Gang-Related News Articles
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State lawmaker to consider anti-gang bill (Tulsa, OK) : State lawmakers will consider a bill that would deter gang members from recruitment and other gang-related activities.
Source: FOX23 News Date: November 25, 2009
Committee finds mayor's gang office should be made independent (Los Angeles, CA): Taking Los Angeles' $20-million gang intervention and prevention programs out of the governor's auspices would allow for more transparency and City Council oversight, ad hoc panel reports.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 24, 2009
Teen shot, killed in 'gang-related' fight (El Paso, TX): A teenager was killed by a shotgun blast Monday night in Northeast El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times Date: November 24, 2009
UPD official says SJSU has little gang violence (San Jose, CA): Aside from graffiti tagged on the walls of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, little gang activity has penetrated the SJSU campus, said a University Police Department official.
Source: The Spartan Daily Date: November 24, 2009
Gang members targeted white men (Denver, CO): Denver Police and the FBI say a series of arrests following a four-month investigation has uncovered a gang-related, bias-fueled campaign to attack white males on the 16th Street Mall and in the lower downtown Denver area.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: November 24, 2009
Mexican gangs bring drugs, violence to Native American lands (Washington): Mexican gang leaders have found new territory to conquer -- expansive American Indian reservations where populations are often low-income and police presence low.
Source: Scripps Howard News Service Date: November 24, 2009
Duarte, Monrovia officials meet to discuss gang violence prevention (Duarte, CA): Duarte and Monrovia city leaders met Tuesday to discuss methods to counter gang violence in the two cities, stressing cooperation as each city pursues different strategies.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: November 24, 2009
Tallahassee's war on graffiti continues (Tallahassee, FL): The work of graffiti artists in one popular section of the city was erased Monday as city crews and inmates removed graffiti on South Monroe Street.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: November 24, 2009
Gang suspects videotaped violent assaults to sell online (Denver, CO): Two suspects are being sought in a roundup of gang members suspected of videotaping robberies and assaults, then selling the tapes as entertainment.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: November 23, 2009
Federal gang program no help to local cops (Waterbury, CT): In the city's East End, across from a church, a 25-year-old woman was forced inside a home on Taylor Street last year by a member of the Bloods street gang. Inside, four other gang members raped her repeatedly for hours on the floor.
Source: Republican-American Date: November 23, 2009
Duarte officials afraid neighbor's gang injunction will strengthen a gang in their city (Duarte, CA): Officials in Duarte think a neighbor's gang injunction might strengthen a gang in their city. City officials from Duarte and Monrovia will meet today to discuss the impact of Monrovia's proposed gang injunction.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: November 23, 2009
New LA anti-gang department sought (Los Angeles, CA): After four years of review and with gang crime at its lowest level in years, a city official said Monday it is time to create a new department and move anti-gang programs out of the offices of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: November 23, 2009
Anti-graffiti specialist patrols Chandler streets (Chandler, AZ): Tim O'Neil paints over the overnight calls first, then hits the usual "hot spots." He's working the 600 block of Detroit and Buffalo streets in Chandler, where gangs frequent the alleys with spray paint and lurk behind businesses near major intersections, marking utility boxes and dumpsters with grease pens.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: November 23, 2009
80 arrested in sweep targeting gang activity (Yakima, WA): Federal prosecutors say more than 80 people have been arrested in a sweep targeting gangs in central Washington.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: November 22, 2009
Six arrested after beating on high school campus (Redwood City, CA): Redwood City police have arrested six students after a 16-year-old student was beaten on the campus of Sequoia High School last week.
Source: The Mercury News Date: November 22, 2009
Modesto rolls out gang hot line (Modesto, CA): Maria Cruz, like others in her west Modesto neighborhood, is wary about giving police information about gangs. She said she and others worry about retaliation if they're seen cooperating with law enforcement.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: November 22, 2009
Citizens group shapes renewed community effort to fight gangs (Salisbury, MD): Nancy Rendine remembers feeling safe when she moved to Salisbury in the 1970s. Residents could leave their keys in the ignition of their cars overnight with the doors unlocked.
Source: The Daily Times Date: November 22, 2009
As gangs get bolder, Arlington police fight back (Arlington, TX): Working an undercover surveillance detail at an east-side apartment complex, Detective Gus Klinkenberg didn’t have to wait long before the shooting started.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: November 21, 2009
Reported Bloods gang member sentenced for drug sales in Manchester (Manchester, NH): A reported member of the Bloods street gang who relocated to Manchester to take advantage of the lucrative drug trade has been sentenced to federal prison for 11 years, federal prosecutors said yesterday.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: November 21, 2009
Officials focus on Las Vegas gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): The murder of Officer Trevor Nettleton is shedding light on the dangers of gangs. Experts say the gang culture is found in every Las Vegas high school -- even elementary schools.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: November 21, 2009
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