Gang-Related News Articles
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Four teens charged in gang fight at Hennepin County detention center (Hennepin County, MN): Four gang members have been charged with robbing a teacher and beating up an alleged rival gang member in the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center last week.
Source: Star Tribune Date: January 29, 2009
Villaraigosa, Bratton announce new LAPD gang unit (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Police Department has created a special rapid-response unit to combat gang violence, and the city will expand a popular summertime anti-gang program as part of the city’s effort to continue a drop in gang violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 29, 2009
FBI: Burgeoning gangs behind up to 80% of U.S. crime (Washington, DC): Criminal gangs in the USA have swelled to an estimated 1 million members responsible for up to 80% of crimes in communities across the nation, according to a gang threat assessment compiled by federal officials.
Source: USA Today Date: January 29, 2009
Feds announce Columbia gang bust (Columbia, MO): Sixteen members of the Cut Throats gang face federal drug and conspiracy charges in a case that began after several drive-by shootings in Columbia and Jefferson City.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: January 29, 2009
Grants available to combat gang violence and provide job training for at-risk youths (Sacramento, CA): More than $5.4 million in competitive grants are being awarded in several areas of California to provide job training and education programs targeting youth at risk of joining gangs or seeking to leave them. Monterey has been awarded $500,000.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 29, 2009
NJ authorities bust alleged Bloods drug ring (Newark, NJ) : State and local authorities say they have busted a drug ring that allegedly took over the area around a Newark barbershop to conduct business.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: January 29, 2009
Harlem drug gang bust (New York, NY): 15 members and associates of a Harlem drug gang active in the Hamilton Heights area known as the “Stack Money Family” or "$MF," and two additional drug dealers from the same area, were arrested and indicted on Wednesday on charges including conspiracy and the possession and sale of narcotics.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: January 29, 2009
Lawmakers push anti-graffiti bills (Lincoln, NE): Tougher penalties and barring minors from buying spray paint are the tools needed to attack the growing problem of graffiti, Omaha lawmakers said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 29, 2009
Greiner's 2009 bill takes new shot at keeping gangs off street (Salt Lake City, UT): Sen. John Greiner is back this year with a vengeance. After failing last year to get a gang loitering bill passed, the Ogden Republican and others are bringing a number of bills against criminal gangs.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: January 28, 2009
Judge grants preliminary injunction against Toonerville gang (Los Angeles, CA): A judge issued a preliminary injunction against members the Toonerville gang in response to a joint effort by the cities of Los Angeles and Glendale to curb the gang's criminal activity.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: January 28, 2009
Gang awareness forum draws hundreds (Suffolk, VA): A crowd of hundreds sat silent in the King’s Fork Middle School auditorium Wednesday as Suffolk Police Sgt. J.D. Buie broke down the realities.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: January 28, 2009
Graffiti vandals strike throughout Dana Point (Dana Point, CA): At least 12 reports of graffiti vandalism were made to the Orange County Sheriff's Department throughout Dana Point in the past week.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 28, 2009
Man fatally shot in Jamaica Plain shopping district (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was fatally shot in broad daylight at a busy shopping district in Jamaica Plain Tuesday afternoon, shocking passersby who watched in horror as an MBTA Transit police officer tried to save the man’s life on a crowded sidewalk.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 27, 2009
Gang presence at Franklin-Rainier Beach game (Seattle, WA): A high school basketball game Friday night between Franklin and Rainier Beach drew "numerous gang members and affiliates," and one 15-year-old gang member was arrested for trespassing, according to police.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 27, 2009
Programs to fight Monterey County gangs stay alive at least through June (Monterey County, CA): The Monterey County Board of Supervisors today approved an additional $225,000 to keep two gang-fighting programs afloat through June.
Source: The Californian Date: January 27, 2009
Communities could designate gang-free zones under Utah Senate bill (Salt Lake City, UT): The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would allow local officials to create gang-free zones. Senate Bill 16 would let communities fine gang members $100 each if three or more of them are found in a gang-free zone and refuse to leave.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 27, 2009
Prescott Valley Police investigate criminal street gang (Prescott Valley, AZ): The Prescott Valley Police Department conducted investigations that encompassed several separate events which led to numerous arrests for assault and participating in a Criminal Street Gang.
Source: Read It News Date: January 27, 2009
Lancaster may target pit bulls and Rottweilers as anti-gang measure (Lancaster, CA): The city of Lancaster is considering adopting stiff penalties for owners of "potentially dangerous" and "vicious" dogs, particularly those that law enforcement officials say are favored by gang members and used for intimidation.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 26, 2009
National gangs take root in area (Richmond, VA): Gangs such as the Bloods, Crips and Gangster Disciples might seem far off and irrelevant to the lives of most central Virginia residents, who typically equate such groups with big cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 26, 2009
Police arrest gang members, combat graffiti (Prescott Valley, AZ): Prescott Valley police arrested four members of two local street gangs Jan. 15 on charges of assault and participation in a criminal street gang, police said in a press release issued Monday.
Source: The Daily Courier Date: January 26, 2009
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