Gang-Related News Articles
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A Bronx Neighborhood Dogged by Crime (Bronx, NY): Royston Griffith sat on a bench inside Agnes Haywood Playground in the northern Bronx Wednesday, watching a man push his son in a swing and teenagers play basketball. Just a few hours earlier, gang members were charged for selling narcotics within 1,000 feet of the playground.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: April 27, 2016
3 arrested in gang-related search warrant operation in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): Three men were arrested in a multi-agency gang-related search warrant operation Wednesday in Oxnard, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: April 27, 2016
Mayor to triple funding to youth organizations in wake of gang violence (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced Wednesday she plans to triple funding to youth organizations with grants to 17 agencies and a new "Change Center" in the wake of a spate of gang violence that killed two young boys in the last five months.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: April 27, 2016
Mayor commits $1 million for camera system to cut gang violence in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): More security cameras overlooking Chattanooga streets are needed to combat violent crime, Mayor Andy Berke said in his third annual State of the City address on Monday. To that end, the city will commit an additional $1 million toward public safety cameras and network infrastructure for the police department, said Berke, citing frustration caused by police having to rely on outdated and time-consuming technology when tracking down drive-by shooters.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 26, 2016
Harris County dials back 'Southlawn Safety Zone' (Harris County, TX): Harris County is easing up in its effort to crack down on gang activity in the Southlawn area, agreeing to settlement talks with community leaders who had challenged a proposed ban on dozens of suspected gang members.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: April 26, 2016
Is Anti-Gang Program Working? County to Rethink Tactics (Los Angeles, CA): The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday directed county staffers to re-evaluate anti-gang tactics employed over the last two decades under a partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department. Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl proposed taking a second look at the Community Law Enforcement and Recovery program, known as CLEAR.
Source: La Cañada Flintridge Patch Date: April 26, 2016
‘It seemed cool’: The allure of becoming a member of a street gang (Saskatoon, SK): Less than a week ago in a Saskatoon courtroom, a young offender was sentenced to three years for fatally shooting another teen on Sept. 7, 2015. The now 15-year-old will serve a little over a year-and-half in custody followed by nine months supervision for criminal negligence causing death.
Source: Global News Date: April 26, 2016
Watsonville gangsters keep shooting at wrong house, police say (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police have a message for gang members: The house on Ford Street that you have targeted twice over the past couple of months with shootings is not home to the teenager you're trying to kill.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: April 26, 2016
Pittsburg gang member takes a plea deal in Antioch murder case from 2011 (Martinez, CA): A Pittsburg gang member pleaded no contest today in a Martinez courtroom to charges he faced in the slaying of a 19-year-old Antioch man in 2011.
Source: KRON 4 News Date: April 26, 2016
25-year-old Hammond man indicted in gang case (Hammond, IN): A Hammond man was indicted Monday on a federal charge alleging he used a firearm while working with the Latin Kings street gang, federal court records show.
Source: The Times Date: April 26, 2016
'I didn't kill nobody' convicted gang murderer says at sentencing (Muskegon County, MI): Maintaining his innocence and vowing an appeal of his murder conviction, Isiah Amoz Spears was sentenced Tuesday for the gang-related shooting death of Kentae Jones.
Source: MLive Date: April 26, 2016
Man sentenced for killing Utah store clerk during gang-related armed robbery (Salt Lake City, UT): Just before he received a sentence that could possibly keep him in prison for the rest of his life, Juan Andreas Zalazar told a judge that he hopes to change while he serves time behind bars for shooting and killing Lee Mart clerk David Marsh last year.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: April 26, 2016
4 suspects arrested with ties to gang-related shootings (Pasadena, CA): Pasadena police Tuesday announced the arrests of four people in connection with an investigation into recent gang-related shootings.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: April 26, 2016
Two more plead guilty for gang-related shooting in Medford (Medford, OR): Two men involved in a shooting on Narregan street in September 2015 pleaded guilty to riot. LaTraveon Wesley and Alonzo McBrown were set for trial Tuesday. Wesley took a guilty plea bargain for riot and conspiracy.He will serve just more than two years in prison.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: April 26, 2016
Police: Teen gang member shoots 42-year-old man in Garden Grove (Garden Grove, CA): A 15-year-old gang member on probation shot a man in a possible gang-related attack Tuesday in Garden Grove, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 26, 2016
Chattanooga Police Arrests Total 174, Including 44 Gang Members, To Try To Curb Gang Shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told the City Council on Tuesday that police have recently made a total of 174 arrests, 44 of which were gang members. Chief Fletcher said that the jails are “very, very full right now,” and that officers are patrolling “aggressively and in force.” As many as 19 guns have been taken off the street.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: April 26, 2016
Chief, council members talk about response to surge in violent crime in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA): Police Chief Michael Goldsmith spent time Tuesday night discussing the recent and significant increase in violent crime in the city. The increase included shootings that left more than one dozen people hurt or dead.
Source: WVEC 13 News Date: April 26, 2016
Gang Members Charged in 'Takedown Mission' (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Department narcotics and vice units made 16 felony arrests recently as part of a “takedown mission” targeted at gang operations in the 20th District, which includes Lincoln Square, Uptown and parts of other neighborhoods on the North Side of the city.
Source: Lincoln Square Patch Date: April 26, 2016
Gang detail nets dozen arrests (Tulare County, CA): A dozen arrests were recorded and more than two dozen gang members were identified and documented during a gang suppression detail in the Lindsay, Strathmore, Porterville, Terra Bella, Ducor and Richgrove areas on Friday. According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, officers contacted 28 gang members, and made two arrests for felony warrants, six arrests for misdemeanor warrants, three arrests for public intoxication, and others for more serious crimes.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: April 26, 2016
Williams Lake mayor links early morning shooting to gang conflict (Williams Lake, BC): A gang-related shooting in Williams Lake early Monday morning has closed all public schools in the area for the day.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 25, 2016
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