Gang-Related News Articles
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Police win grant to stop gang activity (Charlotte, NC): Suspected gang members will soon have additional mentors to help them avoid a life of crime. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police will hire three case managers to work with juveniles who are currently behind bars at the Cabarrus Youth Detention Center.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: June 29, 2010
Fighting graffiti: Cops have new tool in battle against spray paint (Cheyenne, WY): The Cheyenne Police Department demonstrated new equipment Monday designed to fight graffiti. In an alley between West 17th and 18th streets downtown, officers painted over graffiti with a compressed air paint sprayer that made quick work of covering the spray-painted scrawls with gray paint.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Date: June 29, 2010
Ogden gang sweep nets 15 people, documents lab (Ogden, UT): Police have arrested 15 people in an Ogden gang sweep, including members of six street gangs, and dismantled a document-fraud lab.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 29, 2010
Authorities investigating different angles after three days of violence (Montebello, CA): Two men were wounded in a shooting Monday evening and police are looking into whether three incidents of violence in as many days are related.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: June 29, 2010
Police: Gang members severely beat, stab man in Millcreek (Millcreek, UT): A man was recovering in a hospital Sunday after he was stabbed and beaten in a Millcreek apartment complex parking lot.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 28, 2010
LA anti-gang program expands to 24 parks (Los Angeles, CA): The number of Los Angeles parks included in an anti- gang program credited with helping the city record its safest summer in 40 years will be expanded from 16 to 24, officials announced today.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: June 28, 2010
Othello mulls extra time for gang-related crime (Othello, WA): Othello's mayor pro tem wants his city to crack down on gang members to make his town safe again. "Our community has had enough," said Ken Johnson, who suggested the city council approve a gang ordinance that would allow judges to add penalties to gang-related criminal convictions.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 28, 2010
Purported gang kingpin held without bond in fatal Mission home invasion (Mission, TX): With a rigid, upright posture, Jeffrey “Dragon” Juarez looked the judge in the eye as he was formally accused of capital murder and denied bond Monday afternoon in Mission Municipal Court.
Source: The Monitor Date: June 28, 2010
District expressed concern about gangs (Sioux Falls, SD): Students at a central Sioux Falls elementary school are at risk of being recruited by gangs that populate the area, according to a school district grant application which was later amended to remove the reference.
Source: Argus Leader Date: June 28, 2010
Council to get youth gang report (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte City Council is scheduled to get an update this evening on a six-year-old program designed to curb gang activity among the city’s youth population.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: June 28, 2010
Fresno gangs urged to 'put guns down' (Fresno, CA): The wounding of a 9-year-old girl Friday in a southwest Fresno shooting that police say was a case of mistaken identity prompted police Chief Jerry Dyer on Monday to urge gang members "to put their guns down."
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 28, 2010
Gang gunfire leaves Fresno girl in critical condition (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police are looking for two people in connection with a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl in critical condition. The girl was caught in a dispute between rival gangs Friday night.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: June 28, 2010
Mayor's Summer Night Lights program expands to eight more L.A. parks (Los Angeles, CA): Late-night recreation programs will be added to eight more parks in Los Angeles next week as part of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Summer Night Lights program, city officials said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 28, 2010
Losing asylum, then his life (Washington, DC) : One man is dead, shot in the mouth in El Salvador, presumably for speaking ill of a gang. Another man lives in hiding in the Salvadoran countryside, hoping his former gang will not mete out a similar punishment to him.
Source: The New York Times Date: June 28, 2010
Omaha's anti-gang strategies (Omaha, NE): Omaha's anti-gang efforts — by many accounts stronger now than ever — pale beside the programs that cities such as Cincinnati have mounted.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: June 27, 2010
Tulare County Sheriff's Department gang-unit patrol results in 16 arrests, confiscation of guns and methamphetamine (Tulare, CA): Sixteen people were arrested by Tulare County Sheriff’s Department detectives patrolling the Visalia area and north Tulare County between Wednesday and Saturday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 27, 2010
Salinas losing six of its elite anti-gang officers (Salinas, CA): Plenty of what the Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Unit does goes unnoticed by law-abiding residents — and that's the way the city's gang task force prefers it.
Source: The Californian Date: June 26, 2010
City to try new tack to stem gang violence (Sacramento, CA): Beginning in September, Sacramento's most violent youth offenders will be given a choice: Walk away from the street life, or right into jail.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 26, 2010
Appleton police identify suspects in gang-related graffiti (Appleton, WI): Police have identified two Appleton teens in they believed are responsible for random gang-related graffiti that damaged about two dozen homes last week.
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: June 26, 2010
Moline police ask for citizen help to curb gang violence (Moline, IL): About 30 concerned citizens and community leaders met Saturday in Moline's Floriciente neighborhood to brainstorm about ways to try and curb gang violence.
Source: WHO TV Channel 13 News Date: June 26, 2010
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