Gang-Related News Articles
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Fla. Senate's gang bill clears panel (Tallahassee, FL): A bill aimed at fighting gang violence in Florida cleared its first hurdle in the state Senate on Wednesday, but not before facing questions over protecting rights of suspected gang members.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: February 21, 2008
Police say teen admits shooting (Las Vegas, NV): Sixteen-year-old Gerald Q. Davison told police he was trying to scare four Palo Verde High School classmates when he pulled out a small handgun and fired four shots from a moving car Friday, killing one of them, according to his arrest report.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: February 21, 2008
Gangs focus of Route 222 corridor meeting (Lancaster County, PA): Various levels of law enforcement, from local to federal, were in Lancaster County Wednesday to discuss gang action along the Route 222 corridor.
Source: Intelligencer Journal Date: February 21, 2008
Teens charged with robbery in KC suspected of being in gang tied to dozen holdups (Kansas City, MO): Police said three teenagers charged with armed robbery in Kansas City are suspected of being members of a gang that might be tied to about a dozen robberies.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: February 21, 2008
19 arrested in Venice gang sweep (Venice, CA): Even as gentrification swept Venice in the last decade and the district's once notorious gang activity dropped, the Venice Shoreline Crips kept a stubborn hold over the Oakwood Recreation Center, authorities say.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 20, 2008
Reputed gang member nabbed after Wall crash (Wall, NJ): Police said they have arrested a known member of the Sur 13 street gang from Philadelphia following a two-vehicle collision on Route 138.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: February 20, 2008
More arrests in gang territory (Duarte, CA): As part of an ongoing gang crackdown in the Monrovia and Duarte area, authorities arrested three people and found firearms and drugs at two homes Tuesday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 20, 2008
Study finds problems tracking gangs between city, county (Columbia, SC): Gangs have been in Columbia for at least 10 years, but the two major law enforcement agencies that deal with them have different reporting systems for gang crime and don’t share information, according to a city-commissioned study released Tuesday.
Source: The State Date: February 20, 2008
Suspects, 18 and 15, charged in carjacking (Seattle, WA): Two suspected Seattle gang members have been charged in connection with a drug-related carjacking on Mercer Island, according to court documents.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 20, 2008
Waukegan Police Department to get $846,000 to fight gangs (Waukegan, IL): Waukegan police will soon receive $846,000 in federal money to help officers combat gangs in the city and beyond, officials said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 20, 2008
Gang task force works quickly to stem violence (Merced County, CA): Still in its infancy, Merced County's new gang task force already has made 165 arrests even as officers get to know each other and the scope of the problems they are facing.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 20, 2008
Gang activity visible in schools (Salisbury, MD): County Schools Interim Superintendent Tom Field informed the Wicomico County Council on Tuesday night his administration has seen recent evidence of gangs, and he is working with local law enforcement to combat the disturbances.
Source: The Daily Times Date: February 20, 2008
Officer: Gangs active in city and surrounding area (Iowa City, IA): Gangs have a foothold in the Iowa City area, a local police sergeant said Tuesday.
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen Date: February 20, 2008
Probation officer and her Crips boyfriend held in drug sweep (Pomona, CA): A Los Angeles County probation officer and her boyfriend, a high-ranking member of a Pomona Crips street gang, have been arrested along with a dozen other gang associates on federal narcotics-trafficking charges, authorities said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 19, 2008
Pittsburgh police share gang intelligence with media (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh police are trying to educate the media in an effort to solve the city's gang problem.
Source: The Inquirer Date: February 19, 2008
Gang leader took unusual route to the top (Salinas, CA): To the young gangsters slinging heroin in Chinatown, he was always known as Bubba. Robert Patrick Hanrahan, 36, had an unlikely trajectory within the Nuestra Familia gang.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: February 19, 2008
House goes after gangs: Lawmakers OK multifaceted bill (Tacoma, WA): The state House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation Monday to target gangs, the result of a six-month statewide task force charged with finding ways to reduce gang violence.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 19, 2008
Pittsburgh 'net-bangers' fly their colors online (Pittsburgh, PA): The average street gang member in Pittsburgh might be using the Internet instead of an assault rifle to fuel rivalries that simmer among the 41 groups operating in the city.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: February 19, 2008
Newark toughens graffiti policy (Newark, CA): Squiggles of white paint marred several shop windows last week on Thornton Avenue near Sycamore Street, likely markings by gang members claiming the area as their turf.
Source: The Argus Date: February 18, 2008
15 arrested in drug-ring operation (Pomona, CA): Calling it a major victory in the city's war on drugs and gangs, authorities have arrested 15 people - including a Los Angeles County probation officer - as part of a crackdown on a Pomona-based drug-trafficking ring.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: February 18, 2008
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