Gang-Related News Articles
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Idaho's anti-gang law little used by prosecutors (Boise, ID): Three years ago lawmakers created the state's first anti-gang law, hoping it would give prosecutors the ammunition they needed to fight drive-by shootings, drug distribution and other gang activity across Idaho.
Source: The Olympian Date: May 16, 2009
Gang members getting younger, more violent (Seattle, WA): A new elite team of crime fighters taking on Seattle's gang wars say they're finding younger kids getting involved in gang violence.
Source: KOMO 4 News Date: May 16, 2009
Lawmen put dent in street gangs (Elizabeth, NJ): Federal and local authorities ar rested 14 people this week and seized guns, drugs and a white Ca dillac in a sweep targeting street gangs in Newark and Elizabeth, officials said yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: May 15, 2009
15 jailed in Cherokee Co. gang sweep (Canton, GA): Cherokee County authorities concerned about a spike in Hispanic gang activity have rounded up more than a dozen suspects.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: May 15, 2009
Austin Police say large gang associated with threats (Austin, TX): Austin police say they arrested a member of a violent street gang after he made several threats against officers.
Source: KEYE 42 News Date: May 15, 2009
Suspected 30 Deep gang members arrested in blue jean, TV thefts (Atlanta, GA): Atlanta police recovered stolen flat-screen televisions as well as blue jeans taken in a recent boutique burglary during the Thursday night arrest of several alleged members of a violent street gang.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: May 15, 2009
Willits assault has gang ties (Willits, CA): A 20-year-old Willits man suffered minor injuries in what the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department is calling a gang-related attack in the unincorporated area south of Willits last Thursday morning. One man has been arrested; a 16-year-old suspected accomplice is still at large. Police have not identified the assault victim.
Source: The Willits News Date: May 15, 2009
Judge approves DHS gang injunctions (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Suspected members of two criminal street gangs in Desert Hot Springs will now face significant, court-ordered restrictions on their activities in some of the city’s most crime-ravaged neighborhoods.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: May 15, 2009
Fugitive gang member caught (Henderson County, NC): A Henderson County man was jailed under a $600,000 bond after an anti-gang task force picked him up in the Mills Gap Road area on Thursday.
Source: Times-News Date: May 15, 2009
Senate bill cuts about $29m from youth violence programs (Boston, MA): In a move that stunned and worried youth advocates, the Senate Ways and Means Committee approved a state budget yesterday that would gut nearly all money for programs aimed at reducing urban youth violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: May 14, 2009
Another Bulldog gang sweep in Southeast Fresno (Fresno, CA): Fresno police officers hit the streets Wednesday night looking for Bulldog gang members in Southeast Fresno.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: May 14, 2009
Schools to use grant to fight gang activity (Tallahassee, FL): The Leon County School District plans to use federal money to help ward off the gang presence in schools and the city — an issue that's become a growing concern.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: May 14, 2009
Sheriff seeking anti-gang monies (Burlington County, NJ): Amid an increase of gang-related crime in the region, Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield said last week she's prepared to apply for a cut of the $13.4 million in stimulus dollars that Gov. Jon Corzine announced will be allocated to anti-gang initiatives.
Source: Journal Register Date: May 14, 2009
El Monte street gang is one the area's largest, oldest (El Monte, CA): As cops led a man away who was kicked in the head by an officer and arrested after a long police chase Wednesday, one big word could be seen tattooed across his neck: FLORES.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: May 14, 2009
Police hoping crackdown helps stem gang activity in northern Broward (Pompano Beach, FL): With gang activity becoming more prevalent on the streets of Pompano Beach, the Broward Sheriff's Office has teamed up with the FBI to form a task force intent on curbing violence.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: May 14, 2009
Anti-gang bill gets 2nd-round approval (Lincoln, NE): State lawmakers cast aside concerns about increased prison costs and gave second-round approval Tuesday to a comprehensive anti-gang violence bill that combines tougher penalties with increased prevention efforts.
Source: North Platte Telegraph Date: May 13, 2009
36 Chicago area students killed sets record (Chicago, IL): Chicago - busy putting on its best face to garner a 2016 Olympics bid and basking in the afterglow of President Obama's election - has become the nation's most violent city for youths.
Source: The Washington Times Date: May 13, 2009
Educators pushed inmate's agenda (Baltimore, MD): Two city educators whose endorsements appear on the back of what federal authorities describe as a gang handbook recommended the leader's teachings to Mayor Sheila Dixon's education liaison.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 13, 2009
Police chief blames gangs for shooting at funeral (Dayton, OH): Homicide detectives believe last week’s slaying outside an apartment complex and Monday’s shooting outside a church sanctuary are related and part of ongoing conflict between “groups.”
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: May 13, 2009
Brown and Dumanis charge street gang members and associates in Navy Credit Union scam (San Diego, CA): Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis have filed 347 felony charges against dozens of members and associates of a San Diego street gang for stealing more than $500,000 from the Navy Federal Credit Union, using forged checks and an Indian Casino cash machine.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: May 13, 2009
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