Gang-Related News Articles
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Transgender teen, Latin Kings officer feared reprisal for sexual relationship (George County, MS): Transgender teen Mercedes Williamson talked openly about how she and Josh Vallum would face death if his fellow Latin Kings gang members found out about their intimate relationship, a roommate of the pair said in a pretrial hearing Thursday.
Source: Sun Herald Date: June 23, 2016
'Mama Darkside' admits helping son distribute drugs (Hammond, IN): The mother of a high-ranking Two Six street gang leader admitted in federal court Thursday to making multiple trips to pick up drugs and money under the direction of her son.
Source: The Times Date: June 23, 2016
Stamford’s fierce female drug dealer gets 10 years (Stamford, CT): The 25-year-old woman police have called the city’s fiercest female criminal will be off the streets for the next decade. An informant said she was the leader of a subset of the Bloods street gang known as The Green Team. Federal authorities were also told her gang provided protection to and obtained drugs from members of the Albanian Boys Incorporated, an organized crime enterprise also known as the Albanian Mob.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: June 23, 2016
Mob crook gets 18 years; convicted wife on leave from county job (Cook County, IL): An Outfit-connected career criminal has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a high-profile racketeering case brought by Cook County prosecutors. He is connected to the Outfit and the C-Notes street gang in “The Patch” along Grand Avenue just west of the Loop — home to some of the city’s most infamous mobsters, prosecutors say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 23, 2016
Bronx heavyweight gun smuggler named ‘Wobbles’ gets 15 years behind bars despite health issues (Bronx, NY): The heavyweight gun smuggler known as “Wobbles” will spend 15 years in the slammer — if he can make it that long.
Source: New York Daily News Date: June 23, 2016
Gang Factions Declare Truce In Response To Innocents Caught In Crossfire (Chicago, IL): 2016 has been one the most violent years in recent memory, but one South Side community thinks they have a solution. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports that Woodlawn neighborhood gangs have brokered a truce. Lavondale Glass is the member of a gang. His son and brother were shot, within the span of two weeks.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: June 23, 2016
Bronx gang members who stabbed teen on subway shouted, ‘This is what you get for talking’ (Bronx, NY): The 15-year-old stabbed multiple times on a Bronx subway is the living embodiment of “snitches get stitches,” officials said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: June 23, 2016
Local officials believe illegal immigration leading to increase in gang-related crime (Washington, DC): The Supreme Court’s deadlock ruling that essentially blocks President Barack Obama’s immigration plan to help millions living in the country illegally comes as our local communities are seeing an increase in violent crime and murders, especially among Latino gangs operating in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Source: FOX 5 DC Date: June 23, 2016
Brockton State Police gang unit receives commendation (Brockton, MA): The State Police gang unit that operates in Brockton received a commendation this week for their work over the past year in making dozens of arrests and taking guns and drugs off the streets of the city.
Source: The Enterprise Date: June 23, 2016
Probation violators arrested during state, local operation (Alamance County, NC): Gang members and sex offenders were among those targeted by state and local authorities Wednesday and Thursday during a roundup of offenders violating probation and parole in Alamance County.
Source: The Times-News Date: June 23, 2016
21 arrested in regional drug suspect sweep (Nashville, NC): Small-town drug dealers aren’t living large with gold chains and fistfuls of cash, Sheriff Keith Stone says. When his deputies lock them up, some can’t even scrape together bond money.
Source: The Wilson Times Date: June 23, 2016
How crime-linked money is being used to fight crime (Riverside County, CA): Ballistics vests for police and boxing lessons for at-risk youth are some of the ways Riverside County authorities are using millions of dollars seized during criminal investigation. $445,226 was awarded Thursday to 36 Riverside County nonprofits to fund programs that combat drug abuse and gang activity.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: June 23, 2016
Police charge death was gang-related (Wilmington, DE): Three men with gang affiliations were charged with murder and other crimes in the slaying of 15-year-old Brandon Wingo and for violent criminal acts against at least seven other people in the days before and after the May 19 fatal shooting, according to court records.
Source: The News Journal Date: June 23, 2016
Suspect wanted in connection with alleged kidnapping, torture of teens arrested (Toronto, ON): A suspect wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection with the alleged kidnapping and torture of two teens following a gang-related shooting is back in Toronto after being arrested in Montreal. According to police, on April 18, members of the Young Buck Killas gang were hosting a party at a unit on the 25th floor of a building on Front Street near Blue Jays Way. At some point during the party, members of a second gang, the Queen’s Drive Crips, allegedly showed up. Gunfire was then exchanged between the two groups.
Source: CTV Toronto Date: June 23, 2016
How $100K of drug money will help Coachella Valley kids (Riverside County, CA): Nearly $100,000 of seized drug money has been distributed to Coachella Valley youth organizations that focus on steering children away from drugs and gangs, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: June 23, 2016
Gang leader gets maximum sentence in machete slaying (Houston, TX): The leader of a Houston area clique of MS-13 - the notorious street gang imported from El Salvador - was convicted Thursday of murder and sentenced to 99 years for the brutal machete slaying of a 14-year-old boy.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: June 23, 2016
Fulton County approves two anti-gang positions (Fulton County, GA): Fulton County will soon have two new troops in the battle against gang violence. A gang prevention and intervention coordinator will be in charge of keeping track of gang-related trends, working with at-risk youth and former gang members and engaging in community outreach projects. The coordinator will be assisted by a community resource program specialist.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal Date: June 22, 2016
Should gang testimony be kept secret in transgender teen's killing? (George County, MS): The district attorney wants to deny public access to testimony Latin Kings street gang members give Thursday about Josh Vallum’s membership and activities, as well as insight into his relationship with a transgender teen he is accused of killing in 2015.
Source: Sun Herald Date: June 22, 2016
Officer tells group caring is best weapon against gangs (East Chicago, IN): A former Gary detective told a crowd gathered Tuesday that years later he still can't shake the cries and screams of mothers who arrived at crime scenes to find their slain son or daughter.
Source: The Times Date: June 22, 2016
Syracuse cops nab 3 fugitive guns used in 39 shootings resulting in 1 death, 11 injuries (Syracuse, NY): Three of Syracuse's most wanted fugitives are in police custody. Syracuse police have seized three of the six handguns most used in crimes over the past two years.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: June 22, 2016
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