Gang-Related News Articles
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Study: Houston leads in homicides by black youths (Houston, TX): As violent crime nationally slows in growth or declines, the United States is facing a dramatic — but hardly noticed — increase in murders by and of young African-American men, a Northeastern University study released today reports.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: December 28, 2008
Idaho's gang law: Gang-busting or profiling? (Caldwell, ID): A young man in a dark blue hoodie cuts down a Caldwell alley, glancing behind him as a white sedan glides onto the gravel.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: December 28, 2008
L.A. Bridges program will end (Los Angeles, CA): The L.A. Bridges program, which has housed the bulk of Los Angeles' anti-gang programs for a decade, will go out of business for good on Wednesday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: December 27, 2008
Gang shootings wound two 17-year-olds in Oakland (Oakland, CA): Separate gang-related shootings early Saturday left a 17-year-old San Leandro boy and a 17-year-old Oakland girl in critical condition, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: December 27, 2008
Gang presence creeps into ski country (Summit County, UT): Detective Andrew Burton shines a flashlight on a wall behind a Smith's grocery store, exposing a string of graffiti left by two feuding gangs.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 26, 2008
Gang intelligence center's size belies its mission (Maryland): Their headquarters is little more than a spare room at the local power company: The officers' four desks occupy almost half the available space.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 26, 2008
Hitting gangs where it hurts -- their wallets (Glendale Heights, IL): Eliazer Bravo Jr. doesn't hang out with the Latin Kings any more. But the 23-year-old Glendale Heights man said it's not because he owes $3,769.79 after getting slapped with an unusual anti-gang lawsuit by DuPage County prosecutors.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 26, 2008
Task force on girl gangs forms (Pasadena, CA): Just like their male counterparts, teenage girls and young women gang members often join gangs because their siblings, or sometimes even their parents, are active gang members, Pasadena community activist Cheryl Hubbard said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: December 26, 2008
Three hurt in Wheaton shooting as gang crime continues to spike (Montgomery County, MD): A gang-related shooting outside a Wheaton mall Tuesday night was part of a rising tide of gang violence sweeping across Montgomery County, police said.
Source: The Examiner Date: December 24, 2008
Gangs blamed for Richland Co. shooting, four arrests (Columbia, SC): Deputies are blaming gang rivalry for a Richland County shooting Wednesday, and now four people are under arrest.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: December 24, 2008
Man arrested over gang signs in Santa photo (Orange, CA): All he wants for Christmas is a good defense attorney. A man ordered by a civil court judge not to associate with members of his street gang was charged with violating that injunction by flashing gang signs in a photo taken with Santa Claus at an Orange shopping center.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 23, 2008
Elderly blind woman burgled; gang member held as suspect (San Diego, CA): A 21-year-old gang member was arrested Monday morning after police said he broke into the home of an elderly blind woman.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 22, 2008
Gangs feed on troubled teens' need for a feeling of belonging (Salem, OR): Chris Mulitalo understands the lure of gangs for many local children. As the county's only paid mentor for gang-affiliated youths, he sees a common thread in his clients' lives.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: December 22, 2008
Norfolk evens the odds in fight with gangs (Norfolk, VA): Norfolk police want gangsters and gang wannabes to learn a tough lesson: The cost of belonging has just gotten higher.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: December 21, 2008
Seattle police were warned of gang revenge (Seattle, WA): Seattle police were told to be "on the lookout" for a suspect with ties to a notorious South Seattle gang the night a former Franklin High School basketball standout was shot at the Garfield Community Center in the Central District.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: December 21, 2008
Gang-related crime dips at two Holland parks (Holland, MI): On weekend nights last summer, Rosa Parks Green and Moran Park offered activities for children and their families. The effort by Holland area churches, more importantly, provided a positive influence to counteract gang activity that had occurred at the parks in the past.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: December 21, 2008
Pervasive spread of gang culture makes youths vulnerable (Salem, OR): Jose was 13 when he got "jumped" into his neighborhood gang. It just seemed natural, he said, in the Gervais area where he'd grown up.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: December 21, 2008
Phoenix street gang targeted in phony check scam (Phoenix, AZ): Police have arrested 20 people in the culmination of a yearlong investigation into a south Phoenix street gang accused of defrauding banks with phony checks created on stock paper found at local office-supply stores.
Source: Examiner Date: December 20, 2008
Anti-gang effort boosted in Mesa (Mesa, AZ): Mesa police are diverting resources to the city's sprawling east side, where investigators are attempting to stay ahead of gangs they say are at the root of graffiti, drugs and deadly shootings.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: December 20, 2008
Grants will help Wicomico anti-gang initiatives (Salisbury, MD): Two county agencies now have a little more help in the fight against curbing gang activity thanks to recent grants.
Source: The Daily Times Date: December 20, 2008
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