Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang activity plagues Long Island despite crackdowns (Long Island, NY): It was around midnight one steamy Saturday when two gang members with the street names Clown and Baldy were cruising Freeport, looking for someone to kill.
Source: Newsday Date: July 20, 2008
Sacramento weighs going it alone on anti-gang tax (Sacramento, CA): Cary Trzcinski sees the world differently from most of us. You see a kid in a blue jersey riding a bike. He sees a Sureño gang member.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 19, 2008
Ten charged in Lowell gang raids; weapons, drugs, cash seized (Lowell, MA): Rifles, revolvers, a sawed-off shotgun, a machine gun, a three-bladed knife, a bayonet, bags of marijuana, and $69,500 in cash.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: July 19, 2008
SLC lacks anti-gang plan (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City wrestles with a significant chunk of the valley's gang problem but, perhaps surprisingly, it has no comprehensive program to keep teens off the streets or bring them back if they already have strayed.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 18, 2008
Posen takes on Graffiti (Posen, IL): Posen police are having a hard time stopping gang members from spray painting their graffiti throughout the village.
Source: SouthtownStar Date: July 18, 2008
49 immigrants arrested in federal anti-gang effort (Chicago, IL): Federal agents have arrested 49 immigrants in the Chicago area, part of an ongoing effort to crack down on foreign-born gang members, officials announced Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 18, 2008
Elizabeth City makes strides in curbing gang activity (Elizabeth City, NC): In 2006, police began seeing signs of growing organized gang activity. Now, Elizabeth City Police Chief Charles Crudup says the activity is on the decline and he's hoping that beefed up patrols, involvement by residents as well as education and intervention will go a long way toward eventually eliminating gangs and associated crimes.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: July 18, 2008
Mayor to expand anti-gang program into Valley (San Fernando, CA): Following through on a pledge made months ago, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday that plans are under way to soon expand the CLEAR anti-gang program to four more areas, including one in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 18, 2008
Two brothers linked to extensive tagging in Hesperia, gangs (Hesperia, CA): Two brothers were arrested Wednesday after it was discovered that they had been connected to extensive tagging of gang-related graffiti on city property, officials said.
Source: Daily Press Date: July 18, 2008
Police work with ICE to round up gang members (Wenatchee, WA): Wenatchee police teamed with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents Thursday to round up several gang members, some of whom were arrested solely on immigration holds, a Wenatchee police sergeant said.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: July 18, 2008
Police break up Fresno gang (Fresno, CA): Fresno police posted a major victory Friday, announcing that officers had arrested 54 Villa Posse members and dismantled one of Fresno's most ruthless street gangs.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 18, 2008
Lowell police, DA's office getting $222G to combat gang violence (Lowell, MA): City police and the Middlesex District Attorney's office will get $222,000 from a federal grant program aimed at curbing gang and handgun violence, boosting several programs and funding a prosecutor who can take cases to either federal or state court.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: July 17, 2008
Agencies arrest 45 in Tulsa sweep (Tulsa, OK): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Thursday the arrests of 45 gang members, gang associates and immigration violators after a six-day operation here.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: July 17, 2008
Fla. justices extend gang violence grand jury (Tallahassee, FL): A statewide grand jury that's focusing on gang violence will have an extra six months to continue it's work.
Source: Examiner Date: July 17, 2008
Gang member arrested in park shooting (Baltimore County, MD): Baltimore County Police have arrested a female Bloods gang member in the shooting of an 18 year old at Robert E. Lee Park early yesterday morning.
Source: WMAR ABC 2 News Date: July 17, 2008
Two suspected gang members charged in Riviera Beach killing (Riviera Beach, FL): Two suspected Palm Beach County gang members who were arrested by federal marshals in Georgia last week are facing charges in the slaying of a Riviera Beach man, police say.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: July 17, 2008
Vandalism charges for two gang members, police say (Newburgh, NY): Two city teens have been charged with felony criminal mischief after what police are calling a gang-related incident.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: July 17, 2008
Police seek information on gang graffiti discovered at four locations in Lumberton (Lumberton, PA): Police are looking for whoever was responsible for spray-painting gang graffiti at the township middle school and three other locations.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: July 17, 2008
Feds arrest 24 in Spokane gang and drug raids (Spokane, WA): A federal task force in Spokane has arrested 24 people in gang and drug raids. U.S. Attorney James E. McDevitt says the raids followed a year and a half of investigation into large-scale crack cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy dealing.
Source: Examiner Date: July 17, 2008
Gang activity grows (Ocean City, MD): Hell's Angels and Latin Kings in Baltimore city. Grape Street Crips in Fort Washington. And now snooping around the Eastern Shore, La Mara Salvatrucha -- better known as MS-13.
Source: The Daily Times Date: July 17, 2008
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