Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang crackdown: Kearns residents' call for action (Kearns, UT): Stirred by a fatal shooting in their west-side suburb, hundreds gathered Monday at the very high school that spent hours on lockdown last month to help this troubled township heal.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 2, 2009
Cities split over gang injunction (Duarte, CA): Officials have declined Monrovia's invitation to participate in a gang injunction aimed at stemming illegal activity in areas in and around the two cities.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: February 1, 2009
Sacramento gang violence takes a deadlier turn (Sacramento, CA): Eyes closed, Trish O'Connor imagines her son's killing. The nightmarish scenario always ends with Patrick Razaghzadeh's body lying in the mud, soaked by the early morning rain, still dressed in the Oakland A's baseball uniform he wore to his fatal Halloween party.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 1, 2009
Prisons, police bolster communication to tackle gangs (Baltimore, MD): Two years ago, state Corrections Secretary Gary D. Maynard gave prison and local police officials a simple task: draw up lists of the most violent gang members being held in state custody.
Source: The Sun Date: February 1, 2009
One hurt in gang-related Elgin shooting (Elgin, IL): A gang-related drive-by shooting in Elgin Friday has sent one victim to the hospital with life threatening injuries, police said.
Source: Daily Herald Date: February 1, 2009
Police unit tracks gang activity (Janesville, WI): Two teens had been exchanging threatening text messages for hours when they decided to settle it with a fistfight.
Source: Janesville Gazette Date: February 1, 2009
Dayton hopes to learn from Cincinnati gang bust (Dayton, OH): In the days following a barrage of arrests that rounded up 50 people , Cincinnati police had to start making confession appointments. The November 2008 roundup halved the free membership of the Northside Taliband, a 92-member gang highly organized into branches that focused on various types of crime.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: February 1, 2009
MET concentrates its energy on dealing with city's gangs (Redlands, CA): When the cops in the green shirts show up, there is a good chance someone is going to jail. The green-shirt clad officers are members of the Redlands Police Department's Multiple Enforcement Team.
Source: The Sun Date: January 31, 2009
Man guilty in gang-related robberies (Petersburg, VA): A Prince George County man who robbed or attempted to rob four people in four days as part of his initiation into a Bloods-affiliated gang in Petersburg pleaded guilty yesterday to seven felonies, including criminal gang participation.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 31, 2009
Girl wounded by stray bullet from apparent gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 6-year-old girl wounded in the back by a stray bullet from an apparent gang-related shooting just south of the Central City area was in stable condition as of Saturday evening at a hospital, police said.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: January 31, 2009
Attorney general homes in on gangs (New Jersey): While wearing a locator bracelet as a condition of his parole, Burlington City resident Ronald "Bang Boy" Kinston allegedly ran a gun- and heroin-distribution ring as a leader of the Bounty Hunter Bloods gang.
Source: The Inquirer Date: January 30, 2009
FBI says gang arrests will make it safer here (Omaha, NE): Bruce Ferrell said Omaha has seen the benefits of taking violent gang members off the streets. Ferrell, chairman of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association and a retired Omaha police gang unit officer, said Thursday that after arresting 12 south Omaha gang members in late 1999 and early 2000, police saw a significant reduction in violence in south Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 30, 2009
Gang members sentenced (West Palm Beach, FL): Two members of a violent Palm Beach County street gang were sentenced in West Palm Beach on Thursday to 25 years each in prison.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: January 30, 2009
South Broward High brawl investigated for gang involvement (Hollywood, FL): Police, school and community officials spent Thursday looking into a reportedly gang-related brawl at South Broward High School that led to 25 arrests. Whether the suspected participants belong to criminal gangs, or are simply youngsters from rival neighborhoods, was under investigation.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: January 30, 2009
Parents could be liable for kids' gang activity (Salt Lake City, UT): Lawmakers are considering a bill that could make parents financially liable for their child's criminal activity as part of a street gang.
Source: KIFI Local News 8 Date: January 30, 2009
Monticello cops say gangster wanted for brandishing gun (Monticello, NY): A notorious street gangster is wanted on a felony warrant after he brandished a gun at a longtime adversary, sparking a melee at a village gas station, police said.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: January 29, 2009
Gilroy man reports being assaulted by a gang in front of his home (Gilroy, CA): Officers are investigating what appears to be a gang-related assault on a man in front of his home Wednesday evening, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: The Mercury News Date: January 29, 2009
Monticello PD puts dent in gang activity (Monticello, NY): Violent crimes in the Village of Monticello have declined by 52 percent from 2006 to 2008 and overall index crimes dropped by 27 percent.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: January 29, 2009
Bulldog gang member arrest turns up several guns (Fresno, CA): Fresno County Sheriff Deputies recovered several guns during the arrest of a known gang member. Deputies say Joe Roman is a Bulldog gang member and has five felony warrants out for his arrest.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: January 29, 2009
Four teens charged in gang fight at Hennepin County detention center (Hennepin County, MN): Four gang members have been charged with robbing a teacher and beating up an alleged rival gang member in the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center last week.
Source: Star Tribune Date: January 29, 2009
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