Gang-Related News Articles
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Happy Valley house party turns violent after suspected gang members show up (Happy Valley, OR): Police say more than a dozen suspected gang members showed up to a Happy Valley house party, flashed a gun and stole a car early Saturday morning. Investigators say the stolen car may have been used in a gang-related shooting later that night in Portland.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: August 31, 2016
Threats loom over gang trial; U.S. marshals want Hobos shackled (Chicago, IL): Security threats looming over an impending street-gang trial at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse have prompted U.S. marshals to ask a judge to take the rare step of shackling alleged gang members during their trial.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News Date: August 31, 2016
Brothers deny implicating teen in gang murders of Palatine father, son (Chicago, IL): Two brothers, who prosecutors say gave statements implicating fellow gang member Marco Lopez in the murders of a Palatine man and his son, backed off those statements when they testified in court Wednesday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 31, 2016
19 arrested throughout Coastal Bend in FBI prison gang raid (Gregory, TX): The sounds of concussion grenades woke a quiet neighborhood in Gregory Wednesday morning as the FBI and other law enforcement agencies conducted a raid to crack down on prison gang members.
Source: KIII News Date: August 31, 2016
Houston Tango Blast prison gang member sentenced to life after violent local pursuit (Houston, TX): A Houston man is returning to prison for life after shooting at Montgomery County officers during a violent high speed chase last year.
Source: Your Houston News Date: August 31, 2016
Omaha officer opens fire on pickup after gang unit car rammed (Omaha, NE): An Omaha police officer fired a shot at a pickup truck Tuesday night after the pickup was driven into a police car, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: August 31, 2016
Police: Fleeing Longview gang member arrested (Longview, CA): A Longview man identified as a gang member was in the Gregg County Jail on Wednesday after police said he fled from officers and threw a loaded gun into a wooded area.
Source: Longview News-Journal Date: August 31, 2016
Teens: Pegasus Parade shooting was over gang beef (Louisville, KY): In an interview with Louisville Metro Police officers, 16-year-old Deshawn Johnson and 15-year-old Jeremiah Carter admitted to being affiliated with a local gang and bringing guns to the Pegasus Parade in case they ran into people they had problems with.
Source: WAVE 3 News Date: August 31, 2016
Man convicted in fatal stabbing outside Sacramento restaurant (Sacramento, CA): A gang member has been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of an Olivehurst man outside a Sacramento restaurant.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 31, 2016
1-year-old daughter of FL gang member shot in drive-by (Port Richey, FL): The mother of a 1-year-old is facing charges after the child was shot in a drive-by. Deputies said the shooting doesn’t appear to be random. The child’s mother, Linda Exline, is a “documented gang member,” they said.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: August 30, 2016
Police commander says violent Ogden gangs have 'ISIS mindset' (Ogden, UT): The head of a police task force says violent Ogden gang members “have the same mindset as ISIS” — and officers will continue to aggressively target them, anti-gang court injunction or not.
Source: Standard Examiner Date: August 30, 2016
Long prison sentences for two Yorkers in gang murder (York, PA): Convicted murderer Elvin Mateo Jr. didn't smirk during the entirety of his sentencing hearing Monday, as he did throughout his preliminary hearing for the gang murder of Jordan Breeland.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: August 30, 2016
Witness testifies gang member killed Palatine father, son (Cook County, IL): A prosecution witness testified he came face to face with the man authorities say shot to death a Palatine father and his 15-year-old son as testimony began Tuesday in the trial of Marco Lopez.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 30, 2016
Mistrial Declared in Lompoc Gang-Related Fatal Stabbing Trial (Santa Barbara County, CA): A Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury on Tuesday found two Lompoc men not guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a rival gang member, but could not reach a verdict on a pair of lesser charges.
Source: Noozhawk Date: August 30, 2016
Nine alleged gang members indicted on drug, gun charges (Boston, MA): Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday that nine alleged gang members and associates have been indicted in connection with gun and drug trafficking charges in Boston.
Source: WHDH 7 News Date: August 30, 2016
Sheriff: Gang member found with loaded gun, drugs in Napa (Napa County, CA): A known gang member and convicted felon was arrested on suspicion of drug and weapon charges after he was pulled over by deputies for having a taillight out, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: August 30, 2016
Hip hop belongs 'right in the middle' of Ottawa's anti-gang work, say artists (Ottawa, ON): Members of Ottawa's hip hop community say work being done to crack down on gang violence in the city should include their art form as a way for young people to express themselves and find role models.
Source: CBC News Date: August 29, 2016
Leader of Newark's 'most violent' gang pleads guilty, faces 30 years in prison (Newark, NJ): A former leader of "the most violent street gang in Newark" is facing 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and other charges, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman and Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell announced in a joint release Monday.
Source: NJ.com Date: August 29, 2016
How Violence in Chicago Compares to Other Cities (Chicago, IL): The killing of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge, who was caught in crossfire as she walked her newborn on Chicago's South Side, has brought more attention to the widespread violence in the Midwest's largest city.
Source: ABC News Date: August 29, 2016
Doctors allegedly sold prescriptions to gang members profiting for cash from burglaries (Los Angeles, CA): Two doctors have been charged with selling prescriptions for powerful drugs to gang members who allegedly bought them with profits from thousands of residential burglaries committed in the South Bay and across Southern California, prosecutors said Monday.
Source: Daily Breeze Date: August 29, 2016
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