Gang-Related News Articles
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Overall crime down, gang crime on rise in S.D. (San Diego, CA): While overall crime in San Diego continues to drop, gang crime rose 19 percent in the first three months of the year when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest crime statistics released by the mayor's office Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: April 17, 2008
Teen suspect in gang shooting caught inside Watsonville clothing store (Watsonville, CA): An 18-year-old who was shot in a Monday gang altercation that led to the evacuation of the Ross Outlet Store on Main Street is expected to recover, and the suspected shooter is behind bars, according to police.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 16, 2008
Anti-gang funding ignores South Bay (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday announced a dramatic restructuring of the city's anti-gang programs, which will target more funding in fewer neighborhoods.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: April 16, 2008
BPD cracks down on gangs, arrests three (Bradenton, FL): Bradenton Police cracking down on gang activity arrested three confirmed gang members and numerous associates this weekend.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: April 16, 2008
Southside Chiques injunction upheld (Oxnard, CA): A court of appeal Monday upheld the gang injunction against the Southside Chiques, the second-largest criminal street gang in Oxnard.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: April 16, 2008
Lex man arrested in what is being called a gang fight (Lexington, NE): A Lexington man was jailed Tuesday after a street fight between gang members. Police were called to a fight about 6:36 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of North Erie Street, said Police Chief Charlie Clark.
Source: North Platte Telegraph Date: April 16, 2008
Deputies arrest three suspected graffiti vandals (Barstow, CA): Deputies arrested three suspected graffiti vandals believed to be responsible for at least $3,000 in property damages.
Source: Desert Dispatch Date: April 16, 2008
Police form their own gang to take on gangs (Guilford County, NC) : Local authorities have teamed up with state and federal officials to form the Safe Streets Task Force. The announcement was made late Wednesday afternoon by several law enforcement agencies.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News Date: April 16, 2008
Federal grant to 'weed' out city gang activity (Oklahoma City, OK): The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday awarded nearly $3.5 million in federal grant money to fight gangs, drugs and crime. But more than anything, the effort is about rebuilding ailing communities, Police Chief Bill Citty said.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: April 16, 2008
LA mayor talks about anti-gang strategy in annual speech (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's annual speech to the City Council focused on gang violence and budget woes for the second consecutive year.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 15, 2008
Anti-gang initiative gets a big boost (Greensboro, NC): A city gang intervention initiative will get a big boost from two organizations, officials will announce tonight at the City Council meeting.
Source: News & Record Date: April 15, 2008
Police arrest two juveniles on gang charges (Harrisonburg, VA): Harrisonburg Police arrested two juveniles Friday and charged them with felony gang participation and misdemeanor property damage in connection with a string of gang-related graffiti "tagging" on businesses, homes and cars on or near East Market Street.
Source: The Daily News Record Date: April 15, 2008
Albany gang unit likely (Albany, GA): With a nearly full complement of officers and a proposed $14.9 million budget, the Albany Police Department needs only the addition of personnel dedicated to stopping gang activity, city officials said Monday.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: April 15, 2008
Arrest of gang members to be announced (Bridgeton, NJ): A press conference announcing the arrest of high-ranking Bloods gang members is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office's Fayette Street office.
Source: Bridgeton News Date: April 15, 2008
More arrests anticipated in drug case tied to Bloods (Somersworth, NH): Only days after two more arrests were made in the investigation of local crack cocaine distribution by alleged members or associates of the Bloods street gang, authorities say there are no new arrests but more are expected.
Source: Foster's Daily Democrat Date: April 15, 2008
Fresno mayor candidates agree gangs are top priority (Fresno, CA): Candidates for mayor largely agree: One of Fresno's most pressing public safety problems is gangs. If they differ, it's on how to solve the problem.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 15, 2008
Shootings raise fear of gang warfare (Salinas, CA): The violence in Salinas is unlikely to stop any time soon, according to some city residents. This weekend, three shootings left as many people injured - one of them critically - and a firebomb was thrown into an east Salinas apartment complex shown in a threatening video posted online that week.
Source: The Californian Date: April 15, 2008
Anti-gang program offers reel alternative (Bethlehem, PA): Big-city gangs converge in a working-class south Bethlehem neighborhood, where young recruits are easily seduced by the prospect of easy money and a sense of belonging.
Source: The Morning Call Date: April 14, 2008
King City gang member shot in leg (King City, CA): Police said today that a suspected gang member was wounded and an innocent bystander was nearly struck by a passing bullet when gunshots were fired Sunday outside a King City fast food restaurant.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: April 14, 2008
Lakewood gang member sought as fugitive (New Brunswick, NJ): A suspected gang member from Lakewood who authorities said was caught with weapons en route to a confrontation with a rival gang in New Brunswick is being sought by authorities.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: April 14, 2008
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