Gang-Related News Articles
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Judge rules for hearing against Nortenos gang (Fairfield, CA): A Solano County judge Thursday ruled proceedings would be allowed to go forward for a hearing on a Fairfield city effort to crack down on a notorious Fairfield street gang.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: June 4, 2009
Three-prong strategy on gangs detailed to SLO County supervisors (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Some parents of gang members are shocked to learn that their children are in gangs, others are intimidated by their gang-member kids, and yet others are reluctant to “narc” on their offspring, Chief Probation Officer Kim Barrett told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Source: The Tribune Date: June 4, 2009
Police target teen violence in Crofton (Crofton, MD): County police and officials last night unveiled a new program to target gang-related crime in Crofton using a surge of officers and even a mobile command unit.
Source: The Capital Date: June 4, 2009
L.A. City Attorney to ask judge for injunction against Barrio Van Nuys gang (Van Nuys, CA): City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo was expected to ask a Los Angeles Superior Court for an injunction against what he called the San Fernando Valley's largest and most powerful street gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 3, 2009
Combating Seattle gang violence: What's definition of success? (Seattle, WA): Seattle's $8 million Youth Violence Prevention Initiative aims to cut youth and gang violence by 50 percent. But a notable gang expert with the U.S. Department of Justice cautions against evaluating the initiative's success solely by whether it meets that ambitious goal.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 3, 2009
Chicago cop died in gang gunfire (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez and his partner heard the call of shots fired in the Englewood neighborhood just after midnight and responded to the scene to help early Monday. As they talked with a resident about the ongoing firefights, a car pulled up to the plainclothes officers.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 3, 2009
Despite increased danger, youth gang members feel safe (East Lansing, MI): Children who join gangs feel safer despite a greater risk of being assaulted or killed, according to federally funded research led by a Michigan State University criminologist.
Source: MSU News Date: June 3, 2009
Grants will be used to fight gangs (Mooresville, NC): Two local police departments and a child advocacy center are the recipients nearly a half-million dollars in grant funds.
Source: Mooresville Tribune Date: June 3, 2009
Law enforcement breaks up Hispanic street gang (Omaha, NE): Federal agents team up with Omaha police to haul in nearly 70 guns and bust three-dozen alleged gang members and their associates. The 14-month-long investigation targeted members of the Hispanic street gang known as the Surenos.
Source: KPTM 42 News Date: June 3, 2009
Watsonville neighborhood feud erupts into street fight between gang members (Watsonville, CA): A neighborhood gang rivalry boiled over into a street brawl with dozens of people throwing rocks and bottles at one another during two separate fights Tuesday night.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 3, 2009
McDonnnell and Wolf imagine a gang-free Virginia (Virginia): Republican candidate for governor and former Attorney General of Virginia Bob McDonnell visited Loudoun last weekend to unveil the "Make Virginia a Gang-Free Zone" plan, his weapon of choice in battling Virginia's growing crisis—street gangs.
Source: Loudoun Independent Date: June 3, 2009
Suspects arrested in gang-related shooting (Ogden, UT): Two suspects who police believed had fled to Mexico after being involved in a gang-related shooting last February were arrested in Ogden over the weekend.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: June 2, 2009
City of Fairfield takes Norteno gang members to court (Fairfield, CA): The Fairfield city council has filed an injunction barring any member of the Norteno street gang from driving, sitting, standing, walking or gathering with any other Norteno gang member within a specific area of the city.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: June 2, 2009
Five with gang ties charged in crime spree in rural Berks (Berks County, PA): Three adults and two teenagers with ties to the Bloods street gang were charged Monday in a series of car thefts, burglaries and armed robberies in northern Berks County, state police said.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: June 2, 2009
Eight charged in connection to "Bloods" gang activity (Harrisburg, PA): The United States Attorney's Office of the Middle District of Pennsylvania has charged six men and two women with conspiring to organize a sect of the "Bloods" street gang in Harrisburg.
Source: WHP 21 News Date: June 2, 2009
Windsor trying to address issue of gangs (Windsor, VA): Authorities are grappling with an increase in gang activity in the normally quiet town of Windsor.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 2, 2009
Man charged with gang participation, hazing (Suffolk, VA): A Suffolk man described by police as "a self-proclaimed gang member" has been arrested and charged with various offenses related to gang activity.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 2, 2009
Teen's death raises gang (Crofton, MD): Local gang activity is on the rise. Now, one Central Coast county hopes to reduce it with a strategic plan.
Source: WTTG FOX 5 News Date: June 2, 2009
Statewide prosecutor wants anti-gang program for South Florida (Deerfield Beach, FL): Law enforcement and elected officials have tiptoed around the word for sometime: gangs. But on Tuesday, a state top law enforcement officer confirmed that gangs have mushroomed over the past 20 years and are wreaking havoc in every county in South Florida.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 2, 2009
Gangs increase presence in region (Pennsylvania): Ten years ago, a "gang" in central Pennsylvania usually consisted of a bunch of neighborhood kids, authorities said. Organized, infamous street gangs, such as the Bloods, the Crips and the Latin Kings, were reserved for larger cities.
Source: PennLive.com Date: June 2, 2009
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