Gang-Related News Articles
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Anti-gang legislation inspired by slain cop (Chicago, IL): Inspired by the fatal shooting of a Chicago Police officer, the Illinois General Assembly passed gun legislation targeting gang members Friday.
Source: WBBM-AM 780 Date: October 31, 2009
Lynn student charged in attack (Lynn, MA): A 16-year-old Lynn Classical High School student was charged yesterday with armed assault with intent to murder and other charges in connection with a gang-related stabbing just off school grounds that left four other students injured Thursday, according to authorities.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: October 31, 2009
Trafficking suspects face murder charges (West Palm Beach, FL): Federal prosecutors have added murder to the charges against two men allegedly involved in an extensive drug and arms trafficking operation in a quiet neighborhood west of Lantana.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: October 31, 2009
South End gang busted (Albany, NY): In a long-awaited takedown of one of Albany's most notorious street gangs, 25 members and associates of the South End-based Original Gangsta Killas were charged Thursday with a vicious crime spree of drug dealing, robbery and gang violence dating back to 2000.
Source: Times Union Date: October 30, 2009
Newark teen assaulted outside of Oliver Street School (Newark, NJ): David Quinones Jr., 14, was walking away from Oliver Street School in Newark and headed home when he saw another kid looking at him intently.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 30, 2009
Man shot and wounded in Whittier (Whittier, CA): A man was shot and wounded late Friday in an apparently gang-related attack, police said. The shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. at Pioneer and Beverly boulevards, Whittier police Sgt. Tom Reed said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: October 30, 2009
Two children wounded in gang crossfire in Morgan Park (Chicago, IL): Police are seeking a silver Volkswagen or Volvo in a gang-related drive by shooting that wounded two cousins, who were not the intended target, Wednesday night outside a Morgan Park neighborhood housing development on the Far South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 29, 2009
City anti-gang program pays kids who finish $100 (Hartford, CT): It can pay to stay out of gangs. At least it will for 60 children who successfully complete a youth/police training component of a city-sponsored mentoring program. They'll be paid $100 each as part of a $500,000 federal grant recently awarded to the city as an anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 29, 2009
Anti-gang initiative coming together after 13-month wait (Pittsburgh, PA): David M. Kennedy, heralded 13 months ago as a solution to a surge in shootings across the city, was back in Pittsburgh yesterday preparing the way for an experienced team to "jump start" a long-awaited anti-violence plan here.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: October 29, 2009
Little Falls police targeting youth gang in fire investigation (Little Falls, NY): The Little Falls Police Department is actively investigating a string of suspicious fires that have struck three vacant buildings in the last 16 days.
Source: The Evening Times Date: October 29, 2009
Police arrest four after Southeast Portland gang fight (Portland, OR): Four teens have been arrested following a gang fight at a Southeast Portland park in which they allegedly beat three rivals and sent one to a hospital, according to a court document filed this week.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 29, 2009
Indictments show gangs' spread in Middle TN (Nashville, TN): Roger Wayne Battle, the local leader of the Traveling Vice Lords who was indicted on federal charges Tuesday, was on the Metro police gang unit's radar as early as 2005.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 28, 2009
Gang problem growing, IMPD official says (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis has a small but growing gang problem, and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has about 50 officers working on it, a police official said Tuesday.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: October 28, 2009
In N.Va., mixed news about gang activity (Virginia): Serious gang-related crime in Northern Virginia has dropped since 2004, but officials are concerned that middle schools are emerging as epicenters of gang activity and recruitment, according to a report from the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force.
Source: The Washington Post Date: October 27, 2009
Two gang members shot in Holyoke (Holyoke, MA): Two Latin Kings gang members, including one who is a registered sex offender with the state, were shot and were listed in serious condition in the hospital on Monday, police said.
Source: The Republican Date: October 27, 2009
Deputies arrest boy in gang-related vandalism of vehicles near Tipton (Tipton, CA): Tulare County sheriff's deputies arrested a male juvenile suspected of scratching graffiti into two vehicles in the Tipton area Sunday night.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: October 27, 2009
Miss. gang leader arrested in slaying (Jackson, MS): Law enforcement officers say they've arrested a gang leader wanted in a 2008 Christmas Day slaying in Mississippi.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: October 27, 2009
CMS tackles gangs (Charlotte, NC): One way Charlotte - Mecklenburg school district (CMS) is snuffing out gangs is to give students more alternatives.
Source: WBTV 3 News Date: October 27, 2009
Bridgeport gang showcases exploits online (Bridgeport, CT): They are the drug gang of the YouTube generation. They call themselves the Stack Boyz, and police say the reach of the gang's illegal drug operation extends to Shelton, Ansonia, Orange, Milford and Stratford.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: October 26, 2009
Teen accused of running down man in Longview (Longview, WA): Longview police believe a 15-year-old Kelso boy ran down a 28-year-old man in an act of gang violence.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: October 26, 2009
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