Gang-Related News Articles
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Elizabeth City police proposing earlier youth curfew (Elizabeth City, NC): Elizabeth City police are proposing an hour-earlier curfew for school-age children, but the verdict is out on whether such ordinances are effective or supported by the public.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: September 12, 2008
Coordinating council works to reduce gangs (Tampa, FL): Gang activity in Florida has grown to more than 1,500 active criminal gangs with more than 65,000 gang members. In the Tampa Bay area, there are approximately 120 gangs with more than 3,200 members operating within the region.
Source: The Ledger Date: September 11, 2008
Two teens in clown makeup arrested in possible kidnapping attempt (West Valley City, UT): Two teens with their faces painted like clowns were arrested by West Valley City police last weekend for allegedly trying to kidnap a 5-year-old boy - the second time in recent weeks that members of the so-called Juggalos gang have crossed paths with law enforcement.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 11, 2008
Boy, 13, is fatally shot near Santa Ana High School (Santa Ana, CA): A 13-year-old boy was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon near Santa Ana High School in what detectives are investigating as a gang-related attack, the Santa Ana Police Department said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 11, 2008
Gang sweep of SM Valley makes 25 arrests (Santa Maria, CA): A multi-agency gang sweep in the Santa Maria Valley resulted in 25 arrests and should send a message to street gang members committing crimes that "we've had enough," authorities said Wednesday morning.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: September 11, 2008
Burlington City man accused of gang activities (Burlington City, NJ): Burlington City man is accused of running a gang-related network that dealt in guns and heroin. Ronald Kinston, 30, also known as Bang Boy, was charged with racketeering, as well as multiple drug and weapons offenses, state officials said Wednesday.
Source: Courier-Post Date: September 11, 2008
Communities safer after Bloods roundup (Hamilton, NJ): Area cops dealt a major blow to a Bloods street gang set whose members were trafficking in illegal guns and drugs throughout the region.
Source: The Trentonian Date: September 11, 2008
Nickels seeks $9 million for plan to cut youth violence in half (Seattle, WA): Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels wants to reduce youth violence by half and Wednesday proposed spending $9 million on what he called a new approach for targeting at-risk youth.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: September 11, 2008
SLED chief says gangs big worry (Charleston, SC): A twisted string of slayings believed to be centered around gang members highlights the pattern of violence in rural South Carolina, the chief of SLED said Wednesday.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: September 11, 2008
Authorities arrest six after gang-related fight (Raleigh, NC): Authorities have arrested six people after a gang-related fight broke out at a Raleigh high school.
Source: The News & Observer Date: September 11, 2008
We have a gang problem, say police (Columbus, MS): Columbus has a serious problem, several local officials and police officers revealed Wednesday morning. And unless local residents vow to arm themselves with knowledge and take a legitimate interest in their children’s’ lives, the problem could grow out of control, said Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John.
Source: Columbus Dispatch Date: September 11, 2008
Man shot in face during argument (Victorville, CA): An Apple Valley man was shot in the face by a gang member after the two got into an argument at a gathering, sheriff’s officials said.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 11, 2008
38 with suspected gang ties arrested in Phoenix bust (Phoenix, AZ): What started as a white-collar crime investigation grew into one of the largest street-gang busts of the year, local and federal agencies announced Tuesday.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: September 10, 2008
City forms gang squad (Albany, GA): City leaders voted unanimously Tuesday to create a new law enforcement unit to focus solely on eliminating gangs and gang activity in Albany. The question of financing for the initiative is still undecided.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: September 10, 2008
Officials seek progress report on anti-gang effort (Durham, NC): City and county leaders had a hard time Tuesday deciphering the progress made in a federally funded effort to address Durham gangs.
Source: The News & Observer Date: September 10, 2008
Six arrested in connection with slaying in Hayward bar (Hayward, CA): Police raids at seven East Bay locations early Wednesday morning resulted in the arrests of six suspected gang members in connection with last month's fatal shooting of a Hayward man at a night club, authorities said.
Source: The Daily Review Date: September 10, 2008
FBI cracks down on Pontiac street gangs (Pontiac, MI) : A Detroit FBI special agent with extensive experience in gang crimes has targeted Pontiac gangs. Andrew G. Arena, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit Division, is forming a team that will crack down on Pontiac gang activity.
Source: WDIV News Date: September 10, 2008
Centralia softens limits on gangs (Centralia, WA): Taking two steps forward and one step backward almost always means you are farther along than when you started. That was the message delivered to the Centralia City Council by city Police Chief Bob Berg at last night’s council meeting as the body voted to take a step back, softening its gang ordinance to fall in line with recently passed state law.
Source: The Chronicle Date: September 10, 2008
Gang policy has board's attention again (Greensboro, NC): The Guilford County Board of Education again will address a new gang education and prevention policy at its regularly scheduled meeting tonight.
Source: The High Point Enterprise Date: September 10, 2008
L.A. delays gang injunction request (Los Angeles, CA): A request by the City Attorney's Office for an injunction that would put restrictions on members of six South Los Angeles gangs was delayed today until Oct. 30 so police can continue serving those named in the action.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: September 10, 2008
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