Gang-Related News Articles
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Statewide prosecutor wants anti-gang program for South Florida (Deerfield Beach, FL): Law enforcement and elected officials have tiptoed around the word for sometime: gangs. But on Tuesday, a state top law enforcement officer confirmed that gangs have mushroomed over the past 20 years and are wreaking havoc in every county in South Florida.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 2, 2009
Gangs increase presence in region (Pennsylvania): Ten years ago, a "gang" in central Pennsylvania usually consisted of a bunch of neighborhood kids, authorities said. Organized, infamous street gangs, such as the Bloods, the Crips and the Latin Kings, were reserved for larger cities.
Source: PennLive.com Date: June 2, 2009
Police see spike in graffiti incidents (Harrisonburg, VA): Over the last month, police have seen an increase in reported graffiti cases, most of which have been determined to be gang-related "taggings."
Source: The Daily News Record Date: June 1, 2009
Police: stabbing "gang-related incident" (Sioux City, IA): Police believe a stabbing Saturday at an apartment complex on Sioux City's west side is gang-related.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: June 1, 2009
Montgomery officials address gang activity, crime (Rockland, MD): Montgomery County officials say they have prosecuted about 1,000 gang-related cases in the last two years.
Source: NewsChannel 8 Date: June 1, 2009
Ex-boxing champ stabbed in gang attack (Buffalo, NY): Ross Thompson, a winner of the amateur Golden Gloves national championship back in the 1990s, was listed in fair condition today at Erie County Medical, following a gang attack early Sunday.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 1, 2009
Montgomery County targets gang activity (Rockville, MD): Montgomery County may not have the same level of gang violence that has plagued neighboring Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C., but its days of shrugging off violence from Wheaton to Germantown as “youth that went astray” are over, said County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett.
Source: The Daily Record Date: June 1, 2009
Partners in Paint program tags gang graffiti as target (Modesto, CA): Modesto City Councilman Dave Lopez gathered some cash, some brains and some muscle over the past couple of months to carry out his new anti-graffiti campaign.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: May 31, 2009
Teen gang member ticketed (Sheboygan, WI): A 17-year-old Sheboygan gang member was ticketed Friday afternoon in the downtown area for carrying an unloaded handgun and knife, according to the Sheboygan Police Department.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: May 31, 2009
SLO County gang force ready with new strategy (San Luis Obispo County, CA): The county’s Anti-gang Coordinating Commission will present a new strategic plan Tuesday designed to tackle growing criminal gang activity in San Luis Obispo County.
Source: The Tribune Date: May 31, 2009
Salinas guns-for-gifts gets Schwarzenegger's backing (Salinas, CA): A first-time, guns-for-gifts exchange next week in Salinas received a hearty endorsement Friday from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as a way for the community to combat gang violence
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 30, 2009
Norteños, Sureños brawl in Oakdale park (Oakdale, CA): Police broke up a fight in a park between eight or nine Sureño and Norteño gang members Friday evening.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: May 30, 2009
13 takes on new meaning in gang sweep (Santa Clarita, CA) : Thirteen active gang members are behind bars thanks to a multi-agency sweep of known gang areas on Wednesday.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News Date: May 30, 2009
Two reputed gang members charged with slaying boy who was beaten, shot, burned (Chicago, IL): Two reputed street gang members have been charged in the murder of a Southwest Side teen who was beaten and fatally shot before his body was set on fire this month.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 29, 2009
Tracy High locked down because of gang-related fight (Tracy, CA): Tracy High School was locked down on the last day of school after a gang-related fight during which an assistant principal was assaulted, according to school officials and Tracy police.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 29, 2009
Fairfax shows progress in war on gangs (Fairfax, VA): Quietly, the word "machete" has vanished from the headlines. Fairfax County had no gang-related homicides last year, and it has had none this year. Since 2005, total gang-related crime in Virginia's largest county has dropped more than 15 percent, even as overall crime has risen the past two years.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 28, 2009
FBI gang unit forms to head off city crime (Fort Wayne, IN): It's the FBI's belief that Fort Wayne has a gang problem, and the bureau thinks it has the answer.
Source: The News-Sentinel Date: May 28, 2009
MPD launches its own gang unit (Minneapolis, MN): The Minneapolis Police Department announed it will pull its officers out of the troubled Metro Gang Strike Force July 1. Now it's going one step further and creating its own gang-fighting unit.
Source: KSTP 5 News Date: May 28, 2009
No reason to fear gang activity (Iowa City, IA): Iowa City police said people shouldn't be worried about apparent gang tags on the CVS drug store on the east side of Iowa City.
Source: Press-Citizen Date: May 28, 2009
42 indicted on racketeering, drug charges (Baltimore, MD): A federal grand jury indicted 23 alleged gang members on racketeering charges and another 19 associates and others on drug charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 28, 2009
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