Gang-Related News Articles
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Some Oakland students face life-or-death decisions as early as elementary school (Oakland, CA): Josue Lopez-Gil was only one year out of elementary school when he was shot and killed after dark on Memorial Day, a few blocks from his home. Police say the suspect is a 13-year-old classmate affiliated with a street gang, and that the shooting appeared to be gang-related.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: June 8, 2009
Three arrested in Somerton murder (Yuma, AZ): On Thursday, June 4, 2009, the body of 55 year old Tajik Morteza was discovered near Congress Avenue and Main Street in Somerton.
Source: KSWT 13 News Date: June 7, 2009
Reach out to kids to curb youth violence (Tacoma, WA): Manuel Hernandez was the first in his family to graduate from high school, but didn't get to walk across a stage. He never went to prom, never went to the mall or movies, or stayed the night at a friend's house.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 7, 2009
Innocent bystander shot in gang dispute (Yakima, WA): A woman is hit by a stray bullet during what police are calling a gang dispute. It happened around 2:30 Sunday afternoon on the 1300 block of Roosevelt Avenue.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: June 7, 2009
Grant will beef up Carpentersville gang unit (Carpentersville, IL): The Carpentersville police gang unit will have a little more backup, thanks to a federal grant from the Justice Department.
Source: Daily Herald Date: June 7, 2009
With crime in decline, a fragile sense of hope (Los Angeles, CA): The boys had made no effort to hide the shotgun, so it was found, loaded, right where they'd left it, on the top bunk in their bedroom, next to a pile of clothes and two school books, "Decimals" and "The Language of Literature."
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 7, 2009
Man, two juveniles assaulted, tried to rob woman in gang-inspired attack (St. Paul, MN): After a woman was hit in the head with a baseball bat during a robbery in St. Paul, a 14-year-old told police he and a man had been "jumped" into a gang and told to "get her," said a criminal complaint filed today.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 7, 2009
Nine high school students charged in gang initiation (Alexandria, VA): Nine Edison High School students were charged with violently initiating another student into a gang, Fairfax County police said.
Source: The Examiner Date: June 6, 2009
Man, woman shot at San Dimas park gang picnic (San Dimas, CA): A gunman opened fire on a group of suspected Compton gang members picnicking at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park Saturday, wounding a man and woman, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 6, 2009
Morris County prosecutor to take on street gangs (Morristown, NJ): The Morris County Prosecutor's Office has begun an effort to raise awareness about gangs in the county that will include a free training program for both police officers and the public.
Source: The Daily Record Date: June 6, 2009
Gilroy PD involved in huge gang bust (Gilroy, CA): A total of 17 foreign nationals with ties to violent street gangs in Santa Clara County are facing federal and state criminal charges or deportation this morning following a day-long enforcement operation involving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), two area police departments and the California Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News Date: June 6, 2009
Cleveland's Cudell neighborhood fights Madison Madhouse gang using cameras, tips to police (Cleveland, OH): Lynn Blatnica and her neighbors were tired of being targets. Tired of battling teens who called themselves Madison Madhouse, a gang that toted guns up and down their streets, robbing anyone with a dollar in his pocket, stealing cars, selling drugs.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: June 6, 2009
Tribes, police band together to fight drugs, gangs (Lac Du Flambeau, WI): The two law officers meeting over breakfast at the Lake of the Torches Casino had not gone there looking for trouble. But they found it when they walked out into the sunshine and saw two teenagers flashing bills in the parking lot.
Source: The Associated Press Date: June 5, 2009
Gang kids feel safer despite risks: study (Washington, DC): Being a gang member makes kids feel safer, new research finds, despite the higher risks of being assaulted or even killed.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 5, 2009
FBI: gangs moving into suburbs (Washington, DC): Criminal gang activity, once primarily an urban issue, is increasingly spreading to suburban regions of the United States, according to the FBI.
Source: United Press International Date: June 5, 2009
Windsor police to host public meeting on gangs (Windsor, VA): Gangs connected with the Bloods and Crips — rival street gangs that have spread across the country — have been wiping their feet on the town's welcome mat, according to the town's chief of police.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 5, 2009
Known gang members arrested in raid (Yuma, AZ): Yuma police and officers from several other law enforcement agencies arrested two documented street gang members Friday in connection with recent gang-related activities and disturbances, police said.
Source: The Sun Date: June 5, 2009
Officials say major Austin-area drug ring cracked (Austin, TX): Authorities announced Wednesday that they have dismantled a large-scale drug trafficking ring with ties to Mexico and Honduras that operated in Austin and across Central Texas.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: June 4, 2009
Arundel police pledge stepped-up presence (Anne Arundel County, MD): Anne Arundel County's police chief promised Wednesday night to crack down on teenage gang activity in response to community fears and anger stemming from the death of a 14-year-old Crofton boy who was beaten while he bicycled near his home last weekend.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 4, 2009
Oxnard council accepts grant for anti-gang program (Oxnard, CA): The Oxnard City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the use of a $399,690 grant for a program designed to address gang-related gun violence.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 4, 2009
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