Gang-Related News Articles
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Hollister School District gains school resource officer (Hollister, CA): A Community Orientated Policing Services grant has been awarded to the City of Hollister and will partially fund a second school resource officer for the Hollister School District.
Source: Hollister Free Lance Date: February 12, 2015
Anti-gang drug sweep in Eureka area (Eureka, CA): Nine people are behind bars after being arrested during an anti-gang sweep in Eureka that targeted nearly two dozen identified gang members.
Source: KRCR 7 News Date: February 12, 2015
State reduces New Bedford's anti-gang grant (New Bedford, MA): City Councilors are concerned that a $49,000 cut to the Shannon grant could hurt an anti-gang program in the city. The Baker administration has cut the program as part of its effort to address a $768 million state budget deficit.
Source: South Coast Today Date: February 12, 2015
Gang prevention a long-term process (Durham, NC): Gang authority James C. Howell reads research reports on airplanes, and when passengers sitting beside him notice, they usually want to talk about what causes the gang problem. “What they say is, ‘It’s the family; it’s those bad families,’ ” Howell said. “Well, yes – but there are a lot of other factors.”
Source: The Durham News Date: February 12, 2015
Police: 6 arrested in gang-related attack (Cobb County, GA): Six people, including some high school students, are in jail for what police say was a gang-related assault that left one victim in the trauma unit.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: February 12, 2015
Juvenile gang members in US top 1 million, new study finds (Washington, DC): There are over one million juvenile gang members in the U.S., more than three times the number estimated by law enforcement, according to a recent study. "Gang membership between ages 5 and 17 years in the United States," which was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, challenges many popular demographic stereotypes about gangs.
Source: Phys.org Date: February 12, 2015
Charges follow beating by alleged gang members (Rochester, MN): Three men were arrested Wednesday for their roles in a witness-tampering case, and law enforcement has issued an arrest warrant for a fourth, citing a public safety concern.
Source: Post-Bulletin Date: February 12, 2015
Fresno gang sweep results in two arrested in homicide case (Fresno, CA): Two men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly murdering a 51-year-old Fresno woman last month in southeast Fresno. Fresno police Lt. Mark Salazar said the arrests were made during a large police operation involving 90 officers who served eight search warrants to members of the Fifth Street Bulldog gang.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: February 12, 2015
Tulsa schools to start new drug, gang prevention programs (Tulsa, OK): There is a new effort to protect Green Country children from the dangers of both gangs and drugs. FOX23 learned from district leaders that Tulsa Public Schools is revamping its Crime Prevention Program.
Source: FOX 23 News Date: February 12, 2015
Kifowit Backs Measure to Crack Down on Gang Recruitment (Aurora, IL): In an effort to protect young people from gang violence and improve public safety, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is supporting legislation to target the criminals who try to recruit students into street gangs.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: February 12, 2015
6th arrest made in gang-related armed robberies (Coachella, CA): The Coachella Police Department arrested another man suspected in a string of gang-related armed robberies that occurred in multiple locations within Coachella and Palm Desert, dating back to the summer of 2014.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: February 12, 2015
Task force arrests 9 in ‘anti-crime/anti-gang sweep’ (Eureka, CA): Nine people were arrested during a seven hour “anti-crime/anti-gang sweep” conducted Wednesday by multiple law enforcement agencies and led by the Eureka Police Department, officials said.
Source: The Times-Standard Date: February 12, 2015
Final Person Pleads Guilty in 'Bloods' Gang Drug Ring in Scioto County (Scioto County, OH): The 22nd, and final defendant in a cocaine and heroin trafficking ring that ran from Columbus to Portsmouth has pleaded guilty and sentenced to prison.
Source: WSAZ 3 News Date: February 11, 2015
Newport News teen indicted by grand jury in double homicide (Newport News, VA): An 18-year-old was indicted this week by a Newport News grand jury in the shooting deaths of two teenagers.
Source: Daily Press Date: February 11, 2015
Prosecutor: Gang leader ordered brutal beating, left almost-naked victim to die (Syracuse, NY): Lewis Swift's actions disgusted his son so much that the 15-year-old boy testified against him at trial. Swift, 35, was sentenced to 25 years in prison today for manslaughter. An Onondaga County jury found him guilty of ordering the brutal beating of Carnell Marshall that resulted in his death in April 2012.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: February 11, 2015
Anaheim Gang Members On Trial for Shooting a Car Full of Cops. But Did They Know it was the Po-Po? (Anaheim, CA): A blue Chevy Impala with tinted windows drove slowly around a gang-claimed Anaheim neighborhood in the dark morning hours of June 1, 2012. Around 3:30 a.m., a black Toyota Corolla suddenly cornered the car.
Source: OC Weekly Date: February 11, 2015
Former gang leader says defendant bragged about killings (East Chicago, IN): A former leader of the East Chicago Imperial Gangsters testified before a federal jury Wednesday about how former fellow gang member Juan Briseno talked about killing five of the six people he's charged with murdering.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: February 11, 2015
Two Surrender From Summer Gang Assault (Oakdale, CA): A six-month investigation of a gang assault that has led to several arrests of gang members as well as a Jan. 12 sweep that involved over 40 officers from six agencies, has resulted in two additional suspects surrendering to police.
Source: Oakdale Leader Date: February 11, 2015
'3-N-G' gang case illustrates how Louisiana struggles to pay for criminal defense (New Orleans, LA): Attorneys for a group of accused "3-N-G" street gang members who are charged in a sprawling racketeering indictment want an Orleans Parish judge to compel the state to provide money for their clients' defense. Otherwise, they say, the judge should release the defendants from jail until trial.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: February 11, 2015
Rap videos highlight 'gang felony' hearing in doorstep murder case in Muskegon (Muskegon, MI): A Muskegon judge Wednesday watched a jarring YouTube video of gun-wielding young Muskegon men - including murder defendant Isiah Amoz Spears - rapping about drugs, guns, death and "keep(ing) your mouth closed."
Source: MLive Date: February 11, 2015
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