Gang-Related News Articles
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‘Street counselors’ work to ease tensions, prevent gun crimes (Dayton, OH): The irate voice on the other end of the "bat phone" rings in Marlon Shackelford's ears. "I’m 'bout to kill this n---- if he don't get my stuff. I want to do something to this guy tonight. I mean like now!"
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: February 7, 2010
Gang sweep in Tulare leads to 12 arrests (Tulare, CA): A gang sweep led to 12 arrests this week, with suspected crimes ranging from robbery to extortion to drugs, Tulare police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 6, 2010
Gang myths vs. realities (Bangor, ME): The sequence of events that led to 19-year-old John "Bobby" Surles' death last week was like a scene out of "Romeo and Juliet" or its modern equivalent, "West Side Story."
Source: Bangor Daily News Date: February 6, 2010
Operation targeting gangs nets numerous arrests (Phoenix, AZ): Authorities say gang investigators in the past week arrested 23 of 34 people accused of fueling a prominent street gang known as one of the more-violent groups in south Phoenix.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: February 6, 2010
Gang signs found at alleged meth lab (La Porte, IN): There were signs of gang activity at a suspected methamphetamine lab busted last month on La Porte’s east side. Those were among the new details released after Friday’s initial court appearances of Dustin Hine, 23, and 21-year-old Briana Lucas
Source: Herald Argus Date: February 6, 2010
Las Vegas gangs expand their reach online (Las Vegas, NV): Gangs are not just a problem on the streets. They are now branching out online, recruiting members through Twitter and Facebook.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: February 5, 2010
Over 100 police target gang members in citywide (Corpus Christi, TX): More than 100 local officers and federal agents raided homes across the city Friday in an effort to crack down on violent street crime.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: February 5, 2010
Newark Police capture alleged Bloods member in drug raid (Newark, NJ): An alleged drug dealer and known member of the Bloods street gang was one three women arrested by Newark Police when they raided a North Ward home Thursday morning.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: February 5, 2010
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
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