Gang-Related News Articles
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Dalton Police arrest avowed gang member (Dalton, GA): Dalton Police detectives have arrested an avowed gang member wanted for numerous acts of graffiti.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: March 11, 2008
Gang violence, political fights (Los Angeles, CA): As a wave of high-profile gang shootings continues to rattle parts of Los Angeles, city leaders are locked in a turf battle of their own over who should control gang-prevention programs and the millions of dollars to pay for them.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 10, 2008
Eight arrested in Eureka area gang sweep (Eureka, CA): Eight people were arrested on various drug charges in a gang sweep over the weekend in Eureka and Humboldt Hill areas.
Source: Times-Standard Date: March 10, 2008
Police arrest three men with ties to East Palo Alto gang (East Palo Alto, CA): Three known East Palo Alto gang members were arrested Saturday after an early morning gun battle and a high-speed chase across the Dumbarton Bridge, police said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 10, 2008
Man suspected in Manassas gang activity turns himself in (Manassas, VA): A man wanted in connection with a boy's alleged plan to recruit gang members to kill his father turned himself in to police on Monday.
Source: NBC 4 news Date: March 10, 2008
Police: One woman dead, One wounded in LA-area gang-related shooting (Compton, CA): Authorities say one woman is dead and another wounded in what appears to be another gang-related shooting.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 10, 2008
YouTube posting leads to arrests in an assault (Ossining, NY) : The Ossining police relied on a vital piece of evidence in their decision late last month to charge four high school students with first-degree gang assault: video images of the crime that were posted on YouTube by one of the teenagers after he used the camera on his cellphone to record the attack, the police said.
Source: The New York Times Date: March 9, 2008
Tulare County to double size of anti-gang unit (Visalia, CA): Sheriff's officials say doubling the size of the county's anti-gang unit will help a force already stretched thin by geography and a growing gang problem.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 9, 2008
Police say teen plotted with gang to kill father (Manassas, VA): Manassas police said they cannot say why a 16-year-old Osbourn High School student wanted to kill his father, only that they know he conspired with fellow gang members over the past month to do it.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 9, 2008
Violence crosses city boundaries (North County, CA): Law enforcement agencies across North County are turning up the heat on gang members in a new collaborative effort to curb gang-related robberies, assaults and homicides that frequently cross city lines.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 9, 2008
New task force ganging up on gangs (Hudson County, NJ): The new anti-gang task force operated by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office was activated starting last week. What it means is there is now another weapon in the fight against gangs, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio.
Source: The Hudson Reporter Date: March 9, 2008
Community torn by gang violence (Gadsden County, FL): The recent indictment of seven Gadsden County men on drug and racketeering charges brought some measure of relief to the Sawdust community in Gadsden County.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: March 9, 2008
Three charged in gang-related shooting, robbery (Johnson City, NY): A gang-related incident involving three people led to a shooting, according to Johnson City police.
Source: Press & Sun-Bulletin Date: March 9, 2008
Teen held another month in gang case (Georgetown, SC): At least one member of a recognized street gang will be held by the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice for 30 more days, according to officials with the 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office.
Source: The Sun News Date: March 8, 2008
Street shooting claims another child -- this time in Echo Park (Los Angeles, CA): Anthony E. Escobar was fatally gunned down Thursday night by suspected gang members after the 13-year-old crossed his Echo Park street to get lemons from a neighbor's tree.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 8, 2008
Norteños, Oriental Troops notified of 'safe zones' (Visalia, CA): Visalia police officials said Friday they have served notices against members of the city's Oriental Troops street gang and at least four factions of Norteño gangs.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: March 8, 2008
Senate backs tougher measures for gang-related crimes (Concord, NH): The New Hampshire Senate adopted a get-tough crime measure yesterday, passing a bill that calls for extra-long prison sentences for gang members.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: March 7, 2008
Police round up seven gang suspects (Chandler, AZ): Acting on a tip, Chandler police arrested seven suspected gang members from Phoenix on Wednesday night at what police believe was a "stash house."
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: March 7, 2008
Injunction will try to rein in Ivanhoe gang (Ivanhoe, CA): Tulare County authorities praised a judge's decision Friday to approve the area's first civil gang injunction, but warned that while the new tool will be effective, it won't rid the county of gangs by itself.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 7, 2008
City reacts to violence (Salinas, CA): A spike in Salinas gang violence this week has brought fear to the community and has put city officials to work.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: March 7, 2008
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