Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang association rises in schools (Columbia, MO): More Columbia students said they belong to a gang than students in previous years, but the increase isn’t cause for alarm, a school administrator said.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune Date: September 3, 2008
Police sweep nets 70 gang suspects (Corpus Christi, TX): Area law enforcement agencies arrested during the past week 70 known and suspected gang members wanted in connection with crimes ranging from public intoxication to murder.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: September 3, 2008
Highly-organized national street gang a major presence on Buffalo's West Side (Buffalo, NY): Two years ago, one of the nation’s biggest and most well-organized street gangs decided to expand operations in Buffalo, seeking to make the city’s West Side its turf for drug-dealing.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: September 3, 2008
Gang tagger shoots father (Fontana, CA): Police say two taggers who shot a 41-year-old man late Tuesday in a Southridge neighborhood are members of a gang well-known to the department.
Source: The Sun Date: September 3, 2008
Police arrest suspect in gang shooting (Somerville, MA): A 21-year-old man who bought the booze for a teenage party on Everett Street and allegedly shot another partygoer in an altercation over gang colors was arrested Friday afternoon.
Source: The Somerville News Date: September 3, 2008
Home Turf - The Bloods and the Crips surface in Chester (Chester, PA): There's been much discussion of Chester's recent uptick in gun-related violence that left six dead and more injured over a week's span in mid-August. Wendell N. Butler Jr., the mayor of Chester and a former Chester cop, said the violence, which mostly involved young men, was related to drugs, long-held neighborhood beefs and arguments over girls.
Source: Philadelphia City Paper Date: September 3, 2008
25 criminal aliens and documented street gang members arrested (Naples, FL): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Fort Myers and the Collier County Sheriff's Office arrested 25 criminal aliens and documented street gang members following a two-day enforcement operation targeting criminal aliens and street gang members in the Naples area.
Source: WINK News Date: September 3, 2008
10-year-old girl fatally shot in gang crossfire (Chicago, IL): The weapon believed to have been used in the slaying of a girl who was reportedly walking with her blind 7-year-old sister when she was shot Monday afternoon on the South Side has been found.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 2, 2008
Graffiti ’tagged’ for removal (Boston, MA): Gangbangers could get two years in jail, pay hefty fines and even lose their driver’s licenses for leaving graffiti tags under a proposal the City Council takes up Thursday.
Source: Boston Herald Date: September 2, 2008
Police have target in panty burglaries (Ontario, CA): Police said they are one step closer to catching a panty burglar who plagued residents of the Casitas Apartments during the past year.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: September 2, 2008
Ports. Police Dept. recognized for their effort to bring down gang violence (Portsmouth, VA): Portsmouth's Cradock neighborhood has a long running feud with gang crime. Tuesday night, a number of investigators from the Portsmouth Police Department were recognized for their efforts to bring Cradock's gang activity to a stop.
Source: FOX 43 News Date: September 2, 2008
Mesa police arrest known gang members in assault (Mesa, AZ): Two gang members suspected of punching and injuring two women in a rival gang were arrested Saturday night, Mesa police said.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: September 2, 2008
School administrators police clothing on campuses (San Jose, CA): Red shoelaces. A Nike swoosh. A knit beanie. While in most settings they're innocuous accessories, on some school campuses they're fashions that administrators battle to help keep gangs at bay.
Source: The Mercury News Date: September 2, 2008
Weekend's violence kills one, injures five (Salinas, CA): In a grim echo of the Labor Day weekend shootings that injured 14 people in Salinas in 2007, the city saw another bloody holiday this year.
Source: The Californian Date: September 2, 2008
Attackers sought in teen's stabbing (La Puente, CA): Officials continue to seek a group of four possible gang members who stabbed a 14-year-old local boy near an elementary school Sunday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: September 1, 2008
Joining forces to clean crime hot spots (Pemberton Township, PA): One road in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township has been the site of so many shootings and so much drug-peddling and mayhem that some residents cynically call it "Crenshaw" after the violence-plagued area of Los Angeles.
Source: The Inquirer Date: September 1, 2008
Bicyclist is critically beaten in what police call gang attack (Indianapolis, IN): A 47-year-old Indianapolis man remained in critical condition Sunday with head injuries after he was attacked Friday in the 2200 block of East 10th Street by about 15 youths suspected of being gang members.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: September 1, 2008
Man shot in foot expected to be charged with assault with firearm (Chico, CA): A 20-year-old man was shot in the foot Friday night in what the Chico Police Department called a gang-related incident.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: August 31, 2008
Northeast Ohio activists to attend national summit on resurgence of gang violence (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland had 174 homicides in 1993, a total that hasn't been surpassed since. The killings were part of a wave of guns, gangs and drugs that swept American cities.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: August 31, 2008
Mexican and Central American drug gangs said to be operating in the Birmingham area (Birmingham, AL): It was not just a crime. It was a message. When five men were shocked, beaten, bound and their throats slashed in a Shelby County apartment this month, that message was barbarically clear, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Birmingham News Date: August 31, 2008
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