Gang-Related News Articles
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Two die in gunfire after gang-related fistfight (San Francisco, CA): A gang-related fistfight at a Mission District pizzeria erupted into gunfire Sunday afternoon, leaving two men dead of multiple gunshot wounds and a third man injured, authorities said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 20, 2009
Separate weekend shootings kill two, injure four (Los Angeles, CA): One man was killed and three people were wounded in separate gang-related shootings in Westlake over the weekend, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 20, 2009
Gang database: Just how accurate, how fair? (St. Paul, MN): It's called GangNet, but it snares people who are not gang members. It was created about the same time as a state gang database, but it's six times larger and its standards are less exacting than the state list.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: September 20, 2009
Gang tension spills over into violence (Newman, CA): Two suspects are in custody following a string of gang-related incidents which started with a Sept. 5 shooting and led to a spree that included an assault with a tire iron, an attempted home invasion in which shots were fired and two convenience store robberies, police say.
Source: The West Index Date: September 19, 2009
City weighs recruiting ex-gang members to combat crime (Jackson, TN): A Jackson councilman wants to import a program from Chicago that helps curb violence by employing former gang members and other people who can connect with those involved in street crime.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: September 19, 2009
Gang members break into house, shoot tenant (Taylorsville, UT): A man is in serious condition Saturday after a gang member broke into his house and shot him in the leg.
Source: KSL News Date: September 19, 2009
Gang violence in Suffolk raises crime stats (Suffolk County, NY): Gangs have fueled a spike in violent robberies and assaults in Suffolk County this year, defying decreases in violent crime statewide and in Nassau County, according to state crime statistics and police.
Source: Newsday Date: September 19, 2009
Oxnard man shot in gang-related incident, authorities say (Oxnard, CA): A 22-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded Friday in Oxnard in what police believe was a gang-related incident, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: September 19, 2009
Mexican Mafia is here (Jackson County, MS): Thousands of Hispanics migrated to South Mississippi to help in the recovery effort after Hurricane Katrina, but others came as associates of the Mexican Mafia to set up criminal networks that would benefit organized crime, authorities said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: September 19, 2009
A gang feud's fallout (Los Angeles, CA): It began, as mortal disputes sometimes do in South Los Angeles, over a girl. On one side were the Main Street Crips, one of the more muscular gangs in the neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 18, 2009
Anti-gang plan targets roots of violence (Salinas, CA): A plan to battle gangs mostly through a wide range of social programs is being considered by local officials even as a group of top statewide gang experts gathered at a conference in Monterey to focus on similar efforts.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 18, 2009
Two teens arrested after argument (Canyon Country, CA): Two known gang members are being held in Sylmar Juvenile Hall without bail after sheriff's deputies chased and arrested them in a Canyon Country neighborhood Thursday afternoon, preventing a possible shooting, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said.
Source: The Signal Date: September 18, 2009
Man accused in fatal Fords shooting a Latin Kings gang member (Middlesex County, NJ): A man accused of murder in the fatal shooting of a Keyport man in his sister's Fords apartment in August is a member of the Latin Kings street gang, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: Home News Tribune Date: September 18, 2009
Suspected gang member faces weapons charge (Hitchcock, TX): A Hall County gang member who tried to sell a shotgun to another gang member in July has been arrested in Texas, authorities said.
Source: The Times Date: September 18, 2009
Authorities say gang activity lagging (Warsaw, VA): Travis Lucas, the former leader of the Colonial Beach street gang Pound Property, had been in prison for more than six months when he received an additional life sentence.
Source: Northern Neck News Date: September 18, 2009
10,000 Oakland gang members? Experts say unlikely (Oakland, CA): Marketed as a "powerful journey inside one of America's most troubled cities," a documentary appearing on the Discovery Channel this month makes a loaded claim about Oakland's population.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: September 18, 2009
Officials say gang 'beat-in' stopped at West Hall High (Gainesville, GA): Four teenage girls were charged as juveniles with committing gang activity after they were caught beating another girl in a bathroom at West Hall High School as part of a gang initiation, officials said.
Source: The Times Date: September 17, 2009
Three gang members arrested in pot bust (Victorville, CA): During a probation search Wednesday, authorities found 5 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $17,000, and arrested three gang members, officials said.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 17, 2009
Residents say police need to do more to fight gangs (Glendale, UT): Kristal Flores was outside her Glendale home talking on the phone in late July when a gunshot pierced her head. The 21-year-old died in the hospital two weeks later.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 17, 2009
Police arrest two in connection with Deer Valley High shooting (Antioch, CA): Police have arrested two suspects in connection with Wednesday's drive-by shooting that wounded a Deer Valley High School student near campus.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: September 17, 2009
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