Gang-Related News Articles
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Three days of gang activity yield gun busts, shootings, death of fugitive kingpin (Chattanooga, TN): Just hours after a double shooting that left a gang kingpin and another man dead on the street in front of her house, a 12th Street woman said she saw another man waving a handgun at the site in broad daylight.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 22, 2017
With city on edge from increased violence, police focus efforts on gangs (Danville, VA): With five robberies and an attempted robbery in one week, coming after a historical violent year, people are concerned about Danville.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: January 22, 2017
12 Bloods gang members arrested in 'massive' drug sweep, police say (Newark, NJ): Twelve members of the Bloods street gang were arrested as part of a multi-agency police investigation that netted more than 160 doses of heroin, nearly 100 vials of crack cocaine and thousands of dollars, the New Jersey State Police announced on Sunday.
Source: NJ.com Date: January 22, 2017
Gang-Affiliated Gun Smuggler Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison (San Angelo, TX): A gang-affiliated gun smuggler was sentenced to seven years in the Texas Penitentiary Thursday in the 119th District Court. According to court documents, Felix Antonio Piña was found guilty of firearm smuggling, a 3rd degree felony, and sentenced to seven years in prison. He was also fined $2,500.
Source: San Angelo LIVE! Date: January 22, 2017
Shooting deaths in Edmonton a 'blood reality' of gang life (Edmonton, AB): Two B.C. men with ties to South Asian gangs based in the Lower Mainland slain in the city’s southeast earlier this month is further evidence organized crime groups no longer care about borders or provinces.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: January 22, 2017
Police officer discovers bag of loaded handguns in SUV with gang-affiliated teenagers (Chattanooga, TN): A Chattanooga police officer discovered a bag of loaded handguns inside a car he pulled over for a broken taillight on Thursday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 21, 2017
State report highlights public safety threats to Texas (Austin, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the 2017 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview, a state intelligence estimate that offers an assessment of the current public safety threats to Texas.
Source: Stephenville Empire-Tribune Date: January 21, 2017
Gang-related shooting in front of South LA police station wounds (Los Angeles, CA): A man was critically wounded Saturday by gunfire in a gang-related shooting that occurred right in front of a police station in South Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: January 21, 2017
14-year-old girl critically injured after being shot near West Valley mall (West Valley City, UT): A 14-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after she was shot in what police say was a gang-related confrontation near the Valley Fair Mall.
Source: KSL News Date: January 21, 2017
Santa Rosa police dog helps in arrest of suspected gang member outside mall (Santa Rosa, CA): A suspected gang member who ran from officers outside a Santa Rosa mall was bitten by a police dog and found to be in possession of a loaded gun and heroin, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: January 20, 2017
Reputed Springfield gang member held on $10K bail after chase, gun arrest (Springfield, MA): A reputed Springfield gang member is being held on $10,000 bail after police allegedly confiscated a loaded .38-caliber pistol from a car he was driving.
Source: The Republican Date: January 20, 2017
Gang feud blamed in Crocodile club shooting that hurt 3 bystanders in Belltown, police say (Seattle, WA): The shooting that left three people wounded outside a music club in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood Thursday night is believed to be a drive-by attack tied to gang warfare mostly occurring in South Seattle and South King County, Assistant Seattle Police Chief Robert Merner said Friday.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: January 20, 2017
Former gang leader convicted in 1996 killing of Alton man (Edwardsville, IL): Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons announced the conviction of a 51-year old man Friday afternoon for a murder in 1996. Opening statements began Wednesday in the case against Jeffrey A. Ewing.
Source: AdVantage News Date: January 20, 2017
Border Patrol catches two Sureño gang members entering U.S. (Calexico, CA): U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men Thursday evening who were seen crossing the border about three and a half miles east of the Calexico port of entry, according to the agency.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 20, 2017
Man indicted for murdering 2 people in Lorain was an active gang member (Lorain, OH): A man has been indicted for murdering two people in January of 2016. Police said Jocquez Ross shot and killed Michael and Fannie Lewis in their vehicle in the parking lot of the Floridian Apartments at the 100 block of Fox Hill Lane in Lorain on Jan. 31. Ross could face the death penalty if convicted.
Source: WOIO 19 News Date: January 20, 2017
$300,000 grant will be used to fight gang crime (Selma, AL): A grant from Alabama Governor Robert Bentley could help reduce gang violence in Selma and Dallas County. The Governor awarded a $300,000 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force Wednesday.
Source: The Selma Times-Journal Date: January 20, 2017
Money helps city fight gangs (Haverhill, MA): A yearly state grant is helping police departments in Haverhill and neighboring communities partner with community organizations to keep teenagers and young adults away from drugs and gangs.
Source: The Haverhill Gazette Date: January 19, 2017
Additional penalties for gang members in Georgia and South Carolina : If you’re a member of a criminal gang in Georgia and South Carolina, and you’re convicted of a crime, you may be inflicted with harsher penalties for being a gang member.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: January 19, 2017
Additional penalties for gang members in Georgia and South Carolina: If you’re a member of a criminal gang in Georgia and South Carolina, and you’re convicted of a crime, you may be inflicted with harsher penalties for being a gang member.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: January 19, 2017
'Stop the Violence' group works to improve high-crime neighborhoods (Valdosta, GA): Dressed in bright blue shirts marked with “Stop the Violence,” members of Citizens Against Violence went into neighborhoods Monday to talk to residents about crime and what they can do to stop it.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times Date: January 19, 2017
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