Gang-Related News Articles
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Panel seeks ways to stop gang activity (Charleston, SC): Preventing the gang menace from gaining more traction in South Carolina will require smart, aggressive police work and community groups willing to help youths find lives beyond the lure of the streets.
Source: The State Date: February 4, 2010
Eight expelled for Mowat gang ritual (Panama City, FL): Eight of the 12 students involved in the Jan. 13 gang initiation ritual at Mowat Middle School were expelled Wednesday, a school official said.
Source: The News Herald Date: February 4, 2010
GI school 'back to normal' after officers attempt to quell gang violence rumors (Grand Island, NE): Officials at a south-central Nebraska high school remained on alert Thursday, a day after rifle-toting police officers were stationed outside the school in an attempt to quell gang violence rumors following the shooting of a 15-year-old student nearly a week ago.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: February 4, 2010
Expert encourages tribes to tackle suicide, gangs (Oacoma, SD): Gang activity and teen suicide on American Indian reservations need to be addressed together, according to a national gang expert who says there's a strong connection between the two problems.
Source: Rapid City Journal Date: February 4, 2010
Florencia 13 gang member sentenced in racketeering and narcotics case (Santa Ana, CA): A federal judge sentenced a fifth member of the Florencia 13 street gang this week to life in prison for his conviction on a host of criminal charges, including racketeering and narcotics distribution case, the U.S. Attorney's Office said today.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 4, 2010
Salinas' long infatuation with guns (Salinas, CA): Although the murder rate in Salinas hit a record total of 29 in 2009, the number of people trying to hurt or kill someone with a gun hasn't changed much during the past seven years, police records show.
Source: The Herald Date: February 4, 2010
Jersey City double murder likely gang-related (Jersey City, NJ): Two Jersey City men were both shot in the head yesterday morning at the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and Corcoran Street in what police believe to be a gang-related execution.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: February 3, 2010
No gangs blamed for graffiti in Springfield's Seminole Holland Neighborhood (Springfield, MO): A rash of graffiti appearing in the Seminole Holland Neighborhood area can be blamed on graffiti "artists" rather than gang activity, but could be a threat of a different kind, the neighbors learned Tuesday night.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader Date: February 3, 2010
Street gang behind South Seattle burglary (Seattle, WA): Seattle police believe a street gang is responsible for a forced-entry burglary late last week in the Brighton neighborhood of South Seattle, according to a report released Thursday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 3, 2010
FBI honors Salt Lake Area Gang Project (Salt Lake City, UT): When Midvale police encountered a man who fired gunshots at officers as he tried to evade arrest last month, it was only a matter of time before the Metro Gang Unit arrived to assist with the investigation
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 3, 2010
Use of Twitter, Facebook rising among gang members (Los Angeles, CA): When a gang member was released from jail soon after his arrest for selling methamphetamine, friends and associates assumed he had cut a deal with authorities and become a police informant.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 2, 2010
Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force report a 'barometer' (Salinas, CA): Since its creation in April 2005, the Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force has made thousands of arrests, searches and traffic stops. But law enforcement leaders acknowledged Monday that a reversal of the upward trend in violent crime is still not in sight.
Source: The Californian Date: February 2, 2010
Burglary suspect told deputies he's a Juggalo (Fresno, CA): A burglary suspect in Madera County claims to be a member of a violent face-painting gang. Nineteen-year-old James Bucheger of Oakhurst, is in jail -- accused of breaking into two cabins near Bass Lake.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: February 2, 2010
Survey to determine scope of Fairbanks gang problem (Fairbanks, AK): Fairbanks leaders will conduct a citywide survey later this month to determine the extent of local gang activity.
Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Date: February 2, 2010
Tenn. anti-gang law largely unused since passage (Columbia, TN): A state law enacted 13 years ago to give gang members harsher prison sentences likely never has been successfully used by prosecutors. At the time, supporters touted the law as evidence Tennessee was tackling a growing crime problem by lengthening prison sentences for gang members.
Source: The Daily News Date: February 2, 2010
15 arrested in Visalia police gang sweeps (Visalia, CA): Fifteen Visalia residents were arrested Friday and Saturday during two Visalia Police Department gang sweeps.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 2, 2010
Local members of Latin King street gang arrested (Orlando, FL): Criminal charges have been filed against a dozen local members of the violent Latin King street gang as part of a multi-agency operation, the FBI said Tuesday.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: February 2, 2010
Teen Challenge anti-addiction, anti-gang program plans Salinas expansion (Salinas, CA): A longtime Monterey Bay faith-based program hopes to bring its message to Salinas and help alleviate ongoing gang problems by offering counseling to alcohol and drug addicts.
Source: The Californian Date: February 2, 2010
Threat of gangs is no urban myth (Pensacola, FL): A little more than a decade ago, the Chief Judge's Task Force on Youth Gangs in Escambia County issued a report and concluded that gang activity had been reduced greatly, largely because of the proactive stance taking by law enforcement
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: February 2, 2010
Sheriff's officials reassure Duarte residents after recent string of shootings (Duarte, CA): Days after a spate of shootings wounded two black men, local law enforcement officials told wary residents they've made substantial progress in their efforts to thwart racially charged gang violence.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 2, 2010
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