Gang-Related News Articles
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New leadership, constitution for Nuestra Familia (Monterey County, CA): Monterey County's deadliest gang has new leadership and a new constitution, forcing changes that law enforcement officers say is translating to increased violence in the streets.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: February 25, 2008
Hamilton City hit again with gang-style graffiti (Hamilton City, CA): Graffiti symbolic of a well-known criminal street gang was found on a fence on Breakwater Court about 10 a.m. Sunday.
Source: Enterprise-Record Date: February 25, 2008
Officer: Gangs active in city (Columbus, NE): "An individual’s perception of the gang problem in their community will determine in large part their response, if any, to it," Officer Darren Brown told the participants of the Citizens Police Academy in week six of the 14-week course.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: February 25, 2008
Counties’ drug fight gets help (Arkansas): Jefferson County is home to major crack cocaine and Mexican marijuana organizations. Pulaski County has drug organizations with connections to violent street gangs the Crips and the Bloods.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: February 25, 2008
Oregon teens suspended for wearing crucifixes (Albany, OR): A pair of Albany teenagers were suspended from high school for a few days recently because they were wearing crucifixes that school officials called "gang-related behavior."
Source: KTVZ NewsChannel 21 Date: February 24, 2008
Manatee's graffiti nothing whitewash can't fix (Manatee County, FL): Young gang members are prone to picking up a can of spray paint to make their mark. But a new graffiti abatement program is hoping to change that.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: February 24, 2008
Plenty claiming credit for crime dip (Los Angeles, CA): A year after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief William Bratton declared gangs public enemy No.1, crime has plummeted, homicides are at 30-year lows, and for the first time cops are working with hard-core gang interventionists to quell rivalries.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: February 24, 2008
Feds: 13 of gang in prison (Atlanta, GA): Thirteen members of a violent metro Atlanta gang were sentenced to federal prison this week for crimes ranging from robbery and carjacking to drive-by shootings and murder.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: February 23, 2008
A gang's staying power (Los Angeles, CA): The young men who rule Drew Street have survived countless convictions, injunctions, evictions and deportations.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 23, 2008
Four more arrested in death of Atwater man (Atwater, CA): Four more people have been arrested in connection with the Feb. 16 murder of a 34-year-old Atwater man outside a Determine Drive apartment.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 23, 2008
Fear of police makes immigrants easy targets for gang harassment (Tulare County, CA): Young men newly arrived from Mexico and Central America are easy prey for established Norteño street gangs, experts say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 23, 2008
Feds charge 22 members of violent Bronx street gang (New York, NY): Federal prosecutors say 22 members of a violent Bronx street gang are named in an indictment charging murder, racketeering, armed robberies and drug-dealing.
Source: Newsday Date: February 22, 2008
The Avenues gang's long, violent history (Los Angeles, CA): The Avenues gang is named for the avenues that cross Figueroa Street in Northeast Los Angeles, where the gang claims Highland Park and parts of Cypress Park, Glassell Park and Eagle Rock as its turf.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 22, 2008
Senate approves gang crackdown (Lansing, MI): The Senate unanimously passed four bills Thursday to crack down on gang activity. The four bills, all passed by 38-0 votes and sent to the House for consideration, would make it a serious crime to recruit or coerce someone to join a gang or help it commit a felony.
Source: The Detroit News Date: February 22, 2008
City shuts down gang operation in south side house (Milwaukee, WI): The city of Milwaukee is keeping a pledge to make life difficult for street gangs.
Source: WISN 12 News Date: February 22, 2008
Driver shot in the back (Santa Rosa, CA): A man was shot in the back Thursday afternoon while driving on West Ninth Street in an attack Santa Rosa police later described as gang-related.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: February 22, 2008
U.S. attorney: Gangs more lethal than mafia (Vineland, NJ): U.S. Attorney Chris Christie warned local businesspeople that gang violence presents a legitimate threat not only to poor urban neighborhoods, but also businesses and suburban families.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: February 22, 2008
LA police kill one in gang gunbattle (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang shootings led to a police gunbattle Thursday in which officers killed one gunman, wounded another and captured a suspect in a surging gang conflict, authorities said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 21, 2008
Officials seek local help on gangs (Manatee County, FL): Sheriff's deputies and police have traditionally confronted gang activity and gang-related violence on the dangerous streets where it happens, but Manatee leaders now want to involve the entire community to make neighborhoods everywhere safer.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: February 21, 2008
Michigan Senate stiffens punishment for gang-related crimes (Lansing, MI): The Michigan Senate voted Thursday to lengthen prison time for gang members who commit crimes and to discourage retaliation against those who try to leave a gang.
Source: The Detroit News Date: February 21, 2008
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