Gang-Related News Articles
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Three males arrested on gang related charges (Poreterville, CA): Two adult males and a male juvenile were arrested Wednesday, after Porterville police officers were dispatched to a stabbing that had reportedly just occurred.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: November 14, 2008
Massive gang raids in central Richmond (Richmond, CA): Federal, state and local law enforcement officers raided a series of homes in central Richmond this morning to root out street gangs as part of a yearlong investigation into violence, guns and drugs associated with the targets, the state Department of Justice said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: November 13, 2008
Haverhill, Methuen win $220,000 to fight youth gangs (Haverhill, MA): The city will share a $220,000 grant to combat gang activity in the inner city and provide educational programs for teenagers.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: November 13, 2008
Cops fight back against gang violence in McFarland (McFarland, CA): Swarms of cops fought back Thursday against gang violence that has plagued the small farming town of McFarland.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: November 13, 2008
13 arrested after gang brawl at school (Crisfield, MD): Thirteen students at a lower Eastern Shore high school have been arrested after a brawl that police say was gang-related.
Source: Examiner Date: November 13, 2008
25 arrested in 'Operation Showdown' gang raid (Yuba County, CA): Drugs, guns, and cash were seized Thursday in a sweeping gang raid in Sutter and Yuba counties. Twenty-five people were arrested in what is being called Operation Showdown.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: November 13, 2008
Latin Kings gang member arrested in North Plainfield on cocaine charges (North Plainfield, NJ): A member of the Latin Kings gang has been arrested on cocaine charges following a three-month investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Gangs and Guns Task Force, the North Plainfield Police Department and the Manville Police Department K-9 Unit.
Source: Courier News Date: November 13, 2008
$250K grant to boost anti-gang efforts in Fitchburg (Boston, MA): Efforts to fight gang activity on city streets and prevent youth violence will get a boost from almost $250,000 in state funding announced Wednesday for Fitchburg through the state's Shannon grant program.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise Date: November 13, 2008
Authorities: Numbers don't accurately reflect street-level gang activity in Winnebago County (Winnebago County, WI): The average citizen walking down the streets of Winnebago County probably doesn't see many signs of gang activity.
Source: The Northwestern Date: November 12, 2008
Local police take issue with state gang report (Fon du Lac, WI): Local law enforcement officials say they are perplexed by a state Department of Justice report that indicates Fond du Lac and Ripon may have "a significant gang problem."
Source: The Reporter Date: November 12, 2008
Four Burlington teens arrested for gang grafitti (Burlington, NC): Burlington -- Police arrested four teens after they were caught damaging city buildings. Officers saw a suspicious vehicle parked at the Burling BMX track on Graham Street around 10:45pm on Monday night.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: November 12, 2008
Gang violence on the rise (Oklahoma City, OK): Gang violence is increasing in Oklahoma and gang members are becoming more brazen as they challenge police in shootouts that endanger officers and the public, a member of the Oklahoma City Police Department's gang unit said Wednesday.
Source: Tulsa World Date: November 12, 2008
District approves anti-gang measures (Springdale, AR): Starting today, students in the Springdale School District who use gang-related hand signals, display gang fashions or engage in other behavior that can be directly linked to gangs may be disciplined.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: November 12, 2008
Gang activity on the rise in Sheboygan County (Sheboygan County, WI): Authorities know about 50 gangs in Sheboygan County, according to a report released Monday by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Source: The Northwestern Date: November 12, 2008
Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke to receive anti-gang grants from state (Boston, MA): Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Wednesday unveiled $12.4 million in grants to combat gang violence including $1.4 million for Springfield and $890,000 to be shared by Chicopee and Holyoke.
Source: The Republican Date: November 12, 2008
Fort Sill official fires back at gang report (Lawton, OK): Fort Sill's liaison to the city of Lawton is firing back at a police officer's comments that soldiers at the base are involved in gangs.
Source: Times Record News Date: November 11, 2008
School officials say they’re on top of gang issue (Logansport, IN): Superintendent Julie Lauck assured those gathered for a school board meeting Monday that administrators were working to get out in front of gang issues in the Logansport schools.
Source: Pharos-Tribune Date: November 11, 2008
Five arrested after police make drug buys at a home in East St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): Police raided a residence Friday morning in the 4018 Linden Ave. after making at least two drug buys from men there who were armed and wearing bulletproof vests.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: November 11, 2008
Two S.F. juveniles charged as adults with murder (San Francisco, CA): Two San Francisco juveniles charged as adults with murder in the stabbing death of a 14-year-old boy boasted and laughed about the killing in secretly recorded conversations with a government informant, authorities say.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 11, 2008
Outagamie County called hot spot for gang activity (Appleton, WI): A report released Monday by the state Department of Justice shows a "significant problem" with gangs in Outagamie County, but FBI crime statistics and sheriff's department officials say violent crime has dropped recently.
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: November 11, 2008
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