Gang-Related News Articles
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El Paso police warned of Mexican drug gang threat (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have been put on special alert following what a spokesman called a "credible" warning that Mexican gangsters would begin targeting victims inside the United States, according to an Associated Press report on Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 25, 2008
Seattle Urban League calls for counseling to help curb gang violence (Seattle, WA): According to law enforcement officials, there are more than 5,000 active gang members in the city, 15 of whom have been killed this year. The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle has an answer: more counseling.
Source: KOMO 4 News Date: August 25, 2008
Four shot in SoCal gang attack (Los Angeles, CA): Four people, including a teenager and an 11-year-old, were shot today in an apparent gang-related, drive-by attack in South Los Angeles, police said.
Source: KTLA News Date: August 25, 2008
Clarity is key to solution (Durham, NC): James C. "Buddy" Howell, senior research associate for the National Youth Gang Center, specializes in assessing communities' gang problems and coming up with solutions. Howell, along with N.C. State University researcher Deborah Lamm Weisel, completed a 200-page study last year on Durham's gang situation.
Source: The News & Observer Date: August 24, 2008
What is a gang? (North Carolina): The first reports from police across the state last year showed a frightening look at gangs in North Carolina. Police were reporting that up to 1,446 gangs with 14,500 members had sprung up across the state.
Source: The News & Observer Date: August 24, 2008
Police say man killed in 'gang shooting' (Ontario, OR): Police near the Idaho-Oregon border are calling a fatal shooting Saturday morning "gang-related." About 30 gunshots were fired at the Fairview Apartments in Ontario, Oregon.
Source: The Olympian Date: August 24, 2008
Woman shot in arm by gang (Phoenix, AZ): A 22-year-old woman was shot in the arm early Sunday morning when a confrontation between gang members broke out during a party, according to Phoenix police.
Source: KNXV 15 News Date: August 24, 2008
Three men arrested in gang-related shootings (Augusta, GA): Three men were arrested earlier today in what police are saying appears to be the gang-related shooting of three men outside an Augusta nightclub.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: August 23, 2008
Fort Worth teen shot in gang-related incident (Fort Worth, TX): A Fort Worth teenager who was walking to the store Friday night was shot by apparent rival gang members.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News Date: August 23, 2008
Injunction has brought improvements (Cathedral City, CA): Since an injunction was filed against a gang active in this part of Cathedral City two months ago, residents in the Dream Homes neighborhood say they are seeing more families spending time at the park, less graffiti sprayed about and fewer people hanging out at night.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: August 23, 2008
U.S. says prisoner runs gang from cell (Baltimore, MD): The man convicted of orchestrating the January 2005 firebombing of the Harwood Community Association president's home has continued to act as a Baltimore gang leader from his prison cell in Beaumont, Texas, a federal prosecutor said in a court hearing yesterday.
Source: The Sun Date: August 23, 2008
Gang unit investigation leads to arrests of five (El Rio, CA): A Sheriff's Department gang unit arrested five men this month in connection with the investigation of a street gang in El Rio, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: August 22, 2008
Reputed gang member arrested in shooting of two boys (Roxbury, MA): Police have charged a reputed gang member in the shooting of a 4-year-old and his older cousin Monday night while they sat on the porch of their Roxbury home, an act police called a wanton disregard for the safety of bystanders.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 22, 2008
Gang injunction considered in Palm Springs (Palm Springs, CA): The Palm Springs Police Department is researching a possible injunction against a Palm Springs gang, Chief David Dominguez told The Desert Sun.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: August 22, 2008
Gang shootout outside SW Houston apartments kills man (Houston, TX): A gunfight between rival gangs in a southwest Houston apartment complex parking lot Thursday night killed one man and critically injured another.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 22, 2008
Police net 85 suspects in Santa Ana gang sweep (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana police have arrested 85 people in a gang crackdown that targeted an area hard hit by crime.
Source: The Mercury News Date: August 22, 2008
Expert says local violence work of gang 'wannabes' (Florida): A group of young men stomp and kick a prospective gang member. When they finish, they help the kid up, hug him and several give him a hearty pat on the back.
Source: Pensacola News Journal Date: August 22, 2008
Man injured in gang-related shooting downtown (Santa Monica, CA) : Three suspects were arrested after a man was injured in a gang-related shooting near the Sears parking lot Downtown after he left the pier, police said.
Source: The Lookout News Date: August 22, 2008
Police launch gang crackdown in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): It was nine hours into the anti-gang surge, and an empty wheelchair sat in the driveway. "The guy in the wheelchair just took off running," said Santa Ana Police Sgt. Lorenzo Carrillo, standing over three tattooed teenagers, suspected gang members seated with their hands behind their backs while police checked their parole status.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 21, 2008
Aggressive stance against gangs pays off, police say (Hampton, VA): Hampton is charging an increasing number of criminal suspects with gang membership as the city leads the way in enforcing state anti-gang legislation.
Source: Daily Press Date: August 21, 2008
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