Gang-Related News Articles
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Graffiti culprits put to work (Harlingen, TX): Raul Reyes eyed the graffiti-covered walls of the old ice factory at the end of Memphis Street Saturday morning, paint brush in hand.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: April 11, 2010
Two gang members suspected of drive-by shooting (Sacramento, CA): Authorities say they have booked into jail two Sacramento gang members suspected of a drive-by shooting, firing a semi-automatic rifle at a CHP officer and injuring a 4-year-old child in a nearby vehicle.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 11, 2010
Eight indicted in investigation of gangs in Hampton Roads (Portsmouth, VA): Like business partners in a merger, the Bounty Hunter Bloods and Nine Tech Gangsters joined forces to maximize their profit and influence in neighborhoods in Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Suffolk, federal authorities allege.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: April 10, 2010
Gang activity rises in eastern Hillsborough (Brandon, FL): Gangs are all over Hillsborough County, and they're right here in your back yard. Although they've always had a presence in the county, the popularity of such groups has steadily risen in recent years, said Hillsborough County sheriff's Detective Marc Wilder.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: April 9, 2010
Sheriff: Policies taming gangs (Burlington County, NJ): Proactive policies have reduced street gang violence in Burlington County, especially in problem spots such as Burlington City, the sheriff there said.
Source: Courier-Post Date: April 9, 2010
Grant to help Oakland's Fremont and Castlemont campuses (Oakland, CA): A $382,639 state grant recently awarded to the city will be used to tackle gang violence and boost graduation rates on two Oakland high school campuses, Mayor Ron Dellums' office said this week.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: April 9, 2010
Police discuss gangs with public (Chattanooga, TN): Photos of seized firearms, cocaine, gang tattoos and graffiti flashed across the screen as explicit hip hop lyrics thumped over speakers during a Thursday night meeting near Coolidge Park.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 9, 2010
Salinas to get federal resources to battle gangs (Salinas, CA): Because of a new initiative that has the backing of the White House, Salinas and Monterey County leaders may be one step closer to securing the help they've wanted from the federal government in fighting gangs.
Source: The Californian Date: April 8, 2010
Phoenix shooting likely gang-related, police say (Phoenix, AZ): The shooting of three people at a Phoenix apartment complex Wednesday night appeared to be gang-related, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: April 8, 2010
Gang activity in Fort Collins remained at low levels in 2009 (Fort Collins, CO): Criminal gang activity in Fort Collins remained at low levels in 2009 with a majority of the crimes attributed to graffiti, according to reports recently released by the city's police department.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: April 8, 2010
Vineland woman aided Bloods gang members (Vineland, NJ): A 34-year-old Vineland woman helped facilitate phone calls between gang members in and outside the prison system, according to state officials from the Attorney General's Office.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: April 8, 2010
Police launch new effort against gangs (Nashville, TN): The weeks have piled into months since Loren Johnson's mother held her youngest child and watched her die, shot in the chest by a gang member's errant bullet that pierced their North Nashville home.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle Date: April 8, 2010
ACLU challenges legal action against gang (Oakland, CA): The American Civil Liberties Union filed court papers Thursday challenging the city of Oakland's plans to sue a street gang in a bid to restrict its activity in a 100-block area near the Berkeley and Emeryville borders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 8, 2010
Tulare County gang sweep results in 13 arrests (Tulare County, CA): Thirteen people were arrested Thursday in gang sweeps by detectives from multiple Tulare County law enforcement agencies.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 8, 2010
ICE arrests illegal alien gang members in Asheville, NC (Asheville, NC): Over a four-day period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office carried out targeted raids throughout the Asheville area, which resulted in the arrest of 26 violent gang members, several of whom are illegal aliens.
Source: Examiner Date: April 7, 2010
Two men, one woman arrested, setting off major gang investigation (Newport News, VA): Two men and a woman have been arrested in Newport News and charged with various gang and weapons charges, setting off what police say will be "an extremely large and very lengthy gang investigation."
Source: Daily Press Date: April 7, 2010
Lawmaker calls for Assembly hearing on gang problem (Wall, NJ): Assemblyman Dave Rible is calling for the Assembly to hold a public hearing on the growing problem of criminal gangs in New Jersey.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: April 7, 2010
City councilman calls for audit of stalled anti-gang program (Pittsburgh, PA): As a colleague moved to infuse another $200,000 into a fledgling anti-gang initiative, Pittsburgh Councilman Bruce Kraus on Tuesday called for an audit of the program.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: April 7, 2010
Four Kennewick officers work to gather gang intelligence (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police are developing another way to keep officers informed on gang activity as they develop strategies to limit gang violence.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: April 7, 2010
Sweep targets Pico Rivera gang (Pico Rivera, CA): Deputies arrested a parolee, a 17-year-old boy and seized a handgun, a shotgun and methamphetamine during an early morning sweep targeting a local gang.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: April 7, 2010
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