Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang prevention begins at home, experts say (Turlock, CA): Forr Modesto Police officer and gang expert Robert Gumm, the scenario is a familiar one. Standing in a teenager’s bedroom that is decked out in red and scrawlings of 14 and XIV, Gumm is confronted by a parent adamant that their child is not a gang member and that all the clothing, paraphernalia, and gangsta music are just part of a lifestyle, or a fashion statement.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: April 23, 2010
Cedar Rapids creates task force to deal with gang violence (Cedar Rapids, IA): The federal government and law enforcement agencies in Linn County are working together to stop the spread of violent crimes. There was a drop in overall crime in Cedar Rapids last year, but there was an uptick in the number of violent crimes related to gangs and guns.
Source: Radio Iowa Date: April 22, 2010
Arlington shooting renews concerns about gangs (Arlington, TX): The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Mansfield Summit High School student during a street fight is the latest high-profile incident to turn a spotlight on Arlington's gang problem.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: April 22, 2010
Eight charged in drug probe said to have gang links (Freehold, NJ): A nine-month undercover investigation culminated in the arrest of several street-level drug dealers, most with affiliations to local street gangs.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: April 21, 2010
Yakima passes nuisance property ordinance (Yakima, WA): The Yakima City Council passed a nuisance property ordinance that officials hope will help police fight gang violence.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: April 21, 2010
Gang fight defused after weapons reportedly drawn on Allied Drive (Madison, WI): Four people were arrested Tuesday afternoon after a gang-related fight on Allied Drive in which the suspects were pointing handguns at each other, witnesses told police.
Source: The Capital Times Date: April 21, 2010
Reputed gang leader from Rowland Heights among dozens indicted in crackdown (Ontario, CA): A Rowland Heights man was among dozens of people arrested Wednesday during a sweep targeting a street gang accused of distributing heroin and methamphetamine.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 21, 2010
Gang activity has residents concerned for public safety (Muscatine, IA): No one is sure what the answer is, but local residents are concerned about community safety. After Saturday's gang-related shooting, residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Fourth Street Park are taking notice of the activities by the large groups of young people and alleged gangs in and around their neighborhoods
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: April 20, 2010
Sheboygan man stabbed in foot in gang-related attack (Sheboygan, WI): A 26-year-old Sheboygan man was charged Monday with felony first-degree reckless endangerment for allegedly stabbing a man in the foot during a gang-related attack on the city’s south side.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: April 20, 2010
Anti-gang activists rally to retore Shannon funds (Boston, MA): Anti-gang activists rallied at the Statehouse earlier this week, asking legislators to restore funding for a community-grant program that saw its budget slashed by more than 60 percent this year.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: April 20, 2010
23 arrested in Hemet crime probe (Hemet, CA): A Riverside County task force arrested 23 people Tuesday after serving search warrants at dozens of locations as part of an investigation into attacks by a suspected white supremacist group against Hemet police, according to law enforcement authorities.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 20, 2010
Gang sweep nets 21 arrests (Fallbrook, CA): Officers arrested 21 people in Fallbrook during an enforcement operation Tuesday morning targeting criminal street gangs, sheriff's Lt. Phil Brust said.
Source: North County Times Date: April 20, 2010
Greenfield fire may be gang-related (Greenfield, CA): Greenfield police said they are looking at the possibility that an attack on a new civic center was a threatening message from a street gang.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: April 20, 2010
Rangers stop gang members with gun at Santa Cruz beach parking lot (Santa Cruz, CA): State Parks rangers arrested three suspected gang members who allegedly had a loaded .357 handgun in a car parked at Natural Bridges State Beach on Monday evening, authorities reported.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 20, 2010
Two hurt after gang shooting in Canby (Canby, OR): Two people were injured Sunday when gunshots rang out in a Canby neighborhood. Canby police said the shooting near the intersection of Second and Knott streets was gang-related.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: April 19, 2010
Morris detention center starting anti-gang project (Morris Township, NJ): Morris County will implement a new anti-gang initiative at its juvenile detention this week. The program, called Project Phoenix, is a joint program of the state Department of Education and Juvenile Justice Commission, which is funding the program.
Source: Daily Record Date: April 19, 2010
Authorities arrest 282 in anti-gang detail (San Diego County, CA): Nearly 300 people were arrested in San Diego County over the weekend during a large-scale operation authorities say targeted local criminal street gangs involved in international crimes, officials announced on Monday.
Source: North County Times Date: April 19, 2010
Faced with restrictions from gang injunction, some Monrovia gang members choose to skip town (Monrovia, CA): When city leaders obtained a gang injunction against two local gangs late last year, the intent was to make life as difficult as possible for members to live in the city.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: April 19, 2010
Authorities call anti-gang efforts in Norfolk ineffective (Norfolk, VA): City Manager Regina V.K. Williams believes the best way to combat youth gang violence is to link teenagers with mentors. Her philosophy has played out in two city programs coined Save our Children and Project Focus.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: April 18, 2010
Attacks leave Hemet reeling (Hemet, CA): A rural city hidden among pastures, farmland and foothills about 40 miles west of Palm Springs, Hemet is grappling with some troubling urban-style growing pains.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 18, 2010
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