Gang-Related News Articles
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City of Prosser saving gang prevention counselors (Prosser, WA): Cut from the budget but saved in the end. The city of Prosser will pay to keep gang prevention counselors in the school. Is it worth the money?
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: July 29, 2009
ICAN helps police lower gang activity (Chandler, AZ): As a dust storm kicked up around her on the playground of a run-down apartment complex, Christy McClendon stood next to a Chandler gang detective and talked to a group of about a dozen kids she'd just met.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: July 29, 2009
Leftover Gang Strike Force funds to stay put for now (St. Paul, MN): With the Metro Gang Strike Force permanently shut down, the advisory board that oversaw the unit voted Wednesday to ask state Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion to use leftover Strike Force money to cover overtime for Twin Cities law enforcement agencies, to fight gangs.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 29, 2009
Crackdown in Yakima may be sending more gangs to Pasco (Yakima, WA): As if gangs aren't causing enough trouble around here, Pasco's police chief is blaming Yakima Valley criminals for a spike in gang-related violence in the Tri-Cities.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: July 28, 2009
Yonkers gang leader shoots at, hits bystander's car (Yonkers, NY): A paralyzed 20-year-old gang leader who said he had sworn off the street life is accused of firing a gun and striking a car with a young boy inside, police said.
Source: The Journal News Date: July 28, 2009
Police prepare to install gang initiative (Greensboro, NC): Local law enforcement and social service providers are preparing to learn more about a program intended to thwart a growing gang problem. The training will take place Aug. 3 and 4 in Greensboro.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark Date: July 28, 2009
Orange County investigators say gang problem exists throughout county (Orange County, CA): Two Orange County residents have recently been linked nationally known criminal street gangs and that will come as a surprise to some who believe that street gangs are only a big city problem.
Source: KBMT 12 News Date: July 28, 2009
Two women accused of leading NJ drug ring (Newark, NJ): The arrests of two female gang leaders during a crackdown on illegal drug sales illustrate a new trend toward women in top spots of criminal enterprises, the state attorney general said Tuesday.
Source: The Inquirer Date: July 28, 2009
Busted on Myspace: Two men headed to court for gang material on Web sites (Lee County, FL): Elvis Rodriguez, 30, flashed Latin Kings hand signals on his Myspace.com page and called himself “King Kamel,” according to his arrest report. Richard Figueroa-Santiago, 22, used his Myspace page to post pictures of friends making “Eastside” hand gestures, detectives said.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: July 28, 2009
Cranston steps up effort to address gang violence (Providence, RI): The ongoing battles between violent street gangs such as the Young Bloods, Hanover Boyz, Asian Outlaw Boyz, MS-13 and Providence Street Boys know no boundaries.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 27, 2009
Reno-area gang arrests decline, but membership up (Reno, NV): Arrests for gang crime decreased in 2008 in the Reno area, but the number of people joining local gangs grew, according to recently released statistics from the Regional Gang Unit.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: July 27, 2009
Reno woman killed in gang-related shooting (Reno, NV): Reno police are looking for three persons of interest in a gang-related shooting Saturday night in south Reno that left a 51-year-old woman dead.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: July 27, 2009
Three gang members arrested (Fresno, CA): A traffic stop in Clovis led to the arrest of three men who Police said had just pulled a gun on rival gang members.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: July 27, 2009
Drug suspects affiliated with street gang (Jeffersonville, IN): Three suspects arrested in Jeffersonville on drug and weapons charges are out on bond, and police said they are most likely members of a dangerous gang known as MS-13.
Source: WLKY News Date: July 27, 2009
As gangs use Web, police take note (Durham, NC): Gang members are embracing social networking Web sites like Facebook and MySpace to brag, threaten and recruit, but law enforcement is using their words and images to build cases against them when they break the law, according to detectives familiar with the gang world.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: July 26, 2009
Unchained from gangs (Lynn, MA): With green T-shirts, jeans, and sneakers, the teenagers look like any other summer job crew that appears as a blur to passing motorists.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 26, 2009
Tacoma police keep up pressure in response to gangs (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police have made dozens of arrests, written hundreds of traffic tickets and instigated 14 evictions during a crackdown in response to gang-related violence on the city’s East Side.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 26, 2009
Stray bullet narrowly misses pregnant Portland woman (Portland, OR): After a long day on her feet as a waitress, Sara Gilds was looking forward to a relaxing shower before heading to bed Monday night in her North Portland apartment.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 26, 2009
11 arrested in south Wisconsin during ICE-led anti-gang operation (Waukesha, WI): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) agents, in close partnership with local law enforcement officers, arrested 11 Mexican nationals during an operation targeting illegal aliens with ties to violent street gangs. This is the latest local effort in an ongoing national ICE initiative to target foreign-born gang members.
Source: Media Newswire Date: July 26, 2009
Shooting site is a hangout for gangs (Long Beach, CA): A pocket park designed to give neighborhood children a playground has been attracting gangs and drug dealers to the area where five people were shot Friday, a neighbor said.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: July 26, 2009
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