Gang-Related News Articles
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Man charged with assaulting child in gang initiation (Austin, TX): A 19-year-old man has been charged with two felonies after police say he assaulted a 13-year-old boy as part of a gang initiation at Lamar Middle School in February.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: April 7, 2009
Successes against gang violence claimed as statewide grand jury expires (Palm Beach County, FL): The statewide grand jury on gangs — announced to fanfare, speeches from the governor and attorney general and news conferences — quietly wrapped up in February without so much as a press release from the state.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: April 6, 2009
Police seek aid in gang blitz (Springfield, MA): Looking ahead to summer, the police need parents and guardians to guide young people to such positive pursuits as sports and away from trouble, says Police Commissioner William J. Fitchet.
Source: The Republican Date: April 6, 2009
Suspects arrested in 'gang-related shooting' (Portsmouth, VA): Two men and a juvenile have been arrested and charged in what police in Portsmouth are describing as a "gang-related shooting."
Source: Daily Press Date: April 6, 2009
Gang beat, shot man in Hazleton (Hazleton, PA): Members of a street gang beat and shot a man at a Hazleton restaurant late Sunday night, according to city police.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: April 6, 2009
Santa Rosa man arrested in gang stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa man was in custody early Monday, suspected of using a butcher knife to stab another man in the stomach during a confrontation at a west Santa Rosa apartment complex, police reported.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: April 6, 2009
Experts fighting gang recruiters for preteens' future (Orange County, CA): A long-running rivalry between two South County gangs drew middle school teenagers into the clash last summer. By the end of the night June 6, 14-year-old Jonathan Mendez of San Juan Capistrano was dead, fatally wounded by a block of concrete hurled during a fight.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 5, 2009
L.A. commits to fighting gangs, but screening tool is criticized (Los Angeles, CA): Rene Avelar leads troubled kids from the Northeast Valley across the expanse of Burbank's Pacific Park to a chain-link fence. On their side is a grassy park free of graffiti and street gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: April 5, 2009
Border Patrol arrests two suspected gang members (Casa Grande, AZ): The U.S. Border Patrol arrested two Mexican nationals identified as members of the Sureños street gang late Saturday night in the Casa Grande area, an agency spokesman said.
Source: Arizona Daily Star Date: April 5, 2009
Community centers offer alternatives to violence (Tallahassee, FL): Last week's deadly shootout between rival gangs from the west and north sides of Tallahassee struck a chord for some residents who may have been in denial about how dangerous the homegrown groups can be.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: April 5, 2009
Stressed RI gang mediators bracing for violence (Providence, RI): Carlos Bryant drives the city streets in a beat-up blue Buick sedan, looking for kids who are like he used to be: dangerous and misguided
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 4, 2009
Gang-related shooting takes the life of another CPS student (Chicago, IL): Lois Davis rushed out of her apartment moments after her grandson was killed this week in what police said may have been a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 4, 2009
Gang leader sentenced: Latin King gets 20 years for drug conspiracy (Chicago, IL): Ignoring a plea by a prosecutor to send a signal of zero tolerance for street gangs, a federal judge Friday sentenced the "Supreme Inca," the No. 2 leader of the Latin Kings street gang, to the minimum 20 years in prison for drug conspiracy.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 4, 2009
Turnpike murders reflect violence of Mexico drug cartels (Palm Beach County, FL): A young family of four is found shot to death on the side of the Florida Turnpike, including two boys ages 3 and 4. The discovery on Oct. 13, 2006, shocked South Florida. At that point, Palm Beach County was convulsed by numerous killings within local drug-dealing street gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: April 4, 2009
Santa Cruz police create gang unit, county may be next (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police established its first dedicated gang unit Thursday, the possible precursor to a countywide gang enforcement team.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 3, 2009
Police launch gang-member roundup (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio police began arresting dozens of gang members Friday as a result of a three-month operation aimed at curbing gang violence on the city's streets.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: April 3, 2009
Fourth man arrested in shooting (Tallahassee, FL): Leon County deputies arrested a fourth man Thursday in connection with a fatal, gang-related gun battle early Sunday at the McDonald's/Circle K on Lake Bradford Road.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: April 3, 2009
10 gang members arrested in Concord (Concorc, NC): Ten foreign-born gang members were arrested in Concord on Wednesday during a multi-agency operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials said.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: April 3, 2009
Legislators question gang assessment conclusions (Madison, WI): A report from the state Department of Justice "appears to have greatly overstated the extent of gang activity" in northeastern Wisconsin, the chairmen of the Joint Finance Committee said Thursday.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: April 3, 2009
Are gangs making a comeback in Fairfax County? (Fairfax County, VA): A 15-year-old is playing basketball wearing color-specific clothing when verbal threats by a group of other teens lead to violence. The lone boy is knocked down, kicked in the face and punched repeatedly as he tries to escape the group.
Source: The Fairfax County Times Date: April 2, 2009
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