Gang-Related News Articles
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Despite crackdown, local gang activity grows (Spokane, WA): A Spokane task force created to quell the area’s growing gang problem is taking guns off the streets, seizing drugs and successfully working cases that result in arrests and convictions.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: February 6, 2009
New prison gang unit touted by Washington state (Walla Walla, WA): Robert Walker is a recent arrival to the new gang unit at the Washington State Penitentiary. He likes his new home, as far as anyone can like prison.
Source: The Associated Press Date: February 5, 2009
Avenues gang bastion is demolished (Los Angeles, CA): City officials tear down the Satellite House on Drew Street, from which Maria Leon's family allegedly controlled gang and drug activity in Glassell Park. Residents say the area has gotten safer.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 5, 2009
Lawmakers OK penalties for loitering gang members (Salt Lake City, UT): Lawmakers have approved a bill to give communities the ability to designate gang-free zones and force anyone suspected of being a gang member to leave the areas.
Source: KIFI Local News 8 Date: February 5, 2009
Carteret Co. agencies coming together to fight influence of gangs (Carteret County, NC): There are more signs each day that gangs are popping up all across the east. Several areas have gang prevention task forces—and as Nine On Your Side’s Philip Jones reports, you can add one more county to the list of places where law enforcement agencies are banding together to fight the influence of gangs.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: February 5, 2009
Small neighborhood gangs called biggest threat (Greensboro, NC): For almost two months, two groups of teenage boys have been exchanging gunfire in a neighborhood along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Source: News & Record Date: February 4, 2009
Four men stabbed as bloody fight erupts at another downtown Orlando club (Orlando, FL): A heated fight that led to four stabbings Tuesday is the second violent and bloody encounter at a downtown Orlando bar in the past two days.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: February 4, 2009
Shrine at shooting site in South L.A. leads to more deaths (Los Angeles, CA): As mourners paid respects to a suspected gang member, gunfire erupted and killed two others. Such violence prompted other cities to regulate the memorials, but L.A. doesn't seem to be on board.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 4, 2009
Join gang or be killed (Bridgeton, NJ): Police have charged two city residents, including a 17-year-old boy, with plotting to kill a man who had repeatedly refused to join their street gang.
Source: The Bridgeton News Date: February 4, 2009
Combined effort targets gangs (Lebanon, TN): Local law enforcement officials are targeting gang activity in Wilson County. Lebanon Police, the Wilson County Sheriff's Department, Mt. Juliet Police and federal law enforcement agencies last week joined forces to issue 83 warrants to people who are either alleged gang members or allegedly known associates of gang members.
Source: The Tennessean Date: February 4, 2009
Robbery spree tied to gang initiation of Fort Bend teen (Fort Bend, TX): A gang initiation for a junior high school student may have been behind a rash of armed robberies that targeted people arriving at their homes, Harris County sheriff’s officials said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 4, 2009
Three men shot at vigil for gang member (Los Angeles, CA): Two men were fatally shot and a third wounded during a vigil for a slain gang member in the unincorporated L.A. County area of Westmont, authorities said today.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 3, 2009
Police partner with ATF as part of gang enforcement (Salinas, CA): Salinas police announced a partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Monday as part of an ongoing effort to curb gang violence in the city.
Source: KPIX CBS 5 Date: February 3, 2009
Federal experts to help with Salinas gang problem (Salinas, CA): Federal violence and terrorism experts are coming to this Central Coast farming city to help local authorities combat a deep-rooted gang problem, which is blamed for numerous deaths in the past year, city officials announced Monday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 3, 2009
Separating rival Hispanic gangs has reduced prison violence (Seattle): Worried about escalating gang violence behind bars, the state Department of Corrections last year began housing members of two rival Hispanic gangs known as the Norteños and Sureños in separate units.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: February 3, 2009
QC police learn to identify gangs (Chicago, IL): A local task force that works to keep gangs off Quad City streets gets a helping hand. The Quad Cities Federal Gang Task Force has been cracking down on gang related crimes for more than a decade.
Source: WHBF 4 News Date: February 3, 2009
Gangs target Springfield because they find a market for drugs (Springfield, IL): Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Darrell Moore says the good news is he doesn't think gangs in Springfield are a growing problem. He says the bad news is gangs are still operating here.
Source: KY3 News Date: February 3, 2009
Two men sought in Whittier killing (Whittier, CA): Joseph Magdaleno told his mother he would meet his girlfriend at a local park and left the house on Saturday afternoon.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: February 3, 2009
Turf wars are fueling Seattle’s gang conflicts (Seattle, WA): Life is over for Perry J. Henderson, 18, and it is imperiled for his killer, Jonathan J. Hall. At age 19, Hall pled guilty to the murder of Henderson, and last week went off to state prison in the continuing tradition of wasted youth.
Source: Seattle Weekly Date: February 3, 2009
Sheriff's office describes gang presence in township (Maine Township, IL): There are four street gangs identified in Maine Township, but the area's most active are the Latin Kings and the Surenos 13s, bitter rivals whose ongoing hated has occasionally erupted in violence, including the March 2004 murder of a 16-year-old boy along Dempster Street.
Source: Niles Herald-Spectator Date: February 2, 2009
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