Gang-Related News Articles
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Tough love at call-in for gang members (Bakersfield, CA): The Bakersfield Police Department's message to seven known gang members was blunt Wednesday night. "You're here today for a reason. You guys have all been identified as Westside Crips. All you guys know someone who's been shot within the last year," said BPD Lt. Jason Townsend.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: October 18, 2014
San Bernardino SMASH operation nets 120 arrests (San Bernardino, CA): Upland police pulled over a stolen car and were requesting backup but weren’t sure of their location. Over police radio, they said they were near a mountain with a “P” on it by a park.
Source: The Sun Date: October 18, 2014
Houston-area gang member gets 14 years in slaying (San Antonio, TX): A former gang captain has been sentenced to 14 years in prison over the 2008 drug-related slaying of a prospective member in South Texas.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News Date: October 17, 2014
Man sentenced to death in deadly heroin case (New Orleans, LA): Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say a Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to heroin trafficking and the death of a federal witness.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 17, 2014
Man pleads no contest to gang participation (Toledo, OH): A Toledo gang member who used his hand to pretend to shoot a Toledo police officer at the county jail pleaded no contest Wednesday to participating in a criminal gang.
Source: The Blade Date: October 17, 2014
Gang member sentenced to life without parole in triple-murder case (Los Angeles, CA): A Gardena gang member was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for shooting three people to death and the attempted murder of a fourth victim.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 17, 2014
Gang related (Roanoke Rapids, NC) : One thing 15-year-old Roanoke Rapids resident Joellissa Stokes said she learned at the Gang Awareness Summit Thursday evening was to understand who the people she hangs out with are.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: October 17, 2014
MS-13 members charged in 3 killings, attempted murder in Northern Virginia (Prince William County, VA): Armed with two machetes and a sawed-off shotgun, MS-13 gang members allegedly set off in a car last October to carry out an assassination at a location as brazen as it was chilling: a Prince William County school.
Source: The Washington Post Date: October 17, 2014
Breaking down the gang problem in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Crime scene tape, blocking off Savannah neighborhoods is something some in the community are sick of seeing. “Every weekend we literally hear gun shots and people have died on our streets,” said Greg Reed. “It is surprising for Savannah, but as a big city, I understand it’s part of the deal,” said Luis Gomez.
Source: WJAC 6 News Date: October 17, 2014
Man accused of Houston middle school student's murder appears in court (Houston, TX): A man accused in the brutal murder of a middle school student made his first appearance in court Friday morning. Jose Granados-Guevara and two teenagers are accused of killing Jose Meraz in what investigators say was gang-related killing.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: October 17, 2014
Man Gets Life In Prison For Gang-Related Triple Murder Near Inglewood (Torrance, CA): A Compton man convicted of the August 2008 gang-related killings of three people, including two brothers, in an unincorporated area near Inglewood was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News Date: October 17, 2014
Robberies Rise on Rockford's West Side (Rockford, IL): There’s a new street gang in Rockford and police believe they’re responsible for an uptick in crime. Officers say teenagers make up the gang and police think they’re behind a number of robberies.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: October 17, 2014
13 members of MS-13 gang indicted in Va. killings (Alexandria, VA): Federal prosecutors say they have indicted 13 members of the MS-13 street gang on charges related to three slayings in northern Virginia in the last year.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: October 17, 2014
High court upholds Omaha man's murder conviction in gang-related slaying (Lincoln, NE): The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld Friday the murder conviction of an Omaha man found guilty in a gang-related revenge slaying on a downtown street.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: October 17, 2014
Gang member gets 78 years for shooting Elgin boy (Rolling Meadows, IL): An Elgin man has been sentenced to 78 years in prison for killing a 5-year-old boy in a botched gang-related assassination.
Source: Northwest Herald Date: October 17, 2014
Suspected Gang Member Arrested on Extortion Charges (Santa Barbara, CA): A 29-year-old alleged Santa Barbara gang member was arrested at a San Diego border crossing on Sunday on charges of conspiracy to commit extortion, according to Santa Barbara Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: October 17, 2014
Witness links gang to machete slaying of Houston teen (Houston, TX): Two weeks before Jose Meraz's body was discovered in the woods in west Houston, MS-13 gang members met and planned his killing, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: October 17, 2014
Gang members face gun charges after Elgin traffic stop (Elgin, IL): Two gang members are facing weapons charges after they were caught with a gun during a traffic stop in Elgin on Thursday night.
Source: The Courier-News Date: October 17, 2014
9 On Your Side rides-along with Greenville Police Gang Unit (Greenville, NC): For the Greenville Police Department's gang unit, every situation they pull up to could end in a bad way. "You have to have a mindset to expect the worst and hope for the best," Detective Etheridge of the gang unit said.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: October 17, 2014
Anti-violence advocate praises stats showing decrease in Omaha gun violence (Omaha, NE): An influential leader working to improve the quality of life for all Omaha residents said Wednesday that he’s encouraged by the Police Department’s latest release of gun violence statistics.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: October 16, 2014
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