Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang members among five arrested in car bashing (San Juan Capistrano, CA): After four cars were found smashed by baseball bats in the La Zanja neighborhood of San Juan Capistrano on Tuesday night, sheriff's deputies arrested five suspects, including two charged as gang members.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 26, 2009
Code enforcement ride-along reveals problems littering Robin Dr. (Park Ridge, IL): Gang graffiti scrawled across brick walls, uncut lawns, trash piled where it shouldn't be and, most recently, live chickens, are just some of the issues Robert Prorak deals with almost daily.
Source: Park Ridge Herald-Advocate Date: August 25, 2009
South Seattle shooting last week was gang-related (Seattle, WA): A teen shot twice in South Seattle last week was described by police as vague and uncooperative, and though several people were in the area, officers could find no one who reported seeing or hearing anything.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 25, 2009
LA plans crackdown on gang crime surge (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police say there's been a rise in gang crimes in the city's southern and central areas that runs counter to an overall downward trend.
Source: The Mercury News Date: August 25, 2009
Los Angeles city attorney plans to use anti-gang tactic to crackdown on taggers (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles city attorney wants to apply a technique used against gangs to stop graffiti vandals — arresting them for simply hanging out together.
Source: The Mercury News Date: August 25, 2009
Salinas summit fights gangs (Salinas, CA): Seeking to make the city a "fusion center" for local, state and federal law enforcement efforts aimed at gang violence, Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue and Police Chief Louis Fetherolf announced Monday plans for a gang summit in town next month.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 25, 2009
Cooper touts prevention against gang activity (Asheville, NC): Law officers must fight gang-related crimes not only on the streets but also on the playgrounds, cutting off a stream of at-risk youth joining gangs, Attorney General Roy Cooper said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: August 25, 2009
Injunction creates gang-free zone around Los Angeles school (Los Angeles, CA): Fighting to protect students facing "wanton gang violence," Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich have won a court-ordered preliminary injunction creating a 1.4 square-mile gang-free zone around Fremont High School in Los Angeles.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: August 25, 2009
New details emerge in fatal beating outside Boston nightclub (Boston, MA): Jose Alicea refused to back down, standing steadfast with a friend outside a Back Bay nightclub last week, surrounded by a dozen irate men.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 25, 2009
Chief says moving anti-graffiti efforts to police would hike budget $300,000 a year (Santa Fe, NM): City councilors are having second thoughts about putting police in charge of Santa Fe's anti-graffiti efforts in order to combat a wave of gang-related tagging.
Source: The New Mexican Date: August 25, 2009
'Tagging' or just hanging out -- busted either way? (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich wants to give police the ability to arrest "taggers" simply for hanging out together, without having to catch them in the act -- raising thorny constitutional issues as he lays the groundwork for a campaign to tackle the city's vexing graffiti problem.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 24, 2009
Gang violence increase feared (El Paso, TX): The deadly stompings, gunplay and street fighting that claimed the lives of three teenagers became the focus of three separate murder trials last week.
Source: El Paso Times Date: August 24, 2009
Franklin, Pennington at D.C. summit on gangs (Washington, DC): Crime is down and gang-related arrests are up. But Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin acknowledged Monday that metro Atlanta’s gang problems are still growing and that the city needs to do more to address social and economic problems that often lead to gang activity.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 24, 2009
Specific numbers on gangs sketchy (Atlanta, GA): Jesus Cintron went to Anderson Park to get beat down by his Blood brothers. The 27-year-old man had violated a gang code: He wanted out after the gang shot his friend.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 23, 2009
Gang activity seems down this summer (Bismarck, ND): Though gang-related assaults, robberies and other crimes have cropped up in recent years in Bismarck, gang activity seems to have slowed down this summer.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune Date: August 23, 2009
Man slain in Joliet ambush (Joliet, IL): A Joliet man was killed in a reported gang ambush Thursday night. At 9:41 p.m., Marcus D. Johnson, 20, was riding in the back of a brown Buick heading south in the 100 block of Ottawa Street when the attack occurred.
Source: The Herald News Date: August 22, 2009
Gangs an increasing problem for Northwest tribes (Pendleton, OR): When rival street gangs showed up at a Pendleton Round-Up dance looking for a fight, Umatilla County Sheriff John Trumbo let them come in but told them to "get rid of the gang colors and turn your hats around."
Source: The Oregonian Date: August 22, 2009
HPD searching for suspected gang member (Houston, TX): Local, state and federal authorities have moved their manhunt to the Houston area for a 27-year-old former U.S. Marine and suspected gunman in a drug-related shooting in Waller County on Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 22, 2009
43 Mexican cartel members indicted (Washington, DC): The Justice Department on Thursday announced the indictments of 43 leaders, members and associates of Mexican drug cartels, including a cartel leader who appeared this year on Forbes magazine's list of billionaires.
Source: The Washington Times Date: August 21, 2009
Five more boys, ages 12 to 16, charged in gang-related Iowa City incident (Des Moines, IA): A total of eight Iowa City minors, ranging in age from 12 to 16, have been arrested following an Aug. 5 incident where several shots were fired on the city's southeast side, according to Iowa City police.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: August 21, 2009
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