Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang-related shootings rattle neighbors in peaceful area (St. Paul, MN): When two teenagers were shot in a usually quiet St. Paul neighborhood on Saturday night, the frantic victims tried to hide and residents came to their aid.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: May 6, 2008
Gang sweep leads to about a dozen arrests (Dayton, OH): Police detectives for the past month have been rounding up suspected gang members in targeted neighborhoods in an effort to curb organized criminal activity.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: May 6, 2008
Two charged in alleged gang shooting (Columbia, SC): A 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy have been arrested by Richland County deputies in connection with a gang-related shooting in the Greenview community, authorities say.
Source: The State Date: May 6, 2008
Gangs help drive crime in Lubbock (Lubbock, TX): You may never come face to face with a gang member, but gangs are showing their faces in Lubbock homes, driveways and parking lots.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: May 6, 2008
Gang bill faces obstacles (Charlotte, NC): State lawmakers say they have a new plan to curb gang-related crime, but questions remain about whether the legislation unfairly targets some groups and whether it will be effective.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: May 5, 2008
Norteño safe zone permanent (Visalia, CA): It took just about a minute Monday for a Tulare County Superior Court judge to order a permanent gang injunction barring accused Norteño gang members from gathering publicly or engaging in other activities in part of north Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 5, 2008
Shooting called gang-related (Ogden, UT): Ogden police say a drive-by shooting late Friday that left an 18-year-old man in serious condition was gang-related.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 4, 2008
Gang intervention summit tries to break a vicious cycle (Arlington, TX): Sharon Richardson said she believes that reading the toe tags on teenagers at the morgue soured her 14-year-old son on gang life. During their visits, there were youths ages 17, 14 and 13 who were dead from gunshot wounds, Richardson said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 4, 2008
Two gang members held in killing (Redlands, CA): A 48-year-old man is dead and two gang members are in custody following a shooting in a park Saturday afternoon.
Source: The Sun Date: May 4, 2008
Two dead, five wounded in gang-related shooting (Phoenix, AZ): A shootout left two teenagers dead, several wounded and bullets strewn over a 2-mile stretch of south Phoenix early Saturday morning.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 4, 2008
Gang cops sweeping the streets for info (Modesto, CA): About 20 police cars with flashing red and blue lights clogged Bystrum Road, a narrow street just east of South Ninth Street and Highway 99 in a tough, unincorporated area between Ceres and Modesto.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: May 4, 2008
Case challenges typical notion of gangs (San Diego, CA): Ask authorities to name local neighborhoods plagued by gang violence, and chances are La Jolla won't make the list.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 4, 2008
Law enforcement praises anti-gang bill (Manatee County, FL): That's the message lawmakers sent gang members after the Legislature this week unanimously passed a bill aimed at getting tougher on gangs.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: May 3, 2008
Turlock plots anti-gang fight (Turlock, CA): Last weekend a suspected Sureño gang member walking down South Soderquist Road was shot in the belly with a .45-caliber handgun.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: May 3, 2008
Florida lawmakers aim to eliminate gangs (Orlando, FL): State lawmakers are taking a bite out of gangs by imposing harsher sentences, including life in prison for gang members; felony charges for communicating over the Internet and preventing gang members from bailing out and threatening witnesses.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: May 3, 2008
Kaine signs bill to punish restaurants that harbor gangs (Richmond, VA): Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) signed into law Friday a bill designed to crack down on bars and restaurants that promote gang activity in a state that has some of the toughest anti-gang laws in the nation.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 3, 2008
Macon police building database of suspected gang members (Macon, GA): Macon police are building a database of suspected gang members in hopes of getting a better picture of gangs across the city and taking violence off the streets.
Source: The Telegraph Date: May 3, 2008
Waukegan teen charged as adult in fatal shooting outside home (Arlington Heights, IL): A Waukegan teenager was charged as an adult Friday with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a rival gang member last week, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 3, 2008
Measure targets Net gang threats (Salinas, CA): As more Salinas-area teens find themselves targeted in threatening online videos, a resolution pending in the California Legislature would join a growing campaign urging social networking Web sites to crack down on violent postings.
Source: The Californian Date: May 3, 2008
Teen stabbed near Thornton Avenue in Fremont (Fremont, CA): Three gang members were arrested Saturday after a teen was stabbed in the Centerville neighborhood, police said.
Source: Inside Bay Area Date: May 3, 2008
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