare County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to approve the Tulare County Youth Commission’s management of the Junior High Service Learning grant program Tuesday.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: October 11, 2010
Speaker urges united, proactive approach to thwart gangs (Fayette County, PA): Concerned members of law enforcement, human services, youth organizations and school districts gathered at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, to take the first steps in addressing the beginning of gangs in Fayette County.
Source: Daily Courier Date: October 10, 2010
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