Gang-Related News Articles
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Anti-gang measure makes progress (Springfield, MA): The City Council gave first-step approval Monday night to an ordinance designed to "turn up the heat" on gangs and gang recruitment.
Source: The Republican Date: October 20, 2009
Gang leaders and members indicted on RICO charges in President's hometown (Chicago, IL): A suspect alleged to be a "Corona" of the Chicago-based gang, the Latin Kings -- making him the highest-ranking leader outside of prison and responsible for overseeing the illegal activities of all factions of the powerful Chicago street gang -- is among 18 gang members charged in a sweeping new federal indictment against the upper-echelon of Latin Kings.
Source: Examiner Date: October 19, 2009
Police fear weekend Alamo murder may spark gang war (Alamo, TX): Authorities fear the weekend murder of a local gang leader’s girlfriend may ignite a string of reprisal shootings between two rival mobs.
Source: The Monitor Date: October 19, 2009
Agencies' arrests buried threat that violent gang posed for years in county (Palm Beach County, FL): They flashed wads of money and brazenly showed off military-style assault weapons on MySpace.com. They started fights in clubs, distributed drugs throughout Palm Beach County and left a trail of more than a dozen bodies.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: October 18, 2009
Busch wants laws that gang up on gangs (Annapolis, MD): House Speaker Michael E. Busch has begun meeting with state, law-enforcement and education officials to create legislation to better combat gangs throughout Maryland.
Source: The Capital Date: October 18, 2009
Gang activity on rise in region (Danville, VA): About 70 educators, members of law enforcement organizations and social service workers from around the Dan River Region gathered at Woodberry Hills Baptist Church on Friday to learn about gang activity in the region, state and country.
Source: Danville News Date: October 17, 2009
Firebombings linked to woman's gang initiation (Chattanooga, TN): Firebombings last month attributed to gang violence may have been part of initiation for one female gang member, something that's becoming more common in the city, police said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 17, 2009
Community group targets pulling youths away from gangs, drugs (Pomona, CA): A community group has begun preparing to focus their efforts on drawing young people away from unhealthy lifestyles and putting them on a path leading to productive lives.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 17, 2009
Anti-gang work getting off ground (Durham, NC): Kedrick Lowery is working on a first for Durham in the city's ongoing fight against gangs. Lowery runs Project BUILD (Building Uplifting and Impacting Lives Daily). The new program links 14- to 21-year-old gang and potential gang members with outreach workers who provide mentorship and other opportunities to change their lives.
Source: The Durham News Date: October 17, 2009
Santa Cruz High student stabbed to death on downtown street (Santa Cruz, CA): A 16-year-old Santa Cruz boy was fatally stabbed about 10:20 p.m. Friday on Laurel Street. Police say the teen was walking from downtown with a friend on Laurel when a verbal altercation took place near the 7-Eleven.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 17, 2009
Grant helps North Miami Beach-based gang outreach program (Miami Beach, FL): PanZOu Project, a North Miami Beach-based outreach program for gang members and at-risk youth in the Haitian community, will be able to continue its services on a modified scale thanks to a donation from the city's police department.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: October 17, 2009
Nearly 300 L.A.-area gang members, associates arrested in nationwide crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): Nearly 300 gang members and associates were arrested in the Los Angeles area in the last six months as part of a nationwide crackdown that targeted gangs involved in cross-border smuggling of people and weapons, drug trafficking, identity theft and other crimes, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 16, 2009
Hartford has 'gang infestation' (Hartford, CT): An internal police memorandum says Hartford has a "gang infestation" crisis that includes an alarming increase in gang activity at the city's middle schools.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 16, 2009
91 from Dallas-Fort Worth area arrested in ICE crackdown on gangs (Dallas, TX): Federal immigration agents arrested 91 suspected gang members, alleged associates and others in North Texas as part of a six-month investigation.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: October 16, 2009
The gantlet (Chicago, IL): Before they crack a textbook or enter a school's doors, most public high school students in Chicago have already taken their first test of the day.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 16, 2009
ICE sweep nets 37 arrests in area, all gang related (Deming, NM): Thirty-seven arrests involving Deming residents are among the 1,785 apprehensions of gang members and associates, criminals and immigration violators in a six-month investigation.
Source: The Deming Headlight Date: October 16, 2009
Hartford Police memo cites 'alarming increase' in gang recruitment in schools (Hartford, CT): The city is suffering from a "gang infestation," with more than 138 street gangs and 4,000 members, including 800 under age 17, according to an internal police memorandum obtained by The Courant.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 16, 2009
Cops nab 50 in Coney drug raids (Coney Island, NY): The NYPD took down three Coney Island drug gangs Thursday, collaring 50 people on drug charges, including 18 who sold to undercover cops during a three-month sting, cops said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 16, 2009
Eight arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and human smuggling (Los Angeles, CA): Federal authorities have arrested eight people, and were seeking a ninth, with ties to the Drew Street clique of the Avenues gang on suspicion of drug trafficking and human smuggling.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 15, 2009
Despite setbacks, city ready to implement anti-gang initiative (Pittsburgh, PA): With contracting and funding problems apparently behind it, the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime is finally ready to kick into high gear, officials said yesterday.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: October 15, 2009
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