Gang-Related News Articles
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DA: Bloods gang member convicted in cocaine bust (Knoxville, TN): A man authorities say is a member of the East Side Bloods was convicted Thursday of selling 22 grams of cocaine to an informant wearing a wire for the Knoxville Police Department.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: May 27, 2016
Alleged Two Six gang member to plead guilty to 2003 murder (Hammond, IN): An alleged member of the Two Six Nation street gang plans to plead guilty today to federal racketeering and murder charges. Adron Herschel Tancil, of East Chicago, faces up to 30 years in prison if Chief Judge Philip P. Simon accepts his plea deal, according to federal court documents filed Thursday.
Source: The Times Date: May 27, 2016
Wisconsin man seeks freedom in Gangster Disciples case (Atlanta, GA): Lawyers for a Wisconsin man targeted in a nationwide probe of Gangster Disciples street gang members say he should be freed while awaiting trial and allowed to return home, where he contributes to the arts and music scenes there.
Source: Herald & Review Date: May 26, 2016
The stark reality of gang activity: CKNW goes on a ride-along with B.C.’s anti-gang squad (Vancouver, BC): As part of our day long special Surrey: What’s at Stake, producers John O’Dowd and Tim Dickert were taken on a ride-along with The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, which is the province’s anti-gang agency.
Source: CKNW News Date: May 26, 2016
Saved by the bell (Visalia, CA): Jesus Gamboa has been keeping children off the streets and in the ring for the last 37 years. Gamboa’s boxing club, Northside Boxing, is a nonprofit organization that gives youth a proven deterrent from the streets and an alternative to gang influence.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 26, 2016
Hammond man charged in gang-related shooting (Hammond, IN): A 19-year-old man is charged in a December shooting that detectives say was part of an ongoing feud between two gangs, according to court records. Cameron T. Young, of Hammond, was charged this week with criminal recklessness, a Level 5 felony, and criminal gang activity, a Level 6 felony. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
Source: The Times Date: May 26, 2016
Nine arrested in Safe Streets sweep (Pueblo, CO): Police announced Thursday that nine individuals were arrested, stolen handguns were recovered and drugs were seized during an operation conducted on May 20 by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: May 26, 2016
Teachers suspect students wear rosary beads to show gang affiliation (Twin Falls, ID): Rosary beads are normally something used in prayer, but one school was worried the kids might be using them for something else. Robert Stuart Middle School administrators noticed that on some students' social media they were flashing gang signs, wearing gang colors and wearing rosary beads.
Source: KMEG 14 News Date: May 26, 2016
Omaha gang member sentenced in 2012 killing in Old Market (Omaha, NE): It was the first weekend of the 2012 College World Series and a since-closed downtown Omaha nightclub was featuring models in body paint matching the colors of CWS teams. The bar was packed. Members of two rival gangs were present.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: May 25, 2016
Hearing points to possible gang connections in Foster death (Des Moines, IA): A North High School basketball player gunned down in April may have opened fire with his alleged killer on three people just moments before he was fatally shot.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: May 25, 2016
Man shot after trying to leave Cleveland street gang (Cleveland, OH): A 20-year-old man was shot Tuesday night after he tried to disavow himself from a street gang, according to a police report. The man said a CMB gang member known as "Killa" shot him three times about 9:30 p.m. at the basketball courts at Woodland Hills Park near East 111th Street and Melba Avenue, the report says.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: May 25, 2016
Burbank police boost gang-enforcement efforts after concerns over jump in graffiti, violence (Burbank, CA): Four Burbank police officers will take on gang-enforcement duties in the coming months in response to community concerns about a recent uptick in gang graffiti, as well as a flurry of gang violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 25, 2016
Surrey will get more Mounties to fight city’s gang violence troubles (Surrey, BC): Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he’s willing to expedite more Mounties to Surrey, as B.C.’s second-largest city grapples with the “serious problem” of gang violence linked to dozens of shootings this year.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: May 25, 2016
Gang arrests made in Oklahoma Panhandle (Guymon, OK): Two members of the La Mirada Locos (LML) Gang were arrested in the Oklahoma Panhandle last month. The Hooker Police Deparment arrested one LML member for outstanding warrants out of Texas County on April 28. Another LML member was interviewed as part of HPD's investigation into ongoing gang activity in the Hooker and Guymon areas.
Source: KVII ABC 7 News Date: May 25, 2016
Experts speak to gang involvement in Shawnee double homicide (Louisville, KY): Wednesday morning police said the investigation into what may have influenced the murder of two teenage boys last weekend is far from over. They said outside influences like gang violence, are among their considerations.
Source: WHAS11 News Date: May 25, 2016
Sumter police detail drug, gang round-up (Sumter, SC): The Sumter Police Department says officers with several agencies were rounding up three dozen people on drug-trafficking related charges Wednesday morning. Working with the FBI, United States Attorney's Office and other area law enforcement agencies, 36 warrants and indictments were issued for the dozens of people charged in connection to a massive cocaine ring in the city.
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: May 25, 2016
Local police officers turn students away from gangs through G.R.E.A.T. program (St. Louis, MO): The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is actively trying to turn students away from joining gangs. The department teamed up with 23 St. Louis schools, both public and charter, through G.R.E.A.T. or gang resistance education and training.
Source: KTVI FOX 2 News Date: May 25, 2016
Central City basketball court gunman says gang members ordered shooting (New Orleans, LA): The convicted gunman serving 100 years for shooting two men in a July 2014 dispute over a Central City basketball court told a New Orleans jury Wednesday (May 25) he opened fire only after being ordered to do so by gang members he feared.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: May 25, 2016
Belleville leaders not alarmed about rash of new downtown graffiti (Belleville, IL): City leaders said they were a little annoyed but not worried about graffiti that appeared overnight in downtown Belleville. On Wednesday morning city workers removed spray-painted vandalism from both Belleville City Hall and the former Meredith Home on the Public Square.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: May 25, 2016
Tackling The Growth Of Gangs In Reno (Reno, NV): Gangs in Washoe County have multiplied, growing their ranks by 30 percent in a decade. Reno Public Radio's Rocio Hernandez explores what's being done to curb their influence.
Source: KUNR Date: May 25, 2016
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