Gang-Related News Articles
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New gang tax plan would beef up police by 50 officers (Sacramento, CA): A retooled anti-gang tax measure drafted by Sacramento city officials shortens the term of the original proposal by half, expands upon how the added revenue would be spent and says the money could pay for at least 50 new city cops in the first year.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 28, 2008
Villaraigosa recommends six groups for new anti-gang contracts (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced the first stage of his new anti-gang initiative, recommending half-million-dollar contracts to gang-prevention organizations to work in a half-dozen of the city's most affected neighborhoods.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 28, 2008
Raleigh gang problem 'significant' (Raleigh, NC): Two days after hundreds of youths at a Raleigh mall joined in a melee that police described as gang-related, Police Chief Harry Dolan said the city has a "significant" gang problem that requires a community response.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: July 28, 2008
Three MS-13 leaders plead guilty to involvement in a racketeering conspiracy (Washington, DC): Three leaders of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, pleaded guilty to participation in a racketeering enterprise, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Edward M. Yarbrough for the Middle District of Tennessee announced today.
Source: MarketWatch Date: July 28, 2008
Excelsior triple homicide victims mistakenly targeted by gang (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco man and two of his sons killed in a suspected gang-related shooting last month in the city's Excelsior District were targeted in a case of mistaken identity, the head of the police homicide unit said today.
Source: KPIX CBS 5 News Date: July 28, 2008
Seven detained after mall brawl (Raleigh, NC): Shoppers strolled peacefully through Triangle Town Center on Sunday after a Saturday night brawl involving hundreds closed the mall early.
Source: The News & Observer Date: July 28, 2008
Grace St. man harassed by gangs before shooting death (Wilmington, NC): After getting a phone call at midnight Saturday, Joyce Clark rushed the few blocks from her home to Grace Street and found the young man she helped raise lying in the road shot, bleeding and fighting for his life.
Source: Star-News Date: July 28, 2008
Inmates injured in gang violence at county jail (Paterson, NJ): An inmate of the Passaic County Jail remained hospitalized Saturday with a broken jaw following an incident of gang violence that left eight inmates injured and forced officials to lock down the facility for more than four hours, authorities said.
Source: The Herald News Date: July 27, 2008
200 people involved in Raleigh mall melee (Raleigh, NC): About 200 to 300 people joined a melee that began inside a Raleigh mall and spilled outside the shopping center during the fight, authorities said Sunday.
Source: News & Record Date: July 27, 2008
Funding the fight on gangs (Sacramento, CA): Struggling with a troubled budget, legislators are at odds over a million-dollar proposal to increase the state's role in fighting criminal gangs just as Californians are preparing to vote on boosting it by hundreds of millions of dollars.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: July 27, 2008
Suspects in custody in gang shooting (Yuma, AZ): Two men are in the hospital after they were targetted in an apparent gang shooting. Police are asking the public for help in finding the suspects.
Source: KSWT 13 News Date: July 27, 2008
Fans or gang? Meet the Juggalos (Mesa, AZ): Derek Sprunk feels a special kinship when he paints black and white clown makeup into a wicked smile on his face. "When you wear makeup, that unifies everybody," the 19-year-old Mesa man said.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: July 27, 2008
Salinas tries a new tack in the fight against gangs: fasting (Salinas, CA): Plagued by gang violence for years, the city of Salinas has taken the standard approaches: beefed-up police patrols, court injunctions, parenting classes, high-minded gatherings of experts.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 26, 2008
Gangs target of Concord police task force (Concord, CA): Officer Patrick Llamas and Detective Brad Giacobazzi pull up to a back lot in the Park 'N' Shop center, where three men are drinking beer under a "No Loitering" sign.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: July 26, 2008
SUR-13 gang members nabbed under RICO Act going to prison (Palm Beach County, FL): In the past two weeks, sixmembers of the violent SUR-13 gang have reached plea agreements that will keep them behind bars between seven and 12 years, and require them to testify against fellow gang members.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 26, 2008
Ontario police make 61 gang-related arrests (Ontario, CA): Police in Ontario have made 61 gang-related arrests as part of a large-scale sweep that is part of an ongoing gang suppression effort involving about 15 local, state and county law enforcement agencies.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: July 26, 2008
Use of gang injunctions raises questions about what constitutes membership (Riverside County, CA): Who is and who is not a gang member, and how authorities determine such designations have become more significant recently as Inland prosecutors push back against gangs by filing injunctions aimed at the criminal organizations.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: July 26, 2008
Gang crack-down in Lodi (Lodi, CA): The officers stopped a few doors down from the target house. Wearing vests that said either "probation" or "police," they walked up to the door Friday afternoon.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: July 26, 2008
Latino-vs.-black violence drives hate crimes in L.A. County to five-year high (Los Angeles County, CA): Hate crimes in Los Angeles County rose to their highest level in five years last year, led by attacks between Latinos and blacks, officials said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 25, 2008
Youth anti-gang initiative offers new chance (Seattle, WA): Walking as a pack down Rainier Avenue earlier this week, a dozen African-American youths paused at bus stops, beauty salons and minimarkets - even shiny cars stopped in traffic - to pass out fliers and invite other street-wise kids to join them.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: July 25, 2008
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