Gang-Related News Articles
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Police call Yakima shooting a gang execution (Yakima, WA): Yakima Police Chief Sam Granato says an 18-year-old who was shot to death Sunday in front of his home was executed by rival gang members as he begged for his life.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: June 1, 2010
10-year-old boy critically wounded in Royal City (Spokane, WA): A 10-year-old boy who was shot in the head in a gang shooting in Royal City is reported in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 1, 2010
Office on Youth, city police departments get $27,000 grant for gang prevention (Waynesboro, VA): The City of Staunton and the City of Waynesboro will receive over $27,000 to fund gang prevention efforts in the area.
Source: The News Leader Date: June 1, 2010
Gang members charged after shootout (Nashville, TN): Three confirmed gang members are facing misdemeanor weapons and trespassing charges after they were involved in a shootout Tuesday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: June 1, 2010
Nashville police set to enforce broader public nuisance law against gangs (Nashville, TN): Metro police are ready to roll out their latest weapons in the war on gangs: people and paper. The department recently added a third team to its Gang Unit — a sergeant and six more detectives — to go after the estimated 2,500 gang members in the Nashville area.
Source: The Tennessean Date: May 31, 2010
Video offers ways to get out of gangs (San Marcos, CA): A video featuring the stories of gang members who found a way out of the destructive lifestyle was unveiled last week at Cal State San Marcos during a summit on North County gang activity.
Source: North County Times Date: May 30, 2010
Teen shot in the head in Santa Ana dies (Santa Ana, CA): A 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head two weeks ago became the latest victim of gang violence when he was removed from life support Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 30, 2010
Teen shot after suspects yell gang slogans (Chicago, IL): A teen was shot in the leg early Sunday in the South Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood after suspects shouted gang slogans.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 30, 2010
Charlotte ICE gang operation yields 12 arrests (Charlotte, NC): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents assigned to the Charlotte Gang Unit continue making arrests in North Carolina with its recent weekend effort yielding 12 arrests and the seizure of cocaine, marijuana and brass knuckles.
Source: Borderfire Report Date: May 29, 2010
Suspected gang leader nabbed in Tampa ICE raid (Tampa, FL): While Mario Rangel slept, a team of federal agents planned how they were going to take him down. Rangel, who has twice been deported, is in the country illegally from Mexico.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: May 29, 2010
Judge signals OK for Oakland gang injunction (Oakland, CA): An Alameda County judge signaled Thursday that he will approve Oakland's first gang injunction, a legal order that would prohibit 15 alleged gang members from gathering in a neighborhood that police say is overrun by violence.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 28, 2010
Gang-related feuds driving murder rate higher in Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): Hours after he fell to the ground clutching his stomach near Lake Calhoun, Derrick Martin became more than the latest Minneapolis homicide victim.
Source: Scripps Howard News Service Date: May 28, 2010
Two suspects in Deerfield Beach teen shootings appear in court (Deerfield Beach, FL): Two suspects accused of shooting teenagers in Deerfield Beach went before judges in separate hearings Friday, one claiming he fired in self-defense and the other painting himself as the target of gang retaliation.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: May 28, 2010
Teenage gang members arrested at Mission Hill Middle School (Santa Cruz, CA): Police jailed four middle school students suspected of calling other students names Thursday afternoon, then chasing the other kids across a busy road and trying to start a fight, Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Rick Martinez said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 28, 2010
Another injunction vs. street gang OK’d (Oceanside, CA): A second injunction against an Oceanside street gang has been approved by a judge in an effort to curb violence and crime at the hands of newer, younger members rising in the multigenerational gang.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 27, 2010
27 arrested in Tri-Cities gang roundup (Tri-Cities, WA): Police, state and federal officers in the Tri-Cities rounded up 27 fugitives with gang ties in a two-day sweep called Operation Gang Siphon.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 27, 2010
Feds visit Salinas to check out anti-gang efforts (Salinas, CA): Federal officials are trying to figure out how to funnel dollars to Salinas' anti-gang efforts.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 27, 2010
Recreation programs 'key' in gang battle (Chattanooga, TN): Sixteen-year-old Lhadija Sanders is on the front lines of gang violence. She sees it as a junior at Howard School of Academics and Technology and as a resident of South Chattanooga, she said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 27, 2010
Lake Calhoun shooting was gang-related, police say (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police say a gang feud led to the killing of a man near Lake Calhoun earlier this week. And they say an uptick in gang activity has led to more shootings and killings in the city than last year.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: May 26, 2010
Ark. college student fatally beaten in gang rite (Memphis, TN): An Arkansas college student has died after being severely beaten in what Memphis police say was a gang initiation.
Source: The Baxter Bulletin Date: May 26, 2010
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