Gang-Related News Articles
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Norfolk police chief: Gangs are targeting students (Norfolk, VA): "How many of you know gang signs?" Police Chief Bruce P. Marquis gazed out Tuesday morning at an auditorium of Ruffner Academy students and watched their hands fly up.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: June 10, 2009
Officials deal 'a helluva blow' to gang (Bakersfield, CA): A criminal street gang that reportedly threatened to kill Kern County sheriff's deputies was the target Wednesday of an early morning raid in which 18 of its members were arrested, officials said.
Source: The Californian Date: June 10, 2009
Only area in the nation with two major illegal drug zones (Chicago, IL): It features not just one "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area," it has two, according to the National Drug Intelligence Center.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: June 10, 2009
Rooney sponsors bill to fight gang recruitment (Martin County, FL): Congressman Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, co-sponsored legislation Wednesday aimed at making it illegal to recruit minors into a street gang and increasing the penalties for gang-related crime.
Source: Vero Beach Press-Journal Date: June 10, 2009
Cops suspect feuding gangs (Trenton, NJ): Thirteen-year-old Tamrah Leonard was an innocent victim shot to death by "vermin" who refused to assign value to human life, city and police officials said yesterday, one day after the girl was killed in a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Times Date: June 9, 2009
Gang violence in Yakima wounds bystanders (Yakima, WA): Two gang shootings in Yakima in a week have wounded innocent bystanders.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 9, 2009
Boston cops warn gang leaders at summit (Boston, MA): Boston police said they held a summit with the city's toughest gangs in an effort to reduce violence and bloodshed as summer approaches, officials said.
Source: United Press International Date: June 9, 2009
Bronx teen charged with gang assault in Yonkers (Yonkers, NY): A 19-year-old Bronx man was charged with felony gang assault, accused of being part of a trio who stabbed a man they believed was a Mexican gang member.
Source: The Journal News Date: June 9, 2009
Suspects and victims charged in gang murder (Gilroy, CA): Santa Clara County is sending a strong message to gang members. The District Attorney is making it clear that there are no innocent parties if someone is murdered, no matter what side a gang member is on.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News Date: June 9, 2009
$26,000 set to fight gangs in Huntington Station (Huntington, NY): Continuing the sustained efforts to combat gangs and gang-related crimes in the Huntington Station community, the Suffolk County Legislature has approved the acceptance and appropriation of a $26,000 New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services Grant for the Second Precinct’s Gang prevention programs, Suffolk Legis. Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) announced.
Source: Newsday Date: June 9, 2009
Guns & Gangs (Pensacola, FL): Sgt. Rick Vinson believes he knows who is behind some of the drive-by shootings and other violent crimes in Escambia County.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: June 9, 2009
Gang-related shooting injures three in Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM): Dona Ana County Sheriffs are investigating a shooting in the 4000 block of El Camino Real that they believe is gang-related.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: June 8, 2009
Drug roundup includes 102 arrests in Southeast Tenn. (Chattanooga, TN): A drug and gang crime sweep has led to 102 arrests in southeast Tennessee.
Source: The News Sentinel Date: June 8, 2009
Gang members in "shock and awe" robberies face federal charges (Chattanooga, TN): Two Chattanooga gang members who police say carried out a string of "shock and awe" robberies last summer are now facing federal charges.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: June 8, 2009
Some Oakland students face life-or-death decisions as early as elementary school (Oakland, CA): Josue Lopez-Gil was only one year out of elementary school when he was shot and killed after dark on Memorial Day, a few blocks from his home. Police say the suspect is a 13-year-old classmate affiliated with a street gang, and that the shooting appeared to be gang-related.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: June 8, 2009
Three arrested in Somerton murder (Yuma, AZ): On Thursday, June 4, 2009, the body of 55 year old Tajik Morteza was discovered near Congress Avenue and Main Street in Somerton.
Source: KSWT 13 News Date: June 7, 2009
Reach out to kids to curb youth violence (Tacoma, WA): Manuel Hernandez was the first in his family to graduate from high school, but didn't get to walk across a stage. He never went to prom, never went to the mall or movies, or stayed the night at a friend's house.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 7, 2009
Innocent bystander shot in gang dispute (Yakima, WA): A woman is hit by a stray bullet during what police are calling a gang dispute. It happened around 2:30 Sunday afternoon on the 1300 block of Roosevelt Avenue.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: June 7, 2009
Grant will beef up Carpentersville gang unit (Carpentersville, IL): The Carpentersville police gang unit will have a little more backup, thanks to a federal grant from the Justice Department.
Source: Daily Herald Date: June 7, 2009
With crime in decline, a fragile sense of hope (Los Angeles, CA): The boys had made no effort to hide the shotgun, so it was found, loaded, right where they'd left it, on the top bunk in their bedroom, next to a pile of clothes and two school books, "Decimals" and "The Language of Literature."
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 7, 2009
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