Gang-Related News Articles
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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
14 suspected DeKalb gang members indicted (Decatur, GA): Fourteen suspected gang members were indicted in DeKalb County on Tuesday as part of the county’s efforts to crack down on gang activity.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 23, 2009
Three Waukegan gang members arrested (Waukegan, IL): Three reputed street gang members were arrested Wednesday as part of a monthlong weapons investigation, Waukegan police announced.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 23, 2009
Four city buildings hit with graffiti (Taunton, MA): Is the Silver City becoming Graffiti City? Police are looking for the person or persons who they say either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning embarked upon a citywide, graffiti tagging spree.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette Date: December 23, 2009
Two accused of beating man who wanted out of gang (Raleigh, NC): Police arrested a man and a woman Sunday, after a 20-year-old man reported that they beat and stripped him naked because he wanted out of the "Bloods" street gang, court records show.
Source: The News & Observer Date: December 22, 2009
Four injured in suspected gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Four suspected gang members were hospitalized today with leg wounds believed to have been inflicted by gang rivals in a shooting in South Los Angeles, police said.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: December 22, 2009
Six suspects arrested after two smash-and-grab burglaries (Atlanta, GA): Smash-and-grab burglars struck two southwest Atlanta shoe stores just minutes apart early Tuesday, and police arrested six people a short time later at an apartment complex south of downtown.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 22, 2009
Aryan Warriors prison gang leader sentenced (Las Vegas, NV): One of the Aryan Warriors prison gang members convicted of multiple felonies in July was sentenced Monday to more than 24 years in federal prison.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: December 22, 2009
Crime on the rise? (Tracy, CA): The Tracy Police Department urges residents to have patience as it works through a dreadful December following the arrest of three men after a gang-related shooting Friday night that left a 21-year-old Tracy man dead.
Source: Tracy Press Date: December 22, 2009
Teens charged in Oswego gang shooting (Oswego, IL): Two young Aurora men faced murder charges Tuesday for what police deemed a gang-related weekend shooting in Oswego.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 22, 2009
Glouco acts to stop infiltration by gangs (Woodbury, NJ): Gloucester County authorities arrested 80 people in the past year in a second statewide effort to target gang members and other violent offenders.
Source: Courier-Post Date: December 21, 2009
Officials eye spray paint restrictions to slow graffiti's rise (Des Moines, IA): Des Moines leaders will explore restrictions on spray paint sales to minors to help combat record levels of graffiti in the capital city.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 21, 2009
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