Gang-Related News Articles
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Shooting in Salinas is city's 26th killing of year (Salinas, CA): The latest fatal shooting in Salinas has set a new annual record for homicides in this coastal community plagued by gang violence.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 2, 2009
Four men plead guilty in LV street gang case (Las Vegas, NV): Four members of the Playboy Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to charges related to the gang's drug trafficking operation in a West Las Vegas public housing complex.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: December 2, 2009
Gang blamed for series of crimes in Sarasota County (Sarasota County, FL): A dangerous street gang from Manatee County invaded rural Sarasota County during a string of burglaries that targeted affluent and secluded homes east of the interstate, according to authorities.
Source: Herald-Tribune Date: December 1, 2009
Four charged after shootout with LA County deputies (Los Angeles, CA): Four reputed gang members have been charged with attempted murder of a peace officer after a shootout with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in which no one was hurt.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 1, 2009
Report raises questions about Minnesota gang member registries (St. Paul, MN): Should there be a law enforcement database with nearly 14,000 names of people who may have hung out with gang members or been photographed with them but aren't confirmed gangsters themselves?
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 1, 2009
Civil option for gang cases (Wichita Falls, TX): Monday brought a first for Wichita Falls. While defendants accused of violating the first gang injunction in the city have faced misdemeanor criminal charges, another avenue that can be used to deal with violators went untested — until now.
Source: Times Record News Date: December 1, 2009
Gang prevention programs take hit (Isla Vista, CA): In 2007, 14-year-old Ricardo Juarez stabbed Luis Angel Linares, 15, to death in front of Saks Fifth Avenue on State Street. The incident was a wake-up call for locals, many of whom were unaware of the gang problem simmering beneath Santa Barbara’s affluent facade.
Source: Daily Nexus Date: November 30, 2009
Man shot to death in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Far removed from his days of gang affiliation, Carlos Alfaro was a dedicated father of two and out-of-work bank employee.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: November 30, 2009
Tribal violence continues to capture Senate attention (Washington, DC): For the third time in just a few months, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has focused attention on combating tribal gang violence and drug trafficking.
Source: Indian Country Today Date: November 30, 2009
Gang member arrested for robbing Hesperia gas station (San Bernardino, CA): Authorities have arrested a gang member suspected of holding up a Hesperia gas station last weekend, but they are still looking for his accomplice.
Source: The Sun Date: November 30, 2009
Panel seeks more data on anti-gang plan (Los Angeles, CA): Calling it a life-or-death situation for Los Angeles' youth, a City Council panel on Monday reviewed a proposal to create a department that would oversee all anti-gang programs, but wanted more information on how much the plan would cost.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: November 30, 2009
Oklahoma City police use stricter criteria to ID gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police officers are using a more precise and uniform gauge of identifying members of criminal street gangs.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: November 29, 2009
Oklahoma gangs turn to social media to boost recruiting (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang members in Oklahoma have begun using cell phones and text messaging to conduct criminal activities, and Internet social media such as Facebook and YouTube to recruit members as young as second-graders, according to a survey of gang activity in the state.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: November 29, 2009
Group helps rid center of vandalism (Statesville, NC): The buildings at the Scotts Recreation Center bear witness to an increasing gang graffiti problem. A variety of gang symbols and profanity-laced graffiti were painted on the center's two brick buildings.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark Date: November 29, 2009
Gangs in New York talk Twitter: Use tweets to trash-talk rivals, plan fights (New York, NY): The city's street gangs are becoming tweet gangs. Manhattan's young thugs have turned to Twitter, and the cops who track them are fast behind, the Daily News has learned.
Source: New York Daily News Date: November 29, 2009
Drive-by shooting reported in Duarte, no one injured (Duarte, CA): No one was injured late Friday when apparent gang-members opened fire on a Duarte home, authorities said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: November 28, 2009
Man shot in possible gang-related attack (Santa Ana, CA): A 28-year-old man was shot outside a restaurant early today by a driver of a passing car in what police believe was a gang-related attack, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: November 28, 2009
NM police break up crowd outside funeral home (Albuquerque, NM): Albuquerque authorities had to use pepper rounds to break up an unruly crowd outside a funeral home as rival gangs squared off Friday night.
Source: KWES NewsWest9 Date: November 28, 2009
Gangs exist in Worth Township (Cook County, IL): Gang activity is not a significant problem in Worth Township but street gangs do maintain a presence in some parts of the township, according to a member of the Cook County sheriff's gang crimes unit.
Source: SouthtownStar Date: November 27, 2009
Two injured in Gwinnett mall stabbings (Duluth, GA): A double stabbing near the food court at Gwinnett Place Friday morning added to the chaos of the busiest shopping day of the year, as dozens of police officers descended on the mall in search of the perpetrators.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: November 27, 2009
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