Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangs rampant inside NJ prisons (Trenton, NJ): The notorious Bloods street gang runs rampant inside New Jersey prisons, with members smuggling in drugs and cell phones, demanding money to protect other prisoners and recruiting new members, a new report shows.
Source: The Associated Press Date: May 19, 2009
Gang activity down, Oxnard police say (Oxnard, CA): Gang violence in Oxnard has dropped sharply since police officers and activists ramped up anti-gang efforts in response to a wave of bloodshed in January, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: May 19, 2009
Area police want anti-gang education program in schools (Gainesville, FL): Gainesville police want to launch an anti-gang program in the school system intended to reach children before peer pressure does.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: May 19, 2009
Students excel in gang-prevention program (Mooresville, NC): Nathalie Mendoza couldn't quite find the words to describe what she's learned in a gang prevention program at school.
Source: Mooresville Tribune Date: May 19, 2009
Barrow authorities target gang activity (Winder, GA): Barrow County authorities have nabbed a member of a criminal street gang as they step up efforts to curb gang activity in the area.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com Date: May 19, 2009
Fifteen gang members arrested (Merced, CA): Fifteen members of the Merced Gangster Crips, a local street gang, were busted on conspiracy, weapons and drug charges Monday. The arrests capped a five-month investigation spearheaded by the Merced Multi-Agency Gang Task Force.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: May 19, 2009
Texas drug cell trains on own ranch (Houston, TX)): The FBI is advising law enforcement officers across the country that a Texas cell of Los Zetas — an increasingly powerful arm of the Mexican Gulf Cartel drug trafficking syndicate — has acquired a secluded ranch where it trains its members to "neutralize" competitors in the United States.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 19, 2009
Yakima gang member shot to death (Yakima, WA): Police say a gang member wounded in a shooting in Yakima has died of his injuries.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: May 19, 2009
Gang violence getting bolder (Dayton, OH): Raymond "Byrd" McDaniel’s body had just left the church when a gunman dressed in black fired one shot from across Germantown Street at relatives headed to a cemetery.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: May 18, 2009
Gang issue still focused on youth (Seattle, WA): When a car full of alleged Central District gang members rolled to Rainier Avenue South for a drive-by last month, police say, it was a 16-year-old who fired the handgun, trying to hit someone he thought had shot at him hours before.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: May 18, 2009
Man stabbed twice in gang-related fight in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): On Saturday Police responded to reports of a 21- year-old who had been stabbed on the 300 blk. of 2nd Street. According to witness statements, it appeared the stabbing stemmed from a verbal dispute between the victim and rival gang members.
Source: KION 46 News Date: May 18, 2009
Five in Taliband gang sent to prison (Cincinnati, OH): Five members of a criminal gang that terrorized Northside were convicted Monday and sent to prison. Each of the five was convicted of participating in a criminal gang and drug charges.
Source: The Enquirer Date: May 18, 2009
Man injured in apparent gang shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): A shooting that police believe was gang-related left an 18-year-old man in serious to critical condition over the weekend.
Source: Deseret News Date: May 18, 2009
Recent vandalism sparks concern (Fort Collins, CO): A west Fort Collins neighborhood was the victim of what officials call a typical yearly increase in graffiti or "tagging."
Source: Fort Collins Coloradoan Date: May 18, 2009
Idaho's anti-gang law little used by prosecutors (Boise, ID): Three years ago lawmakers created the state's first anti-gang law, hoping it would give prosecutors the ammunition they needed to fight drive-by shootings, drug distribution and other gang activity across Idaho.
Source: The Olympian Date: May 16, 2009
Gang members getting younger, more violent (Seattle, WA): A new elite team of crime fighters taking on Seattle's gang wars say they're finding younger kids getting involved in gang violence.
Source: KOMO 4 News Date: May 16, 2009
Lawmen put dent in street gangs (Elizabeth, NJ): Federal and local authorities ar rested 14 people this week and seized guns, drugs and a white Ca dillac in a sweep targeting street gangs in Newark and Elizabeth, officials said yesterday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: May 15, 2009
15 jailed in Cherokee Co. gang sweep (Canton, GA): Cherokee County authorities concerned about a spike in Hispanic gang activity have rounded up more than a dozen suspects.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: May 15, 2009
Austin Police say large gang associated with threats (Austin, TX): Austin police say they arrested a member of a violent street gang after he made several threats against officers.
Source: KEYE 42 News Date: May 15, 2009
Suspected 30 Deep gang members arrested in blue jean, TV thefts (Atlanta, GA): Atlanta police recovered stolen flat-screen televisions as well as blue jeans taken in a recent boutique burglary during the Thursday night arrest of several alleged members of a violent street gang.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: May 15, 2009
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