Gang-Related News Articles
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Four arraigned in gang slaying (Worcester, MA): Four men charged in the slaying Sunday of Juan Melendez were ordered held without bail yesterday in Central District Court. Mr. Melendez, 34, was identified as a former member of the Vice Lords gang. Assistant District Attorney Marc Dupuis said police have identified suspects in the case as members of the Kilby Street Posse.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: September 24, 2011
Brooklyn DA warns of rise in gang presence in borough parks (Brooklyn, NY): Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says there's been an uptick in gangs in borough parks and playgrounds - and is keeping tabs on the thugs. "We are definitely aware of the increase of gang activity in parks and playgrounds," said Hynes spokesman Jerry Schmetterer, who added the DA's Gangs Bureau is "monitoring their activity. And we are in touch with the community about it."
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 24, 2011
Oklahoma shooting leads gang to threaten Missouri National Guard (Columbia, MO): Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen were cautioned today to "avoid wearing a military uniform in public" due to a "direct threat" in retaliation to a gang-related shooting around Fort Sill, Okla., earlier this week.
Source: Columbia Missourian Date: September 24, 2011
Gang members sentenced to life for Facebook-related shootings (Atlanta, GA): Two Atlanta teens who had targeted rival female gang members but shot and killed two bystanders instead were convicted and sentenced to life plus 85 years in prison Friday, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office announced.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: September 24, 2011
Police suspect drive-by shooting may be gang-related (East Ridge, TN): East Ridge Police say gang members sprayed a home with bullets, targeting victims who are not affiliated with any gang. It happened Friday night around 11:00 p.m. on Frawley Street. Police say two teens who live in the house were in an argument with known gang members earlier at a football game.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: September 24, 2011
Fruitland teen charged in gang-related graffiti incident (Fruitland, OR): A Fruitland High School senior was arrested Thursday on charges of malicious injury to property for defacing the eastern wall of Fruitland Middle School with graffiti.
Source: The Argus Observer Date: September 24, 2011
Charlottesville, Albemarle fight increased gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): There is a growing gang problem in Albemarle County and Charlottesville, and now is the time to do something about it, police officials say. Albemarle County police Col. Steve Sellers and Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo said their officers are seeing an increase in gang activity throughout the county and city.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: September 24, 2011
Chattanooga police investigate gang shooting at mini-mart (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police say a man who showed up at Erlanger Hospital last night with a gunshot wound to the shoulder said he was shot at a mini-mart on Glass Street.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 24, 2011
Missouri National Guard still on alert for possible gang retaliation (Columbia, MO): Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen were still on "alert" Saturday afternoon to "avoid wearing a military uniform in public" because of a "direct threat" in retaliation to a gang-related shooting around Fort Sill, Okla., earlier in the week.
Source: Columbia Missourian Date: September 24, 2011
Urban Prep Academy parents demand student protection amid gang violence (Chicago, IL): The parents of students at a West Side preparatory school are demanding heightened protection, claiming their children are being targeted and terrorized by gang members in the neighborhood where the charter school just opened a new campus.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: September 23, 2011
Paid police informant tied to triple slaying, court hears (Calgary, AB): The handler for a police informant says he was prepared to financially help the man transition from a life of crime when he became aware the informant may have been involved in a gang-related triple homicide.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: September 23, 2011
Jersey City jury fails to reach verdict in murder trial of reputed high-ranking Bloods gang member accused of 2008 fatal shooting (Jersey City, NJ): The murder trial of a man accused of killing a Jersey City father of four ended in a mistrial yesterday when the jury could not reach a verdict. Darnell Reeves, 26, was on trial for the December 2008 killing of Henry Molesky, 41, who was gunned down on Clinton Street near West Side Avenue.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: September 23, 2011
Trial delayed for gang member accused of shooting at sergeant (Indio, CA): A trial was delayed Thursday until next week for a gang member charged with attempted murder and other counts in connection with a shootout involving a Desert Hot Springs police sergeant.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: September 23, 2011
Renowned author inspires hope in Salinas (Salinas, CA): A renowned author and former gang member's message of peace through artistic expression and imagination brought a modicum of hope for those dealing with the problem of gang violence in the city of Salinas. On Wednesday, more than 250 people filled the Steinbeck Hall at Hartnell Community College as Luis Rodriguez and a panel of community leaders and law enforcement personnel gathered to talk about what is being done to help the youth in Salinas.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: September 23, 2011
CDC awards $6.5 million for study of youth violence in Denver's Montbello neighborhood (Denver, CO): The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will spend $6.5 million in Denver's Montbello neighborhood to learn about adolescent violence and test prevention strategies. The grant was awarded to the University of Colorado's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, named by the CDC as one of 10 National Academic Centers for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. It will be part of a five-year program to study youth violence and introduce prevention programs in the community.
Source: The Denver Post Date: September 23, 2011
FBI-LAPD anti-gang task force closes 11 more murder investigations (Los Angeles, CA): The joint FBI-LAPD operation that is trying to cut the backlog of unsolved gang-related killings in South Los Angeles totals 43 homicide arrests in nearly three months, with 11 of those cases closed in the last day, officials said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 23, 2011
Richfield man charged with attempted murder after possible gang-related shooting (Richfield, MN) : Nakerrick Dierrie Mosby, who is a known associate of of the Rolling 20's street gang, is being charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder—one count being for the benefit of a gang—along with four other felonies after shooting a man multiple times in Minneapolis Sept. 16, 2011.
Source: RichfieldPatch Date: September 23, 2011
Man to serve 10 years for IWK shooting plot (Halifax, NS): A second attempted murder conviction stemming from gang-related gun violence in Halifax has added 10 years to Jeremy LeBlanc’s jail time. The decade-long sentence will be served consecutively to the 16-year sentence LeBlanc, 29, received last year for the attempted murder of Halifax crime figure Jimmy Melvin Jr.
Source: The Chronicle Herald Date: September 23, 2011
22 arrests in SoCal gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Twenty-two people are in jail after a Southern California law enforcement sweep targeting rival Compton gang members.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 23, 2011
Task force claims progress on gang IDs (Santa Clarita, CA): More than 200 gang members have been identified by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's new anti-gang task force, and are being categorized as either longtime local residents or recent transplants.
Source: The Signal Date: September 23, 2011
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