Gang-Related News Articles
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Additional penalties for gang members in Georgia and South Carolina (Rockford, IL) : Rockford police want to make it clear they are not pointing fingers at the courts or lawyers. They do say however that rearresting gang members who are out on bond is more common than you might think and austin rice is just one example. 19-year-old Austin Rice who police say is a known Latin Counts street gang member with a history of violence.
Source: MyStateline.com Date: February 22, 2017
Columbus police seek ‘Bloods’ gang member on felony charges (Columbus, GA): The Columbus Police Department is seeking leads from the public on the location of Dontrel Marquis Harper, a member of the “Bloods” street gang.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: February 22, 2017
Gang member says killing innocent stranger was 'huge mistake,' will get 17 years (Multnomah County, OR) : A 19-year-old man who was part of a group of gang members that inadvertently shot to death an innocent stranger playing basketball at a Gresham park will be sentenced to 17 years in prison, a judge said Wednesday.
Source: The Oregonian Date: February 22, 2017
Two-year investigation into North Charleston drugs, guns and gangs yields 42 suspects (Charleston, SC): North Charleston Assistant Police Chief Reggie Burgess knocked three times on the lectern in front of him and held up three fingers, one for every mother who was shot on New Year's Day 2014.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: February 22, 2017
‘Sometimes people change’: Maryland shop covers up racist tattoos for free (Brooklyn Park, MD): Randy Stiles learned the hard way: Having a Confederate flag tattoo that reads “Southern Pride” with a noose hanging off it isn’t a path to success. “A lot of public ridicule came from it,” Stiles, 25, said this month as he waited to get the flag on his right forearm removed. “I’ve got to get it gone.”
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 22, 2017
Gwinnett cops arrest 22 in months-long gang investigation (Gwinnett County, GA): Gwinnett County police on Tuesday announced 22 arrests from a two-month-long gang investigation that also involved state and federal agencies. The investigation, called “Operation Water Hazard,” started after a man was shot in the chest at a duplex in Lawrenceville.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: February 21, 2017
Gang member accused of killing Whittier cop had cycled in and out of jail, records show (Los Angeles, CA): The gang member accused of killing a Whittier police officer Monday has cycled in and out of jail for repeatedly violating the terms of his release, records show.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 21, 2017
4 major US cities are seeing a surge in homicides : Four major US cities are experiencing a surge in homicide rates and have neared or exceeded the numbers from the 1990s, according to a study from The Wall Street Journal.
Source: Business Insider Date: February 21, 2017
Las Vegas police say teen recruited 2 others to help kill her mother (Las Vegas, NV): Brenda Garcia told her boyfriend in the fall of 2014 that to escape a gang she had to kill her mother, Las Vegas police records show. About a month later, the teenager, her boyfriend and her neighbor across the street strangled Julia Garcia, wrapped her body in trash bags, and abandoned it in a desert area between Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Las Vegas, Brenda Garcia’s arrest report said.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: February 21, 2017
Bill would increase penalties for gang-related crimes (Burlington, NC): The Gang and Violent Crimes Unit at the Burlington Police Department investigates gang members and the violent crimes they usually commit. Sgt. Drew Gerringer, with the unit, says there has been somewhat of an increase in those violent crimes over the past year.
Source: FOX 8 News Date: February 21, 2017
Police survey finds residents trust police, but worry about gangs, drugs (Muscatine, IA): Gang activity and drugs were two of the biggest safety concerns of Muscatine residents, according to a recent survey. About 300 people responded to the online survey, undertaken by the Muscatine Police Department, with the help of John Dabeet, an economics and statistics instructor at Muscatine Community College. It was designed to gauge residents’ perception of the police department and its officers.
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: February 21, 2017
Rival Memphis gang members make truce...and a movie (Memphis, TN): A jaw dropping amount of graffiti covered the walls of a Memphis high school as students arrived for classes one day in 2016. Word spread that members of a Hispanic gang, the Playboy Sorrentos, spray painted the school to send a clear message to one member of a rival gang.
Source: WMC 5 News Date: February 21, 2017
Gunman given prison for gang-related June shooting that hurt 10-year-old in Nampa (Nampa, ID): Ezri Garcia was one half of a shooting that broke out last June 29 near the annual God and Country Festival in Nampa. A stray bullet hit the shoulder of a 10-year-old girl, part of a crowd gathered to watch the festival’s fireworks show from the Walmart parking lot at 5875 East Franklin Road.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: February 21, 2017
Clark County sheriff creating a new, centralized gang crimes unit (Clark County, NV): Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo is creating a new, centralized gang crimes unit, Las Vegas police said Tuesday afternoon. The new gang unit will merge with the Police Department’s vice unit to tackle the “issues that appear to be behind most of the violent crime,” police said in a statement.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: February 21, 2017
Gang-related incident involved rifle in the park (Bessemer City, NC): Playing in a city park came to a halt when a man was beaten and nearly shot Monday night. Parents scooped up their children and ran for shelter as a violent fight broke out on the basketball courts of Bessemer City Park shortly after 7 p.m.
Source: Gaston Gazette Date: February 21, 2017
‘Sanctuary city’ law let gang member walk free from Rikers (Bronx, NY): An illegal immigrant gang member from El Salvador was allowed to walk free from Rikers Island under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Sanctuary City” law — in defiance of a federal petition to hold him for deportation, officials said Tuesday.
Source: New York Post Date: February 21, 2017
Illegal immigrant and ‘known gang member’ charged with murder two months after his release from jail (Denver, CO): An illegal immigrant allegedly killed a Colorado man less than two months after being released from prison on other charges, federal immigration officials said, according to KDVR-TV.
Source: The Blaze Date: February 21, 2017
Gang associate admits murder during home invasion robbery, feds say (Newark, NJ): An associate of a violent city street gang admitted in federal court Tuesday to his role in the killing of a 32-year-old man during a home-invasion robber, authorities said.
Source: NJ.com Date: February 21, 2017
Rockford gang member accused of shooting at car (Rockford, IL): A 19-year-old street gang member was arrested for allegedly shooting at a vehicle with a child inside this morning, according to a city news release.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: February 21, 2017
Validated Gang Members Charged In Holdup At Murphy Express On Lee Highway (Chattanooga, TN): Police said two validated gang members carried out an armed robbery at the Murphy Express on Lee Highway.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: February 21, 2017
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