Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang fight at 8th-grade grad ceremony in Pinole (Pinole, CA): An eighth-grade graduation ceremony in Pinole was canceled after a gang fight broke out and an off-duty officer was assaulted.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 11, 2009
New to elementary lesson plans: Gang prevention (Chesapeake, VA): High schoolers in Chesapeake are referred to guidance counselors. Middle schoolers get the lesson in health class: how to spot gangs, what gangs do, and how to stay away.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: June 11, 2009
Couple attacked at Ventura park (Ventura, CA): A man and his girlfriend were stabbed in a Ventura park this week in a suspected gang attack, and one of the four assailants was arrested late Tuesday, police said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 11, 2009
Killing of Oxnard youth believed gang-related (Oxnard, CA): Gang members are believed responsible for the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy as he walked through a rough neighborhood, police said Thursday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 11, 2009
Plainfield sting operation nets 17 'dangerous' gang member arrests (Plainfield, NJ): A three-day sting operation targeting suspects identified by police as some of the city's most dangerous gang members has yielded 17 arrests.
Source: Courier News Date: June 11, 2009
Operation ‘shuts down’ gang (Caldwell, ID): Law enforcement agencies from many jurisdictions joined together for a crackdown on a Caldwell street gang, resulting in more than two dozen felony arrests.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: June 10, 2009
Four arrested in firebombing of Odenton townhouse (Odenton, MD): Anne Arundel County officials announced that they have arrested four people in the gang-related firebombing of an Odenton townhouse a week ago, a crime that authorities suspect was in retaliation for the death of a 14-year-old Crofton boy.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 10, 2009
Norfolk police chief: Gangs are targeting students (Norfolk, VA): "How many of you know gang signs?" Police Chief Bruce P. Marquis gazed out Tuesday morning at an auditorium of Ruffner Academy students and watched their hands fly up.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: June 10, 2009
Officials deal 'a helluva blow' to gang (Bakersfield, CA): A criminal street gang that reportedly threatened to kill Kern County sheriff's deputies was the target Wednesday of an early morning raid in which 18 of its members were arrested, officials said.
Source: The Californian Date: June 10, 2009
Only area in the nation with two major illegal drug zones (Chicago, IL): It features not just one "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area," it has two, according to the National Drug Intelligence Center.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: June 10, 2009
Rooney sponsors bill to fight gang recruitment (Martin County, FL): Congressman Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, co-sponsored legislation Wednesday aimed at making it illegal to recruit minors into a street gang and increasing the penalties for gang-related crime.
Source: Vero Beach Press-Journal Date: June 10, 2009
Cops suspect feuding gangs (Trenton, NJ): Thirteen-year-old Tamrah Leonard was an innocent victim shot to death by "vermin" who refused to assign value to human life, city and police officials said yesterday, one day after the girl was killed in a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Times Date: June 9, 2009
Gang violence in Yakima wounds bystanders (Yakima, WA): Two gang shootings in Yakima in a week have wounded innocent bystanders.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 9, 2009
Boston cops warn gang leaders at summit (Boston, MA): Boston police said they held a summit with the city's toughest gangs in an effort to reduce violence and bloodshed as summer approaches, officials said.
Source: United Press International Date: June 9, 2009
Bronx teen charged with gang assault in Yonkers (Yonkers, NY): A 19-year-old Bronx man was charged with felony gang assault, accused of being part of a trio who stabbed a man they believed was a Mexican gang member.
Source: The Journal News Date: June 9, 2009
Suspects and victims charged in gang murder (Gilroy, CA): Santa Clara County is sending a strong message to gang members. The District Attorney is making it clear that there are no innocent parties if someone is murdered, no matter what side a gang member is on.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News Date: June 9, 2009
$26,000 set to fight gangs in Huntington Station (Huntington, NY): Continuing the sustained efforts to combat gangs and gang-related crimes in the Huntington Station community, the Suffolk County Legislature has approved the acceptance and appropriation of a $26,000 New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services Grant for the Second Precinct’s Gang prevention programs, Suffolk Legis. Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) announced.
Source: Newsday Date: June 9, 2009
Guns & Gangs (Pensacola, FL): Sgt. Rick Vinson believes he knows who is behind some of the drive-by shootings and other violent crimes in Escambia County.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: June 9, 2009
Gang-related shooting injures three in Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM): Dona Ana County Sheriffs are investigating a shooting in the 4000 block of El Camino Real that they believe is gang-related.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: June 8, 2009
Drug roundup includes 102 arrests in Southeast Tenn. (Chattanooga, TN): A drug and gang crime sweep has led to 102 arrests in southeast Tennessee.
Source: The News Sentinel Date: June 8, 2009
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