Gang-Related News Articles
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Authorities seize heroin, arrest 23 in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Federal authorities say an investigation on Chicago's West Side has led to nearly two dozen arrests and the seizure of heroin worth at least $1.2 million.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 12, 2010
L.A. area is prime ground for gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley says his county's scandal-plagued, predominantly Hispanic immigrant cities have afforded opportunities for criminal gangs and drug-trafficking organizations and created a climate ripe for political corruption.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 12, 2010
Rash of shootings leaves Muskegon community shaken (Muskegon, MI): Aretha Crawford is frightened for her children. "I don't want my kids to get caught up in that," said Crawford, after leaving her two children -- a 16-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son -- in the house Monday afternoon only to discover a 23-year-old man bleeding to death from a gunshot wound in the alley beside her home at 1627 Dyson.
Source: Muskegon Chronicle Date: August 12, 2010
New parent fine for kid’s gang activity (Othello, WA): Othello parents could be fined up to $5,000 if their child commits crimes related to a criminal street gang. Othello City Council passed the "Parental Responsibility" ordinance Monday.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: August 12, 2010
Watsonville police investigate gang-related stabbing near middle school (Watsonville, CA): A 15-year-old boy was stabbed Tuesday morning near a middle school in Watsonville in a gang-related incident, according to police.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: August 11, 2010
Man dies a day after he was shot in the head in gang-related Austin shooting (Chicago, IL) : A man has died a day after he was shot in the head in an on-going gang dispute as he was driving in a car in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 11, 2010
Racine Gang Task Force receives national awards (Racine, WI): The Greater Racine Gang Task Force was recognized by the F.B.I. Safe Streets Violent Gang Initiative Conference in Austin, Texas on July 29.
Source: Racine Post Date: August 10, 2010
Tackling Manchester gangs gets city's full attention (Manchester, NH): City officials are looking at policy changes that could help the schools, police and community groups better address the city's developing gang problem.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: August 10, 2010
Nine arrested after fight inside restaurant (Sheboygan, WI): Nine people were arrested Sunday night following a large fight inside a Sheboygan restaurant during which an 18-year-old man was assaulted, and Sheboygan police said the assault appears to be gang-related.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: August 10, 2010
43 gang members, associates arrested in Antelope Valley law-enforcement operation (Los Angeles, CA): More than 400 law enforcement agents served dozens of search warrants across the Antelope Valley early Tuesday, arresting 43 suspected gang members and associates on charges including weapons and cocaine trafficking, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 10, 2010
Gang measures inconclusive in crime data (Tacoma, WA): Robberies, assaults and other crimes dipped in a large part of Tacoma in February after police and federal agents cracked down on several reputed members of the city's oldest - and allegedly most active - street gang.
Source: The Olympian Date: August 9, 2010
Ogden police plan to use CROSS to curb gang activity (Ogden, UT): Ogden police plan to roll out a $157,000 program aimed at diverting the city’s teens from getting involved with gangs.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 9, 2010
Dozens arrested in Tulare County gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Dozens of gang members are off the streets of the south valley thanks to a recent gang sweep.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: August 9, 2010
City officials get cash, but gangs hold power (Bell, CA): The gang graffiti that coats freeway overpasses, exit signs and the concrete banks of the Los Angeles River attests to a problem more alarming than the recent revelations of hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual salaries for public officials.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 9, 2010
Othello to discuss anti-gang plan (Othello, WA): Not satisfied with imposing a curfew on young people under 18 last month, the Othello City Council is looking at additional steps to deter gang activity.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: August 9, 2010
Warring gangs killed innocent bystander (Chicago, IL): A 47-year-old man killed at a South Side park was an innocent bystander in a gang war, Chicago Police said Sunday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 9, 2010
Moses Lake fight involves stabbing, gunshot, beating (Moses Lake, WA): An apparent gang fight in Moses Lake ended with a man shot in the thigh, another stabbed in the back and 15-year-old boy being severely beaten, police said.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 9, 2010
Gang member sentenced in O.C. high school stabbing (Orange County, CA): A teenage gang member has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison after stabbing a high school student last year on the campus of Sonora High School in La Habra, authorities said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 9, 2010
Sunnyside takes aim at gang houses (Sunnyside, WA): Rattled by the three homicides in July, the Sunnyside City Council on Monday approved a nuisance ordinance that will give city officials the options of using tickets and abatement orders to crack down on suspected gang houses.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 9, 2010
Man convicted under Gang Act (Baltimore, MD): Prosecutors say a Baltimore man has been convicted of murder and participation in a criminal gang resulting in death. They say it is the first time a state prosecutor has gotten a conviction under Maryland’s 2007 gang statute.
Source: Boston Herald Date: August 9, 2010
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