Gang-Related News Articles
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Individuals with ties to gangs in Teaneck arrested (Bergen County, NJ): Nine individuals from Teaneck, Hackensack, Englewood and North Bergen were arrested Nov. 18 on various drug distribution and possession charges as well as weapons distribution and possession charges, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli.
Source: Teaneck Suburbanite Date: November 26, 2009
Fresno Police arrest a dozen gang members (Fresno, CA): Fresno police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a dozen members of one of the city's most violent street gangs -- the result of a series of raids on Thanksgiving Eve.
Source: KMJ 580 AM News Date: November 26, 2009
Portsmouth gang investigation leads to 26 arrests (Portsmouth, VA): They called this planned arrest a "high-risk take down." More than 20 police officers crowded into a conference room for a tense briefing. It was at the heart of an investigation of illegal gang and drug activity, court documents show.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: November 26, 2009
Tracy gang incidents grow increasingly violent (Tracy, CA): At first it was just fists and sticks. Then the gang violence stepped up to stabbings. Now it has graduated to gunfire and death.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: November 25, 2009
13 arrests 'dismantle' Bloods gang in Northeast (El Paso, TX): FBI officials said Wednesday that they have dealt a critical blow to the Bloods street gang in El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times Date: November 25, 2009
Top dog nabbed in Fresno gang sweep (Fresno, CA): Fresno police investigators said an anti-gang sweep Thursday resulted in the take-down of an especially violent cell within the Bulldog gang.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: November 25, 2009
State lawmaker to consider anti-gang bill (Tulsa, OK) : State lawmakers will consider a bill that would deter gang members from recruitment and other gang-related activities.
Source: FOX23 News Date: November 25, 2009
Committee finds mayor's gang office should be made independent (Los Angeles, CA): Taking Los Angeles' $20-million gang intervention and prevention programs out of the governor's auspices would allow for more transparency and City Council oversight, ad hoc panel reports.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 24, 2009
Teen shot, killed in 'gang-related' fight (El Paso, TX): A teenager was killed by a shotgun blast Monday night in Northeast El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times Date: November 24, 2009
UPD official says SJSU has little gang violence (San Jose, CA): Aside from graffiti tagged on the walls of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, little gang activity has penetrated the SJSU campus, said a University Police Department official.
Source: The Spartan Daily Date: November 24, 2009
Gang members targeted white men (Denver, CO): Denver Police and the FBI say a series of arrests following a four-month investigation has uncovered a gang-related, bias-fueled campaign to attack white males on the 16th Street Mall and in the lower downtown Denver area.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: November 24, 2009
Mexican gangs bring drugs, violence to Native American lands (Washington): Mexican gang leaders have found new territory to conquer -- expansive American Indian reservations where populations are often low-income and police presence low.
Source: Scripps Howard News Service Date: November 24, 2009
Duarte, Monrovia officials meet to discuss gang violence prevention (Duarte, CA): Duarte and Monrovia city leaders met Tuesday to discuss methods to counter gang violence in the two cities, stressing cooperation as each city pursues different strategies.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: November 24, 2009
Tallahassee's war on graffiti continues (Tallahassee, FL): The work of graffiti artists in one popular section of the city was erased Monday as city crews and inmates removed graffiti on South Monroe Street.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: November 24, 2009
Gang suspects videotaped violent assaults to sell online (Denver, CO): Two suspects are being sought in a roundup of gang members suspected of videotaping robberies and assaults, then selling the tapes as entertainment.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: November 23, 2009
Federal gang program no help to local cops (Waterbury, CT): In the city's East End, across from a church, a 25-year-old woman was forced inside a home on Taylor Street last year by a member of the Bloods street gang. Inside, four other gang members raped her repeatedly for hours on the floor.
Source: Republican-American Date: November 23, 2009
Duarte officials afraid neighbor's gang injunction will strengthen a gang in their city (Duarte, CA): Officials in Duarte think a neighbor's gang injunction might strengthen a gang in their city. City officials from Duarte and Monrovia will meet today to discuss the impact of Monrovia's proposed gang injunction.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: November 23, 2009
New LA anti-gang department sought (Los Angeles, CA): After four years of review and with gang crime at its lowest level in years, a city official said Monday it is time to create a new department and move anti-gang programs out of the offices of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: November 23, 2009
Anti-graffiti specialist patrols Chandler streets (Chandler, AZ): Tim O'Neil paints over the overnight calls first, then hits the usual "hot spots." He's working the 600 block of Detroit and Buffalo streets in Chandler, where gangs frequent the alleys with spray paint and lurk behind businesses near major intersections, marking utility boxes and dumpsters with grease pens.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: November 23, 2009
80 arrested in sweep targeting gang activity (Yakima, WA): Federal prosecutors say more than 80 people have been arrested in a sweep targeting gangs in central Washington.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: November 22, 2009
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