Gang-Related News Articles
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Lowell police, DA's office getting $222G to combat gang violence (Lowell, MA): City police and the Middlesex District Attorney's office will get $222,000 from a federal grant program aimed at curbing gang and handgun violence, boosting several programs and funding a prosecutor who can take cases to either federal or state court.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: July 17, 2008
Agencies arrest 45 in Tulsa sweep (Tulsa, OK): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Thursday the arrests of 45 gang members, gang associates and immigration violators after a six-day operation here.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: July 17, 2008
Fla. justices extend gang violence grand jury (Tallahassee, FL): A statewide grand jury that's focusing on gang violence will have an extra six months to continue it's work.
Source: Examiner Date: July 17, 2008
Gang member arrested in park shooting (Baltimore County, MD): Baltimore County Police have arrested a female Bloods gang member in the shooting of an 18 year old at Robert E. Lee Park early yesterday morning.
Source: WMAR ABC 2 News Date: July 17, 2008
Two suspected gang members charged in Riviera Beach killing (Riviera Beach, FL): Two suspected Palm Beach County gang members who were arrested by federal marshals in Georgia last week are facing charges in the slaying of a Riviera Beach man, police say.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 17, 2008
Vandalism charges for two gang members, police say (Newburgh, NY): Two city teens have been charged with felony criminal mischief after what police are calling a gang-related incident.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: July 17, 2008
Police seek information on gang graffiti discovered at four locations in Lumberton (Lumberton, PA): Police are looking for whoever was responsible for spray-painting gang graffiti at the township middle school and three other locations.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: July 17, 2008
Feds arrest 24 in Spokane gang and drug raids (Spokane, WA): A federal task force in Spokane has arrested 24 people in gang and drug raids. U.S. Attorney James E. McDevitt says the raids followed a year and a half of investigation into large-scale crack cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy dealing.
Source: Examiner Date: July 17, 2008
Gang activity grows (Ocean City, MD): Hell's Angels and Latin Kings in Baltimore city. Grape Street Crips in Fort Washington. And now snooping around the Eastern Shore, La Mara Salvatrucha -- better known as MS-13.
Source: The Daily Times Date: July 17, 2008
General Assembly passes gang legislation (Raleigh, NC): The North Carolina General Assembly passed anti-gang legislation that creates stricter penalties for gang activities.
Source: Independent Tribune Date: July 17, 2008
Accused Richland gang head in custody (Richland, MS): The so-called "Queen Bee" of a local street gang has surrendered to police, giving city leaders hope they have begun to eliminate the Chicago-based group from a mobile home park.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: July 17, 2008
Authorities target undocumented immigrants in gangs (Ogden, UT): Authorities on Tuesday announced a crackdown on foreign nationals who are in the United States illegally and are involved in gang activities.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 16, 2008
Concerned about gang signs, NFL reviews tapes (Washington, DC): Hand signals captured on videotape are once again being scrutinized around the NFL. Only this time, it's not the New England Patriots studying them for a competitive advantage, but league officials in search of a more sinister message
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 16, 2008
City launches effort to curb killings (St. Louis, MO): Sitting on the front steps of her home watching her 5-year-old son play in the summer heat, Sheronda Glover had no idea why Academy Avenue suddenly filled with squad cars, police officers and news crews.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: July 16, 2008
Authorities bust Sacramento-area drug ring (Sacramento, CA): Federal and local law enforcement officials have arrested 11 members of what they say is a ring distributing Ecstasy and marijuana throughout the Sacramento area.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 16, 2008
Police to double gang unit (Wenatchee, WA): The Wenatchee Police Department for a number of years has dedicated two officers to reducing gang crime, but in September, with the assistance of other agencies, it will add two more officers to a new Pro-Act unit.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: July 16, 2008
Denver metro gang sweep nets 23 arrests (Denver, CO): The U.S. Justice Department and the Metro Gang Task Force say they've arrested 23 people suspected of distributing Ecstasy in the Denver area.
Source: The Denver Post Date: July 16, 2008
Judge gets tough on Fresno gang (Fresno, CA): A judge ordered a permanent injunction Wednesday that prohibits about 200 gang members from appearing together in a section of southwest Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 16, 2008
Richland officers net gang suspects (Richland, MS): Eight people will appear in Richland city court today on multiple felony charges - accused as members of a Chicago-based street gang - of assaulting three men last week.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: July 16, 2008
Sunnyside WA revises gang ordinance (Sunnyside, WA): The Sunnyside City Council has passed a new gang ordinance that complies with a new state law. Sunnyside was the first city in the Yakima Valley to approve a groundbreaking gang ordinance last year, and was quickly followed by Yakima, Union Gap and Grandview.
Source: The Olympian Date: July 15, 2008
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