Gang-Related News Articles
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Passenger in car shot to death in Yakima (Yakima, WA): A 40-year-old Yakima man was shot to death while riding in a car on South 16th Avenue, Yakima police said today. No arrests have been made.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 7, 2010
South Monterey County, Salinas get state grants to fight gangs (Salinas, CA): The state announced Friday that hundreds of thousands of dollars to combat gang violence are headed to south Monterey County — news that some city officials say is most timely.
Source: The Californian Date: March 6, 2010
Suspected gang members arrested after clash (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke police arrested two purported gang members they say threatened rivals and fired a gun during a confrontation Thursday night in a Northern Clarke County neighborhood.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: March 6, 2010
Man stabbed, child shot in gang-related fight (Watsonville, CA): Two men have been arrested in connection to an incident at an area bowling alley that left one person stabbed and a child shot, Watsonville police said.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: March 6, 2010
MS-13 reign was public and bloody (Lawrenceville, GA): The street gang MS-13 left a bloody imprint during its decade-long turf war in Gwinnett. Gunmen in the notoriously violent organization manned by Central American nationals halted at no racial, gender or socioeconomic boundaries when it came to killing.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: March 6, 2010
History Channel to focus on Denver gang life (Denver, CO): Hector "Pelon" Huerta's whole body is a warning sign, intricately etched in prison ink. Clown demons, a menacing skull on top of his head, a prison watchtower and his gang name emblazoned in 3-inch-tall letters across his belly reflect his personality and declare his loyalty.
Source: The Denver Post Date: March 5, 2010
Oakland and Richmond receive state grants to fight gang violence (Oakland, CA): The cities of Oakland and Richmond will each receive $382,639 in grant money from the state to help reduce gang violence under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention initiative, CalGRIP, the governor's office announced Friday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: March 5, 2010
State awards Duarte nearly $200,000 for gang prevention (Duarte, CA): Duarte became one of only three cities in Los Angeles County to be awarded a competitive state gang prevention grant and will receive nearly $200,000 to help keep kids off the streets, the governor's office announced Friday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: March 5, 2010
Gang activity affects education in Asheville schools (Asheville, NC): About 15 years ago, Lisa Sessions had a conversation with a bored group of students plotting what to do over the weekend. "They were going to drive down to Charlotte to fight," Sessions said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: March 5, 2010
Two teens arrested in Arlington gang shoot-out (Arlington, TX): Police made two arrests on Friday in connection with a street gang shoot-out that ended high school soccer and baseball games at nearby Sam Houston High School on Wednesday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: March 5, 2010
Porterville gang members suspected of vandalism (Porterville, CA): Porterville police have arrested two suspected Southern Gang members who reportedly caused about $4,600 worth of damages when they vandalized block walls with graffiti and other areas on North Newcomb Street and West Westfield Avenue on Tuesday.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: March 5, 2010
Watsonville police score anti-gang grant (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police are getting help from the governor to combat growing gang violence. The city is among 24 recipients statewide to receive an anti-gang grant, announced by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 5, 2010
Fayetteville man charged in gang-related shooting (Fayetteville, NC): A Fayetteville man was charged Wednesday with trying to shoot a man because he was trying to get out of a street gang.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: March 4, 2010
Officials say arrests mark major victory against violent street gang (Atlanta, GA): Nine suspected members of the violent street gang MS-13 are scheduled to be arraigned in an Atlanta federal courtroom Friday, part of what local and federal law enforcement officials believe is a major blow against a group accused of seven slayings in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties since October 2006.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 4, 2010
Gang members target random victims in recent violence, police say (Austin, TX): Known gang members have targeted random victims, including an elderly woman who died Wednesday after she was hit in the face, in a burst of recent violence, according to court records and police.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: March 4, 2010
Four more charged in Hilltop Crips gang conspiracy case (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County prosecutors have charged four more men in the Hilltop Crips conspiracy case, bringing the total number of defendants to 36.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 4, 2010
Md. prosecutors, police urge tightening of anti-gang laws (Baltimore, MD): Prosecutors and police officers from across the state pleaded with legislators Tuesday for tougher anti-gang laws, saying they want to define who is a "gang member" and broaden the number of crimes that trigger longer prison sentences.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: March 3, 2010
'Boro police 'aggressively' fighting increase in gangs (Murfreesboro, TN): Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman said Tuesday that law enforcement is moving “aggressively” after gang activity that has crept into Rutherford County.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: March 3, 2010
Mayor makes ‘criminal’ street activity ‘a’ misdemeanor (New York, NY): Those who engage in “criminal street gang initiation activity” can be charged with a class A misdemeanor, after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill this week causing the legislative change.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Date: March 3, 2010
Officials want stronger laws against gangs (Annapolis, MD): Maryland prosecutors say more must be done to battle crime committed by gangs.
Source: WJZ 13 News Date: March 2, 2010
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