Gang-Related News Articles
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Plan for Chattanooga neighborhood 'safety zone' draws criticism (Chattanooga, TN): Thirty-one gang members may soon be prohibited from partaking in a number of activities with other known gang members within a roughly two-mile "safety zone" in Chattanooga. But the American Civil Liberties Union says the idea is reminiscent of a controversial strategy called "broken windows policing."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 27, 2016
24 Reputed Gang Members Charged In Drug Conspiracy (Baltimore, MD): A federal grand jury last week indicted 24 alleged gang members in a racketeering conspiracy in northwest Baltimore and Baltimore County, prosecutors say.
Source: WBAL NewsRadio 1090 Date: September 27, 2016
Ottawa's police chief says Carlington restaurant is a hotbed of criminal gang activity (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau says that while he wants to see the Suya Spot on Shillington Avenue closed for good, he doesn't have the power to do it. "We don't have the authority to shut a place down. We can lay charges but we don't have the legal authority," Bordeleau said Monday after a violent weekend in which two men were fatally shot — one of them behind the restaurant.
Source: CBC News Date: September 27, 2016
24 alleged 'Murdaland Mafia Piru' gang members indicted in Baltimore (Baltimore, MD): Two dozen alleged gang members have been indicted on federal racketeering and other charges after an investigation determined they oversaw a violent drug operation in Baltimore City and County that was associated with murder, extortion, witness intimidation, money laundering and other crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: September 27, 2016
Violent crime and murders both went up in 2015, FBI says (Washington, DC): Homicides in the United States went up by more than 10 percent in 2015 over the year before, while violent crime increased by nearly 4 percent in the same period, according to new statistics released by the FBI.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 26, 2016
More than 20 gangs at work in York city (York, PA): More than 20 criminal gangs do business in York, according to Wes Kahley, York City Police chief, and that small army is carrying illegal guns and is connected to many of the city's shootings.
Source: York Daily Record Date: September 26, 2016
Pinkston files petition against validated gang members in East Lake (Chattanooga, TN): About 45 validated gang members may soon be prohibited from specific activities in a public safety zone that authorities have mapped out in East Lake. At a press conference this morning, Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston announced his plan to enforce a civil injunction on two prominent gangs — the Gangster Disciples and Grape Street Crips — alongside several law enforcement partners.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 26, 2016
B.C. government to help gangsters break free from criminal life (Surrey, BC): The B.C. government announced Monday that it is working on an “exit strategy” to help gangsters break free of criminal ties and pursue new careers.
Source: The Province Date: September 26, 2016
Year-over-year violent gang crime doubles, report says (Bakersfield, CA): A crime report provided to the city manager's office by the Bakersfield Police Department indicates gang-related shootings and deaths are on a rapid rise.
Source: Bakersfield Now Date: September 26, 2016
Gang Retaliation Fuels Bloody Weekend in Baltimore (Baltimore, MD): Gang retaliation is responsible for another bloody weekend in Baltimore where at least 19 people were shot. Eight people were injured in one shooting Saturday, including a 3-year old girl. Police say it was revenge for another shooting involving gang members.
Source: CBS Baltimore Date: September 26, 2016
Founding gang member in Montebello convicted of murder (Montebello, CA): A man described by authorities as a founding member of a Montebello-based gang’s “killer squad” has been convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in the execution-style killings of rival gang members.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: September 26, 2016
Gang Member Charged in 2007 East Harlem 'Bloods' vs. 'Crips' Double Murder: DA (East Harlem, NY): A man is facing charges for a 2007 double murder in East Harlem that involved a deadly dice game between rival gangs the "Bloods" and "Crips."
Source: Harlem Patch Date: September 26, 2016
17 gang members indicted for dealing crack near schools (New York, NY): More than a dozen dealers affiliated with a notorious drug trafficking gang were indicted for peddling crack cocaine near schools and playgrounds, authorities said Monday in a statement.
Source: New York Post Date: September 26, 2016
18-year-old Salem man facing murder charge in shooting after gang-related confrontation (Salem, OR): An 18-year-old Salem man is facing a murder charge and two counts of attempted murder in shooting that happened after a gang-related confrontation Sunday, deputies said.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 26, 2016
More women killed in Chattanooga during 2016 than any year since 2011 (Chattanooga, TN): More women have been killed in Chattanooga this year than any other year since at least 2011, records show. And while domestic violence has historically been responsible for the majority of the women killed in the city, this year, nearly half of the women slain have been part of gang violence, police said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 25, 2016
York to gang members: Let us help you, or else (York, PA): York officials want to meet with gun-carrying corner boys and high-level coke slingers to broker a deal that would change their relationship from adversaries to partners.
Source: York Daily Record Date: September 24, 2016
Q&A: Gang association 'comes with a price': Youthlink (Calgary, AB): Two people are dead after Calgary’s latest gang-related shooting, leaving a five-year-old child to witness the crime. Postmedia spoke with Tara Robinson of the Youthlink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre to learn about the ways gangs are targeting youth and how kids can avoid falling victim to gangs.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: September 24, 2016
Gang member: ‘Her spirit is screaming for revenge’ (George County, MS): Murderer Josh Vallum was so haunted by the teen he killed that he tried to kill himself, a note found by George County jailers suggests. Just days after the Latin Kings gang member was arrested in the killing of transgender teen Mercedes Williamson, jail workers found him in his cell with a braided bedsheet wrapped around his neck.
Source: Sun Herald Date: September 23, 2016
Bronx gang member busted in Oneonta (Oneonta, NY): A gang member wanted in a 2012 Bronx murder case was arrested in Oneonta on Thursday by federal authorities, city police said.
Source: The Daily Star Date: September 23, 2016
Fraternal Order of Police hosts regional gang training course (Jonesboro, AR): The Jonesboro Fraternal Order of Police hosted a regional gang recognition and prevention course Friday for area law enforcement agencies. Little Rock Police Department Patrolman Ronnie Morgan showed officers what to be on the lookout for, especially here in Arkansas. The day before the course took place, Morgan rode around with officers of the Jonesboro Police Department to try and spot what, if any, gang activity there is in the area.
Source: KAIT 8 News Date: September 23, 2016
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