Gang-Related News Articles
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Police target schools in gang crackdown (Las Cruces, NM): "Busted!" the driver of the red Mazda yelled at his classmates, who were grumpily sitting on the sidewalk as detectives rummaged through the clutter in their car, just a third of a mile from Mayfield High School.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: September 22, 2010
Calif. gang accused in sham marriage scam (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities have arrested 18 people in a probe into a Southern California street gang accused of drug trafficking and arranging fake marriages to obtain green cards for immigrants
Source: The Associated Press Date: September 22, 2010
Yazoo City Police see a rise in juvenile street gangs (Yazoo City, MS): Yazoo City Police say they are seeing a rise in juvenile street gangs. They say a lot of the gangs start off as neighborhood cliques but members then commit crimes such as burglary, theft, and assault.
Source: WJTV 12 News Date: September 22, 2010
Gang members arrested in connection with violent crimes (Santa Ana, CA): Police arrested eight members of a Santa Ana street gang while serving search warrants obtained in connection with a rash of gang-related crimes in recent months, including a shooting and an assault with a deadly weapon.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 22, 2010
Two reported gang members arrested (Redding, CA): A 19-year-old Redding man was arrested today after reportedly threatening a rival gang member and his girlfriend outside the Shasta County Probation Office.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: September 22, 2010
18 held in Asian gang probe (Los Angeles County, CA): Authorities targeting a San Gabriel Valley-based Asian crime syndicate arrested 18 people Wednesday indicted on drug trafficking and international marriage-fraud charges.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: September 22, 2010
Five alleged gang members arrested at WHHS (Oakwood, GA): Five alleged gang members were arrested at West Hall High School Monday after a birthday celebration for one of them got out of hand.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com Date: September 21, 2010
Visalia City Council awards $160,000 in grants to nonprofit groups (Visalia, CA): The Visalia City Council on Monday awarded $160,000 in grants to 25 nonprofit organizations, with 90 percent of the funds earmarked for anti-gang youth programs.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: September 21, 2010
Suspected Crips gang members rounded up in "Operation Cripland" (Denver, CO): Eleven Crips gang members or associates were arrested early Monday in the third phase of a joint federal and local crackdown on Crips street gang members in the Denver area, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver.
Source: The Denver Post Date: September 21, 2010
Gang members exchange gunfire in Fremont (Fremont, CA): Two groups of rival gang members opened fire on each other Tuesday, just a block from the Fremont Hall of Justice, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 21, 2010
Leaving gang tough but doable (Stockton, CA): Friends of Rin Ros have said that for months before his death he talked about moving to Florida to live with cousins. The 14-year-old wanted to get away, to start fresh someplace new, they said.
Source: The Record Date: September 20, 2010
Gangs and drugs task force set goals for the next year (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Local advocates urged the West End Gangs and Drug Task Force on Monday to take a broader, comprehensive approach to combat increased youth substance abuse and gang violence in San Bernardino County.
Source: The Sun Date: September 20, 2010
Gang in S.B. Mynisha shooting accused of wounding another girl (San Bernardino, CA): A San Bernardino gang that killed an 11-year-old girl in 2005 is now suspected in a Las Vegas robbery where a woman was killed and her 12-year-old daughter gravely wounded.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 20, 2010
Pittsburg man killed, two hurt in shooting in (Pittsburg, CA): A man was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting in Pittsburg, police said Sunday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 19, 2010
San Jose police union pushes for restoration of elite anti-gang unit (San Jose, CA): Trying to generate public pressure to force City Hall to reverse its decision, San Jose's police union Sunday lambasted Mayor Chuck Reed and the City Council for disbanding an elite anti-gang unit.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 19, 2010
Gang violence on the rise in Lawrence, Haverhill (Lawrence, MA): A spike in gang violence in Lawrence last summer led to a yearlong FBI probe of gang activity in Lawrence and Haverhill, police Chief John Romero said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: September 19, 2010
Urban gangs quiet but active in Vermont (Bennington, VT): They’re not flying their colors or fighting for turf, but urban gangs with familiar names like the Bloods, Crips and Latin Kings are active in Vermont and have been for years.
Source: Times Argus Date: September 19, 2010
Western Carolina University professors study gang violence prevention (Cullowhee, NC): Two Western Carolina University faculty members are assessing gang activity in Haywood and Buncombe counties as part of grant-funded projects in which they will provide local leaders with gang violence prevention, intervention and suppression strategies.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: September 19, 2010
New law holds parents responsible for their children's gang crimes (Monterey Park, CA): Parents whose children are convicted of gang-related crimes will have to attend special parenting classes, a state assemblyman who authored the law said Friday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: September 17, 2010
Gang sweep nets 26 arrests throughout Merced County (Merced, CA): Twenty-six gang members were arrested Wednesday and Thursday in a sweep in Planada, Merced and Winton, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: September 17, 2010
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