Gang-Related News Articles
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Joining forces to clean crime hot spots (Pemberton Township, PA): One road in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township has been the site of so many shootings and so much drug-peddling and mayhem that some residents cynically call it "Crenshaw" after the violence-plagued area of Los Angeles.
Source: The Inquirer Date: September 1, 2008
Bicyclist is critically beaten in what police call gang attack (Indianapolis, IN): A 47-year-old Indianapolis man remained in critical condition Sunday with head injuries after he was attacked Friday in the 2200 block of East 10th Street by about 15 youths suspected of being gang members.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: September 1, 2008
Man shot in foot expected to be charged with assault with firearm (Chico, CA): A 20-year-old man was shot in the foot Friday night in what the Chico Police Department called a gang-related incident.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: August 31, 2008
Northeast Ohio activists to attend national summit on resurgence of gang violence (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland had 174 homicides in 1993, a total that hasn't been surpassed since. The killings were part of a wave of guns, gangs and drugs that swept American cities.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: August 31, 2008
Mexican and Central American drug gangs said to be operating in the Birmingham area (Birmingham, AL): It was not just a crime. It was a message. When five men were shocked, beaten, bound and their throats slashed in a Shelby County apartment this month, that message was barbarically clear, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Birmingham News Date: August 31, 2008
Man killed in car-to-car shooting (El Monte, CA): A man was shot and killed Friday in a car-to-car shooting, authorities said. Jackie Vargas, 31, died at the scene of the attack, which occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Durfee Avenue, sheriff's officials said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: August 30, 2008
Gang enforcers add deportation orders to arsenal of deterrents (Fresno, CA): In California, Central San Joaquin Valley gang enforcers are using a new weapon: deportation orders. Officials say the tactic already is a success. Nearly three dozen gang members who were in the U.S. illegally have been sent back to their home countries since the program's first arrests in February.
Source: The Olympian Date: August 30, 2008
Two found guilty of running violent Bloods gang in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA): A federal court jury Friday found two Norfolk men guilty of running the Bounty Hunter Bloods, a violent street gang responsible for shootings, robberies, drug dealing and at least one murder during the past five years.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: August 30, 2008
Suspect in St. Paul high-speed chase faces felony charges (St. Paul, MN): The man police say careened into a group of people after a high-speed chase this week has been charged with fleeing police in a motor vehicle, causing great bodily harm and substantial bodily harm. Two people's legs were severed, according to the criminal complaint.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: August 30, 2008
Two hurt in Soquel gang stabbing (Soquel, CA): Two Watsonville men were badly hurt in an apparently random gang stabbing Friday afternoon in front of a Soquel Drive store, and sheriff's deputies are still looking for the assailants.
Source: The Mercury News Date: August 30, 2008
Gang shootings continue in city (Macon, GA): The wave of shootings in Macon continued Thursday. A Macon teenager was shot just before 10 p.m. following a fight in the parking lot at the Burger King at 3025 Pio Nono Ave.
Source: The Telegraph Date: August 30, 2008
Defaced Jewel: MS 13 gang insignia found spray-painted on 1788 Gemeinhaus church in Bethabara (Winston-Salem, NC): Officials at Historic Bethabara Park have started a painstaking process to remove graffiti from the 1788 Gemeinhaus church after someone spray painted a gang insignia on an outside wall earlier this month.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: August 30, 2008
Elgin group holds meeting to fight gang violence (Elgin, IL): The Gifford Park Association, which oversees the Elgin Historic District, has called for a special meeting with police to discuss ways to curb gang violence in the wake of a drive-by shooting.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 30, 2008
First person sentenced under new state gang law (Idaho): The first person charged under Idaho's 2-year-old gang law has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: August 30, 2008
Glasgow to give away gang book (Joliet, IL): Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow announced his office will give away his gang prevention book free to every educator in Will County to help them protect students from street gang influences.
Source: The Herald News Date: August 30, 2008
Sparks Middle School implements dress code (Sparks, NV): Sparks Middle School is Washoe County School District's first middle school to require uniforms for its students.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: August 30, 2008
Durham's opportunity to overcome gangs (Durham, NC): A colleague and I completed a year-long study of Durham's gang problem in December of last year. It already was apparent that Durham had a gang problem; that was not the purpose of the study.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: August 30, 2008
West coast gangs are making inroads (Washington, DC): The emergence of Bloods and Crips, gangs that originated on the West Coast and are establishing themselves in the Washington area, has contributed to several homicides in Prince George's County this year and has become a growing concern in the District, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 29, 2008
Animal crimes unit now part of gang investigations (Chicago, IL): Track a dogfighting ring in the city, and Chicago police say there's likely a gang member behind it. Gang members see the dogs like cars and guns: status symbols used for toys, intimidation and protection, and in the end, discard them at will, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 29, 2008
Police quickly quell gang fight at state fair, arrest eight juveniles (Salem, OR): Eight juveniles were arrested and 21 other people ejected from the Oregon State Fair after a gang-related fistfight on the midway Wednesday evening, Oregon State Police said. Four other people also were ejected.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: August 29, 2008
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