Gang-Related News Articles
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Utah prosecutors want challenge to strict gang injunction tossed (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday to toss out a lawsuit by two men who say they were falsely labeled as gang members under a now-defunct injunction that forbade members of a gang from being seen together in public.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 24, 2017
Gang member once involved in Harbor Gateway truce charged with murder (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member who once led an effort for a cease-fire to quell racial violence in the Harbor Gateway following the notorious slaying of a black teenage girl has been charged with killing a man, authorities said.
Source: Daily Breeze Date: May 24, 2017
Grandview police consider shooting gang-related (Grandview, WA): A 45-year-old man was shot in the arm Tuesday evening in what police are calling a gang-related incident. The man was struck while in a vehicle that was fired on from another vehicle around 6 p.m. in the area of West Fifth Street and Puterbaugh Road, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 24, 2017
Advocacy groups ramp up efforts to end gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): The latest homicide in the valley has catapulted gang violence back in the spotlight. A 23-year-old man was gunned down Tuesday night near Eastern and Sahara in what police say might be a graffiti war.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: May 24, 2017
Multiple arrested in Baldwin County gang-related raid (Milledgeville, GA): After a nearly two year investigation, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office served twenty one people with arrest warrants Wednesday morning. Baldwin County Sherrif, Bill Massee says the arrests were connected to a string of gang related crimes.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News Date: May 24, 2017
Police: Spike in Seattle shootings driven by gang grudges (Seattle, WA): Seattle has seen an uptick in shootings through mid-May, driven in part by personal disputes between gang members that trigger a cycle of violence, a police official told the City Council’s public-safety committee Wednesday.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 24, 2017
Security guards fill the gap for MPD in crime-ridden Binghampton neighborhood (Memphis, TN): Security guards at local apartment complexes are paid to protect their given location. It sounds simple enough, but there is often more than meets the eye. Guards told FOX13 the problem isn’t who lives in the apartments. It’s who is lurking outside.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: May 24, 2017
Police ask Senate for funding, surveillance changes to fight MS-13 gang (Washington , DC): Local law enforcement officials asked senators on Wednesday for more federal funding, and even changes to federal surveillance laws to help them battle the MS-13 gang, which is responsible for a growing wave of violence and murder across the country.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: May 24, 2017
4 arrested, 2 wanted following 2-month investigation into Dover gang activity (Dover, DE): At the culmination of a two-month investigation into activities and affiliations of a local gang, Dover Police announced Wednesday four individuals had been charged, and two were still being sought.
Source: WDEL News Date: May 24, 2017
George County battles gang epidemic (George County, MS): Nestled in the 484 square miles of rural George County - largely unseen and hidden from the naked eye - is a gang problem fueled by drugs. "Who would of ever thought George County had a gang problem?" said Sheriff Keith Havard.
Source: WLOX News Date: May 24, 2017
One shot in Aurora shootout between undercover officers and gang suspects (Aurora, IL): Details are still coming out about the Wednesday morning shootout on Aurora's East Side between undercover police officers and a group of alleged gang associates and burglary suspects they were watching.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: May 24, 2017
61 indicted in alleged drug operations in Central Arkansas (Little Rock, AR): Sixty-one people are named in federal indictments unsealed Wednesday in an investigation into alleged drug trafficking by gangs in central Arkansas, according to a news release from Patrick Harris, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Source: Arkansas News Bureau Date: May 24, 2017
Gang member gets more than 9 years in Newark crack cocaine conspiracy (Newark, NJ): A reputed Grape Street Crips gang member was sentenced Wednesday to 112 months in prison and five years of supervised release for trafficking crack cocaine in Newark.
Source: NJ.com Date: May 24, 2017
Suspected Crips street gang hangout part of Saturday police search in Danville (Danville, VA): An anonymous caller told Danville police that a house on Girard Street had been used for “gang initiations” for the Crips street gang.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: May 24, 2017
A former gang member, ex-con who made a choice to change his life (Denver, CO): It’s graduation season for more than just high schoolers and college students. A former gang member and ex-con is graduating valedictorian Wednesday from a year-long program that works with those who want to better themselves.
Source: KUSA 9 News Date: May 24, 2017
Man who hid gun used in gang fight outside Orem High admits to weapons charge (Salt Lake City, UT): A convicted felon who hid a gun that was fired during a fight between rival gangs outside Orem High School last year admitted to a federal weapons charge.
Source: Deseret News Date: May 24, 2017
Feds say ‘godfather’ of Bloods ran the Charlotte gang from New York prison cell (Charlotte, NC): A sweeping, federal indictment issued in Charlotte last week identifies Pedro Gutierrez by the nicknames “Magoo,” “Inferno” and “Light.” The 15,000 members of the United Blood Nation had their own name for the 44-year-old New Yorker, federal prosecutors say. They call him “Godfather.”
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: May 23, 2017
Utah jury finds defendants guilty of obstruction, not murder, in gang-related shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): A jury acquitted two men of murder, but found them guilty of giving false information to police, in connection with the 2013 shooting death of a rival gang member in West Valley City.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 23, 2017
Shooting at Pueblo motel reportedly gang-, drug-related (Pueblo, CO): A 42-year-old man is recovering Tuesday after being wounded in a "gang-related" shooting during a suspected drug deal gone bad, Pueblo police said.
Source: The Gazette Date: May 23, 2017
1 killed, 1 wounded in South LA gang-related shooting (South Los Angeles, CA): One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting believed to be gang-related in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: May 23, 2017
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