Gang-Related News Articles
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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
Two gang members get life in prison for 2013 homicides (Monterey County, CA): Two Monterey County gang members have been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in two gang-related murders amid a violent rampage by Sureño gang members in 2013.
Source: The Californian Date: April 20, 2017
Utah police discuss rise of criminal activity among children at annual gang conference (Sandy, UT): Law enforcement personnel met in Sandy for their 27th annual gang conference this week, and while many things regarding gangs and gang enforcement have changed, cops said several things stay the same.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News Date: April 20, 2017
Hartford gang member sentenced for selling drugs, firearms (Hartford, CT): A gang member in Hartford’s south end was sentenced in Bridgeport for selling heroin, crack cocaine and firearms, according to Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Source: WTNH News 8 Date: April 20, 2017
State troopers will aid anti-gang efforts in Suffolk, top cop says (Suffolk County, NY): Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said Thursday state troopers will begin increased patrols of parks and other state-owned land in the Brentwood and Central Islip area to help the county combat the MS-13 gang.
Source: Newsday Date: April 20, 2017
19 Suspected Gang Members Indicted In The Bronx On Racketeering, Extortion Charges (Bronx, NY): Nearly 20 suspected gang members have been indicted on federal charges in the Bronx in connection with shootings, beatings and distribution of drugs, including heroin.
Source: CBS New York Date: April 20, 2017
Prison gang symbol linked to Spurs logo are affecting fan tattoo choices, according to local artists (San Antonio, TX): Spurs fans looking to show their team pride with a tattoo are changing their ink plans because of the logo's association with a local gang, local artists say. Laura Rosario, manager at Ring of Fire downtown, said when customers ask for a Spurs-related tattoo, artists give them a heads up.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: April 20, 2017
Jacksonville gang member sentenced to prison for sex trafficking a child (Jacksonville, FL): A 22-year-old Jacksonville man and known gang member was sentenced to 12 years and six months in federal prison for sex trafficking a child, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: April 20, 2017
Pomona gang member gets 147 years for shooting (Pomona, CA): A 40-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 147 years to life in state prison for shooting at several people outside a Pomona liquor store, officials said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: April 20, 2017
Suffolk County Police promise community action after gang murders (Central Islip, NY): A community in Central Islip sieged by gang violence is looking for real answers from police. They're tired of feeling scared. They're tired of the drugs and violence destroying their neighborhood and are desperate for help.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News Date: April 19, 2017
New city partnership with YPAL tackles gang prevention, intervention amid crime spike (Yakima, WA): With several violent crimes in the last few weeks, city officials are focusing on gang prevention and intervention by bringing new opportunities to local youth after dissolving the city's Gang-Free Initiative (GFI) program that started in 2013. This year the city is working exclusively with the Yakima Police Activities League (YPAL) instead of several service providers.
Source: KIMA News Date: April 19, 2017
Sunnyside man guilty of laundromat stabbing, now faces 10 years (Yakima, WA): A Sunnyside man faces up to 10 years in prison for stabbing a man attempting to leave a laundromat with his two young daughters. Police say Jose Pedro Linares, 27, asked the man if he was a gang member and then stabbed him in the back when he denied any gang connection. Police said the victim had no gang ties, while Linares was a documented member of a Lower Valley gang.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 19, 2017
Charges withdrawn against 3 of 7 alleged gang members in Chesdin Landing 'mansion party' killings (Chesterfield County, VA): Chesterfield County prosecutors withdrew all charges Wednesday against three of seven young alleged gang members linked to an illegal “mansion party” Sept. 4 that ended in the shooting deaths of two young partygoers.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: April 19, 2017
Lawsuits filed against spots across LA in effort to curb gang violence, officials say (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and the LAPD announced Wednesday that five lawsuits were filed against properties between the San Fernnado Valley and South L.A. as part of a gang crackdown.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: April 19, 2017
Two West Side gang members sentenced as heroin distributors (Buffalo, NY): Two members of a West Side Buffalo street gang were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms following their convictions on distributing heroin.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: April 19, 2017
Guilty plea in Yakima man's 'gang-related' jailhouse murder gets nearly 87 year sentence (Yakima, WA): A Yakima man deserved no mercy for brutally stabbing to death a fellow inmate at the Yakima County jail, the victim’s family said Wednesday as the defendant was given an effective life sentence for the murder.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 19, 2017
In response to violence, SAPD wants to hire 15 officers to address gang activity (San Antonio, TX): In response to a prolonged increase in violent crime, the San Antonio Police Department is asking the city to allocate $2 million to hire an additional 15 officers and buy seven patrol cars for the Street Crime Unit, which deals primarily with gang activity.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: April 18, 2017
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