Gang-Related News Articles
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Providence gangs’ feud festering since last fall (Providence, RI): The violent feud between two South Side street gangs that has left one teenager dead and another hospitalized with a serious gunshot to the stomach this month had been simmering since last fall when gang members brawled at a house party on Prairie Avenue.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: March 29, 2009
Wrong look leads to Pinole gang triple stabb (Pinole, CA): Three men were hospitalized Saturday morning after being stabbed by gang members outside a liquor store, according to police.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 29, 2009
Graffiti spree worries neighbors (Salem, OR): A southeast Salem neighborhood tagged with graffiti late Thursday night has caused concerns about gang violence in the close-knit community.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: March 28, 2009
Gang recruit effort alleged at middle school in Va. (Fairfax County, VA): Efforts by a street gang to recruit Fairfax County youths have led to the arrests of seven Chantilly area teenagers, ages 13 and 16, and county officials said yesterday that the episode serves as a reminder that middle school-age youths are the most vulnerable to being lured down the path of delinquency, drugs and even violence.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 27, 2009
WVC cops investigate two gang-related shootings on same street (West Valley City, UT): Police have arrested 10 people in connection with two gang-related shootings that occurred on the same West Valley City street Friday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 27, 2009
Vineland cops round up alleged gang (Vineland, NJ): Police said Thursday they're cracking down on a local gang they believe is a growing threat to public safety and have arrested several people involved.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: March 27, 2009
Austin seeing surge in crime by gang members, police say (Austin, TX): The number of crimes linked to gang members in Austin jumped 65 percent from 2007 to 2008 - a period that also saw an increase in the overall number of documented gang members on city streets, according to new police statistics.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: March 27, 2009
Major gang sweep conducted in Desert Hot Springs (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Law enforcement officials from nearly three dozen agencies conducted perhaps the largest gang sweep in Riverside County history on Friday, arresting more than 120 people and confiscating an assortment of drugs and dozens of guns.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 27, 2009
Injunction targets O.C. street gang (Orange County, CA): An Orange County judge issued a court order today that bars dozens of alleged members of a street gang from assembling with each other, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 27, 2009
Gangs pose 'a huge ghallenge' for jail (Montgomery County, MD): When teenagers Alvin Valdez and Jose Romero were booked into the Montgomery County jail this month, their alleged gang ties hardly made them unique.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 26, 2009
Rival gang members ran $750K-a-week heroin ring in NJ, cops say (Freehold, NJ): A Newark man bought heroin in bulk, then used his grocery store and various homes in Essex County to dilute and package the drugs for distribution to mid-level dealers in other parts of the state, including Monmouth County, authorities said.
Source: Daily Record Date: March 26, 2009
South Florida gangs making a comeback (Miami, FL): When a group of masked gunmen burst into a Dunkin' Donuts last year in Delray Beach and began indiscriminately shooting customers, they were doing more than just robbing it -- they were announcing the arrival of a new Crips gang chapter in South Florida.
Source: WFOR CBS4 News Date: March 26, 2009
Governor wants to "terminate" violence, guns (Monterey Park, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled plans Thursday to give more than $9 million - including $1 million to Los Angeles County - for gang prevention efforts.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: March 26, 2009
Gang war spurs aid to Mexico border (Washington, DC): Members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday that Congress needed to spend more on border security, while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton promised Mexico $80 million worth of Black Hawk helicopters to help fight drug gangs along the U.S. border.
Source: The Washington Times Date: March 26, 2009
Task force to focus attention on street gang activity (Glen Falls,NY): Mayor John "Jack" Diamond announced today the formation of what he called a "task force" to deal with an increase in street gang activity in the area.
Source: The Post-Star Date: March 26, 2009
Middle school students arrested for gang recruitment (Fairfax County, VA): Seven Chantilly teenagers, some as young as 13, have been charged with 18 gang-related crimes.
Source: The Fairfax County Times Date: March 26, 2009
Group steers Kurdish youth from gangs (Nashville, TN): Every time he hears about a Kurdish teen getting in trouble with gangs, Mwafaq Mohammed shakes his head. That's not the fate he wants for his son, Faysal, or any of his son's friends.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 26, 2009
Two 'Crips' guilty in assault (Annapolis, MD): A Glen Burnie gang leader and one of his soldiers were convicted yesterday of first-degree assault in connection with a gang initiation last September in Millersville, prosecutors said.
Source: The Capital Date: March 26, 2009
Legislators get gang documents (Madison, WI): The state Department of Justice has handed two legislators documents detailing their work on a controversial gang assessment.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: March 26, 2009
Growing presence, impact of gangs cited in Greater Lafayette (Lafayette, IN): Dru Anthrop said as a Central Catholic Jr.-Sr. High School student, he feels somewhat sheltered from gang activity and its influence in this community.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: March 26, 2009
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