Gang-Related News Articles
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As Shootings Rise in New York, Police Focus on a Small Number of Young Men (Brooklyn, NY): Trouble began early in the life of Alexander Williams, the son of a city correction officer from Brownsville, Brooklyn. His first arrest came at age 11. When he was 14, a close cousin was stabbed to death with a barbecue fork outside the Williams family home.
Source: The New York Times Date: July 21, 2015
Drug-related feuds among criminal groups behind recent shootings (Calgary, AB): Drug-related feuds involving groups of up to 100 young men are behind dozens of recent shootings, many in northeast Calgary. So far this year, Calgary has seen 63 shooting events, which have claimed seven lives. Police said 25 of the shootings took place in District 5 in the northeast quadrant of the city.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: July 21, 2015
Triple murder trial begins in 2007 Lake Worth gang ‘massacre’ (West Palm Beach, FL): According to prosecutors, Jarvis Jackson and the two men he recruited stormed into a backyard in Lake Worth eight years ago, guns in hand, with only one objective for the group of men playing dominoes and poker there.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: July 21, 2015
Defendant's sister charged with threatening witness in Hammond gang case (Hammond, IN): A second woman was charged Tuesday with threatening a witness in a Hammond street gang case, U.S. District Court records show. Jasmine McMichael, 22, of East Chicago, is accused of telling a witness in a murder and racketeering case against her brother, Anton L. James, that she knew where the witness lived and what the witness looks like.
Source: The Times Date: July 21, 2015
Monterey County crackdown on south county gang crime, 10 arrested (Monterey County, CA): The South Monterey County Violence Suppression Collaboration, formed by Sheriff Steve Bernal last month, said it's making progress in its effort to crack down on gang crime.
Source: KION 46 News Date: July 21, 2015
Alleged gang member charged in death of Bronx man shot with baby in his arms (New York, NY): A gang rival accused of fatally shooting a Bronx dad as he clutched his baby girl in his arms has been arrested, authorities said Tuesday. James Capers, 22, was arrested Wednesday and charged with opening fire on Allen McQueen in Parkchester.
Source: New York Daily News Date: July 21, 2015
Heartless Felons gang founder sentenced to prison for intimidating a police officer (Cleveland, OH): A man described by authorities as a founding member of the Heartless Felons gang was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for participating in a gang and intimidating a police officer.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: July 21, 2015
Rapper accused of murdering rival in front of his kids (Chicago, IL): When Vallan Francis saw a rival gang member riding a bicycle down his West Ridge block Friday afternoon, he and his fiancee rushed to grab their little children who were playing on the front lawn.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 21, 2015
Feds file motion to dismiss murder charge in 1999 gang case (East Chicago, IN): Federal attorneys want to drop their complaint against a New York man accusing him of murdering a rival gang member in 1999 in East Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 21, 2015
Police say gang activity linked to fatal Memorial Day shooting (Omaha, NE): Michael Goynes, 21, was back in court Tuesday. He’s accused of fatally shooting Lamond Secret Jr., 26, at a gas station near 72nd and Ames on Memorial Day.
Source: KETV 7 News Date: July 21, 2015
Man Gets 128 Years to Life in 2010 Halloween Murder of Boy in Spider-Man Costume (Los Angeles, CA): A man convicted of murder in the 2010 Halloween shooting of a 5-year-old boy who was wearing a Spider-Man costume in South Los Angeles was sentenced to prison Tuesday.
Source: KTLA News Date: July 21, 2015
2 Charged In Drive-By St. Paul Gang Shooting (Minneapolis, MN): Police say a St. Paul gang was behind a Saturday evening drive-by shooting. Two men, who police say are members of the eastside-based Ham Crazy gang, are charged with committing the shooting for the benefit of a gang.
Source: CBS Minnesota Date: July 21, 2015
Watts home allegedly used to store gang’s drugs, guns is near 2 elementary schools (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said Tuesday he is taking legal action against the owner of a single-family home in Watts that’s allegedly used by a street gang to store guns and sell drugs.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: July 21, 2015
Collaboration targets south Monterey County violence (Monterey County, CA): The South County Violence Suppression Collaboration brings various law enforcement agencies together to share criminal intelligence and combat south county violence.
Source: The Californian Date: July 21, 2015
Homicides are down, but assaults are up (Springfield, MO): The latest crime numbers from the Springfield Police Department are out, and they show that homicides are down. So are rapes and robberies. But, not all violent crime has decreased.
Source: KSPR 33 News Date: July 21, 2015
New Orleans police chief details plan to curb violent crime (New Orleans, LA): More overtime for police and more collaborative efforts with federal law enforcement agencies are among the steps New Orleans police chief Michael Harrison said are being taken to crack down on violent crime in the city.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 21, 2015
Crime Series: Shootings Spur Community Response In Pittsfield (Pittsfield, MA) : Our weeklong series on violence in the region continues now. In part two of Crime in our Communities, WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis reports on Pittsfield, where a few incidents in recent years have raised the awareness of violence in Berkshire County’s largest city.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio Date: July 21, 2015
Police arrest man wanted in gang-related killing of Marine veteran during bar fight (Antioch, CA): An Antioch man wanted on a $1 million murder warrant was arrested early Tuesday, Antioch police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: July 21, 2015
Gang Member, Convicted in 2 of 3 Murders, Faces Life in Prison (Chula Vista, CA): A gang member was convicted today in the fatal shooting of a man in Chula Vista in 2002 and the murder of another man in 2005, but jurors deadlocked 11-1 for guilt on a third gang-related killing.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: July 21, 2015
Grand jury charges brothers in gang shootings (New Brunswick, NJ): A Middlesex County grand jury indicted eight people Tuesday on charges ranging from attempted murder to gang criminality stemming from shootings in New Brunswick in March.
Source: NJ.com Date: July 21, 2015
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