Gang-Related News Articles
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Bloody weekend in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): Police are investigating a series of gang-related shootings that left three dead and one injured over the weekend, authorities said Monday.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: May 4, 2009
NYPD on high alert for funeral of slain gang member (New York, NY): The NYPD will be on high alert Tuesday during the funeral of a woman gunned down in a Rockaways gang shooting, police sources said Monday.
Source: Newsday Date: May 4, 2009
Police say recent shootings are gang warfare (Chattanooga, TN): A recent series of shooting incidents have been found to have gang ties, according to the Crime Suppression Unit of the Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: May 4, 2009
S.T.A.N.D. course gives students new resources to stay out of gangs (San Jose, CA): San Jose is creating new programs to reach at-risk students before they choose the gang lifestyle. The newest prevention program is Striving for Achievement with a New Direction, better known to students as S.T.A.N.D.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 4, 2009
DHS denied gang prevention funding (Sacramento, CA): With gang crimes becoming an all too grim staple of life in communities such as Desert Hot Springs, the state's gang czar spent his first year trying to identify funds to counter the violence and programs to get the job done.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: May 4, 2009
Generations of gang rivalries play out in St. Petersburg and leave bloody trails (St. Petersburg, FL): They crept slowly along the street, fingers on the trigger, revenge on their minds. Shell casings rained down — but their bullets found the wrong target.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: May 3, 2009
Police zero in on trouble area, but neighbors say problems persist (Rock Hill, SC): An old ice cream truck ambled through the streets of south Rock Hill one afternoon last week, stopping every few blocks to meet children waiting on the corners.
Source: The Herald Date: May 3, 2009
Gaston's gangs: Area authorities join forces to stop gang activity (Gaston, NC): They start by etching crowns, pitchforks and stars into looseleaf notebooks at school. Then, they learn to twist their fingers into shapes resembling letters and initials.
Source: Gaston Gazette Date: May 3, 2009
Stimulus boosts valley's anti-gang efforts (Charlottesville, VA): Efforts to fight gangs in the Shenandoah Valley are getting support from federal stimulus funds.
Source: WVIR 29 News Date: May 3, 2009
Event explores roots of Seattle gang violence (Seattle, WA): Statistics show that major crime in Seattle is down in almost every area, except for gang violence. A presentation today studied how the current gang problem is rooted in a history of oppression.
Source: KING 5 News Date: May 2, 2009
Tinted windows lead to arrest of three gang members (San Marcos, CA): Three San Marcos gang members are in custody Friday and six others were being sought after fleeing from the site of a traffic stop in the North County, a sheriff's sergeant said.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: May 1, 2009
Allentown mayor says there's still much to do to fight gangs, crime (Allentown, PA): Latarsha Addison of Allentown fears for the lives of her three children and is often frightened to come home from work at night.
Source: The Morning Call Date: May 1, 2009
Residents fight gang activity in Va. (Lansdowne, VA): Possible gang trouble in one Northern Virginia community has residents banding together.
Source: WTTG FOX 5 News Date: May 1, 2009
More than 50 suspected gang members arrested in Broward County sweep (Broward County, FL): In one of the largest gang busts in Broward County in recent years, authorities have arrested more than 50 alleged gang members accused of wreaking havoc in this city and neighboring Deerfield Beach.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: May 1, 2009
Gang activity gets cops' clean sweep (Orange, NJ): When East Orange police installed street cameras and gunshot sensors on city streets in 2005, gang crime didn't go away -- it moved indoors.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: May 1, 2009
Gang activity wake-up call for York County (York County, PA): School officials and community leaders in York County agree gangs here are a significant problem, but that the public appears to be in denial about the issue.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: May 1, 2009
Authorities make multiple arrests in gang sweep (San Diego, CA): A five-month multi-agency investigation targeting a southeast San Diego street gang culminated Friday in the capture of 21 criminal suspects, including a young man allegedly responsible for two killings that went unsolved for months.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: May 1, 2009
Minneapolis may pull out of Gang Strike Force (Minneapolis, MN): Created 12 years ago as a team effort to battle gangs in the Twin Cities, the Metro Gang Strike Force has logged hundreds of arrests a year and a small fortune in forfeitures - the seized cash and merchandise that judges have allowed it to keep - to help finance its operations.
Source: Star Tribune Date: May 1, 2009
ICE arrests 17 immigrants in Kansas gang sweep (Wichita, KS): Immigration and police authorities have arrested 17 illegal immigrants in Wichita during an operation targeting foreign-born gang members.
Source: The Hays Daily News Date: April 30, 2009
Valdosta teen attacked by gang members, taken to hospital (Valdosta, GA): Police say they now have identified at least one suspect in the attack of a 13-year-old Valdosta boy, but are still looking for five other potential suspects.
Source: WCTV News Date: April 30, 2009
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