Gang-Related News Articles
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Arlington gang-related shooting down 50 percent this summer (Arlington, TX): Summertime gang-related shootings are down 50 percent compared with last summer, in large part because the Police Department requested and received $100,000 from the city to pay overtime for increased gang enforcement, Chief Theron Bowman said Thursday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 22, 2010
Salinas police, feds search gang members in response to spike in violence (Salinas, CA): Days after violence spiked in Salinas, local, state and federal agents have come back at gang members with two-dozen probation and parole searches.
Source: The Californian Date: July 21, 2010
Fairfield police sergeant says gang injunction has worked (Fairfield, CA): A Fairfield police gang expert testified Tuesday in Solano County Superior Court that there appeared to have been a significant decrease in gang-related violent and "nuisance" crimes after a preliminary injunction was issued last year against the Norteño street gang.
Source: The Reporter Date: July 21, 2010
18 gang indictments in NYC arson case (Brooklyn, NY): Authorities say 18 members of a Latin Kings faction have been indicted after two Brooklyn residential buildings were torched during a gang feud.
Source: The Associated Press Date: July 21, 2010
Twelve members of violent Latin Kings drug organization charged with murder in aid of racketeering (Bethlehem, PA): A superseding indictment was unsealed today charging 12 alleged members of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN or "Latin Kings") Bethlehem Sun Tribe with participating in a racketeering conspiracy that includes murder in aid of racketeering and other crimes, announced U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane David Memeger.
Source: PR Newswire Date: July 21, 2010
Police investigating gang-related stabbings at two city parks (San Jose, CA): San Jose police are investigating separate gang-related stabbings that happened in the late afternoon at two city parks this week.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 21, 2010
Monrovia Police Chief details progress of city's gang injunction (Monrovia, CA): Monrovia Police Chief Roger Johnson told the city council this week that the gang injunction obtained by the council last year has been effective so far in curbing the city's gang problem.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: July 21, 2010
Gangs terrorizing Indy neighborhood (Indianapolis, IN): 24-Hour News 8 has been digging deeper into the issue of gangs in Indianapolis. And while some people are complaining about problems in their neighborhood to police they are fearful to talk on camera.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: July 21, 2010
10 people indicted in beating of Thousand Oaks man (Ventura County, CA): Five adults and five juveniles were indicted today for the severe, gang-related beating of a 22-year-old man in Thousand Oaks in May, a crime that was captured on a camera.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 21, 2010
Murray gets $500,000 for anti-gang efforts in King County (Seattle, WA): Youth violence prevention efforts in Seattle and King County will get $500,000 after U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., included the amount in a Senate bill approved Wednesday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: July 21, 2010
Gang-style graffiti puts Pacific on alert (Pacific, WA): A graffiti attack over the weekend in Pacific left at least 50 gang-style signs on mail boxes, vehicles, telephone pedestals, roadway signs and fences along a mile of Skinner Avenue.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 20, 2010
Salinas anti-gang measures gain national attention (Salinas, CA): Violence-reduction efforts in Salinas by Operation Ceasefire and the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace are gaining some national attention.
Source: The Californian Date: July 20, 2010
31 arrested in San Diego-area ICE-led anti-gang crackdown (San Diego, CA): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced on July 19 the arrest of 31 men following a multi-agency enforcement operation targeting transnational gang members in the San Diego area.
Source: Borderfire Report Date: July 20, 2010
Two gang fights break out in Santa Cruz County Jail (Santa Cruz, CA): One man was stabbed and another beaten when two separate gang-related fights broke out inside County Jail during the morning meal Sunday, jail officials reported.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 20, 2010
Email warns gang members are targeting Chicago police officers (Chicago, IL): An email warning Chicago police that gang members would be trying to kill them has officers on alert. The email was written on Monday, apparently by a member of the Chicago Police Department's SWAT team.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: July 20, 2010
Teens injured in Salinas attacks (Salinas, CA): One teenage boy was shot and another stabbed in separate incidents Sunday night as they were riding their bicycles on Salinas streets. Police said both attacks are being investigated as gang-related and both youths were hospitalized.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 20, 2010
Emphasis patrols cut into city gang activity (Yakima, WA): Extra police patrols targeting gang activity in Yakima made an impact on the city's crime rate in May and June, despite one high-profile gang murder.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 20, 2010
Three teens arrested in fatal Sunnyside shooting (Sunnyside, WA): Police have arrested three people and are looking for a fourth in connection with Saturday afternoon's fatal drive-by shooting, while the victim's family disputes that he was a gang member.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 20, 2010
Western Carolina University professors study gang activity in Asheville, Haywood areas (Asheville, NC): Two professors from Western Carolina University hope findings from an ongoing study will help communities prevent gang violence.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: July 20, 2010
Teens charged with first 'gang member felonies' seek plea deals (Wyoming): It made a big splash earlier this month when Wyoming authorities held a press conference to trumpet the news: Kent County's first-ever charges of "gang member felonies" were being brought against two teens accused of firing a gun into a crowd outside Lee High School, injuring a 15-year-old girl.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: July 19, 2010
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