Gang-Related News Articles
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Two Chattanooga teenagers arrested for allegedly carjacking elderly man at gunpoint (Chattanooga, TN): Two teenagers suspected of carjacking an elderly man's truck at gunpoint in Knoxville last week were captured in Chattanooga over the weekend, records show. Both suspects are validated gang members. To validate someone as a gang member, officers use a series of factors such as tattoos, articles of clothing, social media and confessions.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 20, 2016
‘Folk Nation’ gang suspect sought in connection with weekend shooting (Rowan County, NC): The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Charlotte man who allegedly shot someone five times Saturday near China Grove. The victim survived.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: October 20, 2016
Gang rivalry behind recent Everett shootings (Everett, WA): The Police Department is rebuilding its anti-gang unit to be bigger and smarter, at a time when a gang rivalry has spilled onto Casino Road. Police Chief Dan Temple-man confirmed last week that three high-profile shootings along Casino Road since September were all gang related.
Source: Snohomish County Tribune Date: October 19, 2016
Central American gang's tentacles reach deep into Texas (Houston, TX): It’s the savagery that most bothers veteran police officer George Rhyne. He can't name other gangs in Houston — or anywhere else that he's aware of — that have used machetes to hack their enemies to death.
Source: The Texas Tribune Date: October 19, 2016
Nassau cops search gang 'gathering spot' in Freeport (Freeport, NY): Police on Tuesday conducted a large-scale search in a vast wooded area in Freeport that investigators believe is a meeting area for gang members, as part of a crackdown after a series of gang-related killings in Brentwood, police said.
Source: Newsday Date: October 19, 2016
6 members of MS-13 gang sentenced to federal prison (Newark, NJ): Six members of the MS-13 street gang have been sentenced to federal prison terms ranging from six to nine years for their roles in what prosecutors have described as a violent push to consolidate the gang's nationwide activities.
Source: NJ.com Date: October 19, 2016
Madison City Council accepts $750,000 grant to prevent youth violence on North Side (Madison, WI): The Madison City Council voted Tuesday to accept a $750,000 federal grant for preventing youth violence on the North Side. The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will be distributed by the city to community organizations to reduce children’s exposure to violence, particularly gun and gang violence.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: October 19, 2016
Former Latin King gets 30 years for mistaken identity murder on I-84 (Danbury, CT): Former Latin Kings gang member Alex Garcia was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for shooting a motorist in a case of mistaken identity on Interstate 84 more than 15 years ago.
Source: The News-Times Date: October 19, 2016
UN gangster pleads guilty to fatal Burnaby hit and run (Vancouver, BC): A United Nations gang associate has pleaded guilty to a fatal hit and run last spring that caused the death of a young woman.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 19, 2016
Trial begins for 120 suspected NYC gang members amid protests over 'racialized terror' (New York, NY): A federal trial has begun for 120 young men accused of being members and associates of two rival street gangs in New York City. The youths are charged with racketeering, narcotics and firearms offenses. Their supporters protested outside the court.
Source: RT Date: October 19, 2016
Brooklyn gang leader may face death penalty for his role in two murders (Brooklyn, NY): The feds have indicted the leader of a Brooklyn gang that couldn’t shoot straight. Nicholas Washington, 32, was charged with the slayings of two bystanders killed by trigger-happy members of his G'z Up cocaine crew in a racketeering indictment unsealed Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 19, 2016
'Brick Squad' street gang fingered for drug and firearms crimes (Cleveland, OH): An indictment targeting members of a street gang based in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood was unsealed Wednesday. The 39-count indictment is the result of a months-long investigation by Cleveland police, the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives working in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. It charges four members of the "56 Bricks" or "Brick Squad" gang.
Source: Cleveland 19 News Date: October 19, 2016
Gang members break into Ford dealership (Rosenberg, TX): Four men were arrested Tuesday after breaking into a Ford dealership, according to Rosenberg police. Authorities said all four men have ties to the gang, MS-13.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: October 19, 2016
Gang member charged with fentanyl possession (Bradenton, FL): A 19-year-old member of the gang Team No Sleep was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of more than 50 grams of fentanyl, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: October 19, 2016
Gangs in mid-Missouri prisons continue to be a growing problem (Callaway County, MO): Gangs in mid-Missouri prisons and across the state are continuing to be a growing problem. Earlier this week, ABC 17 News reported on Joseph Frasher after he was arrested for domestic assault, among other charges. According to court documents ABC 17 News obtained, Frasher has ties to a statewide gang called Family Values. According to the Anti-Defamation League, gangs and gangs with white supremacist leanings are a growing problem in Missouri prisons.
Source: KMIZ ABC 17 News Date: October 19, 2016
SFPD Traces Violent Crime Spike in Bernal Heights to Increased Gang Activity (San Francisco, CA): During Monday night’s meeting held to address a disturbing spike in violent crime in Bernal Heights, San Francisco police officers told a room of about 50 concerned Bernal neighbors that many of the recent incidents are related to increased gang activity.
Source: Bernalwood Date: October 19, 2016
Trial begins for accused Pottstown gang members (Norristown, PA): While he previously identified two men from Reading and Pottstown as being associated with violent gang activity, a Philadelphia man went south on prosecutors when he came face to face with the alleged gang members in court.
Source: The Mercury Date: October 19, 2016
Police: Two separate gang disputes sparked latest Chattanooga shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Everyone ran when the shots rang out except a 17-year-old girl, who fell right where she had been standing. Alone on the pavement, she didn't move. Police cars came screaming in minutes later, a witness said, and the girl was rushed to a Chattanooga hospital, where she remained in critical condition Monday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 18, 2016
Jury convicts one gang member, acquits another in rival's 2014 slaying (Providence, RI): Minutes after a jury convicted one gang member of the 2014 slaying of a rival and cleared another, the victim's father pleaded for peace on the streets.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: October 18, 2016
How does gang recruitment work in Bibb, and how young does it start? (Bibb County, GA): Corporal Allen Kendrick with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says with nearly 30 gangs in Bibb County, we have a problem. "What do you think the point of being in a gang is?," our Chelsea Beimfohr asked 17-year-old Bibb resident Savion Wright.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: October 18, 2016
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