Gang-Related News Articles
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New gang law leads to prison (Omaha, NE): Steve Scott, the first person convicted under a Nebraska law that makes it illegal to coerce someone into gang activity, was sentenced Wednesday to 8 to 10 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 4 years.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: October 12, 2011
Coquitlam gun trafficker sentenced to five years (Coquitlam, BC): A Coquitlam gun trafficker was sentenced to five years Tuesday for selling a 9-mm handgun last year. Matthew Milando was convicted in June in B.C. Supreme Court on several counts related to the sale of two firearms in the fall of 2010 as part of a four-month Gang Task Force sting.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 12, 2011
Stabbing case resolves with assault deal (San Mateo County, CA): A man charged, along with a teenage accomplice, with stabbing a man near downtown San Mateo last year because he wore a rival gang’s color will be sentenced to two years in prison.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: October 12, 2011
Safe Silver Spring suggest ways to prevent gang violence (Silver Spring, MD): The following are recommendations for the Third District police and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) from Safe Silver Spring.
Source: SilverSpringPatch Date: October 12, 2011
Two armed gang members charged under Valadez Law (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police arrested and charged two gang members for unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member in two separate cases. The charges stem from a law signed by Governor Quinn back in December 2009.
Source: Hispanically Speaking News Date: October 12, 2011
Two Banning men accused of vehicle theft, drug possession in Cabazon (Cabazon, CA) : Two men from Banning with alleged gang ties were arrested Wednesday morning in Cabazon on suspicion of vehicle theft and drug possession, a sheriff's sergeant said.
Source: Banning-BeaumontPatch Date: October 12, 2011
Two with gang ties arrested on drug charges in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): A two-month-long investigation by the Belvidere Police Narcotics Unit ended with a drug raid and two arrests Tuesday at a residence in the 300 block of Nebraska Street.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: October 12, 2011
Two charged in Southcrest murder to stand trial (San Diego, CA): Two men accused in the gang-related shooting death of a 22-year-old man, who was gunned down in front of a relative in Southcrest, must stand trial on a murder charge, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: October 12, 2011
Two men guilty in gang incident that killed teen girl (Clover, SC): Two men have pleaded guilty for their roles in a gang punishment plan gone awry back in May that ended in the death of a teen girl during a Clover home invasion.
Source: WBTV 3 News Date: October 12, 2011
Alleged gang member faces murder trial (Carlsbad, CA): A documented Carlsbad gang member was ordered to stand trial Wednesday in a fatal stabbing outside a popular bar.
Source: North County Times Date: October 12, 2011
Gang gunfire hits Sunnyside home Tuesday (Sunnyside, WA): A Sunnyside residence was hit multiple times by gunfire Tuesday night in what police are calling a gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 12, 2011
Witnesses suspect gang activity in local teen’s stabbing death (Oakland, CA): Teenager Matthew Acuna died from multiple stab wounds after being caught in a brawl friends and family members say had nothing to do with him. "One kid was a gang member and he had a beef with someone else," said a friend of Acuna’s, who is not being named by The Oakland Press to protect his safety.
Source: The Oakland Press Date: October 12, 2011
North Side gang member handed 11-year sentence (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal judge has sentenced a North Side man to 11 years and two months in prison for his gang activities.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: October 12, 2011
Meet Mr. Buzzard: The story behind the gang tattoos in this week's paper (Seattle, WA): The intimidating Chicano guy staring you down on the cover of the latest edition of Seattle Weekly is Carlos Garza, formerly known as Mr. Buzzard. As detailed in this week's feature story, Garza is an ex-gang member who now works for the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, mentoring Latino teenagers who have either joined a gang or are at risk of being recruited into one.
Source: Seattle Weekly Date: October 12, 2011
Former gang member says Fall River community organizations saved his life (Fall River, MA): Michael Nhem’s life was on the verge of coming to an end when he received a piece of advice that turned it all around. Speaking Wednesday night during a forum on public safety hosted by state Sen. Michael Rodrigues, D-Westport, Nhem told the crowd that he was born into conflict as the child of a father who was a member of the Bloods street gang and a mother who was affiliated with the Crips.
Source: The Herald News Date: October 12, 2011
DA files new charge in New Year's shooting (Santa Maria, CA): A new charge of attempted murder with a street-gang enhancement has been filed against Robert Ruiz as a result of a shooting on New Year's Day 2010, according to Santa Maria police.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: October 12, 2011
Upper Ocean Street neighbors working to combat crime (Santa Cruz, CA): A gang-related fight Saturday morning on Ocean Street prompted a heavy police response after neighbors reported a possible shooting, but the noise turned out to be the sound of a breaking bottle, police say.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 11, 2011
Teen killed in apparent gang-related shooting at South L.A. park ID'd (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities today identified a 15-year-old boy who was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting at a South Los Angeles park, where a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man were wounded.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 11, 2011
In conspiracy trial, a query: What, exactly, is a gang? (Harlem, NY): From a telephone on Rikers Island, an inmate barked out his orders to a man in Harlem, prefacing them with an explanation. "Yo, there’s money out there right now," the inmate, Jaquan Layne, said. "Go outside."
Source: The New York Times Date: October 11, 2011
Reputed gang member convicted in Kingston slaying (Kingston, NY): A reputed member of the Bloods street gang faces up to 25 years in state prison for his part in the slaying of a man who was slated to testify against another Bloods member, Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright said.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: October 11, 2011
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