Gang-Related News Articles
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Slain child caught in crossfire of feuding gangs (Columbus, OH): The shooting that claimed the life of 7-year-old De’Ontae Fisher on March 4 was part of a gang war that has simmered for months and erupted in retaliatory violence that police believe is behind at least one other homicide.
Source: Columbus Dispatch Date: March 13, 2016
Ministers meet to combat crime in Selma (Selma, AL): Six ministers concerned about a recent rash of violent incidents in Selma, including the fatal shooting of two in an apparent case of mistaken identity, met Friday to map plans to tackle the problem.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: March 13, 2016
Why Pueblo has the highest per-capita homicide rate in Colorado (Pueblo, CO): When a volley of gunshots rang out last month outside two busy bars in the center of town, patrons went diving for cover. As the drive-by gunfire ceased, those in the crowd stood up, checking themselves for wounds. Then the toll became apparent. Devin Clark, a young ironworker walking with friends for a late-night bite to eat, tried to stand up before collapsing on the sidewalk.
Source: The Denver Post Date: March 13, 2016
2 People and a Dog Stabbed in Gang-Related Attacks in Queens: Police (Queens, NY): A teenager, a 23-year-old man and a dog were recovering from stab wounds Sunday after they were attacked by men in Queens who taunted them about a street gang.
Source: NBC New York Date: March 13, 2016
Urban Warriors: Stemming the tide of street violence (Chicago, IL): Eddie Bocanegra is determined to help Chicago teenagers build a bright future by using lessons from his own dark past. "I shot and killed somebody," said Bocanegra, who served 14 years and three months in prison for that gang-related murder, getting out early for good behavior and earning a social work degree.
Source: CBS News Date: March 13, 2016
Young man's killing in violence-ridden Pueblo sparks calls for change (Pueblo, CO): The shooting death of a man police believe was caught in gang-related gunfire late last month has prompted calls here for community action.
Source: The Denver Post Date: March 13, 2016
Former gang member seeks help to keep youth away from crime (Joliet, IL): A life sentence isn’t enough to repay his debt to society, the Stateville Correctional Center inmate professed. Once a gang member from Carbondale, Labron Neal-Bey has sought to do more beyond his sentence to pay back that debt, and he’s asking for help.
Source: The Southern Illinoisan Date: March 12, 2016
Everett teen pleads guilty in south Everett gang shooting (Everett, WA): A week after Guillermo Padilla turned 16, he handed another teenager a loaded .22-caliber gun, knowing that his friend was out for blood.Minutes later Anthony Camacho, 17, was on the ground, dying from a gunshot wound to the head. His buddies loaded him into a car and dropped him off at a local hospital.
Source: HeraldNet Date: March 12, 2016
Merced Police Arrest Gang Members For Possession Of Firearms (Merced, CA): The Merced Police Department reports on Wednesday Evening, March 9, 2016, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) developed information that gang members were involved in criminal activity at a residence located in the 1600 block of Orchard Lane.
Source: Sierra Sun Times Date: March 12, 2016
Man admits beating transgender teen to death in car in George County (George County, MS): A member of the Latin Kings street gang and a transgender teen who once considered him a boyfriend were in a car behind his father's home when he beat her to death with a hammer, according to an affidavit filed in the case.
Source: Sun Herald Date: March 12, 2016
Guard: Gangs are strong in South Carolina's juvenile prison (Columbia, SC): An officer at a juvenile prison in Columbia told lawmakers that gangs are strong in the jail which has led to three riots in the past eight months. Catherine McKnight told a House committee investigating the Department of Juvenile Justice on Thursday that if the situation isn't improved, children and staffers could be killed.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: March 11, 2016
Lawrence man gets two years for trafficking heroin (Boston, MA): A convicted heroin trafficker who is an associate of Haverhill gang members will spend the next two years behind bars. Jonathan Santiago, 31, of Lawrence, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Chief Judge Patti Saris ordered that he be placed on supervised release for three years after he leaves prison.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: March 11, 2016
Former gangbanger now does street outreach for Clarke Square initiative (Milwaukee, WI): It was Nov. 6, 1999, recalls Jose Vasquez, when six bullets, shot from point-blank range by a rival gang member, tore holes through various limbs of his body. `“At the time I knew that something like that could happen to me but I didn’t care. It was just another scar,” said Vasquez, now a street outreach worker for the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative (CSNI).
Source: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Date: March 11, 2016
Inmates Put Down Guns, Turn Backs on Drugs, Gangs with Life-Altering Program (Riverhead, NY): The inmates at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside enter the room in green prison garb, quietly at first, heading to their seats, placed in a circle.
Source: Riverhead Patch Date: March 11, 2016
Major gang takedown in NY has Mass. ties (Wareham, MA): Police in New York City are celebrating a major bust in the pipeline that brings heroin and cocaine to Massachusetts. Dozens of accused gang members have been indicted in what police call the largest gang takedown in the history of the Bronx.
Source: WCVB 5 News Date: March 11, 2016
Ex-detective: Joining gang leads to 'jail or tombstone' (Jacksonville, FL): Police in Jacksonville are trying to stop gang violence, one arrest at a time. They said they made progress this week when they charged 16-year-old Henry Hayes IV in the drive-by shooting death of 22-month-old Aiden McClendon.
Source: WJXT News4Jax Date: March 11, 2016
Violent gang guilty in racketeering case (San Diego, CA): Four men who were members of a violent and unpredictable offshoot of the massive West Coast Crips gang were convicted Friday in a wide-ranging racketeering conspiracy that included murder, sex trafficking, drug dealing and robbery.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 11, 2016
Burlington police react to Bronx gang bust (Burlington, VT): Dozens of people are now facing the possibility of life in prison after the NYPD disrupted a gang pipeline that brings heroin and cocaine to New Hampshire, authorities said.
Source: WPTZ 5 News Date: March 11, 2016
3 Reputed Gang Members Sentenced to Prison (Oakland, CA): Three reputed members of an Oakland gang were sentenced today to 15 years in state prison for their roles in an attempt to kill a member of a rival gang three years ago.
Source: Piedmont Patch Date: March 11, 2016
Another VRI leader leaves Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): The leader of Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative, Paul Smith, is leaving to work for the national organization that consulted with city leaders on the anti-gang violence effort, a program that has come under fire in recent months.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 11, 2016
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