Gang-Related News Articles
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Community group targets pulling youths away from gangs, drugs (Pomona, CA): A community group has begun preparing to focus their efforts on drawing young people away from unhealthy lifestyles and putting them on a path leading to productive lives.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 17, 2009
Anti-gang work getting off ground (Durham, NC): Kedrick Lowery is working on a first for Durham in the city's ongoing fight against gangs. Lowery runs Project BUILD (Building Uplifting and Impacting Lives Daily). The new program links 14- to 21-year-old gang and potential gang members with outreach workers who provide mentorship and other opportunities to change their lives.
Source: The Durham News Date: October 17, 2009
Santa Cruz High student stabbed to death on downtown street (Santa Cruz, CA): A 16-year-old Santa Cruz boy was fatally stabbed about 10:20 p.m. Friday on Laurel Street. Police say the teen was walking from downtown with a friend on Laurel when a verbal altercation took place near the 7-Eleven.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 17, 2009
Grant helps North Miami Beach-based gang outreach program (Miami Beach, FL): PanZOu Project, a North Miami Beach-based outreach program for gang members and at-risk youth in the Haitian community, will be able to continue its services on a modified scale thanks to a donation from the city's police department.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: October 17, 2009
Nearly 300 L.A.-area gang members, associates arrested in nationwide crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): Nearly 300 gang members and associates were arrested in the Los Angeles area in the last six months as part of a nationwide crackdown that targeted gangs involved in cross-border smuggling of people and weapons, drug trafficking, identity theft and other crimes, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 16, 2009
Hartford has 'gang infestation' (Hartford, CT): An internal police memorandum says Hartford has a "gang infestation" crisis that includes an alarming increase in gang activity at the city's middle schools.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 16, 2009
91 from Dallas-Fort Worth area arrested in ICE crackdown on gangs (Dallas, TX): Federal immigration agents arrested 91 suspected gang members, alleged associates and others in North Texas as part of a six-month investigation.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: October 16, 2009
The gantlet (Chicago, IL): Before they crack a textbook or enter a school's doors, most public high school students in Chicago have already taken their first test of the day.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 16, 2009
ICE sweep nets 37 arrests in area, all gang related (Deming, NM): Thirty-seven arrests involving Deming residents are among the 1,785 apprehensions of gang members and associates, criminals and immigration violators in a six-month investigation.
Source: The Deming Headlight Date: October 16, 2009
Hartford Police memo cites 'alarming increase' in gang recruitment in schools (Hartford, CT): The city is suffering from a "gang infestation," with more than 138 street gangs and 4,000 members, including 800 under age 17, according to an internal police memorandum obtained by The Courant.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 16, 2009
Cops nab 50 in Coney drug raids (Coney Island, NY): The NYPD took down three Coney Island drug gangs Thursday, collaring 50 people on drug charges, including 18 who sold to undercover cops during a three-month sting, cops said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 16, 2009
Eight arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and human smuggling (Los Angeles, CA): Federal authorities have arrested eight people, and were seeking a ninth, with ties to the Drew Street clique of the Avenues gang on suspicion of drug trafficking and human smuggling.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 15, 2009
Despite setbacks, city ready to implement anti-gang initiative (Pittsburgh, PA): With contracting and funding problems apparently behind it, the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime is finally ready to kick into high gear, officials said yesterday.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: October 15, 2009
Durbin and Holder meet on youth violence (Washington, DC): Sen. Dick Durbin and Attorney General Eric Holder discussed Thursday the possibility of making up to $5 million available from the Justice Department as one of a number of ways to help communities such as Chicago combat youth violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 15, 2009
ICE arrests more than 1,780 during largest ever nationwide gang surge (Washington, DC): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday the arrests of 1,785 gang members and associates, criminals and immigration violators and the seizure of more than 100 firearms as part of a six month intensive ICE-led law enforcement operation executed in 89 cities across the country, which ended September 30.
Source: The Police News Date: October 15, 2009
Four in murder trial are Bloods (Toms River, NJ): During two hours of testimony today, a State Police street gang expert told members of a jury why he believes all four men on trial for the murder of a 55-year-old Lakewood woman are members a local Bloods set.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: October 15, 2009
Gang leader 'preyed on ... the children of Aurora' (Chicago, IL): The last defendant to be sentenced in the sweeping federal case against the Insane Deuces street gang of Aurora was sentenced Thursday to the maximum 20 years in prison after a prosecutor described him as an enforcer who "sent children out to kill other children."
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: October 15, 2009
Street gangs poach cash, drugs from Mexican cartels (Atlanta, GA): Mexican drug trafficking organizations -- with their large stashes of narcotics and cash -- are becoming an enticing robbery target for criminal street gangs, according to gang investigators from throughout Georgia.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: October 15, 2009
Two killed, three hurt in D.C. drive-by (Washington, DC): Two teenagers were killed, and three others were wounded Tuesday in what police think was a drive-by shooting in Northeast Washington that might have stemmed from an ongoing dispute between two rival neighborhoods, police said.
Source: The Washington Post Date: October 14, 2009
Shootings increase in Joliet (Joliet, IL): Tony Ray was talking with a police officer outside the Forest Park Community Center in Joliet a couple of weeks ago when the two men suddenly heard the crack of gunshots.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 14, 2009
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