Gang-Related News Articles
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Pittsburgh to spend $200K on gang, crime study (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh will spend $200,000 on a gang violence study in hopes of curbing the city's murder rate within six months.
Source: York Daily Record Date: October 8, 2008
Commission proposes gang task funding (Albany, GA): The Albany City Commission paved the way for the Albany Police Department to begin putting together its 12-person gang task force with a nonbinding unanimous vote Tuesday on a proposal to finance the force.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: October 8, 2008
Gang unit borne of violence (Sumter County, CA): Sutter County and Yuba City law enforcement agencies unveiled a new gang task force that will start today after a summer surge in drive-by shootings.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: October 8, 2008
Immigration has arrested 11,000 'transnational' gang members in three years (Washington, DC): Over the past three years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested more than 11,000 members and associates of "transnational" gangs operating inside the United States.
Source: Cybercast News Service Date: October 7, 2008
Framingham Police educate public about gang issues (Framingham, MA): The images were intended to portray cocksure street swagger. A group of youths, flat-brimmed baseball caps tilted jauntily, peacocked for the camera, contorting their fingers and bending their wrists in the shape of gang signs.
Source: The Metrowest Daily News Date: October 7, 2008
Police have no suspects in Watsonville slaying, suspect gang ties (Watsonville, CA): Police and community volunteers this evening will walk the neighborhood where a 20-year-old Prunedale man was stabbed to death Friday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: October 7, 2008
Police say shooting of man was gang-related (Hampton, VA): Police say the shooting of a man in the leg last week in Hampton was likely gang- related.
Source: Daily Press Date: October 7, 2008
11 facing assault, robbery charges in alleged gang assault (Yuma, AZ): Seven alleged juvenile gang members arrested in connection to a weekend assault and robbery involving two female victims, one of whom was pregnant, were each charged with four felonies Tuesday.
Source: The Sun Date: October 7, 2008
Third-grader with knife charged (Athens, GA): A 10-year-old boy armed with a knife lunged at a fellow Fowler Drive Elementary student Monday and told another he would cut her "into little pieces" and kill her family for turning him in, Athens-Clarke police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: October 7, 2008
Gang unit sees success (Prince William County, VA): Between January and August of 2008, the number of gang members arrested in Prince William County was 197, according to statistics presented to supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting.
Source: Manassas Journal Messenger Date: October 7, 2008
Concord teen shot after being asked about gang ties (Concord, CA): A teenager was shot and wounded early this morning after a group of men drove up and asked him and his friends whether they had gang ties, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 6, 2008
Appeals Court overturns convictions in murder case (New York, NY): A federal appeals court overturned two purported gang members' convictions Monday, saying the kind of expert routinely used to educate juries about criminal organizations unfairly said a gang had been involved in murders.
Source: Newsday Date: October 6, 2008
King City police say officers foiled robbery (King City, CA): King City police say they foiled an armed robbery Saturday night, arresting two Sureño street gang members on the 300 block of Ellis Street.
Source: The Californian Date: October 6, 2008
89 arrested, drugs, weapons, cash seized in gang sweep (Pasadena, CA): Authorities arrested 89 people, seized about a half-million dollars in narcotics and confiscated dozens of guns in a multiagency crackdown on gangs and drugs that stretched from Pasadena to the eastern United States, police announced Monday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: October 6, 2008
'Hawgz' gang suspects charged in Marin City festival attack (Marin City, CA): Three Marin City gang suspects accused of attacking a visiting family at a community festival were arraigned on assault charges Monday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: October 6, 2008
Gangs blamed in almost half the homicides in '07 (San Diego, CA): Nearly half the homicides with known motives in San Diego County last year were at the hands of gangs, according to a study looking at victims and suspects of violent crime.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 6, 2008
Suburban gang's rise unnerves authorities (Phoenix, AZ): The Fluffy Bunny Crew, a street gang, was formed years ago on upscale high-school campuses in the northeast Valley, a far cry from the low-income neighborhoods believed by many to spawn second- and third-generation gang members.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: October 5, 2008
Taggers turning violent and becoming more like gangs, police say (Bakersfield, CA): They scribble on street signs, walls and mailboxes in an attempt to gain neighborhood fame. But some taggers, who are usually considered nothing more than a nuisance, are now turning into gangsters.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: October 4, 2008
Injunctions effective tool in fighting gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): Gangs have commandeered entire neighborhoods throughout San Bernardino County, forcing residents to cower in their homes.
Source: The Sun Date: October 4, 2008
D.C. crime-fighting plan expands anti-gang tools (Washington, DC): Mayor Adrian M. Fenty introduced an anti-crime proposal yesterday that would make it easier for prosecutors to detain people before trials and allow officials to seek civil injunctions that would bar gang members from specific neighborhoods or activities.
Source: The Washington Post Date: October 4, 2008
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