Gang-Related News Articles
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TPD: Involvement in gangs increasing in Tallahassee (Tallahassee, FL): Fifteen-year-old Michael Jackson's death is a sober reminder of what can happen to teens who get involved in gangs, according to Sgt. Dave Ferrell.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: February 18, 2008
Montgomery wants federal bucks to fight increasing gang crime (Washington, DC): Citing reports from school officials that children as young as 10 are being recruited into gangs, Montgomery County officials are seeking nearly $3 million from the federal government to double their anti-gang squad.
Source: The Examiner Date: February 18, 2008
Pittsburgh police downplay surge in gangs (Pittsburgh, PA): There have been some high-profile gang shootings recently in the Pittsburgh area, which has led to the belief that gang activity as a whole is on the rise in the city.
Source: WTAE Action News 4 Date: February 18, 2008
Several arrested after Fremont shooting (Fremont, CA): Several people were arrested moments after a gang-related shooting at a wedding reception Saturday that killed one man and injured another, Sgt. Chris Mazzone said this afternoon.
Source: The Argus Date: February 18, 2008
Gangs in Dayton (Dayton, OH): Police officials in Dayton have long denied that gangs are a problem here. Whenever the subject came up, there was a quick denial, as if Dayton was shielded from the types of activities happening in other cities.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: February 17, 2008
Mitchell, Hamilton struggle with increasing classroom violence (Memphis, TN): Fists flew and blood spilled. Police who responded that afternoon last August described a virtual riot, a melee of rival gangs on the campus of Hamilton High School.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: February 17, 2008
Police match gangs’ growth (Hazleton, PA): A black T-shirt decorated with gold writing hangs from a hook in the Hazleton Police Department’s Street Crime Unit office in City Hall.
Source: The Standard Speaker Date: February 17, 2008
Gang injunction not on the table for now (San Pedro, CA): As a stronger effort gets under way in the coming weeks to clean up graffiti in San Pedro, officials have not ruled out taking the additional step of combating local gangs with a court injunction, but they have no plans to seek one just yet.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: February 16, 2008
10-day sentence for teen nabbed in park sweep (Staten Island, NY): A Port Richmond teen, arrested Sunday when police busted more than 40 alleged gang members in Cloves Lakes Park, was sentenced yesterday to 10 days in jail after cutting a plea deal.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: February 16, 2008
Law enforcement: Gangs, get out (Sioux City, IA): Local law enforcement on Friday had a simple message for Siouxland gang members: We don't want you here.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: February 16, 2008
Newburgh cop stabbed by gang member, police say (Newburgh, NY): A gang member stabbed a city officer who tried to keep him and about a dozen others from killing a man early this morning, police said.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: February 16, 2008
Gang member shot in Millville (Millville, NJ): A city resident was killed Thursday night after a shooting in Center City. The victim is identified as Quddus S. Jenkins, 19, of West Main Street. Jenkins was a Bloods street gang member, according to court records.
Source: Bridgeton News Date: February 16, 2008
Lawton works for drop in gang activity (Lawton, OK): City leaders hope a $100,000 grant Lawton received Friday will help turn the tide in the city's battle against street gangs.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: February 16, 2008
Local, federal officials arrest 38 Milwaukee gang suspects (Milwaukee, WI): Members of a drug-dealing gang blamed for terrorizing a Milwaukee neighborhood with gunfire were arrested Thursday by teams of local and federal law enforcement officers.
Source: Fond du Lac Reporter Date: February 15, 2008
Activist says gangs are battling for turf (Denver, CO): A gang battle that ended in gunfire Tuesday and put two people in the hospital was the result of a national Latino gang trying to claim local turf, said an anti-gang activist.
Source: The Denver Post Date: February 15, 2008
As girl is shot, cops cite 'spike' by gangs (San Antonio, TX): As his 8-year-old daughter recovered from a gunshot wound seemingly intended for his 17-year-old son, Jesus Garza stood in his front yard Thursday, rolling a bullet between his fingers.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: February 15, 2008
12 arrested, five guns seized in gang crime operation (Santa Ana, CA): An operation targeting a local gang led to the arrest of 12 suspected gang members and the seizure of five firearms early Thursday morning, police say.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 15, 2008
Agencies join forces to battle graffiti (Reno, NV): It's not always easy to get a consensus between local governments in the Truckee Meadows, but it is when the topic is battling graffiti.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: February 15, 2008
City controller urges creation of new anti-gang office (Los Angeles, CA): City agencies are doing a poor job of coordinating their anti-gang initiatives and a new office should be created to oversee efforts, a report to be released Thursday urges.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: February 14, 2008
19 alleged members of Haitian gang arrested (Doral, FL): Miami-Dade police and federal agents have arrested 19 members of a reputed Haitian street gang, Local 10's Rad Berky reported.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News Date: February 14, 2008
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