Gang-Related News Articles
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Shootings follow killing of gang leader (Los Angeles, CA): The weekend killing of a Watts-area gang leader triggered a rash of retaliation shootings that has left at least two more young men dead and others wounded, police said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 30, 2008
Anti-gang task force zeros in on prevention (Tampa, FL): Educational and work programs could divert youngsters from joining gangs, as could a greater focus on neighborhood and community involvement, according to recommendations released today from an anti-gang summit.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: January 30, 2008
Police target Latin Kings after two arrests in slaying (Milwaukee, WI) : Milwaukee police Wednesday promised a crackdown on the Latin Kings after arresting two members of a violent street gang in connection with the slaying of a Miller Brewing Co. executive.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: January 30, 2008
23 Suspected Texas Gang Members Indicted (San Antonio, TX): Twenty-three suspected members of a Texas prison gang were accused of racketeering in connection with the slayings of 22 people, according to a federal indictment released Wednesday.
Source: The Associated Press Date: January 30, 2008
Willits man arrested on gang-related charges (Ukiah, CA): After violent confrontation in Ukiah, a Willits man with alleged ties to the Norteño street gang was arrested on Thursday following a search of his Willits Crest Drive home.
Source: The Willits News Date: January 30, 2008
Bills target Utah's gang problem (Salt Lake City, UT): A pair of bills aimed at tackling Utah's escalating gang problem today earned the approval of the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 29, 2008
Feds charge 14 alleged members of Bloods gang (Miami-Dade County, FL): Federal authorities announced charges Tuesday against 14 people described as leaders and senior members of a South Florida street gang with ties to the Bloods, a major national gang.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: January 29, 2008
Gangs blamed as attack injures two in Yakima (Yakima, WA): A flare of gang violence hit the 400 block of North Seventh Street on Monday night, leaving two males wounded.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 29, 2008
Officers sweep area in response to violence (Monrovia, CA): Police struck back hard Tuesday against deadly black and Latino gang warfare in Monrovia, arresting a murder suspect, raiding a home and searching for clues at the scene where two girls were gunned down by gang members Saturday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: January 29, 2008
Gang graffiti found on suburban homes (Posen, IL): Several homes in the south suburban village of Posen were tagged with gang-related graffiti this weekend, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 28, 2008
Local gang affiliates increase in membership (Newport News, VA): The influence of gangs is widespread in schools with some children getting involved as young as 10, according to a member of Hampton's gang unit who has urged parents to look out for the warning signs.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 28, 2008
Sheriff's department busts up gang meeting (Burlington, NC): Six people suspected to be gang members have been charged on drug charges.
Source: Times-News Date: January 28, 2008
Wider anti-gang laws sought (Newport News, VA): To those fighting the growth of gangs on the Peninsula, the figures are stark: There are almost 3,000 gang members in the area.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 27, 2008
Early stages: expert sees familiar pattern (Lexington, KY): When it comes to gangs, Lexington looks a lot like Kansas City did before the shooting started. That was the conclusion drawn by Ossco Bolton, a former Kansas City gang member who was flown in by the U.S. Attorney's office last fall to assess Lexington's growing gang problem.
Source: Lexington Herald-Leader Date: January 27, 2008
Police break up fracas at mall (Providence, RI): The Providence police and mall security broke up a large disturbance at Providence Place on Friday night that involved about 40 to 50 youths from rival street gangs.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: January 27, 2008
Sheriff's Department searching for 3 gang members involved in robbery (Porterville, CA): Three Fresno street gang members are being sought by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department in connection to an armed robbery and assault at the N&S Chevron in the 950 block of East Tea Pot Dome in Porterville Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 27, 2008
Federal cash helps county fight gangs (Rockland County, NY): The Rockland County government's anti-street-gang programs have gotten a boost of $352,500 in federal funding. The money goes to the Rockland Youth Bureau.
Source: The Journal News Date: January 27, 2008
Technology to help target gangs (Harford County, MD): Law enforcement agencies from six states and the District of Columbia will be able to share information on gang members, including nicknames, addresses, associates and even tattoos by linking crime databases as part of a $2.8 million federal program.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: January 26, 2008
South County gang restrictions made permanent (Orange Couny, CA): Two gang injunctions against rival South County gangsters were made permanent in court Friday morning, a move authorities say will help fight crime and critics fear will have negative consequences in the community where it is being enforced.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 26, 2008
Chain Gang: Gang leader nabbed in three shootings (Philadelphia, PA): A key figure in a brutal, long-running Grays Ferry gang war is now out of the game. Tyrik Upchurch - wanted for shooting two girls, ages 9 and 12, and a 27-year-old man in separate incidents last year - was arrested Thursday night by members of the police Major Crimes Unit.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News Date: January 26, 2008
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