Gang-Related News Articles
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New York lawmakers to push higher penalties for gang crimes (Albany, NY): Two New York state lawmakers are sponsoring a bill they say could have possibly prevented the March 16 death of a Bronx fire department emergency medical technician run down by her car-jacked ambulance.
Source: McClatchyDC Date: March 28, 2017
Eight Shootings Near RiNo in Two Weeks, Gang Violence Rising? (Denver, CO): As many as eight shootings have taken place near the booming RiNo area over the past two weeks or so, according to Mark Ungar, president of the Whittier Neighborhood Association, including a thus-far-unsolved broad-daylight gun-down near 31st and Gilpin on March 18 that resulted in serious injuries for two men.
Source: Denver Westword Date: March 27, 2017
Deputies arrest four Orosi gang members (Tulare County, CA): Four Orosi men are behind bars on gang-related charges, Tulare County deputies said. The victims told deputies three suspects drove by the house in the 41700 block of Ione Road near East Orosi. The suspects were yelling gang slurs.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: March 27, 2017
Lonsdale on edge after fatal gang-related shooting (Knoxville, TN): One man is dead after a firefight erupted on Saturday evening in Lonsdale Homes between members of the same gang, police said Monday.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: March 27, 2017
Salinas: four homicides, four days (Salinas, CA): Four homicides over the course of four days have left bullet holes in fences, blood stains on a driveway, a heart-breaking memorial and shaken neighbors in Salinas.
Source: The Californian Date: March 27, 2017
15-year-old boy shot in suspected gang-related shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 15-year-old boy was shot in a suspected gang-related shooting while walking across a street in Santa Ana Saturday night.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: March 26, 2017
Local, Federal Authorities Target Southwest Memphis Gang Activity (Memphis, TN): When two men were shot to death in January in front of a house at 477 Delta St. in a drive-by shooting, it was part of spike in homicides to start the new year.
Source: Memphis Daily News Date: March 26, 2017
Members of 3 separate gangs given prison terms (LaGrange, GA): Four gang members will each spend several years in state penitentiaries for their roles in various crimes around Troup County. The men, who are part of different gangs, were sentenced earlier this month in a Troup County Superior Courtroom by Judge Emory Palmer.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: March 25, 2017
Four alleged gang members charged in New Bedford, one still on the run (New Bedford, MA): Four men with alleged ties to the Latin Kings street gang in New Bedford were charged with narcotics offenses Thursday, but one of them remains on the run, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 25, 2017
Police chief: Gangs cause for most Salisbury gun violence (Salisbury, NC): Crime problems in the city limits are homegrown and gang-related, Police Chief Jerry Stokes told City Council members this week. During a detailed presentation about the Police Department, Stokes talked about gangs in Salisbury, budget requests and a number of other topics.
Source: Salisbury Post Date: March 25, 2017
JPD to address gangs in school (Jacksonville, NC): For the second time in recent months the Jacksonville Police Department will address the issue of gangs in Onslow County schools.
Source: The Daily News Date: March 25, 2017
Dispute between gang members acquainted for decade leads to shooting (Chicago , IL): A Southeast Side man shot and seriously wounded a rival gang member who was on crutches during a quarrel about a block from the shooter's home last month, prosecutors said Saturday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 25, 2017
Increased police presence, decreased crime in Carpentersville: chief (Carpentersville, IL): Carpentersville has seen a drop in index crime in the last decade. According to a presentation by Police Chief Michael Kilbourne at Tuesday's Village Board meeting, the number of those crimes, defined as murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, theft, and arson, in 1998 totaled 1,391, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data.
Source: The Courier-News Date: March 25, 2017
Gang members allegedly caught with drugs and a gun while sleeping outside home (Fresno, CA): Three gang members were arrested Friday, two for suspected possession of sales of marijuana and another for carrying a loaded firearm, after they were caught sleeping outside a southwest Fresno home.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: March 25, 2017
Boston gang member sentenced to prison for murder-for-hire plot (Boston, MA): A Boylston Street gang member was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday in U.S. District Court for attempting to hire a hit man to kill another gang member, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 24, 2017
Decade after gangland killing, man sentenced to 22 years (New York, NY): A judge has sentenced a member of the Bloods street gang to 22 years in prison for fatally shooting a member of a competing gang faction during a drug feud in Paterson a decade ago, authorities announced Thursday.
Source: NJ.com Date: March 24, 2017
Former gang member sentenced to serve 22 years in prison as driver in deadly shooting (Providence, RI): A Superior Court judge on Friday sentenced a former gang member to serve 22 years in prison for acting as the driver in a deadly shooting outside Chad Brown housing complex in 2014.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: March 24, 2017
Police: Man killed in gang-related shooting in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A man was killed in what police believe was a gang-related shooting in Salinas Thursday night, according to Salinas Police Department.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: March 24, 2017
Shooting of teen outside Cleveland school gang-related, police reports say (Cleveland, OH): The grandparent of a 13-year-old boy shot Wednesday outside a Cleveland school told police that his grandson was in a gang, according to police report.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: March 24, 2017
Gang member found guilty in 2 of 3 killings (Wilmington, DE): A 19-year-old man, branded one of Wilmington's "most dangerous individuals," has been found guilty in two of the three killings in which he was charged. A jury, which deliberated for 2½ days, on Friday found John Brisco guilty of killing 18-year-old William Rollins Jr. and 53-year-old Ioannis Kostikidis, but not guilty of the murder of 20-year-old Devon Lindsey.
Source: The News Journal Date: March 24, 2017
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