Gang-Related News Articles
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Three arrested in gang-linked attack in Modesto on Christmas Eve (Modesto, CA): Police investigators Wednesday arrested two teenage boys and a man suspected of severely beating an 18-year-old man in a gang-related attack Christmas Eve in northwest Modesto, a department spokesman said.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 31, 2009
An Oakdale gang fight on Christmas night (Oakdale, CA): About 100 people were inside an Oakdale entertainment center and bowling alley the night of Dec. 25 when a fight broke out between individuals from two gangs, according to Captain Jack Kettler with the Oakdale Police Department.
Source: Oakdale Lake Elmo Review Date: December 31, 2009
New Latino group unites Oakland youth across gang lines (Oakland, CA): Joaquin, a teenager with family gang connections, a love for Aztec dance and a gripping fear of premature death, saw a shivering day laborer one morning and forgot about his own troubles.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: December 31, 2009
L.A. gangs seek profit in peace (Los Angeles, CA): After nearly two decades fighting gangs, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Detective Robert Lyons thought he had seen it all. Until he saw members of the Bloods and the Crips -- rival gangs that spent years in brutal conflict -- meeting amiably in a restaurant.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: December 30, 2009
Gang linked raised in slaying of three (Brandon, FL): The killings took place a few minutes before midnight, in a quiet neighborhood lined with oaks, at a home decorated with Christmas lights that faces a Baptist church across the street.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: December 30, 2009
Providence gang violence takes toll in young lives lost (Providence, RI): Two months before he was murdered, David Delacruz was running from the police with a loaded .38 handgun at his waist. At just 17, Delacruz was known by the police for a violent reputation and running with the C-Block street gang.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: December 29, 2009
Gang graffiti stuns quiet neighborhood (Sunset Park, CA): Residents of a quiet block here were shocked Monday morning to discover 11 vehicles and several fences and signs covered with graffiti that police said was likely the work of a Venice gang.
Source: Santa Monica Daily Press Date: December 29, 2009
Breaking the gang culture (Pueblo, CO): The question: Why are there an estimated 1,200 gang members in Pueblo, more than 1 percent of the city's population? The answer: These kids are looking for acceptance. In many cases they are looking for family, open arms and welcoming embraces.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: December 29, 2009
Grant to help Layton fight drug and gang troubles (Layton, UT): The Layton Police Department has received federal stimulus money to focus on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and gang activity.
Source: Deseret News Date: December 29, 2009
LAPD gang units feel the pinch of financial disclosure rule (Los Angeles, CA): The LAPD is struggling to fill vacancies in gang units as a financial disclosure rule meant to fight corruption has been received by many rank-and-file cops as an insult -- and a deal-breaker when it comes to working the tough gangland assignments.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 28, 2009
Anti-gang funds won't flood Montgomery, Pr. George's border (Virginia): To local members of Congress, it was a big deal: More than $2 million secured this month to go after gangs that straddle the border between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 27, 2009
Scott, Forbes differ on gang prevention (Virginia): U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott's two-year effort to refocus the battle against juvenile and gang crime to prevention programs that would cost billions of dollars appears to be picking up steam.
Source: Daily Press Date: December 27, 2009
Deputy of the Year focuses on gangs in county (Spartanburg, SC): The narrated tour of "disputed lands" started and ended near the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. Nick Hullinger Deputy Nick Hullinger drove past mostly vacant buildings and street signs altered by graffiti taggings.
Source: The Herald-Journal Date: December 27, 2009
NPS study draws links to social ills, gangs in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Salinas police officials have in their hands a research paper written by two former Naval Postgraduate School students that may provide more insight into the gang violence in Salinas.
Source: The Californian Date: December 26, 2009
Officials, police promise to go after gangs (Tracy, CA): Tracy will merge its officers who combat robberies with those who fight street gangs in response to a surge of deadly gang violence and rabid public outrage against it, the city manager announced this week.
Source: Tracy Press Date: December 25, 2009
Guns seized, gang members arrested in raids (Waukegan, IL): Three simultaneous pre-dawn raids Wednesday resulted in the seizure of 11 illegal firearms and the arrest of three alleged gang members on weapons charges, police said.
Source: Lake County News-Sun Date: December 24, 2009
Police say gang members were picking fight at mall (Merced, CA): A validated gang member was Tasered by a police officer at the Merced Mall on Wednesday, after an argument between rival gang members, Merced police reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: December 24, 2009
Nine arrested in Santa Maria gang sweep (Santa Maria, CA): Nine people were arrested after a the Gang Suppression Team, carried out of dozens of enforcement investigations throughout the city.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: December 24, 2009
14 names deleted from Minnesota gang-member database after audit finds errors (St. Paul, MN): An audit of a law enforcement database of gang members found problems with about 5 percent of the entries sampled, which amounts to 14 people.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 24, 2009
Drug arrests involve Victory Gardens and Dover residents (Morris County, NJ): Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi, Esq., in conjunction with Chief of Investigations William Schievella, New Jersey State Police Colonel Rick Fuentes, Town of Dover Chief of Police Harold Valentine, Randolph Township Chief of Police Robert Mason, and State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Police Deputy Director Donald Haynes have announced the conclusion of a two-and-a-half month undercover gang, gun and drug investigation.
Source: Neighbor News Date: December 23, 2009
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