Gang-Related News Articles
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Chicago cop died in gang gunfire (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez and his partner heard the call of shots fired in the Englewood neighborhood just after midnight and responded to the scene to help early Monday. As they talked with a resident about the ongoing firefights, a car pulled up to the plainclothes officers.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 3, 2009
Despite increased danger, youth gang members feel safe (East Lansing, MI): Children who join gangs feel safer despite a greater risk of being assaulted or killed, according to federally funded research led by a Michigan State University criminologist.
Source: MSU News Date: June 3, 2009
Grants will be used to fight gangs (Mooresville, NC): Two local police departments and a child advocacy center are the recipients nearly a half-million dollars in grant funds.
Source: Mooresville Tribune Date: June 3, 2009
Law enforcement breaks up Hispanic street gang (Omaha, NE): Federal agents team up with Omaha police to haul in nearly 70 guns and bust three-dozen alleged gang members and their associates. The 14-month-long investigation targeted members of the Hispanic street gang known as the Surenos.
Source: KPTM 42 News Date: June 3, 2009
Watsonville neighborhood feud erupts into street fight between gang members (Watsonville, CA): A neighborhood gang rivalry boiled over into a street brawl with dozens of people throwing rocks and bottles at one another during two separate fights Tuesday night.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 3, 2009
McDonnnell and Wolf imagine a gang-free Virginia (Virginia): Republican candidate for governor and former Attorney General of Virginia Bob McDonnell visited Loudoun last weekend to unveil the "Make Virginia a Gang-Free Zone" plan, his weapon of choice in battling Virginia's growing crisis—street gangs.
Source: Loudoun Independent Date: June 3, 2009
Suspects arrested in gang-related shooting (Ogden, UT): Two suspects who police believed had fled to Mexico after being involved in a gang-related shooting last February were arrested in Ogden over the weekend.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: June 2, 2009
City of Fairfield takes Norteno gang members to court (Fairfield, CA): The Fairfield city council has filed an injunction barring any member of the Norteno street gang from driving, sitting, standing, walking or gathering with any other Norteno gang member within a specific area of the city.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: June 2, 2009
Five with gang ties charged in crime spree in rural Berks (Berks County, PA): Three adults and two teenagers with ties to the Bloods street gang were charged Monday in a series of car thefts, burglaries and armed robberies in northern Berks County, state police said.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: June 2, 2009
Eight charged in connection to "Bloods" gang activity (Harrisburg, PA): The United States Attorney's Office of the Middle District of Pennsylvania has charged six men and two women with conspiring to organize a sect of the "Bloods" street gang in Harrisburg.
Source: WHP 21 News Date: June 2, 2009
Windsor trying to address issue of gangs (Windsor, VA): Authorities are grappling with an increase in gang activity in the normally quiet town of Windsor.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 2, 2009
Man charged with gang participation, hazing (Suffolk, VA): A Suffolk man described by police as "a self-proclaimed gang member" has been arrested and charged with various offenses related to gang activity.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 2, 2009
Teen's death raises gang (Crofton, MD): Local gang activity is on the rise. Now, one Central Coast county hopes to reduce it with a strategic plan.
Source: WTTG FOX 5 News Date: June 2, 2009
Statewide prosecutor wants anti-gang program for South Florida (Deerfield Beach, FL): Law enforcement and elected officials have tiptoed around the word for sometime: gangs. But on Tuesday, a state top law enforcement officer confirmed that gangs have mushroomed over the past 20 years and are wreaking havoc in every county in South Florida.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 2, 2009
Gangs increase presence in region (Pennsylvania): Ten years ago, a "gang" in central Pennsylvania usually consisted of a bunch of neighborhood kids, authorities said. Organized, infamous street gangs, such as the Bloods, the Crips and the Latin Kings, were reserved for larger cities.
Source: PennLive.com Date: June 2, 2009
Police see spike in graffiti incidents (Harrisonburg, VA): Over the last month, police have seen an increase in reported graffiti cases, most of which have been determined to be gang-related "taggings."
Source: The Daily News Record Date: June 1, 2009
Police: stabbing "gang-related incident" (Sioux City, IA): Police believe a stabbing Saturday at an apartment complex on Sioux City's west side is gang-related.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: June 1, 2009
Montgomery officials address gang activity, crime (Rockland, MD): Montgomery County officials say they have prosecuted about 1,000 gang-related cases in the last two years.
Source: NewsChannel 8 Date: June 1, 2009
Ex-boxing champ stabbed in gang attack (Buffalo, NY): Ross Thompson, a winner of the amateur Golden Gloves national championship back in the 1990s, was listed in fair condition today at Erie County Medical, following a gang attack early Sunday.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 1, 2009
Montgomery County targets gang activity (Rockville, MD): Montgomery County may not have the same level of gang violence that has plagued neighboring Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C., but its days of shrugging off violence from Wheaton to Germantown as “youth that went astray” are over, said County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett.
Source: The Daily Record Date: June 1, 2009
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