Gang-Related News Articles
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MS-13 gang member sentenced to 30 months in prison for unlawful re-entry (Alexandria, VA): A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member, who was previously deported to El Salvador on two occasions, was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawful re-entry after removal. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) conducted the investigation that led to the sentencing. They will remove him to El Salvador once he completes his prison sentence.
Source: ICE.gov Date: April 17, 2015
Fraser Valley police appeal to community leaders to help quell violence (Surrey, BC): Police are appealing to Fraser Valley ethnic community leaders and families in an attempt to deal with a new wave of criminalized youth committing acts of violence and turning to the drug trade.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 16, 2015
MAP: Recent Gang Round-Up Highlights South Bronx Youth Violence Problem (Bronx, NY): The NYPD's recent bust of neighborhood street gang the Lyman Place Bosses highlights how much youth violence remains a problem in the area. The Police Department's Juvenile Justice Division lists a total of 46 "youth crews" throughout the borough's 40th, 41st, 42nd and 44th Precincts with names including Seven Three Savages, Mac Ballas, Shooters on Deck, Wild Mexicans, Killbrook Up, Killbrook Down and Mott Haven Gunnaz.
Source: DNAinfo Date: April 16, 2015
Haverhill to apply pressure on gangs (Haverhill, MA): Police officials hope that a rash of violent gang-related incidents Tuesday night will not be a sign of things to come as the weather warms up this spring.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: April 16, 2015
Gang trial may close today (Troup County, GA): The trial of a 21-year-old Newnan man suspected of gang activity in Troup County is expected to head into closing arguments and juror deliberation today in Troup County Superior Court.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: April 16, 2015
Horry County Police Gang Investigator: Gang violence can stop through education (Horry County, SC): Community leaders are working with the Horry County Police Department to prevent crime and wipe out gang violence. The Horry County Gang Investigator said prevention can happen with education.
Source: WMBF News Date: April 16, 2015
Video clears 2 men in gang killing of Shock Trauma worker (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore prosecutors on Thursday dropped murder charges against two men accused of killing a Maryland Shock Trauma Center technician in an alleged gang shootout, a move that comes six months after a defense attorney said he presented authorities with video evidence of an alibi.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: April 16, 2015
Former teen gang member turns life around with gospel music (Detroit, MI): Detroit native Mario Wilson has quite the story to tell. He was a teenage gang member who never let go of the beliefs his grandmother taught him, even when he was furthest from them. By sharing his story he hopes to show others it's never too late to turn your life around.
Source: Click On Detroit Date: April 16, 2015
New Program Introduces STEM Careers, Inspiration, to at-Risk Middle School Girls (San Diego, CA): Millennium Health and Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County announced today the launch of a new program, Beyond School Walls STEM Sister-2-Sister, focused on providing at-risk youth in San Diego with curriculum designed to get them excited about entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Source: PRNewswire Date: April 16, 2015
Gang activity escalating on the peninsula (Marina, CA): Officers with the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team said the recent spike in gang violence on the peninsula is related to the shooting death of a gang member. But police said the escalating gang activity on the peninsula over multiple months is related to a larger issue.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: April 16, 2015
Springdale Police Using Social Media To Tackle Gang Violence (Springdale, AR): Springdale Police says its stepping up its social media presence, in hopes of ending violent crimes in the city. With the rash of gang activity in the city, police say it's important for the department to let folks know what's going on. He says Facebook and Twitter has been the best way to do that.
Source: KNWA News Date: April 16, 2015
Authorities conduct massive gang sweep in Santa Paula (Santa Paula, CA): A surge of violence in Santa Paula spurred authorities to conduct one of the largest gang sweeps in the city's history on Thursday. Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies raided more than 30 homes. Nearly a dozen known gang members were arrested for parole violations and other crimes, Santa Paula Police Chief Steve McLean said.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: April 16, 2015
Attorneys give closing arguments in SF double homicide trial (San Francisco, CA): A registered Norteno gang member, during the first eight hours of 2013, opened fire on three men before leading police on a chase that ended in a fatal collision in the Mission, according to the prosecutor in a double-murder trial that neared its end Thursday.
Source: The Examiner Date: April 16, 2015
Judge to gang member: "East Lake Courts is not your hood" (Chattanooga, TN): Hamilton County Judge Lila Statom had strong words for a validated gang member as he appeared in court Thursday on an attempted murder charge.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: April 16, 2015
Police announce roundup of gang members in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee police and federal authorities arrested 11 people Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into a street gang known as the Wild 100's based on the city's northwest side. The roundup brought the total number of arrests to more than 100 since fall.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: April 16, 2015
Six alleged gang members arrested in multi-city bust (Monterey County, CA): Police arrested six people throughout the Monterey Peninsula in a multi-agency operation on Wednesday to quell an upswing in recent gang violence.
Source: Monterey County Weekly Date: April 16, 2015
Gang Member Sentenced to 90 Years for Robbery (Bryan, TX): A Brazos County jury sentenced Erric Portis to 90 years in prison today after convicting him of two counts of Aggravated Robbery stemming from a 2013 robbery of Commerce National Bank in Bryan.
Source: KAGS News Date: April 16, 2015
34 of “the most dangerous criminals” taken off the street as U.S. Marshals complete Oper. Violence Reduction (Southeast Wisconsin): U.S. Marshals made 34 arrests in Wisconsin in connection with a national warrant initiative called “Operation Violence Reduction” that took place from March 2nd through April 10th.
Source: WITI FOX 6 News Date: April 16, 2015
Feds round up fugitives, gang members, sex offenders in Macomb, Oakland counties (Macomb County, CA) : More than 200 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals in Macomb, Oakland and Washtenaw counties were recently arrested as part of a nationwide effort to reduce violent crime.
Source: Macomb Daily Date: April 16, 2015
Shelby County School System Responds to Concerns of Violence (Memphis, TN): The surveillance tape of a flash mob of students from Northwest Prep Academy led the Shelby County School system to respond about how it combats school violence.
Source: localmemphis.com Date: April 16, 2015
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