Gang-Related News Articles
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Police probe ongoing in six shootings in Macon (Macon, GA): Macon police continue to follow leads and process evidence in each of six shootings Sunday. Two men were killed and two others injured in the incidents.
Source: The Telegraph Date: August 28, 2008
Gang-related fight disrupts Oregon State Fair (Salem, OR): Eight juveniles were arrested and another 21 people were ejected from the Oregon State Fair following a gang-related fistfight.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: August 28, 2008
Police Chief Wray sees 'serious gang connection' in crime hike (Madison, WI): Making connections among various types of crimes and ways to remedy them was the theme of the night as Police Chief Noble Wray gave a talk on public safety in Madison to the City Council Wednesday night.
Source: The Capital Times Date: August 28, 2008
Appeals court upholds lawsuits filed against gangs (Wichita Falls, TX): An appeals court has upheld a statute allowing the city to file lawsuits against gang members, a tactic aimed at disrupting gang activity before it escalates.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 28, 2008
Senate OKs gang recruit bill (Sacramento, CA): The California Senate, on its second try, decided Wednesday that parents should face criminal charges for actively recruiting minors as gang members.
Source: The Californian Date: August 28, 2008
Airway Heights on gang watch (Airway Heights, WA): In response to increasing gang crimes in Airway Heights, city officials are considering a new ordinance that would forbid all gang-related crimes on all private property within city limits.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: August 28, 2008
Six arrested after melee (Sonoma County, CA): Two reputed gang members were jailed and four others were booked into juvenile hall after a fracas on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Source: The Sonoma Index-Tribune Date: August 27, 2008
Branchburg mom gets probation in drug bust linked to gang-member sons (Elizabeth, NJ): A Branchburg woman will be sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to charges connected to a drug distribution ring involving her sons, who are members of the Latin Kings street gang, according to authorities.
Source: Courier News Date: August 27, 2008
Gang violence seeps into Sacramento suburbs (Elk Grove, CA): Nearly two years after the fatal shooting, a sense of unease – a memory of murder – lingers behind the peaceful facade of a middle-class neighborhood in Elk Grove called The Villas.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 26, 2008
Alleged local gang members arraigned in Detroit (Detroit, MI): Authorities today continued to round up eight members of an alleged fledgling gang in Jackson on federal indictments.
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot Date: August 26, 2008
Federal indictment accuses six Israelis of working with LA street gang to distribute Ecstasy (Los Angeles, CA): A man suspected of being one of Israel's most powerful crime bosses is charged with using a Los Angeles gang to distribute a million Ecstasy pills and paying one of the gang's members to kill a man for stealing a large drug shipment.
Source: Star Tribune Date: August 26, 2008
Anti-gang efforts work, police say (San Diego, CA): At 14, Javier Quiroz was starting to take pride in his appearance. He liked to wear nice clothes, and his hair was rarely out of place. He played soccer and swam with friends, and he worked part time at a cousin's restaurant.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 25, 2008
Vandals spray graffiti along Salisbury Street (Salisbury, NC): Someone vandalized a total of seven businesses along South Main Street. Danny Wyatt leases one of the buildings. "Don't know why someone would want to do it. Kids trying to mess up people's property when they want to make a point to somebody else," he said.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: August 25, 2008
Macon police say three of six weekend shootings likely gang-related (Macon, GA): Three of the six shootings that occurred within the Macon city limits between 4:30 a.m. and 8:24 p.m. Sunday likely are gang-related and may be linked to each other, according to the Macon police.
Source: The Telegraph Date: August 25, 2008
El Paso police warned of Mexican drug gang threat (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have been put on special alert following what a spokesman called a "credible" warning that Mexican gangsters would begin targeting victims inside the United States, according to an Associated Press report on Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 25, 2008
Seattle Urban League calls for counseling to help curb gang violence (Seattle, WA): According to law enforcement officials, there are more than 5,000 active gang members in the city, 15 of whom have been killed this year. The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle has an answer: more counseling.
Source: KOMO 4 News Date: August 25, 2008
Four shot in SoCal gang attack (Los Angeles, CA): Four people, including a teenager and an 11-year-old, were shot today in an apparent gang-related, drive-by attack in South Los Angeles, police said.
Source: KTLA News Date: August 25, 2008
Clarity is key to solution (Durham, NC): James C. "Buddy" Howell, senior research associate for the National Youth Gang Center, specializes in assessing communities' gang problems and coming up with solutions. Howell, along with N.C. State University researcher Deborah Lamm Weisel, completed a 200-page study last year on Durham's gang situation.
Source: The News & Observer Date: August 24, 2008
What is a gang? (North Carolina): The first reports from police across the state last year showed a frightening look at gangs in North Carolina. Police were reporting that up to 1,446 gangs with 14,500 members had sprung up across the state.
Source: The News & Observer Date: August 24, 2008
Police say man killed in 'gang shooting' (Ontario, OR): Police near the Idaho-Oregon border are calling a fatal shooting Saturday morning "gang-related." About 30 gunshots were fired at the Fairview Apartments in Ontario, Oregon.
Source: The Olympian Date: August 24, 2008
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