Gang-Related News Articles
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Gangbangers bill goes to Legislature (Concord, NH): Prosecutors could seek longer sentences for gang members convicted of crimes under a bill coming to the Legislature in January.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: November 28, 2007
Review of gang injunction ruling sought (Ventura County, CA): The Ventura County Public Defender's Office is asking the state's highest court to review a decision by a state appeals court that this year upheld the constitutionality of Oxnard's civil gang injunction.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: November 28, 2007
11 people from Oregon listed in U.S. drug-trafficking case (Oregon): Eleven people from Oregon were charged Tuesday with drug trafficking conspiracy in the second wave of a federal case that reaches from Los Angeles and Portland to St. Louis and Atlanta.
Source: The Oregonian Date: November 28, 2007
Fresno Co. anti-gang efforts in spotlight (Fresno, CA): Sheriff Margaret Mims said law enforcement officials and city leaders were making a statement to gang members Wednesday by announcing the formation of a gang-suppression team to focus on eastern Fresno County communities.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: November 28, 2007
San Jose killings outpace 2006 rate, and gangs are blamed (San Jose, CA): On the heels of losing its cherished "Safest Big City" title, San Jose is struggling with a jump in gang-related homicides, sparking widespread concern among officials and community members.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 27, 2007
Federal help to fight gangs finds support (Chicago, IL): Law enforcement officials from Chicago and a number of suburbs voiced support Monday for a proposed federal law that would stiffen the penalties gang members could face for crimes and infuse more money into gang-prevention programs.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 27, 2007
MS-13 Gang in Nashville: Gang member sentenced to 19 years in prison for racketeering (Nashville, TN) : Officials in Nashville, Tennessee recently announced that a member of the gang MS-13, or La Mara Salvatrucha as they are known, was sentenced to nearly 20 years (235 months) in prison for his role in a racketeering operation.
Source: Associated Content Date: November 27, 2007
Cabarrus County schools consider policy on gangs (Concord, NC): The Cabarrus County school system is considering its first systemwide policy on preventing gang activity. System attorneys have drafted an anti-gang policy preventing the display of gang clothing, symbols and tattoos.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: November 25, 2007
Weekend gang violence erupts in Napa (Napa, CA): Napa’s gang issue may not be as large as San Francisco, Oakland or Vallejo’s but the problem surfaced again over the weekend in Napa with two shootings and a stabbing.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: November 25, 2007
Anti-tattoo policy irks some officers (San Jose, CA): Police officers with an affinity for tattoos may sweat a little more than usual in the summertime. The San Jose Police Department recently adopted a policy that prohibits cops from displaying tattoos while on duty.
Source: Inside Bay Area Date: November 24, 2007
Yonkers anti-gang initiative helps men find jobs (Yonkers, NY): Growing up in the Schlobohm housing projects, Roberto Rodriguez witnessed a lot of violence and personal misfortune. His own struggle with reading kept him from finishing high school and led to off-the-books jobs and drug use before he discovered a new initiative by the city's anti-violence coalition.
Source: The Journal News Date: November 23, 2007
Stuart program aims to deter potential gang trouble (Stuart, FL): Kathleen Lannon knows children who see gang activity on the streets outside their homes. Some of the children know other kids in gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: November 23, 2007
Detectives monitor social networks for gang activity (Ventura County, CA): The seedy side of society is no longer limited to street corners and alleys for passing along threats, warnings and tip-offs. Much of it is being done in cyberspace.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: November 23, 2007
Woman shot in growing violence (Trenton, NJ): A shooting attack by the Netas street gang early yesterday sent a 40-year-old woman to the hospital with a bullet in her head, a wound she suffered when gunfire rocketed into a Chambersburg home where rival Latin Kings had gathered, officials said.
Source: The Times Date: November 20, 2007
Gang violence leads police in N.J. to use fewer witnesses (Trenton, NJ): Fear of gang retaliation is forcing police in New Jersey to use fewer witnesses. The New York Times reports Governor Corzine has directed law enforcement to sparingly use witnesses.
Source: Newsday Date: November 19, 2007
Police looking for gang activity along Sixth Street (Austin, TX): Officers in the Austin police gang unit have begun undercover surveillance along Sixth Street amid concerns that members of two rival gangs may have started frequenting the entertainment district in recent weeks.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: November 18, 2007
17 arrests target ‘Outlaws’ (Worcester, MA): Police swept up the alleged leader of the Great Brook Valley Outlaws and other alleged mid- and top-level players in the violent street gang’s drug-dealing operation yesterday morning in four predawn raids in the city and one at an Oxford apartment complex, authorities said.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: November 17, 2007
Judge OKs curbs on 2 O.C. gangs (Orange County, CA): A Superior Court judge approved sweeping preliminary injunctions Friday making it illegal for 226 alleged members of two rival gangs to associate in designated areas of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 17, 2007
32 alleged gang members arrested in L.A. sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Hundreds of FBI agents and Los Angeles police fanned out across the city early Thursday in what authorities described as one of the largest crackdowns to date on the notorious El Salvadoran street gang MS-13.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 16, 2007
Judge restricts rival gangs in southern Orange County (Orange County, CA): An Orange County Superior Court judge approved a preliminary injunction Friday against more than 220 alleged members of two rival gangs, including one in the historic mission town of San Juan Capistrano.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 16, 2007
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