Gang-Related News Articles
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Ft. Wayne Police Chief Looks For Way To Stop Rash Of Violence (Fort Wayne, IN): Fort Wayne's chief of police turns to members of a pair of special crime-fighting units to try and put a stop to a rash of shootings this week. The violence since Sunday night brings back painful memories from a couple years ago.
Source: NBC33 News Date: March 26, 2015
Simon City Royals street gang member found with guns, ice, pot in Pascagoula (Pascagoula, MS): Narcotics agents Tuesday arrested a member of the Simon City Royals street gang after he was pulled over in a traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, said Keith Havard, commander of the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team.
Source: Sun Herald Date: March 26, 2015
Harvey Hustlers racketeering case expands with new indictment (Gretna, LA): A Jefferson Parish grand jury Thursday (March 26) handed up an indictment charging a 22nd suspect in the sweeping racketeering case against the Harvey Hustlers street gang. Marlon Mercy, 37, is accused of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: March 26, 2015
Man sentenced to 28-plus years in Target Field double shooting (Minneapolis, MN): A man who authorities say shot two men outside Target Field last spring in a retaliatory gang shooting was sentenced to more than 28 years in prison on Thursday, authorities said.
Source: Star Tribune Date: March 26, 2015
ETX convicted felons arrested after reports of gang fights, shots fired (Marshall, TX): Multiple reports of a gang fight and gunfire at West End Park on West Rusk Street set the stage for a busy Wednesday night for the Marshall Police Department.
Source: KETK NBC News Date: March 26, 2015
New Bedford gang member acquitted of 2006 murder (Fall River, MA): A New Bedford gang member, serving a federal prison sentence for drug and gun convictions, was acquitted today in Superior Court for the 2006 slaying of a 35-year-old man on Route 18 in New Bedford.
Source: South Coast Today Date: March 26, 2015
Murder defendants guilty in missing laundry killing (Martinez, CA): A Contra Costa jury late Wednesday afternoon convicted two reputed gang members of second-degree murder in the shooting death of an Antioch man during a dispute over missing laundry, according to prosecutor Jill Henderson.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 26, 2015
Prosecutor: Football gift 'aggravating' in gang case (Youngstown, OH): Darrell Mason’s athletic prowess at Ursuline High School was something any high-school athlete would pray for. Which makes the fact he turned to heading up an East Side street gang that dealt drugs and was involved in several shootings all the more maddening, Assistant Prosecutor Martin Desmond said at Mason’s sentencing hearing on drug, weapons and gang charges Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, just before Mason was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Source: The Vindicator Date: March 25, 2015
Muncie teens held in Anderson shooting (Muncie, IN): Muncie and Anderson police will meet to discuss what appears to be escalating tension between youth gangs in the two cities.
Source: The Star Press Date: March 25, 2015
Saginaw man gets prison sentence for gang-related shooting (Saginaw, MI): A 21-year-old will serve about four years in prison for a gang-related shooting and felony gun possession. Saginaw County Circuit Judge Janet M. Boes on Tuesday, March 17, sentenced Jomar R. Barnes in the unrelated felony cases.
Source: MLive Date: March 25, 2015
Gang member sentenced in double murder (Buffalo, NY): A West Side gang member found guilty of taking part in the murder of two innocent bystanders nine years ago was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: March 25, 2015
EPD: Gang members are getting younger (Evansville, IN): Evansville Police are reporting gang members in the city are getting younger and younger. And they've seen a rise in shootings related to gang violence and teenage recruits.
Source: WFIE 14 News Date: March 25, 2015
Gang member convicted, faces prison sentence (Knox County, TN): Knox County prosecutors say a convicted gang member already serving time is facing a 15- to 60-year prison sentence.
Source: WBIR 10 News Date: March 25, 2015
5 arrests made in gang-related Lufkin fight, drive-by shooting, cinder block assault (Lufkin, TX): Officers with the Lufkin Police Department have made a series of arrests in connection to numerous alleged run-ins between members of the Savages and the East Side Gang, two rival gangs, including a fight, a drive-by shooting incident, and an assault.
Source: KTRE 9 News Date: March 25, 2015
Lott: 4 gang members charged in shooting death of rival (Richland County, SC): The recent arrest of four known gang members charged in the drive-by shooting death of a rival gang member is a prime example of what joining a gang will lead to, according to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.
Source: The State Date: March 25, 2015
Elusive gang leader caught in Pompano Beach, deputies say (Pompano Beach, FL): There's a job opening in the front office of one of the most violent street gangs in Pompano Beach following the arrest of a reputed one-time leader, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: March 25, 2015
"Lil' Ghost" Palacios jailed for gang injunction violations (Port Arthur, TX): An enjoined Surenos-13 Port Arthur street gang member was arrested and jailed late Tuesday night for violating five conditions of the civil court order against him and eight other Surenos-13 members.
Source: The Port Arthur News Date: March 25, 2015
Gang member says he falsely confessed to involvement in murder because he feared for his family's safely (Anaheim, CA): As he confessed to brokering a murder-for-hire between a husband who wanted his wife dead and violent gang members willing to carry out the killing, Rafael Garcia Miranda pleaded with investigators to protect his family.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 25, 2015
N.J. gang members, associates arrested for racketeering, identity theft, authorities say (Elizabeth, NJ): Twelve people who authorities say are linked to a city gang were arrested this week, after an investigation that primarily targeted a man who had also been arrested earlier this month for allegedly murdering a Plainfield man.
Source: NJ.com Date: March 25, 2015
Arizona bill would fund predictive policing technology (Arizona): Arizona could jump to the forefront of computer-aided policing if lawmakers approve a bill that would authorize spending $2 million on predictive policing technology.
Source: The Center for Investigative Reporting Date: March 25, 2015
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