Gang-Related News Articles
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Teen shot on busy street in Logan Square (Chicago, IL): Jeremy Gonzalez had just tried to re-enroll in middle school Tuesday morning when he was shot in the head while walking home with his mother along a busy street in Logan Square, according to his family and law-enforcement sources.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 9, 2009
Gang crime not on rise (Abilene, TX): While Abilene’s gang activity has come into the spotlight with recent drive-by shootings and the beating of a Cooper High student in the school bathroom as part of a possible gang initiation, police say local gang crime isn’t necessarily on the rise.
Source: Abilene Reporter-News Date: December 9, 2009
Watsonville gang shooting prompts concerns about rise in violence (Watsonville, CA): A teenager gunned down Tuesday night was lucky to be alive Wednesday, but investigators have no leads on who shot him as he walking with a girl to a friend's house.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 9, 2009
Two Abilene men dispute gang affiliation (Abilene, TX): James Vita and Jeremy Jay were surprised when they learned their YouTube video supposedly was a tool for recruiting gang members.
Source: Abilene Reporter-News Date: December 9, 2009
Street gang leader operating from East Nashville gets life without parole (Nashville, TN): Shannon Walker's son and daughter were 8 and 3 when the young mother was gunned down near her Los Angeles home.
Source: The Tennessean Date: December 8, 2009
Painted in neutral colors (Los Angeles, CA): It's hard to find a storefront around the Salvation Army center in South Los Angeles that's not been scrawled on by local taggers. Even the Virgin of Guadalupe painted on the mini-market across the street hasn't escaped the vandals.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 8, 2009
The changing face of gang culture in Greater Lowell (Lowell, MA): Sako Long heard the chants, "fresh meat, fresh meat," as he was led to his new home -- a cell inside the Billerica House of Correction.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: December 8, 2009
Alleged Seattle gang leader charged in shooting (Seattle, WA): First-degree assault charges have been filed against an alleged gang member on allegations that he shot a member of a rival, spinoff group on a Seattle street.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: December 8, 2009
Latin King pleads guilty to federal firearm charge (Greensboro, NC): A member of the Latin Kings street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to a federal firearm charge.
Source: News & Record Date: December 8, 2009
Medford Police brings groups together to address gang violence (Medford, OR): The Medford Police Department is calling on the community to work together to fight a growing gang problem in the Rogue Valley.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: December 8, 2009
Riverside's new gang approach is reaching out to grade schoolers (Riverside, CA): Riverside civic and law enforcement leaders plan to change the typical gang intervention, with its focus on children middle school-age and older, to offer what they call one of the nation's first deterrent programs targeting students as young as kindergarten.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: December 8, 2009
Cartels' youth recruitment worries authorities (Brownsville, TX): When Laredo police investigator Joe Baeza meets with the juvenile enforcement team, he hears of a disturbing trend.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: December 7, 2009
Cooking helps Cocoa kids escape gang life (Cocoa, FL): Girls in white chef hats and aprons took turns stirring steaming potatoes and corn in stainless steel pots. Younger children ran in and out of the apartment, as the girls put finishing touches on the meal of vegetables and baked chicken for 50 people.
Source: Florida Today Date: December 7, 2009
Group requests that Medford high schools consider uniforms to curb gang violence (Medford, OR): Some Medford families think uniforms at high schools could help reduce gang activity. Last month 17 Hispanic families sent a letter to the Medford School Board asking them to require uniforms at Medford high schools.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: December 7, 2009
Four gang members arrested in Fry's parking lot, police say (Anaheim, CA): Four gang members were arrested Sunday night in the parking lot of Fry's Electronics after officers discovered one of them was carrying a loaded handgun and another weapon was found in their vehicle, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 7, 2009
Toppenish killing sparks hunt for three gang members (Toppenish, WA): Toppenish police say they are looking for three gang members in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Toppenish man this weekend.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: December 7, 2009
Police operation in Duarte targets gangs after recent shootings (Duarte, CA): Sheriff's deputies conducted a two-night gang sweep across the city this weekend in response to a string of recent gang shootings that wounded one man, and alarmed residents and city officials.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: December 6, 2009
Gangs plague small E Wash town of Outlook (Outlook, WA): There is a degree of lawlessness in this small community that goes beyond the shooting of a Yakima County sheriff's deputy last summer.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: December 6, 2009
Manatee gang pushes south into Sarasota County (Sarasota, FL): For two years, the street gang Sur 13 has been squeezed by Manatee County authorities. Undercover detectives videotaped gang members selling drugs.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: December 6, 2009
Gang member faces mandatory prison under new 'Valadez' law (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member from the South Side has become the first person charged under a new state law that toughens penalties for gang members caught with loaded weapons.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: December 6, 2009
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