Gang-Related News Articles
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Reston gang crackdown a success, police say (Reston, VA): For the past four weeks, a 12-member Fairfax County police team roved the Reston area, netting 42 arrests as it cracked down on gang activity, police said.
Source: The Examiner Date: September 9, 2009
Group shows how to spot gang activity (Kansas City, MO): A Kansas City police detective taught residents of Kansas City, Mo., how to spot gangs by their tags on walls or their tattoos and clothing Tuesday night.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: September 9, 2009
Fairfield makes first gang injunction bust (Fairfield, CA): Fairfield police made their first arrest during the weekend in connection with the city's preliminary gang injunction, officials said.
Source: The Reporter Date: September 9, 2009
Looking to get tougher on West Side gang activity (San Antonio, TX): The Bexar County district attorney's office will today seek what could become the lengthiest gang injunction in San Antonio, hoping a judge will grant it a temporary injunction against 25 suspected gang members that can lead to a five-year ban from the Lincoln Heights Courts area.
Source: Express-News Date: September 9, 2009
Police hunting graffiti vandals (Athens, GA): Athens-Clarke police are tracking down a group of men who apparently have spent the past month vandalizing buildings and property throughout the county.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: September 9, 2009
Gang task force rounds up fight suspects (Leesburg, VA): When the residents of quiet Shenandoah Street in Leesburg's Brandon townhouse community witnessed a swarm of heavily armed local and federal law enforcement officers pour into their neighborhood Sept. 3 they were unaware the operation was just one part of a coordinated effort to round up suspects from a gang fight a month earlier.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: September 9, 2009
Mayoral candidates tackle gang issue (Albuquerque, NM): The issues of gangs and crime are taking the spotlight in the race for mayor of Albuquerque. Albuquerque police say there are about 100 gangs operating in the city.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4 Date: September 9, 2009
Gang crime not increasing (Salt Lake City, UT): A new report released by Salt Lake City police on Wednesday claims gang activity in the city is not on the rise. The 40-page document titled "2008 Report to the Community" highlights work done in Police Department divisions such as homicide, robbery, domestic violence and vice.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 9, 2009
Four arrested in Newburgh gang attack (Newburgh, NY): Four arrests were made in a gang assault case Sunday that involved a baseball bat and a cleaver-like knife, City of Newburgh police announced today.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: September 8, 2009
Springfield introduces gang task force (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police will have more of a presence in certain areas of the city, thanks to a new gang task force.
Source: WWLP 22 News Date: September 8, 2009
Juvenile crime down in South Carolina (Columbia, SC): When former Family Court Judge William Byars first walked into his new job as director of the state Department of Juvenile Justice more than six years ago, juvenile delinquency seemed to be a problem the state couldn’t handle.
Source: The Greenville News Date: September 8, 2009
Hundreds arrested in Fresno gang operation (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced on Monday the results of the department's recent crackdown on gangs and gang activities.
Source: KMJNOW News Date: September 8, 2009
Students blame gangs for lockdown in Rantoul (Rantoul, IL) : Students in Rantoul say there's a gang problem at their high school. Rantoul Township High School was put on lock down Tuesday.
Source: WCIA 3 News Date: September 8, 2009
Mayor Villaraigosa names Guillermo Cespedes gang czar (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today that Guillermo Cespedes, the director of the mayor's renowned Summer Night Lights program to reduce gang violence, will serve as the city’s new director of Gang Reduction and Youth Development.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 8, 2009
Mexican cartels hire US teenage killers (Laredo, TX): Prisoner number 1447523 does not understand the question. And it is not exactly a controversial one. Why does he believe killing for a living is "glamorous"? Surely most people would find that kind of strange?
Source: BBC News Date: September 7, 2009
Gang task force arrests 271 people (Arizona): Southeast Valley police agencies, together with state and federal authorities, arrested 271 people on suspicion of ties to gang activity and seized guns, drugs and vehicles in two gang task-force operations.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: September 6, 2009
State law blocks bulk of gang information (Austin, TX): After a man was charged in a fatal drive-by shooting in East Austin last month, investigators said they had no proof that the act was gang-related, even though detectives from the gang unit were involved in the arrest.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: September 5, 2009
Group brainstorms ways to stop gangs (Bakersfield, CA): Fighting back against gang violence became personal for Bernard Anthony on the Fourth of July.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: September 5, 2009
Gang leader convicted on federal weapons and narcotics charges (Wichita Falls, TX): Mauricio Diaz, 33, the known leader of the Puro Lil Mafia (PLM), a violent criminal street gang that operated in Wichita Falls, Texas, was convicted by a federal jury on all counts of an indictment charging him with various weapons and narcotics charges, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas.
Source: American Chronicle Date: September 5, 2009
Juggalos show up to OPD meeting on gangs, want to know how to clean up image (Oshkosh, WI): In the middle of an Oshkosh Police Department discussion with community members on gang identifiers, as if on cue, a handful of teenagers and young adults wearing distinctive clothing and hairdos filed down to the front row of the auditorium at the Boys and Girls Club Thursday night.
Source: Oshkosh Northwestern Date: September 4, 2009
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