Gang-Related News Articles
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Killing of boy, six, other bloodshed prompt gang crackdown in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Increased violence over the past few weeks, including Tuesday's shooting death of a 6-year-old boy, has prompted state and local law enforcement agencies to crack down on gang members in Salinas.
Source: The Californian Date: March 26, 2010
Gang members attempt assault on officer (Dayton, OH): Two known gang members are facing charges of felonious assault of an officer, police said.
Source: WHIO-TV Date: March 26, 2010
Three teenagers arrested in Fairfax gang slaying (Fairfax, VA): Three teenagers have been arrested this week in the beating death of 16-year-old Christian Perez in Fairfax County last week, and police said the homicide appeared to be gang-related.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 26, 2010
Protect yourself; read gang signs (Greenville, NC): Gang violence is all over eastern Carolina. It plagues big cities and small towns. The state’s seen gang membership rise by 3,000 in just a year.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: March 26, 2010
Minnesota state senator backs off on gang databases (St. Paul, MN): State Sen. Mee Moua on Friday dropped her bid to eliminate a state-run gang database and proposed restrictions to other ones used by police and sheriff's departments.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: March 26, 2010
Santa Cruz police, schools introduce new gang prevention effort (Santa Cruz, CA): Beginning in May, gang crime will be combated on a different front in Santa Cruz. A new gang-prevention program will focus on educating and mentoring a small group of at-risk middle school students.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: March 25, 2010
Parents key in gang resistance (Omaha, NE): Parents must be the first line of defense in keeping youths out of gangs, a national official with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: March 25, 2010
Committee needed to oversee area's anti-gang efforts (Prince George's County, MD): Prince George's County needs an interagency committee to oversee coordination of anti-gang initiatives and target prevention efforts in areas with high gang activity, according to a report from the county's Youth and Gang Violence Taskforce.
Source: The Gazette Date: March 25, 2010
Local company’s anti-gang efforts net award (Manatee County, FL): For more than two years, Honeycomb President Daniel Judge Jr. has sought to direct attention away from his company’s program that gave several young adults in Manatee County a chance at leaving a life of gangs and violence behind.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: March 25, 2010
Brunswick County kids arm to resist gangs (Leland, NC): Brunswick County Deputy Jason Fennell calls five sixth-graders to the front of the small auditorium at Leland Middle School, handing them each a script and assigning each a part to read in a gang-resistance skit.
Source: The Sun News Date: March 25, 2010
New method counts N.C. gang involvement at 13,700 (Raleigh, NC): North Carolina is getting a fuller picture of gang activity by relying more on hard data from police and prison officials.
Source: News & Record Date: March 25, 2010
Shooting at Lloyd Center latest violence in running gang fight (Portland, OR): The shooting this week at Lloyd Center is the latest violent outburst in a running rivalry between two gangs, Portland police say.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 25, 2010
Police, schools team up to take down local gangs (Rockford, IL): Time is up for street gangs in Rockford, local leaders said today. Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato was joined by police and school officials, including Superintendent LaVonne Sheffield, during a news conference highlighting recent arrests of 10 alleged local gang members.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: March 25, 2010
Three MS-13 members arrested in Alexandria rape, police say (Alexandria, VA): A 16-year-old girl was raped early Saturday in Alexandria by three members of the MS-13 street gang, Alexandria police alleged in court documents Tuesday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 24, 2010
Neighbors fearful as gang feud takes root (El Paso, TX): A street gang feud that has escalated into a shooting, an attempted arson and a rash of graffiti is spreading fear in a Northeast neighborhood.
Source: El Paso Times Date: March 24, 2010
Four admit to charges in Modesto assault case (Modesto, CA): Four followers of the band Insane Clown Posse admitted in court Monday to acting as members of a criminal street gang that police call Juggalos when they assaulted a man strolling with his daughters through Graceada Park a year ago.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: March 24, 2010
Two struck by car in Koreatown gang attack (Los Angeles, CA): One man was killed and another injured when they were run over by a car in an apparent gang-related attack in Koreatown, police said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 24, 2010
Salinas boy fatally shot while playing in yard (Salinas, CA): Salinas police say a 6-year-old boy is dead after a stray bullet struck him in the head while he was playing in his backyard.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: March 24, 2010
Chicago police seize $17.5 million worth of cocaine, largest find this year (Chicago, IL): Chicago police say they have seized cocaine with a street value of $17.5 million — the largest find by the department so far this year.
Source: WQAD 8 News Date: March 24, 2010
Four gangsters arrested for armed robbery of smoke shop (Victorville, CA): Authorities worked for almost two days and arrested four gang members after the armed robbery of a Victorville smoke shop, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Victorville station officials said.
Source: Daily Press Date: March 24, 2010
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