Gang-Related News Articles
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Boulder City not immune to drug, gang problems, police say (Boulder City, NV): With Las Vegas and its drug and gang problems so close, Boulder City isn't exactly a world away from danger, Boulder City police officers said Thursday at a City Council workshop on drug and gang awareness.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: January 26, 2009
Grandview drive-by shooting deemed gang related (Grandview, WA): Investigators are looking into a drive-by shooting that happened Sunday night in Grandview. "Suspects drove by him, confronted him and asked him if he was banging, 'Do you bang?' is what they stated," said Officer Travis Shephard, Grandview Police Department.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: January 26, 2009
Police respond to another gang report at Meany Middle School (Seattle, WA): Police are investigating another report of gang graffiti at Meany Middle School – a place where gang graffiti was reported earlier this month.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 26, 2009
Fairfield leaders debate concerns about gangs (Fairfield, OH): Councilman Tim Abbott said he was surprised by comments by the mayor and vice mayor about purported gang activity in the city.
Source: Journal-News Date: January 26, 2009
Old laws used against present-day gangs in N.C. (Elizabeth City, NC): Elizabeth City police are using two old, obscure laws in their efforts to reduce gang activity.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: January 25, 2009
A man makes a stand against gangs in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): This is how Eduardo Rendon remembers the series of events that made him fear for his life: He was taking out the trash. Saw an adolescent tough guy leaning against the alley wall. Told him to leave.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 25, 2009
School shooting: Gang task force mobilized to tackle violence statewide (Kearns, UT): The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office began stitching together a Kearns-intensive gang task force weeks ago.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 24, 2009
Assemblywoman, group address gang crisis in Salinas (Salinas, CA): More resources may be on the way to help police fight crime in Salinas. Local and state law enforcement officials and elected political representatives met in a closed-door session Friday to discuss what options are available to the city as it deals with a recent increase in violent crime — most of it linked to gangs.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 24, 2009
Teacher and mom witness gang fight (Lawrence, MA): Hours after school administrators and safety officers broke up a war of words between members of two street gangs at the high school Wednesday morning, a fight broke out near the high school at North Parish Road and Phillips Street, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: January 24, 2009
Victim's aunt: Gangs threatening way of life (Wilmington, NC): When Joyce Clark was growing up in Wilmington she rarely got away with anything. If she did something wrong, her parents knew about it before she got home.
Source: The Star-News Date: January 24, 2009
Bay City police target graffiti as way to curb gang activity (Bay City, MI): Don Aldrich says he can see the writing on the wall. The Bay City police officer says there are at least five active gangs in Bay City, evidenced by the increasing level of graffiti showing up on city walls, fences and other public surfaces.
Source: The Bay City Times Date: January 24, 2009
Immigration: 20% of suspected gangsters arrested last year in O.C. (Santa Ana, CA): Immigration enforcement officials arrested 1,970 suspected gang members last year in the Southern California area as part of an anti-gang effort known as Operation Community Shield, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced today.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 23, 2009
Police arrest gang member (Florence, SC): Police say they've arrested another person officers say is a member of a violent Florence street gang.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15 Date: January 23, 2009
Saltzman says Portland will keep gangs on city's radar (Portland, OR) : Portland police commissioner Dan Saltzman attended today's meeting of the city's Gang Violence Task Force, saying he understands City Hall needs to be more alert to the problem of gang violence. He acknowledged that city officials may have gotten too complacent and kept the issue off their radar in the past.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 23, 2009
Cleaning up graffiti (Victorville, CA): Graffiti is a crime that costs cities and businesses hundreds of thousand of dollars every year and some experts believe that it is also a harbinger of more illegal activity.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 23, 2009
Riverside gang injunction applied aggressively to combat recent outbreak in violence on Eastside (Riverside, CA): Police ramped up enforcement of the East Side Riva gang injunction in the last six weeks to combat a spike in violence in that neighborhood, a Riverside police lieutenant said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: January 23, 2009
Gang law gets use in Pr. George's death (Prince George's County, MD): When a Prince George's County teenager pleaded guilty last week to second-degree murder and participating in a gang crime that led to a death, it marked the first time prosecutors in the county, and perhaps the state, had used an anti-gang statute enacted in 2007.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 22, 2009
Latin King collared in stab death of Met singer Maria Donaldi's son (Elmhurst, NY): Cops caught the thug who stabbed the son of a Metropolitan Opera singer in a simmering Queens gang feud, police sources said Wednesday.
Source: Daily News Date: January 22, 2009
Santa Cruz police ask neighbors to help fight gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): Residents asked police and a representative from the Beach Flats neighborhood Wednesday night what they could do to help combat gang violence in the city.
Source: The Mercury News Date: January 22, 2009
High school homicide: Kearns student dies in gang shooting (Kearns, UT): A simmering gang rivalry boiled over Wednesday with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old two blocks west of Kearns High School.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 22, 2009
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