Gang-Related News Articles
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Gang violence resurfaces, remains low in area (Wausau, WI): The stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Wausau Oct. 9 was a rare public display of gang tensions that police say the city has seldom seen since the gang-related gunfights in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Source: Wausau Daily Herald Date: October 21, 2010
Drug link to heightened gang violence: Weighill (Saskatoon, SK): Saskatoon's street gangs aren't growing, but city police remain concerned about what appears to be a stepping-up of the level of violence employed by their members, Chief Clive Weighill said Tuesday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 20, 2010
No easy answers to gang violence (Abbotsford, BC): On the first weekday back after a Saturday afternoon shooting at Burnaby's busiest mall, Burnaby's top cop said he's very worried about the escalating levels of gang violence in the region.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: October 20, 2010
Utah Supreme Court to consider Ogden gang case (Ogden, UT): The state’s highest court has agreed to consider suspending an injunction against an Ogden street gang.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 19, 2010
Pittsburgh's at-risk teens warned off gangs, crime (Pittsburgh, PA): Rudolph Strothers stretched his arms out Monday and told dozens of at-risk teens that if they continue down a path of crime, they'll end up in prison cells where they can touch opposite walls, much like he did.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: October 19, 2010
To fight gangs, cops adopt anti-mob tactics (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake County’s largest police agencies are leaving a well-established gang task force in favor of a new approach in the state’s fight against gangs.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 19, 2010
Utah criminal defense lawyers join ACLU in fighting Ogden gang injunction (Salt Lake City, UT): The Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has joined forces with the American Civil Liberties Union to stop an injunction it believes "will put a lot of people in jail who don't need to be there."
Source: Deseret News Date: October 18, 2010
Edmonton cops bust new gang: City police say they've stymied the formation of a new criminal organization. Police have charged five people after investigators discovered two cons locked up at the Edmonton Max were in cahoots to start up a new gang with two Edmonton locals and a person from Ontario.
Source: Edmonton Sun Date: October 18, 2010
Gang instability in Abbotsford opens lucrative market (Abbotsford, BC): Arrests of high-ranking members in the UN Gang and the Red Scorpions has left a power vacuum in Abbotsford that other organized crime organizations are exploiting, police are saying.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: October 18, 2010
Oakland gang injunction's impact disputed (Oakland, CA): Only two of the 16 men covered by court-imposed restrictions targeting alleged gang members in North Oakland have committed crimes or violated parole in the four months since the injunction took effect, city officials said Thursday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 15, 2010
Judge renews injunction against Oceanside gang (Oceanside, CA): A Superior Court judge Friday renewed a preliminary injunction against nearly 50 street gang members operating in Oceanside, the latest move to stamp out crime by members rising through the ranks of the entrenched gang.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 15, 2010
Monterey County Gang Task Force Conference focuses on gang trends (Seaside, CA): For two days this week, police officers across the state attended a conference for training on gangs — getting a crash course on information including the increasing influence of the Northern Riders.
Source: The Californian Date: October 14, 2010
Most in gang sweep freed (Visalia, CA): More than a month after a gang-and-drug sweep yielded nearly 50 arrests throughout California, fewer than half of the suspects remain in custody.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: October 14, 2010
Our Youth: Gang presence in Smithtown (Smithtown, NY): Community leaders say Smithtown has remained relatively untouched by gang presence, unlike its neighbors who struggle to combat violence by gangs like MS-13, the Bloods, the Crips and the Latin Kings.
Source: Smithtown Patch Date: October 14, 2010
Gang crime drop big in ‘Summer Night Lights’ areas (Los Angeles, CA): Gang-related crimes plunged 40 percent on average — and more than 80 percent in some areas — around parks and recreation centers that were part of this year’s Summer Night Lights program, it was announced Tuesday.
Source: EGP News Date: October 14, 2010
Inside Look: Salinas Police gang awareness guides (Salinas, CA): In Salinas, three homicides in two weeks - all victims under the age of 18 and all gang-related. Salinas Police say parents need to get involved in their children's lives, that's nothing new.
Source: KCBA FOX 35 News Date: October 14, 2010
Federal bust shows prevalence of area drug trade (Chicago, IL): The presence of gang-related drug trafficking within the WEDGE jurisdictional boundaries was bluntly underscored in late September by a federal and county drug sweep on Chicago's west and northwest sides, Cicero, Berwyn, Forest Park and Melrose Park.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: October 14, 2010
Gangs in turmoil, police say (Vancouver, BC): The new officer in charge of the Vancouver-area Gang Task Force says many of the established gangs in the area are in turmoil.
Source: The Province Date: October 14, 2010
Northern Riders convicted of gang crimes in Monterey County; first in California (Monterey County, CA): The Monterey County District Attorney's Office has set a precedent across the state after five men admitted last month to committing a crime to benefit the Northern Riders.
Source: The Californian Date: October 13, 2010
36 years for Va. gang leader (Portsmouth, VA): Federal prosecutors say a 28-year-old Portsmouth man is set to spend 36 years in prison for his role in the Bounty Hunter Bloods gang.
Source: The Washington Post Date: October 13, 2010
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