Gang-Related News Articles
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Sheriff's Office to revive gang unit (King County, WA): Some cab drivers in King County have cameras in their cars, recording the faces of people they pick up. But many say that doesn't provide a sense of security -- not after a colleague's body was found inside his torched cab in July.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: October 21, 2007
Gang-related murders likely underreported (Trenton, NJ): The state's 2006 Uniform Crime Report, issued last week, shows gang-related murders accounted for 11 percent of the state's total homicides, falling into step with past years' numbers.
Source: Daily Record Date: October 21, 2007
Little-known gang growing in Austin (Austin, TX): A little-known but quickly growing Texas gang whose members often group together in prison based on their hometowns is exploding in number on Austin streets, carrying out crimes that include robbery and assault, according to interviews and Austin police records.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: October 21, 2007
Teenage boy is shot dead and another is injured (Manhattan, NY) : A 15-year-old boy killed in Upper Manhattan Friday night appeared to have been caught in a shooting between rival gangs, according to the police and neighbors.
Source: The New York Times Date: October 21, 2007
Raids in Waterbury target gang (Waterbury, CT): Over the past year, police have begun seeing some familiar faces on the city's streets, and they aren't welcome sights.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: October 20, 2007
Boca Raton officials fear rising gang activity after shooting (Boca Raton, FL): Boca Raton city officials wrestled Friday with questions about whether gang violence is creeping into the city. That's because the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says a shootout early Thursday on the Palmetto Park Road on-ramp to Interstate 95 may be gang-related.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: October 20, 2007
L.A. summit is urged on racial violence (Los Angeles, CA): Community activists Friday joined mothers of children killed by gangs in urging Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other Latino leaders to take a stronger stance against racial gang violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 20, 2007
Women testify to gang horrors (Tulare County, CA): One after another, women who work in Tulare County's fields stepped forward Friday to describe the effect of street gangs on their children and communities.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: October 20, 2007
Judge grants injunction against members of three S.F. gangs (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco judge granted an injunction Thursday against 42 men suspected of being members of three warring gangs in the Western Addition, carving out two rectangular "safety zones" where the men will be barred from associating with each other in public, among other restrictions.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 19, 2007
Gang rivalry grows into race war (Los Angeles County, CA): As the story goes, the East Coast Crips robbed a Florencia 13 drug connection of a large quantity of dope nearly a decade ago. Since then, the tale of how a black street gang ripped off a Latino rival has taken on mythic proportions.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 18, 2007
Gang sweeps net several arrests (San Bernardino, CA): Several people were arrested and illegal drugs and money seized during gang sweeps on Thursday in San Bernardino, Victorville and Riverside.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: October 18, 2007
Barnegat graffiti may signify gang presence (Barnegat Township, NJ): In what could be a gang marking its territory, a housing-development sign was defaced over the weekend with a symbol from the Bloods gang, police said Wednesday.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: October 18, 2007
Court upholds most of Oxnard gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): A state appellate court has affirmed almost all of Ventura County's injunction against a violent gang in Oxnard, objecting only to a provision that called for an overnight curfew.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 17, 2007
Latino gang tried to force blacks out, indictment says (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors Tuesday accused members of a Latino street gang of a violent campaign to drive African American rivals out of their South Los Angeles area neighborhood, resulting in at least 20 killings in the last three years.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 17, 2007
Gang sweep nets 34 arrests in LA, dozens of other indicted (Los Angeles, CA): More than 60 people allegedly linked to a Hispanic street gang have been indicted on federal racketeering and drug-trafficking charges of attacking blacks in South Los Angeles to maintain control in certain neighborhoods.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: October 17, 2007
Graffiti sprayed over city; police investigate (Concord, NH): There's been a rash of graffiti left throughout the city in the last month, according to the police, who say some of it may be the work of gangs or kids mimicking gangs. Nearly 20 places have been hit in recent weeks, mostly at night, said Sgt. Michael McGuire.
Source: Concord Monitor Date: October 17, 2007
Youth Services develops mentoring program for north Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): A program from Youth Services of Tulsa has been targeting the north Tulsa area, helping children stay away from gangs and crime and directing them toward better grades and lives.
Source: Tulsa World Date: October 17, 2007
Maywood increases police patrols to stop gang violence (Maywood, IL): A recent flare-up in violence between rival gangs has Maywood police working overtime patrols to quell the fighting, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 17, 2007
'Gang' operation nets 16, but two men still at large (Glassboro, NJ): Sixteen people were arrested and two are still being sought by police in connection with a nine-month investigation of a street gang operating in Glassboro and Clayton.
Source: South Jersey News Online Date: October 17, 2007
New law requires school officials to attend gang seminars (Trenton, NJ): Public school administrators will soon be required to attend mandatory seminars geared toward protecting students from the dangers of gangs, under a new state law that was co-sponsored by local lawmakers.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: October 17, 2007
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