Gang-Related News Articles
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Judge approves DHS gang injunctions (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Suspected members of two criminal street gangs in Desert Hot Springs will now face significant, court-ordered restrictions on their activities in some of the city’s most crime-ravaged neighborhoods.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: May 15, 2009
Fugitive gang member caught (Henderson County, NC): A Henderson County man was jailed under a $600,000 bond after an anti-gang task force picked him up in the Mills Gap Road area on Thursday.
Source: Times-News Date: May 15, 2009
Senate bill cuts about $29m from youth violence programs (Boston, MA): In a move that stunned and worried youth advocates, the Senate Ways and Means Committee approved a state budget yesterday that would gut nearly all money for programs aimed at reducing urban youth violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: May 14, 2009
Another Bulldog gang sweep in Southeast Fresno (Fresno, CA): Fresno police officers hit the streets Wednesday night looking for Bulldog gang members in Southeast Fresno.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: May 14, 2009
Schools to use grant to fight gang activity (Tallahassee, FL): The Leon County School District plans to use federal money to help ward off the gang presence in schools and the city — an issue that's become a growing concern.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: May 14, 2009
Sheriff seeking anti-gang monies (Burlington County, NJ): Amid an increase of gang-related crime in the region, Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield said last week she's prepared to apply for a cut of the $13.4 million in stimulus dollars that Gov. Jon Corzine announced will be allocated to anti-gang initiatives.
Source: Journal Register Date: May 14, 2009
El Monte street gang is one the area's largest, oldest (El Monte, CA): As cops led a man away who was kicked in the head by an officer and arrested after a long police chase Wednesday, one big word could be seen tattooed across his neck: FLORES.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: May 14, 2009
Police hoping crackdown helps stem gang activity in northern Broward (Pompano Beach, FL): With gang activity becoming more prevalent on the streets of Pompano Beach, the Broward Sheriff's Office has teamed up with the FBI to form a task force intent on curbing violence.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: May 14, 2009
Anti-gang bill gets 2nd-round approval (Lincoln, NE): State lawmakers cast aside concerns about increased prison costs and gave second-round approval Tuesday to a comprehensive anti-gang violence bill that combines tougher penalties with increased prevention efforts.
Source: North Platte Telegraph Date: May 13, 2009
36 Chicago area students killed sets record (Chicago, IL): Chicago - busy putting on its best face to garner a 2016 Olympics bid and basking in the afterglow of President Obama's election - has become the nation's most violent city for youths.
Source: The Washington Times Date: May 13, 2009
Educators pushed inmate's agenda (Baltimore, MD): Two city educators whose endorsements appear on the back of what federal authorities describe as a gang handbook recommended the leader's teachings to Mayor Sheila Dixon's education liaison.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 13, 2009
Police chief blames gangs for shooting at funeral (Dayton, OH): Homicide detectives believe last week’s slaying outside an apartment complex and Monday’s shooting outside a church sanctuary are related and part of ongoing conflict between “groups.”
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: May 13, 2009
Brown and Dumanis charge street gang members and associates in Navy Credit Union scam (San Diego, CA): Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis have filed 347 felony charges against dozens of members and associates of a San Diego street gang for stealing more than $500,000 from the Navy Federal Credit Union, using forged checks and an Indian Casino cash machine.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: May 13, 2009
Springfield police say two men, juvenile assaulted 15-year-old to force him to join gang (Springfield, MA): Springfield police arrested two men and a juvenile late Tuesday night after they repeatedly threatened and assaulted a 15-year-old in an attempt to force him to join their gang.
Source: The Republican Date: May 13, 2009
Reputed Monte Park gang member charged with being accessory to downtown shooting (New Bedford, MA): A reputed Monte Park gang member is charged with being an accessory to a shooting earlier this month near New Bedford District Court and the Hastings Keith Federal Building.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: May 12, 2009
Suspected gang members arrested in Delano (Delano, CA): Tulare County Sheriff's Department gang detectives arrested two suspected gang members in Delano, one on suspicion of weapons offenses and parole violations and the other on suspicion of drug offenses.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 12, 2009
Gang set fatal fire, police say (Mundelien, IL): A Grayslake family harassed for weeks by gang members moved recently to Mundelein to escape, but a Molotov cocktail tossed through the window of their new home killed a 12-year-old boy and seriously injured his mother and sister, police said Monday as they announced murder charges in the case.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 12, 2009
Men charged in Prospect Heights beating (Prospect Heights, IL): Two admitted gang members who Prospect Heights police say spent Saturday night looking for trouble, found it early Sunday morning.
Source: Daily Herald Date: May 12, 2009
Graffiti on rise in large and small cities (Asheville, NC): Graffiti incidents are on the rise in large and small American cities, except New York, cleanup groups reported Tuesday.
Source: United Press International Date: May 12, 2009
'Melee' outside Frogtown bar was a gang fight, police say (St. Paul, MN): At age 10, Tai Yang accidentally shot himself with his father's gun. When he was 15 and a gang member, he shot someone he believed was a rival gang member. Now, at 20, Tai Yang is dead — beaten to death outside a St. Paul bar.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: May 12, 2009
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