Gang-Related News Articles
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MH drive-by shooting prompts community meeting; suspects charged with murder (Morgan Hill, CA): Hundreds of residents attended a community meeting organized by Morgan Hill police Wednesday to air their frustrations about escalating and ongoing gang violence, urge parents to keep an eye on their kids and neighbors to get to know each other, and ask questions about the Nov. 4 shooting that killed 14-year-old Tara Romero.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: November 10, 2011
Family members of men killed by EC gangs happy with federal charges (Chicago, IL): Almost 31/2 years after Michael Sessum and Miguel Mejias were shot dead outside an East Chicago apartment, their family members had given up hope their killings would ever be solved.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: November 10, 2011
Stiff sentence for Aurora gang member (Chicago, IL): An Aurora man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison Thursday for a shooting spree two years ago in which he fired his gun indiscriminately on residential streets, at homes and at passing vehicles.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: November 10, 2011
Man wounded in gang-related shooting at Venice park (Los Angeles, CA): One man was wounded Thursday night at Oakwood Park in Venice in what police said was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 10, 2011
Long Beach Police identify man and woman arrested in gang shooting (Long Beach, CA): Police on Thursday identified a man and a woman arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting earlier this week that left two people injured, including one who was critically hurt.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: November 10, 2011
Roanoke holds gang conference (Roanoke, VA): Virginia may be for lovers, but police know it's also home to gangs. Gangs are such an issue in the Commonwealth, that leaders have put together a training conference here in Roanoke. We're told 48% of crimes in Virginia are gang-related, and a gun was used in most of those crimes (90%).
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: November 10, 2011
U.S. attorney to gang members: 'You're next' (East Chicago, IN): The U.S. attorney's office will request permission from the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue the death penalty for three of the dozen alleged members of East Chicago's Almighty Imperial Gangsters named in a 20-count racketeering indictment unsealed this week.
Source: The Times Date: November 10, 2011
Gang forum draws crowd; Nearly 40 attend Gang Awareness Traning (Jackson, TN): Parkview Learning Center Principal Paul Thacker said Thursday's Third annual Gang Awareness Training had the largest crowd in its history.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: November 10, 2011
Two convicted of 'Short North Posse' gang activity (Columbus, OH): Two men were convicted of being members of the Short North Posse and participating in the gang’s criminal activities today, but a third defendant was acquitted of the same charges by a Franklin County Common Pleas jury.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: November 10, 2011
Baker Police Dept. focuses on street gang prevention (Baker City, OR): Unlike more heavily populated areas, Baker City has been somewhat immune to street gangs and their crime-related activities. However, Baker City Police Chief Wyn Lohner said his department is seeing a small number of local high school students who are exhibiting gang-type behavior.
Source: The Record Courier Date: November 10, 2011
Suspect shot victim on ground (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A Desert Hot Springs gang member accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another fired at one of the victims as he lay on the ground, a witness testified Tuesday.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: November 9, 2011
Two suspects held in man's Long Beach stabbing death (Long Beach, CA): Two men were in custody today in the gang-related stabbing death of a Rancho Cucamonga man in Long Beach, and a third was being sought, police said.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: November 9, 2011
Gang member gets 21 years in prison (Portsmouth, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced Wednesday in Norfolk federal court to 21 years in prison for participating in a pattern of racketeering activity, including a home invasion and conspiring to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in a crime of violence.
Source: WAVY FOX43 News Date: November 9, 2011
Bethlehem man sentenced for gang crimes (Northampton County, PA): A Bethlehem man arrested in a string of crimes targeting Lehigh University students could serve more than three years in state prison, a judge decided Wednesday.
Source: The Morning Call Date: November 9, 2011
Two members of violent gang get 30 years behind bars (New Orleans, LA): Two members of a New Orleans gang were sentenced Wednesday to 30 years each in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: WWLTV.com Date: November 9, 2011
Gang-related murder in Kettleman City (Kettleman City, CA): A murder investigation is underway in Kettleman City. The Kings County Sheriff's Department says the murder is gang related.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: November 9, 2011
Gang shooter gets 28 years in 2009 death (Yakima, WA): A Toppenish gang member who went by the street name Smiles was sentenced Wednesday to 28 years in prison for the 2009 slaying of a rival gang member.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 9, 2011
Anti-gang forum in Queens (Queens, NY): Community leaders in Queens say that gangs are a growing influence on teens, so they got together Wednesday evening to give parents some tactical support to help their children.
Source: WNYW FOX 5 News Date: November 9, 2011
AG pulls out of 34 drug, gang units (Sacramento, CA): The state Department of Justice has notified local and federal law enforcement agencies that it is ending its involvement in two-thirds of California's 52 drug- and gang-fighting task forces next year because of budget cuts.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 9, 2011
Traffic stop triggers pot, gang arrests (Loma Linda, CA): A Loma Linda traffic stop mushroomed into six arrests related to marijuana cultivation and street gang participation, San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: November 9, 2011
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