Gang-Related News Articles
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No Sentencing Yet for NY Gang Suspects (New York, NY): Friends and family of 35 alleged gang members from the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects in west Harlem filled the courthouse today to watch the legal conclusion of what the Manhattan District Attorney called in June the largest gang raid in the city’s history.
Source: The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Date: December 17, 2014
27 charged, guns seized in Ottawa gangs, drugs investigations (Ottawa, ON): Residents heightened their call for police to do more to curb violence in their west-side neighbourhoods on the heels of a police announcement Monday publicizing results of a six-month gang and drug operation, one day ahead of an emergency meeting about gang shootings.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: December 16, 2014
Assault kills 220 region youths in 12 years, eclipsing state, national trends (East Chicago, IN): It's a region social disease that has claimed at least 220 youth lives within 12 years, a Times review of federal mortality data shows. But this illness spreads through Northwest Indiana communities via bullets and beatings rather than contagions and genetic mutations.
Source: The Times Date: December 16, 2014
Alleged Sandro Lisi extortion victim pleads guilty to gang-related charges (Toronto, ON): One of the two alleged gang members Rob Ford friend Sandro Lisi is accused of extorting has pleaded guilty to three of several criminal charges he was facing. Liban Siyad pleaded guilty in Superior Court on Dec. 12 to participating in a criminal organization (the Dixon City Bloods) for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, trafficking cocaine, and conspiracy to traffic guns.
Source: Toronto Star Date: December 16, 2014
Hudson County leader of street gang MS-13 admits plotting to kill rival (Hudson County, NJ): The leader of Hudson County’s set of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang admitted yesterday in federal court that he planned to kill a rival gang member, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Source: NJ.com Date: December 16, 2014
Trial, testimony underway for accused Nuestra Familia leader (Salinas, CA): A Norteño gang member who once ran Nuestra Familia's street regime in Santa Clara County testified Monday against the man alleged to be the highest-ranking gang member outside of the Nuestra Familia's headquarters in Pelican Bay State Prison.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 16, 2014
Life terms sought against men who shot into Oceanside rival gang territory, killing 2 (Vista, CA): Three men accused of shooting into an Oceanside park in rival gang territory, killing two teenagers and wounding two others, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole -- and not the death penalty -- if convicted, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News Date: December 16, 2014
Solving youth gang crime a community responsibility, not just a police matter, inspector says (Ottawa, ON): “It’s the youth we need to win.” With those words Ottawa police Insp. Sterling Hartley summed up the deeper issue confronting the city in dealing with a recent wave of gang-related crime in west end neighbourhoods.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: December 16, 2014
Cuse Cares shares progress and struggles with violence prevention (Syracuse, NY): Millions of dollars has been spent in recent years, trying to reduce violence on the streets of Syracuse through outreach efforts. Monday night, representatives from the anti-gang initiative Syracuse TRUCE, SOY (Save our Youth), SNUG (guns spelled backward), Trauma Response Team (TRT), and Operation GIVE (Gun Involved Violence Elimination) offered a progress report to common councilors on the public safety committee.
Source: WSYR 9 News Date: December 16, 2014
New Initiative to Prevent Children from Gang Life Could be Coming to Schools (Peoria, IL): Learning about gang life and how to stay away from it could be a taught at your kids' school, just learning about math or reading. It's part of a new Peoria initiative, known as "Gang Free Life".
Source: WYZZ News Date: December 16, 2014
Pastor: We've got to turn gang violence around (Jacksonville, FL): Reconnect and rid the community of gang violence was the mission and message at a community meeting between residents in Grand Park and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.
Source: WJXT News4Jax Date: December 16, 2014
Sentencing of NY Gang Members Unlikely to Be Last Chapter in Harlem (New York, NY): Residents of the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects in west Harlem have been subjected to a deadly gang rivalry spanning generations. This past June, the New York Police Department unleashed a squad of more than 500 police officers to raid the housing complexes and make arrests.
Source: The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Date: December 16, 2014
Sunnyside partners with outreach program to address gang issues (Sunnyside, WA): Gangs have Jose Martinez concerned for the future of his 14-year-old son. "I'm afraid because the way things are going, even in the schools, it's terrible how things are going right here in Sunnyside," Jose said.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 16, 2014
Cleveland police find drugs, 21 cell phones, nearly $55K in home of drug dealer on probation (Cleveland, OH): Cleveland police seized guns, drugs, nearly $55,000 in cash and several "gang rap CDs" from the Shaker Square home of a man on probation for dealing drugs.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: December 16, 2014
Soldier testifies against alleged Nuestra Familia CEO (Monterey County, CA): Here’s the thing about the Carnales of the Nuestra Familia — they don’t do the dirty work themselves. Luis Francisco Barrios testified that much Monday during the trial for Vincent “Chente” Garcia, the alleged chief executive officer and regiment commander of the Nuestra Familia in Monterey County. Garcia was one of 47 arrested during Operation Snake Eyes in May 2013.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: December 16, 2014
Murder, assault charges filed against Finley teen for two Pasco shootings (Pasco, CA): Prosecutors charged a Finley teen Tuesday with intentionally killing a Pasco man and with another shooting that sparked a series of gang-related attacks.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: December 16, 2014
Local man convicted of gang-related murder (Woodlake, CA): Bobby Baker, 18, of Woodlake, was convicted Friday on one count of second degree murder, and one count of criminal gang conspiracy, in the fatal shooting of Richard Zepeda, 21, of Woodlake. The jury also found true the special allegations that a principal in the crime of murder discharged a firearm causing death, and that the crime was for the benefit of, or in association with, a criminal street gang.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: December 16, 2014
Men Facing Life in Gang Related Oceanside Murders (Oceanside, CA): Three men accused of shooting into an Oceanside park in rival gang territory, killing two teenagers and wounding two others, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole -- and not the death penalty -- if convicted, a prosecutor announced today.
Source: Oceanside-CampPendletonPatch Date: December 16, 2014
Defendants held for trial for April shooting at Chico trailer park (Chico, CA): A trial date will be set for two of three males charged for an April 6 shooting at a Chico trailer park. Butte County Superior Court Judge Stephen Benson ruled Tuesday there was probable cause to hold defendants Jasper Frank Sandoval III and Zachary Martin Winstead, both of Chico, for trial on felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon and shooting at an occupied dwelling. They also face the special allegation that their acts were gang related.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: December 16, 2014
Four now charged with murder in Hattiesburg shooting (Hattiesburg, MS): Three more Hattiesburg men have been charged with murder in the Nov. 29 shooting death of Nathan Alexander, bringing to four the number of suspects charged with murder in his death.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: December 15, 2014
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