Gang-Related News Articles
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Outagamie County called hot spot for gang activity (Appleton, WI): A report released Monday by the state Department of Justice shows a "significant problem" with gangs in Outagamie County, but FBI crime statistics and sheriff's department officials say violent crime has dropped recently.
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: November 11, 2008
Gang activity reportedly on the rise in Brown Co. (Brown County, WI): Authorities know about 33 gangs in Brown County, with most of them operating in Green Bay, according to a report released Monday by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: November 11, 2008
Cities seek solutions to end street violence (New York, NY): The Big Apple is one of several east coast cities grappling with a serious problem: Violence is up and community and political leaders are searching for answers to the growing crisis.
Source: The Final Call Date: November 11, 2008
Moreno Valley police take new path with gangs (Moreno Valley, CA): When Moreno Valley police arrive at suspected gang member's homes, it may not be for an arrest but for an intervention. Police are hoping that by speaking with at-risk teens and their parents at their homes, officers will be able to drive home the reality of the gang lifestyle and provide alternatives to what one day may lead to an arrest or violence.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: November 11, 2008
SLC forum to brainstorm ideas for gang reduction (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has announced the formation of a gang-reduction focus group to brainstorm ideas for tackling an increasingly visible gang problem.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 10, 2008
Seven white teenagers arrested in gang assault, stabbing death of Hispanic man (Patchogue, NY) : New York police say seven white teenagers who set out to attack a Hispanic person are now under arrest in connection with a man's fatal stabbing.
Source: FOX News Date: November 10, 2008
Gang suppression sweeps net 25 arrests (Tulare County, CA): Twenty five people were arrested on drug violations in Cutler, Orosi, Porterville, Earlimart and Poplar during gang suppression sweeps Friday through Sunday, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: November 10, 2008
Police arrest 14 in attempt to curb drive-by shootings (Oxnard, CA): Fourteen Oxnard-area residents were arrested late last week during Ventura County Sheriff's Department gang patrols aimed at stemming an increase in drive-by shootings in El Rio and Saticoy.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: November 10, 2008
Gang activity in northeast Wisconsin on the rise (Wisconsin): Street gangs and motorcyle gangs have become a significant problem in Northeast Wisconsin, according to an analysis released today by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: November 10, 2008
Crime study finds link between violence and gangs (San Francisco, CA): A study on crime in San Francisco says a high percentage of the city's homicides can be blamed on gangs and career criminals.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 10, 2008
Kern's battle against gangs showing results (Kern County, CA): Kern County launched a $20 million battle against gang violence last year. Officials say it's already paying off in more arrests, and statistics show how the programs are already helping to keep kids out of gangs.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: November 10, 2008
Six arrested in assault with deadly weapon case (Porterville, CA): After allegedly assaulting three confidential victims, four adults and two juveniles were arrested on assault and gang related charges.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: November 10, 2008
Three injured in Ogden gang-related street fight (Ogden, UT): Three people were injured in a large, gang-related street fight early Sunday morning in Ogden, police said
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: November 9, 2008
Police fear Fort Sill is home to gang woes (Lawton, OK): Soldiers such as Spc. Gregory Darnell King II are emerging as a new kind of face at Fort Sill — a face police claim many high-ranking military officers won’t acknowledge, let alone talk about.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: November 9, 2008
Police: Hispanic attacked by white NY gang, dies (Patchogue, NY): Police say a Hispanic man has been attacked on Long Island by a gang of white teenagers and stabbed to death.
Source: The Associated Press Date: November 9, 2008
S.F. killings seen as centering on gangs, turf (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco's 98 homicides last year, the highest number in 12 years, were anything but random. According to a new study, the violence was concentrated - routinely involving the same gangs and featuring suspects and victims with long rap sheets.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 9, 2008
Fighting gangs with prevention (Cameron County, TX): They call it cause for concern. The Rio Grande Valley's elected leaders are sounding off as problems with drug cartel continue to grow south of the border.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: November 9, 2008
Bus shooter arrested (Washington, DC): Numerous news sources are reporting that Hector M. Hernandez, a 20-year old residing in Takoma Park, was arrested Friday for the fatal shooting of a 14-year old boy on a Ride On bus last Saturday.
Source: DCist Date: November 9, 2008
Illegals arrested in bust (Charleston, SC): Federal agents swooped into the Lowcountry, plucked out more than two dozen illegal immigrants with gang ties and deported them from the country.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: November 9, 2008
Kids in North Jersey get a stark view of gang violence (Bergen, NJ): Police are making sometimes graphic gang awareness presentations to middle schoolers throughout North Jersey.
Source: The Record Date: November 9, 2008
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