Gang-Related News Articles
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Prosser anti-gang group combines outreach, response (Prosser, WA): All it took was a rash of graffiti, and the writing was on the wall. Prosser had a gang problem. Residents, city officials and school district personnel decided to strike back a little more than a year ago by forming an anti-gang task force.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 23, 2009
Portland cops on gang alert during spring break (Portland, OR): The Portland Police Bureau is keeping a close eye on gang activity during spring break following a pair of fights at the Lloyd Center mall.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 23, 2009
Shootings may be gang-related (Lynchburg, VA): There's new information in two weekend shootings in Lynchburg. Police say both of them may be gang related, because many of the names they're getting are known gang members.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: March 23, 2009
Shotgun shooting believed to be gang-related (Orange, CA): Three suspected gang members from Orange were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder early Monday after deputies say they beat up a 17-year-old boy and shot him with a shotgun early Monday morning in the El Modena area, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 23, 2009
Bloods gang members caught with guns in Stafford (Stafford, NJ): Two men, later identified as members of the Bloods street gang, were arrested Sunday after a resident of the Ocean Acres section called police on their behalf after denying their request to come inside his home and use the phone, police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: March 23, 2009
Police use personal touch to address Livermore's growing gang troubles (Livermore, CA): Officer Al Grajeda did one more thing after arresting a teenage gang member for violating his probation. He got on his cell phone and called the kid's mother.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 22, 2009
Hampton Roads police forces to combine to fight gangs (Newport News, VA): Police officers from as far away as Virginia Beach would be drafted into gang-busting operations in Newport News as "surge" tactics are used to fight organized crime, according to senior officers.
Source: The Daily Press Date: March 22, 2009
One killed, one injured in Watsonville attacks (Watsonville, CA): A 19-year-old Hollister man was shot to death while playing basketball in a residential park in Watsonville on Saturday, the city's second shooting of the day, according to police.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 22, 2009
Providence youth groups link up to end violence on their streets (Providence, RI): At a time when gang violence and rumors of gang retribution dominate local teenagers’ conversations on My-Space and Twitter, a group of teenagers has joined together to transform a message of hate into one of hope.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: March 22, 2009
Four charged with gang assault (Ballston Spa, NY): Four people are charged with gang assault in the stabbing of a man on Tuesday, police said Saturday.
Source: Times Union Date: March 22, 2009
Cops battle new hybrid gangs (Washington, DC) : Law enforcement officers from communities unaffected by gangs until the 1980s or early 1990s often find themselves scrambling to obtain training relevant to what are called hybrid youth gangs in the 21st century.
Source: American Daily Review Date: March 22, 2009
Game Over force makes 223 arrests (Brevard County, FL): During its first year, a multi-agency task force led by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office made 223 arrests, which officials say put a dent into local gangs such as the Black Flag Mafia, the Gangsta Disciples, the E.G. Boyz and the Cold Side Posse.
Source: Florida Today Date: March 22, 2009
San Pablo program dramatically cuts graffiti (San Pablo, CA): Squirrels chatter from sun-dappled pines above Wildcat Creek, adding color and motion to the shady spots below on a quiet weekday morning in Davis Park.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 21, 2009
Police try to track gang members' changing styles (Los Angeles, CA): As the city of Los Angeles continues to ratchet up its fight against gangs, some gang members are trying to escape the attention of patrolling police officers.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: March 21, 2009
Violent MS-13 gang has spread itself across U.S. (New York, NY): MS-13, or La Mara Salvatrucha, is a violent street gang that originated among Salvadoran immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
Source: Newsday Date: March 20, 2009
Bloods gang to be target of injunction (El Paso, TX): A court injunction targeting a street gang in Northeast El Paso by prohibiting members from gathering, throwing gang signs and using cell phones will be requested Friday, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times Date: March 20, 2009
North Bay woman stabbed in girl gang fight (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa police today are investigating the stabbing of a 19-year-old local girl that occurred Thursday afternoon following a fight between four teenage girls at a park in the city.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 20, 2009
Young man dies in gang shooting in Othello (Othello, WA): A young man has been shot to death in a fight between two gangs at a park in Othello.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: March 20, 2009
Gang team’s job never done (Gresham, OR): Gang violence has plagued Gresham and East Multnomah County for more than 10 years, giving state lawmakers the motivation to fund the area’s gang enforcement team.
Source: The Gresham Outlook Date: March 20, 2009
Gang member pulls gun on Manteca detective (Manteca, CA): A semi-automatic hand gun was pulled out of a 19-year-old gang member’s waist band as detective Armando Garcia rounded a dumpster enclosure – with the Manteca Police officer’s gun already out of its holster – in the 200 block of Northwoods Avenue Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: March 19, 2009
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