Gang-Related News Articles
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Burglary suspect told deputies he's a Juggalo (Fresno, CA): A burglary suspect in Madera County claims to be a member of a violent face-painting gang. Nineteen-year-old James Bucheger of Oakhurst, is in jail -- accused of breaking into two cabins near Bass Lake.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: February 2, 2010
Survey to determine scope of Fairbanks gang problem (Fairbanks, AK): Fairbanks leaders will conduct a citywide survey later this month to determine the extent of local gang activity.
Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Date: February 2, 2010
Tenn. anti-gang law largely unused since passage (Columbia, TN): A state law enacted 13 years ago to give gang members harsher prison sentences likely never has been successfully used by prosecutors. At the time, supporters touted the law as evidence Tennessee was tackling a growing crime problem by lengthening prison sentences for gang members.
Source: The Daily News Date: February 2, 2010
15 arrested in Visalia police gang sweeps (Visalia, CA): Fifteen Visalia residents were arrested Friday and Saturday during two Visalia Police Department gang sweeps.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 2, 2010
Local members of Latin King street gang arrested (Orlando, FL): Criminal charges have been filed against a dozen local members of the violent Latin King street gang as part of a multi-agency operation, the FBI said Tuesday.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: February 2, 2010
Teen Challenge anti-addiction, anti-gang program plans Salinas expansion (Salinas, CA): A longtime Monterey Bay faith-based program hopes to bring its message to Salinas and help alleviate ongoing gang problems by offering counseling to alcohol and drug addicts.
Source: The Californian Date: February 2, 2010
Threat of gangs is no urban myth (Pensacola, FL): A little more than a decade ago, the Chief Judge's Task Force on Youth Gangs in Escambia County issued a report and concluded that gang activity had been reduced greatly, largely because of the proactive stance taking by law enforcement
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: February 2, 2010
Sheriff's officials reassure Duarte residents after recent string of shootings (Duarte, CA): Days after a spate of shootings wounded two black men, local law enforcement officials told wary residents they've made substantial progress in their efforts to thwart racially charged gang violence.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 2, 2010
Apparent gang shooting in Long Beach leaves one dead, one wounded (Long Beach, CA): An 18-year-old man killed when he and another teen were shot in an apparent gang shooting in Long Beach was identified today by the coroner's office.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: February 1, 2010
Court forced to review anti-gang rules (Durham, NC): A state Supreme Court decision filed Friday ordered a lower court to hear arguments about whether Durham schools' anti-gang policy is constitutional.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: February 1, 2010
Gang meets for retaliation plan against police (McFarland, CA): The Street Intervention Team (S.I.T.) initiated an organized gang sweep targeting the “Myfas & South Side Boy’s” criminal street gangs in the City of McFarland, on Friday.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: February 1, 2010
Salinas gangster charged in Apple Hill slaying; police say killing was retaliation (Salinas, CA): Police say a Salinas gang member trying to exact revenge fatally shot a Cuesta College student who was in town visiting family last spring.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 1, 2010
Gangs boost their local profile, deputies say (Pensacola, FL): Escambia County sheriff's investigators are taking a hard look at what they believe is an increasingly serious gang problem locally.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: February 1, 2010
Police investigate string of shootings in Monrovia and Duarte that wounded two (Duarte, CA): 2010 has started with a rash of gang shootings that targeted black residents in Monrovia and Duarte - a spike reminiscent of racially fueled gang violence that left several people dead in 2008.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: February 1, 2010
Ceasefire missing from state's rating list (Salinas, CA): One program absent from the state's rating list of programs and strategies aimed at reducing youth violence is Ceasefire, the strategy being implemented in Salinas with the aim of lowering the city's record-setting gang shooting numbers.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 31, 2010
One wounded in apparent La Mirada gang shooting (La Mirada, CA): A man was wounded Sunday in an apparently gang-related shooting in La Mirada, authorities said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 31, 2010
Gang sweep leads to 17 arrests (Tulare County, CA): About 40 gang members were identified and 17 people arrested during a Friday gang sweep in south Tulare County, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 30, 2010
Kernersville says it won't tolerate gangs (Kernersville, NC): Noel Allen moved to Kernersville from Miami recently with the peace of mind that she was escaping big-city crime and problems. Then this week, her 12-year-old son was asked to join a gang while riding the bus to Southeast Middle School.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: January 30, 2010
Reputed gang member arrested on drug charges (Jenkins Township, PA): Police caught a street gang member from Newark, N.J., selling heroin Thursday night at a known township drug house and later uncovered his large narcotics stash at the Quality Inn on Route 315, according to charges filed Friday.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: January 30, 2010
Maker of 'Stop Snitching' videos convicted (Washington, DC): Ronnie "Skinny Suge" Thomas, a Maryland gang leader who produced and starred in the infamous "Stop Snitching" videos, was convicted Thursday in Baltimore federal court of being part of an organization involved in drug trafficking, conspiracy to commit murder and robbery.
Source: AOL News Date: January 30, 2010
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