Gang-Related News Articles
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District approves anti-gang measures (Springdale, AR): Starting today, students in the Springdale School District who use gang-related hand signals, display gang fashions or engage in other behavior that can be directly linked to gangs may be disciplined.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: November 12, 2008
Gang activity on the rise in Sheboygan County (Sheboygan County, WI): Authorities know about 50 gangs in Sheboygan County, according to a report released Monday by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Source: The Northwestern Date: November 12, 2008
Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke to receive anti-gang grants from state (Boston, MA): Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Wednesday unveiled $12.4 million in grants to combat gang violence including $1.4 million for Springfield and $890,000 to be shared by Chicopee and Holyoke.
Source: The Republican Date: November 12, 2008
Fort Sill official fires back at gang report (Lawton, OK): Fort Sill's liaison to the city of Lawton is firing back at a police officer's comments that soldiers at the base are involved in gangs.
Source: Times Record News Date: November 11, 2008
School officials say they’re on top of gang issue (Logansport, IN): Superintendent Julie Lauck assured those gathered for a school board meeting Monday that administrators were working to get out in front of gang issues in the Logansport schools.
Source: Pharos-Tribune Date: November 11, 2008
Five arrested after police make drug buys at a home in East St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): Police raided a residence Friday morning in the 4018 Linden Ave. after making at least two drug buys from men there who were armed and wearing bulletproof vests.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: November 11, 2008
Two S.F. juveniles charged as adults with murder (San Francisco, CA): Two San Francisco juveniles charged as adults with murder in the stabbing death of a 14-year-old boy boasted and laughed about the killing in secretly recorded conversations with a government informant, authorities say.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 11, 2008
Outagamie County called hot spot for gang activity (Appleton, WI): A report released Monday by the state Department of Justice shows a "significant problem" with gangs in Outagamie County, but FBI crime statistics and sheriff's department officials say violent crime has dropped recently.
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: November 11, 2008
Gang activity reportedly on the rise in Brown Co. (Brown County, WI): Authorities know about 33 gangs in Brown County, with most of them operating in Green Bay, according to a report released Monday by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: November 11, 2008
Cities seek solutions to end street violence (New York, NY): The Big Apple is one of several east coast cities grappling with a serious problem: Violence is up and community and political leaders are searching for answers to the growing crisis.
Source: The Final Call Date: November 11, 2008
Moreno Valley police take new path with gangs (Moreno Valley, CA): When Moreno Valley police arrive at suspected gang member's homes, it may not be for an arrest but for an intervention. Police are hoping that by speaking with at-risk teens and their parents at their homes, officers will be able to drive home the reality of the gang lifestyle and provide alternatives to what one day may lead to an arrest or violence.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: November 11, 2008
SLC forum to brainstorm ideas for gang reduction (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has announced the formation of a gang-reduction focus group to brainstorm ideas for tackling an increasingly visible gang problem.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 10, 2008
Seven white teenagers arrested in gang assault, stabbing death of Hispanic man (Patchogue, NY) : New York police say seven white teenagers who set out to attack a Hispanic person are now under arrest in connection with a man's fatal stabbing.
Source: FOX News Date: November 10, 2008
Gang suppression sweeps net 25 arrests (Tulare County, CA): Twenty five people were arrested on drug violations in Cutler, Orosi, Porterville, Earlimart and Poplar during gang suppression sweeps Friday through Sunday, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: November 10, 2008
Police arrest 14 in attempt to curb drive-by shootings (Oxnard, CA): Fourteen Oxnard-area residents were arrested late last week during Ventura County Sheriff's Department gang patrols aimed at stemming an increase in drive-by shootings in El Rio and Saticoy.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: November 10, 2008
Gang activity in northeast Wisconsin on the rise (Wisconsin): Street gangs and motorcyle gangs have become a significant problem in Northeast Wisconsin, according to an analysis released today by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: November 10, 2008
Crime study finds link between violence and gangs (San Francisco, CA): A study on crime in San Francisco says a high percentage of the city's homicides can be blamed on gangs and career criminals.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 10, 2008
Kern's battle against gangs showing results (Kern County, CA): Kern County launched a $20 million battle against gang violence last year. Officials say it's already paying off in more arrests, and statistics show how the programs are already helping to keep kids out of gangs.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: November 10, 2008
Six arrested in assault with deadly weapon case (Porterville, CA): After allegedly assaulting three confidential victims, four adults and two juveniles were arrested on assault and gang related charges.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: November 10, 2008
Three injured in Ogden gang-related street fight (Ogden, UT): Three people were injured in a large, gang-related street fight early Sunday morning in Ogden, police said
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 9, 2008
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