Gang-Related News Articles
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Merced felon jailed after admitting he’s a gang member and has a gun (Merced, CA): An admitted gang member was jailed Thursday afternoon after Merced police confiscated a shotgun and ammunition during a search warrant.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: April 28, 2017
Member of MS-13 gang pleads guilty in stabbing (Chelsea, MA): A 21-year-old member of MS-13’s Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha clique in Chelsea has pleaded guilty to trying to stab a rival gang member to death, officials say.
Source: Boston Herald Date: April 27, 2017
Hundreds attend forum on gang violence (Bellport, NY): After news broke that two Bellport High School students were among the four victims found dead after a brutal MS-13 attack, the community was put on edge. Shock and fear led to dozens of questions, which were heard and answered at a panel Q&A last week at Bellport Middle School.
Source: The Long Island Advance Date: April 27, 2017
Arrest made in the 2014 shooting death of McKenzie Elliott (Baltimore, MD): Seven Baltimore men have been arrested and indicted on federal drug conspiracy charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. The alleged gang members are charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances with the intent to distribute. Prosecutors said one defendant is charged with shooting a gun during a turf battle that missed the intended target and killed 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott.
Source: WBAL 11 News Date: April 27, 2017
52 people, some gang members, charged in Central NY drug trafficking bust, AG says (Syracuse, NY): More than 50 people have been charged with offenses ranging from conspiracy to murder to selling drugs in Central and Northern New York. Through two separate indictments, the 52 people are facing charges for about 370 crimes, including operating as a major trafficker, various counts of criminal drug sale and possession, and conspiracy charges, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: April 27, 2017
Nampa man accused of firing handgun during alleged gang fight (Nampa, ID): A Nampa man faces felony assault and gang charges after police say he fired a handgun during an alleged gang fight early Sunday morning, which resulted in one man being hospitalized for a stab wound.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: April 27, 2017
Arrests in Athens sweep mark new strategy to combat gangs (Athens, GA): This week’s multi-agency sweep that netted nearly a dozen street gang members was a direct response to an increase in drive-by shootings and other gang-related violence over the past several months, Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Scott Freeman said Thursday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: April 27, 2017
Violent Gang Member Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison (Victoria, TX): A violent gang member tied to a robbery at a Victoria game room has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Source: KAVU Newscenter 25 Date: April 27, 2017
Gang member arrested in King City shooting Wednesday night (King City, CA): A King City gang member has been arrested after a shooting in the 200 block of Oxford Way Wednesday evening, police said.
Source: KION 46 News Date: April 27, 2017
Peninsula Gang-Related Stabbing Sends Teen To Hospital, 3 To Jail: Police (San Mateo, CA): Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing Friday night in San Mateo, police said this week.
Source: San Carlos Patch Date: April 27, 2017
Teen accused of firing shots at scene of Caldwell gang-related stabbing (Caldwell, ID): A second man has been arrested in a gang-related fight at a Caldwell birthday party at which police said the teen fired shots toward the other teen after the second one stabbed a friend of the first.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: April 27, 2017
San Diego Nonprofit Prepares To Fight For People Listed In Gang Database (San Diego, CA): Right now, you could be listed in the state's gang database and not even know it. But a new state law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 requiring law enforcement to inform everyone who is added to the database after that date.
Source: KPBS News Date: April 27, 2017
Illinois House votes to limit busts for gang contact (Chicago, IL): The Illinois House passed a bill Thursday that would mean police could no longer arrest parolees just for having contact with a gang member. By a 67-to-48 bipartisan vote, the House moved to change the law so parolees would need to be involved in gang-related activity to face arrest. The measure now goes to the Senate.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 27, 2017
Rock Hill man gets 24 years for sexual assaualt of 12-year-old girl, shooting at bondsman (Rock Hill, SC): A Rock Hill ex-con and alleged gang member who shot a bondsman trying to arrest him after skipping court on charges of sexually assaulting an underage girl was sentenced Thursday to 24 years in prison.
Source: The Herald Date: April 27, 2017
37 charged in San Diego gang-led gun and meth trafficking rings (San Diego, CA): A year-long investigation into gun and methamphetamine trafficking has led to federal charges against 37 documented gang members and associates who operated throughout San Diego’s Mid-City neighborhoods, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: April 27, 2017
Neighbors want gang home declared public nuisance (Memphis, TN): Memphis police are investigating a video posted to Facebook that features children and numerous guns. Neighbors said it's only a sample of what is happening on their street. In Castalia Heights, neighbors were reluctant to talk on camera, and many of them said they were scared of retaliation from local gangs.
Source: WMC 5 News Date: April 27, 2017
Fresno gang member guilty of killing unarmed man outside convenience store (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member was found guilty Wednesday of fatally shooting an unarmed man outside a convenience store in August 2012.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: April 26, 2017
Sheriff searching for wanted member of the Rolling 60's Crips Gang (Lubbokc, TX): The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office needs your assistance in locating 35-year-old Teon Laqume Briley. Briley is wanted for Federal Conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine and cocaine base and unlawful use of a communications facility.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: April 26, 2017
Police chief: Loose-knit gangs behind increase in shootings (Des Moines, IA): Des Moines Police Chief Dana Wingert said a group of loose-knit street gangs is behind a spike in shootings this year, but gangs cannot be fully blamed for the increase in homicides.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: April 26, 2017
Governor Cuomo Launches Anti-Gang Initiative to Crack Down on MS-13 Violence on Long Island (Albany, NY): Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched a new anti-gang initiative on Long Island in order crack down on the violence being perpetrated by the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly referred to as MS-13.
Source: governor.ny.gov Date: April 26, 2017
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