Gang-Related News Articles
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Minneapolis struggles with rise of Somali gangs (Minneapolis, MN): Ahmednur Ali's family fled the chaos and violence of their West African homeland Somalia in the 1990s, eventually making their way to Minnesota like thousands of their compatriots.
Source: The Associated Press Date: July 20, 2009
Police begin crackdown on Tri-Cities gangs (Kennewick, WA): Fifteen wanted felons with links to gangs in the Tri-Cities were nabbed during a recent roundup dubbed Operation Clean Sweep
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: July 20, 2009
Avondale boy shot in gang-related attack on porch (Avondale, IL): A 16-year-old boy suffered a graze wound when a shooter riding a bicycle fired shots and struck him in the back in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side Sunday night.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 20, 2009
Gang graffiti alarms unsuspecting homeowner (Athens, GA): When John Chambers woke up Sunday, he found out that a gang had spray-painted the side of his Chesterton Drive house while he and his family slept inside.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: July 20, 2009
Madison Mayor, Police Chief consider tripling gang officers (Madison, WI): Madison's mayor and police chief are working on a plan to triple the number of police officers assigned to handle gangs. And they want to do this without hiring new officers.
Source: WKOW 27 News Date: July 20, 2009
York County outreach gives youths a fresh start (York County, PA): Not many York County teenagers have been as consistently philanthropic this summer as Joel, Justin and Josh have. But not many have seen the same hardships.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: July 20, 2009
Elgin to beef up graffiti laws (Elgin, IL): Cases of graffiti in Elgin more than doubled from 2006 to 2008, so city leaders are considering increasing the minimum fine to $1,000, banning the sale of spray paint to minors and requiring parents to pay restitution if their kids are caught.
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 20, 2009
Suspected gang member assaults man at Tule River with a rock (Porterville, CA): A suspected gang member was arrested Sunday after striking a man in the head with a rock at Tule River in Porterville.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: July 20, 2009
Jail gangs are called a growing menace (New Jersey): State investigators say they're losing ground in the fight to control gangs in New Jersey prisons because they don't have enough manpower and funding.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: July 19, 2009
Bristol gang activity on the rise? (Bristol, TN): Gene Perrin, an assistant district attorney in Sullivan County, Tenn., remembers a decade-old murder in detail, but hesitates to discuss it, because, he said, it was very painful for the community.
Source: Bristol Herald Courier Date: July 19, 2009
Gang member shot in South Lawrence (Lawrence, MA): A 19-year-old man was shot in the head early this morning in what police described as another gang-related incident on the eastern side of South Lawrence.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: July 19, 2009
36 Detroit gang members arrested (Detroit, MI): A nationwide crackdown on alleged violent gangs resulted Friday in the arrests of 36 people in southwest Detroit by local police and agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Source: The Detroit News Date: July 19, 2009
86 percent of city killings gang-related (Bakersfield, CA): Bakersfield Police Lt. Hajir Nuriddin is worried. You can see it on her face and on the faces of Capt. Joe Bianco and Sgt. Joe Aldona as the trio gathers in the basement of police headquarters.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: July 18, 2009
Tacoma police step up anti-gang effort (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police commanders have moved more uniformed officers into the East Side after a recent flurry of gang-related trouble and a deadly shooting.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 18, 2009
Gang members, parolees focus of sweep (Coachella Valley, CA): Law enforcement personnel Friday targeted 90 suspected gang members, parolees and probationers during a gang-injunction compliance sweep that crisscrossed areas of the western Coachella Valley.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: July 18, 2009
Are they a gang, or just clowning around? (Fresno, CA): They call themselves simply music fans who paint their faces in the style of the rap group Insane Clown Posse. They call themselves Juggalos.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 18, 2009
A call for an end to violence (Omaha, NE): Ruth Bush left her north Omaha home to pick up some barbecue sauce on Friday afternoon. Bush's daughter was outside braiding her child's hair. Bush's husband was nearby, and two acquaintances of the family were sitting at a picnic table in the yard.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: July 18, 2009
Gangs blamed for a school shooting (El Rio, CA): Gunfire erupted this week outside an El Rio elementary school during a confrontation between rival gang members, but no one was injured, authorities said Friday.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 18, 2009
No major gang turfs in La Salle County (La Salle County, IL): At present gangs do not seem to have a huge presence in La Salle County. In fact, no gangs really claim the county or any specific town in the county as their turf, according to Mike Girton, commander of the Tri-County Drug Enforcement and Narcotics Team in Oglesby, which covers La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties.
Source: The Times Date: July 18, 2009
Antigang patrols begin along River Line (Burlington County, NJ): Police in Burlington County made surprise patrols along the River Line Saturday, the first operation in what Sheriff Jean Stanfield said would be an antigang effort on the five-year-old light-rail line.
Source: The Inquirer Date: July 17, 2009
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