Gang-Related News Articles
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Delays plague L.A. County's anti-gang program (Los Angeles County, CA): Los Angeles County leaders, who more than a year and a half ago promised to revamp their $105-million-a-year gang intervention effort, are still months away from a new strategy, hobbled by repeated delays and haggling over details.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 30, 2008
Snatching teens from gangs (Raleigh, NC): A 15-year-old boy recently showed up in tears at the Boys & Girls Club Teen Center in Raleigh because, he said, a neighborhood gang was coming to "jump," or force, him into their gang.
Source: The News & Observer Date: November 30, 2008
Police setting up database on gangs (Boston, MA): It was close to midnight at his 21st-birthday barbecue in Revere when Phong Tran noticed a couple of members of his former street gang by the hedges alongside the house. Tran approached the two men, members of the Piru Bloods, in the darkness.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: November 30, 2008
Texas' Tango Blast gang draws kids with tattoos, loose affiliation rules (Dallas, TX): They tattoo themselves with Dallas Cowboys stars and the area code 214. They proudly proclaim "D-Town" and brag about their hometown affiliations on MySpace and YouTube.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: November 30, 2008
Cell phones in prison mean business as usual for gangs (Trenton, NJ): The blue-ribbon booty inside the state's 14 prisons is the same wonder tool that people on the outside increasingly cannot live without -- the cell phone.
Source: Daily Record Date: November 30, 2008
Clay sheriff on gangs detective: 'I sure am glad he's on our side' (Clay County, FL): People join gangs because they desire a family, or they are being bullied and want backup protection, said Andy Scott, gangs detective at the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: November 30, 2008
Payson authorities have eye out for gangs (Payson, UT): A growing gang problem has two groups pitted against each other in this small town, with one a subgroup of a Provo gang and the other stemming from northern California immigrants.
Source: Deseret News Date: November 29, 2008
Gunfire at club leaves two dead (Detroit, MI): Trouble is commonplace at a popular downtown nightclub that was the site of a double homicide early Friday morning, said a neighbor and a disc jockey who works there.
Source: The Detroit News Date: November 29, 2008
Providence puts pressure on street gangs (Providence, RI): After several months of relative calm, five street gangs in the city’s West End have been involved in a series of shootings in recent weeks.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: November 28, 2008
Crips gang member arrested on drug charges (Kingston, NY): A Kingston man has been charged in connection with a cocaine trafficking operation.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: November 28, 2008
Boys & Girls Club's Street SMART program teaches kids how to recognize and resists gangs (Gastonia, NC): Naida Adams just liked the design, but she soon learned that her notebook was sending an unintended message. "I brought a red bandana notebook, and people were telling me to put it up," the Grier Middle School eighth-grader remembered. "I said, ‘Why?' and they said because it's a gang symbol."
Source: Gaston Gazette Date: November 28, 2008
Cases before high court take aim at anti-gang law (Fayette County, 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: Fayette Daily News Date: November 28, 2008
Authorities: Gang crackdown in Camden yields results (Camden, NJ): In the past six months a special operation targeting gang and other violent offenders in the Camden area resulted in more than 300 arrests, 40 gun seizures and thousands in cash and narcotics, officials announced on Wednesday.
Source: Courier-Post Date: November 27, 2008
School suspends teen over drawings (Cobb County, GA): North Cobb High School sophomore Brandon Field was suspended from school for three days last week after turning in an assignment with doodling on it.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: November 26, 2008
Word on the street: Seattle violence is rising (Seattle, WA): An ongoing war that has pitted gang members in Seattle's Central Area against rivals in Rainier Valley has grown increasingly violent over the past two years, say police and prosecutors.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: November 26, 2008
East Orange gang crackdown spurs arrests of 32 suspects (Orange, NJ): Targeting mainly members of a violent Bloods street gang, East Orange police have spent the past five days raiding city locations and arresting people on a variety of gun-running, drug trafficking and other criminal charges, Police Chief Ronald Borgo said yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 26, 2008
Operation: “All The Kings Men” (Lee County, FL): In October 2007, members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division began an in-depth investigation into members of the Latin King criminal street gang.
Source: WINK News Date: November 26, 2008
Police looking for gang members find a toddler with a crack-pipe (Shafter, CA): A search warrant executed at a Shafter home turned up much more than expected. Officers say they were looking for gang members suspected of trafficking methamphetamines and found a baby holding a crack-pipe.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: November 26, 2008
P.G. police close club blamed for gang violence (Adelphi, MD): Prince George's County's acting police chief shut down an Adelphi night club on Wednesday, calling it a victory against gang violence.
Source: WJLA 7 News Date: November 26, 2008
Summer events credited for decline in Holland gang activity (Holland, MI): Police say gang activity in city parks was down significantly last summer after 12 church groups and other organizations held numerous community events on weekend nights at the parks.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: November 26, 2008
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