Gang-Related News Articles
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Five suspected gang members arrested in San Rafael (San Rafael, CA): Five suspected gang members, including three juveniles, were arrested Tuesday in connection with a stick beating at an apartment complex in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: August 12, 2009
Lawmaker urges U.S. standards for gang intervention workers (Los Angeles, CA): Officials on Monday unveiled a federal bill that would create national standards and accountability for gang intervention workers as part of a Los Angeles-based effort to professionalize the growing and controversial field.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 11, 2009
Ottumwa Police: Zero tolerance for gangs (Ottumwa, IA): An Ottumwa police officer is back at work after four Ottumwa residents associated with a Hispanic street gang brutally attacked him causing facial and head injuries.
Source: KTVO 3 News Date: August 11, 2009
Feds charge more than 100 in SC drug roundup (Columbia, SC): Federal and local agents have charged more than 100 people on federal drug, weapon and immigration violations in what they called a vast conspiracy in South Carolina, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: The Sun News Date: August 11, 2009
Northern NJ jail locked down after inmates brawl (Elizabeth, NJ): Officials say inmates at a northern New Jersey jail were placed on lockdown after two large fights broke out over the weekend.
Source: The Inquirer Date: August 11, 2009
Two suspected gang members arrested with semiautomatic weapons in New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ): Two North Brunswick men suspected of selling guns in the city were arrested Saturday, police said Monday.
Source: Home News Tribune Date: August 11, 2009
Gang members arrested for pimping young girl (Las Vegas, NV): Police have arrested four men who claim to be members of a local gang. They're charged with some very serious crimes, including kidnapping and forcing a child to work as a prostitute.
Source: KVBC News 3 Date: August 11, 2009
Hennepin County cities join together to fight gangs (Hennepin County, MN): A new effort to fight gang activity in Hennepin County is taking shape. The Hennepin County Sheriff's department and the county's city police chiefs said their departments will meet bi-weekly to talk about strategies and to coordinate anti-gang activity, according to Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: August 10, 2009
Officer attacked by gang members in Ottumwa (Ottumwa, IA): Four people are in custody after an Ottumwa police officer was assaulted Sunday morning in what officials are calling a gang attack.
Source: The Ottumwa Courier Date: August 10, 2009
Police seek suspects in Santa Ana stabbing (Santa Ana, CA): Authorities are looking for four to six possible gang members who they think stabbed a man several times early Sunday after learning he was not affiliated with a gang, they said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 10, 2009
Fresno killings gang related (Fresno, TX): Two brothers are found shot to death in Fresno. Fort Bend County Sheriff's investigators say one of the men was in a well-known street gang.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News Date: August 10, 2009
Arrests made in gang investigation (Marlboro County, SC): Monday, the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office and the Bennettsville Police Department announced the arrests of seven more suspected gang members.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15 Date: August 10, 2009
South Park shooting over gang graffiti (Seattle, WA): The 16-year-old boy believed to have been behind the wheel during a Sunday shooting in South Park allegedly told police he and fellow attackers are gang members who targeted other gang members that had cross out their tags.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 10, 2009
No Gangs: Boxing club will provide youths an alternative (Hickory, NC): When Eddie Mitchell, Hickory Dickory Dock's general manager, saw that Hickory's young people were being drawn into gang activity, he decided to get involved by introducing them to a sport he has always loved -- boxing.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: August 10, 2009
Gang influence questioned after inmates' deaths (McAlester, OK): Relatives of 3 inmates who died last month at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary are questioning whether gangs control the state's maximum security prison.
Source: News On 6 Date: August 9, 2009
Salinas tackling deadly gang violence (Salinas, CA): Police in Salinas are getting help from fellow law enforcement agencies to stem gang violence that has left seven dead and six injured in 12 days.
Source: The Mercury News Date: August 9, 2009
Gang violence linked to social roots (Amherst, MA): When a gang member kills a member of another gang, it's not a usually over drugs or money, but about status and respect, said a University of Massachusetts sociologist.
Source: The Republican Date: August 9, 2009
Local lawmen on the lookout for gang activity (Okaloosa County, FL): Northwest Florida residents once shook their heads at news of national gang violence, but with a recent shooting in the Wright area, it is clear that gangs are an issue locally.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News Date: August 9, 2009
Tearful gang member claims he's victim of bad reputation (sEATTLE, wa): At 21, Eric Sanford is a felon, a son of the Central District and an unrepentant gang member. On Thursday, Sanford was a young man crying as he told a U.S. District Court judge he wasn't much more than a guy caught with a gun and a bad reputation.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 9, 2009
Grant County in the crossfire of a gang war (Grant County, WA): More than 10 years ago, "Maniac" moved to Central Washington to escape a Los Angeles street gang. An illegal immigrant from Tijuana, Mexico, Maniac - who refused to provide his real name for this story - sought refuge in Grant County, a largely rural and agricultural area where his grandfather was already working in the fields.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: August 8, 2009
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