Gang-Related News Articles
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Efforts to curb Norfolk's gang activity hit the screen (Norfolk, VA): "Facing Gangs," the city's gang-awareness video released Thursday, quickly gets to its point. A mother describes how three young men fatally shot her son in the head, in their front yard.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: April 24, 2009
Judge grants St. Paul anti-gang injunction (St. Paul, MN): A Ramsey County judge this afternoon banned 10 alleged gang members from attending this year's Cinco de Mayo festival if they're doing anything remotely gang-related.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: April 24, 2009
Drug sting nets three gang arrests (Santa Cruz, CA): Three suspected high-profile gang members were arrested in a sting operation Wednesday.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News Date: April 24, 2009
APD Gang Unit is heading into the classroom (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Department's new Gang Unit is heading into the classroom.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: April 24, 2009
Indictments returned against 10 gang members (Albany, GA): Ten suspected gang members are indicted on 45 counts of aggravated assault, gun charges, and gang activity.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: April 24, 2009
Gang graffiti plagues Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Police call it an “upswing,” but residents use the word "rampage." Dozens of homes and businesses across Santa Rosa this month have been covered with gang tags, damaging garage doors, sidewalks, cars and bridges in neighborhoods from Bennett Valley to Roseland.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: April 24, 2009
Bust four young thugs in holdup (Jersey City, NJ): Four 12-to 14-year-old Jersey City boys have been charged with using a fake gun in an attempted robbery of a 13-year-old who was walking home from school Tuesday evening.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: April 23, 2009
New anti-gang campaign launched in the South Bay (San Jose, CA): Their message about gangs was direct and a little edgy. Top law enforcement leaders and politicians in Silicon Valley on Thursday stood in front of a billboard with a cemetery as the background and a sign that read: "Gangs have a special place for your kids. We can help."
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 23, 2009
DA's office wants new unit focused on fighting gangs (York, PA): The York County District Attorney's Office is proposing a new eight-person unit dedicated solely to fighting gang activity in York County.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: April 23, 2009
Two dozen Mexican Mafia and other gangs and associates arrested on federal narcotic violations today (San Fernando, CA): According to Salvador Hernandez, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI in Los Angeles said two dozen individuals associated with the Mexican Mafia and other Hispanic street gangs were charged federally for their roles in a narcotics distribution ring operating in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: American Chronicle Date: April 23, 2009
St. Paul makes case to ban gang (St. Paul, MN): The city of St. Paul will go to court today and attempt to make its case to sue the Sureño 13 street gang and ban 10 of its members from associating with one another inside a designated area of the city's West Side during the Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Source: Star Tribune Date: April 23, 2009
FBI operation nabs gang members (Houston, TX): Operation Lunar Eclipse is in effect. Federal authorities are trying to put the lights out on a gang of dangerous thugs they say are responsible for trafficking drugs and firearms to help support their buddies in prison.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: April 23, 2009
Gang crackdown in Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA): District Attorney Ed Jagels announced 85% of gang leaders or "shot callers" have been arrested or are in sight to be caught by Bakersfield police.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: April 23, 2009
DA says 85 percent of 'shot callers' are off the streets (Bakersfield, CA): An anti-gang program announced last summer has been "very successful" with 85 percent of the 105 shot callers either in custody, dead, moved out of state or the subject of warrants and pending cases, District Attorney Ed Jagels said Thursday at a news conference.
Source: The Californian Date: April 23, 2009
Gangs, meth continue to plague Georgia youth (Douglas County, GA): With methamphetamine use and gang activity on the rise, UWG's CAPE and SGA sponsored "Meth and Gangs," a speech delivered by Jesse Hambrick Jr. with the Douglas County Sheriff's office. A group of 30 students sat down in the lower level of the Z-6 to listen to the presentation.
Source: The West Georgian Date: April 22, 2009
Teenager is shot at Childs Park Recreation Center (St. Petersburg, FL): A 16-year-old was shot Tuesday night during an argument at the Childs Park Recreation Center.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: April 22, 2009
Police seek gang member accused of having son tattooed (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are looking for a man they describe as a Bulldog gang member who they say held down his 7-year-old son while another gang member allegedly tattooed a gang insignia - a dog paw - on the boy's stomach.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 22, 2009
Suburban immigration sting nets 17 arrests (Aurora, IL): Five Aurorans were among 17 people arrested last week in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement suburban sting operation.
Source: The Courier-News Date: April 21, 2009
23 tied to gang are indicted over alleged drug ring (Essex County, NJ): The business ran 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ringing up nearly $2 million in annual sales. In the hallways and stairwells of an East Orange apartment complex, in the parking lot and on the sidewalk, members of the Crips street gang peddled cocaine, marijuana, heroin and Ecstasy, giving weary residents no respite from the trade in drugs and intimidation, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 21, 2009
Allentown to get federal grant to fight gangs (Allentown, PA): Allentown will receive $200,000 in federal funding to continue anti-gang initiatives, Sen. Bob Casey announced Monday.
Source: The Morning Call Date: April 21, 2009
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