Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangs gaining foothold in Klamath Falls, Ore. (Klamath Falls, OR): Graffiti spray painted on walls and quickly repainted with a rival gang's colors suggests a growing gang foothold in Klamath Falls.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 15, 2008
Ban on gang activity at schools passes state Senate (Nashville, TN): The Senate passed a proposal that seeks to prohibit gang activity at high schools in Tennessee.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle Date: May 15, 2008
Grand jury indicts 13 alleged members of San Jose street gang (San Jose, CA): More than a dozen members of a ruthless Norteño street gang allegedly responsible for four murders, several attempted murders and assaults in San Jose are behind bars, the result of a 1 1/2 year-long police investigation.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 15, 2008
DA's investigator says Bird Rock Bandits a street gang (San Diego, CA): An investigator who once monitored long-established gangs in south San Diego testified Thursday that he considers a group known as the Bird Rock Bandits a street gang.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 15, 2008
Police: Suspected gang members caught (Bakersfield, CA): Two suspected gang members were arrested by the Kern County Sheriff's Gang Suppression Unit after they broke up a fight they said was over a bicycle.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: May 15, 2008
Membership in San Jose gang can be a family affair (San Jose, CA): Membership in the violent San Jose gang El Hoyo Palmas, a branch of the Norteño street gang, is like a deadly heirloom, officials said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 15, 2008
Moore: Order would control San Fers (Los Angeles, CA): While it would be one of the largest gang injunction areas in the city, Los Angeles law enforcement officials on Thursday insisted the court order they are seeking against the San Fers is the only way to crack down on one of the oldest and biggest street gangs in the city.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: May 15, 2008
$2.5M to fund anti-gang efforts in Durham, Wake (Morrisville, NC): Federal officials announced Tuesday that Washington will provide Durham and Wake counties with some $1.25 million each over the next three years to fight gangs.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: May 14, 2008
Chattanooga gang life to be focus of trial (Hamilton County, TN): A young man accused of orchestrating a "gang retaliation killing" wore a plain, dark blue shirt to the first day of his trial — a calculated move, his sister said, to prove he’s no longer a part of that world.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 14, 2008
Four teens arrested in mob beating; one adult sought (Hampton, VA): Police have arrested four teenagers over a random mob attack on a 58-year-old cyclist in Hampton that left the victim with a broken jaw and several facial lacerations.
Source: Daily Press Date: May 14, 2008
11 guards, 7 inmates injured in Cook jail brawl (Cook County, IL): Eleven Cook County correctional officers and seven county jail inmates were injured Tuesday morning in a gang-related fight involving more than 40 inmates in a yard at the Cook County Jail, a sheriff's office spokeswoman said
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 14, 2008
Police boost patrols after Omaha shootings (Omaha, NE): Authorities say there is little they can do for now about a popular outdoor hangout that was the scene of a weekend shooting.
Source: Southwest Iowa News Date: May 14, 2008
Three Spring Valley teens arrested in Nyack gang fight (Nyack, NY): Police arrested three Spring Valley men last night on felony charges stemming from last month's fight between rival gangs in the village.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 14, 2008
Gang link disputed in local stabbing (Cheyenne, WY): The family of a man stabbed in an altercation early Saturday in his Cheyenne home said they did not know the four suspects arrested in connection with the fight.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Date: May 14, 2008
Safe zone now permanent for Oriental Troop (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County’s third gang injunction was issued without a fight Monday. A permanent injunction against the Oriental Troop Gang was approved by Tulare County Judge Lloyd Hicks.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 13, 2008
Gangs moving beyond the city (Covington, TN): Ace, Fat, Hurdle Boy, Man Man and Playa Key. Street names of suspected low-ranking Vice Lord gang members in Covington.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: May 12, 2008
Five gang members arrested in separate incidents Sunday (Bakersfield, CA): Bakersfield Police Department officers arrested several gun-possessing gang members Sunday including two who drove away and crashed during a pursuit, police said.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: May 12, 2008
Bill seeking to prohibit gang activity at schools advances (Nashville, TN): Legislation that seeks to prohibit gang activity at high schools in Tennessee is headed for a full Senate vote.
Source: WZTV FOX 17 Date: May 12, 2008
Parents tipped off about kids in gangs (Stanislaus County, CA): There are an estimated 7,000 gang members in Stanislaus County -- and they might be living in your house, two gang task force investigators said to an audience at a recent community forum at Modesto High School.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: May 11, 2008
Gang graffiti has tales to tell (Springfield, MA): Nicholas Cotto can read the writing on the wall. And what the walls are telling him right now is not good.
Source: The Republican Date: May 11, 2008
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