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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.
Gang leader sentenced to 40 years for murder (Freehold, NJ): A leader of the Sex, Money, Murder set of the Bloods criminal street gang was sentenced to 40 years in a New Jersey state prison Thursday on charges of Murder, Attempted Murder, and Racketeering in connection with more than a month-long spree of violence in 2006 that included a Long Branch homicide, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Source: Atlantic Highlands Herald Date: February 28, 2014
Alleged Bloods street gang kingpin, brother, dozen others indicted by grand jury (Cape May County, NJ): An alleged drug kingpin, a member of the Bloods street gang, faces life in prison, and his brother and associate face up to 30 years in prison, if convicted of charges for which they were indicted by a Cape May County grand jury Feb. 25.
Source: Cape May County Herald Date: February 28, 2014
Prison sentence for gang member convicted in Steelhead Beach attack (Forestville, CA): A convicted gang member was sentenced to nine years in state prison Friday for an April 2012 attack at Steelhead Beach on the Russian River west of Windsor, District Attorney Jill Ravitch said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: February 28, 2014
Crime dropping in Albany neighborhood? (Albany, GA): FOX 31 followed up with Albany police Friday about an area where a drug raid was conducted and they say crime has decreased from years ago. "As far as the gang-related issues over there, there has been a decrease in it dating back from a year ago," said Sgt. E. Duron Thompson.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: February 28, 2014
Jury finds Los Banos gang member guilty of second degree murder (Merced, CA): After deliberating nearly three days, a Merced County jury on Friday convicted a Los Banos gang member of murder in connection with the death of an 18-year-old man last year.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 28, 2014
McCarthy admits slow learning curve – at first – on changing gang structure (Chicago, IL): Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was cautious Friday in his reaction to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's assessment that the Police Department was slow to react to changes in gang structures as street gangs became more fractured and violent crime spiked.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: February 28, 2014
Aloha gang shooting that paralyzed victim leads to attempted murder convictions (Washington County, WA): Washington County jurors have found two teens guilty of attempted murder in an Aloha gang shooting that left the victim paralyzed.
Source: The Oregonian Date: February 28, 2014
Police, Parents, Pre-K: Up Against NY Gang Violence (Uniondale, NY): Violent youth gangs attract New York's young people, and efforts to combat that involve parents, schools, community groups and law enforcement. They all put their heads together this week at Hofstra University.
Source: Public News Service Date: February 28, 2014
Nashville man pleads guilty to distributing cocaine to gang members (Nashville, TN): A Nashville man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court here on Friday to distributing large amounts of cocaine to local members of Chicago- and Los Angeles-based gangs.
Source: The Tennessean Date: February 28, 2014
Convictions of two gang members upheld for killing witness in another member's murder trial (Los Angeles, CA): A state appeals court panel on Wednesday upheld the convictions of two men for killing a woman who had testified in the murder of trial of one of their fellow gang members.
Source: DiamondBar-WalnutPatch Date: February 27, 2014
Milwaukee gang leader is sentenced in killing of rap artist (Milwaukee, WI): A street gang general who oversaw the torture and murder of a Milwaukee rap artist on New Year's Day 2013 — but who later helped authorities solve the crime — was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in prison for his role.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: February 27, 2014
Realtors oppose gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Board of Directors voted to oppose the City of Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction because of "the stigma" the injunction would place on large portions of the city designated as "safety zones."
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: February 27, 2014
Man re-indicted in April slaying, gang activity alleged (Savannah, GA): A Savannah man on Wednesday was re-indicted on murder and related charges involving street gang participation in the April shooting death of a man found dead in a car near Hodge Elementary School.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: February 27, 2014
Emanuel: Cops 'slow' to respond to gang split behind homicide spike (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department was "slow to react" to the splintering of street gangs that drove a spike in the city's homicide rate, Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 27, 2014
Marrero teenager convicted of shooting 2-year-old boy in the face (New Orleans, LA): A Marrero teenager who opened fire on a presumed rival from another street gang -- but instead shot his target's 2-year-old son in the face -- has been convicted. Carl Baham, 19, was found guilty of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of illegal use of a gun in the July 25 shooting, outside a Harvey apartment complex at Apache and Tensas drives.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: February 27, 2014
Gang information event targeted at residents of 32609 ZIP code (Gainesville, FL): Parents in the 32609 ZIP code in northeast Gainesville are being encouraged to attend the inaugural Kids Parent Appreciation Day, an event that organizers say will shower parents with food, gifts and love, while also educating them about gang activity in their neighborhoods.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: February 27, 2014
Lake City works to eliminate its gang problem (Florence, SC): Lake City has recently has seen an influx in gang-related crimes. Law Enforcement Officers said they are working on a plan to drive gang activity from the community.
Source: WMBF News Date: February 27, 2014
Three gang members arrested in south Napa (Napa, CA): Three known gang members were arrested Tuesday afternoon as they were loitering around a parked VW Jetta at Freeway Drive and Imola Avenue, according to Napa Police.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: February 27, 2014
Community, police partnership credited with reducing violent crime cases (Conway, SC): Newly released records from the Conway Police Department show the number of violent crimes reported in the city is decreasing. That is good news for people who live along Highway 378 near Highway 501 that has been hit with a string of violence and gang activity in recent years.
Source: WMBF News Date: February 27, 2014
Gang member arrested on suspicion of shooting teen who lost eye (Watsonville, CA): A 20-year-old documented gang member was arrested Wednesday in the Feb. 14 shooting of a 13-year-old Watsonville boy who lost an eye after being critically injured, a police detective said Thursday.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: February 27, 2014
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