Gang-Related News Articles
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Red sock raises gang concern at school (Richmond, VA): A 7th grader at Richmond's Elkhardt Middle gets in trouble for wearing what the principal suspected was a gang symbol. That gang-related clothing was school issued.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: October 20, 2011
Reichert on youth violence plan: Don't "talk it to death" (Macon, GA): Nearly two months after Macon Mayor Robert Reichert laid out a sweeping anti-youth and gang violence agenda, he says he's been unable to implement several parts of the plan.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: October 20, 2011
A new patrol in your neighborhood (Medford, OR): There's a new police patrol in town and they are on the hunt for gang activity. Over the past year police and neighbors noticed an upswing in gang activity.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: October 20, 2011
City adding cameras, lighting to stop gangs near Apache Park (Des Plaines, IL): Des Plaines will soon add lighting, signs and surveillance cameras to the Apache Park area to help halt gang activity after a fatal shooting this summer.
Source: TribLocal Date: October 20, 2011
DA: Anti-gang meeting a big success (Carson City, NV): Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo says an anti-gang symposium held last week at Stateline was "an amazing success." The fourth annual Northern Nevada Gang Symposium was held last Thursday and Friday, drawing about 125 law enforcement officers, probation officials and educators from Nevada and California.
Source: Nevada Appeal Date: October 19, 2011
Feds indict three QA's men for alleged gang activity (Centreville, MD): Three Queen Anne's County men face federal charges as alleged members of a violent gang that committed murders and operated across the Mid-Shore, according to a federal indictment unsealed last week.
Source: The Star Democrat Date: October 19, 2011
Idaho meth kingpin sentenced to 20 years (Boise, ID): A woman accused of leading a drug-peddling gang that brought the methamphetamine into Idaho by the pound will spend 20 years in a federal prison. Amanda Smith of Homedale was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Boise.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: October 19, 2011
Defendants' gang ties questioned in Tyler Tenorio slaying (Santa Cruz, CA): Defense attorneys Tuesday presented testimony casting doubt on the gang involvement of the three men charged in the death of Santa Cruz High School junior Tyler Tenorio in 2009.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 19, 2011
Police: Gang member escaped rehab, shot rival (Santa Ana, CA): A parolee who police say walked out of a rehab center in Garden Grove was arrested for allegedly trying to kill a gang rival.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: October 19, 2011
Virginia appeals court upholds conviction in gang-attack case (Virginia): Kirkland Crist Morris acknowledged he was a member of the violent Bloods street gang. But he said his role in a 2009 assault doesn’t constitute “criminal gang participation” because on that night he wasn’t fighting with the Bloods, he was fighting with a bunch of rival Crips.
Source: The Washington Times Date: October 19, 2011
Police try to ID suspects in City Hall brawl (Richmond, CA): Richmond police say they have hit a roadblock in their investigation of a gang-related brawl at City Hall that left at least one person bloodied.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: October 19, 2011
Gang member gets 14 years for attempted murder near Glen Ellyn (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man and self-admitted gang member who participated in a 2009 home invasion in unincorporated DuPage County near Glen Ellyn in which two people suffered serious gunshot wounds was sentenced today to 14 years in prison, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 19, 2011
Police: Guns found when traffic warrant served (Lockport, IL): A self-admitted gang member on parole from a firearms conviction allegedly had a .45-caliber revolver and a .22-caliber handgun hidden under a mattress when Joliet police took him into custody Monday on a traffic-related warrant.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 19, 2011
Inmates want to partner with local cities to tackle gangs (Salinas, CA): A new group is stepping up to help keep your children out of gangs and off the streets. These mentors though, are in state prison. They told Central Coast News they hear about what goes on outside these prison walls... Youth violence plaguing their Central Coast cities, and today they told me they're tired of it and want to do something about it.
Source: KION 46 News Date: October 19, 2011
Police, community watch recent spike in gang-related shootings (Elgin, IL): A man in his 30s is shot to death on his front porch on a peaceful Sunday evening by a pedestrian delivering death the way the postman drops off a letter. A teenager is hit with bullets in his front yard right after two cars have exchanged gunshots near a grade school.
Source: The Courier-News Date: October 19, 2011
Five accused of crimes linked to Bloods street gang (Montgomery, AL): A federal grand jury indicted five alleged members of a street gang in connection with a string of violent crimes in Montgomery and Autauga Counties.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: October 19, 2011
High court reverses first-degree murder conviction in gang-related shooting (Minneapolis, MN): The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed a Minneapolis man's first-degree murder conviction for a 2006 gang-related slaying because a Hennepin County judge was wrong to exclude evidence that there could have been a different shooter.
Source: Star Tribune Date: October 19, 2011
Guilty plea in Yuba City shooting (Yuba, CA): A Yuba City man pleaded guilty Wednesday in a gang-related shooting earlier this year that sent two teenagers to the hospital.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: October 19, 2011
Montgomery police chief sheds light on city's gang activity (Montgomery, AL): Gangs may look like they're showing up more through graffiti on old buildings and signs, but Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy doesn't believe "they have any more presence now than they did a few years ago or even longer." Murphy says more graffiti doesn't mean organized gangs are popping up around town.
Source: WSFA 12 News Date: October 19, 2011
Residents asked to fill out gang activity survey (Yakima, WA): The Yakima County Gang Commission is asking residents to fill out an online survey as part of its countywide gang assessment.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 19, 2011
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