Gang-Related News Articles
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Tracy High locked down because of gang-related fight (Tracy, CA): Tracy High School was locked down on the last day of school after a gang-related fight during which an assistant principal was assaulted, according to school officials and Tracy police.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 29, 2009
Fairfax shows progress in war on gangs (Fairfax, VA): Quietly, the word "machete" has vanished from the headlines. Fairfax County had no gang-related homicides last year, and it has had none this year. Since 2005, total gang-related crime in Virginia's largest county has dropped more than 15 percent, even as overall crime has risen the past two years.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 28, 2009
FBI gang unit forms to head off city crime (Fort Wayne, IN): It's the FBI's belief that Fort Wayne has a gang problem, and the bureau thinks it has the answer.
Source: The News-Sentinel Date: May 28, 2009
MPD launches its own gang unit (Minneapolis, MN): The Minneapolis Police Department announed it will pull its officers out of the troubled Metro Gang Strike Force July 1. Now it's going one step further and creating its own gang-fighting unit.
Source: KSTP 5 News Date: May 28, 2009
No reason to fear gang activity (Iowa City, IA): Iowa City police said people shouldn't be worried about apparent gang tags on the CVS drug store on the east side of Iowa City.
Source: Press-Citizen Date: May 28, 2009
42 indicted on racketeering, drug charges (Baltimore, MD): A federal grand jury indicted 23 alleged gang members on racketeering charges and another 19 associates and others on drug charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 28, 2009
Tacoma: gang signs end with gunshots, two wounded (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police say an encounter between rival gang members flashing signs from cars has ended with two men shot and wounded.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: May 28, 2009
Gangs spray gunfire on Grandview street (Grandview, WA): At the corner of West Fifth Street and Crescent Drive, residents of the small but well-kept homes share garden vegetables. They hire teenage boys to mow their yards, mothers run in-home day cares and young men help old ladies install air conditioners.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 28, 2009
Arrested Apple Valley man allegedly a Baltimore gang leader (San Bernardino, CA): An Apple Valley man who allegedly leads a Baltimore street gang was arrested Thursday under a federal indictment on suspicion of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute drugs.
Source: The Sun Date: May 28, 2009
Gang-related fight, stabbing, injures two (Nampa, ID): Two men are in custody at the Canyon County jail after a gang-related street fight in a Nampa neighborhood injured two.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: May 28, 2009
Wolf and McDonnell promise more action to stop gang violence (Virginia): Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10th) joined Republican nominee for Governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday to unveil a comprehensive plan to reduce gain activity in Virginia.
Source: Loudoun Independent Date: May 28, 2009
Gang violence won't be tolerated in Utah (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah's next governor vowed Thursday to combat gang crime by continuing the work of a state task force established by the current governor.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 28, 2009
Gang with Pasadena ties targeted in huge Maryland sweep (Baltimore, MD): ATF officers and city police raided dozens of locations throughout Baltimore early Thursday, seizing drugs and weapons and arresting people on federal gang racketeering and drug conspiracy charges.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 28, 2009
New Oklahoma City center helps keep at-risk youth engaged (Oklahoma City, OK): Selling drugs and drinking alcohol were recurring items on Arnelious Kessee’s to-do list. He was also accused of committing a burglary last year.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: May 28, 2009
Neb. governor signs bill aimed at gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that promises stiffer penalties meant to reduce gang violence.
Source: KTIV NewsChannel 4 Date: May 27, 2009
Tucson gang members arrested (Douglas, AZ): Douglas Police and The Arizona State Gang Task Force (GIITEM) arrested 6 criminal street gang members from Tucson for assaulting two male subjects at the 15th St. Park and for various other crimes including participating in a criminal street gang.
Source: Douglas Dispatch Date: May 27, 2009
Festival stabbing appears 'gang-related' (Fruitport, MI): A stabbing at the Fruitport Old Fashioned Days festival Monday appears to be "gang-related," according to Fruitport Township's police chief.
Source: Muskegon Chronicle Date: May 27, 2009
Plans in works to curb gangs in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): Gangs are continuing to grow in Tacoma, prompting police to rework and bolster their plan for fighting them. "What we are doing isn’t working," assistant police chief Bob Sheehan said recently.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 26, 2009
Federal grants to benefit Pierce County (Pierce County, WA): A $1 million federal grant will help pay for three gang-fighting efforts in Pierce County. Safe Streets recently received the money, which will be spent:
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 26, 2009
Boy, 13, shot to death in East Oakland (Oakland, CA): Josue Lopez-Gil was 13. He had five hamsters, cared for wounded animals and set out bowls of milk for a neighborhood cat.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 26, 2009
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