Gang-Related News Articles
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Getting to grips with gang feuds (Balitmore, MD): Recognizing Baltimore's feuding gangs should be easy: Red for Bloods. Blue for Crips. But it's no longer as simple as looking for different-colored bandannas hanging from the back pockets of jeans.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: August 19, 2009
Legislature urged to confront gang issues (Salt Lake City, UT): A state senator is imploring the Legislature to acknowledge Utah's gang problem. Sen. Luz Robles, D-Salt Lake City, plans to introduce a resolution during the next legislative session urging state and local governments to work together to reduce gang activity.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 19, 2009
Gang graffiti scrawled across East Hartford (East Hartford, CT): Pictures of crowns and the initials “L” and “K” written in bold blue spray paint are marks of the Latin King street gang, or someone claiming to be, and they were left in East Hartford.
Source: NBC Connecticut Date: August 18, 2009
Two people arrested in connection with gang-related stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa police over the weekend arrested two people in connection with a gang-related stabbing earlier this month near the Sonoma County Fair and are seeking the public's assistance in finding a third suspect who has possibly fled to the Point Arena area to avoid capture.
Source: CBS 5 Date: August 18, 2009
NJ city considers adult curfew after crime spate (Paterson, NJ): Curfews might not be just for kids anymore in one northern New Jersey city. Seeking to curb violence after a spate of deadly summer shootings, Paterson officials are considering an unusual ordinance that would prevent people of all ages from gathering outside in public late at night.
Source: The Associated Press Date: August 18, 2009
Authorities bust SD drug ring, charge 15 people (San Diego, CA): Fifteen members of an Asian street gang have been charged with running drug trafficking rings in San Diego.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 18, 2009
City officials declare war on gangs (Pueblo, CO): City officials rallied Tuesday to put an end to gang violence plaguing the Steel City, and they're putting their money where their mouth is.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13 Date: August 18, 2009
Hundreds of officers help combat N.C. gang violence (Durham, NC): Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the Carolinas are coming together to target gangs as part of the "2009 Gangs Across the Carolinas" three-day conference.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: August 18, 2009
Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek says gangs preying on North Collinwood are target for police action (North Collinwood, OH): Four loosely organized gangs are tainting the quality of life in North Collinwood and a councilman says cops are coming for them.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: August 18, 2009
Man charged for taunting cop in gang-related melee (Chicago, IL): A North Side man was arrested after what police called a gang riot erupted in the Uptown neighborhood Friday night, leaving a Chicago Police officer injured in an incident captured by a video camera from a nearby balcony.
Source: WBBM 780 News Date: August 17, 2009
Seven arrested in stabbing incident (Douglasville, GA): The teens involved in Friday night’s stabbing at a football scrimmage between Chapel Hill and Douglas County high schools were not students at Chapel Hill and were not authorized by their parents to be there, according to Major Tommy Wheeler, in charge of criminal investigations for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Times-Georgian Date: August 17, 2009
Gang link in Friday shooting at justice center (King County, WA): A Friday morning shooting outside the King County Youth Services Center is linked to a gang and one of the people involved had a tattoo identifying the West Side Street Mob, a Seattle street gang, according to police.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 17, 2009
Documented Boise gang member arrested after police find pounds of pot in house (Boise, ID): Simon T. Rakow is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and parole violation charge after police say they found a pound of marijuana in his West Boise home early Saturday morning.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: August 17, 2009
Grants will help combat crime (Pittsfield, MA): Two Berkshire police departments plan to use federal crime-fighting funds procured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to deter gang violence and to hire a new police officer.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: August 17, 2009
Is the Hickory area turning into another gangland? (Hickory, NC): Solution? Work together, authorities say - The Bloods, the Crips and Surenos 13 are just three of multiple gangs the Hickory Police Department's Street Crimes Interdiction Unit has encountered in Hickory.
Source: Hickory Daily Record Date: August 16, 2009
South L.A. gang intervention leader says he will press on (Los Angeles, CA): The leader of an embattled South Los Angeles gang intervention agency has pledged to press on with his work, even as he conceded that his agency is about to lose its contract in a second pocket of the city, two weeks after City Hall officials severed ties with him.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 16, 2009
Intelligence expert reveals gang language secrets in court (Toms River, NJ): Ball him up. Barbecue. I'm smelling you. This is all part of a language which, with a few exceptions, is understood only by members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: August 16, 2009
Police fear gang retaliation for murder (Pueblo, CO): A drive by murder has police fearing retaliation and more gang violence. 19-year-old Michael Vigil was killed last Wednesday. Police say the suspects most likely belonged to a rival gang.
Source: KRDO NewsChannel 13 Date: August 16, 2009
Fremont authorities investigate gang shooting (Fremont, CA): Shooting investigated: The Fremont Police Gang Task Force is investigating a nonfatal shooting that took place in the Niles district on Saturday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: August 16, 2009
An Azusa neighborhood has become a common ground for gang violence (Azusa, CA): When strange cars roll into the neighborhood at 6th Street and Rockvale Avenue, residents know it can mean trouble.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: August 15, 2009
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