Gang-Related News Articles
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Local leader on gang crime: ‘We should be angry about this’ (Washington, DC): A surge in murders, violent crime and gang recruitment in schools has one local leader demanding the community get angry about gangs and work together to find solutions.
Source: WTOP News Date: March 22, 2017
'Violence Driven by Blood and Heroin': High Point Police (High Point, NC): Nine shootings resulting in two deaths since the weekend have forced High Point Police to draft a plan to combat the sharp increase in violence. Officers believe the shootings stem from drug and gang activity.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: March 22, 2017
Gang member sentenced for his role in shootings (Buffalo, NY): Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Wednesday that 26-year-old Derrick Ramos, known as Little D, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for his role in two shootings in the city of Buffalo.
Source: WGRZ 2 News Date: March 22, 2017
Two teens wounded in suspected gang-related shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Two teens were wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting Tuesday night in Santa Ana, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 22, 2017
Four charged with murder for gang-related robbery, shooting at Provo home (Provo, UT): Three men and a woman have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man during an alleged gang-related robbery at a Provo home last week.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 22, 2017
Washoe County DA discusses difficulty in prosecuting juvenile gang members (Reno, NV): Charging a juvenile as an adult comes with roadblocks and challenges, especially if it's gang-related, said Washoe County District Attorney Christopher Hicks.
Source: KRNV News 4 Date: March 22, 2017
Neighbors demand action after gang shooting (Dallas, TX): It’s been three days since two teens were shot in a Dallas park. Neighbors are growing more frustrated that dozens of bullets fired haven’t brought more official attention – like from the mayor – to the area.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: March 22, 2017
Stabbing in Santa Cruz believed to be gang-related (Santa Cruz, CA): Santa Cruz police officers responded to a stabbing outside a bus parked near 1261 Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz today where a 25-year-old male victim was left in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries however was uncooperative with police investigations.
Source: KION 46 News Date: March 22, 2017
Violence spikes around King City High as gangs feud (King City, CA): King City High School was put on lock down at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday for the second day in a row. The school has been on high alert ever since a student was shot near the school's auditorium Tuesday morning, and three more teenagers were shot across the street at a motel Tuesday evening.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: March 22, 2017
5 men, including 3 gang members, charged in New Bedford shooting (New Bedford, MA): Five city men, including three members of the Monte Park street gang, are charged in connection with the March 2 shooting on Thompson Street, described by police as a joint effort to intimidate a witness in an upcoming murder trial, according to court documents.
Source: South Coast Today Date: March 22, 2017
Two gang members indicted for 2014 Temple murder, organized crime (Temple, TX): Two Temple gang members were indicted Wednesday on felony murder and organized criminal charges by a Bell County grand jury in connection with the Dec. 4, 2014, slaying of 30-year-old Damon Johnson.
Source: Temple Daily Telegram Date: March 22, 2017
Former MS-13 gang leader sentenced for role in Hempstead killing (Long Island, NY): The former leader of a clique of the MS-13 street gang was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday for his role in the 2012 murder of a Hempstead man who was selling drugs on what the gang considered to be its turf, officials said.
Source: Newsday Date: March 22, 2017
4 suspected gang members charged in murder attempt (Manteca, CA): Four suspects have been arrested by Manteca Police officers for their alleged involvement in the Valentine’s Day attempted murder of a couple at Southside Park that was stabbed multiple times. The couple was transported to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: March 21, 2017
Final defendant from New Haven’s deadly gang pleads guilty in federal court (New Haven, CT): After more than three years of investigations and court proceedings, the U.S. attorney’s office announced the federal conviction of the 21st and final defendant Tuesday in cases brought against members of the Red Side Guerilla Brims.
Source: New Haven Register Date: March 21, 2017
14 gang members indicted following drug trafficking investigation (Memphis, TN): On Tuesday afternoon, the acting United States Attorney Lawrence J. Laurenzi and Steve Gerido, ATF Special Agent in Charge will hold a news conference in regards to the Department of Justice’s investigation into an armed drug trafficking organization.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: March 21, 2017
Community activists calling for 'peace treaty' between rival gangs (Dallas, TX): Community activists are working on a “peace treaty” between two rival gangs to try to prevent another outbreak of violence after a Sunday shootout in a crowded South Dallas park injured two teens.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: March 21, 2017
Feds charge alleged Tre Tre Crips members in gun conspiracy (Minneapolis, MN): Four people allegedly tied to a north Minneapolis street gang embroiled in a turf war are being indicted with conspiracy built around their use of illegal firearms in a series of shootings last year, according to federal charges.
Source: Star Tribune Date: March 21, 2017
Chicago Funerals Face Threats Of Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): For many, a loved one’s funeral or wake is a somber time; but in some Chicago neighborhoods, the mourning happens under the threat of gang violence. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports that some community leaders are calling for state lawmakers to crack down on this.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: March 21, 2017
N Carolina criminal gang activity bill clears House panel (Raleigh, NC): North Carolina's nearly decade-old law designed to punish and deter gang crimes and violence would be rewritten with new crimes and new definitions of gang activity in legislation that cleared a House committee on Tuesday.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: March 21, 2017
Headland Middle Schoolers are choosing to be G.R.E.A.T. (Headland, AL): Studies show that 86% of U.S. cities with a population of 100,000 or more report gang activity. That is why students at Headland Middle School are putting their foot down to drug and gang violence. Gang Resistance Education and Training, better known as GREAT, is teaching Headland 6th and 8th graders a very important message.
Source: WTVY News 4 Date: March 21, 2017
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