Gang-Related News Articles
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Outside experts address Southcentral gang activity (Anchorage, AK): Gang signs, including graffiti, tattoos and hand gestures, can be seen all around the state.
Source: KTUU 2 News Date: April 18, 2008
Gang population continues to rise (Victorville, CA): Despite officials saying they are making headway in combating the gang problem, the gang population in the High Desert continues to rise according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: Daily Press Date: April 18, 2008
Firm policing, fearless gang members clash (Baltimore, MD): For months, police in the Southwestern District have focused on dangerous gangs, using aggressive tactics to engage suspected offenders displaying gang colors and signs.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: April 17, 2008
TPD: Gang activity up; added officers to help (Tucson, AZ): Like many kids, 15-year-old Antonio Garcia was raised on the stories of his father. The tales stirred with conflict, drama and intrigue; there were hints of fame and emphasis on camaraderie.
Source: Tucson Citizen Date: April 17, 2008
State House passes bill to target gangs, but funding lacking (Tallahassee, FL): The Legislature is poised to approve anti-gangs legislation that would give police and prosecutors unprecedented powers to combat the spread of gang violence, which has taken root in pockets of South Florida.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: April 17, 2008
Gangs, crime threaten SB County's economy (Santa Barbara County, CA): Two of the driving forces in Santa Barbara County's economy - tourism and retirees - could be in jeopardy from rising violent crime and gang activity, according the executive director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: April 17, 2008
Overall crime down, gang crime on rise in S.D. (San Diego, CA): While overall crime in San Diego continues to drop, gang crime rose 19 percent in the first three months of the year when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest crime statistics released by the mayor's office Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: April 17, 2008
Teen suspect in gang shooting caught inside Watsonville clothing store (Watsonville, CA): An 18-year-old who was shot in a Monday gang altercation that led to the evacuation of the Ross Outlet Store on Main Street is expected to recover, and the suspected shooter is behind bars, according to police.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 16, 2008
Anti-gang funding ignores South Bay (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday announced a dramatic restructuring of the city's anti-gang programs, which will target more funding in fewer neighborhoods.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: April 16, 2008
BPD cracks down on gangs, arrests three (Bradenton, FL): Bradenton Police cracking down on gang activity arrested three confirmed gang members and numerous associates this weekend.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: April 16, 2008
Southside Chiques injunction upheld (Oxnard, CA): A court of appeal Monday upheld the gang injunction against the Southside Chiques, the second-largest criminal street gang in Oxnard.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: April 16, 2008
Lex man arrested in what is being called a gang fight (Lexington, NE): A Lexington man was jailed Tuesday after a street fight between gang members. Police were called to a fight about 6:36 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of North Erie Street, said Police Chief Charlie Clark.
Source: North Platte Telegraph Date: April 16, 2008
Deputies arrest three suspected graffiti vandals (Barstow, CA): Deputies arrested three suspected graffiti vandals believed to be responsible for at least $3,000 in property damages.
Source: Desert Dispatch Date: April 16, 2008
Police form their own gang to take on gangs (Guilford County, NC) : Local authorities have teamed up with state and federal officials to form the Safe Streets Task Force. The announcement was made late Wednesday afternoon by several law enforcement agencies.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News Date: April 16, 2008
Federal grant to 'weed' out city gang activity (Oklahoma City, OK): The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday awarded nearly $3.5 million in federal grant money to fight gangs, drugs and crime. But more than anything, the effort is about rebuilding ailing communities, Police Chief Bill Citty said.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: April 16, 2008
LA mayor talks about anti-gang strategy in annual speech (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's annual speech to the City Council focused on gang violence and budget woes for the second consecutive year.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 15, 2008
Anti-gang initiative gets a big boost (Greensboro, NC): A city gang intervention initiative will get a big boost from two organizations, officials will announce tonight at the City Council meeting.
Source: News & Record Date: April 15, 2008
Police arrest two juveniles on gang charges (Harrisonburg, VA): Harrisonburg Police arrested two juveniles Friday and charged them with felony gang participation and misdemeanor property damage in connection with a string of gang-related graffiti "tagging" on businesses, homes and cars on or near East Market Street.
Source: The Daily News Record Date: April 15, 2008
Albany gang unit likely (Albany, GA): With a nearly full complement of officers and a proposed $14.9 million budget, the Albany Police Department needs only the addition of personnel dedicated to stopping gang activity, city officials said Monday.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: April 15, 2008
Arrest of gang members to be announced (Bridgeton, NJ): A press conference announcing the arrest of high-ranking Bloods gang members is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office's Fayette Street office.
Source: Bridgeton News Date: April 15, 2008
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