Gang-Related News Articles
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Scrubbing out graffiti: Removing street art is a top priority (Davenport, IA): The crime isn’t violent and doesn’t make headlines like shootings, stabbings or assaults. But Davenport police and elected officials say graffiti abatement is an important priority both in terms of cracking down on other types of crime and fighting the stereotype that the city is a haven for criminal activity.
Source: The Quad-City Times Date: June 2, 2008
OKC police chief wants tighter gun laws (Oklahoma City, OK): Police Chief Bill Citty called Monday for tighter gun control laws to curb the kind of gang violence that left six teenagers with gunshot wounds following a drive-by shooting in southeast Oklahoma City two days earlier.
Source: Tulsa World Date: June 2, 2008
Combating gangs in the City of Angels (Los Angeles, CA): Crime in America has been on the decline, but gang violence is increasing. Los Angeles has the most gang members per capita than any city in the world. This series zeroes in on the changing nature of Los Angeles gangs and the innovative tactics law enforcement is using to combat them.
Source: NPR News Date: June 2, 2008
Charlotteans hope gang legislation will bring changes to Queen City (Charlotte, NC): The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's gang unit has been working on getting a gang law for years now. After many failed attempts, the N.C. House and Senate have both passed gang legislation.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: June 2, 2008
Riverside County DA to seek gang injunction focusing on Coachella Valley (Riverside County, CA): The district attorney's office is preparing to request Riverside County's second gang injunction, this time in the Coachella Valley, District Attorney Rod Pacheco announced Monday.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: June 2, 2008
Portland police put the HEAT on gangs (Portland, OR): This summer, watch out for the HEAT -- not necessarily sweltering temperatures, but a special team of Portland police who will go to hot spots across the city to try to keep the lid on gang-related or other crimes before they simmer out of control.
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 2, 2008
Suspect gang ties well advertised (Springfield, MA): Much has been written of Mario L. Hornsby Jr., the Central High School student athlete and basketball star gunned down two weeks ago, but little has been said of Kieson S. Cuffee, his 17-year-old accused killer.
Source: The Republican Date: June 2, 2008
Chattanooga taking weapons off streets (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga was second in the state last year in recovering firearms traced to various crimes, including assaults, robberies and weapons possession, records show.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: June 1, 2008
Gang-related fight leads to stabbing in Rock Hill (Rock Hill, NY): A 21-year-old Brooklyn man was stabbed four times Saturday morning in a gang-related melee outside a pizzeria in Rock Hill, police said.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: May 31, 2008
Gang gun users face losses in L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): Gang members who use guns to commit crimes could be evicted from apartments and have their vehicles seized under a series of motions introduced Friday in the Los Angeles City Council.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: May 31, 2008
Villaraigosa wants to use gun restrictions, databases to take on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday unveiled plans to target gangs and guns -- including confiscating cars used in gang-related crimes -- with a series of new city ordinances.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 30, 2008
Huge narcotics probe nets gang 'prince,' police say (Chicago, IL): For the past two years feared West Side gang leader "Shakey" Shawn Betts would hole up for a week at a time in his St. Charles home even as he kept close watch over his unusually organized drug empire in Chicago.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 30, 2008
Authorities round up Monte Park gang members in citywide sweep (New Bedford, MA): City, state and federal law enforcement authorities arrested several reputed Monte Park gang members Thursday morning, seizing firearms and crack cocaine in what officials said was a months-long investigation.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: May 30, 2008
Gang leader nabbed, cops say (Chicago, IL): After getting out of prison in April 2006, "Shakey" Shawn Betts moved to St. Charles, but kept his trigger finger on the West Side of Chicago, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 30, 2008
Police confirm Riverside shooting gang-related (Riverside, CA): The shooting of three people near the intersection of Walter Street and Phoenix Avenue on Thursday evening was gang related and appears to be a flare up of a longtime gang rivalry, a Riverside police sergeant said in a telephone interview Friday.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: May 30, 2008
'Mistaken identity' gunfire kills 2 in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Two men were killed and two others injured in Salinas late Sunday in what police are calling a case of mistaken identity.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 29, 2008
Two teens shot in Staten Island, gang war is blamed (Staten Island, NY): A 17-year-old girl was critically injured and a boy was also wounded in what neighbors said was gang violence that hit innocent victims on Staten Island Wednesday.
Source: Daily News Date: May 29, 2008
Arlington goes to West Coast for advice on gangs (Arlington, TX): Arlington's school superintendent and mayor, and a police official are scheduled to meet with San Jose, Calif., officials today to discuss how the West Coast city has addressed its gang problem.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 29, 2008
Boys, 15, charged in gang slaying (Columbia, SC): Two 15-year-olds were charged Wednesday in what police say was the gang-related shooting death Friday of an 18-year-old.
Source: The State Date: May 29, 2008
N.C. gang legislation adds stiff penalties (North Carolina): Tougher penalties for street gang-related crimes and prevention measures to stop young people from joining gangs is making its way toward becoming law in North Carolina.
Source: The Charlotte Post Date: May 29, 2008
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