Gang-Related News Articles
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Sheriff: Policies taming gangs (Burlington County, NJ): Proactive policies have reduced street gang violence in Burlington County, especially in problem spots such as Burlington City, the sheriff there said.
Source: Courier-Post Date: April 9, 2010
Grant to help Oakland's Fremont and Castlemont campuses (Oakland, CA): A $382,639 state grant recently awarded to the city will be used to tackle gang violence and boost graduation rates on two Oakland high school campuses, Mayor Ron Dellums' office said this week.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: April 9, 2010
Police discuss gangs with public (Chattanooga, TN): Photos of seized firearms, cocaine, gang tattoos and graffiti flashed across the screen as explicit hip hop lyrics thumped over speakers during a Thursday night meeting near Coolidge Park.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 9, 2010
Salinas to get federal resources to battle gangs (Salinas, CA): Because of a new initiative that has the backing of the White House, Salinas and Monterey County leaders may be one step closer to securing the help they've wanted from the federal government in fighting gangs.
Source: The Californian Date: April 8, 2010
Phoenix shooting likely gang-related, police say (Phoenix, AZ): The shooting of three people at a Phoenix apartment complex Wednesday night appeared to be gang-related, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: April 8, 2010
Gang activity in Fort Collins remained at low levels in 2009 (Fort Collins, CO): Criminal gang activity in Fort Collins remained at low levels in 2009 with a majority of the crimes attributed to graffiti, according to reports recently released by the city's police department.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: April 8, 2010
Vineland woman aided Bloods gang members (Vineland, NJ): A 34-year-old Vineland woman helped facilitate phone calls between gang members in and outside the prison system, according to state officials from the Attorney General's Office.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: April 8, 2010
Police launch new effort against gangs (Nashville, TN): The weeks have piled into months since Loren Johnson's mother held her youngest child and watched her die, shot in the chest by a gang member's errant bullet that pierced their North Nashville home.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle Date: April 8, 2010
ACLU challenges legal action against gang (Oakland, CA): The American Civil Liberties Union filed court papers Thursday challenging the city of Oakland's plans to sue a street gang in a bid to restrict its activity in a 100-block area near the Berkeley and Emeryville borders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 8, 2010
Tulare County gang sweep results in 13 arrests (Tulare County, CA): Thirteen people were arrested Thursday in gang sweeps by detectives from multiple Tulare County law enforcement agencies.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 8, 2010
ICE arrests illegal alien gang members in Asheville, NC (Asheville, NC): Over a four-day period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office carried out targeted raids throughout the Asheville area, which resulted in the arrest of 26 violent gang members, several of whom are illegal aliens.
Source: Examiner Date: April 7, 2010
Two men, one woman arrested, setting off major gang investigation (Newport News, VA): Two men and a woman have been arrested in Newport News and charged with various gang and weapons charges, setting off what police say will be "an extremely large and very lengthy gang investigation."
Source: Daily Press Date: April 7, 2010
Lawmaker calls for Assembly hearing on gang problem (Wall, NJ): Assemblyman Dave Rible is calling for the Assembly to hold a public hearing on the growing problem of criminal gangs in New Jersey.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: April 7, 2010
City councilman calls for audit of stalled anti-gang program (Pittsburgh, PA): As a colleague moved to infuse another $200,000 into a fledgling anti-gang initiative, Pittsburgh Councilman Bruce Kraus on Tuesday called for an audit of the program.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: April 7, 2010
Four Kennewick officers work to gather gang intelligence (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police are developing another way to keep officers informed on gang activity as they develop strategies to limit gang violence.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: April 7, 2010
Sweep targets Pico Rivera gang (Pico Rivera, CA): Deputies arrested a parolee, a 17-year-old boy and seized a handgun, a shotgun and methamphetamine during an early morning sweep targeting a local gang.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: April 7, 2010
Keansburg man, ex-prison officer among 22 indicted in gang case (Trenton, NJ): A Keansburg man who authorities say ran a drugs and weapons operation at the Shore for a set of the Bloods has been charged with first-degree gang criminality in a 22-person indictment that includes the gang's imprisoned "godfather" and a corrections officer.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: April 7, 2010
Metro police want to use civil courts to fight gangs (Nashville, TN): Metro police plan to use the civil courts to help fight gang activity in Nashville, according to Police Chief Ronal Serpas. Effective May 1, a new third gang unit will focus on developing evidence to pursue civil injunctions against gang members.
Source: The Tennessean Date: April 7, 2010
Macon police make arrests in gang-related shootings (Macon, GA): Macon police have made five arrests and are looking for three people in connection with five gang-related, drive-by shootings.
Source: The Telegraph Date: April 6, 2010
Md. Senate panel weighs bill to curb gang activity (Annapolis, MD): A Maryland Senate panel may recommend changes to legislation designed to keep gang activity out of schools.
Source: Boston Herald Date: April 6, 2010
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