Gang-Related News Articles
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Assault on inmate leads to gang charges on man awaiting federal trial (Coweta County, GA): An inmate accused of assaulting another inmate at the Coweta County Jail will now face additional prison time. It took the jury only a few hours Friday to find Douglas Dukes guilty of aggravated battery and in violation of the gang act for the role he played in the assault of fellow inmate, Sean Staples.
Source: The Newnan Times-Herald Date: April 2, 2016
‘MS-13 glorifies violence above all else’ (Washington, DC): Gerson Adoni Martinez Aguilar was in trouble with fellow members of his gang, MS-13. He owed them $600 from drug sales, and he was accused of having sex with another member’s girlfriend.
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 2, 2016
City police attack gang activity (Thomasville, GA): Street gang activity is not confined to the nation’s big cities. It has infiltrated communities — big and small — nationwide. Thomasville has gangs, but it is not alone in Southwest Georgia or even in Thomas County. The difference is in how Thomasville police approach the situation.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise Date: April 2, 2016
Pueblo Police educate public about gang violence (Pueblo, CO): Gang-related violence has been a big problem in Pueblo over the last few years. Police say with new residents coming in every day, they are now seeing an in increase in the number of gangs.
Source: KXRM FOX 21 News Date: April 2, 2016
Pueblo gang crime: ‘It’s out of control’ (Pueblo, CO): Soon after gang signs were thrown up, it got violent. People punched each other. People threw stools and bottles. The brawl then moved outside the Pueblo bar. Several bullets entered the bar from the outside while people were still inside. At another city bar, a man fought rival gang members even after he was shot in the right side of his chest.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: April 2, 2016
Community holds Augusta Peace Party in wake of recent violence (Hephzibah, GA): A community is making big changes after the deadly stabbing in Hephzibah that has 10 people facing murder charges. Saturday folks gathered at the Windsor Spring plaza to hold a Party for Peace in the CSRA. The message was looking to bring the youth together and set them on the right path at an early age. They were using sports, music and food as alternatives to violence.
Source: WFXG FOX 54 News Date: April 2, 2016
WPD: Efforts to reduce crime are paying off (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department said their efforts to prevent and reduce crime, after seeing an increase in youth gang violence are paying off. The gang unit, which works to identify violent gang member, identified 115 new gang members and made 55 arrests in 2015.
Source: FOX Wilmington Date: April 2, 2016
Violence in St. Louis traced to cheap heroin (St. Louis, MO): Clara Walker, a mother of nine and grandmother of eight, was peering out the window of her home three years ago after hearing what she initially thought were gunshots from a television crime show.
Source: The New York Times Date: April 2, 2016
One killed in suspected gang related shooting in Grand Park (Jacksonville, FL): One person is dead and another is hospitalized after what police are calling a suspected gang/group related shooting in the Grand Park neighborhood late Thursday.
Source: First Coast News Date: April 1, 2016
Bray Center shooting occured 13 days after alleged gang member's jail release (Racine, WI): Thirteen days after a Racine man bailed out of jail on gun and marijuana possession charges, he allegedly was involved in a triple shooting inside the George Bray Neighborhood Center.
Source: The Journal Times Date: April 1, 2016
Fears of a 'long, hot summer' as Chicago racks up a deadly record (Chicago, IL): Eighty-year-old Betty Johnson has lived in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood since 1968. She raised two children and several grandchildren on the city's far south side, where she has lived her entire life.
Source: CNN Date: April 1, 2016
'There is a gang crisis’ (LaGrange, GA): Reporters Note: This is part 1 in a two-part series on how local law enforcement and the District Attorneys Office is using Georgia’s violation of street gang terrorism and prevention act to their benefit. The agencies are working together to not only round up gang members, but eradicate the gang crisis in our community altogether.
Source: LaGrange Daily News Date: April 1, 2016
Teen found guilty of criminal gang enhancement in toddler's death (South Bend, IN): Normally after a verdict, the trial is over. But that wasn't the case with Tyre Bradbury. On Thursday night, a jury convicted the 17-year-old of murder in connection to the 2014 shooting death of 2-year-old John Swoveland Jr.
Source: WNDU Channel 16 News Date: April 1, 2016
Q&A: A look at violent crime statistics in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Homicides and shootings were up in Chicago during the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2015, a spike the city's police department blames primarily on gang violence and illegal guns on the city's south and west sides.
Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10 Date: April 1, 2016
Criminal complaint: Bray Center shooting was gang-related (Racine, WI): Bond was set at $100,000 cash on Friday for a Racine man who investigators believe was involved in a triple shooting last month inside the George Bray Neighborhood Center after a fight erupted between rival gangs.
Source: The Journal Times Date: April 1, 2016
Gang shooter, 14, will be sentenced as adult (Winnipeg, MB): Justice officials are seeking a 10-year prison term for a Winnipeg gang member who was just 14 when he shot a teen rival in the head, leaving the victim brain damaged.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: April 1, 2016
Does a Video Glimpse Into Chicago’s Year of Violence? (Chicago, IL): As the video begins, a man in a baseball cap and sweatshirt is on a street, moving in a circle as he talks into a camera he seems to be holding. Suddenly the sounds of pops, one after the next, interrupt. The camera flips to different views, then lands face up, pointed to the sky, as a gunman steps into clear view, still shooting.
Source: The New York Times Date: April 1, 2016
Late night teen program turns 25 (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood has a history that Phil Carter knows well. He grew up in the city. “I wanted to give back, and give back to my community in a way that was going to impact people's lives,” said Carter.
Source: KING 5 News Date: April 1, 2016
Prosecutors detail Allentown 'gang war' during plea for 2012 shooting (Allentown, PA): An Allentown man admitted to shooting and paralyzing a rival gang member in what prosecutors said was a "gang war" that led to a spate of shootings in the city four years ago.
Source: The Express-Times Date: April 1, 2016
Recent Albany Park Shootings Result Of Internal Gang Strife: Commander (Chicago, IL): During a first-ever "Hispanic Beat Meeting" on Wednesday night, Albany Park Police District Cmdr. Elias Voulgaris blamed gangs for a recent spate of shootings.
Source: DNAinfo Date: March 31, 2016
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