Gang-Related News Articles
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Teen boy recovering after being shot in the stomach in gang incident (Watsonville, CA): A teenage boy is recovering after being shot in the stomach by rival gang members who apparently came to his neighborhood looking for a fight Wednesday night, police said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 16, 2009
Gang-intervention site in Diamond Hill set to close (Fort Worth, TX): Residents in north Fort Worth told teens at the Diamond Hill Community Center on Thursday night that the Comin’ Up program administrators were doing a wonderful job.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 16, 2009
Judge OKs city bid to curb street-gang activities during Rondo Days (St. Paul, MN): A Ramsey County judge this morning granted a request by the city of St. Paul to limit the activities of a street gang during an upcoming community celebration.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 15, 2009
Tampa police round up gang members, unveil anti-gang site (Tampa, FL): As part of an anti-gang campaign, Tampa police say they have targeted key members of a loosely organized gang in the Grant Park neighborhood.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: July 15, 2009
Gang tension triggered brawl at Brentwood school (Brentwood, NY): Gang tension triggered the massive brawl involving more than 100 people outside a Brentwood school that began just after summer classes let out, leaving four students seriously hurt and three others behind bars, Suffolk officials said yesterday.
Source: Newsday Date: July 15, 2009
Gang shooting rocks Santa Cruz apartment complex (Santa Cruz, CA): Three armed gang members chased two rivals through a Chestnut Street apartment complex Monday, shooting one man twice and inciting fear in a neighborhood that has had intermittent gang problems for years.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 14, 2009
Car chase, crash, stabbing in Watsonville blamed on gang rivalry (Watsonville, CA): A disagreement between rival gang members spurred a car chase Sunday night that ended with one vehicle ramming the other into a strawberry field and a teenager being stabbed.
Source: The Mercury News Date: July 14, 2009
Gunshots break up potential gang clash (White City, OR): Investigators have few clues about a clash in White City Sunday night in which a group of teens threatened to beat two boys with a baseball bat. The group dispersed after the boys' father fired a shot into the air, Jackson County Sheriff's Department Lt. Rich Fogarty said.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: July 14, 2009
Suspected gang dispute leads to shooting death (Providence, RI): Venita Joanne Lovett sat wearily on a couch in her third-floor apartment in Elmwood, as one of her daughters pulled out photos of Kasean Benton, who was shot to death Sunday night.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 14, 2009
La Puente, West Valinda pocket sees 'uptick' in gang activity (La Puente, CA): Running gunbattle. Drive-by shooting. Critically wounded. Gang-related homicide. Since June, these incidences have contributed to the spike in gang activity in northwest La Puente and neighboring Valinda.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 14, 2009
Boone County lawsuit filed against street gang (Boone County, IL): An unusual lawsuit in Boone County is aimed at stamping out gang violence. State's Attorney Michelle Courier filed a civil suit against the gang, the Latin Kings.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: July 14, 2009
Gang leader charged in scheme to control punk rock (Chicago, IL): The founder of a street gang that administered beatings and made threats in its drive to control the punk rock music scene has been charged with extorting a Chicago performer, authorities said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters Date: July 14, 2009
Four indicted in fatal Mt. Vernon gang stabbing (White Plains, NY): Four people have been indicted for their roles in a fatal gang-related stabbing of a 16-year-old Mount Vernon boy in May.
Source: The Journal News Date: July 14, 2009
Anti-violence group takes more steps to rescue Tallahassee's youth (Tallahassee, FL): The community group that wants to banish youth violence from Tallahassee's streets is no longer nameless. It's now known as ICU — "Involved Citizens United."
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: July 14, 2009
Feds see ‘proliferation’ of Indian gang activities (Sioux Falls, SD): American Indian gang activity has recently started moving from mainly graffiti and vandalism to violent crimes such as beatings, gang rapes, elder abuse, home invasions and drive-by shootings, according to a recent U.S. Department of Justice report.
Source: Flathead Beacon Date: July 13, 2009
Dozens arrested in gang suppression operation (Fresno, CA) : Fresno police conclude a week-long gang suppression operation that resulted in over 20 arrests. The five day sweep focused on areas in Fresno and Clovis with gang-related problems.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: July 13, 2009
Man stabbed in gang-related attack (San Diego, CA): A man was taken to the hospital Monday with five stab wounds resulting from an apparent gang-related attack in Castle, but his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.
Source: San Diego News Network Date: July 13, 2009
Grant County battles spike in gang violence (Grant County, WA): The shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Desert Aire this weekend is the latest example of gang violence that has taken place across Grant County this year, sheriff’s officials said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 13, 2009
FBI to aid Monterey County gang task force (Salinas, CA): The FBI is expected to release information Tuesday on its latest involvement with the Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force.
Source: The Californian Date: July 13, 2009
Lights on at LA parks to curb violence (Los Angeles, CA): The lights are being kept on later into the night at 16 Los Angeles parks to try to curb gang violence, an organizer says.
Source: United Press International Date: July 12, 2009
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