Gang-Related News Articles
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Salinas police work overtime to try to quell gang violence on city streets (Salinas, CA): It's not yet summer and already 15 mostly gang-related homicides have rocked Salinas. Gang members are firing at crowds of people. Brazen shooters are taking aim in broad daylight. And in one heart-rending shooting, two innocent men were killed after being mistaken for gangsters.
Source: Monterey County Weekly Date: June 12, 2008
Looking into gangs and graffiti in Prescott Valley (Prescott Valley, AZ): Does Prescott Valley have a gang problem? "If we have one child claiming affiliation with a gang, we have a problem," Prescott Valley Police Department Corporal Jake Jackson told a small group of concerned citizens Wednesday evening at Prescott Valley's Boys & Girls Clubs of Arizona.
Source: The Daily Courier Date: June 12, 2008
FBI drug sweep shuts down violent Galveston County gang (Bacliff, TX): It was in the mid-1990s, just a few blocks away from Galveston Bay, that a teen formed a gang that called itself the 4th Street Bloods. Local law enforcement officials said the gang became a major drug operation in Galveston County distributing crack and crystal meth.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: June 11, 2008
Gangs: Dealing with them here (Cheyenne, WY): This is the second in a two-part series about street gangs in Cheyenne and Wyoming. It details what authorities are doing to prevent the spread of such groups and what communities can do to combat the problem.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Date: June 11, 2008
Gun violence was result of Crips-Bloods drug turf war (Millville, NJ): A detective with the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime Unit said the series of gun-related incidents in the city earlier this year was due to members of the Crips street gang who did not want Bloods street gang members to interfere with their drug activity.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: June 11, 2008
Orange vigilant against gangs (Hillsborough, NC): An arrest last week in a Hillsborough shooting was a rare instance in Orange County: Police said with certainty that one of the suspects was a gang member.
Source: The News & Observer Date: June 11, 2008
Increase in gang activity seen in San Jose schools (San Jose, CA): Police and school officials called it an anomaly: A 16-year-old girl stabbed a fellow student on the Oak Grove High School campus more than 10 times in the back.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 11, 2008
Reno gang shooting kills two, injures one (Reno, NV): Gang violence was behind a shooting near a Reno park that left two teenagers dead and a third clinging to life, police said Wednesday.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: June 11, 2008
Elgin panel offers suggestions to curb gang violence (Elgin, IL): A portrait of Elgin's 12 documented gangs shows that they are predominantly Hispanic, overwhelmingly male and recruit members as young as 7, according to a report released Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 11, 2008
Teen injured in gang-related shooting (Everett, WA): Police are investigating a gang-related shooting in south Everett early this morning that sent a 17-year-old to the hospital.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: June 11, 2008
Homes ordered off-limits to Pacoima gang members (Pacoima, CA): A permanent injunction was issued Tuesday to block gang members and others from meeting at two Pacoima-area homes being used as a base to sell drugs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: June 11, 2008
School board addresses gangs, discipline policy (Greenville County, SC): After a nearly five-hour closed meeting, the Greenville County school board gave initial approval to a new policy making it a violation for students to engage in gang-related activities at school and updating existing policies to address such infractions as Internet bullying.
Source: The Greenville News Date: June 11, 2008
Two teens wounded in Springfield gun fight (Springfield, MA): Two teens suffered gunshot injuries this afternoon in what police are describing as a gang-related gun battle at 11 Standish St. in the Forest Park neighborhood, said Capt. Peter J. Dillon.
Source: The Republican Date: June 11, 2008
Three men held in slaying of suspected gang member in Concord (Concord, CA): Three men have been arrested in the shooting death of a suspected gang member at a Concord apartment, police said today.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 10, 2008
Gangs are for real (Cheyenne, WY): It's Roman numerals scrawled with ink across the knuckles or arms of young men. They've grown up here and have been in and out of the county jail.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Date: June 10, 2008
Street gangs report due to Elgin council (Elgin, IL): City officials are expected Wednesday to hear recommendations on how best to address gang activity throughout the area.
Source: The Courier-News Date: June 10, 2008
Valley killing spree (Los Angeles, CA): The LAPD moved to increase its visibility in some of the city's most violent areas Monday after 12 people were killed in an unusually bloody weekend - half of them in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: June 10, 2008
Authorities round up 120 suspected gang members (Georgia): Authorities say they have arrested more than 100 gang members and associates across Georgia, including seven on charges of illegally re-entering the country after deportation.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: June 10, 2008
Beach officer's job is to stay on top of gangs (Virginia Beach, VA): The inmate took a seat in the third-floor interview room at Virginia Beach Correctional Center and rested a lunch tray on his knees. Deputy Donald Totty stood in the doorway, note pad and pen in hand, and started with general questions: Age? Date of arrival? Offense? Any tattoos?
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: June 10, 2008
Valley gang targeted by D.A.'s office (Riverside County, CA): The Riverside County District Attorney's Office is planning to file a lawsuit against a Coachella Valley gang in the next 30 days.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: June 10, 2008
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