Gang-Related News Articles
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Neighbors silent about Dover gang shootout (Dover, DE): Fear of retaliation is keeping exasperated neighbors in Dover's Manchester Square neighborhood quiet about a Tuesday-evening shooting in which 20 to 30 gunshots damaged three parked cars and littered the area with shell casings.
Source: The News Journal Date: August 30, 2010
Arlington police increase efforts to stop truancy (Arlington, TX): Police Chief Theron Bowman warns Arlington and Mansfield students that cutting class might land them in the back of a patrol car. Arlington police are ramping up efforts to spot students who are skipping class and return them to school.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: August 29, 2010
Violent crime falls on heels of gang crackdown (Manatee County, FL): After three years of gang racketeering prosecutions in Manatee County, investigators say violent crime is down.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: August 29, 2010
Police warn Chicago gang leaders (Chicago, IL): Chicago police law enforcement officers say they have met with neighborhood gang leaders to tell them they will be held responsible for violence.
Source: United Press International Date: August 29, 2010
Second Beach surfers help teach non-violence to gang kids (Providence, RI): This weekend Second Beach was the host site to a three-day Nonviolence Surf Camp, a program aimed at teaching Providence's high-risk youth both a new sport and an alternate positive lifestyle.
Source: Middletown Patch Date: August 29, 2010
Chicago police arrest dozens in drug sweep (Chicago, IL): Chicago police made 48 arrests, recovered weapons and seized about $1.7 million in drugs in a week-long sweep targeting illegal activity on the city's South and West Sides, Police Supt. Jody Weis said at a news conference this morning.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: August 29, 2010
Who is a gang member? Florida law has answers (Bradenton, FL): Florida law states a person can be classified as a gang member if they meet at least two of the following criteria listed below. After someone is designated a gang member, they are entered into a database.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: August 29, 2010
Visalia police work to thwart gangs; officers seek to counter recruiting of members as school resumes (Visalia, CA): The beginning of the new school year has traditionally been the strongest recruitment period for gangs as new students hit middle and high schools, police say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 28, 2010
Ogden injunction declares gang a public nuisance (Ogden, UT): The Ogden Police Department is taking a new approach to dealing with an area gang: declaring members a public nuisance. A 200-page court injunction bans the 485-plus members of Ogden Trece from associating with each other, possessing guns and being in the vicinity of illegal drugs. It also sets an 11 p.m. curfew.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 28, 2010
School burglars may have gang ties (Central Point, OR): Six teenagers, some of whom appeared to have gang connections, were taken into custody shortly after midnight Friday morning at Crater High School, where they had broken in and were stealing computer equipment, Central Point police said.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: August 28, 2010
Cops round up gang suspects before fest (Boston, MA): Boston police acted to thwart any disruption of this weekend’s Caribbean Festival by arresting several men they say are part of ongoing gang disputes that could mar the event with violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 28, 2010
Training sessions raise awareness of gangs (Kenosha, WI): When it comes to gangs in Kenosha, parents, adults, community leaders, teachers, police and kids need to send a clear message that they’re not welcome.
Source: Kenosha News Date: August 28, 2010
Visalia law enforcement on high alert this weekend after tipsters suggest spike in gang violence (Visalia, CA): Visalia police and other law-enforcement agencies are on high alert following a tip that this weekend could see a spike in gang violence, officials said Thursday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 27, 2010
28 arrests in Hillsborough gang sweep (Tampa, FL): On the table in the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office were more than a dozen rifles, shotguns and handguns. Some of the weapons were powerful enough to penetrate bulletproof vests, others tiny enough to be stuffed in a pocket.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: August 27, 2010
La Puente residents fear increase in gang activity (La Puente, CA): A possible increase in local gang activity has residents concerned that California's parole program could be having an effect in the community.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: August 27, 2010
Watsonville teen beat up, robbed over gang clothing (Watsonville, CA): Three gang members attacked a Watsonville teenager riding his skateboard near Union and Maple streets Thursday evening and robbed him because he was wearing an article of clothing associated with a rival gang, Watsonville police reported.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 27, 2010
Mass shootings at City Grill were not random, police believe (Buffalo, NY): The City Grill mass shooting was not a random, scattershot spray of gunfire into a crowd of unknown people, investigators believe.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 26, 2010
Gang ties suspected in drug dealing case (North Adams, MA): Two suspected members of the Bloods street gang are facing drug and assault charges following their arrest this week by members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: August 26, 2010
Operation targeting gangs, violent crimes arrests 163 (Tulsa, OK): Teams of law officers made 163 arrests in the Tulsa area during a pilot project that will lead the way for other operations targeting criminal activity across the United States, authorities announced Wednesday.
Source: Tulsa World Date: August 26, 2010
Seven charged by Macon police with drug, gang crimes (Macon, GA): Six Macon men and a juvenile have been charged with drug-related crimes in connection with a search warrant served in the 2900 block of Dalton Street.
Source: The Telegraph Date: August 26, 2010
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