Gang-Related News Articles
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West Sacramento gang injunction opponents take crusade to the streets (Sacramento, CA): Community activists are soliciting sworn declarations from West Sacramento residents as a new tactic in their fight against a proposed gang injunction targeting the so-called Broderick Boys.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: February 9, 2008
Operation Phoenix goes big time (San Bernardino, CA): San Bernardino officials are moving forward on plans to expand Mayor Pat Morris' crime-fighting Operation Phoenix in three neighborhoods across the city, with literacy, English fluency, vocational training and gang interventions set to start by early next month.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: February 9, 2008
Police: Shooter had gang ties (Asheville, NC): The man accused of wounding three people in a shooting at an Asheville recreation center belongs to a city gang but likely did not act out of any gang rivalry, police said Friday.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: February 9, 2008
Four held in alleged ID theft scheme (Fresno, CA): Fresno police have arrested four people in what they describe as an identity-theft scam in which more than 50 people were tricked into giving personal information over the telephone.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: February 8, 2008
Arlington increases its efforts to curb youth violence (Arlington, TX): A recent spate of youth violence has spurred another wave of meetings to address the problem. Arlington City Councilman Robert Rivera has scheduled a news conference today to encourage residents to help Arlington nonprofit groups steer youths toward nonviolent activities.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: February 8, 2008
The gangs of Providence (Providence, RI): On a beautiful afternoon in early autumn everyone seems to be enjoying the unseasonably warm weather with one exception: the Providence Police Gang Unit.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: February 8, 2008
Police: Latin Kings gang member shot himself in foot (Salem, MA): Police say a man who shot himself in the foot Thursday night and caused a bullet to travel into a neighbor’s bed is a member of the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: The Daily News Tribune Date: February 8, 2008
Vandals target 16 garages (Michigan City, IN): At least 16 residents in the 300, 400 and 500 blocks of South Porter, Jackson and Dickson streets found graffiti across the doors and siding of their garages.
Source: The News-Dispatch Date: February 8, 2008
Gang member gets five years (Bradenton, FL): A reputed gang member was sentenced to almost five years in prison Wednesday after accepting a plea deal in connection with racketeering-related charges.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: February 7, 2008
Man wounded in Providence shooting (Providence, RI): Detectives are investigating the shooting of an Asian gang member who was wounded on Monday night in the city’s North End.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: February 7, 2008
Deported gang member arrested in Greeley (Greeley, CO): A member of the violent Sureno 13 street gang was arrested in Greeley by a gang task force as he smoked marijuana while babysitting his 3-year-old child, law-enforcement officials say.
Source: The Denver Post Date: February 7, 2008
Alleged gang member arrested entering U.S. (El Paso, TX): A woman accused of being a member of the violent Barrio Azteca gang was denied bail Thursday at her first court appearance on a federal racketeering indictment.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 7, 2008
Schools adopt anti-gang policy (Georgetown County, SC): In response to police reports of increased gang activity, the Georgetown County School Board passed a new anti-gang policy Tuesday that prohibits the use of gang-related paraphernalia or activity on school grounds.
Source: The Sun News Date: February 6, 2008
Anti-gang bill passes Senate (Salt Lake City, UT): A bill that would allow police officers to remove gang members from specific areas and arrest a gang member who returned within eight hours narrowly passed the Senate today.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 6, 2008
Two teens stabbed at Granite Hills High School (Apple Valley, CA): Two teenagers were stabbed at Granite Hills High School around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday following an apparent gang-related fight, officials said.
Source: Daily Press Date: February 6, 2008
Lawmaker is taking aim at Arizona taggers (Phoenix, AZ): State Rep. Chad Campbell saw the writing on the wall and thought he'd try to stop it. The Phoenix Democrat on Tuesday introduced the first of a package of bills aimed at getting tougher on graffiti in Arizona.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: February 6, 2008
Insane Deuces face trial (Chicago, IL): Jury selection is scheduled to begin this morning for a major federal murder and drug conspiracy trial involving Aurora gang members.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: February 6, 2008
Alleged gang member arrested in Moundsville (Moundsville, WV): A suspected member of a national street gang connected to narcotics trafficking was arrested without incident in Moundsville Saturday and is now facing federal charges.
Source: The Intelligencer Date: February 5, 2008
'Documented gang member' is charged in drive-by shooting that killed woman, 80 (St. Louis, MO): A man charged Monday with slaying an 80-year-old woman in a spray of bullets last week is a "documented gang member" who apparently was trying to shoot young men on rival turf, police said.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: February 5, 2008
Boynton center aims to steer kids away from gangs (Boynton Beach, FL): More than a year after a gang slaying at the Boynton Beach Mall galvanized elected officials to action, the city's Youth Violence Prevention Project expects to hit high gear this month.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: February 5, 2008
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