Gang-Related News Articles
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Federal gang program no help to local cops (Waterbury, CT): In the city's East End, across from a church, a 25-year-old woman was forced inside a home on Taylor Street last year by a member of the Bloods street gang. Inside, four other gang members raped her repeatedly for hours on the floor.
Source: Republican-American Date: November 23, 2009
Duarte officials afraid neighbor's gang injunction will strengthen a gang in their city (Duarte, CA): Officials in Duarte think a neighbor's gang injunction might strengthen a gang in their city. City officials from Duarte and Monrovia will meet today to discuss the impact of Monrovia's proposed gang injunction.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: November 23, 2009
New LA anti-gang department sought (Los Angeles, CA): After four years of review and with gang crime at its lowest level in years, a city official said Monday it is time to create a new department and move anti-gang programs out of the offices of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: November 23, 2009
Anti-graffiti specialist patrols Chandler streets (Chandler, AZ): Tim O'Neil paints over the overnight calls first, then hits the usual "hot spots." He's working the 600 block of Detroit and Buffalo streets in Chandler, where gangs frequent the alleys with spray paint and lurk behind businesses near major intersections, marking utility boxes and dumpsters with grease pens.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: November 23, 2009
80 arrested in sweep targeting gang activity (Yakima, WA): Federal prosecutors say more than 80 people have been arrested in a sweep targeting gangs in central Washington.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: November 22, 2009
Six arrested after beating on high school campus (Redwood City, CA): Redwood City police have arrested six students after a 16-year-old student was beaten on the campus of Sequoia High School last week.
Source: The Mercury News Date: November 22, 2009
Modesto rolls out gang hot line (Modesto, CA): Maria Cruz, like others in her west Modesto neighborhood, is wary about giving police information about gangs. She said she and others worry about retaliation if they're seen cooperating with law enforcement.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: November 22, 2009
Citizens group shapes renewed community effort to fight gangs (Salisbury, MD): Nancy Rendine remembers feeling safe when she moved to Salisbury in the 1970s. Residents could leave their keys in the ignition of their cars overnight with the doors unlocked.
Source: The Daily Times Date: November 22, 2009
As gangs get bolder, Arlington police fight back (Arlington, TX): Working an undercover surveillance detail at an east-side apartment complex, Detective Gus Klinkenberg didn’t have to wait long before the shooting started.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: November 21, 2009
Reported Bloods gang member sentenced for drug sales in Manchester (Manchester, NH): A reported member of the Bloods street gang who relocated to Manchester to take advantage of the lucrative drug trade has been sentenced to federal prison for 11 years, federal prosecutors said yesterday.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: November 21, 2009
Officials focus on Las Vegas gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): The murder of Officer Trevor Nettleton is shedding light on the dangers of gangs. Experts say the gang culture is found in every Las Vegas high school -- even elementary schools.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: November 21, 2009
Cleveland Police make gang arrests (Cleveland, OH): The police SWAT Team rushed to a house on Hamlet late Saturday morning in response to a call about a home invasion.
Source: WTAM Newsradio 1100 Date: November 21, 2009
Reservation gang activity on the rise (Pendleton, OR): This summer's fatal stabbing of a Native American man on Pendleton's Bedford Bridge is no reason to panic about surging native gang activity.
Source: East Oregonian Date: November 21, 2009
Trial shines light on gang activity (San Angelo, TX): Court testimony in the murder of Robert Guevara, as a defense attorney promised, shone some light on the darker side of San Angelo.
Source: Standard-Times Date: November 20, 2009
Philosophies clash in plans for gang intervention academy (Los Angeles, CA): A city-sponsored training academy for gang intervention workers will open at least a year later than Los Angeles officials had hoped after a collision of philosophies and egos -- a hitch in the city's effort to modernize its campaign against street violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 19, 2009
Alleged gang members busted (Bergen, NJ): Eight alleged members and associates of the Bloods and Crips street gangs have been arrested on drug and weapons charges by a task force from Bergen and Hudson counties and the Secret Service, authorities announced Wednesday.
Source: The Record Date: November 19, 2009
Teen arrested in SB triple shooting (San Bernardino, CA): A 16-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday night for a triple shooting in San Bernardino earlier this week that killed one man and wounded two others, police said.
Source: The Sun Date: November 19, 2009
19 alleged gang members charged with assaults, murder plots (Greenbelt, MD): Maryland authorities announced federal racketeering charges Thursday against 19 alleged members of the violent Latin Kings gang who are accused in robberies, beatings and murder plots.
Source: The Washington Post Date: November 19, 2009
Somerville gang threatens man on Broadway (Somerville, MA): A victim was threatened by three men on bikes at Broadway and Cutter Street on Nov. 10, according to a police report.
Source: Somerville Journal Date: November 19, 2009
Gangs use cell phones and social media networks to coordinate crime (Ontario, CA): These days social networking sites and cell phones are not just a place to catch up with friends. Gangs in Southern California are using them to orchestra crime, commit fraud and traffic drugs.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: November 19, 2009
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