Gang-Related News Articles
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Five Albany teens charged in gang-related shootings (Albany, GA): Albany police say five young males are in custody each charged for their roles in two shootings Saturday night.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: December 31, 2008
Tulare County stepped up its gang-fighting efforts in 2008 (Tulare County, CA): In 2007, law enforcement, local government, businesspeople, civic groups and individuals began coming up with new ways to fight Tulare County's gang problem.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: December 31, 2008
Police officers beaten intervening in gang fight (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police officers were injured when they were struck with bottles and battered in the face while they tried to intervene in a Tuesday gang fight outside a South Side funeral for a man slain Saturday in Bridgeport.
Source: CBS 2 Chicago Date: December 31, 2008
Gangs linked to mall shooting (Montgomery County, MD): Holiday shopping was put on temporary hold at a Macy's Department Store last week as a shooting, which police believe is gang-related, took place at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Wheaton just two days before Christmas.
Source: The Sentinel Date: December 31, 2008
Several Bulldog gang members arrested (Fresno, CA) : Several Bulldog gang members are behind bars morning after a bust inside a Fresno home. Police received an anonymous tip saying a wanted gang member was inside a home near Willow and Church in Southeast Fresno.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: December 31, 2008
Dyer touts success of sweep on gangs (Fresno, CA): An intense three-week campaign targeting gangs and guns has succeeded in curbing violence and pulling firearms off the streets, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said at a news conference Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 31, 2008
Two arrested in Fresno shootings (Fresno, CA): Two people who police say opened fire on a 13-year-old girl on Christmas Eve were arrested by Fresno SWAT officers Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 31, 2008
Police identify larger number of gang members in Southcentral (Anchorage, AK): Documented gangs in Anchorage continue to swell, even as anti-gang officials pledged Monday to continue their 2-year-old effort to combat youth violence in Southcentral Alaska.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: December 30, 2008
Aurora murders at lowest level since 1987 (Aurora, IL): When FBI supervisor Paul Bock came to the western suburbs in the 1990s, Aurora had a murder rate three times the national average.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 30, 2008
Injunction to restrict Temple Street Gang members (Los Angeles, CA): A preliminary injunction restricting the activities of Temple Street gang members was granted Tuesday by a judge.
Source: CBS2 News Date: December 30, 2008
San Jose task force wins credit in cops' fight against gang crime (San Jose, CA): When police in the spring busted "Shorty" Sanchez and other men they identified as leaders and soldiers of one of San Jose's most powerful and violent street gangs, law enforcement felt they had taken off the street major players in the city's troubling trend of rising gang violence.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 30, 2008
City officials deny downtown gang presence (Boston, MA): Top city officials yesterday denied that gangbangers are drifting into Downtown Crossing, days after a daylight shooting sent shoppers scrambling for cover outside the popular Macy’s store.
Source: Boston Herald Date: December 30, 2008
Five arrested after posting fight on YouTube (Ogden, UT): Ogden police arrested three juveniles and two adults accused of beating an Ogden teenager. Detectives had little to go on until the attackers broadcasted the crime on YouTube.
Source: KSL News Date: December 30, 2008
1000 plus arrested in gangs & guns operation (Fresno, CA): After 3 weeks, Fresno Police Department's crime suppression effort, "Operation Gangs and Guns" has resulted in more than 1000 arrests.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: December 30, 2008
Gangs in Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM): This is a three-part series examining increasing gang activity in Doña Ana County. Whether it's a wall tagged with graffiti, a home break-in or a drive-by shooting, gang crime plays out in some form every day in this county. We'll look closely at the scope of the gang problem here, the roots of gang affiliation and programs to help avoid — and escape — a life of crime.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: December 29, 2008
Gang sweep nets 65 arrests (Modesto, CA): Local law enforcement agencies teamed up in December and arrested 65 people, most in connection with felonies and some who might have been involved in a recent attempted homicide, in a sweep aimed at suppressing gang activities in and around Modesto.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 29, 2008
Town to get tougher on gang graffiti? (Culpeper, VA): After tolerating big city gang markings on a utility building within eyesight of the Yowell Meadow Skate Park for months this summer, the town of Culpeper could now take the hard line on gang graffiti.
Source: The Culpeper Star-Exponent Date: December 29, 2008
Lawmaker back with anti-gang initiatives (Lincoln, NE): So far this year, Omaha has recorded 43 homicides, and many of the slayings have been gang-related. The city had 42 homicides in 2007.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: December 29, 2008
Salem area tackles gang problems (Salem, OR): Chris Mulitalo understands the lure of gangs for local children. As the county's only paid mentor for gang-affiliated youths, he sees a common thread.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: December 28, 2008
Deadly gang warfare plays out on Sacramento streets (Sacramento, CA): In a city where splintering gang structures have made old rivalries less relevant, one persistent and deadly rift has produced three high-profile Sacramento homicide cases in the past three years.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 28, 2008
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