Gang-Related News Articles
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New Oklahoma City center helps keep at-risk youth engaged (Oklahoma City, OK): Selling drugs and drinking alcohol were recurring items on Arnelious Kessee’s to-do list. He was also accused of committing a burglary last year.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: May 28, 2009
Neb. governor signs bill aimed at gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that promises stiffer penalties meant to reduce gang violence.
Source: KTIV NewsChannel 4 Date: May 27, 2009
Tucson gang members arrested (Douglas, AZ): Douglas Police and The Arizona State Gang Task Force (GIITEM) arrested 6 criminal street gang members from Tucson for assaulting two male subjects at the 15th St. Park and for various other crimes including participating in a criminal street gang.
Source: Douglas Dispatch Date: May 27, 2009
Festival stabbing appears 'gang-related' (Fruitport, MI): A stabbing at the Fruitport Old Fashioned Days festival Monday appears to be "gang-related," according to Fruitport Township's police chief.
Source: Muskegon Chronicle Date: May 27, 2009
Plans in works to curb gangs in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): Gangs are continuing to grow in Tacoma, prompting police to rework and bolster their plan for fighting them. "What we are doing isn’t working," assistant police chief Bob Sheehan said recently.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 26, 2009
Federal grants to benefit Pierce County (Pierce County, WA): A $1 million federal grant will help pay for three gang-fighting efforts in Pierce County. Safe Streets recently received the money, which will be spent:
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 26, 2009
Boy, 13, shot to death in East Oakland (Oakland, CA): Josue Lopez-Gil was 13. He had five hamsters, cared for wounded animals and set out bowls of milk for a neighborhood cat.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 26, 2009
Conference today to address growing problem in Wichita: child sex trafficking (Wichita, KS): Police and social workers are concerned about the growing problem of child sex trafficking in Wichita, so they are holding a conference today called, "Community Action to End Domestic Sexual Exploitation."
Source: Examiner Date: May 26, 2009
Second year of city gang data shows slight decline in activity (Aurora, CO): This year’s annual report on gang activity in the city contains a key element that last year’s report lacked: comparisons. Now in its second full year, the report tracks the yearly progress Aurora Police Department’s Gang Tracking Initiative, an effort started in 2006 that was designed to provide hard data and clear information about the activities of criminal street gangs in the city.
Source: Aurora Sentinel Date: May 26, 2009
Gang rivalry sparks shooting, Hemet police say (Hemet, CA): Police believe two Hemet men getting a pizza on Friday afternoon opened fire on a man who was an associate of a rival gang and was trying to raise money for his friend's funeral.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: May 26, 2009
Man shot by Long Beach police is gang member, but name is withheld (Long Beach, CA): Authorities on Tuesday withheld the name of a man killed during an officer involved shooting over the weekend, saying his family has yet to be formally notified of the incident.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: May 26, 2009
Anti-gang group making progress (Orangeburg, SC): The first year's report card on gang intervention in Orangeburg shows progress, but officials say more work needs to be done.
Source: The Times and Democrat Date: May 25, 2009
Two gang assaults reported in Monticello (Monticello, NY): Police in Monticello are investigating two serious gang assault incidents, both of which occurred last Friday.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: May 25, 2009
El Paso county attorney seeking civil injunctions against alleged gang members (El Paso, TX): Two fundamental forces will collide in the court case of 24 people whom the county attorney has publicly labeled as members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 25, 2009
Felony gang charge not used a lot (Columbus, OH): Three tattooed dots on a man's hand that officers noted six years ago during a routine booking for a gun charge tipped off Columbus police to another potential investigation.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: May 24, 2009
More Latin Kings plead out in Lubbock court (Lubbock, TX): More members of the Latin Kings street gang pleaded guilty Friday in Lubbock federal court. That's the same street gang accused of a drive by murder in Big Spring last year.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: May 24, 2009
A gang dispute sparks a Portland drive-by shooting, police say (Portand, OR): A dispute between rival Latino gangs led to this week's drive-by shooting in Northeast Portland that wounded the mother of the intended target, according to court papers filed Friday.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 23, 2009
New law lets cities create gang-free zones, but few are using it (Ogden, UT): A new law enabling cities to designate gang-free zones --- giving police the authority to disperse suspected gang members loitering in certain locations -- took effect this month.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 23, 2009
Cops take on street gangs (Glassboro, NJ): Images of scowling young men posing for the camera while flashing gang symbols with their hands flicked across a screen at Glassboro Borough Hall.
Source: Courier-Post Date: May 23, 2009
Three wounded in gang-related shooting in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): Three men were shot in Tacoma late Friday after being confronted by another man while walking along a street and are in stable condition in local hospitals, Tacoma police reported.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 23, 2009
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