Gang-Related News Articles
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Harlem drug gang bust (New York, NY): 15 members and associates of a Harlem drug gang active in the Hamilton Heights area known as the “Stack Money Family” or "$MF," and two additional drug dealers from the same area, were arrested and indicted on Wednesday on charges including conspiracy and the possession and sale of narcotics.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: January 29, 2009
Lawmakers push anti-graffiti bills (Lincoln, NE): Tougher penalties and barring minors from buying spray paint are the tools needed to attack the growing problem of graffiti, Omaha lawmakers said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 29, 2009
Greiner's 2009 bill takes new shot at keeping gangs off street (Salt Lake City, UT): Sen. John Greiner is back this year with a vengeance. After failing last year to get a gang loitering bill passed, the Ogden Republican and others are bringing a number of bills against criminal gangs.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: January 28, 2009
Judge grants preliminary injunction against Toonerville gang (Los Angeles, CA): A judge issued a preliminary injunction against members the Toonerville gang in response to a joint effort by the cities of Los Angeles and Glendale to curb the gang's criminal activity.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: January 28, 2009
Gang awareness forum draws hundreds (Suffolk, VA): A crowd of hundreds sat silent in the King’s Fork Middle School auditorium Wednesday as Suffolk Police Sgt. J.D. Buie broke down the realities.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: January 28, 2009
Graffiti vandals strike throughout Dana Point (Dana Point, CA): At least 12 reports of graffiti vandalism were made to the Orange County Sheriff's Department throughout Dana Point in the past week.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 28, 2009
Man fatally shot in Jamaica Plain shopping district (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was fatally shot in broad daylight at a busy shopping district in Jamaica Plain Tuesday afternoon, shocking passersby who watched in horror as an MBTA Transit police officer tried to save the man’s life on a crowded sidewalk.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 27, 2009
Gang presence at Franklin-Rainier Beach game (Seattle, WA): A high school basketball game Friday night between Franklin and Rainier Beach drew "numerous gang members and affiliates," and one 15-year-old gang member was arrested for trespassing, according to police.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 27, 2009
Programs to fight Monterey County gangs stay alive at least through June (Monterey County, CA): The Monterey County Board of Supervisors today approved an additional $225,000 to keep two gang-fighting programs afloat through June.
Source: The Californian Date: January 27, 2009
Communities could designate gang-free zones under Utah Senate bill (Salt Lake City, UT): The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would allow local officials to create gang-free zones. Senate Bill 16 would let communities fine gang members $100 each if three or more of them are found in a gang-free zone and refuse to leave.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 27, 2009
Prescott Valley Police investigate criminal street gang (Prescott Valley, AZ): The Prescott Valley Police Department conducted investigations that encompassed several separate events which led to numerous arrests for assault and participating in a Criminal Street Gang.
Source: Read It News Date: January 27, 2009
Lancaster may target pit bulls and Rottweilers as anti-gang measure (Lancaster, CA): The city of Lancaster is considering adopting stiff penalties for owners of "potentially dangerous" and "vicious" dogs, particularly those that law enforcement officials say are favored by gang members and used for intimidation.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 26, 2009
National gangs take root in area (Richmond, VA): Gangs such as the Bloods, Crips and Gangster Disciples might seem far off and irrelevant to the lives of most central Virginia residents, who typically equate such groups with big cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 26, 2009
Police arrest gang members, combat graffiti (Prescott Valley, AZ): Prescott Valley police arrested four members of two local street gangs Jan. 15 on charges of assault and participation in a criminal street gang, police said in a press release issued Monday.
Source: The Daily Courier Date: January 26, 2009
Three arrested after detectives roust suspected gang fight (Phoenix, AZ): Gang-enforcement detectives on Monday announced the arrests of three people connected to a fight that erupted during an investigation into suspected gang activity at a north Phoenix park.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: January 26, 2009
Street gang responsible for Northgate attack, robberies (Seattle, WA): Police are searching for members of a street gang who beat two teens late last week near the Northgate Community Center, and believe members of the group are responsible for several robberies and assaults in the Northgate area.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 26, 2009
Suspected gang member leads police on chase through El Monte (El Monte, CA) : A suspected gang member and his three passengers were in custody Monday night after leading officers on a chase in El Monte for nearly 90 minutes, authorities said.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: January 26, 2009
Boulder City not immune to drug, gang problems, police say (Boulder City, NV): With Las Vegas and its drug and gang problems so close, Boulder City isn't exactly a world away from danger, Boulder City police officers said Thursday at a City Council workshop on drug and gang awareness.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: January 26, 2009
Grandview drive-by shooting deemed gang related (Grandview, WA): Investigators are looking into a drive-by shooting that happened Sunday night in Grandview. "Suspects drove by him, confronted him and asked him if he was banging, 'Do you bang?' is what they stated," said Officer Travis Shephard, Grandview Police Department.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: January 26, 2009
Police respond to another gang report at Meany Middle School (Seattle, WA): Police are investigating another report of gang graffiti at Meany Middle School – a place where gang graffiti was reported earlier this month.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 26, 2009
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