Gang-Related News Articles
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L.A. County to launch scaled-down effort to combat gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): The 15-month pilot program will target 100 youths under the custody of the Probation Department. It will attempt to prevent them from sliding into gangs once they return home.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 12, 2010
Database tracks nearly 40 Green Bay gangs (Green Bay, WI): Authorities have identified nearly 40 different street gangs in the Green Bay area with a new database created to keep track of the issue.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: April 12, 2010
Gang ties in Yakima shootings (Yakima, WA): Police say a 17-year-old was wounded in the arm in a gang-related shooting in Yakima. Police say the teen said he was shot from a car while walking Sunday afternoon, but investigators determined he was in a car that was later found with several bullet holes.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: April 12, 2010
Utah Gang Conference marks gain, challenge (Salt Lake City, UT): As a police sergeant in Salt Lake City in 1990, Ken Hansen watched as signs of gang activity filtered into the community from Los Angeles transplants.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: April 12, 2010
Neighbors look to reclaim southeast side again (Iowa City, IA): A troubled neighborhood can be reclaimed. Jerry Hansen would know. Back in 1998, following escalating gang violence that culminated in a drive-by shooting on Taylor Drive, Hansen started the Wetherby Neighborhood Association. It had to be done, he said.
Source: Press-Citizen Date: April 12, 2010
Pair of suspected gang members arrested in Ukiah (Ukiah, CA): Two young Willits men found with a large knife and a metal pipe, were in custody, suspected of carrying weapons and participating in a street gang, Mendocino County sheriff's officials reported Monday.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: April 12, 2010
Outreach center employees arrested, accused of gang ties (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore officials suspended more than $1 million in city funds for anti-violence programs Monday after workers at a West Baltimore community center that has received taxpayer dollars were accused of operating a front for gang activities.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: April 12, 2010
Graffiti culprits put to work (Harlingen, TX): Raul Reyes eyed the graffiti-covered walls of the old ice factory at the end of Memphis Street Saturday morning, paint brush in hand.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: April 11, 2010
Two gang members suspected of drive-by shooting (Sacramento, CA): Authorities say they have booked into jail two Sacramento gang members suspected of a drive-by shooting, firing a semi-automatic rifle at a CHP officer and injuring a 4-year-old child in a nearby vehicle.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 11, 2010
Eight indicted in investigation of gangs in Hampton Roads (Portsmouth, VA): Like business partners in a merger, the Bounty Hunter Bloods and Nine Tech Gangsters joined forces to maximize their profit and influence in neighborhoods in Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Suffolk, federal authorities allege.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: April 10, 2010
Gang activity rises in eastern Hillsborough (Brandon, FL): Gangs are all over Hillsborough County, and they're right here in your back yard. Although they've always had a presence in the county, the popularity of such groups has steadily risen in recent years, said Hillsborough County sheriff's Detective Marc Wilder.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: April 9, 2010
Sheriff: Policies taming gangs (Burlington County, NJ): Proactive policies have reduced street gang violence in Burlington County, especially in problem spots such as Burlington City, the sheriff there said.
Source: Courier-Post Date: April 9, 2010
Grant to help Oakland's Fremont and Castlemont campuses (Oakland, CA): A $382,639 state grant recently awarded to the city will be used to tackle gang violence and boost graduation rates on two Oakland high school campuses, Mayor Ron Dellums' office said this week.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: April 9, 2010
Police discuss gangs with public (Chattanooga, TN): Photos of seized firearms, cocaine, gang tattoos and graffiti flashed across the screen as explicit hip hop lyrics thumped over speakers during a Thursday night meeting near Coolidge Park.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 9, 2010
Salinas to get federal resources to battle gangs (Salinas, CA): Because of a new initiative that has the backing of the White House, Salinas and Monterey County leaders may be one step closer to securing the help they've wanted from the federal government in fighting gangs.
Source: The Californian Date: April 8, 2010
Phoenix shooting likely gang-related, police say (Phoenix, AZ): The shooting of three people at a Phoenix apartment complex Wednesday night appeared to be gang-related, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: April 8, 2010
Gang activity in Fort Collins remained at low levels in 2009 (Fort Collins, CO): Criminal gang activity in Fort Collins remained at low levels in 2009 with a majority of the crimes attributed to graffiti, according to reports recently released by the city's police department.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: April 8, 2010
Vineland woman aided Bloods gang members (Vineland, NJ): A 34-year-old Vineland woman helped facilitate phone calls between gang members in and outside the prison system, according to state officials from the Attorney General's Office.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: April 8, 2010
Police launch new effort against gangs (Nashville, TN): The weeks have piled into months since Loren Johnson's mother held her youngest child and watched her die, shot in the chest by a gang member's errant bullet that pierced their North Nashville home.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle Date: April 8, 2010
ACLU challenges legal action against gang (Oakland, CA): The American Civil Liberties Union filed court papers Thursday challenging the city of Oakland's plans to sue a street gang in a bid to restrict its activity in a 100-block area near the Berkeley and Emeryville borders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 8, 2010
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