Gang-Related News Articles
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A dozen students arrested at Mesa schools in gang sweep (Mesa, AZ): A dozen students between the ages of 13 and 16 were arrested on Mesa school campuses as part of a crime sweep that also netted three homicide suspects and dozens of other suspected gang members, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: February 26, 2009
Hispanic gang fight breaks out at Walla Walla prison (Walla Walla, WA): Thirty prisoners fought each other at the Washington state Penitentiary's new West Complex for gang members.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 26, 2009
15 face federal charges on drug, gang activity (Charlotte, NC): Fifteen people in Charlotte have been indicted on federal drug charges that say the defendants are connected to the Bloods street gang.
Source: The News & Observer Date: February 25, 2009
L.A. gang-prevention plan to target youngest (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles would pump millions of dollars into the training and oversight of anti-gang groups to sway at-risk kids from joining street gangs in violent neighborhoods, the city's anti-gang czar proposed Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: February 25, 2009
Community efforts hope to end gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): Metro Police say gang violence shattered a west Las Vegas neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
Source: MSNBC KVBC Date: February 25, 2009
CAN looks at gangs (Cleveland, TN): Gang awareness was the topic at the Community Action Network meeting Tuesday at the First Baptist Church.
Source: Cleveland Daily Banner Date: February 25, 2009
Dallas police raid Red Bird apartment complex in anti-gang operation (Dallas, TX): A fast-growing, violent Dallas gang has turned the Bella Vista Apartments in Red Bird into its base of operations, Dallas police say.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: February 25, 2009
Street gang members rounded up in bust (Denver, CO): Eight people were arrested Tuesday morning as part of a three-year investigation into what prosecutors call one of the most notorious street gangs in the country.
Source: KUSA 9 News Date: February 24, 2009
Feds bust Jackson street gang that distributed crack cocaine in Washtenaw County, ATF says (Ann Arbor, MI): Federal authorities say the arrests of several members of a Jackson street gang could cut down on the amount of crack cocaine being distributed in Washtenaw County.
Source: The Ann Arbor News Date: February 24, 2009
Suspect found in Las Plumas student attack (Oroville, CA): A masked juvenile who allegedly entered a Las Plumas High School classroom last week and attacked a student has been arrested and is in custody at Butte County Juvenile Hall.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register Date: February 24, 2009
Girl hospitalized in what police say was gang-related stabbing (Portland, OR): A stabbing that sent a girl to the hospital Tuesday evening was gang related, according to police.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: February 24, 2009
Sunnyside police plan gang reduction initiative (Suunyside, WA): Gangs are a growing problem in Sunnyside and police officials are saying enough is enough. Deputy Police Chief Phil Schenck is calling on individuals, groups and community partners to support the Sunnyside Gang Reduction Initiative.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: February 24, 2009
Suburb seeing gang activity (North College Hill, OH): Police here have identified a number of individuals who claim affiliation with an offshoot of the Bloods, a street gang originating in Los Angeles.
Source: The Enquirer Date: February 23, 2009
Battle vs. prison gangs on right track, study says (Olympia, WA): The state is developing some promising new approaches to dealing with prison gangs, but its efforts are somewhat hampered by a lack of staffing, a recent study commissioned by the state said.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 23, 2009
Three teens arrested in West Side gang attack (Buffalo, NY): Three West Side teenagers have been charged in a brutal gang assault early Sunday in which victims were attacked with knives and a shovel, Buffalo police report.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: February 23, 2009
U.S. prosecutors trying gang members for racketeering (Wichita, KS): Prosecutors who are preparing to try a group of Wichita street gang members on federal racketeering charges say the men are violent thugs who deal drugs and kill people.
Source: NTV News Date: February 23, 2009
17-year-old boy fatally shot on Los Angeles bus (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed as he was getting of a city bus in South Los Angeles.
Source: The Mercury News Date: February 23, 2009
Graffiti incident an Aurora was gang related (Seattle, WA): A graffiti incident in which four juveniles were arrested Thursday on Aurora Avenue North was connected to a street gang, according to a police report released Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 23, 2009
City has 5,000 gang members; violence could be 'much worse' (Tucson, AZ): There are an estimated 1 million street gang members in the United States and in some communities they commit up to 80 percent of crimes, according to a report by the U.S. Justice Department's National Gang Intelligence Center released in January.
Source: Tucson Citizen Date: February 23, 2009
Gang problem at Einstein not as bad as some think (Kensington, MD): A panel of experts at Albert Einstein High School last week revealed one very important fact about what parents should know about gangs there: It's not as bad as everyone might think.
Source: The Gazette Date: February 23, 2009
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