Gang-Related News Articles
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Salinas gang member snared by feds on weapons charge (Salinas, CA): A Salinas gang member whose case was touted as an example of the Ceasefire deterrence strategy in action pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge Tuesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 29, 2010
Mother to plead tattoo girl's case (Fort Myers, FL): The mother of a Riverdale High School senior suspended over a tattoo will meet Oct. 13 with the Lee County School Board to see whether the decision to expel her daughter from the school can be reconsidered.
Source: The News-Press Date: September 29, 2010
One teen stabbed, one jailed, in Terra Linda gang fight (San Rafael, CA): A 17-year-old student at Terra Linda High School was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stabbing a rival gang member in the abdomen, police said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: September 29, 2010
Deputies crack down on Pico Rivera tagging crew (Pico Rivera, CA): Authorities Wednesday went on the offensive, arresting five suspected members of a Pico Rivera tagging crew believed responsible for more than $200,000 worth of vandalism damage.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: September 29, 2010
Would-be robbers were gang members (Topeka, KS): The two people who were shot while attempting to hold up a southeast Topeka liquor store in October 2009 were members of a violent street gang, a police officer testified Wednesday in Shawnee County District Court.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: September 29, 2010
NYPD joins forces with Brooklyn pastors to fight gang violence by engaging black youth (Brooklyn, NY): The NYPD and dozens of Brooklyn pastors have formed a new alliance aimed at engaging black youth and deterring gang violence, the city's top cop said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 29, 2010
Slain teen hopped from one gang to another (Stockton, CA): A 14-year-old beaten to death last month for trying to quit his street gang had left another gang before, one of eight people accused in his death told detectives during a videotaped interrogation.
Source: The Record Date: September 28, 2010
Overland Park police develop early intervention program to prevent gang activity (Overland Park, KS): Overland Park doesn’t have the big problems that come with active gangs, and that’s the way police want to keep it. But in the wake of a rise in some gang-related trouble — graffiti, theft and drug crimes — police are starting the Gang Reduction Intervention Program.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: September 28, 2010
County's anti-gang programs will share grant funds (Yakima, WA): The Southeast Yakima Community Center is one of six recipients that will receive federal funds to fight gang problems in the Yakima Valley. The center will receive the largest amount among the six, $152,314. Under the countywide initiative, nearly $500,000 in grants will help fight the Valley's gang problem.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 28, 2010
Gang activity draws police (Cheyenne, WY): The Cheyenne Area Gang Enforcement team is putting an ear to the ground. It has positively identified 109 gang members living in Laramie County and is in the process of researching 67 more.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Date: September 27, 2010
State & city crack sown on street gang (St. Charles, IL) : Illinois and the City of Elgin sued 70 alleged members of the Latin Kings gang to bar them from "standing, sitting, walking, driving, gathering, meeting, or appearing anywhere in public view with any other gang member".
Source: Courthouse News Service Date: September 27, 2010
Community forum addresses gang problem (Tulsa, OK): Half of the youth's head was gone, taken by a shotgun blast at point-blank range - the blood streaming from his lifeless body into the street.
Source: Tulsa World Date: September 27, 2010
Man, 20, dies in Portland shooting (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old Portland man died of a gunshot wound early Sunday morning. Portland police said officers were clearing a disturbance at 2:06 a.m. at northwest Third Avenue and Couch Street when they heard several gunshots from northwest Second Avenue.
Source: The Bulletin Date: September 27, 2010
Judge upholds ban on Ogden gang members (Ogden, UT): A judge on Monday effectively banned members of an Ogden gang from congregating and placed limits on their movements as part of a first-of-its-kind tactic for Utah.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 27, 2010
Expert: Gang graffiti sign of danger (Dubuque, IA): Those black letters scrawled on the side of a building could be more than an eyesore. It could be a sign that gangs have taken root in the area.
Source: The Telegraph Herald Date: September 27, 2010
SD County gang sweep reveals cross-border connection (San Diego, CA) : Law enforcement officials arrested more than 50 documented gang members over the weekend in San Diego County. The sweep reveals a cross-border connection between street gangs and drug cartels.
Source: KPBS News Date: September 27, 2010
Gang crackdown aimed at Mexico crime networks (San Diego, CA): More than 800 law enforcement officers cracked down on gangs throughout San Diego County over the weekend as part of an operation to disrupt the flow of drugs, weapons and money between local gangs and Mexico’s drug cartels.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 27, 2010
New Chicago DEA head targets drug activity across area (Chicago, IL): The suburbs face more Mexican drug-trafficking activity as smugglers use "tactics to fit in" with the general immigrant population and avoid conventional areas of high scrutiny like the inner city, according to the new head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago.
Source: Daily Herald Date: September 26, 2010
Gang presence makes survival difficult for Chester youths (Chester, PA): The eighth-grade boy had an excellent attendance record. But, suddenly, he began to come to school several hours late. He didn’t want to discuss the reasons for his tardiness, so John Linder, then the superintendent at the Village Charter School, gave the student the benefit of the doubt.
Source: Daily Times Date: September 26, 2010
Gangs no longer the ‘g-word’ in Brockton (Brockton, MA): City officials used to call bands of criminals other names – but no longer. In March 2000, responding to a rash of drug-related gunfights, former Police Chief Paul Studenski said the violence in the city "appears to be a problem between two groups of associates."
Source: The Enterprise Date: September 26, 2010
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