Gang-Related News Articles
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Salinas police to launch anti-gang effort (Salinas, CA): A team of law enforcement officers whose objective will be to target gangs in Salinas is expected to hit the city Thursday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: October 15, 2008
Two charged in gang-related slaying of teen (Tucson, AZ): Two men suspected in the gang-related slaying of a teenager have been charged in the case, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: October 15, 2008
Sheriff's deputies talk about Yuma gang problem (Yuma, AZ): While the number of gangs and the membership within them change frequently, there are currently about 50 active street gangs in the Yuma area - with about 500 to 600 members, according to a Yuma County sheriff's official.
Source: The Sun Date: October 15, 2008
Guardian Angels come out against 'gang influenced' hoodies (Baltimore, MD): The Guardian Angels are hitting the streets of Baltimore with a message for parents -- pay attention to what your kids are wearing.
Source: WBAL 11 News Date: October 15, 2008
Gang problems can affect small towns (Rogers, AR): All street gangs in America have symbols to define what they stand for and who they are. But not all young people who wear those symbols are gang members.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: October 15, 2008
Pee-wee football game canceled after shooting (Sanford, NC): A 17-year-old was wounded Tuesday evening in a gang-related shooting at a Sanford park where 9 and 10-year-olds were warming up for a football game, police said Wednesday.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: October 15, 2008
In Wenatchee, gang violence is periodic, sergeant says (Wenatchee, WA): The shooting death of Alberto “Beto” Amezcua is only the second time someone has lost their life in gang-related violence in Wenatchee, said Wenatchee police Sgt. Kevin Dresker.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: October 14, 2008
12-year-old boy is one of two shot dead near L.A. Convention Center (Los Angeles, CA): A 12-year-old boy was one of two people killed when gunmen opened fire on a group gathered west of the Los Angeles Convention Center, police said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 14, 2008
Teen's killing possibly gang-related (Tucson, AZ): An argument at a Circle K turns deadly, when a teenager is shot and killed in broad daylight. The shooting occured Monday afternoon at the Circle K near 12th and Drexel
Source: KVOA 4 News Date: October 14, 2008
Report: Increase in violence last year in Norfolk schools (Norfolk, VA): The number of student assaults against Norfolk school staff rose significantly last year, and fighting, gang activity and weapons violations inched upward, according to a recent report by the school division.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: October 14, 2008
Crackdown on Wilmington gang sought (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office is seeking an injunction against members of the East Side Pain gang that could put a stranglehold on their influence in Wilmington's notorious Ghost Town neighborhood.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: October 14, 2008
Team effort to curb gang activity (Summit County, UT): Detective Andrew Burton was hired by the Summit County Sheriff's Department to curb gang activity, but that doesn't mean that he drives around in his patrol car all day looking to arrest suspicious individuals.
Source: The Park Record Date: October 14, 2008
Gang fight confirmed at El Dorado County jail (El Dorado County, CA): Ten inmates were involved in a fight that stemmed from gang rivalry at the El Dorado County jail in Placerville last week, a sheriff's spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: October 14, 2008
Former gang members fighting violence in Omaha (Omaha, NE): A group of former gang members called Universal Soldiers is preaching against violence on Omaha streets.
Source: KPTM 42 News Date: October 13, 2008
Gang sweep leads to five arrests (Visalia, CA): A weekend gang sweep resulted in five arrests by Tulare County Sheriff's Department gang-violence suppression units, which had the cooperation of several other agencies.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: October 13, 2008
Man hurt in apparent gang attack in Fremont (Fremont, CA): A 19-year-old man suffered two puncture wounds to his back Monday afternoon in what appears to have been a gang-related stabbing, police said.
Source: The Argus Date: October 13, 2008
Norfolk officials investigate gang threats at schools (Norfolk, VA): School officials have recently postponed several high school football games because of threats from street gangs.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: October 13, 2008
Salinas agencies team up in aggressive plan to fight gang crime (Salinas, CA): Three Monterey County law enforcement agencies have announced a joint plan to end violence in Salinas.
Source: The Californian Date: October 13, 2008
Gangs at the Shore: A two-day series on their growing presence and why they're tough to battle (New Jersey): This is a two-day special series on street gangs in the Shore area.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: October 13, 2008
Sheriff acts on escalating gang activity (Ouachita Parish, LA): Increasing news reports of gang violence have been making news for more than a year. Now the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's office is increasing its vigilance against gang activity in ways similar to which it addressed the growing drug problem more than a decade ago.
Source: The News-Star Date: October 13, 2008
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