Gang-Related News Articles
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South Bend officials see decrease in gang-related shootings (South Bend, IN): Officials say shootings involving gang members have decreased this year, as the city continues a gun-violence strategy aimed at connecting at-risk men with jobs and education while punishing those who carry out shootings.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: October 28, 2016
APD: Juvenile gangs growing more violent (Albuquerque, NM): Gang activity is nothing new in Albuquerque. But police say gang members are getting younger and younger--and youth gangs are getting more and more violent.
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: October 28, 2016
As gangs turn to social media, so do the police (Omaha, NE): Social media has changed how local gangs recruit new members and even make threats. Threats that used to be made in person can also now be done with a click of a button on Facebook and Twitter. As a result, the Omaha Police Department gang unit checks social media pages. It’s just one of the many efforts to track, combat and prevent gang violence in the city.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: October 27, 2016
Members of "Kream Clicc Gang" arrested in drug and money laundering sting (Houston, TX): A Houston-based rapper was arrested on charges stemming from money laundering, delivering marijuana and organized crime. Officials say he was part of the "Kream Clicc Gang."
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: October 27, 2016
Prosecutors: Gang member admits to 2002 Long Island slaying (Mineola, NY): Authorities say a member of a violent street gang has admitted under a plea deal to fatally shooting a man in 2002 on Long Island.
Source: The Washington Times Date: October 27, 2016
Police: Known gang member had pot in underwear (Louisville, KY): Louisville Metro Police said they arrested a known member of a street gang Wednesday after they found marijuana in her underwear.
Source: The Courier-Journal Date: October 27, 2016
Prosecutors: Gang member admitted shooting rivals, killing man, wounding 16-year-old (Chicago, IL): A member of the Black Disciples street gang is accused of opening fire on rivals on the South Side this past summer, killing a 19-year-old man and wounding two other people, including a 16-year-old boy, according to prosecutors.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 27, 2016
Taking Back Your Streets: Going after gangs (Lousiville, KY): They are the ones getting most of the guns, drugs and bad guys off the street. "We're out there with them every day, seven days a week," Louisville Metro Police Department Ninth Mobile Division Commander Lieutenant Billy Hibbs said.
Source: WAVE 3 News Date: October 27, 2016
Federal powers have helped Safe Streets program in Pueblo (Pueblo, CO): The role of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal authorities in battling Pueblo crime was addressed by interim U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and District Attorney Jeff Chostner during a visit with The Pueblo Chieftain’s editorial board.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: October 27, 2016
Savannah City Council renews anti-violence initiative (Savannah, GA): The Savannah City Council voted Thursday to continue the The End Gun Violence: Step Forward initiative for another year. The $148,522.50 contract renews the agreement with professional consulting services from the National Network for Safe Communities.
Source: WJCL News Date: October 27, 2016
8 members of “Kream Clicc Gang” arrested in raid; found with drugs, jewelry, lots of cash (Fort Bend, TX): Several members of a Houston rap group were arrested and charged with a number of offenses, including drug trafficking and money laundering, in a multi-agency raid in Fort Bend County.
Source: KIAH 39 News Date: October 27, 2016
Man planned to shoot rival gang members at Cobb school, officials say (Cobb County, GA): Authorities say a 19-year-old who brought a gun to a Cobb County high school earlier this week intended to shoot rival gang members.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: October 27, 2016
Pottstown gang members convicted of attempted murder (Pottstown, PA): Two members of rival Pottstown gangs showed no reaction as they were convicted of numerous charges, including attempted murder, in connection with numerous acts of violence that prosecutors described as an all-out “war.”
Source: The Times Herald Date: October 27, 2016
Teen charged in deadly gang-related shooting (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old boy was ordered held without bail Thursday for a gang-related shooting that left one dead and two others wounded on the South Side over the summer.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 27, 2016
Ex-gang member’s message to young people: Don’t follow me (Pueblo, CO): Jumped into a notorious local gang at age 13, he delivered drugs on his bicycle while also serving as the set’s enforcer. A stint in a juvenile facility was but a minor precursor to a grating multiyear stretch in federal prisons on firearms charges.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: October 27, 2016
Police: Fatal Jonesboro home invasion 'gang-related' (Jonesboro, GA): Clayton County Police released many new details Tuesday about what they believe led to a home invasion that left two children dead. Daveon Coates, 15, and his sister, 11-year-old Tatiyana Coates, were gunned down early Saturday in an apparent home invasion.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: October 26, 2016
Three arrested after report of gang fight, shooting at Orem High School (Orem, UT): Three people were arrested by Orem police officers in relation to a gang shooting last week at Orem High School.
Source: Daily Herald Date: October 26, 2016
Gang Violence Suspected after Teenager’s Bloody Body Found in Vista (Vista, CA): An investigation was underway Wednesday into the possibly gang-related killing of a teenager whose body was found in a pool of blood in the middle of a roadway in Vista.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: October 26, 2016
Ex-gang leader to serve 66 years in prison after appeals court upholds sentence (Lake Worth, FL): The former leader of the once-powerful and violent Top 6 street gang in South Florida is not getting a shorter prison sentence, after all.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: October 26, 2016
Report: Inmate tried to force gang membership (Floyd County, GA): A Floyd County Jail inmate from Canton is facing new gang-related charges after a fight in a cellblock.
Source: Rome News-Tribune Date: October 26, 2016
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