Gang-Related News Articles
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Police: Anti-gang programs working (Visalia, CA): Visalia has seen a reduction in gang-related violence over the last year, city police Chief Bob Carden told the Visalia City Council Monday. Compared with the first 10 months of 2007, according to Carden, homicides are down 20 percent, deadly weapon assaults are down 25 percent and drive-by shootings are down 30 percent.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: November 4, 2008
Gang graffiti appears in Sioux Falls neighborhoods (Sioux Falls, SD): Sioux Falls police are investigating more than a dozen cases of graffiti spread across at least two neighborhoods, police spokesman Sam Clemens said.
Source: Argus Leader Date: November 4, 2008
School system policy on gangs stalled (Guilford County, NC): A gang policy for Guilford County Schools looks to be stalled with some officials questioning the need for such a policy.
Source: News & Record Date: November 4, 2008
Norfolk councilwoman's grass-roots effort targets violence (Norfolk, VA): City Councilwoman Daun S. Hester called on parents, business owners and community leaders Monday to join in a grass-roots effort to fight violence in Norfolk communities and schools.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: November 4, 2008
Two Reno men killed for crossing out gang graffiti (Reno, NV): A 17-year-old gang member on Halloween morning shot to death two young men in retaliation because they were crossing out his gang’s graffiti, Reno police allege.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: November 3, 2008
Councilman warns of 'gang crisis' after latest teen slaying (Seattle, WA): The shooting death Friday of a 15-year-old boy near Garfield High School underscores the need to admit that Seattle has a gang problem and to launch a plan to prevent youth violence, City Councilman Tim Burgess said Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: November 3, 2008
Three Liberty High students arrested in Hillsboro gang shooting (Hillsboro, OR): Three students at Liberty High School have been charged in an October gang shooting.
Source: The Oregonian Date: November 3, 2008
Jackson County not immune to gangs (Jackson, MI): They claim colors, sell drugs, destroy property and assault others. Though it is not common, they kill.
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot Date: November 2, 2008
Gang ties suspected in shootings near Garfield High School (Seattle, WA): A 16-year-old boy shot to death near Garfield High School Friday night was the fifth teenager killed in Seattle this year, a trend that had already prompted Mayor Greg Nickels to propose a new $9 million initiative to prevent youth violence.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: November 2, 2008
Suspected Asian street gang leader arrested (Murrieta, CA): A man who state authorities describe as a “key member” of a violent San Diego Asian street gang has been arrested in the Murrieta area, it was reported Sunday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: November 2, 2008
Elgin police say Halloween shootings were gang related (Elgin, IL): A Halloween night shooting in Elgin that killed one teen and injured another was gang related, police said Sunday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: November 2, 2008
Organized-crime act targets drug gangs (Baltimore, MD): Looking tired and resigned, Shaneka Penix stood before U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles in his Baltimore courtroom yesterday morning and quietly asked for mercy. "I believe I deserve a second chance," she said.
Source: The Sun Date: November 1, 2008
23 arrests made in gang crackdown following shootings (Tulare County, CA): Four days of gang sweeps in Cutler, Orosi and Dinuba have led to 23 arrests this week, most on suspicion of parole violation, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department reported Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: November 1, 2008
Four arrested in gang-related shooting in Cathedral City (Cathedral City, CA): Police have arrested multiple suspects following a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting overnight in Cathedral City.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: November 1, 2008
Police smash lucrative meth operation (Allentown, PA): An Allentown man and two men from Georgia were arrested Thursday on charges they ran a multimillion dollar methamphetamine ring that sold pounds of speed in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, the state attorney general's office said.
Source: The Morning Call Date: November 1, 2008
USC sprinter shot at Halloween party (Los Angeles, CA): A USC sprinter, and former Long Beach Poly High star, was shot three times in the legs at a Halloween party and is hospitalized today.
Source: KTLA-TV Date: November 1, 2008
Two arrested on gang, shooting and pursuit charges (Bakersfield, CA): Two men were arrested on gang and shooting charges following a pursuit early Friday morning, Bakersfield police reported.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: October 31, 2008
Pittsburgh-area sweep brings 76 drug, gang arrests (Pittsburgh, PA): Federal investigators have rounded up 76 people after a 32-month-long investigation into drug trafficking, violent crime and gang activity in a small, economically battered Pittsburgh-area town.
Source: Lebanon Daily News Date: October 31, 2008
Baby injured by shotgun blast Thursday (Pueblo, CO): A single shotgun blast of pellets critically injured a 6-month-old baby and wounded three other people in the worst of three possibly gang-related shootings early Thursday on the East Side, according to Pueblo police.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: October 31, 2008
Bergen probe nets reputed gang members on drug, gun charges (Bergen, NJ): Five reputed members of the Crips street gang suspected of peddling drugs and selling guns were arrested after an undercover investigation in Bergen County, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 31, 2008
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