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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Denver anti-gang activist appears in court for Park Hill shooting (Denver, CO): Anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts, who is charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a reputed gang member in September, waived his preliminary hearing on Thursday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: December 5, 2013
Street gang member sentenced to nine years in prison (Syracuse, NY): A member of a Syracuse street gang was sentenced today to nine years in prison for his role in the gang's use of violence to control the drug trade in its territory.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 5, 2013
Syracuse gangster: Anger drove me to the life of violence (Syracuse, NY): Ever wonder how a kid turns into a thug on the streets of Syracuse? Kenneth Jackson gave the formula to a federal judge this week. Among the crimes on Jackson's resume of violence: firing nearly two dozen shots into a home where four kids were sleeping.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 5, 2013
Faith leaders explore ways to stem youth violence (Columbia, SC): A group of Midlands religious leaders gathered Thursday to talk about an issue that won’t go away: the rise of youth violence in the community.
Source: The State Date: December 5, 2013
Gang member shot near downtown Fresno's Fulton Mall ice rink (Fresno, CA): Gunfire broke out Thursday a couple hundred feet from the Fulton Mall ice rink when two rival gang members exchanged words, then one of them pulled out a gun and began shooting.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: December 5, 2013
Judge increases bail for gang member who started fight that ended in Portland 15-year-old's death (Portland, OR): A Multnomah County judge Thursday increased bail for a 23-year-old documented gang member identified by prosecutors as the aggressor in a fight at a Southeast Portland MAX platform that ended with his 15-year-old friend shot to death.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 5, 2013
Second defendant pleads out in SM gang homicide (Santa Maria, CA): A second defendant in the gang-related torture and murder of a Santa Maria man in March changed his not guilty plea Wednesday morning.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: December 5, 2013
Two V-Not Gang members sentenced in federal court (Syracuse, NY): Two V-Not Gang members were sentenced in federal court Thursday. Prosecutors said the suspects admitted to engaging in a pattern of racketeering which included acts of murder, drug trafficking and robbery.
Source: YNN News Date: December 5, 2013
Northbird attends gang resistance training (La Crosse, WI): Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School Resource Officer Shannon Northbird of the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, attended the National Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT) instructors' training Nov. 4-13 in La Crosse, Wis.
Source: The Pilot-Independent Date: December 5, 2013
Gun, heroin trafficking busts in Rhode Island cripple MS-13 gang, authorities say (Providence, RI): A long-running investigation of heroin and weapons trafficking in Rhode Island drew to a close Thursday, with authorities saying it resulted in the arrest of 36 alleged members of the notorious El Salvador-linked MS-13 gang and the seizure of more than 50 pounds of the drug, 15 guns and nearly $500,000 in cash.
Source: NBC News Date: December 5, 2013
Former LAPD officer and an ex-gang member explain gang mentality, solutions to curb violence (Fort Wayne, IN): Leaders in Fort Wayne are blaming this year's rise in homicides on gangs, guns, and drugs. Lots of you have asked how police and the community can help put an end to the violence. NewsChannel 15 spoke with a former Los Angeles Police Department gang unit officer about possible solutions for our city.
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: December 5, 2013
Program aims to reach kids, reduce gang violence in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Police, school and nonprofit leaders will kick off a two-year program in January to try to keep more children and teens out of gangs.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 5, 2013
Yakima's biggest gang neighborhood makes YPD's list (Yakima, WA): Knowing where gang members live is valuable information and Yakima police are keeping track in hopes of improving safety. They've now got a list that highlights the biggest gang neighborhood in the city.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 5, 2013
Casady: Nonviolent gang crime drops (Lincoln, NE): Gang crime plummeted in Lincoln over the past few years, even though gang-on-gang violence escalated in the past six months, Public Safety Director Tom Casady said. Officers tied nearly 3,000 crimes — graffiti, attacks, robberies, rapes, drug deals — to gangs in the seven years since police started flagging certain crimes as gang-related, Lincoln Police Department data shows.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: December 5, 2013
Murder trial opens in gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): A disagreement and disrespect -- that's what prosecutors say led Christopher Spence to pull out a shotgun at a birthday and graduation party last year after midnight on July 8, 2012, pumping the trigger again and again, destroying rival gang member Kirt Williams.
Source: WDEL News Date: December 4, 2013
Expert weighs in on gang mentality, culture (Fort Wayne, IN): Officials have been attributing the rise in violent crime to gangs, guns, and drugs. There's about a dozen known gangs. Many members teenagers. So why do they turn to gangs in the first place?
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: December 4, 2013
Watsonville gets anti-gang grant (Watsonville, CA): Efforts to keep young people in Watsonville from getting into trouble after school got a boost recently with a $380,000 grant from the state. The competitive grant from the California Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention program (CalGRIP) will help the Watsonville Police Department, Pajaro Valley Unified School District and Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance to continue to offer services such as gang prevention, intervention and suppression activities focused on at-risk youth.
Source: Date: December 4, 2013
Coatesville gang leader sentenced for robbery and drugs (Chester County, PA): Before William "Pumpkin" Shockley was sentenced Wednesday, a prosecutor showed the judge a T-shirt he said the Coatesville gang leader made to intimidate his community.
Source: The Inquirer Date: December 4, 2013
Report: Cops see gangs as growing threat (San Diego, CA): Gangs committed about a quarter of all violent crimes in San Diego County last year and are considered a greater threat to communities than they were five years ago, according to a report released Tuesday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 4, 2013
Alleged Ogden gang members plan suit over injunction (Ogden, UT): After being pursued by police and prosecutors for years, those targeted by a now-defunct gang injunction in Ogden are fighting back and plan to sue Weber County and Ogden City Police for potentially millions of dollars.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 4, 2013
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