Gang-Related News Articles
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Detroiter charged in Ferndale gang slaying (Ferndale, MI): Ferndale police said they cracked a gangland web of silence, fear and threats to finger a Detroit teen charged today in a shotgun slaying last month at the city’s VFW hall.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: January 8, 2010
March against gang violence planned in Watts (Watts, CA): Civic leaders are planning to march through Watts on Saturday to demonstrate against gang violence, which has been blamed for four recent deaths in and around Nickerson Gardens, an area that has seen a marked decline in violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 8, 2010
Tracy outlines crime, gang strategy (Tracy, CA): Responding to community concerns, the Tracy Police Department has unveiled a strategy to counter an increasing number of violent crimes and gang activity.
Source: The Record Date: January 7, 2010
Handling of gang data revised by Ramsey County sheriff (St. Paul, MN): After an independent report urged changes to a law enforcement database of possible gang members, the Ramsey County sheriff's office has deleted more than one-third of the names and added a parental notification component for juveniles, Sheriff Bob Fletcher said Wednesday.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: January 7, 2010
LA to train anti-gang workers in new academy (Los Angeles, CA): The nation's gang capital launched its official training academy for anti-gang workers on Thursday with a $200,000 contract and high hopes.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 7, 2010
Montgomery, Prince George's receive $2.7M to curb gang activity (Maryland): Montgomery and Prince George's counties are starting a joint-county initiative to combat gangs, thanks to $2.7 million in federal appropriations money, but specific details on how the money will be spent have yet to be hammered out, federal and county officials said Thursday.
Source: The Gazette Date: January 7, 2010
Midvale gets full-time gang officer (Midvale, UT): Police officials say they are seeing an increase in crime stemming from the city's growing gang problem, which includes 24 different gangs and 254 documented gang members.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 6, 2010
Stopping Gangs Early: Forsyth gets $450,000 to strengthen center's intervention, prevention efforts (Winston-Salem, NC): The Forsyth County Youth Detention Center is getting $450,000 in federal money to strengthen its anti-gang programs, U.S. Rep. Mel Watt said yesterday.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: January 6, 2010
SB Police Department will seek gang prevention funding (San Bernardino, CA): As part of its effort to crack down on gang violence, the City Council has authorized the Police Department to apply for a gang reduction and intervention grant.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 6, 2010
NAACP: Monrovia's new gang injunction goes too far (Monrovia, CA): NAACP officials are blasting the city's new gang injunction. Joe Brown, president of the NAACP Pasadena Branch, criticized the injunction, saying it is too far-reaching and could infringe on the civil liberties of ordinary citizens.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: January 6, 2010
Rival MS-13, 18th Street gang members face charges after weekend stabbing in South End (New Bedford, MA): An alleged MS-13 gang member is charged with stabbing a rival 18th Street gang member during an early-morning fight Sunday in the South End.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: January 5, 2010
50 gang members invited to Ceasefire call-ins (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department has invited about 50 known gang members, both Norteños and Sureños, to attend two Ceasefire call-ins scheduled this month, Deputy Chief Kelly McMillin announced Monday.
Source: The Californian Date: January 5, 2010
Boone lawsuit against gang to continue Thursday (Belvidere, IL): Boone County State’s Attorney Michelle Courier launched the county’s civil trial against 11 gang members Monday. The case continues at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and is expected to wrap up in the middle of next week.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: January 5, 2010
Gang member arrested in Christmas Day double shooting outside Club Juicy (Dayton, OH): U.S. marshals have arrested a street gang member they believe shot two men in the early morning hours of Christmas Day outside Club Juicy in Harrison Twp.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: January 5, 2010
Four gang members nabbed by Merced police (Merced, CA): Four men were arrested on a variety of gang-related charges Saturday, after Merced Police reported finding a sawed-off shotgun.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 4, 2010
Experts dispute claim LA gangs cooperate against police (Los Angeles, CA): The claim headlined a Wall Street Journal article that quoted an L.A. County Sheriff’s detective. Sheriff Lee Baca backed up his detective. He told KPCC’s Patt Morrison that a small number of gangs are working together in ways they have not in the past.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: January 4, 2010
Yakima eyes high-tech tool to fight graffiti (Yakima, WA): Taggers beware; the city of Yakima is adding yet another high-tech anti-graffiti tool. The City Council is expected tonight to authorize a three-year contract with Graffiti Tracker, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based company that analyzes graffiti photos and maintains a database for tracking and analysis.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 4, 2010
$4.4 million in federal cash goes to Utah cops (Utah): Specialized courts and anti-gang initiatives are the big winners in the latest round of stimulus funding for Utah law enforcement.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 4, 2010
Harlingen police unit targets gangs (Harlingen, TX): Armed street thugs were trying to take over the streets in sweeping numbers. "We were all about gang banging," said a member of the West Side Aquas, the city’s most violent gang in recent memory. "And we had guns, lots of guns."
Source: The Monitor Date: January 3, 2010
Gang violence boosts death tally (Buffalo, NY): Just when it looked like Buffalo had a chance to begin a trend of fewer homicides, gang violence derailed the possibility. City and police officials began last year buoyed by 2008's near-record low of 37 homicides, and they predicted the city was headed in the right direction.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: January 3, 2010
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