Gang-Related News Articles
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Violent crime and murders both went up in 2015, FBI says (Washington, DC): Homicides in the United States went up by more than 10 percent in 2015 over the year before, while violent crime increased by nearly 4 percent in the same period, according to new statistics released by the FBI.
Source: The Washington Post Date: September 26, 2016
More than 20 gangs at work in York city (York, PA): More than 20 criminal gangs do business in York, according to Wes Kahley, York City Police chief, and that small army is carrying illegal guns and is connected to many of the city's shootings.
Source: York Daily Record Date: September 26, 2016
Pinkston files petition against validated gang members in East Lake (Chattanooga, TN): About 45 validated gang members may soon be prohibited from specific activities in a public safety zone that authorities have mapped out in East Lake. At a press conference this morning, Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston announced his plan to enforce a civil injunction on two prominent gangs — the Gangster Disciples and Grape Street Crips — alongside several law enforcement partners.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 26, 2016
More women killed in Chattanooga during 2016 than any year since 2011 (Chattanooga, TN): More women have been killed in Chattanooga this year than any other year since at least 2011, records show. And while domestic violence has historically been responsible for the majority of the women killed in the city, this year, nearly half of the women slain have been part of gang violence, police said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 25, 2016
York to gang members: Let us help you, or else (York, PA): York officials want to meet with gun-carrying corner boys and high-level coke slingers to broker a deal that would change their relationship from adversaries to partners.
Source: York Daily Record Date: September 24, 2016
Q&A: Gang association 'comes with a price': Youthlink (Calgary, AB): Two people are dead after Calgary’s latest gang-related shooting, leaving a five-year-old child to witness the crime. Postmedia spoke with Tara Robinson of the Youthlink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre to learn about the ways gangs are targeting youth and how kids can avoid falling victim to gangs.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: September 24, 2016
Gang member: ‘Her spirit is screaming for revenge’ (George County, MS): Murderer Josh Vallum was so haunted by the teen he killed that he tried to kill himself, a note found by George County jailers suggests. Just days after the Latin Kings gang member was arrested in the killing of transgender teen Mercedes Williamson, jail workers found him in his cell with a braided bedsheet wrapped around his neck.
Source: Sun Herald Date: September 23, 2016
Bronx gang member busted in Oneonta (Oneonta, NY): A gang member wanted in a 2012 Bronx murder case was arrested in Oneonta on Thursday by federal authorities, city police said.
Source: The Daily Star Date: September 23, 2016
Fraternal Order of Police hosts regional gang training course (Jonesboro, AR): The Jonesboro Fraternal Order of Police hosted a regional gang recognition and prevention course Friday for area law enforcement agencies. Little Rock Police Department Patrolman Ronnie Morgan showed officers what to be on the lookout for, especially here in Arkansas. The day before the course took place, Morgan rode around with officers of the Jonesboro Police Department to try and spot what, if any, gang activity there is in the area.
Source: KAIT 8 News Date: September 23, 2016
Chicago cops are using data to fight gang violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago is suffering through a murderous year, more than 500 people gunned down so far. The police have drawn up a list of people likely to be shot -- in hope of saving them.
Source: CBS News Date: September 23, 2016
Police arrest members of Fresno-based Fly Boys gang in recent shootings (Fresno, CA): Fresno police have arrested six gang members since Thursday and recovered three handguns and ammunition related to an uptick in shootings over the past two months.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: September 23, 2016
MS-13 gang member convicted of 2014 Falls Church murder (Falls Church, VA): A federal jury Thursday convicted Douglas Duran Cerritos, 20, of Falls Church for his role in a murder in Northern Virginia, prosecutors announced in a news release. Cerritos and six other members of the criminal street gang MS-13 killed Gerson Adoni Martinez Aguilar, “for breaking gang rules,” according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Source: Inside NoVa Date: September 23, 2016
Reading man admits to attempted murder of rival Pottstown gang member (Norristown, PA): A Reading man and lead member of a violent Pottstown-area drug-related gang is on his way to state prison after he admitted he attempted to kill a rival gang member during a gun battle in Lower Pottsgrove.
Source: The Mercury Date: September 23, 2016
Gang members get life in prison in RICO case (San Diego, CA): Two San Diego men were sentenced in federal court Thursday to life in prison for their roles in a slew of gang-related crimes, including a half-dozen murders, a takeover robbery, witness intimidation and sex trafficking of a minor.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: September 23, 2016
Santa Maria police talk gangs after recent murder (Santa Maria, CA): The arrest of a 17-year-old for a stabbing murder is again bringing up the issue of gang violence. Back on the 10th, a man was killed in what is believed to be a gang related incident.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: September 23, 2016
Casa Grande PD: Detective assigned to state’s gang task force (Casa Grande, AZ): The Casa Grande Police Department has agreed to assign one of its detectives to an Arizona task force investigating gang activity. With the City Council’s unanimous approval Monday night, the department plans to assign a detective to work under the Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission on a full-time basis.
Source: Casa Grande Dispatch Date: September 22, 2016
Suffolk Police Announce Increase Patrols, New Initiatives in Brentwood Following Recent Murders (Brentwood, NY): Police have announced at a conference on Wednesday several initiatives they are planning on taking against gangs in the Brentwood area following the recently death of two teenage girls and discovery of two skeletal remains in the area.
Source: West Islip Patch Date: September 22, 2016
Eight people accused of forcing addicts into prostitution with Kilby Street gang (Worcester, MA): Eight people are now facing charges that they were involved with a Kilby Street gang prostitution ring that preyed on heroin addicted women.
Source: The Republican Date: September 22, 2016
OTZ gang members under investigation for threatening witnesses (Cleveland, OH): Members of a Cleveland street gang targeted by police and prosecutors in May are now being investigated on suspicion of threatening witnesses, according to police records.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: September 22, 2016
Man suspected in freeway shooting is gang member with violent history (Salt Lake City, UT): An ongoing dispute between rival gangs put motorists on a busy freeway during rush hour traffic at risk when one group opened fire on the other, police say.
Source: Deseret News Date: September 22, 2016
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