Gang-Related News Articles
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Let's Meet: Chicago police's new approach to gangs (Chicago, IL): In Chicago, police are trying a different approach to stop gang violence. First, they meet with gang members and let them hear firsthand from residents who are tired of violence.
Source: NPR News Date: December 3, 2010
$2.2 million federal grant to help Denver combat gang violence (Denver, CO): A $2.2 million federal grant to combat gang violence in three Denver neighborhoods could help to one day reduce violence elsewhere in the nation, according to city officials.
Source: The Denver Post Date: December 3, 2010
OKC gang prevention group keeps kids out of trouble and in school (Oklahoma City, OK) : Sadre Smith knew he was headed in the wrong direction — going out every night with kids who were in gangs or into drugs. It took police intervention to get the 17-year-old back on track.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: December 3, 2010
Oaklanders protest gang injunction despite hearing postponements (Oakland, CA): On Thursday afternoon, the announcement that court hearings regarding the proposed Fruitvale gang injunction would be delayed did not stop approximately 30 demonstrators outside the office of the Alameda County Administrator from demanding an alternative measure to reduce gang violence in their neighborhoods.
Source: Oakland North Date: December 3, 2010
Federal affidavit identifies St. Joseph street gang: 1800 MOB (St. Joseph, MO): A federal affidavit identifies more information in Tuesday’s fatal shooting, including a federal complaint filed against the second person arrested, who officials say is a St. Joseph street gang member.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press Date: December 3, 2010
Female El Monte gang member held woman at gunpoint for car, officials say (Covina, CA): Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said they have arrested a female El Monte gang member who is accused of holding a 22-year-old woman at gunpoint and trying to force her to sign over a car.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 3, 2010
Defunct Twin Cities gang unit long in disarray (Minneapolis, MN): As far back as 2002, Minneapolis police officials worried that Metro Gang Strike Force officers were mishandling evidence yet did nothing to address the problems.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 3, 2010
South Modesto shootout due to gang feud (Modesto, CA): Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies returned in force Wednesday to a south Modesto neighborhood about 18 hours after a gunbattle that frightened residents and locked down two schools.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 2, 2010
Gangster ordered to stay behind bars (Calgary, AB): One of the principals involved in a gang-related shootout in Calgary is staying behind bars after authorities denied his parole application.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 2, 2010
Oregon's largest city aims laws at gun violence (Portland, OR) : The Portland City Council has approved laws aimed at curbing gun violence, although critics question whether the ordinances are constitutional and say they may unfairly target young blacks.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: December 2, 2010
Gang responsible for Red Rock graffiti (Las Vegas, NV): It could be a while before the graffiti mess out at Red Rock is cleaned up. BLM officials say they're working with local tribes to clean and restore the pre-historic art panels after vandals tagged them with spray-paint.
Source: KTNV 13 News Date: December 2, 2010
Recent north Des Moines gunfire brings fresh dose of unease (Des Moines, IA): A recent spate of gunfire in north-central Des Moines neighborhoods has rattled residents and raised concerns that the incidents could escalate and detract from hard-fought revitalization efforts.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 2, 2010
Proposed Fruitvale gang injunction draws protest as court hearing is postponed (Oakland, CA): Forty people accused by the city attorney of being dangerous gang members will have to pay almost $1,000 in court fees simply to show up and defend themselves and are not legally entitled to a public defender, an attorney fighting a proposed gang injunction said Thursday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: December 2, 2010
Five suspected gang leaders arrested in El Mirage (El Mirage, AZ): Escalating violence in El Mirage neighborhoods led state and local authorities to arrest five people suspected of being street gang leaders and two others early Thursday.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: December 2, 2010
Girls charged with street gang terrorism (Albany, GA): Four teenage girls are charged with street gang terrorism after one was beaten in a gang initiation at Dougherty High School.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: December 2, 2010
List of "rules" found in street gang leader's home (Montreal, QC): Sentencing arguments have begun in a drug trafficking case involving the reputed leader of one of the more notorious street gangs in Montreal.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 2, 2010
Two arrested in Fresno double shooting (Fresno, CA): Fresno police have arrested two Bulldog gang members they believe are responsible for shooting two people the day after Thanksgiving, including a 10-year-old boy who was shot in the face and lost an eye.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 2, 2010
Public would be informed of gang activity under bill waiting for governor's OK (Gloucester County, NJ): Legislation sponsored by Assembly Law and Public Safety Chairman Gordon Johnson to ensure the public is informed of gang activity in their community has received final legislative approval.
Source: Gloucester County Times Date: December 2, 2010
Gang task force gaining momentum in Salinas (Salinas, CA): City leaders, law enforcement, parents, students and community members gathered for a third time this year to brainstorm ideas on how to reduce gang violence in Salinas. If interest serves as a gauge, the group is making progress.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: December 1, 2010
Visalia homicides down this year (Visalia, CA): The year started off bloody for Visalia, with three homicides in the first nine days of January. It seems, however, that 2010 will end on a better note when it comes to violence.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: December 1, 2010
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