Gang-Related News Articles
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Salinas led state in percentage of gang-linked killings (Salinas, CA): All 20 Salinas homicides in 2009 have been gang-related, a number that threatens to repeat a dubious distinction from the prior year when the city led the state in the percentage of slayings involving gangs.
Source: The Californian Date: August 6, 2009
LITH police: Help us end gang activity (Lake in the Hills, IL): An overflowing room of Lake in the Hills neighbors told police Wednesday night that they were tired of having gang members armed with baseball bats, knives and even a hammer fighting in their neighborhood.
Source: Northwest Herald Date: August 6, 2009
Kennewick's gang crackdown results in three more arrests (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police say three recent arrests connected with four burglaries and seven vehicle prowls are part of the department’s continued "zero tolerance" stance against criminal gang activities.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 6, 2009
Homicide rate down in NJ, flat in Trenton (Trenton, NJ): As city residents walked the streets Tuesday celebrating National Night Out - a night devoted to crime awareness and prevention - the city was recording a decrease in most violent crime, though the murder rate is keeping pace with last year, officials said.
Source: The Times Date: August 6, 2009
Three held in San Pablo slaying (San Pablo, CA): San Pablo investigators identified and arrested three gang suspects on suspicion of murder within nine hours of a shooting that killed a 20-year-old on their city's border with Richmond, police said Thursday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: August 6, 2009
Anti-crime initiative credited with drop in homicides, Morris gang arrest (Orange, NJ): Gov. Jon Corzine announced Tuesday that homicides had dropped 24 percent in the state for the first six months of this year and he credited a statewide anti-violence initiative launched last summer.
Source: The Daily Record Date: August 5, 2009
Three arrests in Ripon gang fight (Ripon, CA): Police arrested a 21-year-old man and two 16-year-old boys suspected of being involved in a gang fight early Saturday in Ripon, officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: August 5, 2009
Yakima council to hold gang emergency meeting (Yakima, WA): The Yakima City Council has decided to hold an emergency meeting soon to address gang violence.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 5, 2009
Vacaville stabbing gang related (Vacaville, CA): A gang-related confrontation in Vacaville on Monday night left a victim with a stab wound, authorities said.
Source: The Reporter Date: August 5, 2009
Authorities say they have ended crime "Dynasty" (Flint, MI): They called themselves Dynasty and authorities say they spent nearly a year terrorizing area banks, gas stations and stores.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: August 5, 2009
What are the odds? Members of violent international gang found in Spa City (Saratoga Springs, NY): Two El Salvador nationals arrested in Saratoga Springs are members of the violent international gang MS13, and police are investigating whether a Salvadoran from Corinth who is charged in the alleged kidnapping of a 24-year-old woman is part of the group, authorities said today.
Source: Times Union Date: August 5, 2009
Behind the scenes with the gang strike force (St. Paul, MN): The now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force was battling a growing threat from a Latino street gang, according to the unit's latest internal report.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: August 5, 2009
Teen is Salinas' 20th homicide (Salinas, CA): A 17-year-old Salinas boy became the city's 20th homicide victim of the year after he was shot about 8 p.m. Tuesday outside his home on Yucatan Way.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 5, 2009
Nicky Cruz brings anti-gang message to forum (Tallahassee, FL): Florida A&M University hosted an anti-gang workshop Monday sponsored by the Standing in Hope Identifying Faith and Trust organization.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: August 4, 2009
Two wounded in apparent gang shootings in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Police say a woman who was shot in the head while riding in a car Monday night in Yakima apparently was the innocent victim of a gang shooting.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: August 4, 2009
Uproar over arrest of gang leader Jorge Cornell (Greensboro, NC): Supporters of a local gang leader are questioning the arrest of Jorge Cornell on alleged charges of obstructing a law enforcement officer.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News Date: August 4, 2009
19th Salinas homicide possibly gang related (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is reporting the 19th homicide for Salinas occurred at 8:45 p.m. Monday in the area of Noice and Chaparral drives in north Salinas.
Source: The Californian Date: August 4, 2009
Minivan rams SUV in mistaken gang retribution on West Side (Chicago, IL): A few hours before sunup, the eight young friends from the west suburbs were just trying to get home in a black Lincoln Navigator SUV when they got turned around and lost on Chicago's West Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 4, 2009
Six accused Spring Valley gang members sentenced to prison (New City, NY): Six accused Spring Valley street gang members were sentenced to prison today for attacking members of a rival gang, leaving one man with 150 facial stitches.
Source: The Journal News Date: August 4, 2009
POLL: Are gang-related Web postings illegal? Judge listens to arguments (Fort Myers, FL): At times, a Tuesday hearing on a controversial anti-gang law resembled a law lecture more than a court hearing.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: August 4, 2009
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