Gang-Related News Articles
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Street gang members rounded up in bust (Denver, CO): Eight people were arrested Tuesday morning as part of a three-year investigation into what prosecutors call one of the most notorious street gangs in the country.
Source: KUSA 9 News Date: February 24, 2009
Feds bust Jackson street gang that distributed crack cocaine in Washtenaw County, ATF says (Ann Arbor, MI): Federal authorities say the arrests of several members of a Jackson street gang could cut down on the amount of crack cocaine being distributed in Washtenaw County.
Source: The Ann Arbor News Date: February 24, 2009
Suspect found in Las Plumas student attack (Oroville, CA): A masked juvenile who allegedly entered a Las Plumas High School classroom last week and attacked a student has been arrested and is in custody at Butte County Juvenile Hall.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register Date: February 24, 2009
Girl hospitalized in what police say was gang-related stabbing (Portland, OR): A stabbing that sent a girl to the hospital Tuesday evening was gang related, according to police.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: February 24, 2009
Sunnyside police plan gang reduction initiative (Suunyside, WA): Gangs are a growing problem in Sunnyside and police officials are saying enough is enough. Deputy Police Chief Phil Schenck is calling on individuals, groups and community partners to support the Sunnyside Gang Reduction Initiative.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: February 24, 2009
Suburb seeing gang activity (North College Hill, OH): Police here have identified a number of individuals who claim affiliation with an offshoot of the Bloods, a street gang originating in Los Angeles.
Source: The Enquirer Date: February 23, 2009
Battle vs. prison gangs on right track, study says (Olympia, WA): The state is developing some promising new approaches to dealing with prison gangs, but its efforts are somewhat hampered by a lack of staffing, a recent study commissioned by the state said.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 23, 2009
Three teens arrested in West Side gang attack (Buffalo, NY): Three West Side teenagers have been charged in a brutal gang assault early Sunday in which victims were attacked with knives and a shovel, Buffalo police report.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: February 23, 2009
U.S. prosecutors trying gang members for racketeering (Wichita, KS): Prosecutors who are preparing to try a group of Wichita street gang members on federal racketeering charges say the men are violent thugs who deal drugs and kill people.
Source: NTV News Date: February 23, 2009
17-year-old boy fatally shot on Los Angeles bus (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed as he was getting of a city bus in South Los Angeles.
Source: The Mercury News Date: February 23, 2009
Graffiti incident an Aurora was gang related (Seattle, WA): A graffiti incident in which four juveniles were arrested Thursday on Aurora Avenue North was connected to a street gang, according to a police report released Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 23, 2009
City has 5,000 gang members; violence could be 'much worse' (Tucson, AZ): There are an estimated 1 million street gang members in the United States and in some communities they commit up to 80 percent of crimes, according to a report by the U.S. Justice Department's National Gang Intelligence Center released in January.
Source: Tucson Citizen Date: February 23, 2009
Gang problem at Einstein not as bad as some think (Kensington, MD): A panel of experts at Albert Einstein High School last week revealed one very important fact about what parents should know about gangs there: It's not as bad as everyone might think.
Source: The Gazette Date: February 23, 2009
Sheriff’s Office mulling whether to take part in gang database (Greenville County, SC): Greenville County sheriff’s deputies are deciding whether they will participate in a new database that could eventually help more than 420 law enforcement agencies across the state share information about gangs, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said today.
Source: The Greenville News Date: February 23, 2009
Database will track S.C. gang members (Greenville, SC): SCGangNet, a statewide Web-based gang database, will be unveiled today at a Greenville conference hosted by the South Carolina Gang Investigators Association.
Source: The State Date: February 22, 2009
Lawmakers mull tougher gang penalties (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska senators debated three proposals on Friday that aim to break up gang activity and increase penalties.
Source: MSNBC Date: February 22, 2009
Gangs are growing threat (Loris, SC): That strange kid who always eats lunch alone - the one who everybody picks on -- may be a prime target for gang recruitment. Corp. Darren Alston of the Conway City police Department recently presented Gang Information for Teens at Loris High School.
Source: Loris Scene Date: February 22, 2009
Three teens killed near school (Chicago, IL): A week of gang tensions on the city's Southeast Side ended in a hail of bullets Friday as three Chicago teens died in an attack that included at least one assault rifle, according to police and witnesses.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 21, 2009
New gang task force forming (San Bernardino, CA): Until now, battling gangs and drugs on the west end of San Bernardino County has been coordinated from San Bernardino. Starting Monday, that's changing.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 21, 2009
Anderson authorities turn attention to gang crimes (Anderson, SC): The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and city of Anderson police will team up to create a joint gang task force that will share information every day, according to officials.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: February 21, 2009
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