Gang-Related News Articles
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L.A. commits to fighting gangs, but screening tool is criticized (Los Angeles, CA): Rene Avelar leads troubled kids from the Northeast Valley across the expanse of Burbank's Pacific Park to a chain-link fence. On their side is a grassy park free of graffiti and street gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: April 5, 2009
Border Patrol arrests two suspected gang members (Casa Grande, AZ): The U.S. Border Patrol arrested two Mexican nationals identified as members of the Sureños street gang late Saturday night in the Casa Grande area, an agency spokesman said.
Source: Arizona Daily Star Date: April 5, 2009
Community centers offer alternatives to violence (Tallahassee, FL): Last week's deadly shootout between rival gangs from the west and north sides of Tallahassee struck a chord for some residents who may have been in denial about how dangerous the homegrown groups can be.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: April 5, 2009
Stressed RI gang mediators bracing for violence (Providence, RI): Carlos Bryant drives the city streets in a beat-up blue Buick sedan, looking for kids who are like he used to be: dangerous and misguided
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 4, 2009
Gang-related shooting takes the life of another CPS student (Chicago, IL): Lois Davis rushed out of her apartment moments after her grandson was killed this week in what police said may have been a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 4, 2009
Gang leader sentenced: Latin King gets 20 years for drug conspiracy (Chicago, IL): Ignoring a plea by a prosecutor to send a signal of zero tolerance for street gangs, a federal judge Friday sentenced the "Supreme Inca," the No. 2 leader of the Latin Kings street gang, to the minimum 20 years in prison for drug conspiracy.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 4, 2009
Turnpike murders reflect violence of Mexico drug cartels (Palm Beach County, FL): A young family of four is found shot to death on the side of the Florida Turnpike, including two boys ages 3 and 4. The discovery on Oct. 13, 2006, shocked South Florida. At that point, Palm Beach County was convulsed by numerous killings within local drug-dealing street gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: April 4, 2009
Santa Cruz police create gang unit, county may be next (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police established its first dedicated gang unit Thursday, the possible precursor to a countywide gang enforcement team.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 3, 2009
Police launch gang-member roundup (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio police began arresting dozens of gang members Friday as a result of a three-month operation aimed at curbing gang violence on the city's streets.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: April 3, 2009
Fourth man arrested in shooting (Tallahassee, FL): Leon County deputies arrested a fourth man Thursday in connection with a fatal, gang-related gun battle early Sunday at the McDonald's/Circle K on Lake Bradford Road.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: April 3, 2009
10 gang members arrested in Concord (Concorc, NC): Ten foreign-born gang members were arrested in Concord on Wednesday during a multi-agency operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials said.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: April 3, 2009
Legislators question gang assessment conclusions (Madison, WI): A report from the state Department of Justice "appears to have greatly overstated the extent of gang activity" in northeastern Wisconsin, the chairmen of the Joint Finance Committee said Thursday.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: April 3, 2009
Are gangs making a comeback in Fairfax County? (Fairfax County, VA): A 15-year-old is playing basketball wearing color-specific clothing when verbal threats by a group of other teens lead to violence. The lone boy is knocked down, kicked in the face and punched repeatedly as he tries to escape the group.
Source: The Fairfax County Times Date: April 2, 2009
As numbers rise, police react to gang threat (Howard County, MD): At the age of 16, Daymar Wimbish and two other boys set fire to a house in northwest Baltimore, killing a man on the second floor.
Source: Howard County Times Date: April 2, 2009
Gang activity causes concern in Brentwood (Brentwood, PA): Brentwood Mayor Ken Lockhart wants to put an end to gangs in the borough, particularly in Brentwood Park.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: April 2, 2009
Midtown Mafia gang leader arrested in Salem City (Salem, NJ): The self-proclaimed leader of the Midtown Mafia street gang operating in the city was arrested during a raid here this week, police announced on Thursday.
Source: Today's Sunbeam Date: April 2, 2009
Gangs recruit new members via Internet, officials say (Sandy, UT): Parents frequently give their children, especially those in junior high and high school, lots of warnings. When they are at school, they are warned to stay away from drugs and gangs.
Source: Deseret News Date: April 2, 2009
Man arrested in Cedar Hills, accused in Washington state gang killing (Washington County, WA): The Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team arrested an 18-year-old man today in connection with a gang killing last week in Lakewood, Wash.
Source: The Oregonian Date: April 2, 2009
Suspected gang members arrested after fight (Sioux City, IA): Five suspected gang members were taken into police custody after a large fight in Sioux City Wednesday night.
Source: KCAU-TV Date: April 2, 2009
D.A. seeks injunctions against gangs in DHS (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Suspected members of two Desert Hot Springs gangs face possible injunctions next month aimed at stifling their presence in key parts of the west Coachella Valley city, which has been plagued by gang-related crime for decades.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 2, 2009
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