Gang-Related News Articles
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New gang task force forming (San Bernardino, CA): Until now, battling gangs and drugs on the west end of San Bernardino County has been coordinated from San Bernardino. Starting Monday, that's changing.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 21, 2009
Anderson authorities turn attention to gang crimes (Anderson, SC): The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and city of Anderson police will team up to create a joint gang task force that will share information every day, according to officials.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: February 21, 2009
72 arrested in gang sweep in Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL): Authorities rounded up 72 people on Thursday who are believed to be involved in gangs. The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office held a news conference announcing the sweep and posting the 72 suspects' mug shots on a wall for reporters.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: February 20, 2009
Gang-related stabbing lands five in custody, victims included (Simi Valley, CA): Three Simi Valley residents are being held in custody on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and participation in a criminal street gang stemming from a confrontation that occurred Tues., Feb. 10 outside a home in Simi Valley.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn Date: February 20, 2009
Court upholds gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): Two times this month, the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth has upheld elements related to criminal convictions stemming from violations of the first gang injunction the city and county took on.
Source: Times Record News Date: February 20, 2009
FBI joins fight against Northside suburban gangs (Cherokee County, GA): Gangs in Forsyth and Cherokee counties will soon be facing a triple threat from two sheriff’s offices and the FBI. The three agencies are teaming up to combat the growing threat of gangs in these two suburban counties, Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: February 20, 2009
10 foreign-born gang members arrested in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Ten foreign-born gang members with ties to local violent street gangs were arrested Charlotte, NC, Wednesday following an Immigration and Customs Enforcement led operation, according to reports obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police's Liaison Committee.
Source: Examiner Date: February 20, 2009
Auburn Fight involves 25, gang link suspected (Auburn, CA): A large fight between two reported street gangs started with gunfire and ended with one arrest and five people injured in north Auburn Wednesday night.
Source: Rocklin & Roseville Today Date: February 20, 2009
Jail gang unit impacts community prevention (Larimer County, CO): A Larimer County Sheriff's Office effort is helping the agency collect information on area gangs. The Detention Center Gang Unit gathers intelligence - based on behavior and identifying marks such as tattoos - about known or potential gang members who pass through the county jail.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: February 19, 2009
Portland steers anti-gang money to streets (Portland, OR): In a rare move, Portland's new police commissioner is terminating grants for six youth outreach agencies four months early and redirecting the remaining $120,000 to support eight to 10 street-based gang outreach workers.
Source: The Oregonian Date: February 19, 2009
Gang task force (Asheville, NC): Local law officers say gang activity is on the rise, so they're joining forces to try and get a handle on it.
Source: WLOS ABC 13 News Date: February 19, 2009
Six reputed gang members of Bayview gang added to city's gang injunction (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco Superior Court judge has agreed to add six suspected members of a Bayview criminal street gang to one of the city's civil gang injunctions, according to city attorneys.
Source: KPIX CBS 5 Date: February 19, 2009
Pocono teens charged in murder part of Juggalo gang known for violent rap (Pocono, PA): Between the clown face paint and the goofy name, Juggalos aren't always taken seriously. But the Monroe County Gang Task Force considers some Juggalos a dangerous and growing gang.
Source: Pocono Record Date: February 19, 2009
Police say cell phone links teenage suspect to gang (Manatee County, FL): A cell phone belonging to a Palmetto teenager charged with murder indicates the boy may be connected to a gang, Bradenton police said.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: February 18, 2009
Gang leader sentenced (Portsmouth, VA): 20-year-old Arous Phillips, described as a leader of a Portsmouth Bounty Hunters Bloods gang, was sentenced to prison Wednesday, according to the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: February 18, 2009
Bruning backs anti-gang effort (Lincoln, NE): A legislative proposal designed to help Omaha establish a gang-violence prevention program has won a key ally. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has agreed to support creation of an office of violence prevention within the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: February 18, 2009
Anti-gang efforts gain ground (Asheville, NC): Rochelle Clement hears fewer cracks of gunfire outside her Hillcrest Apartments home than she did a year ago. She credits community meetings that started after shooters in June emptied several rounds from cars into a Hillcrest apartment.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: February 17, 2009
Lake City grappling with crime (Seattle, WA): It was just before 6 p.m. Saturday a couple weeks back when police were called to Lake City. A man told officers he had opened the door of his house and was shot in the leg. The scene was turned over to gang unit detectives.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 17, 2009
Orland drive-by nets one arrest (Orland, CA): An Orland man is behind bars today on suspicion of attempted murder after police say shot up the house of a former gang rival.
Source: Willows-Journal Date: February 17, 2009
Rockford gang members held over fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): Two alleged gang members from Rockford -- who prosecutors say were looking to beat up any rival they could find -- were ordered held without bond today for the fatal shooting of a teen over the weekend.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 17, 2009
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