Gang-Related News Articles
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How Memphis city schools plan to tackle gangs (Memphis, TN): There is increased security at Hamilton High after police say there was a gang fight Wednesday that involved the Crips and the Bloods.
Source: WREG Newschannel 3 Date: March 13, 2009
Bloods gang targeted in major Falls drug bust (Buffalo, NY): About 300 federal agents and police officers hit the streets of Niagara Falls early this morning to begin what authorities called a major takedown targeting the notorious drug gang known as the Bloods.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: March 12, 2009
Lakewood moves to sweep out gangs (Lakewood, WA): Lakewood police officer Jeff Martin pulled the car over on a routine traffic violation. Inside the car, Martin, a member of the city’s new gang unit, found a Seattle gang member who had an outstanding warrant and who said he was in Lakewood to get away from gang violence in King County.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 12, 2009
Three arrested in Avondale tied to street gang, shootings (Avondale, AZ): A Department of Public Safety task force operation on Thursday arrested three people with suspected street gang ties as they tried to steal a car stereo in Avondale, officials said.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: March 12, 2009
Few try to get gang label lifted (Los Angeles, CA): More than 10,000 Angelenos identified as gang members and governed by court injunction can apply to have their name erased from the city's records, but just 20 have tried and only one has actually succeeded, officials say.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 12, 2009
HPD charges three with gang activity (Harrisonburg, VA): Harrisonburg police arrested three Shenandoah Valley residents Monday, claiming they are connected to the SUR 13 street gang.
Source: The Daily News Record Date: March 11, 2009
Lawmakers question state Department of Justice's northeast Wisconsin gang assessment (Wisconsin): Two powerful Democratic state legislators have demanded the state attorney general hand over the Department of Justice’s work on a publicly funded assessment of gang activity.
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: March 11, 2009
Neb. lawmakers move to fight gangs, violent crimes (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska lawmakers have given first-round approval to more than a dozen changes to Nebraska's laws, including stiffer penalties for violent and gun-related crimes.
Source: KPTM 42 News Date: March 11, 2009
Chicago police, religious leaders work to curb violence (Chicago, IL): Frustrated by the gang shootings and youth violence that erupt on the Northwest Side, the Chicago Police Department is trying another approach: Forgiveness.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 11, 2009
Study finds link between gangs, homicide rates in L.A. County (Los Angeles County, CA): A study published this week by a Charles Drew University researcher shows that the geographic density of street gangs -- and their long-term historical and cultural neighborhood ties -- was a greater determinant of homicide rates than factors such as poverty or unemployment.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 11, 2009
Sheriff's Office tries to work against gangs (Albany, GA): A major search continues for the suspected gunman in the second of Monday's two gang shootings in Albany.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: March 11, 2009
Utah Senate OKs gang-prevention bill (Salt Lake City, UT): A bill that would direct school boards to enact gang-prevention and intervention policies passed the Senate on Monday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 10, 2009
Shootings thought to be gang-related (Albany, GA): An Albany man is hospitalized and two others were injured after being shot in two separate incidents that police officials said reek of local street gangs.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: March 10, 2009
Shooting investigation targets suspected gang members (Fort Pierce, FL): According to confidential police documents, Ft. Pierce officers are targeting suspected gang members in their investigation of four recent shootings.
Source: WPTV 5 News Date: March 10, 2009
Dozens of suspected gang members face drug charges (New York, NY): Police rounded-up several dozen gang members Tuesday in Washington Heights and authorities announced indictments against more than 40 suspected gang members and associates in connection with the arrests.
Source: 1010 WINS Date: March 10, 2009
Gang participation on decline (Riverside County, CA): Just three years ago, few law enforcement programs across Riverside County were dedicated to reducing the number of gangs.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: March 10, 2009
Gang unit must have support (Albany, GA): Some of Albany’s top police officials asked Dougherty County Commissioners Monday for their support in ridding the community of the gang element — the same day three people were sent to the hospital after two suspected gang shootings.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: March 10, 2009
NYPD arrests 34 suspected gang members (New York City, NY): New York City police say they've arrested 34 suspected members of a notorious street gang, including the citywide leader of the organization.
Source: Newsday Date: March 10, 2009
Greene County Schools offers students in gangs a better way to live (Snow Hill, NC): Rural communities such as Greene County are seeing more gang-related activities than during previous years, which can affect students' abilities to perform their best in school.
Source: ENC Today Date: March 10, 2009
Deadly gang violence has Salinas residents on edge (Salinas, CA): It is another tense night for law enforcement and the people of Salinas -- a 16-year old boy has just been shot to death in what police call a gang-related killing.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: March 9, 2009
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