Gang-Related News Articles
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New gang numbers may be misleading (Raleigh, NC): The number of gangs in North Carolina appears to be increasing, according to a new report released by the Governors Crime Commission.
Source: WTVD 11 News Date: March 6, 2009
Echo Park: Man, 38, shot in gang feud (Los Angeles, CA): Eric Zamarripa, a 38-year-old Latino, was shot and killed in a gang feud Sunday, March 1, 2009, on the 1600 block of Baxter Street in Echo Park, according to coroner's records.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 5, 2009
Take down for violent Milwaukee gangs (Milwaukee, WI): The streets of Milwaukee are safer today. Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs said members of two grangs, the West Clyde Boys and Vliet Street Gangster Disciples, were arrested and charged with drug offenses Wednesday, in a sweep which also took twelve guns and a kilo of cocaine off the streets.
Source: WRN News Date: March 5, 2009
Durham anti-gang official advises public vigilance, creation of outlets (Chapel Hill, NC): Building strong relationships in neighborhoods and providing 'safe havens' for youths are keys to preventing them from joining gangs, according to Tim Henderson.
Source: The Herlad-Sun Date: March 4, 2009
Teen arrested after SLC gang fight (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police arrested one man after a gang fight on Tuesday evening.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 4, 2009
PAPD arrests two suspected gang members, searches for third (Port Arthur, TX): The Port Arthur Police Department Street Crimes Unit, with assistance from the Houston Police Department Gang Unit, has arrested two suspect members of the Surenos or Sur 13 street gang.
Source: KFDM 6 News Date: March 4, 2009
Man killed in gang-related shooting in southeast Fresno (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are investigating the gang-related shooting death Wednesday morning of Toua Xiong, 21, in his southeast Fresno home.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 4, 2009
Three arrested in gang killing (Stockton, CA): Sheriff's detectives and Stockton anti-gang officers arrested three men Sunday on suspicion of murder in what sheriff's officials say was a gang-related crime.
Source: The Record Date: March 3, 2009
Police respond to SLC gang fight (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police responded to a gang fight Tuesday evening that involved as many as 20 people.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 3, 2009
LaVergne gang issues escalate, police say (La Vergne, TN): LaVergne police are beginning an initiative to crack down on a problem they have said is getting significantly worse: gangs.
Source: MSNBC WSMV Date: March 3, 2009
Gang members in custody in death of Kenosha teacher (Kenosha, WI): Kenosha police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 20-year-old reputed gang member in connection with the death of a teacher who was punched in the face and whose head struck the ground outside a bar last month.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: March 3, 2009
Salt Lake City unveils new plan for attacking gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City Police have a new target in the battle against gang crime: parents.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 3, 2009
Salinas police target local gangs (Salinas, CA): In response to a deadly surge in gang violence, Salinas police this past weekend went into "heavy suppression" mode, arresting seven gang members and confiscating an assault rifle, a police official said.
Source: The Californian Date: March 3, 2009
Gang membership up in Seattle, FBI says (Seattle, WA): The FBI estimated in March 2008 that 10,000 gang members and associates are operating in King County and pose a "high" level of threat.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 3, 2009
Seattle schools scramble to outsmart gangs (Seattle, WA): A police officer now stands sentry every day near the front door at Garfield High School. The school didn't schedule a basketball game this year against Rainier Beach because of worries that gang feuds might erupt after the game.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 2, 2009
Echo Park neighborhood shaken by shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Miguel Chavez was taking a Sunday afternoon nap when he was startled by what sounded like fireworks outside his Echo Park home.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 2, 2009
Gang threats scare off witnesses (Raleigh, NC): A potential informant shot multiple times in the stomach at the behest of a jailed gang member. Convicted killers flashing gang signs and threatening jurors with revenge.
Source: The News & Observer Date: March 1, 2009
Gang unit investigates college graffiti (Boston, MA): A Boston police unit that handles gang-related activity in the city is investigating graffiti painted on a Harvard Medical School building late last week.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 1, 2009
Studying up to combat gangs (St. George, UT): Gang investigators from throughout the state gathered Friday in St. George to discuss strategies and share information on criminal activity in their precincts and counties.
Source: The Spectrum & Daily News Date: February 28, 2009
Salinas gang slaying is third in two days (Salinas, CA): A young Salinas man became the third homicide victim in a less than a 24-hour span on Friday during a new surge in gang violence.
Source: The Californian Date: February 28, 2009
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