Gang-Related News Articles
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Pacoima middle school in deadly neighborhood (Pacoima, CA): Charles Maclay Middle School sits at the corner of Glenoaks Boulevard and Pierce Street in the San Fernando Valley, at the intersection of a gang injunction zone and public housing.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 24, 2010
The most dangerous gang in the U.S. (Cincinnati, OH): Their goals are intimidation and domination. Their methods are violent and gruesome. It’s no wonder the mostly Hispanic gang La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is considered the most dangerous gang in the U.S. by the FBI, and some consider it the most dangerous gang in the world.
Source: WLWT 5 News Date: June 24, 2010
26 alleged gang members indicted on Federal charges (Nashville, TN): A federal grand jury has indicted 26 alleged gang members and gang associates on charges that include racketeering, firearms and narcotics.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: June 24, 2010
Boston Police try a new anti-gang weapon: Shame (Boston, MA): Boston police are trying a new weapon in their war on gangs. They're hoping a little old-fashioned public humiliation might help curb inner-city violence. But many fear the new tactic will backfire.
Source: NPR News Date: June 24, 2010
Gang members on bicycles kill Santa Ana teen (Santa Ana, CA): Police say two suspected gang members on bicycles shot and killed a teenager walking near his Santa Ana home.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 23, 2010
Authorities in Cincinnati again target 'Tot Lot Posse,' gang taking name from playground (Cincinnati, OH): Authorities say they've charged 27 people with drugs and weapons counts in a new attempt to break up what's called the "Tot Lot Posse" in Cincinnati.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: June 23, 2010
South Florida workshops aim to train parents to prevent children's gang involvement (Palm Beach, FL): Gang violence tears families apart and ends lives, but by educating parents, government officials hope to hit gangs at their source, cutting off their access to potential new recruits.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 23, 2010
Four arrested in Porterville slaying (Porterville, CA): Three Porterville residents and another person were arrested Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man in May, the Porterville Police Department announced.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 23, 2010
Three gang members admit guilt in Asbury Park deaths (Asbury Park, NJ): A member of the Bloods street gang admitted he fatally shot a 66-year-old Asbury Park man inside his home, while two of the defendant's fellow gang members pleaded guilty to charges connected to the death of a Vietnam War veteran who was killed by a stray bullet.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: June 23, 2010
Teens shot in front of Carteret home were Crips gang members, officials say (Carteret, NJ): Isilma Samuel knew her son was involved with the wrong people, so she moved from Orange to Carteret, two counties away, believing her children would be safer.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 23, 2010
San Pablo police arrest three in gang sweep over recent shootings (San Pablo, CA): Three men arrested in connection with recent drive-by shootings sought to enhance their gangland credibility, San Pablo police say, but wound up terrorizing innocent people just going about their daily lives in their neighborhoods.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 22, 2010
Two teens arrested in fight at Porterville Walmart (Porterville, CA): A gang fight involving three people broke out Saturday afternoon in the parking lot at the Porterville Walmart, the Porterville Police Department reported.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 22, 2010
Fatal shooting was gang-related; teen targeted, Salinas police say (Salinas, CA): A 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed outside a Salinas market has been identified by police as Jorge Alberto Mendez Barrera.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 22, 2010
Police nab suspect in Fort Collins "gang-related" shooting (Fort Collins, CO): Police say a man in Fort Collins drove by a basketball court and fired several shots at three people who were playing hoops.
Source: The Denver Post Date: June 22, 2010
Cops investigate two overnight drive-by shootings in SLC (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police are investigating two reported drive-by shootings that took place within a half-hour of each other early Tuesday in the city’s northwest section.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 22, 2010
Santa Ana gang violence claims another life (Santa Ana, CA): A teenager was shot to death by two teenagers on bicycles and a 16-year-old was shot up to five times in separate gang attacks Tuesday as a surge of gang-related violence continues in this city, with seven shootings since Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 22, 2010
Portland police will step up presence after outbreak of shootings (Portland, OR): Police will hit Portland streets in greater numbers in an attempt to quell an outbreak of shootings that has left two men dead in North Portland in the last week.
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 22, 2010
Gang suspect surrenders to Redding police (Redding, CA): A Redding man suspected of being involved in a pair of gang-related shootings in the city earlier this month turned himself in to authorities Tuesday.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: June 22, 2010
Jury still out on curfew's effectiveness (Iowa City, IA): For all of the controversy and heated debate preceding the adoption of Iowa City's juvenile curfew, little has been said about the ordinance since it went into effect six months ago.
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen Date: June 22, 2010
King City police arrest gang member in assault (King City, CA): King City police said they arrested a known gang member accused of assaulting a teenager Friday night. Police said, about 5:30 p.m., the victim was in the 500 block of North Third Street when he was confronted by Oscar Nunez, a known Sureño gang member.
Source: The Californian Date: June 21, 2010
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