Gang-Related News Articles
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Columbus gang member facing life sentence after conviction (Columbus, OH): The final member of a ruthless Columbus street gang charged in a federal racketeering case has been convicted on all counts and will be sentenced to serve life in prison.
Source: The Washington Times Date: December 9, 2016
Street Code: Don't Talk to Police (Little Rock, AR): With a recent spike in violence, and a homicide rate that's already surpassed 2015, gang activity has been rumored to be partly responsible... But is that true? and do they really exist? "I was a former gang member. We solve problems on the streets before the police do," Chris Alexander, Founder of 'Better Community Family Values' (BCFV), said.
Source: KARK 4 News Date: December 9, 2016
Educating Tulsa's Early Child Care Workers About Street Gangs (Tulsa, OK): The gangs working in Tulsa recruit early and increasingly are involved in child trafficking and that's leading to more training for people who work with children. County officials are working hard to stop gang influence.
Source: NewsOn6.com Date: December 9, 2016
Gang leader found guilty in 2009 Newport News slaying, other crimes (Newport News, VA): A federal jury on Monday convicted a 39-year-old Newport News man in a 2009 gang-related killing and several other violent crimes — and he's now expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Source: Daily Press Date: December 8, 2016
Teens charged with gang recruitment at Osbourn Park High School (Manassas, VA): Three Manassas teens have been charged with gang recruitment at Osbourn Park High School. The investigation began last week after the school resource officer was tipped about recruitment activity involving the criminal street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13.
Source: Prince William Times Date: December 8, 2016
Bronx man nabbed in gang bust now accused of 2014 slaying outside Manhattan housing project (Bronx, NY): A Bronx gang member arrested in a sweeping federal bust a year ago is now accused in a fatal shooting outside an East Harlem housing project, police said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: December 8, 2016
Alleged Chicago Gang Boss Denies Ordering Hit on Informant (Chicago, IL): The purported leader of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang took the stand Thursday at his racketeering trial — one of the biggest in recent city history — to insist he didn't order a deadly hit on a gang associate-turned-informant to stop him from providing evidence that could put the gang leadership behind bars for life.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: December 8, 2016
Police: Latest homicide led to shootings (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police said they have linked two weekend shootings, which left residents frightened and sent some diving to the floor to avoid stray bullets, to an early-morning homicide on the city's North Side last week. All three incidents are believed to be part of a bloody gang conflict that has wracked north Minneapolis for months.
Source: Star Tribune Date: December 8, 2016
5 people arrested for September south Sac homicide (Sacramento County, CA): The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department have arrested five people in connection to the September homicide of Phillip Porraz. All five face murder, conspiracy and gang enhancements charges for the murder of Porraz, 25.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: December 8, 2016
Suspect arrested in shooting that left four dead (Jackson County, KS): A 23-year-old alleged gang member is scheduled to go on trial Monday for murder, accused in a 2014 fatal shooting in Kansas City.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: December 8, 2016
SJ ex-gang member sentenced to 19 years for meth and guns (San Jose, CA): A former San Jose gang member was sentenced to 19 years in prison for his part in a crystal methamphetamine ring that distributed the addictive drug around Santa Clara County, federal prosecutors said.
Source: SF Gate Date: December 8, 2016
Police in Asbury Park call for cease-fire after 11 shootings in 6 weeks (Asbury Park, NJ): A recent rash of shootings in Asbury Park has local officials calling for a cease-fire. Just in the past six weeks, there have been 11 shootings in the city. Seven people have been hit, and one person was killed.
Source: News 12 New Jersey Date: December 8, 2016
Witness in gang murder admits he’s often lied to authorities (New Haven, CT): The man who says he saw Arthur Stanley commit the 2011 drive-by shooting that killed Keith Washington of Windsor admitted Wednesday during Stanley’s racketeering murder trial that he has an extensive history of lying to law enforcement authorities.
Source: Journal Inquirer Date: December 8, 2016
Police Tase suspected gang member wanted in multiple Honey Farms robberies (Worcester, MA): Worcester police used a Taser on a man they were trying to arrest Wednesday night, who they say is a known gang member and was wanted for multiple robberies of Honey Farms Market stores in the city.
Source: The Republican Date: December 8, 2016
Pathway to Resilience Launches in Cleveland (Cleveland, OH): Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland and Resilience Capital Partners today launched Pathway to Resilience, a groundbreaking skills and training program to provide at-risk teens and young adults with a pathway toward meaningful employment. Launched as a three-year pilot program, Pathway to Resilience will serve at-risk and gang-involved young people aged 17½ and older.
Source: Business Wire Date: December 7, 2016
6 arrested in months-long gang-related narcotics investigation (Bullhead City, AZ): A months-long gang-related narcotics investigation led to six arrests and the seizure of drugs, weapons, money and vehicles.
Source: Havasu News Date: December 7, 2016
Philly sees big increase in gang activity, feds say (Philadelphia, PA): Gang activity in Philadelphia and the surrounding region increased dramatically over a four-year period while the availability of many drugs remains high in the city, according to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. From 2009-2013, the Philadelphia Police Department identified 169 gangs operating within the city and the immediate suburbs, the agency said in a report released Tuesday.
Source: PhillyVoice Date: December 7, 2016
Gang member sentenced for illegal ammunition (Boise, ID): Mateo Salome Espinoza, 20, of Nampa, must serve four years and three months in federal prison for unlawful possession of ammunition after being sentenced Monday by Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill, according to the Idaho U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: December 7, 2016
Alleged leader of Hobos gang takes the stand (Chicago, IL): The man with the nickname “Bowlegs” slowly walked to the witness stand, faced a federal judge and raised his right hand.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 7, 2016
Rival gang members identified in Monterey stabbing (Monterey County, CA): A Salinas man and Castroville man have been identified as the men who stabbed each other at the Blue Fin Billiards and Cafe over the weekend, according to Monterey police.
Source: The Californian Date: December 7, 2016
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