Gang-Related News Articles
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Lakeland police say mall shooting was a gang battle (Lakeland, FL): A shooting Tuesday at Lakeland Square mall -- which left one man wounded, another arrested and patrons scrambling for cover from .25-caliber bullets -- was the result of a gang battle between the Crips and the Bloods, police said.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: June 19, 2008
Race an increasing factor in gang slayings, L.A. County sheriff says (Los Angeles County, CA): Even as gang-related homicides have been dropping in the last several years, the proportion of such killings in which race was a factor has increased, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 19, 2008
City sees 16th murder (Salinas, CA): A man was fatally shot Wednesday morning in Salinas, in front of his 6-year-old son. The homicide - the city's 16th in 2008 - occurred at 10:07 a.m., police said.
Source: The Californian Date: June 19, 2008
Slain man's friends blame Millard gang (Omaha, NE): Julius Robinson's best friend says Robinson's family moved from north Omaha to Millard years ago, in part to get away from the dangers of gangs and violence.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: June 19, 2008
Two wounded in Fremont gang shooting (Fremont, CA): Four people could face criminal charges today in connection with a gang-related shooting that left two people wounded early Thursday.
Source: Tri-Valley Herald Date: June 19, 2008
Teen shoots cousin in gang affiliation squabble (Los Angeles, CA): Police say a 16-year-old boy shot his cousin in the head during a living room squabble over their loyalties to opposing Los Angeles street gangs.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 19, 2008
Mortgage fraud crackdown begins (Chicago, IL): Federal charges related to mortgage fraud and identity theft will be announced early this afternoon against dozens of Chicago-area defendants as part of a nationwide initiative against fraudulent home-lending schemes, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 19, 2008
One dead, six arrested in gang violence (San Clemente, CA): It began the way many of the disputes between gangs start: Five members of a San Juan Capistrano gang piled into a car on the night of June 6 and cruised into San Clemente, looking for trouble.
Source: San Clemente Times Date: June 19, 2008
North Carolina legislature pushes anti-gang bill (North Carolina): A few weeks back, Minister Paul Scott founder of the Durham, N.C.-based Messianic Afrikan Nation posted a message on the internet: “Black youth under fire in North Carolina need help!” He said his main concern at that moment was a proposed anti-gang bill.
Source: The Final Call Date: June 19, 2008
Gunman sought revenge, police say (Boston, MA): A 6-month-old baby whose liver was pierced by a bullet as her father cradled her in his arms is the latest victim of an escalating feud between rival Jamaica Plain gangs that has already taken two lives, according to several law enforcement officials.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 18, 2008
Police raids net suspected Acorn gang leaders (Oakland, CA): Oakland police arrested on Tuesday the alleged leader of a violent West Oakland gang and more than 30 of his accomplices who authorities linked to several homicides and a series of restaurant takeover robberies as well as carjackings, drug and weapons trafficking.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 18, 2008
Gunman hits three Pomona men (Pomona, CA): Two local men were in critical condition but were expected to survive after a gunman walked up to them and opened fire. The gunfire also hit a third man who sustained minor injuries, Pomona police said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: June 18, 2008
18 arrested in Porterville gang sweep (Porterville, CA): More than 100 law enforcement officers took to the streets of Porterville and surrounding communities today going after the leaders of the city's largest street gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: June 18, 2008
Alleged gang member arrested after graffiti painted (Gainesville, GA): Authorities charged a Gainesville teen with violation of Georgia gang laws after he was allegedly seen spray-painting gang-related graffiti in a mobile home park Wednesday.
Source: The Times Date: June 18, 2008
Anti-gang grant aims at parenting (Salinas, CA): Better parenting skills can help keep children out of gangs, Salinas peace advocates say, and a $100,000 grant could help them prove it.
Source: The Californian Date: June 18, 2008
Saginaw police boost technology to respond to violence (Saginaw, MI): Saginaw law enforcers are looking to ramp up efforts against violence after a series of shootings this month left two dead.
Source: The Saginaw News Date: June 17, 2008
Nyack mayor seeks support for gang-prevention program (Nyack, NY): In the next few weeks, a new gang-prevention program will start up at the Nyack Center, offering activities, programs and services meant to keep at-risk young people on the right path.
Source: The Journal News Date: June 17, 2008
Federal gang legislation on hold in U.S. House (Indiana): More than eight months ago, the U.S. Senate approved legislation that would enhance penalties and provide federal money to local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in their efforts to investigate gang crime.
Source: The Times Date: June 16, 2008
Budget pressures loom over gang-prevention program (Asheville, NC): City leaders should boost gang prevention this summer, even if it means hunting for funds, some residents said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: June 16, 2008
Man shot in both legs in gang-related shooting (Macon, GA): A Williams Street man was shot twice in the thighs at about 10:20 p.m. Friday, according to the Macon police.
Source: The Telegraph Date: June 16, 2008
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