Gang-Related News Articles
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In St. Petersburg, street feud's sad toll is an 8-year-old girl (St. Petersburg, FL): For decades young men from Bethel Heights have warred with their rivals from Harbordale. No one even remembers how the feud started. But the city is once again mourning in its aftermath.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: April 7, 2009
Four arrested in Franklin clinic gang incident (Santa Barbara, CA): A row outside the Franklin Clinic, 1136 E. Montecito St., resulted in the arrest of four people Friday afternoon. About 3 p.m. Friday, Santa Barbara police officers were called to disperse a group of 20 suspected gang members and associates who had gathered around the clinic run by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.
Source: Noozhawk Date: April 7, 2009
Teens claim break in was gang related (Salina, KS): Salina teenagers claim gang affiliation as they break into a home Monday afternoon.
Source: KSAL News Date: April 7, 2009
Gangs will lose, HPD chief vows (Honolulu, HI): A San Francisco-based gang is fighting with local gangs for control of drug trafficking in Chinatown, triggering the recent spate of violence, Honolulu Police Chief Boisse Correa said yesterday.
Source: Star-Bulletin Date: April 7, 2009
One teen shot in gang attack near Turner Field dies (Atlanta, GA): One of three teenaged boys shot in what police are calling a gang-related attack has died, according to a Grady Memorial Hospital nursing supervisor.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: April 7, 2009
Antioch man in coma after what police say is a gang shooting (Antioch, CA): A man on a bicycle was shot and wounded in what police say was a gang-related attack by three rivals.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 7, 2009
Police say fellow gang members may have slain victim (Carlsbad, CA): A 21-year-old man who was fatally shot near Pine Avenue Park over the weekend may have been killed by fellow Encinitas gang members whose gunfire was meant for someone else, a Carlsbad police lieutenant said Tuesday.
Source: North County Times Date: April 7, 2009
Springfield students shown gang dangers (Springfield, MA): Emanuel I. Ortiz wants to be a lawyer, and if he can't be a lawyer he wants to be a police officer. If the 11-year-old German Gerena Elementary School student can't be a police officer, he wants to be a fireman.
Source: The Republican Date: April 7, 2009
Man charged with assaulting child in gang initiation (Austin, TX): A 19-year-old man has been charged with two felonies after police say he assaulted a 13-year-old boy as part of a gang initiation at Lamar Middle School in February.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: April 7, 2009
Successes against gang violence claimed as statewide grand jury expires (Palm Beach County, FL): The statewide grand jury on gangs — announced to fanfare, speeches from the governor and attorney general and news conferences — quietly wrapped up in February without so much as a press release from the state.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: April 6, 2009
Police seek aid in gang blitz (Springfield, MA): Looking ahead to summer, the police need parents and guardians to guide young people to such positive pursuits as sports and away from trouble, says Police Commissioner William J. Fitchet.
Source: The Republican Date: April 6, 2009
Suspects arrested in 'gang-related shooting' (Portsmouth, VA): Two men and a juvenile have been arrested and charged in what police in Portsmouth are describing as a "gang-related shooting."
Source: Daily Press Date: April 6, 2009
Gang beat, shot man in Hazleton (Hazleton, PA): Members of a street gang beat and shot a man at a Hazleton restaurant late Sunday night, according to city police.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: April 6, 2009
Santa Rosa man arrested in gang stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa man was in custody early Monday, suspected of using a butcher knife to stab another man in the stomach during a confrontation at a west Santa Rosa apartment complex, police reported.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: April 6, 2009
Experts fighting gang recruiters for preteens' future (Orange County, CA): A long-running rivalry between two South County gangs drew middle school teenagers into the clash last summer. By the end of the night June 6, 14-year-old Jonathan Mendez of San Juan Capistrano was dead, fatally wounded by a block of concrete hurled during a fight.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 5, 2009
L.A. commits to fighting gangs, but screening tool is criticized (Los Angeles, CA): Rene Avelar leads troubled kids from the Northeast Valley across the expanse of Burbank's Pacific Park to a chain-link fence. On their side is a grassy park free of graffiti and street gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: April 5, 2009
Border Patrol arrests two suspected gang members (Casa Grande, AZ): The U.S. Border Patrol arrested two Mexican nationals identified as members of the Sureños street gang late Saturday night in the Casa Grande area, an agency spokesman said.
Source: Arizona Daily Star Date: April 5, 2009
Community centers offer alternatives to violence (Tallahassee, FL): Last week's deadly shootout between rival gangs from the west and north sides of Tallahassee struck a chord for some residents who may have been in denial about how dangerous the homegrown groups can be.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: April 5, 2009
Stressed RI gang mediators bracing for violence (Providence, RI): Carlos Bryant drives the city streets in a beat-up blue Buick sedan, looking for kids who are like he used to be: dangerous and misguided
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 4, 2009
Gang-related shooting takes the life of another CPS student (Chicago, IL): Lois Davis rushed out of her apartment moments after her grandson was killed this week in what police said may have been a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 4, 2009
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