Gang-Related News Articles
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Juggalos take issue with label as a gang (Modesto, CA): There's nothing new about rap artists inviting controversy by glamorizing a thug lifestyle, with the most successful among them claiming ties to street gangs even as they move into mansions and get airplay on mainstream radio or music television.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 5, 2009
Hanover Park police see upswing in violence as result of gang turf battle (Hanover Park, IL): Police believe an intensifying feud between two gangs - not a broad resurgence in gang crime - is behind several of Hanover Park's recent violent attacks.
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 5, 2009
Web site for youth addresses gang issues (Tippecanoe County, IN): Teenagers and youth now have a Web site to share any concerns about gang presence in Tippecanoe County schools.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: July 5, 2009
Gang activity means more crime, Harrisburg police say (Harrisburg, PA): Harrisburg is seeing a link between gang graffiti and increased crime. Signs of influence and activity among such gangs in Harrisburg are not hard to find, said Capt. Cindy Baldwin, commander of the city police Criminal Investigation Division.
Source: PennLive.com Date: July 4, 2009
Mother to sue schools after son dies in gang violence (Annapolis, MD): The mother of a 14-year-old Crofton boy who died in an apparent outbreak of gang violence plans to sue the Anne Arundel County school system.
Source: WJLA 7 News Date: July 3, 2009
Injunction against gang gets court OK (Modesto, CA): Authorities may begin enforcing a gang injunction against 10 members of the Deep South Side Norteños, a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge said Thursday, but two suspected gang members who are contesting the order have two months to mount a legal challenge.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 3, 2009
25th Ward fights gangs in wake of local shootings (Chicago, IL): Francisco Lassio, the city services director in Alderman Danny Solis’ 25th Ward office, organized antigang marches on May 4 and May 29 in the wake of several shooting incidents in the Heart of Chicago/Pilsen area. Those marches will be the last for a while, however.
Source: Gazette Date: July 3, 2009
16-year-old stabbed in gang-related attack (West Valley City, UT): West Valley City police are trying to find the men who stabbed a teenager three times. The 16-year-old boy is expected to survive in what police believe was a gang-related attack.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 3, 2009
11 suspected blue jean bandits arrested (Atlanta, GA): A tip led Atlanta Police on Friday to an arrest of 11 alleged bluej ean bandits and about $10,000 in stolen jeans, a police spokeswoman said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: July 3, 2009
Databases boost battle against graffiti (Riverside, CA): Online databases have become a popular tool for cities in their battle with graffiti vandals, allowing police to quickly link a single person or an entire "tagging crew" to numerous instances of graffiti.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: July 3, 2009
Notorious MS-13 gang leaders, members indicted by Feds (Los Angeles, CA): In the first indictment in Los Angeles to allege racketeering charges against the MS-13 Gang, several members, leaders and associates were arrested early Wednesday morning, according to reports obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police's Organized Crime Committee.
Source: The Examiner Date: July 2, 2009
Police round up gang members in investigation of smash-and-grab burglaries (Tampa, FL): Local law enforcement agencies knocked on doors and pulled 11 gang members out of bed Wednesday morning, among 22 suspected of smash-and-grab burglaries.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: July 2, 2009
Gangs transcend generations (Albany, GA): As Albany police continue their fight against gang violence, they're faced with a problem that now spans generations. Hardened organized criminals in their 30's, are still active in the gangs.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: July 1, 2009
St. Paul police sue to keep gangs away from Rondo Days (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul city officials have filed lawsuits against two street gangs in an attempt to prevent violence at the upcoming Rondo Days festival.
Source: MPR News Date: July 1, 2009
Arrests in raids on street gangs (Texas): Federal immigration agents arrested dozens of gang members in days of raids throughout Texas. Eighty street gang members were arrested in a five-day sweep through Houston, Beaumont and Corpus Christi.
Source: The New York Times Date: June 30, 2009
New anti-gang unit formed (St. Paul, MN): A new temporary law enforcement unit to combat gang activities in the Twin Cities will not include any current officers from the Metro Gang Strike Force, the Strike Force's oversight board decided Tuesday.
Source: Star Tribune Date: June 30, 2009
Funds flow to gang task force (Gresham, OR): This spring, Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, and representatives Nick Kahl and Greg Matthew, also Gresham-based Democrats, feared the East Multnomah Gang Team would fall victim to a struggling economy that left politicians scrambling to balance the state’s $15 billion operating budget for the next biennium.
Source: The Gresham Outlook Date: June 30, 2009
Lynn gang member arrested with gun (Lynn, MA): A known gang member was plucked from the streets Friday on gun charges and an array of warrants.
Source: The Daily Item Date: June 30, 2009
Gang Combat (Seattle, WA): Marker in hand, the director of Seattle's new Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, Mariko Lockhart, stood patiently at an easel at a city council "town-hall" meeting in West Seattle last Thursday night.
Source: Seattle Weekly Date: June 30, 2009
Gang injunctions have helped in some counties (Yolo County, CA): Police complained after the Yolo County district attorney's office filed a gang injunction against West Sacramento's Broderick Boys criminal street gang.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: June 29, 2009
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