Gang-Related News Articles
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Second year of city gang data shows slight decline in activity (Aurora, CO): This year’s annual report on gang activity in the city contains a key element that last year’s report lacked: comparisons. Now in its second full year, the report tracks the yearly progress Aurora Police Department’s Gang Tracking Initiative, an effort started in 2006 that was designed to provide hard data and clear information about the activities of criminal street gangs in the city.
Source: Aurora Sentinel Date: May 26, 2009
Gang rivalry sparks shooting, Hemet police say (Hemet, CA): Police believe two Hemet men getting a pizza on Friday afternoon opened fire on a man who was an associate of a rival gang and was trying to raise money for his friend's funeral.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: May 26, 2009
Man shot by Long Beach police is gang member, but name is withheld (Long Beach, CA): Authorities on Tuesday withheld the name of a man killed during an officer involved shooting over the weekend, saying his family has yet to be formally notified of the incident.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: May 26, 2009
Anti-gang group making progress (Orangeburg, SC): The first year's report card on gang intervention in Orangeburg shows progress, but officials say more work needs to be done.
Source: The Times and Democrat Date: May 25, 2009
Two gang assaults reported in Monticello (Monticello, NY): Police in Monticello are investigating two serious gang assault incidents, both of which occurred last Friday.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: May 25, 2009
El Paso county attorney seeking civil injunctions against alleged gang members (El Paso, TX): Two fundamental forces will collide in the court case of 24 people whom the county attorney has publicly labeled as members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 25, 2009
Felony gang charge not used a lot (Columbus, OH): Three tattooed dots on a man's hand that officers noted six years ago during a routine booking for a gun charge tipped off Columbus police to another potential investigation.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: May 24, 2009
More Latin Kings plead out in Lubbock court (Lubbock, TX): More members of the Latin Kings street gang pleaded guilty Friday in Lubbock federal court. That's the same street gang accused of a drive by murder in Big Spring last year.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: May 24, 2009
A gang dispute sparks a Portland drive-by shooting, police say (Portand, OR): A dispute between rival Latino gangs led to this week's drive-by shooting in Northeast Portland that wounded the mother of the intended target, according to court papers filed Friday.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 23, 2009
New law lets cities create gang-free zones, but few are using it (Ogden, UT): A new law enabling cities to designate gang-free zones --- giving police the authority to disperse suspected gang members loitering in certain locations -- took effect this month.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 23, 2009
Cops take on street gangs (Glassboro, NJ): Images of scowling young men posing for the camera while flashing gang symbols with their hands flicked across a screen at Glassboro Borough Hall.
Source: Courier-Post Date: May 23, 2009
Three wounded in gang-related shooting in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): Three men were shot in Tacoma late Friday after being confronted by another man while walking along a street and are in stable condition in local hospitals, Tacoma police reported.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 23, 2009
14 arrested in raid on Chester gang (Chester, PA): They went by the street names "EZ," "Banks," "Shady," and "La-La," and carried loaded semiautomatic weapons. The circuitous streets where they peddled crack and other drugs were sometimes referred to as the "Circle of Death."
Source: The Inquirer Date: May 22, 2009
Action pledged on gang problems in state prisons (New Jersey): The Department of Corrections says it is "dealing proactively" with gangs in prisons, part of its response to criticism from the State Commission of Investigation.
Source: Herald News Date: May 22, 2009
Gang fight at strawberry festival? (Oceanport, NJ): A large fight that police claim is likely tied to gang activity forced the early closure of the annual Strawberry Fair Thursday night.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: May 22, 2009
Alleged Ahwatukee gang members face robbery, assault charges (Phoenix, AZ): Three Ahwatukee men and two teenagers that Phoenix police are calling gang members have been arrested and are in custody facing multiple charges.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 22, 2009
Racism's role in LA gang case rekindles debate (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors called their sweeping indictment of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens gang the biggest takedown of its kind in U.S. history.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 22, 2009
Lawmakers pass bill targeting gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Omaha Mayor-elect Jim Suttle plans to use state and local funds made available for anti-gang initiatives through a bill given final approval Thursday by the Legislature.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: May 22, 2009
SoCal gang members indicted in racist shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Federal racketeering indictments unsealed Thursday charge that a Latino street gang has waged a racist campaign to eliminate black people from a Southern California city through attempted murders and other crimes.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 21, 2009
Gang Strike Force shut down after audit finds $18,000, 13 cars missing (St. Paul, MN): The Metro Gang Strike Force suspended operations on Wednesday night, less than 12 hours after the Minnesota Legislative Auditor's office issued a report saying that it could not account for at least $18,126 in cash and 13 vehicles that had been seized by Strike Force officers.
Source: Star Tribune Date: May 21, 2009
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