Gang-Related News Articles
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36 Detroit gang members arrested (Detroit, MI): A nationwide crackdown on alleged violent gangs resulted Friday in the arrests of 36 people in southwest Detroit by local police and agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Source: The Detroit News Date: July 19, 2009
86 percent of city killings gang-related (Bakersfield, CA): Bakersfield Police Lt. Hajir Nuriddin is worried. You can see it on her face and on the faces of Capt. Joe Bianco and Sgt. Joe Aldona as the trio gathers in the basement of police headquarters.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: July 18, 2009
Tacoma police step up anti-gang effort (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police commanders have moved more uniformed officers into the East Side after a recent flurry of gang-related trouble and a deadly shooting.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 18, 2009
Gang members, parolees focus of sweep (Coachella Valley, CA): Law enforcement personnel Friday targeted 90 suspected gang members, parolees and probationers during a gang-injunction compliance sweep that crisscrossed areas of the western Coachella Valley.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: July 18, 2009
Are they a gang, or just clowning around? (Fresno, CA): They call themselves simply music fans who paint their faces in the style of the rap group Insane Clown Posse. They call themselves Juggalos.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 18, 2009
A call for an end to violence (Omaha, NE): Ruth Bush left her north Omaha home to pick up some barbecue sauce on Friday afternoon. Bush's daughter was outside braiding her child's hair. Bush's husband was nearby, and two acquaintances of the family were sitting at a picnic table in the yard.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: July 18, 2009
Gangs blamed for a school shooting (El Rio, CA): Gunfire erupted this week outside an El Rio elementary school during a confrontation between rival gang members, but no one was injured, authorities said Friday.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 18, 2009
No major gang turfs in La Salle County (La Salle County, IL): At present gangs do not seem to have a huge presence in La Salle County. In fact, no gangs really claim the county or any specific town in the county as their turf, according to Mike Girton, commander of the Tri-County Drug Enforcement and Narcotics Team in Oglesby, which covers La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties.
Source: The Times Date: July 18, 2009
Antigang patrols begin along River Line (Burlington County, NJ): Police in Burlington County made surprise patrols along the River Line Saturday, the first operation in what Sheriff Jean Stanfield said would be an antigang effort on the five-year-old light-rail line.
Source: The Inquirer Date: July 17, 2009
Sheriff wants to hunt down gang members on trains (Burlington City, NJ): A New Jersey sheriff has started an effort to search for gang members the train that connects Camden with Trenton.
Source: The Inquirer Date: July 17, 2009
NC gang member files for Greensboro City Council (Greensboro, NC): A man who says he's a member of a gang called North Carolina Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation has filed to run for an at-large seat on Greensboro's City Council.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: July 17, 2009
Volunteers to take on gang graffiti (Detroit, MI): Residents and police officers from Detroit's west side plan to grab paintbrushes and rollers Saturday to help rid neighborhoods of gang graffiti.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: July 17, 2009
Fledgling Burnsville gang unit working to keep up (Burnsville, MN): Burnsville police officer Nick Larson started a recent night shift knowing his knowledge on local gangs was sure to be needed. An earlier traffic stop had turned up three likely gang members in possession of two loaded guns.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: July 17, 2009
Juggalos arrested in Mesa school theft (Mesa, AZ): Three young men with ties to a street gang that dresses like clowns vandalized and ripped off a Mesa school four times in eight days, according to Mesa police.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: July 17, 2009
Police probe gang ties to SE Portland shooting (Portland, OR): Police have arrested one man in connection with a possible gang-related shooting in Southeast Portland.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: July 17, 2009
DPS chief shuts down interim anti-gang unit (St. Paul, MN) : After less than five days in operation, the head of the Department of Public Safety announced the permanent closure of the interim Metro Gang Strike Force.
Source: KSTP 5 News Date: July 17, 2009
Violence rising among young gang members (Montgomery County, MD): Twice this year, police say, Montgomery County teens as young as 14 took part in gang-related attacks that left one man dead of a stab wound to his heart and one dead with a stab wound to his head.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 16, 2009
G.R.E.A.T. day camp aims to reduce gang violence (New Orleans, LA): Inside the Trinity Christian Community Center in Hollygrove, a group of children stared at U.S. Marshal Laura Reagan, clenching their fists and breathing heavily. They flexed their muscles and prowled as if spoiling for a fight.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: July 16, 2009
'Operation Blood Loss' nets drug, gang suspects in Brazoria County (Brazoria County, TX): Law enforcement officials hit the streets of the suburbs Thursday, rounding up drug and gang suspects in Brazoria County. In all, 16 people were arrested in the initiative, dubbed “Operation Blood Loss.”
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: July 16, 2009
Federal anti-gang office will be permanent (Charlotte, NC): A permanent federal anti-gang office will open in Charlotte by the end of the summer, U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick announced Wednesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: July 16, 2009
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