Gang-Related News Articles
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Man, two juveniles assaulted, tried to rob woman in gang-inspired attack (St. Paul, MN): After a woman was hit in the head with a baseball bat during a robbery in St. Paul, a 14-year-old told police he and a man had been "jumped" into a gang and told to "get her," said a criminal complaint filed today.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 7, 2009
Nine high school students charged in gang initiation (Alexandria, VA): Nine Edison High School students were charged with violently initiating another student into a gang, Fairfax County police said.
Source: The Examiner Date: June 6, 2009
Man, woman shot at San Dimas park gang picnic (San Dimas, CA): A gunman opened fire on a group of suspected Compton gang members picnicking at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park Saturday, wounding a man and woman, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 6, 2009
Morris County prosecutor to take on street gangs (Morristown, NJ): The Morris County Prosecutor's Office has begun an effort to raise awareness about gangs in the county that will include a free training program for both police officers and the public.
Source: The Daily Record Date: June 6, 2009
Gilroy PD involved in huge gang bust (Gilroy, CA): A total of 17 foreign nationals with ties to violent street gangs in Santa Clara County are facing federal and state criminal charges or deportation this morning following a day-long enforcement operation involving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), two area police departments and the California Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News Date: June 6, 2009
Cleveland's Cudell neighborhood fights Madison Madhouse gang using cameras, tips to police (Cleveland, OH): Lynn Blatnica and her neighbors were tired of being targets. Tired of battling teens who called themselves Madison Madhouse, a gang that toted guns up and down their streets, robbing anyone with a dollar in his pocket, stealing cars, selling drugs.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: June 6, 2009
Tribes, police band together to fight drugs, gangs (Lac Du Flambeau, WI): The two law officers meeting over breakfast at the Lake of the Torches Casino had not gone there looking for trouble. But they found it when they walked out into the sunshine and saw two teenagers flashing bills in the parking lot.
Source: The Associated Press Date: June 5, 2009
Gang kids feel safer despite risks: study (Washington, DC): Being a gang member makes kids feel safer, new research finds, despite the higher risks of being assaulted or even killed.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 5, 2009
FBI: gangs moving into suburbs (Washington, DC): Criminal gang activity, once primarily an urban issue, is increasingly spreading to suburban regions of the United States, according to the FBI.
Source: United Press International Date: June 5, 2009
Windsor police to host public meeting on gangs (Windsor, VA): Gangs connected with the Bloods and Crips — rival street gangs that have spread across the country — have been wiping their feet on the town's welcome mat, according to the town's chief of police.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 5, 2009
Known gang members arrested in raid (Yuma, AZ): Yuma police and officers from several other law enforcement agencies arrested two documented street gang members Friday in connection with recent gang-related activities and disturbances, police said.
Source: The Sun Date: June 5, 2009
Officials say major Austin-area drug ring cracked (Austin, TX): Authorities announced Wednesday that they have dismantled a large-scale drug trafficking ring with ties to Mexico and Honduras that operated in Austin and across Central Texas.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: June 4, 2009
Arundel police pledge stepped-up presence (Anne Arundel County, MD): Anne Arundel County's police chief promised Wednesday night to crack down on teenage gang activity in response to community fears and anger stemming from the death of a 14-year-old Crofton boy who was beaten while he bicycled near his home last weekend.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 4, 2009
Oxnard council accepts grant for anti-gang program (Oxnard, CA): The Oxnard City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the use of a $399,690 grant for a program designed to address gang-related gun violence.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 4, 2009
Judge rules for hearing against Nortenos gang (Fairfield, CA): A Solano County judge Thursday ruled proceedings would be allowed to go forward for a hearing on a Fairfield city effort to crack down on a notorious Fairfield street gang.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: June 4, 2009
Three-prong strategy on gangs detailed to SLO County supervisors (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Some parents of gang members are shocked to learn that their children are in gangs, others are intimidated by their gang-member kids, and yet others are reluctant to “narc” on their offspring, Chief Probation Officer Kim Barrett told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Source: The Tribune Date: June 4, 2009
Police target teen violence in Crofton (Crofton, MD): County police and officials last night unveiled a new program to target gang-related crime in Crofton using a surge of officers and even a mobile command unit.
Source: The Capital Date: June 4, 2009
L.A. City Attorney to ask judge for injunction against Barrio Van Nuys gang (Van Nuys, CA): City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo was expected to ask a Los Angeles Superior Court for an injunction against what he called the San Fernando Valley's largest and most powerful street gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 3, 2009
Combating Seattle gang violence: What's definition of success? (Seattle, WA): Seattle's $8 million Youth Violence Prevention Initiative aims to cut youth and gang violence by 50 percent. But a notable gang expert with the U.S. Department of Justice cautions against evaluating the initiative's success solely by whether it meets that ambitious goal.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 3, 2009
Chicago cop died in gang gunfire (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez and his partner heard the call of shots fired in the Englewood neighborhood just after midnight and responded to the scene to help early Monday. As they talked with a resident about the ongoing firefights, a car pulled up to the plainclothes officers.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 3, 2009
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