Gang-Related News Articles
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Anti-gang nonprofit reaffirms mission amid indictment (Nashville, TN): Galaxy Star will trudge on, supporters said on Friday, even after a federal indictment accused the anti-gang nonprofit of being headquarters for a Nashville-based chapter of the Bloods gang.
Source: The Tennessean Date: June 26, 2010
Salinas anti-gang grassroots effort moves forward (Salinas, CA): Salinas residents and community leaders gathered Thursday night at the Salinas Community Center to come up with ideas to solve many of the city problems — with stopping youth violence the top priority.
Source: The Californian Date: June 25, 2010
Gang problem draws community to forum on solutions (Nashville, TN): As a former gang member, Cornelius Carroll has witnessed just about everything associated with the gang lifestyle, and he is determined to prevent other kids from going down the path he took.
Source: The Tennessean Date: June 25, 2010
Surging violence, rising vigilance: Redding police say 175 gang members in city limits (Redding, CA): Although extra police patrols focused on halting gang violence ended Wednesday, Redding’s police chief said Friday that he’s still concerned about controlling what could be a growing problem.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: June 25, 2010
South Florida gang leader sentenced to 15 years in prison (Palm Beach, FL): The leader of a violent Palm Beach County street gang will spend 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and second-degree murder, according to the Florida attorney general's office.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 25, 2010
Fighting gangs frugally: Salinas plan modeled on San Jose's success (San Jose, CA): Critical steps suggested for Salinas' first strategic plan to address gang violence run the risk of never being implemented after the city's latest round of budget cuts.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 25, 2010
Boy, 14, arrested in gang-related killing (Santa Ana, CA): A 14-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 17-year-old boy who was shot just steps from his home, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 25, 2010
Use of Weed & Seed grant money inappropriate (Oklahoma City, OK): Nearly $154,000 in federal grant money to reduce violent crime and gang activity in Oklahoma City was spent inappropriately, in addition to $28,000 in unallowable labor costs, according to a report issued Friday by the U.S. Office of Inspector General’s audit division.
Source: The Journal Record Date: June 25, 2010
L.A. city prosecutors seek injunction against 'MTA' tagging crew (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles city prosecutors sought a civil court injunction Wednesday against the Metro Transit Assassins tagging crew, known for a massive, quarter-mile-long graffiti "bomb" of its acronym along the Los Angeles River.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 24, 2010
Three men indicted on gang-related charges (Thomson, GA): Three local men believed tied to gang violence have been indicted on various criminal charges by a McDuffie County grand jury, The McDuffie Mirror has learned.
Source: The McDuffie Mirror Date: June 24, 2010
Pacoima middle school in deadly neighborhood (Pacoima, CA): Charles Maclay Middle School sits at the corner of Glenoaks Boulevard and Pierce Street in the San Fernando Valley, at the intersection of a gang injunction zone and public housing.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 24, 2010
The most dangerous gang in the U.S. (Cincinnati, OH): Their goals are intimidation and domination. Their methods are violent and gruesome. It’s no wonder the mostly Hispanic gang La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is considered the most dangerous gang in the U.S. by the FBI, and some consider it the most dangerous gang in the world.
Source: WLWT 5 News Date: June 24, 2010
26 alleged gang members indicted on Federal charges (Nashville, TN): A federal grand jury has indicted 26 alleged gang members and gang associates on charges that include racketeering, firearms and narcotics.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: June 24, 2010
Boston Police try a new anti-gang weapon: Shame (Boston, MA): Boston police are trying a new weapon in their war on gangs. They're hoping a little old-fashioned public humiliation might help curb inner-city violence. But many fear the new tactic will backfire.
Source: NPR News Date: June 24, 2010
Gang members on bicycles kill Santa Ana teen (Santa Ana, CA): Police say two suspected gang members on bicycles shot and killed a teenager walking near his Santa Ana home.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 23, 2010
Authorities in Cincinnati again target 'Tot Lot Posse,' gang taking name from playground (Cincinnati, OH): Authorities say they've charged 27 people with drugs and weapons counts in a new attempt to break up what's called the "Tot Lot Posse" in Cincinnati.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: June 23, 2010
South Florida workshops aim to train parents to prevent children's gang involvement (Palm Beach, FL): Gang violence tears families apart and ends lives, but by educating parents, government officials hope to hit gangs at their source, cutting off their access to potential new recruits.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 23, 2010
Four arrested in Porterville slaying (Porterville, CA): Three Porterville residents and another person were arrested Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man in May, the Porterville Police Department announced.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 23, 2010
Three gang members admit guilt in Asbury Park deaths (Asbury Park, NJ): A member of the Bloods street gang admitted he fatally shot a 66-year-old Asbury Park man inside his home, while two of the defendant's fellow gang members pleaded guilty to charges connected to the death of a Vietnam War veteran who was killed by a stray bullet.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: June 23, 2010
Teens shot in front of Carteret home were Crips gang members, officials say (Carteret, NJ): Isilma Samuel knew her son was involved with the wrong people, so she moved from Orange to Carteret, two counties away, believing her children would be safer.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 23, 2010
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