Gang-Related News Articles
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Yonkers gang leader sentenced to 30 years (Yonkers, NY): A gang leader from Yonkers was given a 30-year prison sentence in connection with the December 2013 death of a city man who was fatally shot while attending a candlelight vigil.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 24, 2016
Witness in Short North Posse trial describes gang culture (Columbus, OH): "I love 'B,'" Earl Williams said, referring to a Short North Posse leader whom he has known since the fifth grade. But here was Williams, 37, testifying against Robert Brandon Ledbetter, whom prosecutors contend once ordered Williams killed for talking to the police.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: May 24, 2016
Pasadena’s Reported Crime Rate Drops 15% (Pasadena, CA): Despite an increase in gun violence since late 2015, the reported crimes rate for Pasadena has dropped 15% so far this year, according to a report just issued by the Pasadena Police Department. According to the Pasadena Police Department Monthly Statistical Report, there were 1,376 crimes reported to the police through the month of April of this year. This compares with 1,618 crimes reported over the same time period last year.
Source: Pasadena Now Date: May 24, 2016
Friend of victim hopes tragedy can help spur fight against gang violence (Yakima, WA): In the nine months since Jessica Rodriguez and Eduardo Flores were gunned down outside a family gathering in Toppenish, little progress has been made in finding suspects.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 23, 2016
Gang Leader Orders Baby’s Murder, Highlighting Georgia Gang Problem (DeKalb County, GA): The baby was in the bathtub, dead. When police arrived at the two-story home on To Lani Farm Road just outside the ring road that encircles Atlanta, they found four people with gunshot wounds in the upstairs master bathroom—two women lay injured on the floor and another woman was in the bathtub with KenDarious Edwards Jr., her 9-month-old son.
Source: Newsweek Date: May 23, 2016
Chicago Police Try to Predict Who May Shoot or Be Shot (Chicago, IL): In this city’s urgent push to rein in gun and gang violence, the Police Department is keeping a list. Derived from a computer algorithm that assigns scores based on arrests, shootings, affiliations with gang members and other variables, the list aims to predict who is most likely to be shot soon or to shoot someone.
Source: The New York Times Date: May 23, 2016
Pittsfield Mayor: ‘We’re not going to let gangs terrorize our neighborhoods’ (Pittsfield, MA): A recent string of shootings in Pittsfield has gotten the attention of police and city officials to take a stand. Police are saying those shootings are gang-related and it is time to put a stop to them.
Source: News10 Date: May 23, 2016
Gang member to serve 25 years for Jackson County armed robberies (Jackson County, MS): A man will serve 25 years in prison, day-for-day, after he pleaded guilty to four counts of armed robbery, possession of a weapon by convicted felon and possession of marijuana in Jackson County circuit court.
Source: Sun Herald Date: May 23, 2016
Romeoville gang member facing gunrunning charges (Chicago, IL): A known gang member is facing several charges after he sold several guns, including some that had been stolen, to a witness who was cooperating with authorities.
Source: FOX 32 News Date: May 23, 2016
Louisville, Ky., anti-violence program strikes chord with Rogero (Knoxville, TN): When victims of stabbings and shootings from high-crime ZIP codes in Louisville, Ky., arrive at local hospitals, a social worker usually shows up shortly afterward.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: May 23, 2016
El Monte man gets nearly 18 years for gang activity (Los Angeles, CA): A 30-year-old El Monte man will be serving 17 years and six months in federal prison for crimes he committed as a member of an El Monte gang.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: May 23, 2016
After another violent weekend, Detroit chief promises crackdown (Detroit, MI): In total, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said there were a total of 21 non-fatal shootings, five fatal, and one fatal stabbing. He said several of them are gang-related. "We know that three to possibly four of the shooting incidents may be related to gang activity," Craig said. "It just brings it home that our work continues."
Source: FOX 2 Detroit Date: May 23, 2016
Gang members could face enhanced sentencing (Corinth, MS): Gang members who commit criminal activity could serve extra time. The Corinth Police Department plans to pursue the sentencing enhancement available for criminal activity that can be tied to gang members.
Source: Daily Corinthian Date: May 23, 2016
Hanover School Board considers gang policy (Cedar Lake, IN): Per new Indiana statute, the Hanover School Board of Trustees is expected to adopt a criminal gangs and criminal gang activity policy in June.
Source: The Times Date: May 23, 2016
Five charged in New Orleans heroin trafficking ring case (Baton Rouge, LA): Federal prosecutors announced a grand jury indictment against five members of an alleged heroin trafficking ring operating in the St. Roch neighborhood. The indictment charges the defendants with serious drug trafficking offenses.
Source: KSLA 12 News Date: May 23, 2016
Victoria police chief warns of tent city’s ‘street gang’ presence (Victoria, BC): A controversial tent city for the homeless not far from the B.C. Legislature in Victoria has been invaded by street gangs and become unsafe for many occupants and service providers – and challenging for police, says the city’s acting police chief.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: May 22, 2016
Police catch three suspected gang members in Winder during stakeout (Winder, GA): Four people, including three who had alleged ties to a gang called Bloods, were arrested in Winder last week as law enforcement officers targeted a house where they believed three people involved in a shooting in Gwinnett County were hiding out.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: May 22, 2016
Gangbanger who tried to kill informant praises ‘heroic’ cops (Chicago, IL): Toby Jones is a convicted drug trafficker who tried to gun down a federal informant. He grew up on the West Side, in a world ruled by gangs. He was once arrested by a corrupt Chicago cop who was ultimately imprisoned. And last week, the 38-year-old was ordered to spend 40 years in federal prison.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 22, 2016
Chattanooga youth take aim at local violence, paint over graffiti (Chattanooga, TN): Three students are defying threats of violence and shootings by painting over gang graffiti in Chattanooga neighborhoods. The group, made up of three home-schooled students, spray-painted over the graffiti on buildings in Highland Park, Avondale, East Lake and East Chattanooga this month after the city experienced 14 homicides and more than 60 shootings this year. Police have said several shootings were gang related.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 21, 2016
Three MS-13 Members Convicted in RICO Conspiracy (Baltimore, MD): A federal jury convicted three defendants today of multiple charges related to a racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: May 21, 2016
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