Gang-Related News Articles
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Anti-violence group takes more steps to rescue Tallahassee's youth (Tallahassee, FL): The community group that wants to banish youth violence from Tallahassee's streets is no longer nameless. It's now known as ICU — "Involved Citizens United."
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: July 14, 2009
Feds see ‘proliferation’ of Indian gang activities (Sioux Falls, SD): American Indian gang activity has recently started moving from mainly graffiti and vandalism to violent crimes such as beatings, gang rapes, elder abuse, home invasions and drive-by shootings, according to a recent U.S. Department of Justice report.
Source: Flathead Beacon Date: July 13, 2009
Dozens arrested in gang suppression operation (Fresno, CA) : Fresno police conclude a week-long gang suppression operation that resulted in over 20 arrests. The five day sweep focused on areas in Fresno and Clovis with gang-related problems.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: July 13, 2009
Man stabbed in gang-related attack (San Diego, CA): A man was taken to the hospital Monday with five stab wounds resulting from an apparent gang-related attack in Castle, but his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.
Source: San Diego News Network Date: July 13, 2009
Grant County battles spike in gang violence (Grant County, WA): The shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Desert Aire this weekend is the latest example of gang violence that has taken place across Grant County this year, sheriff’s officials said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 13, 2009
FBI to aid Monterey County gang task force (Salinas, CA): The FBI is expected to release information Tuesday on its latest involvement with the Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force.
Source: The Californian Date: July 13, 2009
Lights on at LA parks to curb violence (Los Angeles, CA): The lights are being kept on later into the night at 16 Los Angeles parks to try to curb gang violence, an organizer says.
Source: United Press International Date: July 12, 2009
Tomlin, others warn of gang involvement (Newport News, VA): When an HBO special profiled a series of shootings and murders in the Hampton Roads area — with some of the victims high school athletes — it brought shock and disappointment to some of the Peninsula's highest profile sports figures.
Source: Daily Press Date: July 12, 2009
Three shot at Homeland Park nightclub; gang activity suspected (Anderson, SC): Three young Anderson men were shot outside an Anderson nightclub early Sunday morning in what deputies believe may have been gang-related violence.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: July 12, 2009
Police note change in gang operations (Atlanta, GA): Atlanta police said they are seeing a shift in the rules, allegiances and structure of street gangs that are responsible for a rash of smash-and-grab robberies that are now threatening the future of the businesses they hit.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 11, 2009
Madison police chief: Time to gang up on gangs (Madison, WI): Madison police chief Noble Wray wants to send more officers after gang members, and he plans to talk to the mayor next week about an initiative to make that possible.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: July 11, 2009
Ten reputed members of Bloods & Crips street gangs arrested on drug and weapons charges (Teaneck, NJ): A joint law enforcement investigation has resulted in the arrest of ten men who are reported street gang members. The ten individuals, who are alleged to be members of or have ties to the Bloods street gang, were charged with various drug distribution and weapons charges.
Source: Bergen Now Date: July 11, 2009
Sentences wrap up Bishop Boyz gang bust (Benton Harbor, MI): Three more men have been sent to federal prison, wrapping up a 12-year investigation that took several gang members and high-level dealers of crack cocaine and heroin off the streets, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI announced Friday.
Source: Herald Palladium Date: July 11, 2009
Coalition targets gang prevention (Staunton, VA): With the fight against area street gangs far from over, the SAW Coalition spent Thursday night at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel wined and dined with local politicians, judges, police chiefs, school superintendents and other community leaders.
Source: The News Leader Date: July 10, 2009
SE gang members convicted of murder, other crimes (Washington, DC): It was the longest trial in D.C. Superior Court history, and this week a jury found six members of a Southeast Washington gang guilty of four slayings, several assaults and witness intimidation.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 10, 2009
New program tells teens about broad impacts of gang crime with message: chose your families, not gangs (Watsonville, CA): Juvenile probation officers and other community members took a new approach to addressing gang violence this week when they hosted an intimate, family-oriented forum aimed at explaining the far-reaching impacts of crime while promoting more constructive behaviors.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 10, 2009
Perry praises police group, anti-gang law (Austin, TX): Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday that in too many cases transnational gangs have law officers outgunned but that police help is on the way with a recently passed state law.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: July 10, 2009
Kershaw schools launch war on gangs (Kershaw County, SC): Kershaw County schools are getting $5.7 million in federal aid to combat gang-related activity. The four-year plan increases social counseling, puts cameras on 104 school buses and adds two resource officers who will police five of 11 elementary schools.
Source: The State Date: July 10, 2009
144 arrested in Dubuque warrant sweep (Dubuque, IA): Local and federal authorities have arrested 144 people in Dubuque as part of a monthlong nationwide sweep focusing on people with outstanding warrants.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: July 10, 2009
27 seized in second phase of gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Federal authorities on Wednesday announced the arrests of 11 additional members of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens street gang, which is at the center of a massive racketeering case dubbed Operation Knock Out.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 9, 2009
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