Gang-Related News Articles
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Anti-gang forum focuses on York County schools (York County, PA): Every school district in York County has students who are gang members, according to the head of the York County Gang Prevention Initiative.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: April 14, 2009
Seven jailed after alleged gang fight (Willows, CA): Seven gang members are behind bars today after allegedly beating a Willows man in broad daylight Easter Sunday.
Source: Willows-Journal Date: April 14, 2009
18-month-old shot in gang-free safe zone (West Palm Beach, FL): When an 18-month-old was shot on Easter Sunday, it happened in a place West Palm Beach police know well. The corner, Sixth and Douglass streets, sits squarely in the state's first gang-free safe zone.
Source: WPBF 25 News Date: April 14, 2009
Gang members charged with spraying graffiti in Alamance (Alamance, NC): Members of a gang from Raleigh were arrested on charges they sprayed graffiti on the outside of a business and a trailer park, the sheriff's office said today.
Source: News & Record Date: April 13, 2009
Murder victim identified (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police say the murder victim whose body was pulled from the Chicopee River was a gang member who was well known with police.
Source: WWLP 22 News Date: April 13, 2009
Norteño gang member who ran over Monterey County Sheriff's deputy still missing (Monterey County, CA): A gang member who police say ran over a Monterey County Sheriff's deputy with a car on Friday night was still on the run late Sunday night, officials said.
Source: The Californian Date: April 13, 2009
Local gangs prepare to battle (Bainbridge, GA): Two of our local gangs appear to have begun a battle. According to statements made, James Christian's murder may have been the opening salvo.
Source: BainbridgeGA.com Date: April 13, 2009
CHP teams with Santa Ana police to fight gangs (Santa Ana, CA): High intensity gang areas in Santa Ana are getting a dozen California Highway Patrol officers to patrol streets along with local gang detail detectives, in an effort to curb gang violence through suppression, surveillance and probation checks.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 12, 2009
Four wounded in shooting (La Puente, CA): Four men were wounded Easter Sunday when two gang members opened fire on a group of partygoers, authorities said, adding to a weekend of violence in the San Gabriel Valley area.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 12, 2009
Encinitas gang members linked to two shootings in Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA): Law enforcement officials say Encinitas gang members are responsible for two recent shootings in the city of Carlsbad. Unsure exactly what prompted the incursions, officers and deputies in the coastal cities are stepping up patrols in gang turf to keep a lid on any further violence.
Source: North County Times Date: April 12, 2009
25 arrested in 'gang emphasis sweep' of South King County (South King County, WA): Twenty-five people were arrested Saturday in a "gang emphasis sweep" of South King County. Officers from 13 agencies focused on known gang members with outstanding warrants and those on active Department of Corrections supervision.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: April 12, 2009
Police in city report more gang activity (Charleston, WV): Local gang problems have gotten worse in recent years as an influx of gangsters from other cities works to turn Charleston into a hotbed of street-crime activities.
Source: The Charleston Gazette Date: April 12, 2009
Young Heartless Felons gang has Mansfield prison on edge as members attack other convicts in bands (Mansfield, OH): The Heartless Felons, a new kind of prison gang, have brazenly broken away from the unwritten convicts' code - no rapes, no robberies, no snitching, no group attacks - and raised tensions to alarming rates at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, prison guards and officials say.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: April 11, 2009
Gang-related shooting leaves 17-year-old from Illinois dead (Milwaukee, WI): A 17-year-old Illinois man is dead and another injured after a gang-related shooting in Milwaukee.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: April 11, 2009
Desert Hot Springs gangs took root in growth wave from the west (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Gang members surrounded the house. Inside they expected to find a rival gang's drugs and money. They shot their way in.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 11, 2009
A closer look at Carson City gang violence (Carson City, NV): Gang violence is no stranger to Carson City. But after Thursday night's shooting that left one man injured, is the sheriff's office concerned about a possible surge in gang violence?
Source: KTVN 2 News Date: April 11, 2009
Gangs took advantage of a weakened city (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Ask Desert Hot Springs officials how the gang problems got so bad in the city, and you'll get a long answer.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 11, 2009
Former street lords work with Memphis students (Memphis, TN): If experience is the best teacher, the gang-prone in town are sitting at the feet of some former street lords, the city schools' in-your-face attempt to deglorify thug life.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: April 11, 2009
Gang shooting injures young man in Carson City (Carson City, NV): The Carson City Sheriff's Office is investigating a gang shooting that left a 19 year old man injured Thursday evening. The search continues for the suspects.
Source: KTVN 2 News Date: April 10, 2009
Gun crimes on the rise in Pittsfield (Pittsfield, MA): The city is on a record pace for shootings this year. If the current clip of six in 14 weeks continues, Pittsfield could register as many as 22 shootings by the end of the year, surpassing the high of a dozen, recorded in both 2003 and 2005.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: April 10, 2009
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