Gang-Related News Articles
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Taggers turning violent and becoming more like gangs, police say (Bakersfield, CA): They scribble on street signs, walls and mailboxes in an attempt to gain neighborhood fame. But some taggers, who are usually considered nothing more than a nuisance, are now turning into gangsters.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: October 4, 2008
Injunctions effective tool in fighting gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): Gangs have commandeered entire neighborhoods throughout San Bernardino County, forcing residents to cower in their homes.
Source: The Sun Date: October 4, 2008
D.C. crime-fighting plan expands anti-gang tools (Washington, DC): Mayor Adrian M. Fenty introduced an anti-crime proposal yesterday that would make it easier for prosecutors to detain people before trials and allow officials to seek civil injunctions that would bar gang members from specific neighborhoods or activities.
Source: The Washington Post Date: October 4, 2008
Jury gets troubling look into gang world (Trenton, NJ): A jury was given a disturbing glimpse into the inner workings of gangs as the murder trial for Jose "Boom Bat" Negrete, the leader of the Trenton set of the Latin Kings, continued yesterday.
Source: The Times Date: October 4, 2008
Possible gang stabbing reported in Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA): A 34-year old Escondido man was taken to the hospital with stab wounds Friday night and another man was arrested after police found him with a bloody knife, a Carlsbad police sergeant said.
Source: North County Times Date: October 4, 2008
Boy, 13, killed at corner store (Chicago, IL): Eighth-grader Sameere Conn lived in a neighborhood where classmates can't be friends after school because they walk home to different gang territories.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 3, 2008
50 arrested in Asbury-based probe (Asbury, NJ): Some 48 adults and two juveniles, including four reputed gang members and about a dozen of their alleged associates, have been arrested as part of a roundup targeting violent criminals and open-air drug markets, authorities said.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: October 3, 2008
Spread of gangs tied to border-control (Washington, DC): A "dangerous side effect" of America's failure to control the Southwest border and the nation's tolerance for high levels of illegal immigration has resulted in the spread of violent transnational gangs across the United States, including Maryland, Virginia and Washington, a report says.
Source: The Washington Times Date: October 3, 2008
Five arrested in gang-related fight at North Gaston High School (Dallas, NC): Two students were arrested and three face juvenile charges in a gang-related fight that broke out Friday morning at North Gaston High School.
Source: Gaston Gazette Date: October 3, 2008
Nat'l sting yields 19 gang arrests on LI (Long Island, NY): Federal officials arrested 19 people on Long Island and another 18 in New York City as part of a national sting operation over the summer that netted more than 300 members of a previously lesser-known criminal gang, authorities said yesterday.
Source: Newsday Date: October 2, 2008
Local residents named in street gang complaint (Milwaukee, WI): Two local residents are among 16 people named in a criminal complaint that charges members of a street gang with racketeering.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: October 2, 2008
Houston not doing its part to stop Latino gangs (Houston, TX): The federal government's top immigration enforcement officer on Wednesday released a report that showed Houston has fallen short in a nationwide crackdown on violent, predominantly Latino street gangs that draw strength from undocumented immigrants.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: October 2, 2008
Marin City gang suspects jailed in beating of family (Marin City, CA): Four suspected gang members, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of attacking a family with fists, poles and rocks during the Labor Day festival in Marin City, the sheriff's department said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: October 2, 2008
Police hunt for killer in shooting (Gilroy, CA): Police remain tightlipped about the gang-related murder of Francisco Rodriguez Lopez, a 19-year-old who was shot and killed Monday afternoon while driving around north Gilroy.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: October 2, 2008
Man beaten by group after asked what gang he was in, police say (Santa Ana, CA): A gang-related attack left an 18-year-old man injured after at least a dozen teens and men kicked and punched him before firing off several shots Wednesday night, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: October 2, 2008
Study: Immigration law enforcement helps check criminal street gangs (Washington, DC): A new Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder finds that immigration law enforcement has been highly effective in fighting gang activity around the country.
Source: MarketWatch Date: October 1, 2008
Police describe gang problems in West Pasco (Pasco, FL): Street gangs are doing their best to instill fear in area residents, New Port Richey Police Chief Martin Rickus said during an appearance last week before the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.
Source: The Suncaost News Date: October 1, 2008
Student attacks spark new anti-gang effort in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA): Days after two high school football games were postponed because of fear of gang activity, the Norfolk City Council ordered the city manager to hire someone to help eliminate the problem.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: October 1, 2008
Norfolk to hire someone to fight gangs (Norfolk, VA): The Norfolk City Council has ordered the city manager to hire someone to address an increase in gang violence.
Source: Daily Press Date: October 1, 2008
Over 1,300 gang members arrested in past four months (Washington, DC): Federal officials arrested more than 300 members of a previously lesser known criminal gang during a summer crackdown, twice as many as last year, and arrested nearly 1,400 gang members nationwide, immigration authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Associated Press Date: October 1, 2008
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