Gang-Related News Articles
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Community gathers for anti-gang forum (Yakima, WA): The fight against gangs is picking up steam. Hundreds came together Saturday to speak out against the violence. Families from all across the Yakima Valley met to map out a plan to help curb gang activity.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: March 20, 2010
Loose gang structure complicates Augusta count (Augusta, GA): Is it 25? How about five? Or could it be as high as 40? When it comes to gangs in Augusta, it seems the number depends on who's asked, the definition of what constitutes such activity and how well it's organized.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: March 20, 2010
Hope, fear mix in Pepperidge neighborhood (Pepperidge, GA): On a dead-end street in the Pepperidge neighborhood -- not far from where a teenager was killed last month -- sits Victor Weddington's one-story home.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: March 20, 2010
Calif Police Department on alert for deadly traps (Hemet, CA): Police in this picturesque city in rural Riverside County have been on edge in recent weeks. Someone is trying to kill them.
Source: The New York Times Date: March 19, 2010
Gang shooting wounds 4 on South Side (Chicago, IL): Four people were shot and wounded Thursday night in an apparent intra-gang conflict in the city's Auburn Gresham community on the South Side, Chicago police said.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: March 19, 2010
MN Senate considers measure to scrap gang databases (St. Paul, MN): A bill working its way through the Minnesota Senate would get rid of databases used to track suspected gang members.
Source: KARE 11 News Date: March 19, 2010
City joins forces with agencies in war against street gangs (Niagara Falls, NY): Niagara Falls police threw down the gauntlet to the city's feuding street gangs on Friday, announcing they will beef up the Roving Anti-Crime Unit and begin charging city "ganstas" with federal crimes that carry stiff prison terms.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: March 19, 2010
Police departments form gang task force in South Bay (San Jose, CA): When a group of gang members from Mountain View crashed a Sunnyvale girl's 16th birthday party last summer and got into a verbal fight with another guest over disrespect, they responded by stabbing the 18-year-old man to death, according to police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 19, 2010
Area police to talk about sharing gang data (Chicago, IL): It's spring, time for police departments to gear up to prevent criminal gang activity, say area chiefs.
Source: Daily Herald Date: March 19, 2010
Police arrest gangster named in city's injunction for 2009 Uptown killing (Whittier, CA): A gang member named in a city injunction against Whittier Varrio Loco is facing a murder charge in the shooting of a 30-year-old man in Uptown last year.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: March 19, 2010
Vandalism reports rise, other gang crimes dip in San Juan (San Juan Capistrano, CA): Reports of serious gang-related crimes such as assault and robbery dipped or held steady in 2009 in San Juan Capistrano, according to statistics released by Orange County sheriff's Lt. Dan Dwyer, the city's chief of police services. But reported vandalism rose sharply.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 19, 2010
House passes bill to curb gangs in schools (Maryland): The House of Delegates unanimously approved Thursday legislation designed to keep gang activity out of schools. The measure requires Maryland educators and law enforcement to report the arrests of students for certain offenses to school personnel.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: March 18, 2010
Guards injured at youth jail in Cheshire (Cheshire, CT): A union official raised concerns about safety at a youth detention center Wednesday after two separate inmate attacks that injured four correction officers.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: March 18, 2010
Police say teen member of a gang (Springfield, MA): If tattoos were self-fulfilling prophecies, Eric B. Denson was headed down the wrong path. The 20-year-old city man was arrested Tuesday night on a murder charge for the stabbing death of Cathedral High School student Conor W. Reynolds.
Source: The Republican Date: March 18, 2010
Operation aims to find leads into Juarez killings (McAllen, TX): More than 200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers swept through El Paso on Thursday, picking up suspected members of the Barrio Azteca gang in an effort to find new leads into the killings of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez last weekend.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 18, 2010
Teen beaten up over forced gang initiation (Spartanburg, SC): A 15-year-old boy said he was attacked by relatives and other teens who wanted him to join their gang.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: March 18, 2010
Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries puts compassionate pen to paper (Los Angeles, CA): For the last 20 years, Father Gregory Boyle has been writing -- and not writing -- the book that is his newly released memoir, "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion" (Free Press: 220 pp., $25).
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 17, 2010
Police, ATF pick up gang members (Niagara Falls, NY): Two gang members being sought in connection with the recent rash of violence in the city were picked up Monday and Tuesday by Falls police.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: March 17, 2010
Alleged drug dealers nabbed (Kingston, NY): Police on Tuesday rounded up eight suspected drug dealers, including the son of a Kingston alderwoman who serves a liaison to the county crime-fighting team that made the arrests.
Source: Daily Freeman Date: March 17, 2010
Round Lake Park man accused of bringing bat to gang fight (Round Lake Park, IL): One man is in custody for using a bat to injure others during a gang fight in Round Lake Park on Monday, police officials said.
Source: Daily Herald Date: March 17, 2010
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