Gang-Related News Articles
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FBI, police arrest 17 people in gang raid (Omaha, NE): After targeting suspected gang members for the past year, FBI and local law enforcement officials said they've arrested 17 people.
Source: KETV 7 News Date: December 19, 2008
Gang members charged in Holly Street arson (Denver, CO): Nine members of the Crips street gang have been indicted on charges they burned down the Holly Shopping Center in retaliation for the murder of local Crips founder Michael Asberry, possibly by someone from a rival street gang.
Source: The Denver Post Date: December 19, 2008
33 members of two Opa-Locka gangs facing narcotics, gun charges (Opa-Locka, FL): Authorities have arrested and charged 33 members of two alleged Opa-Locka gangs.
Source: MSNBC Date: December 18, 2008
Police say 10 gang members charged in eastern Pa. (Allentown, PA): Federal authorities say nearly two dozen people face federal charges in an eastern Pennsylvania drug and weapons sweep, including 10 alleged members of the Latin Kings and Bloods gangs.
Source: The Express-Times Date: December 18, 2008
Monterey County anti-gang programs on block (Monterey County, CA): Faced with the possible termination of two successful and widely regarded anti-gang programs, Monterey County officials are looking for money in their own departments to keep the programs alive.
Source: The Californian Date: December 18, 2008
Boys & Girls Club gets gang prevention grant (Morgantown, WV): The Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club in Morgantown recently received a grant for $20,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Source: WTRF 7 News Date: December 18, 2008
Md. gets federal grants for anti-gang programs (Maryland): Wicomico County might seem like a sleepy patch of the Eastern Shore, known for its poultry farms and wildfowl-art museum. But it's also home to more than 100 known gang members in the Salisbury area - people from the Crips and Bloods as well as local organizations - with another 700 housed within a nearby correctional facility, said Sheriff Mike Lewis.
Source: The Sun Date: December 17, 2008
Norfolk city manager reveals plan to reduce gang violence (Norfolk, VA): City Manager Regina V.K. Williams outlined Tuesday what she called a comprehensive plan to curb youth violence that includes bringing efforts to end gang violence under one umbrella organization.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: December 17, 2008
13 charged in northwest suburban drug sting (Chicago, IL): Some of the drug deals of a ring operating in the northwest suburbs were made at a shopping center and a carwash, authorities said Tuesday as they announced federal cocaine trafficking charges against 13 people.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 17, 2008
Gang leader found guilty (Providence, RI): The leader of an Asian crew, which willingly participated in a plot to burst armed into a home, was convicted yesterday on nine felony counts including conspiracy, drug and weapons charges.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: December 17, 2008
Traffic stop results in arrest of two teens suspected of gang ties, gun possession (Salinas, CA): Salinas police said a 17-year-old boy was arrested early this afternoon after a handgun fell from his clothing as he was being tased by an officer on the 2200 block of North Main Street.
Source: The Californian Date: December 17, 2008
Reward offered to combat gang graffiti (Franklin, TN): Investigators in Franklin said there's been a major increase in the amount of gang graffiti.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: December 17, 2008
Norfolk city manager to make proposal today on reducing gang violence (Norfolk, VA): City Manager Regina V.K. Williams will present a proposal to the City Council this morning on what she believes the city should do to reduce gang violence.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: December 16, 2008
13 teens arrested after reported gang fight (Porterville, CA): On Sunday, police arrested 13 teenagers — all suspected gang members — after one reportedly got into a fight at a Porterville party to which none was invited.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: December 16, 2008
Dueling graffiti raises specter of gang war (St. Paul, MN): Rival gang members have been spray-painting death threats to each other in St. Paul — and police are reading the graffiti to get a handle on impending violence.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 16, 2008
United effort pledged on gang issue (Seattle, WA): While the mayor, the police chief and other officials have long sought to downplay gang activity in Seattle, some 20 law enforcement leaders stood shoulder to shoulder Tuesday, vowing to combat what they described as a "growing trend" of lethal youth violence -- much of it related to street gangs.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: December 16, 2008
Lubbock's war on drugs lands five people behind bars (Lubbock, TX): Lubbock's war on drugs lands a handful of people behind bars. Law enforcement described some of group as known gang members, including a Texas leader of the Almighty Latin King Nation street gang. Authorities seized firearms, ammunition and cocaine in the bust.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: December 16, 2008
McCollum wants NWF anti-gang task force (Okaloosa County, FL): Gang activity isn't rampant in Northwest Florida, and the state attorney general's office wants to keep it that way. Attorney General Bill McCollum flew through the Okaloosa County fog Tuesday morning to promote his statewide gang reduction strategy.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News Date: December 16, 2008
Four Livermore teens arrested in gang-related stabbing incident (Livermore, CA): Police arrested four Livermore teenagers Friday for allegedly beating and stabbing a 15-year-old boy in an October incident.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 16, 2008
Richmond anti-gang program applauded (Richmond, VA): Justice Department officials yesterday praised a faith-based, anti-crime program in Richmond as a national model to fight gang violence.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: December 16, 2008
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