Gang-Related News Articles
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FBI says gang arrests will make it safer here (Omaha, NE): Bruce Ferrell said Omaha has seen the benefits of taking violent gang members off the streets. Ferrell, chairman of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association and a retired Omaha police gang unit officer, said Thursday that after arresting 12 south Omaha gang members in late 1999 and early 2000, police saw a significant reduction in violence in south Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 30, 2009
Gang members sentenced (West Palm Beach, FL): Two members of a violent Palm Beach County street gang were sentenced in West Palm Beach on Thursday to 25 years each in prison.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: January 30, 2009
South Broward High brawl investigated for gang involvement (Hollywood, FL): Police, school and community officials spent Thursday looking into a reportedly gang-related brawl at South Broward High School that led to 25 arrests. Whether the suspected participants belong to criminal gangs, or are simply youngsters from rival neighborhoods, was under investigation.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: January 30, 2009
Parents could be liable for kids' gang activity (Salt Lake City, UT): Lawmakers are considering a bill that could make parents financially liable for their child's criminal activity as part of a street gang.
Source: KIFI Local News 8 Date: January 30, 2009
Monticello cops say gangster wanted for brandishing gun (Monticello, NY): A notorious street gangster is wanted on a felony warrant after he brandished a gun at a longtime adversary, sparking a melee at a village gas station, police said.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: January 29, 2009
Gilroy man reports being assaulted by a gang in front of his home (Gilroy, CA): Officers are investigating what appears to be a gang-related assault on a man in front of his home Wednesday evening, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: The Mercury News Date: January 29, 2009
Monticello PD puts dent in gang activity (Monticello, NY): Violent crimes in the Village of Monticello have declined by 52 percent from 2006 to 2008 and overall index crimes dropped by 27 percent.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: January 29, 2009
Bulldog gang member arrest turns up several guns (Fresno, CA): Fresno County Sheriff Deputies recovered several guns during the arrest of a known gang member. Deputies say Joe Roman is a Bulldog gang member and has five felony warrants out for his arrest.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: January 29, 2009
Four teens charged in gang fight at Hennepin County detention center (Hennepin County, MN): Four gang members have been charged with robbing a teacher and beating up an alleged rival gang member in the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center last week.
Source: Star Tribune Date: January 29, 2009
Villaraigosa, Bratton announce new LAPD gang unit (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Police Department has created a special rapid-response unit to combat gang violence, and the city will expand a popular summertime anti-gang program as part of the city’s effort to continue a drop in gang violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 29, 2009
FBI: Burgeoning gangs behind up to 80% of U.S. crime (Washington, DC): Criminal gangs in the USA have swelled to an estimated 1 million members responsible for up to 80% of crimes in communities across the nation, according to a gang threat assessment compiled by federal officials.
Source: USA Today Date: January 29, 2009
Feds announce Columbia gang bust (Columbia, MO): Sixteen members of the Cut Throats gang face federal drug and conspiracy charges in a case that began after several drive-by shootings in Columbia and Jefferson City.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: January 29, 2009
Grants available to combat gang violence and provide job training for at-risk youths (Sacramento, CA): More than $5.4 million in competitive grants are being awarded in several areas of California to provide job training and education programs targeting youth at risk of joining gangs or seeking to leave them. Monterey has been awarded $500,000.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 29, 2009
NJ authorities bust alleged Bloods drug ring (Newark, NJ) : State and local authorities say they have busted a drug ring that allegedly took over the area around a Newark barbershop to conduct business.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: January 29, 2009
Harlem drug gang bust (New York, NY): 15 members and associates of a Harlem drug gang active in the Hamilton Heights area known as the “Stack Money Family” or "$MF," and two additional drug dealers from the same area, were arrested and indicted on Wednesday on charges including conspiracy and the possession and sale of narcotics.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: January 29, 2009
Lawmakers push anti-graffiti bills (Lincoln, NE): Tougher penalties and barring minors from buying spray paint are the tools needed to attack the growing problem of graffiti, Omaha lawmakers said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 29, 2009
Greiner's 2009 bill takes new shot at keeping gangs off street (Salt Lake City, UT): Sen. John Greiner is back this year with a vengeance. After failing last year to get a gang loitering bill passed, the Ogden Republican and others are bringing a number of bills against criminal gangs.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: January 28, 2009
Judge grants preliminary injunction against Toonerville gang (Los Angeles, CA): A judge issued a preliminary injunction against members the Toonerville gang in response to a joint effort by the cities of Los Angeles and Glendale to curb the gang's criminal activity.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: January 28, 2009
Gang awareness forum draws hundreds (Suffolk, VA): A crowd of hundreds sat silent in the King’s Fork Middle School auditorium Wednesday as Suffolk Police Sgt. J.D. Buie broke down the realities.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: January 28, 2009
Graffiti vandals strike throughout Dana Point (Dana Point, CA): At least 12 reports of graffiti vandalism were made to the Orange County Sheriff's Department throughout Dana Point in the past week.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 28, 2009
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