Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang reduction task force pools wisdom, tools (Jacksonville, FL): It takes a region to stop a gang. Law-enforcement agencies from across Northeast Florida pledged to pool their collective might Wednesday during the first meeting of a gang reduction task force started by state Attorney General Bill McCollum.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: January 15, 2009
Sheriff: 16 Gangs Operating In Jacksonville (St. Augustine, FL): At a meeting of law enforcement officials, school administrators and nonprofit leaders Wednesday, Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford confirmed that several gangs were operating in the city.
Source: MSNBC WJXT Date: January 15, 2009
Akron street gang busted (Akron, OH): Twenty-two members of the Kaika Klan Outlaws gang were arrested for drug trafficking after an 18-month joint federal and local investigation into gang and drug activity here.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: January 15, 2009
Injunction issued on six L.A. gangs (Los Angeles, CA): A judge has issued an permanent injunction restricting the activities of members of six South Los Angeles gangs and establishing what is believed to be Los Angeles' largest "safety zone," the City Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: January 15, 2009
Cops say top gang leader in custody (Harrisonburg, VA): Following a two-year investigation, Harrisonburg police say a high-ranking gang member, known on the streets as "Casper," is behind bars facing dozens of felony charges.
Source: Daily News-Record Date: January 15, 2009
Military ready if drug gangs cross border (Washington, DC): Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Wednesday that federal SWAT teams and military units are prepared to respond to Mexican drug gangs in the event they cross the Rio Grande and confront U.S. law officers.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 15, 2009
Three arrested, charged with vandalism on west side (Spartanburg County, SC): Three of four men accused of tagging businesses, church and mall signs and personal vehicles with blue spray paint earlier this month during a widespread spree were arrested and jailed by deputies Wednesday.
Source: The Herald-Journal Date: January 15, 2009
L.A. to seek to recover $5 million from street gang (Los Angeles, CA): A Superior Court judge has ruled that Los Angeles city officials can seek to recover $5 million from a street gang that has long held a monopoly on the downtown heroin trade, officials announced Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 14, 2009
Salinas puts more police on streets (Salinas, CA): Salinas police officials say officers are flooding the city's streets in response to a surge of gang shootings.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 14, 2009
Is the injunction working? (Victorville, CA): It has been two years since the city placed an injunction on the East Side Victoria street gang, and some who live and work within the designated safety zone say they have seen marked improvements in the neighborhood.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 14, 2009
Mexican drug war poses major threat to U.S. (Washington, DC) : The U.S. Department of Justice called the Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) the "greatest organized crime threat to the United States" in their 2009 National Drug Assessment report.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: January 14, 2009
Killing of 4-year-old LA boy believed gang related (Los Angeles, CA): The fatal shooting of a 4-year-old boy on a neighborhood sidewalk was believed to be gang-related, authorities said Wednesday as police searched for those responsible.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: January 14, 2009
I-15 shooting was likely gang-related (Salt Lake City, UT): A highway shooting during Friday's rush hour was likely gang-related and not a road-rage incident, as Utah Highway Patrol troopers originally thought.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 14, 2009
Nashua Police believes it's a step ahead of gangs (Nashua, NH): The bad news first: Wannabe gangs and the threat of legitimate gangs establishing themselves is something Nashua will likely always have to deal with.
Source: The Telegraph Date: January 14, 2009
Some anti-gang workers tempted into old lifestyle (Los Angeles, CA): Marlo "Bow Wow" Jones was a well-known gang intervention worker in South Los Angeles. Last March, the former member of the Grape Street Crips was working on a gang reduction effort with USC football Coach Pete Carroll.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 13, 2009
Violence in northwest Rochester likely to continue, gang expert says (Rochester, MN): There is no end in sight to gang violence in northwest Rochester neighborhoods where there have been three drive-by shootings in three months, according to a gang expert.
Source: Post-Bulletin Date: January 13, 2009
Recent gang violence in Salinas leaves five dead (Salinas, CA): Salinas police are battling a recent spate of violence that's killed at least five people in separate incidents over three days.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 13, 2009
Portland alarmed at gang shootings (Portland, OR): A surge in gang violence that began with the shooting of a man at a funeral service in December has alarmed Portland and its leaders.
Source: KTVZ NewsChannel 21 Date: January 13, 2009
Colors of Success anti-gang initiative honored by FBI (Salt Lake City, UT): Lorena Rivera wanted to quit high school. Feeling lost and lonely during her sophomore year at Ogden High, the teenager started hanging out with gang members in an effort to fit in. Her grades plummeted along with her ambition.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 12, 2009
Sixth alleged gang member linked to alley assault arrested (Muscatine, IA): Police on Thursday arrested the sixth of eight alleged Latin Kings members accused of a September 2008 assault in a Muscatine alley.
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: January 12, 2009
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