Gang-Related News Articles
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Teen killed in apparent gang-related shooting (Brooklyn, NY): A 15-year-old boy was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting on a Brooklyn corner Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Source: New York Post Date: January 11, 2015
Columbia Man Sentenced to Four Years for Gang Activity: U.S. Attorney (Columbia, MD): A Columbia man was sentenced to four years in prison recently for his involvement with the “Cut Throat Committee,” a Howard County subset of the Bloods gang, authorities said.
Source: Columbia Patch Date: January 11, 2015
New Chester gang task force to meet Monday (Chester, SC): The initial meeting of Chester County’s gang task force, which hopes to thwart a growing crisis that includes the shooting death of a Chester City Councilman in November, is set for Monday night. But no one knows if the new group will solve problems.
Source: The State Date: January 11, 2015
Shootings in Worcester reach record high in 2014 (Worcester, MA): As 2014 came to a close in Worcester, it marked a new record for the city. The number of shootings jumped for the third time in as many years, reaching a new record high of 38.
Source: The Republican Date: January 11, 2015
North Portland gang shooting under investigation (Portland, OR): Portland police are investigating the shooting of a suspected Portland gang member early Sunday near North Columbia Boulevard and Borthwick Avenue.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 11, 2015
Man hospitalized in suspected gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): A 35-year-old man was wounded in North Portland early Sunday in what police believe is a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: January 11, 2015
Tip leads to arrest of wanted Athens gang member (Athens, GA): An alleged Athens street gang member implicated in a home invasion and other violent offenses who absconded from house arrest was back in custody on Friday after someone tipped off authorities as to his whereabouts.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: January 10, 2015
San Bernardino County's largest gang case ends with 61 people jailed (San Bernardino County, CA): The largest single gang prosecution in San Bernardino County history ended last week with the sentencing of 25-year-old Cherish Velez. The Apple Valley woman, who was ordered to spend 16 years in prison on assault and drug charges, was the 61st person with ties to the East Side Victoria street gang to be put behind bars, prosecutors said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 10, 2015
Fresno gang member arrested for allegedly shooting boy in the leg (Fresno, CA): A gang member was arrested Friday for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old boy in the leg in southwest Fresno last month, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: January 10, 2015
MPD Arrests Two for Violent Gang Activity (Meridian, MS): The Meridian Police Department’s Gang Unit has arrested two teenagers for multiple violent charges in the city. Nineteen-year-old Harvey Anderson is charged with two counts aggravated assault, causing a felony by a person under 17, shooting into an occupied vehicle and participating in or conducting gang activity.
Source: WTOK 11 News Date: January 10, 2015
How the LAPD Got Smart and Started Winning the War Against Street Gangs (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Police Department may have won the fight against street gangs — at least in some critical ways, and at least for the time being. Police statistics — in addition to analyses by experts and advocates on the ground — suggest that gang violence on LA's streets has dramatically decreased. The city's most dangerous communities are markedly safer today than they have been at any point in the past 30 years.
Source: VICE News Date: January 10, 2015
Alleged juvenile gang member charged in murder of man shot at Macon gas station (Macon, GA): Almost six hours after he was shot in the chest at an east Macon gas station, a 20-year-old man died from his wound and the alleged 16-year-old gang member accused of killing him has been arrested. But Bibb County investigators have not said if this shooting is gang-related; in fact they have not provided a possible motive for the crime.
Source: Examiner Date: January 10, 2015
Two Merced brothers arrested on suspicion of gang-related child endangerment (Merced, CA): A search of an alleged gang member’s home last week ended with two brothers behind bars after officers found at least one loaded gun “within easy reach” of two young children, the Merced Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 10, 2015
Trendy Hayes Valley neighborhood shaken by 4 gunfire slayings (San Francisco, CA): Police in San Francisco scoured the city Saturday, searching for killers who gunned down four men in what likely was a gang-related attack in Hayes Valley late Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 10, 2015
Six Richmond gang members arrested after drug raid (Richmond, CA): Six south Richmond gang members were arrested on drug and conspiracy charges after a police raid on a Sixth Street home Wednesday evening, authorities said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 9, 2015
Denver group helps young people remove gang tattoos, get a fresh start (Centennial, CO): For young people trying to leave a gang, tattoos are often a constant reminder. But a Denver program is helping teens get their ink removed with a new laser that takes half the time.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: January 9, 2015
Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies increase resources to quell violence (Santa Cruz, CA): Suppressing the recent spike in gang violence topped the list for Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart, Watsonville police’s leaders and the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team’s Gang Task Force.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: January 9, 2015
How Gang Injunctions Precipitate Gentrification In Los Angeles Communities (Los Angeles, CA): Since the 1990s, gang injunctions have been a widespread police strategy in many Los Angeles neighborhoods. But the controversial law enforcement technique, which bans gang members from assembling within designated “safety zones,” has its share of critics, some of whom say the practice is just the first step toward gentrification.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: January 9, 2015
Collier deputies: Gang members beat Immokalee man, steal wallet (Naples, FL): An Immokalee man who was walking his dog in November said he was beaten by a group of about 10 men who took $500 from him and fractured his ankle.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: January 9, 2015
Co-leader of Camden drug gang pleads guilty to racketeering (Camden, NJ): A Camden man admitted to racketeering Friday for being co-leader of a major drug network with ties to the Ñetas street gang that was dealing large quantities of heroin in the area of 4th and Royden Streets in Camden, according to the attorney general's office.
Source: Courier-Post Date: January 9, 2015
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