Gang-Related News Articles
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Cheektowaga police believe gang fight led to gunfire at bowling alley (Buffalo, NY): Cheektowaga police say they now believe gang tensions, apparently between youths from the Fruit Belt and Central Park areas of Buffalo, triggered the fight and spray of gunfire that sent at least five people to the hospital late Sunday night.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: March 25, 2008
S.F. gives ex-gang members way to get off list (San Francisco, CA): Alleged San Francisco gang members who've been served with injunctions by the city attorney's office have a formal way to prove they were unfairly named to the court-ordered enforcement list, under an agreement announced Monday between City Attorney Dennis Herrera and two civil rights groups.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 25, 2008
Yolo prosecutor back in court to curb Broderick Boys (Sacramento, CA): A hearing opened Monday in the latest effort by Yolo County prosecutors to secure an anti-gang injunction against the Broderick Boys of West Sacramento.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: March 25, 2008
Grant could help Austin police with gangs (Austin, TX): Austin and Austin Independent School District police are celebrating a new $180,000 federal grant that will let them talk to one another more easily.
Source: KVUE News Date: March 24, 2008
Panel seeks to stem youth violence (Arlington, TX): A new police advisory panel is working to increase communication among agencies that work with Arlington youths to try to stem youth violence.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: March 24, 2008
Two arrested in shooting (West Valinda, CA): Two men were arrested on Easter Sunday in connection with shooting that left a 17-year-old male clinging to life and wounded his girlfriend, authorities said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: March 24, 2008
Michigan lawmakers consider making gang membership a felony (Saginaw, MI): Some Saginaw leaders say they favor state bills that would make gang-related activity a felony offense, but lawmakers want a closer look at the legislation.
Source: The Saginaw News Date: March 24, 2008
No legal standard for gang criteria (Monmouth County, NJ): Michael Brodie said he is an aspiring rap musician looking to get his life on track. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said he is a gang member who supplements his income by dealing drugs.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: March 24, 2008
Officials: Database on gangs overdue (Arkansas): When trying to solve a gang-related crime, Rogers and Springdale police can tap into information on hundreds of suspected local gang members or their associates.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: March 23, 2008
County expects anti-gang funding (Tehama County, CA): Tehama County has seen a rise in gang activity in recent years, and the county is maintaining its efforts to crack down on gang-related crime.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: March 23, 2008
Hispanic violence can only grow (Memphis, TN): His analysis is ominous. "Mark my words," says one local law enforcement investigator. "We're behind schedule. The Hispanic gangs are spreading.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: March 23, 2008
Three wounded as rival gangs begin shooting in Fort Pierce crowd (Fort Pierce, FL): Gunfire rang out in a crowd of more than 100 gathered early Friday outside a takeout restaurant, wounding three bystanders in what police say was crossfire between rival gangs.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: March 22, 2008
Man killed in South LA gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 23-year-old man was killed during a gang-related shooting attack in South Los Angeles, a police spokesperson on Saturday.
Source: CBS Los Angeles Date: March 22, 2008
Palm Bay drug sweep nabs 21 (Palm Bay, FL): Palm Bay police arrested 21 people as part of a three-week operation to flush drugs, illegal firearms and gang activity out of the city.
Source: Florida Today Date: March 22, 2008
Street gang members served an injunction (Visalia, CA): Visalia police served members of several street gangs with a court injunction Friday that bars them from congregating and imposes other limitations within a "safe zone" on the city's north side.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 21, 2008
Gangs' role is ignored, minister says (Lexington, NE): Days after a Lexington man was stabbed to death in a fight, Frances Peterson, a youth minister at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington, said she is worried the town's gang problem may be ignored.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: March 21, 2008
Saginaw police tell citizen's group the push against gang activity is working (Saginaw, MI): Saginaw police say they're putting the heat on the city's gangs -- and the effort is working.
Source: The Saginaw News Date: March 21, 2008
Seven-agency task force targets gangs (Brevard County, FL): The latest Brevard County law enforcement initiative -- this one aimed at stopping gang violence -- was dreamed up over a barbecue lunch.
Source: Florida Today Date: March 21, 2008
Tallahassee uses Web site to educate about area gang violence (Tallahassee, FL): An interactive Web site launched Wednesday aims to educate parents, teachers, community members and young people in Tallahassee about the city's growing gang problem.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: March 20, 2008
In war against gangs, it's one kid at a time (Alexandria, VA): For more than 10 years, the Alexandria police worked to combat gang violence by fostering ties, gathering intelligence, tracking activity and aggressively cleaning gang-related graffiti within 48 hours.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 20, 2008
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