Gang-Related News Articles
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Court documents reveal new information about July 23 Greeley shooting (Greeley, CO): A man following his ex-wife led to a confrontation between local rival gang members and eventually the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Greeley man on July 23.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: August 1, 2016
Anti-gang efforts expand in New Hanover County schools (New Hanover County, NC): As a teacher writes on a classroom whiteboard, a student scribbles gang symbols in the margins of his notes. In the shuffle between classes, a group of teenagers talk about a fight happening after school. When the dismissal bell rings, a girl gets into a car with people the school resource officer recognizes from old mugshots.
Source: StarNews Date: July 31, 2016
Athens gang member nabbed for Friday shooting that injured 7, additional suspects sought (Athens, GA): One gang member has been arrested for the Friday night shooting that injured seven people outside a party on a residential street in east Athens, and police said they are attempting to identify additional shooters.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: July 31, 2016
GANG TIES: Legal process for identifying gang members is far from settled (Knoxville, TN): Donald "Deno" McCoy says he was never a gang member before authorities labeled him one. The Lonsdale native heard his name was on a local law enforcement list of known gangbangers in the early 2000s while working with Tribe One, an inner-city ministry led by former Knoxville City Councilman Chris Woodhull and by Danny Mayfield, who died in 2001.D
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: July 30, 2016
Seven injured in Athens gang shooting (Athens, GA): Seven people were injured late Friday night in what authorities are calling a gang-related shooting that occurred in front of a house in east Athens where some of the gang members were attending a party.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: July 30, 2016
Shootout on 79th Street thought to be part of gang feud leaves man dead (Chicago, IL): It had been three hours since the man on 79th Street was killed, and rumors had started to circulate. "When I got home from work, everybody was walking through the neighborhood crying," said the Rev. Anthony Tyler, who stood at the police tape late Friday. “They were talking about, 'He got shot.'"
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 30, 2016
Need for belonging, lack of opportunity drive Knoxville gang membership (Knoxville, TN): Once University of Tennessee sociology assistant professor Robert Duran began to learn about the concept of statistics as a teenager, he realized he was on his way to becoming one. Duran joined a street gang at age 15 in Ogden, Utah, for many of the same reasons he said lure local teens to Knoxville's gang scene — lack of opportunity and a desire to belong.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: July 30, 2016
3 of 4 Utah men tied to 2009 homicide have pleaded guilty (Salt Lake City, UT): Three of the four men tied to the 2009 shooting death of a woman, which occurred when gang members entered the wrong house looking for rivals, have now pleaded guilty.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 30, 2016
Leaderless Chicago street gangs vex police efforts to quell violence (Chicago, IL): When Lanarris Webster went to prison in 2010, the name of the reputed Gangster Disciples hit man still meant something in the blocks around Homan Avenue and Huron Street on the West Side. By the time he was paroled in February, that world had changed.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 29, 2016
Gang charges added against four accused of beating man to death on north Tulsa street (Tulsa, OK): Four of five males charged with murdering a man by beating him to death on a north Tulsa street in March are members of the Hoover Crips criminal street gang, Tulsa County prosecutors allege.
Source: Tulsa World Date: July 29, 2016
Judge: Recordings of witness favorable to defense ‘suppressed’ (Knoxville, TN): In a rare move, a federal judge has ordered up a new trial for an alleged gang member accused of drug-dealing after law enforcers failed to disclose recordings of a witness' account that buttressed the defense case.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: July 29, 2016
Chicago’s Gang Violence Triggers Facebook’s ‘Safety Check’ Alert System (Chicago, IL): Gang violence is apparently so bad in Chicago that Facebook’s “safety check” alert system had spread across the city after a recent shooting incident. Facebook’s “safety check” system is set up for Facebook users to tell family and friends that they are safe during natural disasters or terrorist attacks. But this week, the Facebook safety check system was triggered in Chicago by a shooting that ended in three deaths, one an innocent bystander.
Source: Breitbart Date: July 29, 2016
Police: Teens brandished knives, shouted gang slurs (Hanford, CA): Three teenagers were arrested Thursday after they threatened two people with a weapon and shouted gang slurs, the Hanford Police Department said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: July 29, 2016
Oxnard man sentenced to prison for gang-related robbery, assault with a firearm (Ventura County, CA): An Oxnard man was sentenced to 17 years and 8 months in state prison after pleading guilty to a gang-related robbery and assault with a firearm, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office said Friday.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 29, 2016
Organizers of Raleigh gang truce to take their message to Durham’s gang leaders (Raleigh, NC): Former gang members who this month declared a truce to end violence in their Raleigh neighborhoods are taking their message of unity to Durham next week. Former leaders of the Crips, Bloods, Folk, 52hoovers and 74hoovers in Raleigh will participate in a town hall meeting on N.C. Central University’s campus Monday.
Source: The News & Observer Date: July 29, 2016
Man killed in Chattanooga was known gang member and brother of TN House candidate (Chattanooga, TN): A 28-year-old who was shot and killed on Glass Street just after 1 a.m. Friday was the brother of Dennis Clark, a Democrat who is running for Tennessee House District 28 seat.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: July 29, 2016
2 arrested during Oxnard traffic stop, police say (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police said they arrested two gang members Wednesday on suspicion of multiple felony violations.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: July 28, 2016
Shooting victim has gang ties (Walla Walla, WA): A 20-year-old male is being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after being shot multiple times at Paddock Elevators. Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner confirmed the victim has gang ties, but that’s all he could say as the investigation continues.
Source: My Columbia Basin Date: July 28, 2016
New initiative provides Paterson PD with $750K for anti-gang overtime costs (Paterson, NJ): In an effort to combat gang-related violence and crime, the Paterson police department has entered a new agreement with the State Police that will provide the city with $750,000 in federal funding, officials said.
Source: The Record Date: July 28, 2016
Former Raleigh gang ‘First Lady’ tells kids that women in gangs ‘get no respect’ (Raleigh, NC): Nearly 80 summer campers listened intently late Thursday while Channell “Mama G” Braxton spoke to them about the perils faced by girls who join street gangs. Those perils, she said, include rape, sexual exploitation, the possibility of going to prison, romantic infidelity and violence.
Source: The News & Observer Date: July 28, 2016
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