Gang-Related News Articles
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Guns found at Merced gangmember's home (Merced, CA): Merced police say a documented gang member is behind bars after a search warrant served at his Beachwood home revealed a cache of guns.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: November 7, 2008
Officials say gang violence not a problem in county (Williamson County, TX): Although keeping track of gang activity is difficult for law enforcement agencies because of strict legislative definitions, officials say gang violence is down in Williamson County.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: November 6, 2008
Gang member captured (Sioux Falls, SD): A California man wanted for murder was arrested Tuesday in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Niedringhaus said.
Source: Argus Leader Date: November 6, 2008
City Council considers anti-gang measure (Fitchburg, MA): A proposed ordinance that would allow police to arrest gang members for loitering has some support among city councilors, but Police Chief Robert A. DeMoura said it may not be the most effective way to deal with a growing local problem.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: November 6, 2008
Statewide survey finds drop in youth drug and alcohol abuse; increase in gang activity (Harrisburg, PA): Fewer students in 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades admit to abusing drugs and alcohol than in years past, but more 10th grade students say they are involved in gangs, according to the 2007 Pennsylvania Youth Survey by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 6, 2008
Gangs spread to the suburbs (Omaha, NE): Disturbing pictures of teenage gang members are splashed across internet web pages. But these kids are not from the inner city. They are from Millard.
Source: Action 3 News Date: November 6, 2008
Mesa makes 80 arrests in gang sweep (Mesa, AZ): Targeting gang-related activity and serious street crimes, Mesa's gang task force arrested 80 people last month, 50 of them on suspicion of felony offenses.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: November 6, 2008
Six charged in alleged Miss.-to-Chicago gun ring (Chicago, IL): Federal agents arrested four men and searched for a fifth in Mississippi on Wednesday on charges of illegally buying guns there and bringing them to Chicago, where street gangs are eager to own high-powered firearms.
Source: The Pantagraph Date: November 5, 2008
Jury convicts three in Kansas gang racketeering case (Wichita, KS): A federal jury convicts three Wichita-area street gang members in the first federal racketeering case ever filed in Kansas.
Source: KWCH 12 News Date: November 5, 2008
Gwinnett Co. gang members indicted for cocaine trafficking (Gwinnett County, GA): Four Gwinnett County men are among those indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiring to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com Date: November 5, 2008
Authorities announce Cape May Co. gang crackdown (Cape May County, NJ): Authorities in Cape May county have teamed up with the state to crack down on gang crime happening in their municipalities. Officials say being proactive, they can help keep their streets clean and safe.
Source: WMGM NBC 40 Date: November 5, 2008
Weekend violence claims 17 lives in L.A. County (Los Angeles County, CA): Violence across Los Angeles County over the weekend claimed at least 17 lives, a deadly tally that included five people found shot to death in Long Beach, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 4, 2008
Fatal shooting is gang-related (Madison, KS): A weekend shooting that killed one man and wounded another outside a house on North Madison was gang-related, police said Monday.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: November 4, 2008
Police: Anti-gang programs working (Visalia, CA): Visalia has seen a reduction in gang-related violence over the last year, city police Chief Bob Carden told the Visalia City Council Monday. Compared with the first 10 months of 2007, according to Carden, homicides are down 20 percent, deadly weapon assaults are down 25 percent and drive-by shootings are down 30 percent.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: November 4, 2008
Gang graffiti appears in Sioux Falls neighborhoods (Sioux Falls, SD): Sioux Falls police are investigating more than a dozen cases of graffiti spread across at least two neighborhoods, police spokesman Sam Clemens said.
Source: Argus Leader Date: November 4, 2008
School system policy on gangs stalled (Guilford County, NC): A gang policy for Guilford County Schools looks to be stalled with some officials questioning the need for such a policy.
Source: News & Record Date: November 4, 2008
Norfolk councilwoman's grass-roots effort targets violence (Norfolk, VA): City Councilwoman Daun S. Hester called on parents, business owners and community leaders Monday to join in a grass-roots effort to fight violence in Norfolk communities and schools.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: November 4, 2008
Two Reno men killed for crossing out gang graffiti (Reno, NV): A 17-year-old gang member on Halloween morning shot to death two young men in retaliation because they were crossing out his gang’s graffiti, Reno police allege.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: November 3, 2008
Councilman warns of 'gang crisis' after latest teen slaying (Seattle, WA): The shooting death Friday of a 15-year-old boy near Garfield High School underscores the need to admit that Seattle has a gang problem and to launch a plan to prevent youth violence, City Councilman Tim Burgess said Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: November 3, 2008
Three Liberty High students arrested in Hillsboro gang shooting (Hillsboro, OR): Three students at Liberty High School have been charged in an October gang shooting.
Source: The Oregonian Date: November 3, 2008
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