Gang-Related News Articles
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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
20 Mexican nationals arrested on SD County beach (Carlsbad, CA): Border Patrol agents have arrested 20 Mexican nationals, including a documented gang member, as they arrived in a small boat on a San Diego County beach.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 26, 2009
Gang member wanted in fatal stabbing fled to Mexico, Santa Cruz police say (Santa Cruz, CA): The documented gang member wanted in the slaying of a Santa Cruz High School junior earlier this month likely fled the country, police said Monday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 26, 2009
Are there gangs in our schools? (Anderson County, SC): How big a presence gangs have in Anderson County schools depends on whom you ask. Some school district officials say there are no gangs in their schools.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: October 26, 2009
Three injured, one arrested in early Sunday shooting (Yakima, WA): One man is in custody and another clings to his life after a triple shooting early Sunday near downtown Yakima. Authorities arrested a 19-year-old suspect about 12 hours later and two blocks away from the shootings, which happened about 1:30 a.m. in the 300 block of North Seventh Street.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 26, 2009
Juvenile arrested in gang related vandalism (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County sheriff's deputies arrested a male juvenile suspected of causing $500 worth of damage to two vehicles with graffiti on Sunday night, according to a sheriff's report.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: October 26, 2009
Anderson teens share gang experiences, difficulty of getting out (Anderson County, SC): Former students of Anderson County schools now attending the Anderson County Alternative School said gangs here are not social clubs.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: October 26, 2009
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