Gang-Related News Articles
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New law makes schools, playgrounds gang free zones (Corpus Christi, TX): A new law has given authorities more tools to fight gangs, including increasing the penalties for committing gang-related crimes near places like schools, playgrounds and youth centers.
Source: Caller-Times Date: November 2, 2009
Brazen shooting stuns residents (Atlanta, GA): The van waited on a residential street next to Perkerson Park over the course of two days with men inside. Some residents thought it a bit odd, but apparently no one reported it.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: November 1, 2009
Pico Sheriff's station focuses on graffiti, tagging (Pico Rivera, CA): The baby-faced teenager walking home from school wearing a black backpack looked like any other high school student.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: November 1, 2009
Salinas police arrest two in Archer Street gang homicides (Salinas, CA): Extensive detective work, along with witnesses' help, led to the arrest of two Salinas teenagers in the fatal shooting of an Alisal High School sophomore and Salinas Community School student, police announced Friday.
Source: The Californian Date: October 31, 2009
Oklahoma City police name suspect in OCU student’s death (Oklahoma City, OK): An Oklahoma City man identified by police as belonging to the Juarito street gang has been accused in a first-degree murder charge of gunning down an Oklahoma City University student in September.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: October 31, 2009
Fight between rival gangs of youths avoided but two arrested for weapons (Fairfield, CA): Fairfield police broke up a potential fight between two rival youth groups and arrested two of the participants on weapons charges Thursday afternoon.
Source: CBS 5 Date: October 31, 2009
Shooting near Lloyd Center was gang drive-by (Portland, OR): Just after 11 p.m. Friday night gunshots rang out at the intersection by a Wendy's fast food restaurant and the Courtyard by Marriott at Lloyd Center.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: October 31, 2009
Sting nabs 21 suspected gang members in Santa Cruz county (Santa Cruz, CA): Twenty-one suspected gang members were arrested late Friday in an undercover sting that reached from Santa Cruz to Watsonville.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 31, 2009
Anti-gang legislation inspired by slain cop (Chicago, IL): Inspired by the fatal shooting of a Chicago Police officer, the Illinois General Assembly passed gun legislation targeting gang members Friday.
Source: WBBM-AM 780 Date: October 31, 2009
Lynn student charged in attack (Lynn, MA): A 16-year-old Lynn Classical High School student was charged yesterday with armed assault with intent to murder and other charges in connection with a gang-related stabbing just off school grounds that left four other students injured Thursday, according to authorities.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: October 31, 2009
Trafficking suspects face murder charges (West Palm Beach, FL): Federal prosecutors have added murder to the charges against two men allegedly involved in an extensive drug and arms trafficking operation in a quiet neighborhood west of Lantana.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: October 31, 2009
South End gang busted (Albany, NY): In a long-awaited takedown of one of Albany's most notorious street gangs, 25 members and associates of the South End-based Original Gangsta Killas were charged Thursday with a vicious crime spree of drug dealing, robbery and gang violence dating back to 2000.
Source: Times Union Date: October 30, 2009
Newark teen assaulted outside of Oliver Street School (Newark, NJ): David Quinones Jr., 14, was walking away from Oliver Street School in Newark and headed home when he saw another kid looking at him intently.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 30, 2009
Man shot and wounded in Whittier (Whittier, CA): A man was shot and wounded late Friday in an apparently gang-related attack, police said. The shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. at Pioneer and Beverly boulevards, Whittier police Sgt. Tom Reed said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: October 30, 2009
Two children wounded in gang crossfire in Morgan Park (Chicago, IL): Police are seeking a silver Volkswagen or Volvo in a gang-related drive by shooting that wounded two cousins, who were not the intended target, Wednesday night outside a Morgan Park neighborhood housing development on the Far South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 29, 2009
City anti-gang program pays kids who finish $100 (Hartford, CT): It can pay to stay out of gangs. At least it will for 60 children who successfully complete a youth/police training component of a city-sponsored mentoring program. They'll be paid $100 each as part of a $500,000 federal grant recently awarded to the city as an anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 29, 2009
Anti-gang initiative coming together after 13-month wait (Pittsburgh, PA): David M. Kennedy, heralded 13 months ago as a solution to a surge in shootings across the city, was back in Pittsburgh yesterday preparing the way for an experienced team to "jump start" a long-awaited anti-violence plan here.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: October 29, 2009
Little Falls police targeting youth gang in fire investigation (Little Falls, NY): The Little Falls Police Department is actively investigating a string of suspicious fires that have struck three vacant buildings in the last 16 days.
Source: The Evening Times Date: October 29, 2009
Police arrest four after Southeast Portland gang fight (Portland, OR): Four teens have been arrested following a gang fight at a Southeast Portland park in which they allegedly beat three rivals and sent one to a hospital, according to a court document filed this week.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 29, 2009
Indictments show gangs' spread in Middle TN (Nashville, TN): Roger Wayne Battle, the local leader of the Traveling Vice Lords who was indicted on federal charges Tuesday, was on the Metro police gang unit's radar as early as 2005.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 28, 2009
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