Gang-Related News Articles
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Providence police investigate two Sunday shootings (Providence, RI): The police are investigating a West End drive-by shooting that appears to be gang-related and the shooting of two men in a car Sunday in Elmwood.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: November 18, 2008
Police say gang preyed on elderly (Cincinnati, OH): About 50 teenagers and young adults face charges for allegedly belonging to a gang that preyed on elderly people in a Cincinnati neighborhood, police said.
Source: The Post Chronicle Date: November 18, 2008
Virginia’s Attorney General unveils new anti-gang video (Richmond, VA): In a continuing effort to educate Virginians about the threat posed by gangs, Attorney General Bob McDonnell introduced a powerful new video today.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: November 18, 2008
One dead, Two arrested in gang-related murder (Avondale, AZ): Avondale police found a man dead in a car early Tuesday morning in what appears to be a gang-related murder.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: November 18, 2008
Investigation shows gang leaders continue activity in prison (New Jersey): Imprisoned leaders of the Bloods street gang - with the help of corrupt corrections officers and staff as well as visitors - are remaining in control of the criminal organization through the use of cell phones smuggled into New Jersey's state prisons and county jails and by manipulating prison phones, State Commission of Investigation agents said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 18, 2008
Two more arrests at Dickinson High, and a gang attack reported (Jersey City, NJ): There were two more arrests outside Dickinson High School yesterday afternoon, and three students were attacked by a gang not far from the Jersey City school, police said this morning.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: November 18, 2008
Four days, 11 homicides, several police investigations (Los Angeles, CA): Area law enforcement agencies are investigating the deaths of 11 people -- mostly young men killed in drive-by shootings -- in separate incidents over the last four days in Los Angeles County.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 18, 2008
Taliband gang round-up continues as more arrests are made (Cincinnati, OH): Police continued their blitz Tuesday to bring down local gangs in a second night of arrests. Twenty-six alleged members of the Taliband gang were arrested in Northside.
Source: WLWT 5 News Date: November 18, 2008
New anti-gang program being launched in Springfield schools (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement officials are taking their fight against gangs into the schools under a program aimed at steering students away from gang activity and violence.
Source: The Republican Date: November 18, 2008
Gang sweep proves presence in NJ, crime-fighters say (New Jersey): Federal agents arrested 32 reputed gang members in northern Passaic and Morris counties today, the same day a state panel heard alarming testimony about the growth and proliferation of gangs in New Jersey.
Source: The Record Date: November 18, 2008
Two killed in drive-by shootings near Boyle Heights (Boyle Heights, CA): Two people were killed over the weekend in what police are calling "connected and gang-related" drive-by shootings near Boyle Heights.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 17, 2008
Yakima-area agencies seek violent crimes task force (Yakima, WA): The fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ricardo Cabrera last week puts Yakima County on track for one of the highest homicide rates in years.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 17, 2008
Police gang unit claims gains (Sioux Falls, SD): Some Sioux Falls street gangs have seen their leaders and members imprisoned in the past year, while other gangs are growing and shifting to new parts of the city, police say.
Source: Argus Leader Date: November 17, 2008
Opinions vary on new gang legislation (High Point, NC): New state laws aimed at fighting gang violence take effect next month, and the reviews from people whose work touches the issue of gangs in a variety of ways are mixed, at best.
Source: The High Point Enterprise Date: November 16, 2008
14 accused gang members arrested in Fla. (Bonita Springs, FL): Authorities in southwest Florida put new state anti-gang legislation to work when deputies with a special unit arrested 14 individuals they described as gang members, including seven suspects who had gang-suggestive photos and comments on a social networking Web site.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: November 16, 2008
New law helps LCSO detectives target gangs online (Cape Coral, FL): Lee County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 14 teens and adults alleged to be gang members this week as the result of a sting operation targeting the online promotion and recruitment of criminal organizations on social networking sites like myspace.com.
Source: Cape Coral Daily Breeze Date: November 15, 2008
Gang graffiti up 75 percent in Kennewick (Kennewick, WA): Police say they've seen gang graffiti incidents increase up to 75 percent in the past few months around the city, and that it's at the highest rate they've ever seen.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: November 15, 2008
Santa Ana man dead in gang-related shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A 20-year-old Santa Ana man was shot to death early this morning in what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: November 15, 2008
Raids Target "Project Trojans" Gang (Contra Costa County, CA): More than 300 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies arrested several people this morning, targeting the "Project Trojans' gang, in western Contra Costa County and the city of Antioch.
Source: KPIX CBS 5 News Date: November 15, 2008
Gang-related crime down sharply in Wichita, police say (Wichita, KS): Gang-related crime in Wichita is down significantly compared to a year ago, police said Thursday, and a summer crackdown on Hispanic gang members has dramatically lowered violent crime in certain neighborhoods.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: November 14, 2008
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