Gang-Related News Articles
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Pacific Islander summit focuses on educating community about gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah's director of Pacific Islander Affairs on Thursday likened the state's gang activity to a tsunami and implored the community to intervene before the problem causes more destruction.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 22, 2009
Nashville safe school forum addresses reality of gangs, violence (Nashville, TN): The question gets repetitive for Alivia Jones, a sophomore at Antioch High School. "What set are you from?" ask classmates and acquaintances about whether Jones has gang affiliations.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 21, 2009
Deputies cite girl gangs at Manor High (Manor, TX): The fights at Manor High School on Monday that prompted Travis County sheriff's deputies to take 10 students into custody were spurred by strife between two rival female "crews," according to arrest affidavits.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: October 21, 2009
Green Bay anti-gang task force works to deter youths from joining street gangs (Green Bay, WI): Hernan Cortes was just seconds away from earning respect. He was set to be initiated into a local street gang last year, but walked away at the last minute when he saw the beating seven members gave two other boys.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: October 20, 2009
Special teams raid street gang 31 Flavors; 11 in custody with racketeering charges (Monroe, LA): SWAT teams raided more than a dozen homes in Monroe early Tuesday morning in a bid to cripple a violent street gang.
Source: The News-Star Date: October 20, 2009
Hartford superintendent says reports of gangs at school inaccurate (Hartford, CT): Superintendent Steven Adamowski, in an e-mail sent to school board members and other officials Friday, said that reports of gang activity in the city schools are "inaccurate."
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 20, 2009
YouTube video leads to gang arrest (Ottumwa, IA): Police have arrested a 16-year-old Ottumwa resident after he posted video of an assault on the YouTube video Web site.
Source: The Ottumwa Courier Date: October 20, 2009
Gadsden gang members convicted (Orange County, FL): Two members of a Gadsden County gang have been convicted by an Orange County jury on criminal charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: October 20, 2009
Gang member latest to join FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list (Washington, DC): Joe Saenz rubbed his hands together and smiled as he walked up to a Los Angeles County, California, home. His demeanor gave no clues as to what would happen next.
Source: CNN Date: October 20, 2009
Monrovia files for injunction targeting two local gangs (Monrovia, CA): The city attorney and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has jointly filed for a gang injunction to restrict the activity of members of two local gangs.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: October 20, 2009
18 alleged gang members face federal charges (Milwaukee, WI): Eighteen alleged gang members in Milwaukee are facing federal charges for drug trafficking and violence over a 12-year period.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 20, 2009
Apparent gang-related shooting leaves four injured in South L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): An apparent gang-related shooting left four people injured tonight in an unincorporated neighborhood near South Los Angeles, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 20, 2009
Santa Cruz officials plan meeting on gang violence in wake of fatal stabbing (Santa Cruz, CA): In the wake of a fatal stabbing that took the life of a Santa Cruz High School junior, city police and school officials announced Monday they will host a community meeting about gang violence Wednesday evening.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 20, 2009
Anti-gang measure makes progress (Springfield, MA): The City Council gave first-step approval Monday night to an ordinance designed to "turn up the heat" on gangs and gang recruitment.
Source: The Republican Date: October 20, 2009
Gang leaders and members indicted on RICO charges in President's hometown (Chicago, IL): A suspect alleged to be a "Corona" of the Chicago-based gang, the Latin Kings -- making him the highest-ranking leader outside of prison and responsible for overseeing the illegal activities of all factions of the powerful Chicago street gang -- is among 18 gang members charged in a sweeping new federal indictment against the upper-echelon of Latin Kings.
Source: Examiner Date: October 19, 2009
Police fear weekend Alamo murder may spark gang war (Alamo, TX): Authorities fear the weekend murder of a local gang leader’s girlfriend may ignite a string of reprisal shootings between two rival mobs.
Source: The Monitor Date: October 19, 2009
Agencies' arrests buried threat that violent gang posed for years in county (Palm Beach County, FL): They flashed wads of money and brazenly showed off military-style assault weapons on MySpace.com. They started fights in clubs, distributed drugs throughout Palm Beach County and left a trail of more than a dozen bodies.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: October 18, 2009
Busch wants laws that gang up on gangs (Annapolis, MD): House Speaker Michael E. Busch has begun meeting with state, law-enforcement and education officials to create legislation to better combat gangs throughout Maryland.
Source: The Capital Date: October 18, 2009
Gang activity on rise in region (Danville, VA): About 70 educators, members of law enforcement organizations and social service workers from around the Dan River Region gathered at Woodberry Hills Baptist Church on Friday to learn about gang activity in the region, state and country.
Source: Danville News Date: October 17, 2009
Firebombings linked to woman's gang initiation (Chattanooga, TN): Firebombings last month attributed to gang violence may have been part of initiation for one female gang member, something that's becoming more common in the city, police said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 17, 2009
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