Gang-Related News Articles
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Midlands Gang Task Force Receives Contribution to Tackle Graffiti (Richland County, SC): Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook, and University of South Carolina Police Chief Chris Wuchenich have teamed up with Keep the Midlands Beautiful and Palmetto Pride to rid communities of graffiti.
Source: WOLO ABC Columbia Date: April 24, 2017
With gang crime up in the west San Fernando Valley, LA leader seeks more funding (Los Angeles, CA): While the West San Fernando Valley is not known for high rates of gang activity, a recent rise in gang crime in the area has prompted a Los Angeles city councilman to call for more funding to prevent the problem from getting worse.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: April 24, 2017
York County crime 'took violence to a new level'; now their killers face a reckoning (York County, SC) : A former government prosecutor says the gang murders of Doug and Debbie London at their Lake Wylie home showed an unprecedented level of “contempt” in Charlotte for the rule of law. This week, the law strikes back. On Tuesday, the two Charlotte gang members who planned and carried out the Oct. 23, 2014 killings will be sentenced to life in federal prison without parole.
Source: The Herald Date: April 24, 2017
hild hurt by gunfire in Hanford gang shooting (Hanford, CA): Investigators with the Hanford Police Department are working with the Kings County Gang Task Force to get to the bottom of a shooting that happened last Friday night sending three people to the hospital including a four-year-old girl who was grazed by a bullet.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: April 24, 2017
Mayor’s youth violence task force meets for first time (Santa Maria, CA): Born out of a spate of violence that included a rise in murders and violent attacks in the city, the Santa Maria Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety met for the first time Monday morning.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: April 24, 2017
Gang member, teen charged in Federal Way drive-by murder (King County, WA): King County prosecutors recently charged two of three suspects in the drive-by murder that occurred at an intersection in broad daylight on April 11.
Source: Federal Way Mirror Date: April 24, 2017
Bellone says ‘comprehensive’ plan needed to target MS-13 (Suffolk County, NY): Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone called Monday for the federal government to more closely vet immigrant teens who come into the country as unaccompanied minors and notify local agencies of their arrival — measures he said are part of a “comprehensive approach” to help counter the spread and reach of a violent street gang linked to recent brutal killings in Brentwood and Central Islip.
Source: Newsday Date: April 24, 2017
Ohio Supreme Court will hear Instagram intimidation case connected to Cleveland gang dispute (Cleveland, OH): The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a lower court's ruling ordering a new trial for a man convicted of robbing and shooting his longtime friend, after his lawyer was kicked off the case when an edited video of the shooting victim's police interrogation showed up on Instagram.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: April 24, 2017
Immigrants Arrested in New Brunswick Were In Gangs, ICE Says (New Brunswick, NJ): Officials with the Newark field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that yes, there were illegal immigration raids in New Brunswick last Thursday. Six people were picked up by ICE police and all six were in the country illegally, ICE spokesman Luis Martinez told Patch on Monday. However, all six were also involved in international gang activity, he said.
Source: New Brunswick Patch Date: April 24, 2017
Chicago stepping up its game in war on graffiti (Chicago, IL): Chicago is stepping up its game in the never-ending battle against graffiti. The city is adding three graffiti removal crews and eight new chemical removal trucks to its existing fleet of 14 to keep response times to three to five days with no backlog.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 24, 2017
Guilty verdict in killing of 16-year-old Richmond high school football player (Martinez, CA): Jurors on Monday reached a guilty verdict in the 2012 slaying of a 16-year-old high school football player. Matthew John Capanis was convicted of murdering Ulises Grijalva, a popular football player at Richmond’s Kennedy High School. He was also found guilty of gang activity and gun possession.
Source: East Bay Times Date: April 24, 2017
Former Gang Members Turn To God For Salvation (Fayetteville, AR): A family rooted in gang culture shared their story of transformation Sunday (April 23) morning to the congregation of the First Baptist Church. Gilbert Gonzalez and his brothers were members of The Kobras in the Springdale area.
Source: KFSM 5NEWS Date: April 23, 2017
Gangs, drugs among large problem areas for local law enforcement (McDonough, GA): McDonough law enforcement personnel say gang and drug incidents continue to be a problem in McDonough and Henry County. In a presentation to the McDonough City Council on Monday, Sgt. Jeremy Hobbs of McDonough’s PACE Unit said many of the city’s major crimes have been linked to gang activity.
Source: Henry Herald Date: April 22, 2017
Gang violence erupts in Hanford neighborhood (Hanford, CA): Hanford's Gang Task Force is on high alert after a shooting in a Hanford neighborhood Frriday night leaves two men in critical condition. The shooting happened near Scott and Redington.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com Date: April 22, 2017
Hanford Police: 4-year-old girl hurt in gang shooting that wounded 2 others (Hanford, CA): A 4-year-old girl was hurt during a shooting in Hanford on Friday night that also left two others, believed to be gang members, injured, according to the Hanford Police Department.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: April 22, 2017
Former Vice Lord gang member turns to higher power (Morristown, TN): After years of prison stays and selling drugs, a former Vice Lord gang member changed his ways and is now helping others to stay out of the gang life. As Rob Mcgee of Morristown walks through the doors at Captive Free Ministries, he's greeted by everyone young and old. He's always been known in the community, but his reputation has now changed.
Source: WVLT 8 News Date: April 22, 2017
Newport News gang member sentenced to 30 years in prison (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for his involvement in the Black P-Stones gang.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: April 21, 2017
Violence in Nebraska prisons can be traced to gangs, Scott Frakes says (Lincoln, NE): The state corrections director said Thursday that gang problems within the Nebraska prison system are significantly worse than he anticipated when he took the director’s job.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: April 21, 2017
Gangster Disciple sentenced, another indicted (Jackson, TN): One member of the violent “Gangster Disciples” street gang was sentenced as a felon in possession of a firearm, while another has been indicted on four counts of violent crime in aid of racketeering activity, as well as associated weapons charges. Lawrence J. Laurenzi, acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentencing and indictment Thursday in a press release.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: April 21, 2017
Gang member arrested for Athens Gardens drive-by shooting (Athens, GA): A purported member of a local street gang was arrested Thursday night in connection with a drive-by shooting earlier this month at an eastside apartment complex in which one person was wounded, according to Athens-Clarke County police.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: April 21, 2017
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