Gang-Related News Articles
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Anti-gang activists rally to retore Shannon funds (Boston, MA): Anti-gang activists rallied at the Statehouse earlier this week, asking legislators to restore funding for a community-grant program that saw its budget slashed by more than 60 percent this year.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: April 20, 2010
23 arrested in Hemet crime probe (Hemet, CA): A Riverside County task force arrested 23 people Tuesday after serving search warrants at dozens of locations as part of an investigation into attacks by a suspected white supremacist group against Hemet police, according to law enforcement authorities.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 20, 2010
Gang sweep nets 21 arrests (Fallbrook, CA): Officers arrested 21 people in Fallbrook during an enforcement operation Tuesday morning targeting criminal street gangs, sheriff's Lt. Phil Brust said.
Source: North County Times Date: April 20, 2010
Greenfield fire may be gang-related (Greenfield, CA): Greenfield police said they are looking at the possibility that an attack on a new civic center was a threatening message from a street gang.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: April 20, 2010
Rangers stop gang members with gun at Santa Cruz beach parking lot (Santa Cruz, CA): State Parks rangers arrested three suspected gang members who allegedly had a loaded .357 handgun in a car parked at Natural Bridges State Beach on Monday evening, authorities reported.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 20, 2010
Two hurt after gang shooting in Canby (Canby, OR): Two people were injured Sunday when gunshots rang out in a Canby neighborhood. Canby police said the shooting near the intersection of Second and Knott streets was gang-related.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: April 19, 2010
Morris detention center starting anti-gang project (Morris Township, NJ): Morris County will implement a new anti-gang initiative at its juvenile detention this week. The program, called Project Phoenix, is a joint program of the state Department of Education and Juvenile Justice Commission, which is funding the program.
Source: Daily Record Date: April 19, 2010
Authorities arrest 282 in anti-gang detail (San Diego County, CA): Nearly 300 people were arrested in San Diego County over the weekend during a large-scale operation authorities say targeted local criminal street gangs involved in international crimes, officials announced on Monday.
Source: North County Times Date: April 19, 2010
Faced with restrictions from gang injunction, some Monrovia gang members choose to skip town (Monrovia, CA): When city leaders obtained a gang injunction against two local gangs late last year, the intent was to make life as difficult as possible for members to live in the city.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: April 19, 2010
Authorities call anti-gang efforts in Norfolk ineffective (Norfolk, VA): City Manager Regina V.K. Williams believes the best way to combat youth gang violence is to link teenagers with mentors. Her philosophy has played out in two city programs coined Save our Children and Project Focus.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: April 18, 2010
Attacks leave Hemet reeling (Hemet, CA): A rural city hidden among pastures, farmland and foothills about 40 miles west of Palm Springs, Hemet is grappling with some troubling urban-style growing pains.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 18, 2010
South Pittsburg moving against gang violence (South Pittsburg, TN): After two shootings in the Moore Park area last week, South Pittsburg officials are preparing to take action. Police Chief Dale Winters said two men from Anniston, Ala., were in a hostile crowd at the park Sunday night and that one fired three shots in the air.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 18, 2010
LA's ex-gangsters train to go against gang life (Los Angeles, CA): The phone rang around 2 a.m., waking Teeida Townsend. "My homie got killed," the caller said. Townsend knew how the cycle plays out here in the gang heartland of south Los Angeles: a killing, a revenge shooting, and then another. He rushed to the crime scene.
Source: The New York Times Date: April 17, 2010
Police and gangs anger south Phoenix residents (Phoenix, AZ): Pam Jackson ignored the search-warrant details. She flipped through the pages of police paperwork stacked in a pile in her living room. Police seized a handgun ammunition clip and photographs showing members of her family flashing gang signs as part of an investigation last year into south Phoenix street gangs, the records show.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: April 16, 2010
17 L.I. gang members facing federal charges (Long Island, NY): Seventeen alleged MS-13 gang members and their associates are facing federal racketeering charges in connection with the murder of a Hempstead bouncer, assaults on members of rival gangs, witness tampering, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder, prosecutors announced Friday.
Source: Long Island Press Date: April 16, 2010
104 are arrested in connection with Crips-Bloods alliance (Queens, NY): The Flocc street gang had an unusual mix of members. It formed out of an alliance, law enforcement officials said, between two groups that have traditionally been rivals: the Crips and the Bloods.
Source: The New York Times Date: April 16, 2010
Fellow gang members likely involved in Greenfield slaying (Greenfield, CA) : Greenfield police said Wednesday that a 25-year-old known gang member was gunned down Tuesday night by fellow Norteños.
Source: The Californian Date: April 15, 2010
N.J. authorities charge 11 Grape Street Crips gang members with gun, cocaine trafficking (Newark, NJ): Seven men are in custody and four people are being sought after federal and state authorities infiltrated what they said was a gun-and-crack-cocaine trafficking operation run by the Grape Street Crips, a national street gang working out of Newark.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 15, 2010
Gang prevention takes to the streets (Wichita, KS): "A shooting of some kind, that's the first thing that crossed my mind, a shooting of some kind," says Robert Robinson. Thursday evening, a shooting is not what brought police to 18th Street and Estelle.
Source: KWCH 12 News Date: April 15, 2010
Officers prepare for gangs to emerge (Tuscaloosa, AL): A room full of police investigators on Thursday viewed a photo of three young men standing in front of a graffiti-covered wall. Most people wouldn’t recognize it, but the graffiti bore the signs of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13.
Source: The Tuscaloosa News Date: April 15, 2010
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