Gang-Related News Articles
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Anti-crime initiative credited with drop in homicides, Morris gang arrest (Orange, NJ): Gov. Jon Corzine announced Tuesday that homicides had dropped 24 percent in the state for the first six months of this year and he credited a statewide anti-violence initiative launched last summer.
Source: The Daily Record Date: August 5, 2009
Three arrests in Ripon gang fight (Ripon, CA): Police arrested a 21-year-old man and two 16-year-old boys suspected of being involved in a gang fight early Saturday in Ripon, officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: August 5, 2009
Yakima council to hold gang emergency meeting (Yakima, WA): The Yakima City Council has decided to hold an emergency meeting soon to address gang violence.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 5, 2009
Vacaville stabbing gang related (Vacaville, CA): A gang-related confrontation in Vacaville on Monday night left a victim with a stab wound, authorities said.
Source: The Reporter Date: August 5, 2009
Authorities say they have ended crime "Dynasty" (Flint, MI): They called themselves Dynasty and authorities say they spent nearly a year terrorizing area banks, gas stations and stores.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: August 5, 2009
What are the odds? Members of violent international gang found in Spa City (Saratoga Springs, NY): Two El Salvador nationals arrested in Saratoga Springs are members of the violent international gang MS13, and police are investigating whether a Salvadoran from Corinth who is charged in the alleged kidnapping of a 24-year-old woman is part of the group, authorities said today.
Source: Times Union Date: August 5, 2009
Behind the scenes with the gang strike force (St. Paul, MN): The now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force was battling a growing threat from a Latino street gang, according to the unit's latest internal report.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: August 5, 2009
Teen is Salinas' 20th homicide (Salinas, CA): A 17-year-old Salinas boy became the city's 20th homicide victim of the year after he was shot about 8 p.m. Tuesday outside his home on Yucatan Way.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 5, 2009
Nicky Cruz brings anti-gang message to forum (Tallahassee, FL): Florida A&M University hosted an anti-gang workshop Monday sponsored by the Standing in Hope Identifying Faith and Trust organization.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: August 4, 2009
Two wounded in apparent gang shootings in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Police say a woman who was shot in the head while riding in a car Monday night in Yakima apparently was the innocent victim of a gang shooting.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: August 4, 2009
Uproar over arrest of gang leader Jorge Cornell (Greensboro, NC): Supporters of a local gang leader are questioning the arrest of Jorge Cornell on alleged charges of obstructing a law enforcement officer.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News Date: August 4, 2009
19th Salinas homicide possibly gang related (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is reporting the 19th homicide for Salinas occurred at 8:45 p.m. Monday in the area of Noice and Chaparral drives in north Salinas.
Source: The Californian Date: August 4, 2009
Minivan rams SUV in mistaken gang retribution on West Side (Chicago, IL): A few hours before sunup, the eight young friends from the west suburbs were just trying to get home in a black Lincoln Navigator SUV when they got turned around and lost on Chicago's West Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 4, 2009
Six accused Spring Valley gang members sentenced to prison (New City, NY): Six accused Spring Valley street gang members were sentenced to prison today for attacking members of a rival gang, leaving one man with 150 facial stitches.
Source: The Journal News Date: August 4, 2009
POLL: Are gang-related Web postings illegal? Judge listens to arguments (Fort Myers, FL): At times, a Tuesday hearing on a controversial anti-gang law resembled a law lecture more than a court hearing.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: August 4, 2009
Muncie, Anderson police try to untangle teen' girl's slaying (Muncie, IN): Muncie and Anderson police were talking to people of interest Monday, trying to determine who fatally shot a young Muncie woman in the parking lot of an under-21 club early Sunday.
Source: The Star Press Date: August 4, 2009
Gang detectives investigate stabbing (Lacey, WA): A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the ribs after two groups of young men got into a fight at Evergreen Forest Elementary School, 3025 Marvin Road S.E., about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Source: The Olympian Date: August 3, 2009
Florida gang ran hot-dog stand (Winter Garden, FL): The hot dogs were lousy, and the customers were few. But Hot Dog City still raked in millions of dollars. The financial success had nothing to do with the food
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: August 3, 2009
A block in Newark known for drugs and gangs is safe, for now (Newark, NJ): At 440 Elizabeth Ave. in Newark last week, tenants breathed a little easier. No gang members loitered in front of the pockmarked high-rise. Police were everywhere and families came out into the sun.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: August 3, 2009
W Seattle shots fired incident was gang-related (Seattle, WA): A 15-year-old West Seattle teen was arrested early Saturday after police responded to the report of shots fired and found him with a shotgun, according to a police report released Monday.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 3, 2009
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