Gang-Related News Articles
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Columbus, Neb. leaders to take on gang problem (Columbus, NE): Columbus leaders have a plan to address an escalating gang presence. Local leaders say they've organized a group to counteract that trend and are preparing for a public discussion next month focused on gang awareness and what parents can do.
Source: KPTM 42 News Date: August 29, 2008
You Tube video shows gang celebration after shooting (Omaha, NE): Caught in celebration, gang members post their party on the internet after an Omaha Police Officer is gunned down.
Source: KMTV Action 3 News Date: August 29, 2008
Accused Md. gang members arrested in Fairfax Co. (Fairfax County, MD) : Fairfax County police have charged three men accused of participating in a violent Maryland street gang with larceny and weapons offenses.
Source: WRC-TV4 News Date: August 29, 2008
Man shot in Salinas; police say drive-by was gang-related (Salinas, CA): A 22-year-old man was shot in his lower abdomen this afternoon in Salinas, police said. The man was standing outside his house on the 200 block of Paloma Street about 3:40 p.m. when a black car pulled up and fired once, striking the man in his lower abdomen, police said.
Source: The Californian Date: August 29, 2008
Gang shootings dubbed a wake-up call for Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK): Spurring opinions about the prevalence of gangs in Fairbanks have come to the attention of the community in light of the recent shootings and gun-related school scare.
Source: Daily News-Miner Date: August 28, 2008
Police probe ongoing in six shootings in Macon (Macon, GA): Macon police continue to follow leads and process evidence in each of six shootings Sunday. Two men were killed and two others injured in the incidents.
Source: The Telegraph Date: August 28, 2008
Gang-related fight disrupts Oregon State Fair (Salem, OR): Eight juveniles were arrested and another 21 people were ejected from the Oregon State Fair following a gang-related fistfight.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: August 28, 2008
Police Chief Wray sees 'serious gang connection' in crime hike (Madison, WI): Making connections among various types of crimes and ways to remedy them was the theme of the night as Police Chief Noble Wray gave a talk on public safety in Madison to the City Council Wednesday night.
Source: The Capital Times Date: August 28, 2008
Appeals court upholds lawsuits filed against gangs (Wichita Falls, TX): An appeals court has upheld a statute allowing the city to file lawsuits against gang members, a tactic aimed at disrupting gang activity before it escalates.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 28, 2008
Senate OKs gang recruit bill (Sacramento, CA): The California Senate, on its second try, decided Wednesday that parents should face criminal charges for actively recruiting minors as gang members.
Source: The Californian Date: August 28, 2008
Airway Heights on gang watch (Airway Heights, WA): In response to increasing gang crimes in Airway Heights, city officials are considering a new ordinance that would forbid all gang-related crimes on all private property within city limits.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: August 28, 2008
Six arrested after melee (Sonoma County, CA): Two reputed gang members were jailed and four others were booked into juvenile hall after a fracas on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Source: The Sonoma Index-Tribune Date: August 27, 2008
Branchburg mom gets probation in drug bust linked to gang-member sons (Elizabeth, NJ): A Branchburg woman will be sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to charges connected to a drug distribution ring involving her sons, who are members of the Latin Kings street gang, according to authorities.
Source: Courier News Date: August 27, 2008
Gang violence seeps into Sacramento suburbs (Elk Grove, CA): Nearly two years after the fatal shooting, a sense of unease – a memory of murder – lingers behind the peaceful facade of a middle-class neighborhood in Elk Grove called The Villas.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 26, 2008
Alleged local gang members arraigned in Detroit (Detroit, MI): Authorities today continued to round up eight members of an alleged fledgling gang in Jackson on federal indictments.
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot Date: August 26, 2008
Federal indictment accuses six Israelis of working with LA street gang to distribute Ecstasy (Los Angeles, CA): A man suspected of being one of Israel's most powerful crime bosses is charged with using a Los Angeles gang to distribute a million Ecstasy pills and paying one of the gang's members to kill a man for stealing a large drug shipment.
Source: Star Tribune Date: August 26, 2008
Anti-gang efforts work, police say (San Diego, CA): At 14, Javier Quiroz was starting to take pride in his appearance. He liked to wear nice clothes, and his hair was rarely out of place. He played soccer and swam with friends, and he worked part time at a cousin's restaurant.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 25, 2008
Vandals spray graffiti along Salisbury Street (Salisbury, NC): Someone vandalized a total of seven businesses along South Main Street. Danny Wyatt leases one of the buildings. "Don't know why someone would want to do it. Kids trying to mess up people's property when they want to make a point to somebody else," he said.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: August 25, 2008
Macon police say three of six weekend shootings likely gang-related (Macon, GA): Three of the six shootings that occurred within the Macon city limits between 4:30 a.m. and 8:24 p.m. Sunday likely are gang-related and may be linked to each other, according to the Macon police.
Source: The Telegraph Date: August 25, 2008
El Paso police warned of Mexican drug gang threat (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have been put on special alert following what a spokesman called a "credible" warning that Mexican gangsters would begin targeting victims inside the United States, according to an Associated Press report on Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 25, 2008
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