Gang-Related News Articles
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District attorney aims 'hammer' at gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office has prosecuted more gang members — and won harsher sentences — in the last five years than ever before, according to statistics released Monday.
Source: Daily Press Date: February 23, 2010
Three Glens Falls men charged in gang-related assault, robbery (Glens Falls, NY): Three men have been arrested in connection with a gang-related assault and robbery that happened over the weekend in an alley off South Street, police said.
Source: The Post-Star Date: February 23, 2010
Albany Police are going after gangsters (Albany, GA): Fourteen Albany men will go on trial next month for street gang terrorism. Prosecutors and investigators say it's proof the Albany Gang Unit is having success bringing gang members to justice.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: February 23, 2010
Schools combat gangs with awareness (Maryland): County educators are hoping that when it comes to gangs, knowledge is not only power, but prevention. In a series of lessons that will be rolled out this fall, teachers will use facts and figures to deliver the message that while gangs may seem glamorous in movies and music, they're dangerous and can destroy students' aspirations.
Source: The Capital Date: February 23, 2010
Gang-related shooting under investigation (Brownsville, FL): Escambia County deputies are looking for an 18-year-old man wanted in connection with what they say was a gang-related shooting Sunday in Brownsville.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: February 23, 2010
Seminar trains, informs about local gang presence (Lafayette, IN): Lafayette's Teri Ulrich said she is noticing several negative changes throughout the city. "I hear more stuff about drive-bys and assaults all the time," said Ulrich, who has lived in different parts of Lafayette over the past eight years.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: February 23, 2010
Crime sweeps please residents; 30 arrested over weekend throughout Tulare County (Tulare County, CA): Law enforcement sweeps like a pair that nabbed 30 suspects Friday and Saturday appear to be curbing crime in rural Tulare County, officials and residents say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 23, 2010
Gonzales sees first homicide in nine years (Monterey County, CA): Gang violence struck south Monterey County over the weekend as Gonzales experienced its first homicide since 2001
Source: The Californian Date: February 22, 2010
SCGIA hosts gang conference in Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC): A gang conference in Myrtle Beach is helping local investigators learn how to curb gang violence in the area. The South Carolina Gang Investigator's Association is hosting the annual conference.
Source: WMBF News Date: February 22, 2010
Bethlehem police promote gang awareness seminars for parents, teachers, residents (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem police and the Bethlehem Area School District announced a new series of seminars starting in March that are aimed at informing parents, teachers and residents about gangs.
Source: The Express-Times Date: February 22, 2010
Prosecutors use conspiracy law in Tacoma gang case (Tacoma, WA): A 35-year-old state law is being used as a new weapon by Pierce County authorities in their battle against Tacoma's Hilltop Crips gang.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: February 21, 2010
Krieger: Gang problem still prevalent (Denver, CO): A little more than three years ago, the murder of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams produced a sudden surge of interest in the metro area's gang problem.
Source: The Denver Post Date: February 21, 2010
Group wants to help erase old gang tattoos (Manatee County, FL): At first, the tattoos are a source of pride, of belonging, for members of local gangs. A number "13" tattooed on the hands signified membership of street gang Sur 13. Rival gang Norte 14 marked themselves with a bird emblem.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: February 21, 2010
Anti-gang initiative puts focus on at-risk youths (Escondido, CA): One teen might have a single mother who abuses alcohol, or an uncle who glorifies gang life. For another, growing up in a gang-ridden neighborhood might seal his fate as a future gang member.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 21, 2010
Former Los Angeles gang member to present anti-gang program in Bay Minette (Bay Minette, AL): For some youngsters, getting involved in the thug life goes deeper than crime and violence. It's a misguided way to feel a part of something, according to experts.
Source: Mobile Press-Register Date: February 21, 2010
Authorities crack down on gang activity in Planada, Le Grand (Planada, CA): Merced County sheriff's deputies arrested 12 alleged gang members in Planada on Thursday night. This sweep was in response to a drive-by shooting that happened less than two weeks ago in Planada between rival gang members, said Tom MacKenzie, sheriff's spokesman.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 20, 2010
Gang member seized with weapons, drugs (West Chester, PA): A previously deported member of a Mexican gang, about $12,000 worth of cocaine, $2,200 in cash, a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, and ammunition were seized Thursday in West Chester, authorities said yesterday.
Source: The Inquirer Date: February 20, 2010
Fairfield tracks paroled gang members (Fairfield, CA): Gang members paroled to Fairfield now have another reason to keep in line. If they don't, authorities said, their new GPS ankle bracelets will likely tell the tale.
Source: Times-Herald Date: February 20, 2010
For many Latina teens, gang life adds to stress (Chicago, IL) : Sitting at a wobbly table in the back room of Enlace Chicago, a privately funded violence prevention agency in Little Village , 13-year-old April slumped in her chair and buried her face in her hands. A curtain of jet-black bangs fell across her knuckles.
Source: The New York Times Date: February 20, 2010
Two stabbed during gang fight at Willowbrook Mall (Houston, TX): Two people were stabbed during a gang fight at a northwest Houston mall Saturday. Police said around 5:15 p.m., a fight erupted between two gangs in the common area of Willowbrook Mall.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: February 20, 2010
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