Gang-Related News Articles
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Quick police work helps fight growing gang menace (Kennewick, WA) : Kennewick police are giving a lot of credit to civilians for the quick resolution of the gang shooting near a bank last week. The citizens, particularly the bank employee who witnessed part of the drama and first called it in, deserve all the credit they can get.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: January 6, 2011
Gang-related graffiti shows up in Central Point and Medford (Medford, OR): Suspected gang members have sprayed the Rogue Valley with graffiti in recent days, spurring clean-up efforts and an investigation to track down the culprits and hold them accountable, police said.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: January 6, 2011
Grant to combat gang violence (Watsonville, CA): The City of Watsonville has been granted $369,309 from the California Emergency Management Agency to launch a two-year program that will hopefully reduce gang crime in the neighborhoods surrounding Marinovich Park.
Source: Register-Pajaronian Date: January 6, 2011
Charges filed in gang-related shooting of brothers in Northeast area (Kansas City, MO): Jackson County prosecutors today accused an 18-year-old man of shooting two teenage brothers in the Northeast area of Kansas City Wednesday, leaving the older brother paralyzed.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: January 6, 2011
Anti-gang effort continues despite loss of funds (Huntington Station, NY): U.S. Rep. Steve Israel says he is proceeding with efforts to stem crime in Huntington Station, even though proposed funding to bolster local law-enforcement efforts in high-crime areas was voted down recently in Congress.
Source: Huntington Patch Date: January 6, 2011
Watsonville man admits to assault, gang charges, sentenced to eight years (Santa Cruz, CA): A Watsonville man arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting at a Sycamore Street apartment complex in July admitted to assault and gang charges Thursday in exchange for an eight-year prison sentence, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 6, 2011
Texas prison gang members get life sentences without parole (McAllen, TX): Three members of the Texas Syndicate prison gang have been sentenced to life in prison without parole for their roles in separate shooting deaths in South Texas, U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno said Thursday.
Source: KWTX 10 News Date: January 6, 2011
Man arrested after attempted prison-gang hit (El Paso, TX): An ex-gang member apparently averted a prison gang hit Monday when a gunman hesitated because the victim was with his two young sons outside a bakery in Central El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times Date: January 5, 2011
Novato officials take aim at gang activity (Novato, CA): Days after two men were shot in a grocery store parking lot in Novato, city officials are calling attention to what they say is a rising gang problem.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: January 5, 2011
One gang member imprisoned for 16 years for trying to kill another (Syracuse, NY): A federal judge imposed the maximum prison sentence on a Syracuse street gang member today after hearing from the mother of a rival gang member who’s paralyzed for life because of the defendant’s bullet.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: January 5, 2011
Sterling man sought in Fairfax rape (Fairfax, VA): On the day after Christmas, an 8-year-old Fairfax County girl told her mother that a family friend had raped her earlier in the day. On Wednesday, Fairfax police conducted a manhunt for the "friend," an alleged member of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang, with warrants for forcible rape and forcible sodomy.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 5, 2011
S.J.'s first homicide of 2011 called gang-related (San Jose, CA): San Jose's first homicide victim of 2011 was identified by police today as 15-year-old Oscar Gonzalez, who was shot dead on his front porch in what investigators believe was a gang-related attack.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 5, 2011
Girl gang violence at Phila. school caught on tape (Philadelphia, PA): A YouTube video shows the latest incident of girl gang violence in school corridors in Philadelphia. The assault on an Edison High School student by two others took place Tuesday in the school hallways.
Source: WPVI 6 News Date: January 5, 2011
Long Beach wins GRIP grant to offer gang alternative (Long Beach, CA) : Long Beach’s efforts to curtail gang violence, improve public safety and support gang prevention and intervention activities received some extra help last month when then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the award of a $369,309 California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) grant to the city of Long Beach.
Source: Gazettes Date: January 5, 2011
Man, 39, found beaten in Hollister (Hollister, CA): A 39-year-old Hollister man is in critical condition at a Bay Area hospital after he was injured in a gang-related attack, police said.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: January 5, 2011
Police slash Middle Tenn. gang crimes (Nashville, TN): Police say efforts in 2010 paid off in battling the estimated 2,500 to 3,000 gang members in at least 14 gangs in and around Nashville.
Source: The Tennessean Date: January 4, 2011
Saginaw crime numbers drop (Saginaw, MI): Saginaw's latest investigation into gang activity has lead to eight arrests while the search continues for one more suspect.
Source: WJRT ABC 12 News Date: January 4, 2011
Long Beach Police Department announces lowest murder rates since 1971 (Long Beach, CA): Murder rates dropped to near 40-year lows and for the first time the Long Beach Police Department can boast a 90 percent rate for cleared murder cases.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: January 4, 2011
Murder rate in LA hits four-decade low (Los Angeles, CA): For the first time in more than four decades, Los Angeles finished the year with fewer than 300 murders as crime continued to fall for a ninth year, officials announced Tuesday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 4, 2011
Attorney General Rob McKenna seeks tough anti-gang law (Tacoma, WA) : Washington’s attorney general wants to have legal power to crack down on gangs that prosecutors in California already possess.
Source: The News Tribune Date: January 3, 2011
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