Gang-Related News Articles
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Governor Schwarzenegger announces millions in grants to combat gang violence (Sacramento, CA) : As part of an overall strategy to combat gang violence, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the award of $9.2 million in competitive grants to cities and community-based organizations (CBOs) for gang prevention, intervention and enforcement; and $7.3 million in grants to provide job training and education programs targeting youth at risk of joining gangs or seeking to leave them.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: March 3, 2008
Gang members can't be punished double, court rules in Santa Ana case (Santa Ana, CA): Prosecutors cannot use a single crime as a basis to charge gang members and associates with misdemeanor gang violations and then add gang enhancements based on that same crime, a practice which punishes someone twice for the same offense and can result in dramatically stiffer penalties, a California appeals court ruled Monday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 3, 2008
Tackling gang activity (Solano County, CA): It's no secret that gang activity has exploded across the state in recent years, holding impressionable youths in thrall and fearful communities hostage.
Source: The Reporter Date: March 2, 2008
N.Y. gang tipped off about Blair (New York, NY): Members of the Bloods street gang from New York City involved in a cocaine and heroin operation in Blair County began to appear in the Altoona area when a couple "local girls" told them it was a good place to sell drugs, Altoona Sgt. John McTigue said Friday.
Source: The Altoona Mirror Date: March 2, 2008
Gang Prevention Study Committee releases report (Columbia, SC): Attorney General Henry McMaster announced today that the Gang Prevention Study Committee, created by the General Assembly in the 2007 Criminal Gang Prevention Act, has completed its Initial Report and Findings.
Source: Lakefront Hartwell Date: March 1, 2008
Additional gang arrests made in mall shooting (Yuma, AZ): Two more people are in custody in connection with an ongoing police investigation into a shooting at the Yuma Palms Regional Center. They also face other gang-related charges.
Source: The Sun Date: March 1, 2008
Police say shooting is gang related (Chico, CA): A shooting outside an east Chico apartment complex Wednesday afternoon is gang related, police announced. Police got 9-1-1 calls around 3:30 p.m. reporting that shots had been fired in the 1600 block of Forest Avenue.
Source: Enterprise-Record Date: February 29, 2008
Five gang members arrested (Georgetown, SC): Five members of a recognized street gang, which has its base within city limits, were arrested Thursday after an attack on a boy on Missroon Street, located west of Georgetown.
Source: The Sun News Date: February 29, 2008
Investigators: Indicted gang members controlled much of Gadsden crack trade (Gadsden County, FL): The seven men indicted this week on drug and racketeering charges are part of a violent gang that called itself "773" after the address on Thigpen Road in Gadsden County where they grew up, investigators said.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: February 29, 2008
Alleged gang member arrested in L.A. street shooting that wounded eight (Los Angeles, CA): A suspected gang member was in custody Friday, accused of shooting into a crowd at a South Los Angeles bus stop and wounding five children and three adults.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 29, 2008
Detention center violence slightly up; gang members eyed as possible cause (Larimer County, CO): Violence between inmates at the Larimer County Detention Center ticked up slightly last year, a rise that jail managers attribute in part to gang confrontations.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: February 29, 2008
Gang experts tout rural education in state, prevention (Oklahoma City, OK): About 85 percent of the gang members in the state are in three cities, but they're difficult to root out because they move quickly to other neighborhoods, members of two legislative groups looking at the problems of juvenile crime were told Thursday.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: February 29, 2008
Death threats lurk in seemingly basic graffiti (Wichita, KS): Numbers can get people killed. On a recent cold night, near 21st and Broadway, Sgt. Brian White pulled over his patrol car in an alley and pointed to a number spray-painted on a building wall: 187
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: February 28, 2008
Eight hit in L.A. bus stop gunfire (Los Angeles, CA): Five children and three adults were shot Wednesday afternoon by a gunman who opened fire at a busy South Los Angeles bus stop minutes after classes were dismissed at a nearby school.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 28, 2008
Seven gang members arrested, facing trafficking charges (Bay County, FL): Seven members of a "North Florida gang" have been arrested and charged with criminal racketeering, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and conspiracy to traffic in cannabis, among other charges, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said in a Wednesday news release.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News Date: February 28, 2008
Gangs 101 (Victorville, CA): Of the 16,193 gang members residing in San Bernardino County, more than 2,100 are in the High Desert. Many start out as students in our local schools. And gang recruiters are working at decreasing those numbers.
Source: Daily Press Date: February 28, 2008
Gang activity gets attention (Lexington, KY): School officials were talking. Law enforcement officials were conferring. Community activists were speaking up.
Source: Herald-Leader Date: February 28, 2008
Public Safety Watch: DA eyes anti-gang law (Elk Grove, CA): The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office is reviewing a proposed Elk Grove ordinance that could make parents criminally liable for their children's gang activities.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 28, 2008
Speeding stop yields a suspect in drive-by shooting (Portland, OR): A car pulled over for speeding and squealing tires on a North Portland street Tuesday night turned out to have been involved in a drive-by shooting moments before.
Source: The Oregonian Date: February 28, 2008
Anti-gang effort in Monrovia to slow (Monrovia, CA): Additional patrol cars provided by nearby cities' police departments in response to a recent spike in violence will gradually leave city streets over the coming weeks.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: February 27, 2008
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