Gang-Related News Articles
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Rapper 'Tiny Doo' and student Aaron Harvey sue San Diego police for gang conspiracy arrests (San Diego, CA): A new legal chapter has opened in the debate over a gang conspiracy law that was used to send dozens of alleged gang members in San Diego to jail.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 11, 2017
Gunshot victim gets green light — again — to sue Toronto police (Toronto, ON): Kofi Patrong can be forgiven for his distinct feeling of déjà vu. For six years, he has been fighting for the right to sue the Toronto police service for its alleged role in a 2004 gang-related shooting that left him with a serious leg injury.
Source: Toronto Star Date: January 11, 2017
Grants help police make difference in kids' lives (Lawrence, MA): A yearly state grant is helping local police departments partner with community organizations to keep teenagers and young adults away from drugs and gangs.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: January 11, 2017
NC authorities nab 61 in 3-day operation, 19 still at large (Greenville, NC): Law enforcement agencies arrested 61 people and served 400 warrants in Eastern North Carolina as part of Operation Janus, a three-day initiative focusing on offenders with outstanding warrants, gang and drug violations.
Source: WBTW News 13 Date: January 11, 2017
Tattooed ‘Kill Squad’ gangster executes rivals: Life in prison, no parole (Los Angeles County, CA): A heavily tattooed founding member of a Montebello-based gang “kill squad” was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the execution-style killings of two rival gang members.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: January 11, 2017
Partnerships may be antidote to gangs, violence (Boston, MA): The $5.7 million in grants awarded by the state Tuesday to combat gang violence is geared toward partnerships between police and community organizations rather than pure law enforcement, and it has worked, according to the chief of the biggest city police force in Massachusetts.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: January 11, 2017
Sheriff: 5 arrested in fatal Slidell shootout between gang 'wannabes' (Slidell, LA): Five people have been arrested in connection with the first murder in St. Tammany Parish in 2017, according to St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith.
Source: WWLTV.com Date: January 11, 2017
Santa Maria aims to curb youth violence (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria saw its first aggravated assault case of 2017 on Jan. 3, when two minors ages 15 and 16 were dropped off at the intersection of El Camino and Thornburg streets with stab wounds. The victims were transported to Marian Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
Source: Santa Maria Sun Date: January 11, 2017
Trial begins over alleged 'trail of blood and dead bodies' left by '39'ers' gang in New Orleans (New Orleans, LA): Ten accused members of New Orleans' "39'ers" gang sat quietly in a federal courtroom on Tuesday while a jury got its first sampling of the stunningly bloody exploits that prosecutors attribute to them.
Source: The New Orleans Advocate Date: January 10, 2017
Gang Database Criticized for Denying Due Process May Be Used for Deportations (Los Angeles, CA): Peter Arellano was standing on the street with his father last year when an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department handcuffed him, supposedly for vandalism a few blocks away. Before asking him for any information about the incident, the police officer asked him for his gang moniker, Mr. Arellano said. He told the officer he had none. But moments later, Mr. Arellano was served with a gang injunction, restricting where he could go in public and with whom.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 10, 2017
Springfield, Holyoke, Pittsfield among 15 Massachusetts communities getting anti-gang violence grants (Boston, MA): Gov. Charlie Baker's administration on Tuesday released $5.7 million in grants to combat gang violence in 15 communities, including Springfield, Holyoke and Pittsfield.
Source: The Republican Date: January 10, 2017
Greenville police, partnering agencies arrest 61 in ‘Operation Janus’ (Greenville, NC): Law enforcement agencies arrested 61 individuals and served 400 warrants, most in Greenville, as part of Operation Janus, a three-day initiative focusing on offenders with outstanding warrants, gang and drug violations.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: January 10, 2017
DA: 13 to serve time on gang charges (Cobb County, GA): District Attorney Vic Reynolds said he hopes Cobb County’s streets are a little safer after his office secured 13 guilty pleas from one sting operation. The 13 were members or associates of the street gang known as Good Product Team, and they admitted to crimes including racketeering and trafficking heroin.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal Date: January 10, 2017
One third of Memphis homicides gang-related (Mephis, TN): After the city of Memphis experienced the deadliest year on record, a stunning new look at the grip gangs have on violence in Memphis is providing insight on just how that record-breaking year happened. A 37-page Powerpoint lays out the details, complete with charts and graphs, to show crucial information in each homicide case.
Source: WBRC FOX6 News Date: January 10, 2017
Murder trial begins in death of father caught in possible gang crossfire (Providence, RI): Justice Andrade and Ty-Shon Perry both graduated from city high schools. Both held jobs. And both had friends and family members in gangs, lawyers said.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: January 10, 2017
Teen gangster sentenced as adult to life in prison (Winnipeg, MB): A Winnipeg teen convicted in the gang-on-gang murder of William Moar inside a Main Street eatery has been sentenced as an adult to life in prison with no chance of parole for seven years.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: January 10, 2017
Police to mount large-scale war on gangs (Louisville, KY): Louisville's police force is mounting its largest war on gangs, with a task force that will combine local and federal law enforcement and prosecutors.
Source: The Courier-Journal Date: January 9, 2017
Man stabbed in head by suspected gang members (San Diego, CA): A man was stabbed twice in a Mountain View alley this morning after being jumped by suspected gang members, police said.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego Date: January 9, 2017
Pasadena police seize guns, make numerous arrests in aftermath of deadly gang shootings (Pasadena, CA): Pasadena police seized nine guns including two assault rifles and arrested 10 people as a result of increased patrols due to two recent gang-related shootings in which two died and three were injured.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: January 9, 2017
Gang member receives 35-year sentence in fatal expressway shooting (Edinburg, TX): Rolando Rene Rodriguez covered his face Monday as deputies escorted him out of the 370th state District Court. A few moments earlier, state District Judge Noe Gonzalez sentenced the 22-year-old Rodriguez to 35 years in prison in connection with the shooting death of Javier Olmedo.
Source: The Monitor Date: January 9, 2017
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