Gang-Related News Articles
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School gang bill progresses (Salt Lake City, UT): Lawmakers want schools to be more proactive when it comes to handling and preventing gang activity.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 16, 2010
New program steers kids clear of gangs (Kearns, CA): Fifth-graders in Kearns rolled up their sleeves and cleaned up gang graffiti Tuesday. They came up with the idea on their own as part of a new awareness about the dangers of gangs.
Source: KSL News Date: February 16, 2010
Police officer attacks the 'merits' of gangs (Buffalo, NY): Gangs are a lie. They preach concepts like loyalty and "having your back." They turn "snitching" into the greatest sin. And they print up T-shirts with glorified myths like "Death Before Dishonor."
Source: The Buffalo News Date: February 15, 2010
Tough to find counsel for Hilltop gang suspects (Tacoma, WA): Last week’s crackdown on suspected members of the Hilltop Crips street gang has become a headache for Michael Kawamura.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 15, 2010
Members of Plant City gang that targeted migrants sentenced to prison (Plant City, FL): Two Plant City men were sentenced Friday to prison terms for their roles in a gang that preyed on migrant workers.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: February 15, 2010
Bill aimed at nixing gang scare tactics moves to House floor (Cheyenne, WY): Legislation to outlaw patterns of criminal street gang behavior advanced out of a House committee Monday. House Bill 20 would make intimidation a crime when it is used by gangs to harass victims or recruit new members.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Date: February 15, 2010
Two youth hurt in fatal King City gang shooting (King City, CA): King City police are asking for the public's help in finding four people involved in a gang-related shooting that killed a man and injured two young people.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 15, 2010
Youth Bureau launches anti-gang program (Buffalo, NY): A yearlong program aimed at curbing gang violence drew more than 150 teenagers to Medaille College today.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: February 15, 2010
Local gangs: A product of their age (Allentown, PA): The boy gripped the silver .38-caliber revolver in a dark alley by an Allentown church and aimed it at his target -- a young man he mistook for a rival gang member.
Source: The Morning Call Date: February 14, 2010
Gang members erase past (Las Vegas, NV): Two faded blue tattoos on Alberto Mota's arms are all that's left of his gang days. Heat from lasers focused on Mota's shoulder cause the ink under his skin to explode, sending the particles through his bloodstream where his body breaks them down until the tattoo disappears.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: February 14, 2010
Johnson's gang bill OK'd in House (Yakima, WA): The state House of Representatives approved Friday a measure that would authorize additional legal options to curb criminal gang activity. The vote was 90-6.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 13, 2010
Federal investigation of rival gangs in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Federal investigators and Milwaukee police say they are cracking down on two rival Asian gangs: the "Menace Of Destruction" and the "Asian Crips."
Source: WISN 12 News Date: February 13, 2010
Richmond County deputies team with school police on anti-gang program (Richmond County, GA): In the next month, the Richmond County School Safety Department is looking to start an initiative aimed at gangs in schools. The effort will include workshops for parents and administrators.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: February 13, 2010
Two shot in gang-related attack on NW Side (Chicago, IL) : Two teens were shot in the Northwest Side Hermosa neighborhood Thursday night in what police say was a gang-related attack.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 12, 2010
Vandals accused of 'terrorizing' Goodyear neighborhood (Goodyear, AZ): Police arrested two men with ties to street gangs who are suspected of "terrorizing" a Goodyear neighborhood with graffiti, officials said.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: February 12, 2010
Gang suspects in court (Tacoma, WA): The long legal grind against reputed members of the Hilltop Crips began Wednesday when 22 suspected members of the street gang were arraigned on charges ranging from car theft to attempted first-degree murder.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 11, 2010
Two arrests, third suspect sought in SUV death (Daly City, CA): Two suspected gang members have been arrested and a third is being sought in connection with a fight at a Daly City pizzeria that turned deadly when a man was deliberately run over, police said Thursday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 11, 2010
Torrico unveils gang prevention program (San Jose, CA): In an effort to thwart the increase of gang violence on several California high school campuses, Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont, introduced the "Cops on Campus" program Tuesday morning.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 11, 2010
Honduran street gang member found in Myrtle Beach pleads guilty to re-entry (Myrtle Beach, SC): A man Myrtle Beach Police have identified as member of a Mexican street gang pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally re-entering the U.S. after deportation, and faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Source: The Sun News Date: February 11, 2010
Police, feds target Tacoma gang with arrest of 11 suspected Hilltop Crips (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police and federal agents are going after one of the city’s oldest and most violent street gangs, targeting 32 people accused in nearly two dozen violent crimes dating back to mid-2008.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 10, 2010
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