Gang-Related News Articles
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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
Teen blames robbery on local gang (Englewood, OH): A Trotwood teen arrested for shoplifting alcohol told police he carried out the robbery to pay a marijuana-related debt to a street gang, although a detective believes the teen could have invented the explanation.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: November 8, 2008
Gang concerns draw a crowd (Marysville, WA): Yes, there are gangs in Marysville. This was one of the answers that emerged Thursday night at a forum organized to educate people about the gang subculture.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: November 8, 2008
Supreme Court to review gang law (Atlanta, GA): When gang violence rose to an alarming high in the 1990s, legislators gave prosecutors a weapon of their own in a law that puts anyone convicted of gang-related crimes behind bars for longer.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: November 8, 2008
County schools mull over stronger gang policy, uniforms (Lowndes, MS): It has been a communitywide concern for several months, and the Lowndes County School District may soon be adding “some teeth” to its school gang activity policy, members of the LCSD Board of Education announced during a Friday meeting.
Source: The Commercial Dispatch Date: November 8, 2008
County gang sweep nets 59 (Woodbury, NJ): Nearly 60 people, all of them with alleged ties to various violent street gangs, have been arrested following a five-month investigation into gang activity in suburban Gloucester County.
Source: Gloucester County Times Date: November 7, 2008
Gang member arrested in jewelry theft worth $9K (Mesa, AZ): Mesa police arrested a gang member suspected of stealing more than $9,000 worth of jewelry from a pawnshop over the weekend.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: November 7, 2008
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