Gang-Related News Articles
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State cuts hurt gang enforcement efforts (Oakland, CA): While the wheels of justice sometimes seem to turn slowly, the two biggest police raids in Richmond and Oakland last year have proved beneficial to the residents of both cities.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 7, 2009
11 inmates injured in brawl at county jail (Cook County, IL): Eleven inmates, some wielding homemade weapons, were injured in a gang-related brawl early Thursday at the Cook County Jail.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 7, 2009
Pair victims of suspected gang-related assault (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa Police say there were two male victims in the initial assault at the Sonoma County Fair that preceded what investigators believe was a gang-related stabbing Thursday night.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: August 7, 2009
Council OKs funds to battle gang violence (Yakima, WA): Responding to a rash of gang shootings, the Yakima City Council beefed up the city's thin blue line Friday -- temporarily. Long-term strategies will have to wait.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 7, 2009
Two gang suspects arrested at court appearances (Caldwell, ID): Police say a pair of southwest Idaho gang suspects who eluded capture earlier this summer were arrested after showing up at the courthouse on unrelated charges.
Source: KIVI 6 News Date: August 6, 2009
Salinas led state in percentage of gang-linked killings (Salinas, CA): All 20 Salinas homicides in 2009 have been gang-related, a number that threatens to repeat a dubious distinction from the prior year when the city led the state in the percentage of slayings involving gangs.
Source: The Californian Date: August 6, 2009
LITH police: Help us end gang activity (Lake in the Hills, IL): An overflowing room of Lake in the Hills neighbors told police Wednesday night that they were tired of having gang members armed with baseball bats, knives and even a hammer fighting in their neighborhood.
Source: Northwest Herald Date: August 6, 2009
Kennewick's gang crackdown results in three more arrests (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police say three recent arrests connected with four burglaries and seven vehicle prowls are part of the department’s continued "zero tolerance" stance against criminal gang activities.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 6, 2009
Homicide rate down in NJ, flat in Trenton (Trenton, NJ): As city residents walked the streets Tuesday celebrating National Night Out - a night devoted to crime awareness and prevention - the city was recording a decrease in most violent crime, though the murder rate is keeping pace with last year, officials said.
Source: The Times Date: August 6, 2009
Three held in San Pablo slaying (San Pablo, CA): San Pablo investigators identified and arrested three gang suspects on suspicion of murder within nine hours of a shooting that killed a 20-year-old on their city's border with Richmond, police said Thursday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: August 6, 2009
Anti-crime initiative credited with drop in homicides, Morris gang arrest (Orange, NJ): Gov. Jon Corzine announced Tuesday that homicides had dropped 24 percent in the state for the first six months of this year and he credited a statewide anti-violence initiative launched last summer.
Source: The Daily Record Date: August 5, 2009
Three arrests in Ripon gang fight (Ripon, CA): Police arrested a 21-year-old man and two 16-year-old boys suspected of being involved in a gang fight early Saturday in Ripon, officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: August 5, 2009
Yakima council to hold gang emergency meeting (Yakima, WA): The Yakima City Council has decided to hold an emergency meeting soon to address gang violence.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 5, 2009
Vacaville stabbing gang related (Vacaville, CA): A gang-related confrontation in Vacaville on Monday night left a victim with a stab wound, authorities said.
Source: The Reporter Date: August 5, 2009
Authorities say they have ended crime "Dynasty" (Flint, MI): They called themselves Dynasty and authorities say they spent nearly a year terrorizing area banks, gas stations and stores.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: August 5, 2009
What are the odds? Members of violent international gang found in Spa City (Saratoga Springs, NY): Two El Salvador nationals arrested in Saratoga Springs are members of the violent international gang MS13, and police are investigating whether a Salvadoran from Corinth who is charged in the alleged kidnapping of a 24-year-old woman is part of the group, authorities said today.
Source: Times Union Date: August 5, 2009
Behind the scenes with the gang strike force (St. Paul, MN): The now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force was battling a growing threat from a Latino street gang, according to the unit's latest internal report.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: August 5, 2009
Teen is Salinas' 20th homicide (Salinas, CA): A 17-year-old Salinas boy became the city's 20th homicide victim of the year after he was shot about 8 p.m. Tuesday outside his home on Yucatan Way.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 5, 2009
Nicky Cruz brings anti-gang message to forum (Tallahassee, FL): Florida A&M University hosted an anti-gang workshop Monday sponsored by the Standing in Hope Identifying Faith and Trust organization.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: August 4, 2009
Two wounded in apparent gang shootings in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Police say a woman who was shot in the head while riding in a car Monday night in Yakima apparently was the innocent victim of a gang shooting.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: August 4, 2009
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